January 19, 2018 – Day 81 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Shopping

January 19, 2018 – Day 81 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Shopping – Elaina pushes the family shopping cart as her brother Damion heads down the frozen food isle. Photographs are everywhere you go and with today’s iPhones or other smart phones you’re able to shoot good quality photographs in places you never could before. If you tried doing this in a major grocery store with a digital SLR camera, there’s a good chance you’d be escorted from the store!

January 18, 2018 – Day 80 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Pouting

January 18, 2018 – Day 80 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Pouting – When photographing the kids in your life, don’t just include the funny, happy, smiling photos! Kids pout also and get mad! Record all the emotions and you’ll be happy you did down the road in life! Here, our princess Elaina was not happy with not getting her way and, so she did a bit of pouting! Lasted about 3 minutes!!!

January 15, 2018 – Day 77 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Quietness

January 15, 2018 – Day 77 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Quietness – As I stood taking the photo looking down the tracks at the crossing in front of my home, the snow dampened the sounds surrounding the scene as the tracks disappeared into infinity at dusk. Good leading lines in your pictures can help draw your viewers into your photograph! #iphone7plus

January 14, 2018 – Day 76 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Going Down

January 14, 2018 – Day 76 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Going Down – I used the burst mode on my iPhone 7 Plus to capture this shot of a snowboarder going down today at Mahr Park in Madisonville, Ky. Burst mode on your smartphone is a great feature to use when you’re photographing fast moving action!

January 13, 2018 – Day 75 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Ties and Trees

January 13, 2018 – Day 75 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Ties and Trees – This stack of railroad ties with the row of interesting trees in the background make for an interesting photograph! When out, always keep an eye out for things that make for good contrasting scenes!! I got the extra width in this photo by taking the picture while I was in video mode with the camera! That’s what that little silver button is for!!!

January 12, 2018 – Day 74 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Powder Ball!!

January 12, 2018 – Day 74 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Powder Ball!!- Damion hits me with what should have been a snowball, but ended up as a powder ball instead! It was a first snowfall of the season and it was a bit of a dry snowfall. Didn’t deter him however!!! Kids and snow always make for good pictures! Keep your iPhone handy!!

January 11, 2018 – Day 73 -iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Cookie!!!

January 11, 2018 – Day 73 -iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Cookie!!! – Journey is one of our resident Cookie Monsters!!! I caught her here with a mouth full and two waiting in the hand!! Photographing kids doing the things they love is always a good bet for a nice picture!

January 10, 2018 – Day 72 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Plane

January 10, 2018 – Day 72 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Plane – Just something about this old airplane that keeps drawing me back to photograph it. It’s in the Air Park at Ft. Campbell, Ky along with several other displays. After spending 24 years in the Air Force I’d think my infatuation with Air Planes would have waned by now, but then it’s been even longer with trains! Photograph the things you love in life!! #iphone7plus

January 9, 2018 – Day 71 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Patterns

January 9, 2018 – Day 71 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Patterns – Patterns can help make a photograph much more interesting! Be it by repeating, such as the two chairs in this shot, or by all the river gravel on the ground, producing their own interesting patterns.

January 8, 2018 – Day 70 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Monday Pickup

January 8, 2018 – Day 70 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Monday Pickup – Monday is my day to pick up my nephew Damion from school and take him to his karate and choir practices. When photographing kids or any family members for that matter, always remember to include the things that they do and love in their lives! Your iPhone allows you to do just that!

January 7, 2018 – Day 69 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Sunday Seekers

January 7, 2018 – Day 69 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Sunday Seekers – Grandma Jeanne heads into church with Elaina and Damion as I and mamaw bring up the rear this morning. A good picture doesn’t always have to show the faces of your subjects!!! Pay attention to body language and other things that can help add impact to a going away picture when you’re shooting one!

January 6, 2018 – Day 68 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Night Mamaw

January 6, 2018 – Day 68 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Night Mamaw – Damion gives his mamaw a hug before heading off to bed for the night. Nighttime routines can provide for some really nice moments for photographing the little ones in your family. It’s one of the things I like about the iPhone, it’s handy and right there with me! Keep yours close and be ready for those moments in your own family!!

January 5, 2018 – Day 67 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Scenes Revisited

January 5, 2018 – Day 67 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Scenes Revisited – I have a love affair with this tree, along with many, many other photographers that live in the Madisonville, Ky area. I think over the years it’s been photographed by myself more times than I can count. It’s been in the newspaper many times (my previous life) in all kinds of different conditions and seasons as well. My point? When you find a scene or constant subject that you like to photograph, don’t hesitate to revisit the scene at different times and under different conditions to capture a different photograph of it. By doing so, it forces you to work the scene to come up with a different photograph that what you’ve shot before. Today it was the clouds for me! One of the benefits of doing this is that you’ll end up with a nice series of photographs that perhaps would lend themselves to a yearly calendar that would make a wonderful personal project for a Christmas gift next year!

January 4, 2018 – Day 66 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Elaina and Tabatha

January 4, 2018 – Day 66 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Elaina and Tabatha – Elaina no more than took her coat off this morning, when she was on the floor with Tabatha! Sometimes crooked and slightly blurry photos are a lot better than not having any picture at all! Actually, in this case I feel both factors help to strengthen this photograph.

January 3, 2018 -Day 65 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – T-Rex

January 3, 2018 -Day 65 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – T-Rex – Damion’s mamaw bought him a dry erase board today and here he proudly shows off his first drawing, that of a T-Rex. After being down with the flu since Monday I’m glad my photo subjects come to visit me!!! LOL

January 1, 2018 – Day 63 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Happy New Year

January 1, 2018 – Day 63 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Happy New Year – They say what you do on New Year’s Day you’ll do all year long and, so I made sure I took a photo of family and one of our kids! This is Damion and his mom Ashley!

December 31, 2017 – Day 62 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Three Generations

December 31, 2017 – Day 62 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Three Generations – From right, my sister, her great grand daughter and my sister’s daughter. This brings to mind a point. I’m into genealogy and I just want to mention that when you shoot photos that need to stand the sands of time, you need to have prints made! I’m afraid the time will come when, so much is digital and easy to lose over the years, that pictures will be lost to researchers!

December 29, 2017 – Day 60 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Days gone by

December 29, 2017 – Day 60 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Days gone by – Today’s photo is of the end of an old CN baggage car that had been converted into a camp car for crews. Got it today during a visit to the Mid-America Locomotive & Car Repair, Inc. Evansville, IN with fellow railfan Ryan Scott, who knows the folks there.

December 28, 2017 – Day 59 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Making Memories and photos

December 28, 2017 – Day 59 – iPhone Daily B&W Photo Challenge – Making Memories and photos – Today Damion and I spent some time building him a Secret Agent Power Watch!! Of course, it had to have a Laser Canon, Lasers and guns attached! One thing about making memories with your little ones is that usually there’s a picture to be had during or at the end of the process!