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.

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Giant Rat

We didn't actually get to see the rat ... he wasn't out on display yet.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What a Rip Off

Remember when air was free? Not so long ago, air was just one of those services a "service" station provided. Then, it started at a quarter, then 50 cents, and this morning I stop to get some air at a local gas station with my two quarters in hand only to get out and find that it's up to 75 cents ... nearly a buck to add a few measly PSI to my tires.

So, what's next? Coin operated funnel dispensers for adding oil? A dollar bill feeder system for the windshield washing fluid? If you notice, no one calls them "service stations" anymore. They're gas stations now. The service apparently died a long time ago when companies figured out we needed their product and had no other options.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Some more of my Photoshop-created artwork of my daughter. I think it's pretty obvious that the water isn't real, but it's still kinda neat looking. It's a plug-in called Flood by Flaming Pear, and it does a great job at getting the reflection and the ripples right, but the perfectly straight horizontal water line usually gives it away.

Thursday, September 04, 2008


From a shoot I did today of a co-worker's daughter.

Old Cemetery

This is a small roadside cemetery (not a graveyard, as it is not part of a church property) that is on the farm we visited over the weekend. Many of the graves dated back to the early to mid-1800s, and some looked to be older (as they were at the back of the land) but had no markings.