New Orleans Saint Louis Cemetery #1

We went recently on a trip to New Orleans for vacation. We took some tours while we were there one of them was to cemeteries. These are some of the pictures that I took while I was there. Really some of the work that is there is so fascinating and wonderful. Different shots at some different angles. Unfortunately it was bright as heck out and I was just trying to get some decent shots to remember the time we were there. A little bit of stardom in is Nicholas Cage’s future grave site or is it where he is hiding his money to keep it from the IRS. The tour guide wasn’t really sure so we spent some of the time guessing.

Tennis Lessons

My son is taking Tennis lessons and having a good time. I decided to try and test my iPhone taking some actions shots at night. Not horrible shots, considering the lack of light and all of the motion. At the end of the day I am glad I got the shot, but a little bit of light or a camera with higher ISO would have been a better option.

Rainy Days

With all the rains haven’t made it out as much as I would like to. Just some B&W shots from my front yard, while messing around.

Out in the Snow

During Christmas we spent a day up in Big Bear playing in the snow at our in laws. We had a good time, had a snowball fight, and built a snowman. The dogs took out the child and made him their snow carpet. It was really cold and there was a heck of a lot of snow up there. Driving up was an interesting endeavor with all of the people that had no idea how to actually drive their cars. The Subaru Outback handled going up and down the mountain like a champ. Really enjoy driving that car up and down.

Double Archery Targets

Archery Double Target

Archery Double Target

During the holidays I got a new target for our backyard, due to some mishaps with Amazon I ended up getting two. So I decided to modify my target stand to put a supporting beam in the middle and then hang both of the targets one front and one back so that I could shoot on either in my backyard. So this completes my 20 yard archery stand, luckily I live in an area where I can have a clear line of shot in case something goes horribly wrong.

Disneyland for the Holidays

As a family one of our Christmas traditions is to go Disneyland, this year is no different. We tried to choose a day that was hopefully going to have fewer people going, however we managed to choose really badly and by about noon all of the fast passes were out for most of the major rides. We did get to hit our usual holiday favorites and also added another one in the Jingle Cruise. It was a fun day and we had a good time just as a family going out and doing things.


The girls were sitting laying down and being lazy. I liked the way they were sitting and decided to get a shot of them. Sometimes the dogs can be completely uncooperative and a pain to get pictures of.


Dogs laying together and sleeping

Fisheye Fun

Got a fisheye attachment for my A6300 decided to mess around and shot my dog, because they were lazy and not doing much. They were nice enough to lay around and let me shoot at them. The only issue was they kept wanting to lick the lens when I got to close.

Diving the rigs for the shootout

I participated in the shootout again this year and dove the rigs to get my shots for submission. Not my best shots and probably not a winner in them, but I decided to submit the best of what I had. Needed to have some more practice before the event and just didn’t make it out this time to be ready for the shootout. Diving the rigs was nice though, 3 really good dives in nice water.