Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Captioning the Fam

 When even your Mom doesn't understand, it's time to bury your face on the steps.
 Above and below, we are working diligently with Maddie to stop her from doing a Three Stooges imitation with actual poking.

 Above,  Levitation-Meditation.      Below,   TA DA!!!

 Above,  "I don't trust her."      Below,   "I don't trust him."

 Happy Hudson.

 Above,  "Please take your feet off the table."     Below,   "Thank you."

 Above,  The Attack.      Below,   Just Before The Attack.
 Below,  Expressive Kid.

 Above,  One of these three is in the Witness Protection Program.     Below,  Ralph and salad. She ate all of that too.

 Above,  practicing for I-35 rush hour.    Below,  Tree Time

 Above, the best time for children's portraits is when at least one has food smeared on his/her face.
Above,  Little Bit explains to Hudson how GIRLS RULE.
All shots taken with the Nikon D800 in Portrait Mode.   Only works when shooting jpegs.  ISO on automatic.  Nikon 24-70mm lens.

Monday, May 28, 2012


 Every now and then I have a very nice friend who will let me take his or her picture.   This time it's a her (yeah, like I had to tell you) and it's Leslie.   Local newspaper editor(The Northeast News), Salsa Dancer Extraordinaire... and terrific person to be around.     She was game to let me try different lighting set-ups and different camera files so I could tweak my work flow.
 All shots are taken with the Nikon D800.  Studio shots ISO 100, F16-22, Nikon 105mm macro.  Outdoor, ISO 400, F5.6, Nikon 70-200mm lens.   Locations, studio, back yard, and the Colonnade over here in Northeast.

 I love the eyes in this one.  Single pan reflector around a bare tube head covered with translucent rip-stop nylon held in place by gravity and electrical tape...  high class operation over here.

 Outdoor shots available light with no fill.
 I hope to trick her into doing this again in the future.    She's also an excellent videographer in her own right and takes all the pictures for the paper....

Friday, May 25, 2012

Historic Northeast Mini-Mansions Volume 1

 I've driven or ridden past 3911 Sunrise Drive for decades and always wanted to see inside.
It's now on the market so I got my chance.   It's advantageous working with realtors :)
 This house and it's virtual twin next door west were built in 1927.   Don't know the names of the first owners but they liked quality.
 This house is rock solid and surprisingly spacious.

 Above, the tile in the front walkway was left-over bits and pieces from the construction of the roof.

 Above two, the living room.  Below, the parlor.

 Above and below the dining room.
 I think the rest of these rooms are self-explanatory.    All photos taken with the Nikon D800 on a tripod.  Nikon 14-24mm lens.  ISO 800.  F13 multiple exposures using LiveView to minimize camera shake and merged using software.  5 shots for each image.

 Below, the second floor rooms.

 Above, the garage door is on the back of the house and leads to the basement.  Plenty of room for two smaller cars.
Eric B has the listing.  See it here:,852&ret=L0hFQVJUTEFORC9JRFgxMDQtNDc0MjkzOS9NTy1LUy9BZGRyZXNzLzM5MTEtc3VucmlzZS1kcml2ZStuYS9UeXBlL0FsbC9saXN0aW5ncz9TZWFyY2hPcHQ9MSZrZXlvcHQ9MSZ0aWQ9JnFzPTAmaGRyPTAxMDAxLDg1Mg==