Saturday, December 31, 2011

165 / 365 Taking A Break

Elise and Madison find a quiet out of the way spot to sit for a few minutes...

Have a great day! - Ed

164 / 365 What Kitty?

Probably one of my favorites from the days images... this just goes to show that what's important or impressive to one may not be to another.While I stand there trying to get good shots of the cheetah as it moves around it's enclosure; the girls are more interested in taking pictures of each other with an iPhone, completely ignoring the big cat as it moves behind them.

Have a Safe and Happy New Years! - Ed

Friday, December 30, 2011

163 / 365 Here Kitty Kitty...

I had a feeling that I was being eyed up as a super sized meal...

Have a great day! - Ed

162 / 365 Angry Kitty

One of the three Cheetahs that currently call the Philadelphia Zoo home... This one was the first out as we seemed to have disturbed it when we stopped at their exhibit. Eventually all three came out to see all the two legged food watching them...

Have a great day! - Ed

161 / 365 Smiling Serpent

Elise enjoying the animal themed Merry Go Round at the zoo...

Have a great day! - Ed

Monday, December 26, 2011

160 / 365 Ashley & The Otter

Here is our friend's youngest, Ashley... finding out that the otters like to follow the feather as she moves it over the glass.

Have a great day! - Ed

159 / 365 Having Fun...

For me today wasn't about photography; it was about enjoying time with my family and good friends. We went to the Philadelphia Zoo with friends that we have known for many years and their two daughters; Madison and Ashley. Madison is a year older than Elise and when they are together they always have a good time. In this image the girls had gotten a little ahead of us and were racing back after we'd yelled to them.
I wanted to capture some memories today rather make good photographs. I always try to take technically sound images; but I wasn't worrying too hard about my settings(which is usually something I'm a little more uptight about LOL). The result? Going through the images I shot today, I doubt there are any that are award winners; there are however several that will help preserve the memories from a great day spent out with my family and our friends and our children. Once the new year starts, its going to be nice to be able to think about this day when work and life start to get a little hectic...

Have a great day! - Ed

158 / 365 Happy

There are actually 3 happy people in this image... My wife Christine, Elise, and me...

A photographer is in every image he or she creates...

Have a great day! - Ed

157 / 365 My Girls

Taken this morning... Here are my two favorite girls in the whole world having some fun after we arrived at the zoo for a day after Christmas visit.

Happy Holidays! - Ed

Sunday, December 25, 2011

156 / 365 Christmas Morning 2011

And for me; this is what its all about... Elise pausing for a quick picture during her gift opening. Seeing her smile and get excited over what Santa left for her, just feels like the rightest thing in the world.

Merry Christmas! - Ed

155 / 365 Christmas Eve at Our Home...

This is our home on Christmas Eve... I hope that everyone's was enjoyable as our was...

Merry Christmas! - Ed

Saturday, December 24, 2011

154 / 365 Merry Christmas!!!

The "Reason for the Season" for many people... I just wanted to wish all of the friends and fans of my photography a Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year! Thank you for a great year of support and feedback. Looking forward to much more in 2012!!!

Happy Holidays! - Ed

Friday, December 23, 2011

153 / 365 Santa

From a quick little outing for some Christmas lights this evening... The jolly old elf himself...

Have a great day! - Ed

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

152 / 365 Sunrise at Marsh Creek

Another from the past year, shot back in October...

Have a great day! - Ed

151 / 365 In The Morning

Well, it doesn't look promising for getting anywhere near the goal of my 365 Project. It was fun though, and I will continue to add to the collection until I reach the magic number...

At the end of the year I like to look back through what I've shot for the year to see if there were any good ones that got missed. I think I may have found a few...

Taken back in October, just a few minutes after sunrise, up on the hill overlooking the lake as the sun cleared the horizon and everything was bathed in it's warm light.

Have a great day! - Ed

Sunday, December 4, 2011

150 / 365 Jungle Christmas

Another set of trees on display at Longwood. Someone pointed out to me the other day that I was "behind" on my 365 Project. "Behind" is putting it mildly LOL...

Have a great day! - Ed

149 / 365 White Orchids

Another from my Longwood Outing the other day... had to wait several minutes to get this image, had to let the fog clear in my lens due to the high humidity in the display area.

Have a nice day!  - Ed

148 / 365 Caught In The Sun

Never really satisfied with the images that I get of these flowers... This one though, I like

Have a great day! - Ed

Thursday, December 1, 2011

147 / 365 Purple Orchid

Not really Christmas related; just a nice image from this morning's outing...

Have a nice day! - Ed

146 / 365 Welcome to Christmas!

Taken this morning at Longwood Gardens. This is a 9 exposure HDR image. I wish the the light had been better (don't we all) and skies overcast. I would love to get back there and shoot this scene again at night when you would be able to see all of the Christmas lights, especially the ones hanging from the glass roof. Unfortunately, no tripods are allowed in the indoor gardens after 12 noon due to the crowds.

Have a great day! - Ed

145 / 365 Birthday Girl

8 years old. Where did the time go? Elise wanted to have a picture taken for her birthday a few weeks ago with her new boots...

Have a great day! - Ed