Unreleased Photos, Behind The Scenes & Random Thoughts

Archive for September, 2014

The Agony Of Defeat

A little girls cries to her mother as her team loses it’s first soccer game.

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Backseat Sleeper

My son is the worst when it comes to riding in the car. He usually falls asleep within seconds regardless of how long or short the drive may be! I have so many pictures of him sleeping in the car that it’s become an entire collection accumulated over the years.

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Pizzeria Plants Black & White

Cool textured plants I spotted today outside of a local pizzeria.

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Pizzera Plants In Color

Cool pinkish-red plants I spotted outside of a local pizzeria today.

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On The Grill

Taken about 2 hours ago.

I’m Out On The Grill!!! Tonight’s Dinner Is, Turkey Burgers, Turkey Sausage, Ribeyes, And Skirt Steak For Authentic Carne Asada Tacos. Sides Are, Balsamic Glazed Asparagus, Zucchini, Squash, Potato Salad And Deviled Eggs (Not Pictured)

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Take It To The Bridge

These young daredevils hang out on the bridge to discuss who’ll jump first, then actually start to perform their dangerous stunts.

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The Liftoff


Time To Go

Leaving the beautiful sunset and perfect weather at the river-walk this past Saturday. I wish it was like this all the time…

Sunset Riverwalk


Casual Family Portraits

I Took My Kids Out To The Downtown Area Yesterday To Check Out The New Zip Line Opening And We Ended Up Staying Out There For Hours. It Was So Nice! The Weather Started Off A Little Hot But Turned Out To Be Great After It Rained. I Took A Few Pics And Met Some Very Cool People While Down There Too.

At The End Of The Trip Look Who Showed Up? Their Mommy! They Were Happy To See Her So I Took A Picture Of Them All To Capture The Moment. These Shots Weren’t Planned, They Just Happened To Be Standing There In What I Thought Was Nice Light So I Told Them All To Look At Me And Snapped 1 Or 2 Pics. We Stayed A Little While Longer To Enjoy The Excellent Breeze But Had To Leave To Go To Dinner. It’s Getting Harder And Harder To Get Them Together In A Pic As The Kids Get Older (Teenagers!!!) But I Thought This Time They All Looked So Sweet!!! Happy Times…

the two birds

they're just alike


Deadly Force: A Closer Look

I’d like to share a few portraits from a short film idea about an aggressive detective I worked on with my friend Jessie back in 2012. It was a very fun project and I hope that we can put our creative minds together again to work on some new exciting things in the near future. So many cool things can evolve when you put dedicated, and passionate individuals together. These are the people I love working with the most because, they bring out the creativity in me.

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Tattoos & Skateboards

I spotted this skateboarder talking to the river rafters about the similarities in trying to perform tricks in their respective sports, and if they hit any good waves that day?

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Impact!

Rafters hit a dip in the water and must brace themselves for a huge splash!

All Aboard

 


13th Street Bridge

A wide shot of the downtown bridge in the evening as the sun starts to set over the running water.

13th Street Bridge


Rebel Rafter

Rafting in the flooded, murky, water.

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Dude, Are You Getting This?

A rafter records his friend performing tricks in the river’s current.

Recording His Friend

Taking The Shot


This Just In: Colors Across The Sky

These beauties only lasted a few short minutes so I had to act fast! I noticed their bright colors peeking through my window about 10 minutes ago. So I grabbed my camera, ran outside, and….captured these beautiful colors against the night sky. I told you the other day I would keep my eyes to the sky for more of nature’s awesome artwork. I love it!!!!

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Batter Up!

Very cool statues in the downtown area playing a friendly game of baseball.

