Lilia has been working on holding her head up for a while now and she's finally just about got it.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Wow, this two kid thing is hard. :.) I'm finding that taking pictures is very tough when you have both hands full all the time. Oh well, the first couple months are always kind of tough. Here's a shot of Lilia that I took this afternoon when Mommy and Ava when out for ice cream and Lilia and I stayed home to hang out together.
Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
I've been a bit lazy with my camera lately, but a trip to a local home with goats provided a nice photo op. We had avoided stopping at this home with the goats because we saw a sign in the yard and assumed that it said "don't feed the goats". Upon closer inspection, it says "OK to feed the goats". It is Ava's new favorite place to go.
Monday, February 21, 2011
I was going for a kind of cinematic, gloomy storm shot here. Ava looking up with an apparent sense of wonder is what made me want to go in that direction. It took a bit of Photoshop work to get this where I wanted it because the shot was actually taken in our front foyer (it wasn't raining in there) with windows and a door in the background (not very interesting). Once I was finished with this picture, for some reason, Cat Steven's song Wild World came to mind.
Thank you to Corey Leopold whose great landscape/weather shot, The Rain,
I used as the background for this one. I really appreciate that he used a creative commons license on his shot so others could work with it.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Ava was in a playful mood this morning, so I was snapping pictures as she danced around in her tutu. Ava's grandfather was holding a pink blanket behind her for the backdrop. I really like how this one turned out -- who doesn't love a big smile from their little girl.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
If you have a Facebook account and you would like to help her out on her quest to be Miss High School America, please go ahead and click on this link: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=499569592080&set=a.499556147080.259459.63464462080 and "like" her picture.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
With the winter weather here in Atlanta, I've been stuck home for the last 4 days and I'm getting a little bit of "cabin fever". Here's a picture that I took last summer that I decided to work on a bit for some warm weather inspiration.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Snow day today in Atlanta, so I took a few minutes to go through my hard drive to see what I've been missing. I took this shot (and processed it) almost a year ago when Ava and I stayed home once when she wasn't feeling well. I'm not sure how I forgot about this one because, looking at it now, I really like it. I was going to fix the little bit of a green cast that this has to it, but, when I fixed it, I actually liked it this way better -- it made the colors pop in a different way that I liked.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
The lighting is a SB-600 through a 24x24 softbox camera right. The softbox is in front of me and is aimed to pass in front of my face, but not at me (if that makes any sense).
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sunday, January 2, 2011
I found this girl walking around the house last night and thought that she might make a cool subject for a hard-light, high-key shot.
D700 w/105mm macro lens
SB-600 camera right just a bit higher than bug, SB-600 camera left for a bit of fill about the same height. The bug was sitting on a white piece of paper. I did two exposures in Adobe Camera Raw, one to expose the bug right and one with the blacks increased to get the shadows dark, and then I combined them in Photoshop.
Ava got a new baby doll for Christmas so she could practice being a big sister. Since she found out that she has a new little sister on the way, she has been taking her new role as a big sister very seriously. :.)