Friday, December 16, 2011

Hip Snowmen

Hip Snowmen by fdtate
Hip Snowmen, a photo by fdtate on Flickr.

A men's store window display, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Christmas 2010.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Outside Looking In

A shot from my newly-created Flickr set, "Dixie Youth Baseball 2010." The set is a random set of shots from last year when my grandson first started playing organized baseball.

This guy is still a little bit too young to be on the field...

Outside Looking In

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Memorial Day Photo

A small little tribute to Memorial Day, this photo was taken at Holland-Watkins Memorial Park in Chickamauga, Georgia.  The park was named for Sgt. Eddie Holland and Cpl. Tommy Watkins, two residents of Chickamauga who were killed in Vietnam.

A Huey Helicopter

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ellipsis Photo Shoot: Spring Blossoms and Flowers

This week's Ellipsis Photo Shoot has to do with spring blossoms and flowers. Carly wants to see what's blooming now in our neighborhoods, so I got out today to see what I could find. I was especially looking for wildflowers. I wasn't particularly impressed with the selection or with the results. About the best thing that came out were these photos of a few roadside daisies.



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Monday, May 16, 2011


I was playing around with my new printer/scanner/copier and scanned in this photo of my daughter Danielle. I took this shot about 20 years ago, probably with a Minolta SLR, and it is one of my all-time favorite photos of her.


Sunday, May 15, 2011

More Tornado Damage

More photos of the wreckage left behind by the tornadoes a few weeks ago...

Sorting Through the Wreckage

Splintered Power Pole

A 2x4

Ellipsis Photo Shoot: Animals

My online friend Carly does a little photo shoot thing on her blog. She gives you a topic and you show off some photos.  It's free and anyone can play along, which I like to do when I have a photo or two handy to fit the topic.  She comes up with a new topic every Monday.  This week's topic is animals, preferably something wild and exotic.

A Winter Scene

I captured this landscape/action photo after a snow storm last winter.


The Hypnotoad. This was a late night visitor at a previous address, circa 2009.

For extra credit, Carly wants to see some pets.

Dixie and Scappy

Dixie and Scappy. Dixie is the black and white. Scrappy is the brown. These are daughter Dani's dogs.


Mason. Son Chris's dog. My son also has a dog named Dixon.

The Tornado Outbreak

The April 27 tornado outbreak throughout the Southeast is old news now, but I wasn't online at the time. There was a lot of activity and damage all around us, but we got off lucky. One big twister touched down and wrecked a nearby subdivision, then rose and passed right over us.

The following pictures were taken on my first expedition outside after the morning storm. There would be a much bigger tornado and much more damage later on that afternoon.


A blocked road

I'm going to post more tornado damage photos over the next several days.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Honest Charley

Honest Charley

A self-portrait of sorts, this is a reflection off of a shiny car body at the 2011 Chattanooga World of Wheels show.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Too Cool

A portrait of my son Christopher, trying to look too cool for the Christmas snow.


1/100 sec. at f/8.0
ISO 400

Talking Strategy

A photo of the grandson, Isaiah, talking it over with a teammate during the game.

Talking Strategy