Boy Face

The Girl Batter

Hat To The Back

Catcher

The Batter

The Pitch Behind

Back Catcher

Batter Ready For Pitch

Focus On The Pitcher

The Release Angle

Focus On The Hitter

The Release

Pitcher And Catcher

Focus On The Catcher

Baseball Girl Face

Baseball Girl

Player Face

Ready To Run

The Long Pitch

The Game Wide

The Batter Closer


The Clouds Are Out

For the past few days the clouds have been dancing around in the sky. So many different patterns and formations, it’s literally like nature’s paintings or works of art forming right before our eyes. Some sit for long periods of time for you to admire, while others give you a glimpse of their beauty and disappear in an instant. For example, if you look at the first 3 images you’ll notice the clouds remain in place even as the landscape changes on the ground. Most of the images in this post were captured while riding in the car but, I actually prefer being on foot so that I have more time to concentrate on exactly how I want to shoot them. I know most might not think clouds are very interesting, and some photographers feels as though they are “too easy” to shoot or too much of a cliche’ but, I have always found them to be very interesting every since I was a child. I find them especially interesting when they can be blended into other scenery. I’ll try to keep my eyes to the sky for more that may catch my attention within the coming days.

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Big Clouds

Wrong Way

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Railway Worker

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Shelter Me

….from the rain.

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It’s A Girl!!!

My close friend Jocelyn reveals to everyone the gender of her first pregnancy. Congratulations sweetheart!!! ❤

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Steam Heat

A few black and white images after a quick downpour during my solo nature outing.

The area started out dry, scorching hot and in great need of rain. The rain clouds quickly rushed in and poured over the entire park. In true Georgia weather fashion, the rain subsided and the heat took over once again evaporating all signs of water. You could actually see the rain water transform into steam against the hot rocky ground! In a few moments everything was back to normal but, this time with a a slight catch. The after effects of the rain produced a very welcomed cool breeze. The breeze lasted for the remainder of my trip, and I enjoyed every second of it! More to come soon…

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branches

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Where Have All The Children Gone?

The park, as well as the playgrounds were completely empty this past Saturday as I navigated the landscape for hours. I was very surprised to see that no children were present anywhere, especially considering the size of the park and the fact that it was the weekend. It was such a beautiful day! I started thinking, “maybe it was just too hot for everyone?” Or, “maybe everyone was just too busy doing other things?” In any case, seeing the park this way left me wondering to myself, “where have all the children gone?” When I was a child I owned every video game system that was currently available and I LOVED each of them! But, I would much rather be outside enjoying a beautiful day such as this one hands down! The video games would be reserved for the night time after it was too late to go outside. I would have to be located and forced by my parents to come home! (Sigh) That was then, and this is now….things have really changed. I guess this is just real life in the digital age?

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Where Have The Kids Gone

Sand & Shadows

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Solo Nature Walk

This past Saturday I spent almost 8 hours walking around by myself in the intense summer heat. I hadn’t been out to shoot in a while and I really needed to get out and do something to get my creativity flowing again. Despite the heat I started to have lots of fun. So much so that I totally forgot all about the weather and started to focus more on capturing images. I decided to let the colors of the park inspire me. Before I knew it I looked down at my phone and realized just how long I had actually been out. I was really shocked but, I guess when you’re truly enjoying yourself time is of little importance?

Apart from the photographic aspect of being outside on such massive terrain, this trip also provided me with an opportunity to be at peace mentally as well as be active physically. I love it when using my camera can become therapeutic. It can relax my mind, ease my tension and rejuvenate my spirit. It’s such a wonderful feeling when you can pick up your camera, discover an interesting location and just shoot uninterrupted at your own pace. No schedules, no time constraints, no people, no complaining…just you, your gear and the beauty of nature. I told myself that I would try to get out to more natural locations such as this one more often and try to reconnect with nature. I love finding the layers of hidden details within wooded areas such as this one. I have lots of photos from this outing that I hope to share over the coming weeks.

Here are just a few samples I worked on immediately after arriving back home. For anyone wondering, these are roughly straight out of the camera. The only adjustments I made were very minor brightness tweaks and slight shadow lifting.

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