Monday, March 31, 2008

South Carolina Stingrays

Pre-game introductions

#74 tickling the Hooters girl.

So....what else is blooming?

Look closely and you'll see a lady bug on the River Birch.

The Maple tree in the front yard has sprouted new "limbs".

The Dogwood trees in the front yard of the Victorian House in Summerville contrast nicely with the blue sky.

I always thought that Quince bloomed in February but found this not to be the case.

These are blooms on a Bradford Pear tree.

And finally, this is our first rose bush bud of the year.

Monday, March 24, 2008

My Relatives in Garden City

From Left, cousin Eric, Aunt Bernice, Uncle Richard, Uncle Jim, Aunt Dee and cousin Mike.

Sarah & Erin

Erin (above) leans against a not so comfortable concrete pillar

Sarah (above) & Erin (below)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Rod Weader

Local real estate agent Rod Weader updated his portrait today.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Azalea Park

Lynn and I took a walk through the park Sunday. Stuff continues to bloom and I always find some Azaleas to photograph.

These are what I call "helicopters". When they fall from the branches, they twirl to the ground, similar to a helicopter landing. I just Googled them and this is either a Sugar or Silver Maple tree.

The above two photos are cherry blossoms.

One of my favorites, a Red Bud tree. Talk about a burst of color....this tree is loaded.

Friday, March 14, 2008

"Commercial" Photography

A major oil company started filming a TV commercial in Summerville this morning. Phase one was shot on South Main Street with my studio being included in the wide shot at the beginning of the commercial. They replaced my sign with a "new" one. It will be taken down later today and I will have a nice souvenir from today's shoot.

This is part of the camera crew setting up for the Main Street segment.

These are two of the actors that will be in the commercial. The scene starts out with a high wide shot of South Main Street looking towards the railroad tracks. The camera comes down and then isolates on this couple walking through the park pushing a baby buggy.

The young lady spotted me shooting pictures and gave me a nice smile. They did probably 50 takes before they finished and moved on to a different location around the corner.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring, Sprang, Sprung....

Yes, the Japanese Magnolias are starting to bloom.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

It's a Gas!

A major oil company will be filming a new commercial on South Main Street right in front of my studio. I noticed these two guys "photographically" measuring distances and perspectives for the upcoming shoot.

More Flowers

This is definitely one of my favorite times of year. The macro world is an endless journey. I am always finding something new and interesting to photograph.

The Belly of the Beast

Ever wonder what the underside of a C-17 looks like? Here it is.

Monday, March 10, 2008

The last week of Winter?

The maple tree in the front yard started blooming this weekend. Spring can't be far behind, right? Yes and no........We had a nice layer of ice on the cars this morning, but the trees say otherwise. Most of the trees in the yard are starting to bud and bloom.


Jennifer stopped by the studio Friday afternoon for portrait session. We'll be doing family portraits at the beach soon.


Azalea Park

I stopped at Azalea Park on my way home last Monday to see what was blooming. I found Camellias and Azaleas bursting with intense colors. On the way back to the car, I spotted this squirrel looking for dinner.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Bank of South Carolina Annual Report 2007

Well here it is. All four photos were used but not in the arrangement that I suggested. They put the Morris Island lighthouse image on the back cover, a first ever for their annual report. Quite a few people from the bank told Lynn how much they liked it so I think she was a little proud. The top image shows how I suggested it should look, but they did it differently. Maybe stacking the images on top of each other was too expensive, not sure, but I'm still very happy with how the finished product turned out.