“National parks and reserves are an integral aspect of intelligent use of natural resources. It is the course of wisdom to set aside an ample portion of our natural resources as national parks and reserves, thus ensuring that future generations may know the majesty of the earth as we know it today.”President John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States
Sometimes you drive an hour for a shoot. Totally worth it.
At some point throughout the day, stop and reflect on what is really being celebrated.
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.
…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.
Apparently I’m taking requests now.
It’s not every day that an opportunity lands in your front yard and says “photograph me while I rid Old Town Winchester of a black squirrel.” This is what makes me envious of those people who have fields and forests in their back yards. But it was cool and weird when it happened on a main street in town. At least he cleaned up his mess.
Unfortunately I had to shoot these images through double-paned glass so they’re not as sharp as they could be.
I have a bird goal. Can you guess what it is?
Come on Spring – kinda tired of riding my bike inside all the time. Need some variety.
Poll for the audience…
…how many of you had a Disney song going through your head just now? Just curious.
I was being rolled back to the OR exactly a year ago. What a difference one year makes, huh?
We put a birdhouse right outside our kitchen window and it’s been fascinating to watch the action and interactions. Turns out that the woodpecker is a big ole meanie!
Enjoying some quality time at the beach. I figured I’d shoot the sunrise a little differently this morning.
It’s been a while since I did a video here so enjoy.
The flowers in church last Sunday were in my name. It’s was a crazy overwhelming feeling. I’ve always heard them mention that the flowers were in other names, but this time it was me! Thank you.
On another note, it’s weird to hear what people are saying in terms of my recent surgery. On some levels it’s become a bit over-exaggerated. I think, in some circles, I almost died. It’s a bit Ferris Beuller-ish.
I can say, without hesitation, that the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.
I’m really trying to be more efficient when it comes to editing images (and everything else, for that matter, to do with photography) just to improve my workflow. I can honestly say that I’ve spent upwards of hours editing a single image. I have to get more efficient with that. Lightroom can do some heavy lifting when it comes to editing and I’m trying not to always end up in Photoshop because not every image needs it. So I’m trying to create single and, possibly, multiple single one-click presets that can get the job done. This is a photo from back in the Fall of 2012 with two “stacked” presets (2 clicks) in Lightroom.
I think more than just the students enjoy a snow day here and there!
Along with continuing to shoot both photos and videos and teaching a photography course at SU for the Spring semester, I’m going to look back at some of the images I created before I really knew what I was doing. I might revisit the edit or I might just post as-is because I’m satisfied with what I already accomplished. I’ll start with an easy one (best way, right?). I’m pretty happy how this turned out – not just in the design, but because I can now say I shot Africa’s Big 5!
I recently read a photography post compiled by top professionals indicating what photos I (as a professional wanna-be) should avoid because they’re cliche and “tired.” You know what, I don’t care. I don’t always take a photograph based on what the population will consider artful. In fact, I think being a professional means determining in my own mind what I think to be artful. And the sunset, although having been shot countless times every day, is different (IMHO) every single day. That’s the beauty of it. So enjoy this very unique sunset.