Later

One of my workflow tricks as a photographer (now that I kinda know what I’m doing) is to not dive right into my edits right away.  I wait a while and edit later.  I let some time pass between when I shoot and when I edit.  I can’t really articulate why this is, but I just know that if I’m too eager to jump into the edit it’s not as creative as when I wait plus it’s a bonus when I go back through my images and find ones I forgot I shot.  Of course, with thos pesky deadlines looming this isn’t always practical.

Later

Order a print of this image. | North River in Bridgewater, VA shot about a month ago.

After Blossom

I wonder if I can get something going.  For all those people who host parties for Apple Blossom, what happens to all that extra food?  For all those people who complete massive projects just in time for Apple Blossom and then the weather doesn’t cooperate, bummer right?  There’s an enormous run-up to the festival and then, just like a summer storm, it’s all over in a heartbeat.  Where did all the people go?  Oh no, we forgot to do this or we forgot to do that!  You can finally get to those projects that had to wait until after the bloom.  Don’t blink or you’ll miss something.  Memorial Day is coming.  Will the food still be good enough to serve at a Memorial Day backyard party?  Will the weather finally cooperate?  It can feel like a massive release of pressure.  Oh yeah, and it’s my birthday.

Happy “After Blossom” – catchy?

After Blossom

Part of some backyard improvements at our house.  The rain hanging from the lamp shade compelled me to shoot it.

Spring

They say that when you’re doing what you love, you never work a day in your life.  If that’s true, I’ve NOT been working a crazy amount these days.

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I couldn’t resist the blossoming of Spring!

April Fool’s…

…or “Hurry Home?”  I couldn’t really decide which way to go.  Complete inside joke that only a few will understand, but in the meantime, enjoy April Fool’s Day.

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Wonder how long it’ll take to get a text…?

Requests

Apparently I’m taking requests now.

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So my wife has developed quite the “photographer’s eye” these days.

24º

This is what 24ºC looks like to me in Febraury.  Come on, how could I not?!

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Not Political

I swear it wasn’t political when I started.  And it’s not really now, but given the general political vibe these days my intentions really wouldn’t have mattered – somebody would interpret this differently that what was ever intended.  Yeah, yeah – the first amendment is right there so I suppose it is a little political.  I just thought it would be a cool idea and I’ve drawn inspiration for the image from several sources that have done it previously.  I actually had some political elements in it that I decided were not appropriate – just didn’t want them “junking up” the image.

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My inspiration was the M4 carbine.  I know nothing about weapon itself – this is simply the model I could recreate with some of the gear I own.  See the image on 500px.