Air! June 12, 2009
On May 30th I attended my sister’s agility competition in Freehold, NJ to photograph JoJo & her compete on the course!
My main goal was capturing photos for my sister so she can choose one to blow up on canvas as well as practice my “stop action” technique.
JoJo’s got skillzzzz! For a lil-legged dog she can really get some air on those jumps!
JoJo & Darlene are a great team! You can read all about JoJo’s & Darlene’s Agility Journey on their blog: http://ouragilityjourney.wordpress.com/
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* Sisters * June 10, 2009
Mother’s Day recently passed and this year we wanted something special for Mom.
I asked my sister to come over my house so we could do a portrait shoot of the two of us so that I could get one blown up into an 11×14 canvas from Canvas on Demand. I set up the tripod with the 50mm lens on the camera, grabbed the remote shutter release, and we headed out to the backyard for our shoot.
This was the final choice for the canvas and I just adore it!
While we were out there snapping away we decided to do some individual portraits for mom as well.
I printed as 8×10’s and she hung them with the canvas in her house.
Our pups were with us in the yard so we had them join us for individual portraits and a group portrait of the 4 of us!
You can’t get any cuter that these pups!!
From time to time in between the mayhem I’ve been experiencing in my life at the present time – I get 5 minutes to spare to work on photos I haven’t had time to process. I hate when it takes this long because sometimes I forget about them…and then it gets so far away from when I took them that I just let them go. I’m trying not to do that anymore.
My goal is to leave them in my “unprocessed” drive until I get a chance to work on them even of that takes me 6 months (as these did below). These photos were taken on 1/2/09 in New York City. I have a few handfuls of others from that day that I really like but I will have to process a few here and there when I have 5 minutes (or MAKE MYSELF TAKE 5 minutes).
I LOVE LOVE LOVE lifestyle portraiture and you’ve see A LOT of that subject on my blog in the 08 & 09 posts but I equally love work like nature, landscape, architecture, wildlife, and too many other subjects to name. I wish I had more time for both but to be honest right now I barely have time to sleep let alone process work I haven’t gotten to OR get out and take new photos like these.
I have about 6 portrait/wedding jobs to begin working on or finish working on so time is limited for me right now. Unfortunately my time is torn at the present for the next few weeks until I close on both homes. Many of you know the horror of moving…pricing inspectors for the home inspection, fire safety certifications, appraisals, lawyers, realtors, meeting with movers for price estimates, downsizing a larger home to fit into a condo, packing, etc…well….couple that with my photography work, my full time job, dealing with the things that come along with the loss of a loved one (estate, etc), I have little time for me.
I make time where I can but that is usually late at night when I should be sleeping in bed for work the next morning…I guess I’ve learned to do without sleep when necessary and make up for it where I can. That’s all part of life so you gotta just “keep on trucking.”
I digress from the photos below…but I thought it might be a good idea to explain what I’ve been up to (not as an excuse for not getting the jobs processed as quickly as I promise my customers), but to at least explain where I’m coming from and that I’m doing my best! 🙂
Also, to my fellow bloggers…if I don’t make it to your blog to comment, I always try to get there and catch up! Thanks for coming by and commenting even when I haven’t been by in a bit!
After all that…here are today’s images:
Sites from the top of the Empire State Building…
You can find pigeons anywhere in NYC…even on top of the Empire State Building. This lil guy wasn’t phased by me & my lens in his face one bit.
I love how you can just make out the city below in the bokeh.
Hand-held shots with no flash in St. Patrick’s Cathedral…how MAGNIFICENT is his site!
Greener Pastures May 25, 2009
“…He makes me down to lie In pastures green: he leadeth me the quiet waters by. My soul he doth restore again: and me to walk doth make Within the paths of righteousness, ev’n for his own name’s sake….” -Scottish Metrical Psalms
This was taken on the roadside in Pollocksville, NC, close to where my father lived. I was driving home one night and pulled over on the side of the road to capture it. I left the telephone wires in intentionally, which may not be to everyone’s taste, but I really wanted to keep them in. I can’t explain why exactly…but maybe it’s because I wanted to remember it how it really was: Quiet Rural life with luxuries that we all seem to need in the times that we live in?
*Please click to view larger or you won’t see all of the wonderful little details*