Brandy Day270: Whatcha Gonna Do With A Cowboy

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Originally brewed by a German born Mexican, Wilhelm Hasse in 1897. The brand name was Siglo XX (20th Century) to commemorate the arrival of the new century, and the bottles were marked with the Roman numeral for 20 (XX) thus ‘Does Equis’ which is Spanish for ‘two x’s’. (Wikipedia)
This photo is for a dear friend of mine who totally took care of me this evening for the Chris Young & Dierks Bentley show, which also happened to be the last show of the ‘Summer Concert Series.’
What an amazing night. Thank you Brett Glaze for ensuring that it would rock. It didn’t stop at Klipsch either. Cheese curds, pickles, pool, more beer, a little two step, cowboy hat, heartbeats & memories.
Stay thirsty my friends :-)!!

Brandy Day225: Inside My Heart

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Looking at my photos is like an opportunity to see inside my heart. A chance to see what I see. My camera is where I run, when I need to run.
I’m happy to be able to share my heart with all of you.
Thank you for all your support & kind words.

Brandy Day181: Mine Again!!

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I got her back today!!!!  Its a newly rebuilt lens that took 4 weeks but I got her back!!
The minute I got back in my car I immediately switched lenses and apologized immensely, promising to take better care of her 🙂 I was spoiled shooting with this 18-200mm lens. Then when I had to go without I was switching lenses often and irritated because I knew what I had.
Its good to have it back and I’m ready to shoot again!!

Brandy Day167: Light At The End Of The Tunnel

Good Morning!!!! I can honestly say that sleeping in the back of my truck in the harbor for a few hours, waking up to such a beautiful sunrise was worth the ache my body endured. Woke up in time before … Continue reading

Brandy Day158: Favorite Jeans Friday

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Love them! Not one hole in them when I bought them. Both sides look like this now. They fit perfectly. The pair of jeans you cannot part with. The one pair you can wear multiple times and its ok. I’ve had them several years now and don’t see a departure date anytime soon.

Brandy Day154: It’s Not Mine

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I did not take this photo, however it was sent to me, taken for me.
I suppose I never realized how much my photography meant to me until I couldn’t shoot, nor how much my photos mean to others until things like this happen.
My friends & family send me photos they’ve taken either cause they know I’d be in love with the scene or because I’d be taking the same photo if I were standing right there beside them. I cannot express what it means to me to have made an impact on others lives with my photos and viewpoint.
Thank you for all the support and love from all those who surround me. It means the world to me.
We all view things differently, however if we were to take the time, we’d all see the beauty in life and that what surrounds us.

Brandy Day153: Straight. No Chaser

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Shooting on borrowed time.
I couldn’t take it. I was feeling lousy. I needed a camera in my hands again.
Happy that the past two days had been rain filled so I felt I wasn’t missing out on too much. As the rain tapered off and the clouds broke, I noticed the orange glow in the sky. I wasn’t sure what I’d get when I headed out but it was worth the chance. As I drove I crossed over 69 and this is where I stopped. Where I shot until the sun set. It was beautiful. The sun melted into the horizon as the clouds ushered in another storm.  The onset of the looming storm didn’t matter and neither did the past couple of days, I got this shot and for that moment I was more than happy.
Shot from an overpass mid country facing I-69 south.

Brandy Day133: Nothing To See Here

Nope. No photo. Nothing to see. Blah day. Weather had been lousy and I’ve been in a horrible mood. Its easier just to put the camera down sometimes. Someone once told me, ‘You’ll never get the perfect shot, you’ll always be chasing something better.’ I don’t ever want my photography to become that. Something that I’m always chasing. I enjoy shooting and capturing life too much to get lost in the perfection.

Brandy Day129: Turtle In A Half Shell

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Love it!!!! My newest addition to my turtle collection! I don’t know when it started. I don’t know how it started. But its grown and its grown quickly!! Most of them from my second mom, Chris Lynch, and ranging from small collectables to a tattoo 🙂
Why turtles? It’s about their shell.  The only way to kill or harm a turtle is to damage its shell or leave it on its back. Over the years I’ve toughened my shell. Protective of what’s inside. My heart.  It makes the hardships of life a bit easier. The shell is a place to hide when threatened. A turtle always has a home. A safe place. Protection.

Why did the turtle cross the road?

To get to the shell station!!! 😉

Brandy Day124: Innocent Happiness <3

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Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions going from contentment to intense joy.
I had a shoot at Holcomb Garden on Butlers campus, never been before so grabbed some grub, a recently woken soul, cheez-its & hit the middle most grassy point and sat. Watching people come and go. Small chatter of birds. The freshly dampened grass from the early morning. The screaming laughter of children.
Watching this little one run and play topped off the early afternoon. She was full of happiness. So simple, so innocent.