Saturday, September 11, 2010

I remember...

It's hard to believe it's been 9 years.  It seems a little surreal.  One of the most impacting pictures I saw from 9/11 was of two columns of light shooting up into the sky where the twin towers had stood.  It seems to me that those should have been put into place permanently, not temporarily.  Today is about those that lost their lives, those that gave their lives and those that put their lives on the line for us every day.  Thank you.

The picture is one that Sevrine took, I just cropped her finger out of it and amped up the color a little.  God Bless America.  God bless our Troops.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A variation

Sevrine wanted to make some changes to her "cracks in the pavement" picture.  These are the changes she picked.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sevrine's Wickenburg photos

Here are two of the pictures that Sevrine took in Wickenburg.  The editing options were totally her choice. We went through a couple of combinations and she picked each one, so the colors and techiniques are layered.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun in Wickenburg, AZ

Well, here are a few of the pictures I took in Wickenburg.  No scenery, but I think Sevrine took a good one of the one room school house.  Mine is okay, but not artistic enough for me.  I may mess with it a little later.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Not a total bust

Well, even though plans changed after forgetting my camera battery at work and needing to drive in to work to retrieve it, I opted for Cave Creek as my photo location today.  Not my first choice and will admit to being completely disappointed when I got there.  I remember it having a more authentic feel, but that was ten years ago.  Now, its like a 2 mile sidewalk sale with vendors of lame tourist crap.  I honestly didn't think I'd be able to do anything with the few pictures I took, book was pleasantly surprised.  I didn't want pictures with any modern signage in it, and with that as my goal, I didn't have a whole lot of options.  Like I said, I am pleasantly surprised with how this turned out and don't feel as disappointed with my location change.
So the pictures doesn't have the vintage feel I was going for originally, but I do kind of like the effect.

Friday, September 3, 2010


I've been messing with the camera more as well as different editing options in a new program I found online.  It's got some really cool editing options.  I like summer and everything it entails, from the days at the lake to the grilling and camping.  So, this is my nod to summer.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mesa Arizona Temple

I was really happy with the way this picture turned out.  There are a lot of good photos of the Temple, but I think this is my favorite, probably only because I took it myself.  It was one of those days where I just wanted to be on the Temple grounds as bad as I wanted to take some photos, so I combined the two together.  The photo looks good in color, but for me black & white has a way of making things look timeless, and that is exactly what the Temple is.  Timeless.