Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I was invited to a retreat in Speculator as a special guest over the weekend. I got to share my testimony with two great kids who are joining my former church. I also got to wake up early and sit by the lake. The lighting wasn't great but here is what I saw!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Emulating Eli Reed yet again

Tonight I went to Dr. Fraser's VIP grand opening party of The Coffee Beanery on Rt. 30. Mostly it seemed to be friends and co workers who came to try to coffee and pastries. I have lots of pictures to sift through from the event, but there were two moments when, just after I snapped the pictures, I thought, "Oh, I think I got a good one there!" Both pictures feature children and since I don't get to shoot young children much, it was really a treat for me. Again, I'm emulating Eli Reed whose portraits of people fascinate me to no end. These are not up to his quality but I hope they again represent the real-ness and simplicity of the subjects. I was lucky to catch the first one of the little girl on tippy toes waiting for her specialty drink, but I am especially taken by the second picture which is of a little girl frighteningly clutching her mother's leg. I am definitely going to enter that one in some sort of contest this year!

Monday, April 19, 2010


This is what I feel today so I think I captured pictures that in some way portray this. Also, my new inspiration, Eli Reed, takes a lot of black and whites of real subjects, many showing the flaws of the subject. I've done my best to try that as well!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Oscar does lunch!

I haven't managed to kill Oscar yet, the Venus Fly Trap plant I bought at the Museum last week. In fact, he seems to be doing quite well and has caught a few flies on his own. He sure looks ferocious when pictures are taken up close!

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

A beautiful day in the city

Our field trip for the month was to the NYS Museum where we saw an absolutely beautiful exhibit of photography that focused on life in America from the mid 1800's to modern times. I really enjoyed the exhibit and was amazed at how often breaking the rules actually produces a winning shot. We had a chance to view the city via the observation deck 40 stories up! Then we had lunch and walked around Albany, shooting anything that caught our interest. I found a couple of shots that I really liked and I even got some macros for our assignment, but I'm not sharing them until the next meeting :) Strangely enough, all of these photos to me center around the same theme or at least make me feel the same thing. Can you guess what that might be?

Peaceful Morning

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