Pizza Time

It may have been a long day at the office, a day with friends on the ball field or the latest blockbuster movie with your significant other, but few things can end a day as well as fresh, hot pizza! The aroma and taste of melted cheese, meat and your favorite toppings, followed by a cold, refreshing beverage is a great way to complete the evening.

The longer shutter speed in this image blurred the “chef” adding to the sense of movement in the kitchen. Holding the camera still so everything else is sharp helped complete the exposure. Now, guess what’s for dinner tonight?

 

The aroma and taste of melted cheese, meat and your favorite toppings, followed by a cold, refreshing beverage is a great way to complete the evening. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Merry Christmas 2014

Lest we forget, Christmas is about one thing. Not shopping, not Santa, nor any other holiday tradition. Plain and simple, it’s about the birth of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas from my family and I to you and yours. May you have a blessed Christmas!

This ornament is from our Christmas tree, taken with a macro lens. I’ve been enjoying macro work more recently and hope to do more in the coming year.

 

A Christmas ornament of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus, taken with a macro lens.

 

Sugar Land Christmas 2014

Time for my annual Christmas photo of the Sugar Land Town Square. It’s best not to try and take this photo on the evening that they light the tree, as the crowds are much too thick.

 

Time for my annual Town Square Christmas photo of the Sugar Land Town Square. It's best not to try and take this photo on the evening that they light the tree, as the crowds are much too thick. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Late Night Ride on the METRORail

It’s been a long day at the office and you stayed later than you wanted. It’s wet and cold outside in the big city. And it’s the holiday season. You’re ready to go home.

Not to worry, as the METRORail will take you back to your stop on your first leg of your voyage home. Hang in there. At the end of the line is a warm drink and a Lazy-boy with your name on it.

 

The Houston MetroRail leaves downtown Houston on a late evening for the ride home. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography

A Houston Christmas

I can be a lazy person at heart. Such was this weekend. The weather wasn’t great and I was wanting to cancel on a trip downtown to meet a local camera club to shoot some skyline images. But my friend, David Morefield, talked me into going and I’m glad I did. After meeting the club by Buffalo Bayou, we soon decided to head out on our own for the streets of downtown Houston. The city had turned on their Christmas lights just the night before, so we found their large Christmas tree in front of city hall all lit and waiting for us.

 

The City of Houston displays their huge Christmas Tree, all lit up in front of City Hall.

The Meaning of Christmas

For Christians around the world, today is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus. This ornament is a simple reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.”
John 1:14

I would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

This ornament is a simple reminder of the true meaning of Christmas. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.

Lights Around the Corner

The neighborhood I live in goes a bit overboard at Christmas. Lights, lights and more lights. So much so, that on the weekends, you can hardly drive down the streets due to onlookers and trailers of people being pulled for hayrides as they sight-see. 

We’ve learned to take it all in stride. We even sometimes ride around and check out the competition. I mean neighbors. There is no requirement that anyone put out lights, except the stigma that your house might be the only one on the block in the dark. This would not be a good thing. Your children would probably not let you live it down either and your nomination for Father of the Year would be revoked. My only complaint is that I feel like I just took the darn things down a few weeks ago!

Though this may not be my street, it is a few blocks over and is fairly representative of our neighborhood. During December, a walk after dark requires no flashlight.

The neighborhood I live in goes a bit overboard at Christmas. Lights, lights and more lights. So much so, that on the weekends, you can hardly drive down the streets due to onlookers and trailers of people being pulled for hayrides as they sight-see. Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.