Friday, July 31, 2009

Hold on

Thursday, July 30, 2009


staples in a pole stuck

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Riding the Ferris Wheel 1

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The Sonic Booms

Karen performing with the rest of The Sonic Booms. Videos to follow sometime in the future.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Art Fair

It wouldn't be The Art Fair without a new sculpture from this guy. Everything else at the Art Fair was basically the same as last year (but with nicer weather).

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


A wedding I recently shot had these great carved wooden elephants as wedding favors, so I took a photo of one silhouetted against the candle centerpiece.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Fourth of July: Drawing with Sparklers

I'll leave it to Karen and Brian to post the other photos over the next few days.

Here's how's it's done: These aren't photoshopped. With each of these photos, I set the camera up to do a 15 to 25 second exposure. Since the sparkler itself is so bright relative to everything else, it exposes the "film" really well in the short time that it is in a location. Anywhere that you drag it, it will show up on the exposed image. Think of it as using sparklers to draw with light.

Since it is such a long exposure, people don't show up in the image unless you add supplimentary light or unless they stand in one place for a long time.

In later images (where Karen is on both sides of the heart for example) I added
people to the image by flashing my flash at key times. Since they are so bright when they get hit with a flash, that moment makes an impression on the film. I hit Karen with flash twice. Hence: two Karens.

In the group shot, you can see me holding the flash (which is why it was so hard to get Demoree, Brian, and Joy well lit). We took this photo by having Karen press the shutter and then run into place. I then hit the flash so that you would be able to see us all in place, and then we passed the sparkler down from person to person.

In Joy's shot, I hit Joy with flash and then Karen ran into the shot, painted on wings, and then ran out (covering the sparkler so that it wouldn't leave a trail as she ran out of frame.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New Post: Joel and Michelle Get Engaged

Click the image to few the full photoset of Joel's proposal to Michelle

Bear Lake

While in Colorado, we went hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park with Joel and Michelle. If you click the second photo, it's a wide panorama.