Monday, July 31, 2017

Drip Drop

This water starts off from the clouds above then when the rain falls it has to go somewhere. It travels into the ground then into the sewers and pipes. This is the deposest of those water that came from the sewers. This then dropped onto the concrete then into the pond. It's the water cycle!

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lakeside Reflection

The smooth waters of the lake provided for a crystal clear reflection. The big green trees are mirrored almost perfectly onto the brown waters of the lake. In fact, the lake is so clear that you can see the different shades of green that are reflected in the lake.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Flying Flowers

While walking around the neighborhood searching for photos, I came across this bunch of flowers that were extended from the main branch. I walked beneath it and looked up again into the gray sky. The sky provided for a nice clean, not counting the tree, background.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Blooming Time

Some of these flowers have bloomed and some have stayed the same and not bloomed up. The time is right for them to bloom. There is probably enough water, there is defiantly enough sunlight, there are bees to pollinate the flower, and there is oxygen. What is holding them back? Is it just not the right time? Who knows.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Sprouting to the Sky

As I looked for interesting and new sights to capture I can across this pine tree. As I started taking pictures of it I came underneath the pine needles and put the dark gray sky behind the green needles. The picture came out beautifully with the gray background and the even darker pine needles to counteract the background.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


After a summer night came the dew and some light rain. Most of the rain had fallen off of the leaf and into the sewers but a few droplets stayed behind. These droplets that stayed behind were all over the leaf. I tried to get the other leaves in a blur and focus on the leaf that had the most droplets of water on them.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Summer Colors

These flowers have the colors of summer. The yellow and orange flowers represent the sun and heat of the summer and the white represent the clouds, which people long for in the hot summer to cool us off. I zoomed up to these flowers and captured them in their prime.

Saturday, July 22, 2017


Veins are tubes that form circulation in every living thing. Leaves use their veins to move objects in and out of their leaves, or in this case the leaf. This leaf has many veins that travel throughout it. There are two main goals that the vein does. One is to support the leaf and the other is two transport materials such as water, food energy, and minerals.

Friday, July 21, 2017


I walked into a game of two Squirrels racing up and down the tree. Once I too stepped close, this Squirrel stopped racing and stared me down. He looked at me from the time I arrived to the time I had even walked away. Then the two Squirrels continued their racing game once again.

Thursday, July 20, 2017


The best thing that plants and green things do for us is to make oxygen. Without plants, humans would probably not survive. If we did happen to survive we would most likely be living on man-made oxygen. It would be like us living in the ocean. Not only do plants help to give us oxygen but they take out carbon dioxide. A gas that we could live without.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


It starts off as a bud. As the stem, air and sun help the bud, the spouts and blooms into a flower. In the center of almost all flowers is nectar. This is the way that bees make their honey. They take the nectar mix it with some liquids and there honey is. There might be a step or two in the way but this is the simplified version.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Spotty Walkway

To help save the walkers from the Texas heat, trees were put overhead to help cool off the walkway. The trees help to block some light but not all of the light is blocked. This is good because if all of the light is blocked then it might be too dark. The light let through also lets the people underneath see the clouds and the sun above.

Monday, July 17, 2017


As the bright sun shone overhead the flowers were illuminated from the top making the tops bright purple if not white. The bright colors are then shone onto the Bee. The yellow Bee is slightly blended in because the bright yellow and white are some what the same making the Bee almost invisible. But it's not because it's the main object that is focused.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Sky Chapel

On SMU's campus is their church, Perkins Chapel. On the walkway up to the Chapel is beautiful purple flowers and benches. The dark purple flowers contrast the bright sky and light colored Chapel. This has the perfect light and dark contrast and the dark trees also help. They provide a dark background to help bring out the Chapel.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Flying High

I said yesterday that an American flag would be featured later and here it is. I waited for the wind to blow the flag across the camera, that took a really long time since the wind was blowing directly into me. I seized the very brief moment and I have this. I almost missed it because a started to leave and had given up hope. Remember though, anything with patience is possible even the wind changing directions.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

White House

It might not be white or have the butlers and secret service, but this red-brown building has the columns and looks of the White House. It has the dome on top and has three floors. There is an American flag behind me, which will be featured later that makes it, even more, like the White House.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Old School

As this school, SMU has been around for 116 years. Some of the buildings are new and modern while others are more classical and some are old school. This more classical building has a walkway up to it's front pillars and tall door. Something else interesting about this picture is the two twin lightposts on the sides of the picture. They are symmetrical so that is nice but they are covering some of the windows which is not good.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Open Water

In the earlier parts of the day, around 10, there were no boats on the water. I was confused but then jumped on the chance that with no one around that lake would make for a cool picture. The clouds were yet again in my favor. They are just scattered randomly making the picture have different points to where your eye is drawn to. An added feature I didn't realize at the time but realize how wonderful it is now.

Monday, July 10, 2017


The last time I checked, boats this smaller didn't have autopilot. I mean maybe some but not enough to drive, control, park the boat. This means that a human has to pilot the boat. In this picture, we were tied up to the boat but if we were on the lake at the time and this was the same picture, I think something would be wrong.

Saturday, July 08, 2017


In the shady morning then the sunny afternoon is this rock covered in Moss. I took this picture in the afternoon so the light was on the rock. This meant that the sunlight was coming from behind the rock. For some people, it might be bad but I think this is actually good. The sunlight creates a shadow from the Moss adding some more character to the picture.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Lake Peephole

Peeping through a hole in the trees is the lake. On our side is the green grass and moss and then the tree create the door. Once you open the door you can see the lake, a few power lines, and a boat. I made the sky a bright white to counteract with the dark trees and grass. Looking through the peephole is an amazing view. You can see clear across the lake and it is one of the most pretty lakes I've seen.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Disappearing Sky

As the sun sets on this beautiful lake, the trees and lake houses made for the perfect bottom to the bright sunset up top. The sun was shining away from the trees which made the trees dark and some even black. I would like to thank the Whitehead's for inviting and hosting us, I gained some amazing pictures that I would never get anywhere else.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017


As I hinted yesterday, I am starting this series on a lake. I didn't have an underwater camera or a way to take pictures from above, but ground pictures are one of the most seen pictures. It was cloudy that night so the sun could sometimes go through and other times not. That is why some of the clouds are red and others are gray, some are being hit with the sun and the others are not.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017


As this part of the Dallas Arts District comes to a close, I am going to open up a new category. This new category will feature water, a boat, and a place to put the boat on. Don't worry about the Dallas Arts District coming to a close because I will be going there and taking pictures all the way until April 2018. Just wait a minute or two and that series will be back.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Summer Flower

Most people think that bees only come out in the spring to make the flower bloom but they really are out between spring and the beginning of fall. Without bees, the Earth would become a dark and deoxygenated place. Bees help provide the Earth with oxygen since they keep the flowers alive. Without them, could you imagine what life would be like?

Saturday, July 01, 2017


Honey is that sweet thing that we put on biscuits, bread, and anything else that needs something sweet to it. It takes around 22,700 bees to make honey. That might seem like a lot of bees, but if the queen makes 100,000-200,000 bees a year, does it seem like a lot now? This means that one colony of bees makes about 5 jars a year.