Monday, June 22, 2009

Family Pictures

Kevin Parker was kind enough to take family pictures for us before he leaves for Germany later this week. We went out Father's day evening to Harry Meyer's park and were able to catch the best light of the day (I need all the help I can get). The problem with the best light of the day is that is either happens at around 6:30 am (good luck getting my family up at that hour), or it is around 8pm (which is generally after the kids bedtime). We opted for the 8pm start and so the kids were on the tired side, but Kevin managed to get some really good shots of all of us smiling, and sometimes we were all smiling at the same time. In addition to the picture now at the header of this blog, below is a picture that turned out really good. I'll be adding more as I get the post processing done.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Ballet recital

Jessie had her first ballet recital in May. She loved ballet, but didn't love the long hours of the recital. Payton had a good time at the recital, at least the parts that had people doing fun dances. and as long as he had treats.

Here is a fair attempt at stitching together Jessie's entire ballet class. I need to work on this, or better yet, I need Kevin to work on this before he goes to Germany.

Kevin Parker made me do it

Since Kevin and his family are leaving town soon and it is his fault that I have made an investment in photography equipment he has talked me into blogging as a great way to show off the multitude of pictures that were taken with a great camera but currently just sit on my hard drive. One of the selling points Kevin made to me as a reason to have a nice camera is that a camera is a fun toy my wife will support since what wife doesn't want nice family pictures. I try to put the toy to good use so here are a couple picture that show my family in a field of blue bonnets on the side of the road here in Texas and also of my cute little girl, Jessie, who loves to pose any time she gets a chance.

Palmers Blog est. 2009

So I finally did it. I am officially launching my blog today. Enjoy.