Archive for May, 2010

Memorial Day, 2010

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80, Photography 365 with tags , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Megan

I’m always thoughtful on Memorial Day – not because I think our soldiers and airmen and seamen have died to keep us free, but simply because they died in service to their country, no matter their motivation for being in the military.

This year, Memorial Day takes on new meaning to me. My husband is a Staff Sergeant in the Air Force. He was deployed to Iraq last year, and we are getting ready to ship out to Japan in a few months. He works Ammo/Munitions, as an Inspector, which makes him responsible for all kinds of munitions getting loaded onto aircraft going out on missions. He downplays the importance of this job, but without him, and all the other airmen who do lesser-known, but no-less-important jobs, the Air Force could not exist.

So I think especially of him today, and of the friends he lost in Iraq, the funerals he had to attend, the funerals we may attend in the future. And I have to thank him for the job that he does every day, because he does what so many of us cannot do, and that stands for a lot.

VanSchaick

Stars and Stripes

Every Day

Reluctant Hero

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Outtakes, 2

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80, Outtakes with tags , , , , , , , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Megan

A new set of outtakes from the past few days – some are other versions of shots that made the final cut, and some are just other shots that were in consideration.

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Hey, Jesus Doesn’t Discriminate

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80, Photography 365 with tags , , , , on May 31, 2010 by Megan

Jesus Doesn't Discriminate

Slow churches, fast churches – he takes ’em all.

Ecliptic

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80 with tags , , , , , on May 30, 2010 by Megan

Ecliptic

Today was a violent, stormy day. Unable to capture successful images of the storm, I turned to the hardware store where we purchased paint for this weekend’s projects. I am just in love with all the arcs and curves in this shot.

Built to Last

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80 with tags , , , , , , , , on May 29, 2010 by Megan

Built to Last

When I titled this photo, I was actually thinking about the Sick of It All song/album (one of the greatest hardcore records ever made). Then I did some research and found out “Built to Last” is actually one of Chevy’s ad campaigns. Go figure.

This was taken during a pit stop on my drive from North Carolina to Florida today. I was worried that I would be stuck shooting a traffic sign, or something uber-generic, but as I was pumping gas, I spotted this old school bus parked in the lot next door, near an antique mall/flea market. It has a driver’s seat and two bench seats in back, and of course, no seatbelts.

He Can Spell Tuesday

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80 with tags , , , , , on May 28, 2010 by Megan

He Can Spell Tuesday

You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.
A. A. Milne

Outtakes

Posted in Nikon Coolpix P80, Outtakes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by Megan

I’ve taken hundreds of pictures since beginning this project, and some days it is just so difficult to narrow things down to just one image (hence the posts with more than one). Beyond that, some days I take other photos that I’d love to share, but are beyond the parameters I set for myself. So instead of continual rule-breaking posts (and Judas Priest references – really, how many do we need? Wait. Don’t answer that.) I’ve decided that I’ll do a series of outtake posts, where I show you some of the images that didn’t make the final cut, but that I still love.

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