Sunday, December 28, 2008

Winter Games

Winter Games, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

Since the weather is fully in winter mode, I'm focusing more on things I can do inside the house. It looks like my Wii will be getting more attention.

They only sell the balance board with Wii Fit, or more or less they sell you the board and throw in the fitness "game" for free. With this in mind, more and more developers are beginning to use the device in their games. On the left side we have Shaun White's Snowboarding - Which I played for about twenty-five minutes and now have sore legs. I the right side is We Ski a skiing game. I haven't tried it out yet.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

End to Another Work

Two Days before Christmas and another Tuesday Snowstorm. I'm already tired of winter and it's only been two days! Sigh Spring can't come soon enough.
The above southbound 44 has just left me off from another long day at work.
Southbound 44, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

People Admiring the Cloud Gate

People Admiring the Cloud Gate, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

If I going to shoot pictures this weekend, early afternoon today was my best chance. Last Sunday I bought a Fujifilm point and shoot camera and haven't really had a chance to try it out. So around noon I headed downtown to see the Cloud Gate aka "The Bean".

Despite the chill and some flurries people were having fun in the Park and at the skating rink. The cold comes in tonight with high of 8 for tommorrow. No shooting for me until at least Christmas!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Daley Plaza as Christkindl Market

The temps were warmer on Saturday but strong winds still made it kind of chilly. I made an early afternoon trek down to Daley Plaza to see the tree as well as the Christkindl Market.

Chicago has been doing this for at least ten years now, allowing the Germans'' to come and setup shop in Daley Plaza. All sort of authentic German food and drink is available plus all sort of crafts and Christmas ornaments are availabe. Be careful some of those ornaments are made in China not Germany!

I had to leave earlier than I wanted to with the rain that came in - Well they're going to be here for at least another week so I might just visit them again

Friday, December 12, 2008

Setting Moon

Setting Moon, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

The cold December continues... I'm using my last vacation day for the year today. This was my last chance to do so, since other people are taking vacation for the rest of the year.

With that in mind I went out this morning and shot this impressive setting moon. The moon is at it's closest to the earth right now, creating a moon that appears 14 percent larger than usual

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Upside Down Smiley

Upside Down Smiley, originally uploaded by kendoman26.

While I guess this was better viewed and closer together yesterday, we didn't have clear skies. In the southern Hemishphere this is actually a smiley face with the Cresent moon, Jupiter and Venus.

I cool shot in the sky :D