Catching the Train


The beach concert after the 1/2 marathon yesterday was Train with Andy Grammer (who was fantastic!). First of all, there is no decent photo to be taken by a phone at a night-time concert. I even tried messing with exposure in 645 Pro, to no avail. Every one came out with the band members’ faces overexposed like the one below:20120903-150635.jpgIn looking through the litany of photos today though, I discovered the photo of the day, taken when the lead singer came out into the crowd to bring women up on stage for one of the songs. I’m catching on…one must just keep taking pictures.

I did manage to take some relatively decent video with an amazing video app, Video Camera by i4software. Normally $7.99, I lucked out and paid nothing when another blogger put out the word that it was free for a day. Well, I just discovered that at least today, it’s only $.99! So if you missed the free train before, you too can jump on the band wagon.


At the Start


If you’re a runner you know that not everyone has this kind of view at the starting line of a big race. Especially when there are 20,000+ participants in the race. As Team Hoyt runners, we got to start behind the wheelchair racers and ahead of the elite runners. Those folks quickly overtook us, and it’s safe to say that we were ultimately passed by several thousand. No worries; we got the same medal, banana, water, towel, energy bars, popsicle, gatorade, chocolate milks, fruit cup and beer as they did.20120902-150837.jpg

Pink Prevails


I took this picture the other night because Delaney noticed it for me. She pointed out the window and said, “like Grandma and Papa’s!” I wondered what the heck she was thinking, then I remembered how the sky had looked one of the last nights we’d been there. I’d even taken a picture of it:20120829-153903.jpgOne of my hopes for this blog is that it encourages others to notice the world around them. I think Delaney did so despite my daily posts, but I’ll tell myself otherwise.

Too Small For All

20120828-171519.jpgBusch Gardens is known for its roller coasters, but one must be a certain size to ride them all. Still, there are rides, activities and entertainment to suit everyone. I do not personally enjoy roller coasters, but the only thing keeping the younger two from joining big sister on the one below was the height restriction. A couple more years and they can all enjoy death-defying drops together.

Taken with Camera+, edited a little in Snapseed.

iPhone snapshots of the day

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