Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Newest Addition


We got her from the pound today. She's a sweetie! About 5 years old. Her old owner died... Smart and friendly, no barking yet. She's been nursing pups till recently. I don't want to know the rest of that story.
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Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kian, part Deux

Some of you may recall the earlier shots I did of Kian. What a difference a few months make! He's sitting up on his own now and has put on some weight. He's such a happy kid! He had such nice expressions today. Makes you wanna say awwwwwwwwww.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Our Nation's Capuhtul, the Korean War Monument


The monument has a different look every time I visit. I love the realism in the slightly oversize statues.
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Our Nation's Capuhtul

I'm here for a conference and got the chance to get these photos.
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Sunday, February 17, 2008

Saturday, February 16, 2008


Thats sort of like a landscape, but it's just the rose.
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Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentines Leftovers


I just did a few Strobist style shots tonight.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Strobist Flowers

Strobist Flowers
Originally uploaded by _davdog
I spent a lot of time on these this evening. I like how they came out though. Strobist info: 430ex with OG straw gridspot, two Lowes florescent work lights. You can see more on my Flickr page by clicking through on the photo.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Allee House Bombay Hook Wildlife Refuge

I posted a bunch more photos on my Flickr page, head on over and check them out!

Late Night Strobist

Late Night Strobist
Originally uploaded by _davdog
I did this with my new grid snoot using OG straws. I asked the waiter for a big fistful of straws and he gave me ~300 of them in a bag! I did the shot with the snooted flash camera right about 3 feet from me and the camera about the same distance while I looked into the grid. The flash is the 430 ex and I used pocket wizards to fire it

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Book reviews and a bonus movie plug

My nephew's wife (I'm pretty sure that makes her my niece, but, I'm going with wife in case that's not true. not that thats relevant. yeah, the ADD is kickin in!) loaned me an awesome book "The Diving Bell and the Butterfly" It was written by a cheese eating surrender monkey, I mean a frenchman. Specifically, he was the editor of a major french fashion magazine, right up till the time he had a massive stroke. The stroke left him unable to talk or move, with the exception of blinking his left eye. He worked out a system with his therapist where she would say a special alphabet of letters, in order of frequency of use in french, till she hit his letter, and he would blink his eye. Then she would record it,and start the next letter. For a whole book. One letter at a time.

All that was impressive in it's own right, but not enough to make it a book worth buying. The writing does that. It's wonderful. Poetic. Inspiring. Incredible. He describes the people around him, the things that give him pleasure,and irritate him, all in precise witty detail. Yeah, I liked it. I'll read it again. Soon. You should read it now!

On a photographic note, I posted a minireview of a book I haven't finished reading yet, since I just got it today. It's a wonderful book for anyone interested in photography. Go to my tips blog and read the review, then click through on the link, and order it!

I went to see "Bucket List" this weekend. The premise of the movie sounds like it's going to be depressing. It's not. Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are perfect together in this Buddy movie with a message. I liked it. If you ever liked either actor, it's definitely worth seeing. You could wait for it to come out on DVD, the big screen isn't necessary for the story, but I recommend seeing it one way or the other. I plan to buy it on DVD when it's available. Maybe then I won't get that grain of sand in my eye right at the end. Again. Go see it!

Monday, February 04, 2008

Thistle ala Strobist

Here are some shots of frost laden thistle out at Bombay Hook. I shot them with a flash in full morning sunlight.

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Sunday, February 03, 2008

Some still lifes and some knuckleheads

We went down to the Polar Bear Plunge in Rehoboth Beach today. 2400 fundraisers agreed to jump into the Atlantic ocean in February to raise money to support the Special Olymics. It got to 53 degress today, water temp = 43, both near records for the event. But, It's freakin February! There were thousands of folks there to support them too. Lots of girls in bikinis, so it wasn't all bad! After the Plunge we ate lunch at a restaurant near the boardwalk. I saw the glass of water sitting there, and had to try to get a photo of that lemon, glistening in the sun. I liked both of the water shots, I can't decide which I like better. Leave a comment if you have a favorite,or if you don't like either one!
I took another one of the glass with my lunch in front of it to try out something I read about online. It looks like it worked out!

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Frost at Bombay Hook

I tried some things from the Strobist today at BH since it was so foggy I couldn't really see anything worth shooting. I liked these...

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