Thursday, January 31, 2008

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Better Than One

Day 30


A retired railroad spike reflects on itself. We picked this up years ago from Brunswick, MD, when my son was heavy into trains. It got shiny after we sanded off years of rust.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008


Day 29


"Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana." (G. Marx) I can't believe that I am only 29 days into this and already I am running out of ideas. Gotta keep on keepin' on.

Monday, January 28, 2008

28 Days Later

28 January 2008


I did not have to go far to get this shot since this is half of a sign that hangs on the front of my house. I'd show the other half of the sign but for fear that all my groupies and fans would stalk me at home.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Double Life

27 January 2008


A colorful vase sitting on a mirror. Taken in a dark room, filled with a remote flash instead of flowers.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Red Alert

26 January 2008


I took a bunch of shots in Frederick, MD today, and of the lot, for some reason this was the one I decided to feature here.

Friday, January 25, 2008


25 January 2008


What's Friday without a little flare? Yes, I realize I am in a bit of rut with blue glass, but at least this time I made black and white so it is not so obvious.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Not a Moon

24 January 2008

Not a Moon

Trying to keep the theme alive. I used the blue bottle flash trick again.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


23 January 2008


Just realized I have something of a space theme going this week. This would be another good candidate for "Guess what it really is".

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


22 January 2008


This moon hangs on the wall in my laboratory. It is actually a brownish/clayish color, but I used the remote flash through my wonderful blue bottle to give it this look.

Zooomr is Dooown

Zooomr is having some growing pains as they roll-out a new release. If the previous pictures don't come back soon, I'll host them somewhere else until Zooomr is up. I will also be hosting new photos somewhere else until uploading is restored.

Monday, January 21, 2008


21 January 2008


Today's picture is dedicated to MLK and John Stewart, both of whom believed in dreams.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


20 January 2008


This saxophone was very old when I bought it at a yard sale in 1988. What this picture fails to capture is the smell.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Shine No More

19 January 2008


Not far from home is an old stone barn next to a truck graveyard. I was only slightly trespassing to get this shot.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Hammer Time

18 January 2008


I found a grand new place to take some shots. On a related note, I am officially jonesing for a good macro lens now.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Shelter From the Storm

16 January 2008

Shelter From the Storm

The first snow of winter is always exciting. This nest sits in the cherry tree in front of our house.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


16 January 2008


Feel free to guess what this really is. I'll give you a hint - I'd never seen one before I visited England.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


15 January 2008


These pewter things hang in our kitchen, but I'm not sure what they are. They are like bottomless mugs (not the free refills kind). They caught my eye when the just risen sun was touching them this morning.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Waiting For Spring

14 January 2008


This was not the shot I started out to get. It just kind of happened. Its probably too early for thoughts of spring, anyway.

Sunday, January 13, 2008


13 January 2008


I am not really a big soda drinker anymore, but sometimes I will indulge in the pause that refreshes.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Fortress Around the Sky

12 January 2008


This is a stone building overlooking an overlook at Gambill State Park.

Friday, January 11, 2008

After the Rain Has Fallen

11 January 2008


Cloudy, wet mornings like we had today transform the world into a wonderland of hues and reflections.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Rod Box

10 January 2008


This is a replacement rod box for a Bowflex Power Pro. The wild lighting comes via a remote Minolta 5600 HS flash which is hiding behind the box.

New Name - Same Great Taste

You may have noticed that this blog is not called A Keeper Today today. From hence forth, the name is Roth 365. (Yes, I realize there are 366 days this year - just liked Roth 365 better)

The mission, however, remains the same. Each and every day I will take a picture worth sharing.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008


9 January 2008


With the unseasonably warm weather, this is as close as I could get to a snow picture. This guy sits on my desk from the solstice to the equinox. He has a plan.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

See Hear Speak

8 January 2008


I was going to call this "Three For Tuesday". This is something I've been meaning to try for a while. I am not totally thrilled with the result, so expect another version of this at some point.

Monday, January 7, 2008

Frederick County

7 January 2008


I had to take a walk because the weather was so nice today, and saw this along the way.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Bear on Rock

6 January 2008


Frogs aren't the only wooden animals in the house. Here is some chainsaw art that we got last Oktoberfest.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

The Edge

5 January 2008


This is one of the three wooden frogs in our wooden frog collection. Expect to see him again and the others in future shots. At least the glass that he sits upon is not blue.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Glass Half Full

4 January 2008


I realize it is only day 4 and this is my second blue glass shot. Just trying to be optimistic.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


3 January 2008


This is a can-opener that I accidentally brought home with me from a friend's house. I took the shot as part of a Zooomr photo assignment.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Two Blue

2 January 2008


This was a bottle of meade that our hippie-mountain friends gave us for Christmas. Didn't care much for the meade, but I love the bottle.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

On The Grid

1 January 2008


This is a small green table that sits on the deck. I adjusted the tempature in Photoshop to make it feel more like January.