Wednesday, December 31, 2008

#53 - Last Post of 2008 Clock

And a sundown it is! I hope to start the new year out with a sunrise. Out with the old in with the new. Here's to 2009 being a much better year for business than 2008. I was about to complain about 2008 when I remembered my #1 ingredient for coming up with a better recipe for 2009 - NO MORE COMPLAINING! LOL

Thank you all for being a part of 2008, which, in truth, made it a GREAT YEAR! Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

#52 - Five O'Clock Clock

Taken on Christmas Day at approximately five p.m.. p.m. is the abbreviation of the Latin post meridium, and means between noon and midnight, just in case you were wondering. In a future post I will explain a.m., which is the abbreviation of the Latin ante meridium, meaning between midnight and noon. Oh, I just explained it! Forget the future post.

I felt it was appropriate to talk about time things since this is a blog about a clock. LOL

Monday, December 29, 2008

#51 - Another Sunset Shot

Look!! The cars have no respect for this photographer! LOL

Sunday, December 28, 2008

#50 - Sundown, Sunup

Last shot last night, first shot this morning. Notice the convertible driving by the sunset clock. I totally forgot about this being THE busiest week of the year in the Orlando area. The snowbirds have arrived and the Christmas season vacationers are here, traffic is horrendous, and I'm p****d, lol. These could be 'locals' driving the convertible, but it is more likely that they are here on vacation - a favorite thing for northerners to do when their home states are in a deep freeze and buried under a pile of snow.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

#49 - Good Morning Clock

Guess where I was at 7:13 AM today.


Friday, December 26, 2008

#48 - 12/24/08, Noon Thirty Clock Tower

Christmas Eve day, around 12:30 in the afternoon, north face, also known as John Lennon's face. What a glorious day.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

#46 - Sundown Today

I don't think I've ever shot the Clock Tower at sundown before.

Monday, December 22, 2008

#44 - Moon Over Tower

It was just a sliver, but it was bright, and the sky was more than awesome for me yesterday morning.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

#43 - 6:57 AM Clock

This was the first shot I took with my digital camera this morning.

Friday, December 19, 2008

#41 - Behind The Fence

Just in case I fall down on my personal commitment to post daily, I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas now.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

#40 - From The Intersection

I shot this on my way out of Champions Gate this morning. It was a miserable morning - I had a flatter than flat flat - but the day was wonderful otherwise. Not because I did anything special or had any major breakthrough with my ongoing problem, but the weather was glorious, hitting about 78F with a nice breeze. That's enough to turn an otherwise crappy day into something special.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

#39 - Fiery Sky

I shot this back on September 7th. It was a glorious morning.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

#38 - Tall Antenna

I shot this at 8:23:57 this morning while speeding by on my way to town.

Monday, December 15, 2008

#37 - Through The Tall Grass

This was one of the shots I got yesterday morning during my exciting ChampionsGate photo shoot. Something I try to do every day, by the way, but am not always successful at. I spotted a couple of hot air balloons way up in the clouds when I was looking out my living room window getting the weather forecast for myself. I was immediately encouraged to go chasing the balloons, which turned out to be not all that fruitful, because they were quite a way off. But I did get to shoot my favorite hawk, and the Clock Tower, and some Ring Necked Doves, and the sun and the moon. Oh, what adventure! LOL

Sunday, December 14, 2008

#36 - Ring Necked Dove

The dove didn't like me! What's up with that? When he sensed me a little too close he took off and joined his buddies down the fence a fer piece. I saw them a few minutes later sitting on top of the Clock Tower, but I was already driving away so I didn't stop to shoot them.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

#33 - Floating By

I shot this on September 16, 2008. I haven't seen many balloons around lately, probably none in a week or so, and the ones I have seen haven't been very close to the Clock Tower. Good thing for me that I took a lot of photos in the past.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

#32 - Little Tower, Big Palm

I took this back in October, and I'm so happy I did, because I failed to shoot the tower today.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

#31 - 8:40 am Clock

"Say, Champ, can you tell me what the skies were like over the Clock Tower in Champions Gate at 8:40am on December 9, 2008?"

"Not really, my camera says I took this shot at 8:16."

Monday, December 8, 2008

#30 - Half A Clock

Half a clock is better than no clock at all. Not really. How 'ya gonna tell the time?

Sunday, December 7, 2008

#29 - Bigger Than Life

Arnold Palmer was the reason for the famous golfers being here this weekend, that's him hanging on the lamppost (well, a photo of him). The DelWebb Father Son Challenge at ChampionsGate is held every year to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital, and the golfers can't wait to get here to participate and enjoy one another's company. They say it's a real family affair and everyone is in a good mood. Sounds like my trips to Sweet Old Ma's house, lol.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

#28 - Looking Up From The Base

Water, water, everywhere. The base of the tower has a fountain on each side. There's something soothing about running water, except when it is dripping out of your kitchen faucet and driving you crazy when you are trying to sleep. LOL

Friday, December 5, 2008

#27 - The Plaza Today

It was another one of those magnificent sky days here in beautiful Champions Gate. I think this could be the first time I've shot the clock around 4PM. By the time I'm done I'll have a clock for every minute of the day!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

#26 - Hiding In The Palms

I shot this on the way home this afternoon. I had to stop by the gate and get a few pictures because the sky was looking so awesome, although, you can't really tell by this photo of the Clock Tower.

This photo of the fountain reveals the sky's beauty.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

#25 - Noon 20 Clock

Ever have one of those days? You know, when things just don't seem to go right no matter what you do? I haven't. Everything is always perfect in my world. LOL

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

#24 - Pretty Morning

I shot this a few days ago when the sky was looking so pretty. I've been a bad boy, haven't shot the clock in two days! But don't worry, I have hundreds in reserve, lol.

Monday, December 1, 2008

#23 - 7:17 am Clock

Hey, I'm running out of titles! LOL