Monday, July 25, 2005

Church scenery

Occassionally I shoot weddings, and during some of the down time I like to look around at some of the details and snap shots of the church. These shots are from a wedding I did Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Ashland, Ky. It had some nice details like the stained glass and huge cathederal ceilings complete with the pipe organ. Here's a couple:

The church also had an enormous harp, which I thought looked neat with one of the stained-glass windows in the background.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Monday rainbow

We've been in this weather pattern lately where it goes from hot and sunny to a downpour in a matter of minutes, then the sun peeks back out about 15 minutes after the rain. One plus from this is we've had some good rainbows lately. Here's one I shot today from my back porch.

Thursday, July 14, 2005


One thing I like to do while shooting photos is to look around for something to take a photo of that's not really part of the shoot. This guy is a neighborhood cat that was napping on the porch of a couple I was photographing for a magazine. There's probobly a million "sleeping cat" photos out there, but I still like it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Bridge detail photo

Here's another image that's a few years old, but one I really like. This is one of the railings of a brige called Wallbridge just outside of Louisa, Ky. in Lawrence County. I used to work for a newspaper there, and was going to photograph workers doing repairs to the bridge when this close-up caught my eye. The bridge is Ky. 644 where it crosses the Levisa Fork of the Big Sandy River.

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Here's an older one

I shot this a couple of years ago while our church was clearing land where we're building our new building. It was just sitting on a tractor that had been used to cut down some weeds and brush. Someone called it a tobacco worm, but I'm not sure if that's it's real name or not. Whatever you call it, up close it looks pretty ugly.

Friday, July 08, 2005

Flowers in my yard

I can't believe how fast this blog's taken off. I think I'm up to three readers already (myself included). One of the things I like to shoot is flowers in my yard. This is a close-up of some type of lily, but I'm not sure of the exact name. I often drag my camera out in the yard and shoot flowers, then the photos just sit around on my computer for ages. Perhaps this will give me an opportunity to share some of them, because I think they look pretty neat.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005


Here's a shot of the fireworks above Ashland, Ky., on July 4. I took the lazy way out, as the photo is shot from my office building's top floor conference room. There's some reflection from the glass that shows up because some of the lights were on inside, but air-conditioned, bugless fireworks viewing is definitely the way to go.

Monday, July 04, 2005



I'm not sure how often I'll update this, but here it goes anyhow. Thought I'd use this to share some thoughts and photos. Hope you enjoy.

Here's one to start. The soft focus comes from a Photoshop effect. I duplicated the layer, added a Gaussian blur and then lowered the opacity to around 50 percent to get the effect.