Last Few Instrumental Photos from the National Polka Festival

Here are two more instrumental shots from last weekend's 2011 National Polka Festival from Ennis Texas. You can also see the NPF gallery on Flickr. These are two of my favorite shots of the weekend, one being the corner edge of a steel guitar. These were both taken handheld from about 20 feet away from…

National Polka Festival in Ennis Texas 2011 and It’s Age at 45

Last night started the 45th Annual National Polka Festival from Ennis, Texas. I'm not going to post a bunch of photos here on my blog but you can see the photos on my Flickr Set for the National Polka Festival.  This festival is something we try to go to every year, and it's an event…

The Dallas Skyline at Night on Our Arrival

So we made it to Dallas, just a quick 12-13 hour drive and we arrived. The trip was pleasantly uneventful and after dinner I was thrilled our hosts wanted to stop at their favorite skyline view so I could take some photos. I love photographing traffic at night, it has a unique motion all it's…

One Man’s Junk Yard is Another Man’s Photographic Treasure

You can find photographic opportunities literally everywhere, these were within walking distance of my house and I'm now thinking they actually look better as a photograph than they do as I walk by every day. I must have looked at these old cars for 5 years, every single day, and never thought about capturing some…

Deborah with a Little Twang from 1982 :: Throwback Thursday

Today is Thursday so I pulled this gem out of the closet (literally) for Throwback Thursday. I love the expression in Deborah's face in this shot, it has always been one of my favorites. It was taken back in 1982 when she was 16 years old. This photo was sitting right next to all the…

National Polka Festival in Ennis Texas 2010

We have very few traditions in our house.  We usually try to have special days throughout the year, but not necessarily on the day everyone else decides it should be done.  One tradition we have maintained for the last five years is going to the annual National Polka Festival (their website needs a serious update)…

National Polka Festival in Ennis Texas 2009

This is a guest post by Deborah, she explains the Polka Festival far better than I do. Scott Things around here have been so crazy that I have been unable to post this years collection of images from the Polka Festival.  Now that the mid-terms are over and the grandson has returned home I can…

Protesters for Tax Day Tea Party in Auburn Photos

Today all across the country people came out to protest the taxes and spending our government started months ago and has continued into present day.  After flipping through the mainstream media outlets, even CNN, I have determined that they just don't get it.  They portray this to be a GOP or Republican thing and they…

Protesters for Tax Day Tea Party in Auburn Photos

Today all across the country people came out to protest the taxes and spending our government started months ago and has continued into present day.  After flipping through the mainstream media outlets, even CNN, I have determined that they just don't get it.  They portray this to be a GOP or Republican thing and they…

Stomping in the Rainy Day Photos :: Friday Feet

Today we were supposed to be camping down in Mississippi with beautiful sunshine and warm breezes but the photos I took today show just why we decided to go another weekend.  Some huge frontal system moved in yesterday and seems to be continuing to move east from Texas making for a very wet and cold…