Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ready or Not, Merry Christmas!

The tree is decorated. The shopping is done. This is as close to a Christmas card as I will get this year.
Now, on to the gift wrapping.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.


Friday, December 02, 2011

School Play - The Hunchback

Last night I attended my Granddaughter's school play.  It was fun watching a bunch of middle school kids do their version of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame.  For a few more photos, click here.


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Police at the Graveyard

This is my grandson hamming it up in front of my neighbor's front yard.  I'm not sure which one enjoys halloween more.


Saturday, October 15, 2011

Music at the Farmer's Market

A couple of weeks ago several of us went on a photowalk around the downtown Omaha area.  This young lady was among several musicians playing at the farmer's market.

A few more photos from the day are located here.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Street Repairs at Sunrise

These guys work in the shadow of the downtown buildings. The morning Sun starts to shine between the buildings in the background.


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Roof Garden

This tree started growing a few years ago. It probably started as a seed dropped by a bird. I wonder what the roots are doing to the roof.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

After the Storm Revisited - The New Tree

It took a few weeks, but a new tree has replaced the tree that had been uprooted in the recent storm.  The new tree is a bit over 10 feet tall but looks like it could have been one very small branch from the previous tree.  Of course, the old tree was planted over 25 years ago.  It will be a while before the new tree provides any shade.

In addition to replacing the tree, the landscapers installed a new brick edge around the rock beds.


Thursday, June 23, 2011

After the Storm

This is what the tree looked like the day after the storm.  Later that evening a tree service removed it.  Here is a link to a few more photos. http://www.georgesphotos.net/Weather/2011-June-Storm-Damage/17698493_F2R9Kk


Monday, June 06, 2011

Sand in the City

Here's one of the completed sculptures from the 2011 Sand in the City event. More photos at www.GeorgesPhotos.net


Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sand in the City 2011

Friday was "build day" for the teams competing in the annual Sand in the City competition. This annual event is a fund raiser for the Nebraska Children's Home Society.  The finished sand sculptures are on display this weekend (June 4 and 5) at the corner of 10th and Capitol.

I'll post photos later, but until then you can look at these photos from last year. Sand in the City 2010


Monday, May 09, 2011

Power Drive Finals

The Nebraska State Final Power Drive event was held Saturday at Werner Park. The weather was perfect. Congrats to all the participants. More photos at www.GeorgesPhotos.net.


Sunday, May 01, 2011

Tiny World of Flowers

Grocery store display of flowers. I'm not sure the Tiny World iPhone app is intended to be used this close, but it makes a nice effect.


Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flowers and Tornado Watches!!

My neighbor's tree is in bloom and there was a tornado watch last night. Add the sound of lawn mowers and you have all the signs to confirm the arrival of Spring in Nebraska.


Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Omaha Camera Club Meeting

OCC met to reveal the entries in the last photo competition of the 2010-11 season. For more info go to www.OmahaCameraClub.net.


Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring is Here!

Springtime in Nebraska, that is. I was planning on activating the sprinkler system and doing a little lawn work this weekend. Guess I'll need to reschedule.


Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spring Is On The Way!

A better look at the wildflowers.

No, the flowers aren't in bloom yet. But the recent good weather has everyone in the mood for Spring. It shouldn't be long now. -gs-

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Peru at CSM - January 25, 2011

A friend's daughter plays college basketball. Her team was in town to play a local team, so I had a chance to shoot a game from the floor.  I haven't shot a basketball game since I was in high school. Cameras have changed a lot since then, and it seems like the game moves a lot faster. (Maybe I'm just moving slower.)

School gyms are dark, but this one seemed darker than average. The whole game was shot at an ISO higher than I would have liked and a shutter speed that was slower than I would have liked. Even so, the shots were slightly underexposed and had more than a bit of noise.  ACR and Photoshop helped a bit.

Anyway, I had a lot of fun and learned a lot. Here are a few shots from the game.  Here's a link to a short video generated with Animoto.


Friday, January 14, 2011

Footprints on the Roof.

It doesn't take much snow to make building maintenance a lot more difficult. The 18 degree temp made it the warmest morning all week. -GS-