These are my photos that show the world around me, primarily nature, as seen through the lens of my trusty little Canon T2i. I'm a hobbyist photographer looking to relieve the stress of the real world through a digital medium. Unless specifically stated all photographic work displayed here is actually mine and will be marked with my name.

 

rufusjack asked
Always enjoyed cemeteries myself. My favorite was Pere' Lachaise (SP?) Beautiful and Jim was there... ;) Cave Hill here in Louisville is nice too.

I think there is amazing art in cemeteries, and I love the peace and quiet.  Cave Hill is nice, but hear that Pere’ Lachaise is an amazing place to visit.  Perhaps someday I will have the opportunity.

Over the Hill
This flower was definitely over the hill and on its way toward becoming a seed head, but it looked so interesting that I couldn’t help but snap a photo.
Riverside Farnsley-Moreman Landing (Louisville, KY)

Over the Hill

This flower was definitely over the hill and on its way toward becoming a seed head, but it looked so interesting that I couldn’t help but snap a photo.

Riverside Farnsley-Moreman Landing (Louisville, KY)

Double Crossed
Beautiful “double crossed” image was captured at St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY.

Double Crossed

Beautiful “double crossed” image was captured at St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY.

Yellow Worlds
These are tiny little yellow flowers that I captured while at Farmington.  Looking at them through the macro lens they look less like flowers and more like tiny yellow worlds.

Yellow Worlds

These are tiny little yellow flowers that I captured while at Farmington.  Looking at them through the macro lens they look less like flowers and more like tiny yellow worlds.

Double Doorway
Farmington historic plantation has recently bought a log building and reassembled it on their property.  These are the doorways for the building.
Farmington (Louisville, KY)

Double Doorway

Farmington historic plantation has recently bought a log building and reassembled it on their property.  These are the doorways for the building.

Farmington (Louisville, KY)

Went to St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY today to take some photographs.  The old stones are amazing artwork by craftsmen who were true artists.  It is sad that people are so afraid or unnerved by cemeteries that they never get to see some of the worlds greatest sculptures.

Went to St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY today to take some photographs.  The old stones are amazing artwork by craftsmen who were true artists.  It is sad that people are so afraid or unnerved by cemeteries that they never get to see some of the worlds greatest sculptures.

Blue bells, but no cockle shells
I saw these beauties at Whitehall Garden the other morning.  I think they look beautiful with the dew drops.
Whitehall Gardens  (Louisville, KY)

Blue bells, but no cockle shells

I saw these beauties at Whitehall Garden the other morning.  I think they look beautiful with the dew drops.

Whitehall Gardens  (Louisville, KY)

I saw this seed head and was amazed by the symmetry of the top.
Whitehall Garden (Louisville, KY)

I saw this seed head and was amazed by the symmetry of the top.

Whitehall Garden (Louisville, KY)

Tigger, the whiny attention seeker
This is Tigger a wonderful ginger female.  Tigger is special in that I had a ginger (technically “red” in the cat world) female, Fritz, many years ago that I dearly loved and since then had been looking to get another orange female cat.  However, several coat colors for cats are linked to gender, like a red coat.  Meaning, only a limited number of orange (red) cats, a little less than 15%, are female. 
After looking high and low for several years, two years ago I came across Tigger.  She was being returned to the adoption agency as her previous owner discovered she was allergic to cats.  Tigger had been held capture in a bathroom for several weeks because of this. I was able to adopt Tigger before she even made it back from a foster home to the adoption agency on the day she became available for adoption.
In the past two years Tigger has learned how to be a “real cat” and love playing with her feline sisters.  When she feels like it, she can be a very photogenic little girl!

Tigger, the whiny attention seeker

This is Tigger a wonderful ginger female.  Tigger is special in that I had a ginger (technically “red” in the cat world) female, Fritz, many years ago that I dearly loved and since then had been looking to get another orange female cat.  However, several coat colors for cats are linked to gender, like a red coat.  Meaning, only a limited number of orange (red) cats, a little less than 15%, are female. 

After looking high and low for several years, two years ago I came across Tigger.  She was being returned to the adoption agency as her previous owner discovered she was allergic to cats.  Tigger had been held capture in a bathroom for several weeks because of this. I was able to adopt Tigger before she even made it back from a foster home to the adoption agency on the day she became available for adoption.

In the past two years Tigger has learned how to be a “real cat” and love playing with her feline sisters.  When she feels like it, she can be a very photogenic little girl!

Zoey, my “special” feline child
This one of my cats, Zoey.  Although she is a beautiful calico she isn’t the smartest cookie in the box.  At the very least Zoey is on a mental level, shall we say, “slow”. Zoey seems to a bit “mentally challenged” or even a bit autistic (can cats be autistic?).  That being said, Zoey is the most forgiving, loyal and loving cat you will ever meet and Zoey’s life ambition and goal seem to be nothing more that to held, petted and loved.  One of Zoey’s best traits is how photogenic she is.  Zoey takes the best photos as she is always looking deep into the camera.  However, getting Zoey to sit for a photo and not run directly up to you to get loved and petted is another matter.

Zoey, my “special” feline child

This one of my cats, Zoey.  Although she is a beautiful calico she isn’t the smartest cookie in the box.  At the very least Zoey is on a mental level, shall we say, “slow”. Zoey seems to a bit “mentally challenged” or even a bit autistic (can cats be autistic?).  That being said, Zoey is the most forgiving, loyal and loving cat you will ever meet and Zoey’s life ambition and goal seem to be nothing more that to held, petted and loved.  One of Zoey’s best traits is how photogenic she is.  Zoey takes the best photos as she is always looking deep into the camera.  However, getting Zoey to sit for a photo and not run directly up to you to get loved and petted is another matter.

Bearded flowers?
I saw these impressive little flowers yesterday morning at Whitehall garden in Louisville, KY.  I thought they looked like they had little beards.
Whitehall (Louisville, KY)

Bearded flowers?

I saw these impressive little flowers yesterday morning at Whitehall garden in Louisville, KY.  I thought they looked like they had little beards.

Whitehall (Louisville, KY)

daybreak17 asked
Hi! WOW! I love your photos! Very unique and inspirational!!! I really do love your photos! Just lovely! Keep doing what you are doing! Would you mind to perhaps take a look at my blog? You could follow/like/comment/give suggestions or whatever! Really! That would be such an honor! Thank you so much for creating beauty!

Thank you for stopping by and for you kind comments.  I’m glad you like the photos.  I am following you blog already.  I only have two comments:

1.  Taking as many pictures as possible.  Now that we are in the digital age we no longer have the cost of film so shoot, shoot, shoot and shoot.  The more photos you take the better.  I take no less than 100 photos everything I get my camera out.  I ditch a lot of my shots, but over time my technique, composition, exposure continues to improve.  If you take lots of shoots and practice you will improve.

2.  If you have the money to buy, can find in a library, or borrow from a friend, I would suggest you read this book:  Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera by Bryan Peterson.  This book really help you understand exposure and the settings on your camera.

I look forward to seeing more of your photos!

Tri~fly, Butterfly

 
I saw these awesome butterflies in a display at a nature center.  It was sad that these beautiful creatures were not alive, however, I was fortunate enough to see several on my nature hike–but I wasn’t fast enough to capture an image of those.
Salato Nature Preserve (Frankfort, KY)

Tri~fly, Butterfly

I saw these awesome butterflies in a display at a nature center.  It was sad that these beautiful creatures were not alive, however, I was fortunate enough to see several on my nature hike–but I wasn’t fast enough to capture an image of those.

Salato Nature Preserve (Frankfort, KY)