Wednesday, May 30, 2007

As you can see, I've been busy

The view from the south facing side of our room's balcony. I guess I should get back to work now.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

One Year

Sunday marked my first wedding anniversary. What better way to celebrate than to take photographs!

This is the actual bridal bouquet one year later along with her veil and headpiece. Here are some detail views:

Saturday, May 19, 2007


Sorry for the lack of posts. I've been:

1. Doing some consulting work
2. Trying to find a normal job
3. Doing a (non-paying) photo shoot along with custom editing
4. Finishing the required work to become an AHA CPR instructor

So I've been busy.

*Textspeak for Be Back Later

Monday, May 14, 2007

Faux Vintage Photography

This was one of my early attempts at making my digital photographs look vintage. How did I do?

Trivia: If this were from film, what would cause that fuzzy dark line around the edge.

Paul: This is not the inside of my nose.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Lack of Material

I'll have some new stuff up soon. In the meantime, this is my cat.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Back to Flowers

Back to floral shots. I took this with my previous camera, a KM Dimage z5. It had a great macro mode which allowed for some interesting perspectives. For example, the flower petal in the upper left of the frame is actually touching the outside element of the lens.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Capitol Building

And there she is, the Capitol Building. Atop the nearly 9 Million pounds of iron that makes up the dome is the statue of Freedom. Now, Freedom was stuck up there in 1863. You history buffs out there may realize that the helicopter wasn't around back then. One has to imagine the conversation between the government agent and the contractor tasked with putting it up there.

Government agent: Ok, we want you to put this statue on top of the capitol dome.
Contractor: Sure thing, we'll just need a lot of rope, some pulleys and a couple dozen horses. How big is it?
Government agent: Uhmmm, yeah, it's kinda big but nothing you can't handle.
Contractor: Well, like how big?
Government agent: What if I said it was under 8 tons?
Contractor: Riiiight...

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Korean War Memorial

This is from the Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC. The National Park Service has more information about the memorial and the men and women who fought in the Korean war.

Here is a wider shot that includes more of the statues:

Monday, May 7, 2007

The WWII Memorial

It took WWII vets 59 years to get a memorial. If you haven't seen it in person, check out more photos here.

Saturday, May 5, 2007

Tomb of the Unkown Soldier

Well, I promised a change in subject matter.

Washington DC is a place I think that everyone should visit at least once in their life. This is from October of 2006; my third trip to DC and first trip to Arlington cemetery. This photo was taken right after the changing of the guard. I think I like this shot because it seems to convey the seriousness with which the 3rd ID honor guard takes the task of guarding the tomb.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Back to Flowers

Ok, so It may seem that I take a lot of pictures of flowers. Well, I do really. Thing is, they don't move around much and are easily found in my backyard. Here's a couple from the other day.

So then I fooled around with the color some to make it look like a hand tinted black and white photograph.

I promise we'll change subject matter soon.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Creek Near the Mill Part II

Well, maybe this should be part one. This is the original photo with only slight color balancing to bring out the reds and blues.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Creek near Gilreath Mill

This is a photo was taken near Gilreath Mill in Greer, South Carolina late last year. The mill is an early 19th century, water-powered, flour mill. I'll post more from that shoot later.