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).