Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Airbrushed


I love the tinge of pink on these hydrangeas. It's like someone came along and airbrushed the edges just enough to give them some color.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Enthralled



My attempt at photojournalism. This dad and son were waiting for the Thunderbirds show, and the son was having a blast with his new toy. I took photos of several pairs of parents/kids, but this pair was by far my favorite.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Thunder-Struck






Air Force Thunderbirds. Joint Services Air Show, Andrews Air Force Base, 2011.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Dude is on FIRE!


Not that I don't love taking pictures of landscapes and flowers, but if I could make a living by photography, I'd want to be a photojournalist. I am amazed by photojournalism, and the way a picture really can be worth a thousand words.

I, however, have no real talent for that. This is evident by my lack of ability to adequately even cover a piano recital or t-ball game. But at Disney, everything is possible. Dreams come true. All that jazz. So here I am, pretending to be a photojournalist.

It isn't war or anything. It's a stunt show. But still - look!! That dude is on fire, and I caught it!

Okay, off to get a few shots of the roses blooming in the backyard. Sigh. Back to reality.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Postcard Shots



I don't think shots like these are great photographic shots. They're the stuff of postcards, that anyone in the right place with a decent camera could take. There's no "making the photo" here, but still - I like getting the postcard shot every now and then. If for no other reason than I no longer have to spend twenty five cents on them. :)

Monday, May 16, 2011

Chasing the Dream




I think most photographers have something they spend years trying to capture that seems to elude them. There's been lots of those for me: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds in flight, and fireworks. I've read articles, taken thousands of pictures, and still not been able to capture the color and crispness of fireworks without also overexposing the smoke that inevitably overpowers them.

At Disney World last week I was able to finally figure it out. I don't know if it was chance, or I actually figured it out. But I'm thrilled for once I got the shot.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Pier to the Horizon



A pier at a crab restaurant on the Potomac River. I'm standing in Maryland; the land you see across the water is Virginia, where I live.

The water looks pretty due to a little post-processing magic. The recent rains have stirred it up and it's a bit muddier than this photo would lead you to believe.