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Sunday Cemetery

I had a little fun with Photo Tools a bit last night to step outside of the normal tools and filters I use.  I came out with a post processed image that is not like my typical stuff.  I was trying to go for a darker image that fit a cemetery.  I think I like this result, I’m not sure.  We’ll see if it is still pleasing to the eye tomorrow.  I’m still loopy after a long run in this heat and humidity.



He’s Praying Over You…

I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine got better after I got my computer up and running.  Since my photo week fell short on Friday because of those computer troubles I thought I would do one more photo of the giant bug sculptures today.  I have gotten a lot of very positive feedback on this mini series.  I wanted to say thank you very much for those kind words.  This image is of the praying mantis that was placed in the center of where my fiancée and I wanted to get married. Wouldn’t this have been cool to have in the background of our photos?  haha.  We’ll see what our photographer can do with the bugs for our photos after the ceremony, he is a fun and creative guy.  Check him out over at http://www.taber-photography.com/.  Let me know if you have any creative poses to help us out from the few photos you’ve seen.  I really wish there would have been more clouds in the sky but the flat blue keeps the mantis the main focus of the image.  Enjoy!

Spider Trumps Mosquito

Today’s image is dedicated to my photo buddy Mr. Chris Nitz (Check his awesome site out, http://www.chrisnitz.com) who hoped for a spider to come along and eat the annoying mosquito from yesterday’s post.  I also wondered what Chris did. Why would someone create a sculpture, what I think to be, the most annoying bug on the planet.  Correct me if I’m wrong but do you know of any more annoying bugs than a mosquito?

Attack of the Ants!


I couldn’t resist, but on serious note.  The local botanical gardens in Ames, Reiman Gardens, is a gorgeous place to walk around during the spring.  Recently started a tradition of having interesting themes placed throughout the gardens.  Last year it was gnomes all over, this year it is giant bugs.  I mean these guys are all super sized!  This ant is about 7-8 feet tall and 15 feet long.  It just so happens that my fiancé and I will be tying the knot at Reiman in less then a month!  Where we originally planned on walking down the aisle they placed a giant praying mantis.  I thought it would be cool to have him in the background of our wedding photos, but unfortunately my soon to be wife didn’t.  I honestly think all of these bugs are seriously cool and well done.  They are actually tasteful in the gardens.  Who would have thought?