That Night

From the entire staff @ Cedarmeade Studios, Merry Christmas! ¬†ūüéĄ


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.


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


I’m requiring my Beginning Photography students at Shenandoah University to recreate this image. ¬†I had to create it so they had a reference. ¬†I finished it and thought “well now that’s a blog photo.” ¬†It’s not a difficult technique to pull off, but it’s slightly different than what we did in class – same technique just applied in a very creative manner. ¬†Can’t wait to see the results.

Feeling a little tipsy - I wasn't even drinking!

Feeling a little tipsy – I wasn’t even drinking!


Just having some fun with a little light painting.  Happy holidays everyone.


How It’s Done

And that, folks, is how it’s done.

Having some fun at the Rocktown Cyclocross Festical today in Harrisonburg, VA

Having some fun at the Rocktown Cyclocross Festical today in Harrisonburg, VA

Night Owl

Anybody else see the moonrise tonight? ¬†I’ve always tried to photograph the moon when it’s just over the horizon and have always missed it by the time I¬†find the right place to set up. ¬†I almost missed it again tonight. ¬†I got some really decent images of the moon as it was rising in front of¬†Handley High School. ¬†I had some¬†fun with this one.

Handley High School's iconic cupola at night.

Handley High School’s iconic cupola at night.


Aren’t most discoveries just a combination of knowledge, timing and just plain dumb luck. ¬†As I was going through my images from this evening I simply looked at this image differently and it just hit me. ¬†Out of the blue. ¬†Crazy how that happens sometimes.

Can you guess what this is?  I'll post the answer within tomorrow's post.

Can you guess what this is? I’ll post the answer within tomorrow’s post.