Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry ______ to all, and to all a good night.

Just a quick word wishing everyone a safe and happy holidays. will have some great new shots of the little kids coming up soon, so keep your eyes peeled!

Friday, December 19, 2008

who's tired?? oh yea, it's me.

The holiday season in retail is always an experience, to say the least. Business has been good and that means we all get to keep our jobs and move forward into a new year armed with the knowledge that our "good 'ol US of A" hasn't quite met her demise just yet. Despite what all the economists proclaimed as the onslaught (as of a year ago) of a recession, consumers have come in droves to buy, buy, buy. Capitalist Santa strikes again.

I will say that people seem to be watching their spending more this year. Under the glow of fluorescent lights, more greenbacks are seeing action than plastic I.O.U.'s. Customers also seem to be more pleasant and less rushed than in previous years. For example, there were fewer stories this year of trampled geriatrics than last year. More "how does this work?" and "what makes product A better than product B?" questions are asked. Also, smiles from both sides of the register are being used with regularity.

In summary, i am exhausted. The shear number of items being purchased this year has boggled the mind and i need a reprise. It's almost over, John...almost.

Now i must foray for all the tangibles and holiday wishes of my family and friends. As much shopping as i have seen thus far, none of it has been accomplished by me, but that's a whole different story.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

i feel the need for speed

As an exercise in making myself shoot more and in various styles, i have decided to start an educational photo blog

Drop by if you care or have a minute and feel like being a courteous, kind, wonderful human being.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Oh, sweet, tasty turkey...

Michelle points out that the placement of the napkins indicates the direction food must be passed. So it was written, so it shall be done!
(Thanksgiving is QUITE the experience at our house)

Reilly tells grandpa, "No more playing with my belly!"

I have decided, with each batch of pictures, a new facial contortion must be revealed.

I see a bit of Aiden in this one.

Taking pictures of ourselves is becoming our favorite passtime.

I love this...

and this...

and this...

He was playing Peek-a-Boo

My new all-time favorite of Reilly and Pete.

I am convinced that kid's DVD's are exactly the length of my naps, every single video.

Reilly and grandma

Happy Reilly

"Somebody wipe my chin!"


"Man, that was a really big meal. Gonna have to couch it for a bit."

Reilly sitting up.

Great Thanksgiving through and through. Thanks to everyone, everywhere who is part of my life. You are all wonderful people and i extend my gratitude to you all.

I love Stuffing... =]

Pictures cross-posted on my Flickr Site

Sunday, November 16, 2008

BDay Celebration @ Karen and Chuck's

Hippy Barthday

Karen and Chuck were kind enough to host the November BDay bash this year. Mom, Michelle and Pete were all subjected to ridicule and hilarious "roasting". Actually we just ate some cake and watched the kids wear themselves out. Which is always good times.

A new take on "Pig Face"

Reilly is so close to being able to army crawl. He mouthed to me "We lost a lot of really good men out there".

Aiden loves to try and touch the front of your camera. FYI

Who doesn't love upside down baby?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

gimme gimme, now!

You thought wallpaper was going the way of the Dodo? Check this out.

The coolest thing i have seen today...and i left my bed at the ungodly time of 6:45AM

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

you think you're iPhone is fast?

The FCC has recently announced it will allow "White Space" to be used for wireless broadband purposes. White Space is the frequency between TV stations that is currently unused by broadcasters.

AP Article

When TV ceases to be broadcast over the airwaves in February, a virtual floodgate of available bandwidth will be open for wireless users.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Update to the Colts-Ravens game

Ladies and Gentleman... Lucas Oil Stadium:

Little birdy

Originally uploaded by john.indy
One last attempt at keeping living nature around us before the cold really sets in...

Some mid-day camera testing with the new Nikon D90. Loving the results thus far. It really is the little brother to the D300 and its calling my name. I think Nikon is going to make a mint on me this year...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Colts-Ravens Game 10-12-2008

I received a very generous gift of two free Colts tickets from a good friend's parents. Chuck hadn't been to the brand new Lucas Oil Stadium yet, so i asked if he would like to join me. What a game! The first Win in the new stadium was accompanied by a stunning display of potential from a previously lackluster team. Final score = 31-3.

I shot a new panoramic image inside to match this shot of the RCA (Hoosier) Dome from a few years back.

Will upload the new panoramic as soon as i remember to bring it home from work... yeah.

Here are a few other shots to tide you over in the mean time.

Nick and Sarah across the stadium. Section 111 - Row 1 - Seats 1 and 2.

A nice view from the top courtesy of the Metlife blimp. Take notice of the size difference between the old RCA dome (white building with roof caved in) and Lucas Oil stadium.

Great catch from Marvin, his 2nd touchdown of the game.

Yeah, it was that close...

"What? Oh, i am supposed to keep the helmet on my head while on the field."

Monday, October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Head: A day in the life...

Karen takes a picture of John takes a picture of Karen...

A keen observer, Chuck surveys the patch. 1 pumpkin plus 2 pumpkins = 3 pumpkins. Even on the weekends, he is creating new lesson plans.

Oh, the humanity!!! So many pumpkins are about to meet the blade. The stress was just to much for Michelle.

The Patch

The finished product (clockwise from top left: Michelle G. "scarecrow", Mine "uni-brow football mouth", Michelle S. "haunted house", and Karen "happy jack".

Sunset Vista from the back deck

Unfortunately, Andrea, Pete and the kids couldn't make it for the day's events. Even so, we had a great day/evening and i am looking forward to next year.

Halloween is only a week and half away!