Sunday, December 28, 2008

Sunset reflection

This was taken with my Fuji F10 sitting on top of my dad's blue truck, and zoomed out so it caught the sunset reflection.

Monday, December 22, 2008

High Contrast B&W

Going through some of my files, I came across this photo that I had never done anything with.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Another Christmas Shot

I stole the idea for this from someone's Flickr post, and this was my first attempt to recreate it. I started to not post this version, because there are a couple of things I would like to change about the photo, and I plan to reshoot another version sometime soon.

I used two flashes to light this photo, one as a background light turned down really low and gelled blue. The second is a SB-800 placed inside the book with an orange gel and dialed down to 1/64 power.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas Portrait

Given the fact that neither of our kids really like having their photo made, we decided that this year's Christmas card photo was going to be something quick and simple. Here's one of the set from today.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I passed this place along U.S. 23 near South Shore, Ky., and thought it looked neat. I actually had some time, so I stopped and snapped a few quick photos, and did a lot of post work on it. I shot it as a RAW file, then exported two versions, one at normal exposure, and one very dark to get the ominous clouds in the sky. I merged them with Photomatrix to get the final effect.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Officer Reece

For his preschool Christmas program, Reece has the part of the police officer in the Frosty the Snowman story, so we got him this costume, which turned out to be incredibly cute.

Reece's Big Eyes

I love when you can see reflections in people's eyes. Click on the photo for a much larger version.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Horizontal Blinds

This photo started as just a shot of the blinds in our office with light peeking through the little holes in them. I started playing with it in Photoshop, rotated it about 40-degrees, changed the color balance to get an orange color from the light, and really bumped up the contrast and black values, and thought it made for an interesting shot.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Kids at the Caves

Some more from last weekend I'm just getting around to posting. Here are some shots of Reece and Kenzie at Carter Caves last weekend.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Fall Fishing

This is also a shot from Sunday of a couple of fishermen on Carter Caves Lake.

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Carter Caves

One of the natural bridges at Carter Caves State Park near Olive Hill, Ky. I don't know why we don't go there more, it's a really cool place about 20 minutes away from our house. It was a beautiful day here, sunny and in the mid-70s, so we went there with the kids thinking we may not get many more days like that before it turns cold.

One thing I like about this photo are the two people in the lower-right hand portion that gives you some idea of the scale of this place (click on the photo for a larger view).

Friday, October 31, 2008

Monday, October 27, 2008

Scenes from the Roof

We climbed up on the roof of our office building today (it's only five stories) but I grabbed some shots of Ashland's Central Park, and some of the downtown buildings. The last shot is Ashland's Sky Tower. At 12 stories, it's the tallest building in town, and once housed Ashland Oil offices, but as you can tell, it's still not that tall.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Rainy Fall Day

We finally got a little rain here, which made the colors on the trees pop a little more.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Fall Flower

I didn't notice the little bug on the top until I got this home and looked at it on the computer. Click on the image for a larger view.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Carter County Corn Maze

We went to the corn maze at the Carter County Fairgrounds today, and I have to say I was very impressed. It's a huge maze that takes about 45 minutes to walk through.

Here's an aerial view of the corn maze that's on the fairgrounds webste.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Crosses at Sunrise

If you drive past Grayson, Ky., on I-64, you're probably familiar with these.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Signs of Fall

I pass this tree on my way to work every morning, and it always seems to turn before all the others. This is just a quick photo I snapped from the car. Maybe one day when I'm not running late I'll stop and get some better shots of it.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Hanging in There

Despite some cold mornings, we have roses that are still hanging in there.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


So, we have a Speed Racer costume for Reece for Halloween, but on Friday night we watched Spiderman 3 ... so, he then decides he needs a Spiderman costume instead. You can see who won that argument.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


One of my favorite blogs to look at occasionally is Photoshop Disasters where people submit goof ups they've seen from others using the imaging software. We got a new memory card for our camera at work the other day, and I noticed this one immediately ... notice anything off with the reflection of the card?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My Family

My wife needed a professional portrait for her new job, so while we had all the equipment out, we grabbed a few family shots today. Since I'm usually behind the camera, I don't appear in many of our photos, so Lisa snapped a shot of me with the kids, and I have to say, I like being behind the camera much better than in front of it.