Sunday, March 30, 2008


There's a sad sort of clanging
From the clock in the hall
And the bells in the steeple too,
And up in the nurs'ry an absurd little bird
Is popping out to say "cuckoo".

Regretfully they tell us,
But firmly they compel us
To say goodby to you.

So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, good night,
I hate to go and leave this pretty sight.
So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, adieu,
Adieu, adieu, to yieu and yieu and yieu.


Thanks for the fun photo shoot!

Friday, March 21, 2008


ISO 100 ~ f/8 ~ 1/100 ~ 135mm


Sunday, March 16, 2008


I just love the expression that was on my dog's face as I was out there doing a little photo shoot...  I was quite surprised at how long they were willing to sit, lay, and do whatever I wanted them to.

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Saturday, March 08, 2008

Getting the Shot

I don't know if any of you get this way, but there are times where I just don't know what to shoot. I've shot everything in our yard - a thousand times over... It's time to step back and look at things from a different angle. You shoot standing up, try shooting from the floor. You shoot low all the time? Climb up on something, and, again, get a totally different angle. I know you have heard this a thousand times from a thousand different books, but I thought that it was worth the effort to let you know that there is truth in it.

I'm sorry ladies, but this one is more for the guys. :-)  Here was the original shot. Plain. Boring. Yard.

ISO 100 ~ f/18 ~ 1/60th ~ 55mm

I tried a shot from the ground at wide angle. Suddenly the old Dodge took on the menacing look of a monster truck.
ISO 100 ~ f/10 ~ 1/250th ~ 18mm

A little more creativity with wide-angle, and deeper DOF.
ISO 100 ~ f/10 ~ 1/250th ~ 18mm

Ok, so they are not stunning images, but it surprised me again how different a scene can look with just a little creativity on the part of the photographer.

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The Cries of Them That Reap...

The North Koreans have really been on my heart for the past few weeks.  I'm not really sure what prompted it but I recently started researching that country; and what a doleful plight it is in.  This graphic was inspired by some of these thoughts.

Photographic credits for the children, the wheat, and the North Korean flag go to Google Images, and their respective owners.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sally & Jordan's Wedding II

ISO 200 ~ f/2.8 ~ 1/200th ~ 165mm

ISO 200 ~ f/2.8 ~ 1/200th ~ 200mm

ISO 200 ~ f/2.8 ~ 1/15th ~ 70mm

ISO 800 ~ f/5.0 ~ 1/160th ~ 200mm

ISO 800 ~ f/5.0 ~ 1/160th ~ 70mm

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