Retreaded for the Monday Photo Challenge and Retread Group. Played with curves, layers, and frame in Picnik.
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Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, November 01, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Just some rusty rings found tossed away, shot in B&W in camera for the Monday Photo Challenge- things that are round, or go round.
I worked on the shot in Picnik to get a grainy feel, like old B&W film.
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Saturday, October 02, 2010
October each year is designated as National breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote breast cancer awareness, share information regarding the disease and provide greater access to screening services.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
These twins vie for the emerging sunlight this morning after a night of rain. The dew is still on them, but they are ready for a sunny day.
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I "Ghosterized" this hotrod in Picnik, fooling with curves. In the old days, while out hotrodding, often a "ghost car" would creep up on you and suddenly appear, passing on the left at such a high rate that you couldn't even tell your buddies what kind of car it was!
Retreaded for The Monday Photo Challenge and Thursday Retread Group.
The original- www.flickr.com/photos/nhankamer/4962250228/in/set-7215762...
Fine lines and wrinkles is our challenge this week, so I got this old Zeiss Ikon Super Ikonta down off the shelf where my small collection of classic cameras sits.
The fine lines of these old classics always attract me, and you can see the wrinkle of the bellows. Never mind that I didn't straighten out the backdrop!
Monday, August 09, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
A tower has been under construction on Donaldson Rd just off Hwy 35 between Alvin and Pearland for some years, and I have never seen anyone there to ask about it.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
These are some H D Smith tools that a friend has rebuilt for me. The hammer is a one of a kind. An H D Smith Perfect Handle open end wrench mated by forge welding to a ball pein hammer head. The pipe wrench is a PEXTO mated the same way to a long H D Smith Perfect Handle screwdriver. The two screwdrivers are original except he has put new wood on them for me.
Discussion of these can be seen at www.papawswrench.com/vboard/showthread.php?p=22669&po... on my Tool Talk Forum.
Friday, May 21, 2010
It isn't Halloween, but I rendered the original like this for the Monday Photo Challenge and Thursday Retread Group.
The path curves gracefully at the end of the Mustang Bayou bridge on the Tom Blakeny Hike and Bike trail in Alvin, Texas. I've shot this bridge several times, especially in early morning fog.
See more here- www.flickr.com/groups/1091826@N21/pool/
Uploaded by Noel C. Hankamer on 20 May 10, 10.08PM CDT.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
"Now to consult the rules of composition before making a picture is a little like consulting the law of gravitation before going for a walk. Such rules and laws are deduced from the accomplished fact; they are the products of reflection."
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
I saw a neat photo on Flickr with some colorful streaks of light, and wondered how it was done. Some investigation revealed it was simply light reflections from a common CD. I took this shot by the light from a compact fluorescent table lamp, the cropped it some. Looks like a UFO!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
UP844 approaching the crossing at Liverpool, Texas, April 17, 2010. The train was behind schedule and went by very quickly!
"The road must be built, and you are the man to do it. Take hold of it yourself. By building the Union Pacific, you will be the remembered man of your generation."
— President Abraham Lincoln to Oakes Ames, 1865
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Fountain at Joe's Bar-B-Q in Alvin, Texas in early morning light. Posted for Monday Photo Challenge Group. This week's challenge: "shoot something having to do with H2O...whether it's a drop, your favorite watering hole, an umbrella or a bucket"
I shot this fountain in January when it was frozen. Now that Spring is here, I have shot this view, and will revisit it a few more times.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Been watching this old Wisteria vine lately, because it is a sure sign that Spring is here when the Wisteria blooms.
Taken for the "Look UP" challenge in the Monday Photo Challenge group on Flickr.
See more here.
Wednesday, March 03, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
This knife was made by my friend Brian Jordan of Phoenix, Arizona. It was made from a metal file and the scales are denim micarta. It will be given away to one of my Tool talk Forum members in a drawing Thursday, Feb. 18th.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
A friend and I went to Dan Electro's Guitar Bar for a benefit for the local Pacifica Radio station. The bands were blues and blues rockers and we were entertained by belly dancers between sets.
Monday, January 11, 2010
We don't get much real winter weather in Alvin, Texas, but the last few days have been very cold. Joe's Banquet Center -http://joesbarbequecompany.com/catalog/banquet.php left their fountain on and it froze nicely!