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Sadness + Storms

I've not posted in awhile, this is because I've not had time to do any sort of real photography outdoors, due to a combination of school and work.

As such, I've dug out something from my archives while I'm posting to say I'm still alive.

Anyway. Have I mentioned that Texas storms are the best? Because I think they are. :D

That was my second (the first was done with a point-and-click, even) shot of lightning ever. I should make the attempt for a better one someday. However, the thunder was so loud and so quickly behind it, that I realized that standing in a field with a camera on a metal tripod was a very bad idea. The whole kit just went into the car without dismantling and I took off without a second thought.

While I'm posting photos, though... I feel that it is necessary to post a photo my dad took using my camera.

Yay. :D (Yes, it is still watermarked for my site. You better believe I'm protecting my graduation photos!)

I hope to be back into my groove again soon. o/`
Dallas - Taken with Cybershot


I'm just letting people know I'm still alive, if not drowning in school-work and work-work.

This photo was taken almost exactly a year ago today. We're supposed to start getting hit by storms again soon. Maybe I'll have more opportunities for awesome cloud photos in the future.

Dallas - Taken with Cybershot

03-06-2010 - PixyJunket Show

Retro'd image thanks to an action made by night_fate@DevArt

This is the first of two sets from tonight. The second is still pending as there are a *lot* that I took tonight.

PixyJunket- you can find him on Facebook and Twitter- is new to the chiptune music scene. He did his first live show tonight at Fat Daddy's, playing on two old Game Boys. It was a great mixture of rock, techno, and some potentially industrial, as he called it.

I apologize for the noise level in some of these photos. I forgot how much cranking up to 1600 ISO does with it sometimes. D:

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Dallas - Taken with Cybershot

Snowpocalypse in Dallas

I heard this word quite a few times today. It's not anything like what the east coast got, in terms of snow, but considering the area, it's still a significant amount.

Dallas has never had this much snowfall in a single day. Ever.

Last night, the NWS predicted 1-3 inches. So far, we're nearing 10 inches and it's still snowing. People have been saying that it may not let up for another 5-6 hours, as well. The record was set in the 1970's at 7.8 inches.

Today is the first time in a couple of months that I've pulled out my camera, and today was my first experience photographing snow. My roommate commented that it was neat seeing a lot of people be a kid again. We have an Oncor facility nearby with large hills around it. Local people swarmed around it with sleds (some even brought skis!). When I saw the crowd there, I felt that I had to go get photos.

Eventually, I had an issue with snow on my lens and started having trouble with focusing. My camera, I've learned last year, does not fare well in cold weather. I knew my time outside with it was very limited.

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Dallas - Taken with Cybershot

Christmas at the Gaylord Texan

Wait. What? I know. I'm two months late. Shut up.

One of these photos was going to be this year's Christmas card, but I never had the time to touch it up and print it.

Only three right now. I took a ton, and I intend to post more, but another gallery has my attention at the moment.

So. Have at it, guys. :D

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Dallas - Taken with Cybershot

All Hail Emperor Dogatine!!

Sorta. I was getting some photos together for my help_haiti contributions, when I found a few photos I had forgotten I had taken of Maggie.

Since I've not posted in awhile, due to school and stress, I'll at least post a few older photos.

The best part of these is that she actually has both of her ears up, which is exceedingly rare.