A few words and photos from time to time on my life as it unfolds.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

What's the Best about the Holidays?

Family first, of course, though many other things.  We love seeing the kids, grandkids, and any and all family that find a way to stop by in the Fall on through Christmas.  We also love making and eating great meals, and Marsha always steps up and makes that happen.  Then there's all the fun, interesting little decorations around the house, along with fun shots of the family dogs and other random shots.  We also like, of course, the local Christmas Parade, all the neighborhood decorations, and of course all the fun music and Christmas Movies playing in the background.  Finally, for this year again, it was about mostly Marsha's efforts to help those less fortunate as she gathered 3 rooms full of donations for us to help local families relocate into new homes.  Most of these things are featured here in my usual small collective of photos.  We thank the Lord for another great year and our prosperity, and hope 2013 is another special one!

 Christmas Tree Happy Fellow
 Scruffy & Murphy Get into the Festive Mood
 Almost Dinner Time on Christmas Eve
 More Around-the-House Favorite Christmas Decor
 Living Room Look for Christmas donations gathering for the needy...
Dancing Ladies in the Annual Morgan Hill Christmas Parade;  Cheers All!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

For November, 2012 -- just a few random People Shots.  Pumpkin People, Ghostly People, Little People, Statue People, Posing People.  People are always great subjects, and shooting them in special settings or conditions is always a challenge.  People shooting is also often people watching - fun stuff too - and people are otherwise endless subjects in and endless variety of circumstances.  More of these to come...

the papaROYzzi

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Once again, no special theme -- just a few of my favorite shots from October, with some fun effects applied in some shots.  A birthday cake, old water tower, a pair of sandals-again, Impatiens bloom, a lotta pumpkins, Spooky stuff, and yellow-dabbing a black and white photo.  Fall photo fun, Happy 60th Autumn to Me, Cheers, and happy shooting to you...

the papaROYzzi

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Man's Best Friend

Animals will appear on this site from time to time - especially dogs.  I love dogs more than I can explain, so I certainly love taking photos of them.  For this posting I share a few recent dog photos that I enjoyed painting over with textures from the fun Photo Shop plug-in, Topaz.  Not that a cute or gorgeous dog needs to be embellished in an image, but giving them a painted look seemed to beautify them further, and sort of immortalize them.  While of course not all dogs I photograph are mine, we all want to immortalize the dogs that have been part of our lives, and we never forget them - not a one...

 Can we eat now?

 Fetch at the Beach

 I could go for a beer!

 Lounging Brothers

 One-eyed Wonder Dog

 This seat is taken - always!

Friday, August 10, 2012

A Beautiful Gray Day by the Ocean

Santa Cruz Harbor, CA  August, 2012 

A perfect overcast day for shooting in the harbor.  Not to be deterred by a few raindrops, I enjoyed 4 hours of shooting with several friends.  Another fun outing that reminded me again of the special places in the Bay Area that I need to frequent more.  Better photos can usually be found by just going to special places!  Here are just a few of my favorite shots.

 New Friends
 A Romp on the Beach
 Gray Reflection
 Lost & Lonely Sandals
Walton LightHouse

the papaROYzzi

Friday, July 27, 2012

More random photos for this month's posting, featuring some of my favorite shots from the month of July, 2012.  Shots include subjects such as kids enjoying a summer birthday party, window-vs-lamp lighting (Cupertino Mall), a sculpture at the San Jose Repertory Theater, a beautiful blooming cactus, a lounging Beagle, and more.  Cheers, happy shooting, and see you next month.    the papaROYzzi.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

As I do rarely, please excuse my posting this time with photos by somebody else -
usually family - and in this case my son Richard.  My Grandson Rowan was
welcomed into the world on June 2nd, 2012, and many wonderful photos of
the early going can be seen through this link:


Cut and paste it on the address line of your web browser if the link doesn't work...

I just post 10 favorites here - a brief look at the beginning days of Rowan Jack Steven Hovey.  A Grandfather could not be more proud....  Thank You Lord for this blessing!


Saturday, May 26, 2012

May 2012 Shooting

Some of my favorite shots from recents outings, the first from 
Capitola Village, and the others from a Night Shoot with friends
from the MH Photo Club.  Bright Light, Dusk, Sunset, and in
the Dark - covered it all...

Panoramic in San Francisco

From Hyde & Lombard in SF

Bay Bridge at Night with long exposure to light up
the old wooden supports in the water's forefront