It’s Monday, and to me it’s a good Monday. This time last week, I came down with a nasty sinus infection. My nose was drippy and stuffed at the same time (well..it felt like both), my head felt like it would pop off, and my energy was completely zapped. The doctor prescribed good antibiotics, and I’m about 95% better now. Still keeping Kleenexes handy. Best thing is I have my energy back.
The Springfield ARTSFEST was a blast! Weather was crazy, but people still came out to have a great time. My snapshots of the event didn’t even show half the people.
Lately, I’ve become infatuated with night time photography. Night photography can change the mood of a scene than how it appears during the day. It’s fun to play with the light and shadows. I have 2 new images for sale. Both were taken at night. 1st one is of a train scene at Union Station Kansas City where a vintage Kansas City Southern locomotive is coupled onto privately owned passenger cars to appear like a passenger train from long years past, while an actual current passenger train in the background is stopped to unload and load passengers. The iconic Western Auto sign is lit in the further background above the vintage passenger train. Both the Western Auto sign and the vintage locomotive represent Kansas City icons. 2nd image is of downtown Kansas City, MO taken at dusk. The remaining light from the day is fading away as the lights of downtown start to take over. The sky has nice shades of blue. Union Station and the Western Auto sign are nicely lit. The Block Foundation Fountain in front of Union Station is at full height. The Kauffman Performing Arts Center shines bright while the Bartle Hall towers reach up to the sky behind it. The whole front of the downtown Marriott lights up with seasonal images and messages. The Locomotive at Union Station Kansas City scene can be found here and Downtown KC at Night can be found here.
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Winter is not going quietly into the dark night. Cold front has swept through bringing us rain turning into SNOW (4-6 inches predicted tonight) after we had a few days of sunshine with temps in the 70s and 80s. A lady I met earlier today was running from a playful dog in fear of getting bitten. I told her she would have a better chance of getting hit with snow in May than the dog biting her.
After a photo shoot with a client in Loose Park last Sunday, which was the start of the (brief) sunshine and 80 degree weather, my wife and I stayed a while longer to enjoy the nice morning. We noticed a mother duck and her duckings swimming along the edge of the pond. I managed to get a few shots before a goose came over and spooked them. This is an example of what Spring SHOULD look like.
This weekend (May 4th and 5th) I’ll be at ARTSFEST. Images in my galleries here on the site will be on sale there. Stop by if you’re in the area.
See you soon.
Hello everyone. I feel like building an Ark from all the rain this week, or at least get a snorkel, a pair of fins, and trade the car in for a boat. It would be nice to see the sun again. I am proud to announce my newest image for sale. It is called Sacrifice, which is one of the spiritual guardians on the tower of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO, the nations’ official WWI museum. Also, there is the image of the middle level of the 12th Street Bridge in Kansas City taken at night. This bridge has 2 levels, and is part of Kansas City’s history. You can find these images and more in my City Scenes Gallery.
I will be selling my photo art at ARTSFEST May 4th-5th in Springfield, MO. I always have fun at art shows, because I have more one-on-one opportunities with my clients and meet more artists.
My April/May Portrait and Senior Sessions Special continues. Book a Portrait or Senior photography session for April or May and receive a one hour outdoor photo session along with 1 – 8×10 print, 2 – 5×7 prints, and 2 – 4×6 prints for $47.00. This is a savings of $40.00. The $47.00 fee is due at the time a reservation is set for the setting. This fee is non refundable. If a photography session must be cancelled or rescheduled, your paid fee will remain as a credit for a future session. Email email@example.com to book a session.
See you soon!
I will be displaying and selling my photo art at Artfest in Springfield MO May 4th and 5th. Click here for more information about ARTFEST
Easter is next weekend, 3/31/13. I know a lot of children (and adults) will do Easter egg hunts. Honestly, I never was good at egg hunts when I was a child, because all of them were found before I could find my first one. They were better egg hunters than me. My 18 month old will have his first experience at an egg hunt. He’ll have a good time either randomly throwing the ones he finds or try to eat them LOL. Since my 6 month old is a little too young for an egg hunt, I’m doing an Easter themed photo shoot of him. I’ll also do one of his older brother, even though getting him to pose is a bit challenging. His attention span is not quite long enough. However, little brother seems to be natural at posing, so he gets to be the first at all my photo shoots I do of the boys. Here is a behind the scenes look at the setup. My 6 month old will sit in the basket next to the rabbit. I don’t have an indoor studio, so the dining area in my home does good enough. Happy Easter Everyone!
Spring is almost here. It’s the season when most people schedule outdoor portrait shoots. I’ll be busy! Spring brings warmer weather, and I think I have a good start with this T-shirt.
This is soooo me!!
March is already here??? Wow! Time flies when you have an infant and toddler in the house. I usually post updates just on my fb page. Now, I’m posting updates here on my blog, and then update my fb page. I’m new to blogging, and I need to get better at keeping it updated.
I’ve been working on odds and ends to keep busy during the winter months.
Here is my latest effort. In anticipation for Iron Man 3 due May 3rd, I took a pic of an Iron Man figurine purchased at Target and did some Photoshop and Lightroom magic to it. What do you think?
Weather is colder, and the trees have lost some of their leaves. Some trees have lost all their leaves. The plus side is the low winter sun allows good train shots almost all day long. Usually, in train photography, the best times to shoot trains are either just right after sunrise or just before sunset as these times are the “golden hours”. These guidelines are copied from landscape photography. However, I’ve shot trains in other conditions (except heavy downpour rain) due to subject matter or the mood just fits.
I have most of my train photos posted on my flickr page, but I’m moving onto 500px as it is a better fit for me. Click here for my 500px.com page. My photos are best viewed in sets. I try not to cross post my photos between my own site here and social network sites except for my fb page. I will be posting more photos here on my own site for sale. If you are interested in purchasing one or more of my photos on either flickr or 500px, let me know. Best way to contact me is firstname.lastname@example.org. One reason for me moving to 500px is that photos can be purchased directly from the site.
The Zona Rosa show was a success! In addition to selling some prints, I met lots of great people. I’ve now branched into Portraits and Model Photography. My facebook page shows my latest work.
More photos uploaded to the site under the City Scenes Gallery. Check them out!
Details on my upcoming show at Zona Rosa coming soon.
Well…Here it is! My own website! I need to say THANK YOU to my wife, Jeanie, for creating this site for me. She has done a terrific job here. Tomorrow, June 21st, is our 9th anniversary. Happy Anniversary, Love!
I am a newbie to Blogging, so I’ll try to keep my ramblings to a minimum.
To read my Bio, go to the “About” page.
The Olathe Arts Festival was held on June 9-10. It was my first show. I learned A LOT of what not to do and what I need to improve on. I did sell 2 matted prints! I call that a successful, albeit rough, first show. The next show I want to do is the one in Zona Rosa in the KC area this fall. Lots to do between now and then.
I will add more photos to the site here over time, so keep checking back. Thank you for visiting.