moments in focus…

Brrrrrrr, it was cold at the beach!

FIrst stop Buc-ees: HOT coffee.  Second stop: the jetties.

The first image is of an oil tanker coming into the port.  Today I learned that some tankers are so heavy, they are already partially emptied off shore (as this one was).  Why is their load lightened? So the tanker does not drag the water way as they head in.  Also, you can see all the happy seagulls (you might have to enlarge the picture to see this better), they are eating shrimp that is churned up as the tanker and tug boats pass.

The sweet little kitty in the second image, I can only imagine, was waiting for someone to open the door and let her/him in.

I did say it was cold, that is relative of course to each of our surroundings.  Those of you in the north, are thinking ‘right, there isn’t even any snow in that picture, you want cold, come up here!’. Well, for Texas, it was pretty cold this morning- 36 degrees.  However, once down at the beach (at 7:30am) it was the wind that had us turning around after and hour, most of which was spent in the car ;).  So now I sit with a fire burning in the fireplace, hot tea in hand, warm and content.

“Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating: there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kind of good weather.”    John Ruskin (English writer and critic of art, architecture, and society. 1819-1900)



4 responses

  1. On the first shot it really does benefit to look at a large version – then you can really see the large number of birds flying around the tanker. It’s a really cool pic! I like the feel of the second one, and how the orange of the tabby is also in the door.

    Are you using photoshop to add your borders? If so, which version – and is there an easy way to do it? I just got CS5, but I haven’t played with borders yet. I really want to – it adds something to the shots when posted on here.

    01.21.2011 at 1:13 pm

    • Hi Jolene, thanks for you always kind comments :) I use a software called OnOne.

      The actual software is called photo-frame. It’s very easy to use. The company also makes many other add=ons that I would love to have, but they are a bit pricey for me right now. (although, if you sign up for their email updates, they sometimes send discount info.).


      01.21.2011 at 1:44 pm

  2. meow ^^

    01.21.2011 at 4:42 pm

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