31 October 2008

Halloween Favorites

One of the houses on our route tonight was very elaborately set up for Halloween (more than I do even at Christmas).  There were lights everywhere, ghosts in the upstairs windows, and 4 ghosts hanging from a ceiling fan that rotated outside on the front lawn.

The duotone pic is simply JA holding a flashlight under his chin during some down time.

19 October 2008

Erin's 2 Year Portraits

These 2 pics are among my favorites from today's shoot.

The whole portfolio can be viewed here, at my website.

13 October 2008

Hiram Fairview Cemetery HDR

This image is from the Fairview Cemetery, in Hiram Ohio.

Punderson State Park

Some HDR samples from Punderson State Park today.  The duotone is also an HDR that was monochromed following the tone mapping in Photomatix.

09 October 2008

Dinner Conversation...

At dinner the other night, I was talking with CJ about school and the subject of his art class came up.  He told me he really enjoyed this class, especially the sculpture and painting parts.

I asked him if they would be doing any photography, and his prompt (and serious) reply was...

"Its art class, Dad, photography is not art."

Guess he has been taking a very hard look at my stuff...

03 October 2008

New Orleans Skyline at Sunset - HDR

There is a free (for pedestrians) ferry at the end of Canal Street.  After classes were over one evening, I took the ride over to see if there were any photographic possibilities for sunset.  

This HDR is one of my favorites...

St. Louis Cemetery #1

Before classes started on day 2, I visited the Saint Louis Cemetery #1.

Saint Louis Cemetery is the name of three Roman Catholic cemeteries in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The burials are in above ground vaults; most were constructed in the 18th century and 19th century. The above-ground tombs are required here because the ground water levels make burial impractical in New Orleans.

NOLA St Louis Cathedral

While in New Orleans last week, one of the first places that I wanted to visit was the St. Louis Cathedral.  The architecture and artistry did not disappoint.  

The St. Louis Cathedral is one of New Orleans' most notable landmarks. This  building, its triple steeples towering above its historic neighbors, the Cabildo and the Presbytere - looks down on the green of the Square and General Andrew Jackson on his bronze horse and on the block-long Pontalba Buildings with their lacy ironwork galleries. This is the heart of old New Orleans.