Archive for December 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter Snow   4 comments


Normally, I don't like to take snow photos . . . namely, because I really hate the snow. It's cold, inconvenient, slippery when wet, ad infinitum. Still, the interplay of light, shadow and snow on the north sides of the trees, plus its vertical-ness, was just too much to pass up.

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Posted December 31, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Pictures

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Pony Express Lake Conservation Area, MO   2 comments


I don't know why, but every time I look at this, I think of Stan Laurel of Laurel and Hardy. Some may be too young to know who he was, but the team of Laurel and Hardy was among the most popular of Hollywood icons of their time.

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These branches as fingers seem to be crying out, "Help! I'm drowning!" Well, okay, maybe that is a bit of a stretch. What's your caption?

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One of favorite things to photograph is reflections in water. I don't know why. Perhaps it's the symmetry. I just know it looks cool. Maybe that's enough of a reason.

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I was in a mood to just go driving one day this last summer and decided to drop by Pony Express Lake and see what I could see. It’s amazing to me that whenever there’s water, there’s picture-taking possibilities. I know, there’s picture-taking possibilities everywhere you go, but I just happen to like water for some reason. It’s so expressive.

Posted December 29, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Photography, Pictures

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One foggy morning   4 comments


An interesting view as I was nearing the end of a night's long ride.

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We get a lot of fog in Missouri, and even more hills.

Posted December 26, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Pictures

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The Faces of Christmas 2011   2 comments


There's no posing this child, not if you wish to get a natural look. Once in awhile, something nice slips through . . . if you wait long enough.

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This is our Santa Claus, giver of gifts, handing out of the loot.

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Our MMR-caused autistic child. Not in a smiling mood, but definitely lost in her own little world. Shot from across half the house. Probably should have gotten a 'leetle' bit closer.

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The wonder of it all. . . . Even harder to pose than Sariah, but well worth the wait.

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Mom always says every photo taken of her catches her with her eyes closed. . . . But I'm quicker on the draw.

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Nope, daddy's not sleeping. Just very laid back.

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Here’s wishing you a very, Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy, Happy New Year!

Love, Grandpa

Posted December 25, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Photography, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (In Between)   3 comments


What lives in between?

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The day was late, overcast and somewhat cold, so contrast wasn’t what one would call ideal. But I love old barns and, well, I just couldn’t resist. So, I rolled down the window (obviously not dedicated to the best shot possible), and took a few pictures.

Posted December 23, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Pictures

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Weekly Photo Challenge: (Between)   Leave a comment


What are we looking between?

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While out photographing some small bridge construction, I noticed this peculiar bit of fantasy. Can you figure out what it is?

Posted December 23, 2011 by Cris in Cris Coleman, Fantasy, Mystery, Photography, Pictures

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