Monthly Archives: October 2015

365 Days of Photos – Day 286

I am in Dayton Ohio this weekend – my hometown.

This morning my friend Corey and I toured two historic cemeteries. Both have headstones dating back to the early 1800 and both are the final resting places for famous Daytonians like Erma Bombeck and The Wright Brothers.

cemetery

I of course didn’t take pictures of the famous headstones…

Calvary Cemetery - Dayton Ohio

Calvary Cemetery – Dayton Ohio

cemetery

I took the pictures that caught my eye….cemetery

Angel

Angel

cemetery

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: Take More Pictures

For this week’s Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge we are asked to “take more than one photo.” Cee encouraged us to take the same photo from different angles and decide what we liked/disliked about the angles.

I took these photos earlier today at Carillon Bells in Dayton Ohio. Of the 6 I believe this one is my favorite simply because I accidentally captured the bird flying off the top.

Carillon Bells

Carillon Bells

I also enjoy photos that aren’t “typical.” In other words I enjoy catching the angle that not everyone is going to take. And for that reason this one is the 2nd favorite choice.Carillon Bells

365 Days of Photos – Day 285

My lifelong friend Chelley Seibert gave a TED talk today at TED x Dayton 2015.

Chelley Seibert - TED x Dayton 2015

Chelley Seibert – TED x Dayton 2015

She was entertaining, inspiring and encouraging. As a retired police officer Chelley shared her thoughts on how police officers and members of the community can heal much of the hurt that has occurred.

Chelley Seibert

Chelley Seibert

She humanized the police and reminded us that all people that join the force were something else before they chose to put on that uniform. She did not make excuses for poor police behavior, but she did give us a reason to look at the police with different eyes and maybe even with compassion.

TED x Dayton 2015

TED x Dayton 2015

At lunch Chelley and Dayton Officer Jermar Rayford entertained the audience by showing off their dance moves. If the Electric Slide and The Nay Nay don’t help humanize the police force, I’m not sure what could!

Chelley & Officer Jermar Rayford

Chelley & Officer Jermar Rayford

365 Days of Photos – Day 284

A bunch of these little guys lived at the lake behind our hotel – in Ruidoso NM

They are called American Coots. I love that name!! They are cute and have a goofy name…that makes me smile!

American Coot

American Coot

American Coot

American Coot

American Coot

American Coot

They were a little challenging to snap pictures of. Every time I tried to get a little closer they would take off running, then flying into the lake.

American Coots fleeing the paparazzi

American Coots fleeing the paparazzi

365 Days of Photos – Day 282

On our way home from Albuquerque we stopped in Amarillo Texas and visited the Cadillac Ranch. Its one of those places no one builds their vacation around. But if you are in the neighborhood you should certainly stop by and check out this odd site of 10 Cadillacs each buried nose down.

Cadillac Ranch

Tina and I left our mark….by spray painting our wedding anniversary on one of the cars…

TnT

TnT

Cadillac Ranch - Amarillo TX

Cadillac Ranch – Amarillo TX