Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week 16 of 52 - Moss on a log

Last weekend we went out to a family lake house at Lake Tenkiller. After a 10 minute walk down a nature trail I couldn't find anything really unique to shoot. My plan was to do a long exposure day shot, but it didn't work out. Maybe for week 17.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Week 14 - Sky Blue

This sums my week up. Although, bad luck seemed to follow me in Dallas and Chesapeake. Just glad I'm back home.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Project 52 week 12

I think the whole point of a project 52 is to learn to recognize photo opportunities in everyday life.

I stumbled upon this opportunity on my way into Downtown OKC when heading to work one morning.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Week 11 - Mr. Sticker

Here's a little love for the only cat I've ever loved (love's a strong word)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Week 10 of Project 52 - A Salute to Bricktown

I have grown up in the OKC area. It's been amazing to see Bricktown transform itself into one of the top rated entertainment districts in the country. I have worked in Bricktown for two years, but we are moving offices at the end of this month. This is in honor of how cool Bricktown is.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Game night

In celebration of a recent game night. Although we didn't play Yahtzee or Dominoes.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Week 9 of Project 52: Game Night

I took a lot of photos this weekend, but we had a game night with some friends and family. So, in celebration of Game Night.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Yep, we love bathtime

This is an extension of my week 8 Project 52 post. There were just so many dramatic faces and splashes to pass up the opportunity.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Project 52 - Week 8: Bathtime

The most fun I have had on this project 52 adventure is when I have shot photography of something quick that just came out as a cool picture as opposed to a picture setup.

While weeks one and two were fun, weeks like this are even better.

Check back later this week to see the rest of the photos I took of this joyous occasion.You can see all of my photography on my Flickr page.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Week 7 of 52: Generations

This photo is inspired by my Grandfather's 79 birthday. He was taken out of school well before high school. He was raised extremely poor and spent his days picking cotton. When he was barely a teenager he followed my grandmother to South Texas when her family moved. They married at a very young age and they have been married for around 65 years. He ran a business for 35 years, has five daughters and a lot of grandkids and great grandkids. It's really an incredible story that I have dramatically shortened.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Project 52 - Week 6

Caitlynne gave me the idea for this post. I did a little bit of cross-processing in Photoshop. 




Sunday, February 5, 2012

Week 5 of Project 52

This was taken in a tree in our backyard. It was pretty bright outside, but I wanted more blue and gray in the sky. So, I used a custom white balance on the camera.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Dog Kisses

The dogs have grown very fond of licking Paxton.

What does Paxton think? Eh, not so much.

Sticker is working on his ups.

And we also found out that dogs and cats can coexist. Perhaps the centuries old battle is coming to an end.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Project 52 - Week 4

Still going strong with Project 52. Similar to week 1, I went back to some dark shots with long exposure and candle light. This was shot with a warming filter for about 1 and a half minutes.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What those pets are up to

You might recall when we got Boston Pugsley a few months ago. Friends and family are always asking what he looks like now. Apparently he looked a bit strange as a puppy. Not much has changed.

He's still pretty weird. We were told he was a Bug (Boston Terrier and Pug mix). But he's more of freak of nature than anything else.

Scarlett has been getting some compliments on the weight she lost. That was the reason we got Boston. She was just lying on the back porch getting fat as she refused to move around. It was almost like a sit in protest. She wouldn't move until she came in and then she acted like she was on crack.

Sticker is a weird cat. At our old house he would roam all over the neighborhood. We moved here and now he barely leaves the backyard. Who has a backyard cat?

They all hangout in the backyard. The two older ones like to lay around while Boston terrorizes both of them and keeps them in shape.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Photos of the lake in the dead of winter

I had mentioned in my Week 3 post that I would post a few more pictures of our Lake Hefner excursion.

We all had a great time. It was about 55 and sunny. With the track that goes around the lake it makes for quite a crowd.

I spent so much time trying to get the lighthouse photo to work. So, I missed a lot of other opportunity for good pictures.

I was trying to use a density filter to get some long exposure shots in daylight however I'm pretty new to this filter so it wasn't working out that well.

You can see more on our trip from Caitlynne's blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project 52 - Week 3

We went out to Lake Hefner in OKC on Saturday. It's one of the best nature views in the city. With a sunset and some great colors it was a great place for week 3.

I actually had a few other photos that I really liked for this post. So check back later this week as I plan on posting them.

You can see Week 1 and week 2 on this blog or check out my Flickr to see the rest of my photos.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Project 52 - Week 2

On to the second week of my Project 52. As with week 1, this shot took a lot of time to get the lighting like I wanted it (still didn't get it like I liked it).

I'm sure that the further into the year I get the less intensive my shots will be.

See more of my photos on my Flickr page.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

9 months were here and gone

Another excuse to shoot some photos of Paxton.

Our backyard fence doesn't do practical things like keeping our dogs in the backyard, but it is great as a backdrop.

Paxton is getting less enthusiastic about having a camera in his face.

But all-in-all I think he had a good time.

Until he got bored and took off.

See all the photos on my Flickr page.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Project 52 - The first week

I don't really do New Year resolutions. If I am passionate enough to make a change about something I can start right away. And if I just think of something I should change because it's the beginning of a year then it's probably not something I'm going to stick with.

So, I am starting a Project 365 - in a sense. I am going to do a Project 52 with one unique photo a week. It's not a resolution. Just a convenient time for me to start a project. So here's to another great year...

Monday, December 26, 2011

A Bright Christmas

This Christmas was a benchmark for our new family. It was Paxton's first Christmas.

As a family we did several things together including driving around and seeing some pretty incredible Christmas light displays.

Which involves parking the car in front of people's house which is kind of creepy.

There was some photo taking of course.

We built a Gingerbread house which is ridiculously harder than it looks.

And of course there were Christmas presents.

He wasn't huge on opening presents, but we were pretty excited about some of his gifts.