Sunday, August 10, 2008
This was during the ceremony - it rained, so we were under cover. The lighting wasn't great, but this picture of the exchange of rings turned out well.
It cleared up soon after the ceremony, so we got some pictures in front of the river. I tried to take non-posed pictures with a long lens, and the spontaneity of that turned out well, I thought.
Here I told a (slightly) inappropriate joke, and the reaction was priceless.
This one was posed, but they just looked so sweet together. I like that they aren't looking at the camera - it feels less posed that way.
Ah . . . the sun! There were actually several shots with the fluffy clouds and bright blue sky in the background. I like this one for the simplicity.
There are many more pictures I took, but the thing I liked about shooting this wedding was the pure love and joy that radiated from their faces. It was obvious to me, and I hope it is to you as well, that they are deeply in love. I wish them all the best.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
We finally had some lovely weather, so while his sister was napping, my son and I played outside. This swing hangs from our Magnolia tree, which is about to burst forth with beautiful blossoms. (I like alliteration.)
My son is silly. So, so, SO silly.
I recently watched a documentary about skateboarding, Dogtown and Z-Boys. I highly recommend it. The photography of the boys skating was unbelievable, and I tried to emulate the sense of movement and pure joy in this shot. But, as you can see, I failed.
We have a small, but steep hill in the backyard, and my son decided to take flying leaps from the top and tumble down to the bottom. He's not daring at all, so his behavior was a bit of a shock to me and I just had to document it. He, by the way, loves this picture.
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
This is my kids' favorite park. It is only a couple of blocks from our house, and during the summer we're there every day, some times twice. Miraculously, only the picnic area got smashed, with the tree falling right between the play structure and the merry-go-round. Lucky. Also, if you look in the upper right hand corner of the picture, you can see a few fir branches blowing in the breeze. About two hours after I took this picture, that tree fell on another picnic bench. Bad day for benches.
This is a big old tree directly behind our church. It fell over, obviously. But our Church was safe and sound - we lost a few shingles and a fan vent (I rescued it as it skidded across the parking lot. At the rate it was moving, I figured it was light-weight aluminum. Um - it wasn't . It probably weighed about 50 pounds. That's how fast the wind was moving.) But other than those two things, our building was fine. Divine intervention? Hmmm . . .
Friday, December 7, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
My son loves the ocean - and after being trapped in the car for 3+ hours, he needed a silly release. This was it.
The two girls in my life are gorgeous. I love them to pieces.
I took this on the beach, and it took a lot of shots to get it just right. When I got home, it was still lacking some pizazz, so I used an infrared film filter on the computer and got this image. The texture of the ocean waves popped out and the bird itself was suddenly defined as a silhouette - no longer a bird, but the idea of a bird. Weird.
This one is from the aquarium, and I subjected it to the joy of infrared as well. I like that he is mostly hidden from view, and that all we see is a hint of a smile behind his otherwise stark and unfeeling avian eye. I have pictures of him with his beak totally exposed, but they lack the mischievous mystery that this shot possesses. Well, I like it, anyway.
I took this picture on a very low shutter speed and had to hold the camera very still. As a result, the lobster appeared to glow beneath the fluorescent lights of his tank. I enjoyed the effect of infrared film so much that I tried it on him, and the effect was eerie and humorous at the same time, so you can't beat that! Also, his eyes are just two black knobs on the end of some protuberances, which was really weird to look at.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Every year my wife's side of the family likes to make silly family reuinion videos. This is our attempt at a 70s cop show spoof. It is pretty lame, and there are a lot of inside jokes, but perhaps someone might think it's funny. Summer blockbuster it is not.
Just for the record - I was not shorter than the lady in this picture. I was sitting down, because my son was scared. So stop making fun.
If you are interested in "Wildlife Images," visit thier website: www.wildlifeimages.org They offer free tours of their facilities, and it looks sweet. Unfortunately, I think they are in Grant's Pass - not exactly a day trip for us.