Summer has always been a good time to take a load off from the stress of school and explore the world of detail around the house. Summer is also the official barbecue season of Texas and, dare I say it, the world. I love a nice steak and great images. Here are a few examples of my recent photographic exploration that I'm sure will be updated throughout the Summer months. The first picture is of some fungi that i found on an old log in the back yard. I used a flash and a slow shutter speed to get the smokey effect. This picture is of the flames dying out in the barbecue, again using a slow shutter speed to create the spin effect.