Unreleased Photos, Behind The Scenes & Random Thoughts

Archive for May, 2014

Sunrise Bridge

On the road to Illinois back in March.

Sunrise Bridge


My Pet Hamster

My nephew introduced me to his pet hamster while visiting back home in April.

hamster

hamster 2

 


Water & Colors

I enjoyed the deep greens and blues present at the park as I captured families out enjoying the great weather as well as the running water.

greens and blues


Feeling Like A Kid Again #2

Here’s another image taken from my March post on bike riding, plus a group of men riding bikes similar to the big wheels toys we use to ride as children, and how much fun it can be.

feel like a kid again 2


Phenomenal Woman

Thank you Dr. Maya Angelou!

April 4th, 1928 – May 28th, 2014

Photo By Dwight Carter

Photo By Dwight Carter


I’m Sexy And I Know It!

Model Jocelyn Shartel

Makeup By Nichele Washington

Playful Jolly


Memorial Day Dinner

No BBQ for me this Memorial Day. Instead I prepared a simple grilled chicken and turkey sausage jambalaya. No cook-outs, parties or celebrating, just a quiet dinner with family and some NBA basketball. Remember, this is a day to honor and pay our respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. I’ll say a prayer for all of the fallen soldiers as well as their families. Blessings.

jambalaya 1


Fly Gyrl

Beautiful Model DiAndrea Ash

Makeup By Tiona Chantel

Fly Fancy

fly gyrl di

Di Head-Shot 2

Fancy Head-Shot 3B

Fancy Flag 2


Happy 15th Birthday To My First Born!!!!

Happy Birthday my sweet angel!!!! I LOVE you with all my heart Ameera!!!!

Pooh Birthday Pic 2014


Happy Birthday Jocelyn!!!

Happy Birthday to my little angel Jocelyn Shartel!!!

Happy Birthday Jolly 2014 1B

Makeup By Nichele Washington


The Matriarch

Happy Birthday to the Matriarch, my Grandmother Mrs. Emma Orsborn! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!

the matriarch


LadyBug Feast

Have you ever wondered what ladybugs eat? Most of us think ladybugs are cute and harmless, and if you were like me you probably even thought they only ate plants? Well, that’s not whole story. The truth is, most ladybugs are predators. They eat other insects that we would consider pest, and most farmers or gardeners love them for this very reason. I ran across these ladybugs yesterday while taking out the trash. At first glance I didn’t notice the little red bugs present but, after I spotted them I figured maybe they’re ladybug larvae or something? I was certainly shocked to find that in fact they’re the ladybug’s food! These little red bugs are called Aphids. They tend to be a real pest to plants, so these hungry ladybugs were actually doing us humans a favor by feasting on the tiny red creatures. It’s amazing how we can discover new things everyday upon closer observation. Interesting facts are all around us from the very obvious right down to the most inconspicuous. I try to pay close attention to everything when I’m out, and having my camera helps me to document and illustrate what I discover. I await my next discovery.

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bug life 6

bug life 2

bug life

bug life 4

 


Happy Birthday To Ya, My Favorite Singer!!!

I’d like to say a very special Happy Birthday to my favorite singer of all time, Mr. Stevie Wonder!!! I’ve loved this man’s music all of my life. I listen to his music at some point every single day of my life! He’s simply the best! He’s not alone on my list, there are others such as, Michael and Marvin but, Stevie is the man and today is his day. I hope wherever in the world he may be he has a blessed birthday. Thank you for sharing your gift with me and with this whole world for so long!

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Photo By Matthew Rolston


Rowing & Splashing

I love to go to the river and capture interesting photos of the rafters and surfers. I love photographing water even though I’m terribly afraid of it! It just looks so beautiful and refreshing! The water sport participants always seem to have so much fun. I wish I could be brave enough to do it one day….maybe one day?

charging forward

going under

row hard


Getting Close

Just a few randoms of me getting close up on various subjects for their color, detail, or texture.

wooden bleachers 1

bench close

Chains

tank wheel

street flower 2

street flowers 1

pine tree x-green 1

plant life inside

yard pods 1

under riverwalk bridge

 


Chickpea Salad

Next up for today is a simple chickpea salad with fresh vegetables and sharp cheddar cheese, prepared for me by the beautiful Terri White. This is also a very cool, light, simple and delicious meal that can be eaten for lunch, dinner or as a snack. Sorry but, no time for any fancy plating, this batch was for prepared for me after a long day of shooting while I enjoyed NBA basketball. As with most any dish these days you can google different recipes and tweak this dish to your own personal liking. Happy eating!!!

chick-pea salad 1

chick-pea salad 2

 


Vietnamese Cuisine

I know that it has been a long time since I’ve posted anything into my food category and it’s a shame because, I’ve eaten some really wonderful food since my last entry. I’ve traveled quite a bit, as well as cooked/experimented with lots of great dishes since my last food entry. Well, I promise to share more food photos from my travels as well as from my own kitchen from this point on. First up, one of my favorite Vietnamese dishes, Bun Ga Nuong! Bun Ga Nuong is a simple meal consisting of vermicelli rice noodles mixed with fresh vegetables and topped with grilled chicken. Served with Nuoc Cham sauce (fish sauce) it is light and absolutely delicious!!! This particular meal was purchased at one of my favorite local restaurants, Pho Vy, here in Columbus Ga. If you’re ever in town I highly recommend checking them out. 

pho vy

 

 


Tarnesha Head-Shots

Here are a just a few head-shots from my very first shoot with Mrs. Tarnesha taken a couple of months ago.

Model Tarnesha Robinson Small

Makeup Shon Sanks

Hair Ormond Bellinger

 

Tarnesha 3d

tarnesha bw 2

Tarnesha Fav 1d

Tarnesha Shon 3e


Dimitria & Keisha

Models Dimitria Burney  & Keisha Carter

Makeup By http://www.tionachantelmakeup.com

Dimitria Wrap 2B

Dimitria Leopard 1

Dimitria Wrap 1

Keisha Wrap 1