Tuesday, August 28, 2007

water's edge

water's edge
Originally uploaded by cbwalker23
I'm not sure why I like this one so much.

but be assured...it is now framed in my house.

That's how much I like it.

It's very calm to me. A place where I can go sit and slip my feet in the water and let the day melt away...

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Jolly Marina

here is a little bit of my weekend in pics. more to come.

Friday, August 24, 2007

in good company.....my new place

Originally uploaded by cbwalker23
i miss the pond behind my old house. On Polk Street we had a goldfish pond with like 10 goldfish that had babies. They were great company on fall afternoons. I wish I had taken more pictures. But the few I have I cherish.

I'm still looking for that place at my new condo I can go and unwind after a long day. Lately it's been my couch after I crank up the AC and swallow too Tylenol (extra strength) after a long day at work. But that's not good enough. I need a place ouside. I think this weekend, I'll go in search of my new place...my refuge.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Evolution of Dance

this video makes me happy!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

in the eye of the beholder

Lately, I have had several people ask me questions about the camera. How do you change the exposure? How does the camera know how much light to let in or to not let in? How do you make the picture darker or lighter? These are all questions dealing with the exposure, specifically the aperture of the camera.

I remember when I first started learning about the camera, I was so confused by the concepts that one must learn about if wanted to take great shots. I even dropped the photography class at Ouachita because I was so overwhelmed on the first day. One concept that is particularly hard to grasp is apertures and f-stops. While I will be the first to admit I have a LOT of learning to do, I thought I would provide some information that I wish someone would have provided me with years ago.

On aperture.

According to Wikipedia.

another tidbit. (I'm a visual learner, so it really helped me understand when I compared an aperture to a pupil.)

The aperture controls the amount of light that reaches a digital cameras sensor. An aperture acts much like the pupil of an eye that opens wider as light decreases to let in more available light. The pupil gets smaller when light increases to reduce the amount of light entering the eye.

Anyway, this is just a little bit of information to help you get started. I hope this helps even a little bit.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007


Sunday, August 12, 2007

down by the river....in a van

I love where I live. I especially love the River Market district. Buie and I went downtown on Saturday night for a bit and I got a few shots. It was really hot out, so we didn't stay long.

Friday, August 10, 2007

how bout the weather...

Yes, it's hot today.
why do you ask.
Because you are soaking wet.
oh, that...

Geez, someone turn off the sun. please. it's so hot. Well, I'm off to swim...somewhere cold.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

to the Glory and praise of God...

just a little something I designed for work. I'm quite fond of it. it's very peaceful and worshipful.

another one...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

the best laid plans... (life's lyrics)

With all the intentions of going to bed early, a wandering mind keeps me from sleep tonight.

With "Holiday in Spain" pouring out of my iPod Shuffle headphones, I can't help but think about life and age old question - what are we doing here? or perhaps this one is more familiar to you - what am I doing with my life? Ever want to just catch the next plane to wherever and as the song says, "leave my wings behind me...."

Here's one:

is everybody happy now. is everybody clear. we could drive out to the dunes tonight. summer's almost here.

I've been up all night. I might sleep all night. get your dreams just right...let em slip away. I might sleep all day.

When the road's are clear...head on out of here. And if you're coming back, see you in the morning. I'm just staring at the ceiling staring back at me just waiting for the daylight to come crawling in on me.
I guess I understand these lyrics all too well. I couldn't have written anything more appropriate to the way I feel sometimes than if I had written them myself.

There are so many things still left to do. How do you cram them all into the few years we have here on earth? Sometimes I just wanna go somewhere. Let's fly to Ireland or Scotland or Mexico. Anyway, these are my thoughts tonight..random as they may be. While I'm busy doing the things I must do...making money, paying bills, etc...my mind is busying making other plans. So you may see me sitting at a desk behind a computer but secretly I'm really lying on a beach soaking up the sun. See you in Mexico or who knows...maybe I'll take my holiday in Spain.

Until then...I'll spend my free time marking off my "things to do before I die" list. You know you have one. Everybody does. I actually wrote mine out one time. I've still got a ways to go...but I'm slowly marking them off.

A few I've already done:

jet skied on the ocean
toured europe
own my own home
go to NYC
go to Africa

still to come:

see DMB in concert (yes, this is seriously on my list)
learn how to play the guitar
adopt a child
run in a marathon (maybe just a half...) :)

I'm only 24. This list is sure to get longer.

enough late night pondering and playing on the black keys with andy. I've got to go to bed. Let's see if I can find some pictures to make this looong post a little more interesting.

My lil cousin, Andrew James. I love him!

My girl, Hazel.

My boy, George.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

fresh wind

Since I last wrote, I had a celebration of my birth. Yes, that's right, I'm now 24 years old. I don't know why 24 sounds so much older than 23. Then you say twenty-five out loud and you're like geez that's so much older. I don't want to be 25 so I think I'll just stay 24 forever. Of course, before I saw the movie "The Number 23"I would have said I'll stay 23 forever because that is my favorite number. But apparently that number is crazy. I guess you'd have to see the movie...

Anyway, life is rolling along. Not a whole lot to write about. I mean, there's always something going on, but nothing anyone would really want to publish a book about. Then again, there are some books out there that make me think, "Really? Is this what you're goin' with?" So who knows...maybe I WILL write a book one day.

Well, I've got some things coming up on the calendar that I'm pretty excited about. I've never been much of a calendar girl (not the kind that you SEE on a calendar but the kind that KEEPS a calendar). I always felt that being THAT organized bogs you down. But then I've also found that it's a way to remember things you don't want to forget.

like the circus. and andy davis and dave barnes. and my Carolina trip. and the Lechners coming into town. and the Dave Matthews concert...and I know there's something else I'm leaving out....

Anyway, calendars are good things if you don't let them control and rule your life. I've seen way too many people become obsessed with their agenda...when they have to be where...and it's really quite overwhelming to me. Let the days and weeks take you where they will. Have a rough idea of what's to come but be open to interpretation...

So until next time...it's the circus for me.