Something New

31 07 2009

So a couple of weekends ago I had a chance to do a photoshoot of a local up-and-coming musician.  This kid is really talented.  It certainly wasn’t the best lighting, as the sun was going down, and we were an hour behind schedule.  I also didn’t have all the equipment I needed as my second shooter bailed on me at the last minute.  Despite all that, we had a fun session.  It’s on YouTube since WordPress won’t let me post it here without taking more of my money, but take a look and let me know what you think!   🙂

And Finally….

23 04 2008

Now that tax season is over, I’m finally beginning to catch up on my rest….  Sort of.  Now it’s finish the returns that had to go extension, plus run a household, and try to finish many of my personal projects.  What sort of projects?  Oh, something like this:

* Model project – photographing local models, allowing them to add photos to their portfolio and mine

* Yard clean up – ummm.  self explanatory….

* Stock photography project – adding more photos to my stock photography collection for sale online…

* VACATION!!!  I seriously need one…  First, the cruise to the Caribbean, then off to Arizona in July.

* Design portfolio – I’m creating letterhead/logos, etc. for my portfolio.  I’ve been doing graphic design for 10 years now, but most of my portfolio I cannot display due to contracts I had to sign.  What can I say?  I was young and stupid…

* Projects with the kids.  Loads of things there.  I’m going to take them camping again sometime this summer, this time for a longer trip (than overnight), and we’re going to do it on bikes.  Nothing too fancy, maybe just two nights, close to home.  But it’ll be a fun project.

* Origami projects – both of the kids are seriously into origami right now, so we’ll take some time to practice

And some other wonderful projects that I’m sure will pop up here and there.  And of course there’s always the never-ending editing of photos and the corresponding displays…

So off I go, to conquer and have fun!!!

And we have liftoff!

11 03 2008

Okay, I admit it. I have always had this facination with the space program. I always wanted to go up in a shuttle. Some of the things I dreamed of doing as a kid, we’re actually achieving right now. The Mars explorer, the Hubble Telescope, and my personal favorite, the Shuttles.

Shuttle Endeavour took off early this morning. And I do mean early. I’m some 300 miles away from Cape Canaveral, and usually I can see the trail of the shuttle as it takes off. I usually like to watch the trail as I see the launch on tv. (I have the NASA satellite feed) And I was planning on getting some really great photos. Until the clouds rolled in. I am completely disappointed. Oh well. Here’s some shots taken from the NASA page. They’re pretty good. Hope you enjoyed them as much as me!

If you want to know more about the shuttle’s mission, go to and check out their site. You can learn about the crew, the mission, and what they will accomplish up there on the International Space Station.


Our Wonderful Crew


On their way…