Photo of the Day: There’s No Place Like Home

Here’s the final photo from Thanksgiving in Denver. This is one of the wind farms we passed on the long drive through Western Kansas.

Check out all of the photos from our trip!

Great Friends
Who Knew? (Castle Rock, KS)
Denver Christmas Lights
Olympic Training Center
Red Rock Formations
Garden of the Gods
Blue. (A bird)
A Bright Union Station


Photo of the Day: Wind Farm

The last time I took a road trip in January was two years ago … with my parents … for a funeral. Below is a photo of a wind farm we passed in Iowa on that trip. I’m lucky my parents were willing to make the stop, because I got some pretty cool photos, most of which have never been published before.

Today I’m leaving on another road trip, but this time it’s a girls’ weekend at a spa in the Lake of the Ozarks! I’m so excited. Hopefully I’ll have some fun pictures to share when I return.

An Iowa wind farm, taken January 2011

Day 82: Ready to Ride (my bicycle)

Yesterday I picked up our bikes from their annual tune-ups. I know most hardcore cyclists have already logged many miles on the road this year, but I have yet to ride. I’m getting antsy for a warm(ish) day with wind gusts below 30 mph. I know, I know … it’s a lot to ask for in the Midwest.

Canon 60d
1/320 sec., f/5.0, ISO 400
18-200 mm lens (50 mm), natural light

Day 32: Blizzard 2011, Part 2

Yesterday was definitely a blizzard, just as the meteorologists predicted. The snow was blowing so hard it drifted a couple feet tall into the hallways between apartment buildings, and by the time it was over, it practically buried some of the parked cars.

Both photos:
1/125 sec., F4.5, ISO 200
18-55mm lens (45 mm), no flash fired

Days 21-23: Iowa: Life Changing

I’m not sure about Iowa being life-changing as their slogan says, but we did have an interesting trip to Iowa this weekend. We traveled there for my uncle Bob’s funeral. He will be greatly missed, but it’s comforting to know he lived a long, full 94 years. We got to spend some great quality time with family and saw some interesting sites along the road.

Friday, Jan. 21: I wonder if this is a common occurence in Iowa?

1/1000 sec., F6.7, ISO 800
18-55mm lens (24mm focal length), no flash


Saturday, Jan. 22: Bob's church and funeral site, St. Edward Catholic Church in Waterloo, Iowa

1/60 sec., F3.5, ISO 400
18-55mm lens (18mm focal length), no flash


Sunday, Jan. 23: A wind farm in rural Iowa near I-35

1/250 sec., F22, ISO 200
18-55mm lens (21mm focal length), no flash