Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mother Nature's Angry Side


























On the night of 4/23/2011, I watched a massive storm pass just north of my in-laws' home in Denton, Texas. I set up my camera and took about an hour's worth of 6 second exposures at wide angle (10mm).

Click on the picture to see some of the more dramatic shots from the evening.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bluebonnet Air Show, Burnet, Texas 2011



Great but small little airshow in Burnet, Texas! I had to leave before the A-10 flew, but otherwise got my fill of avgas fumes and piston engine sounds!

Click on the Pitts! for the full set.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Anything to Offer?


I am surprised I didn't get stung taking this series of images. The bees were everywhere around me. Interesting exercise, though.

Dandelion


Inspecting the Goods




Sunday, March 13, 2011

Wedding Band


I've been asked to be the photographer at one and maybe two family weddings this year, one in Australia and the other in the U.K. Talk about high stress! Because they are family, they don't really worry about super high quality, but in the back of my mind I am thinking that this is the biggest day of their lives and the photos need to be special. So, I've started messing around with some different concepts that I have seen the pros do. Here is a test of a wedding band on a prayer book. This was with my Nikon D7000, Nikon 50mm F1.8 lens and SB-400 speedlight flash with diffuser.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

State Rally for Texas Schools

























Thousands of teachers from school districts all across Texas descended on the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas, on March 12, 2011. The rally was to oppose proposed cuts to Texas school districts which will affect staff levels, entail school closures and, it is feared, dramatically negate the quality of education in the state.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Bee at Work - The Movie!


Bee at Work - The Movie! a video by The Guvnah on Flickr.

I originally set out to capture some macro shots of some bees busy at work in my garden. Then I decided to try and shoot them on film using the D7000's HD movie mode. I haven't done this too much before. Anyway, decent, interesting results here.

Nikon D7000
Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Preparation at Dusk

























My daughter readies her horse for the night's lesson.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Green Leaf Muncher


No idea what this is, really. It's my first experiment with Macro. Nikon D7000 with Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM, SB-400 flash on a tripod.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cold, Gray Towers


Taken while out and about in downtown Austin.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Chrome


Harley-Davidson engine close-up. You can see my assistant and I in the reflection.

Vibrancy

























My son and I took a stroll down Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas today. Some local artists had erected some of these neat looking guitars, obviously highlighting Austin's brilliant live music industry.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Coming and Going


Goings on at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. This was a short trip out to test a new lens, a Sigma 70-200 F2.8 HSM.