Thursday, November 20, 2008

Another Pretty Flower Picture done up close and personal

Here's another picture I found trolling through my last 6 months of pictures.

Usually I hate shadows, but for this one, I think it adds to the story.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Act Natural

Here we have the OhPrincess' hamming it up for dad.

This one is as shot. As soon as the new Mac gets here I think this will be one of the first to hit Lightroom.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Happy Girl

During the outing with Grandpa, I tried to make sure I captured some of the more casual moments and not worry as much about getting the shot set up.

Here we are taking a break near a sandstone cliff. OhPrincess2 is always a very happy girl to be out 4-wheeling with the family.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Autumn Road

I'm not sure why this is, but every time I upload these pictures, they get darker. Ugh.

I'm back to the shots from our 4 wheeler weekend with Grandpa.

We call this area "The Golden Forest."

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Delicate Flower

The city recently did a large landscaping project in the park behind our house.

They were nice enough to plant this flower for me to photograph.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


Most of the reading I've done this year related to photography has to do with portraits.

I used to be really uncomfortable taking pictures of humans that were looking at me.

I was really happy how this picture of a new mom turned out. The smile on her face just captured the mood...

You can almost hear her say, "What are you doing???"

Friday, November 14, 2008


I have no idea why I like this picture as much as I do, but here it is.

This is exactly as I found the scene. Go figure.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


On a visit to my wife's Grandparent's house, I got to spend some time out in the garage with one of Grandpa's favorite possessions.

When he was growing up on the farm, his family was one of the first in the state to own one of these machines.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My computer is just so slow. I took one whole memory card this past 4th of July but didn't really look at them until recently.

I love fireworks.

Update: MemphisMOJO reminded me that I should probably mention how I get fireworks to work without much effort...I take notes quite often when I'm out shooting things. I documented the fireworks process on this post in the summer of 2007. I've used these settings ever since. They work like a charm as the base. Minor tweaking is always encouraged, but with this you will at least be in the right ballpark when you start.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Just swingin'

This shot was taken this past summer at the Park at the Mall of America.

Don't think I've mastered this technique yet, but this is the closest I've gotten to getting motion to work will following the subject with the camera.

I think OhPrincess2 is gonna bend that bar...

Monday, November 10, 2008

I have a dream...

I'm about to give up on all the computers in our house.

I spent some time tonight going through all the images I have taken in the last 6 months. I figured there had to be a few images in there that I've missed.


This was taken this past summer in Washington D.C. at the Lincoln Memorial.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins (Part Deux)

More pumpkins from the pumpkin patch.

I found this huge pile of pumpkins just fascinating. I also really like saying the word, pumpkin.

I'm trying something new with Picasa in hopes that these pictures quit sucking when posted with this tool. Photoshop is running so slow on my computer that it is almost unusable...thus, yet another picture posted "As Shot".

New puter is in the to get it push out of the merely spoken of plan and into the getting action plan.

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins

I took this picture last weekend while taking the kids to the pumpkin patch/orchard. It's a family tradition for us. Hopefully, not too many of my readers/viewers are save the pumpkin people. I like me a good slice of punkin pie!

As is typical with me. This photo as shot. Fxmixer...I haven't got a new puter yet. This is all I got. It's age and lack of sofistication seems to be rubbing of on me writing too.

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