Monday, August 31, 2015

Petco Park a Lonely Place

When the teams are out of town, the stadium is quite lonely. They sure do light it up, however, team or no team. This is San Diego's Petco Park.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Hermosa Surfer

Shot this statue a bunch of times but keep going back at it to try something different. This is a more painterly take on the scene.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Storms a-brewing over the desert....

Got a window seat yesterday back from California and flew over Palm Springs and saw this massive storm cloud gathering. California needs the rain. Hope this gave them some relief.

Monday, August 24, 2015

I think the Hulk was trying to tell me something

I think the Hulk was saying, "I like you camera, bro". At least that is what I thought he said. From a photoshoot at Photoshop World.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Moose Peterson Chloride Model Shoot

I don't do many model shoots. Since I don't hire the models and usually I don't set the scene or pose the girls, I don't feel like they are my pictures. But I did get a few moments to work with this model and took the shot. I bleached it out and turned it into a fashion "high key" look just for fun. This was part of the Chloride Az, shoot with Moose Peterson who gave us all kind of tips on shooting landscapes and models as well.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Engagement Shoot--Brooke and Josh

I got an opportunity to do an engagement shoot with Brooke and Josh, walking and cabbing around Chicago while taking some pictures. Had lots of fun. Thanks also to Samantha Lueders for her excellent assistance.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Chloride, Az Corner Building Trick

Moose Peterson showed up a corner of a building trick. If you stand at the corner of a building with a wide angle lens and the sides are evenly lit, you get this odd angle effect of the building jutting out at you. Interesting effect.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chloride Az, Old Car

When you hit a ghost town, you also come across some ghost cars. This car had lots of character and therefore was worth trying to photograph.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Chloride Gas Station

The Chloride, Az gas station looks like it hasn't been used in awhile. Hope you don't need gas when visiting. They call it a "living" ghost town as people do still live there.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Welcome to Chloride, Arizona

It's not every day you get to go to a ghost town (of sorts). That is what Chloride has become. This was part of a 1/2 day photo shoot from Photoshop World 2015 outside of Las Vegas.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Rock and Roll with Rebel Soul and Scott Kelby

The group shot (below) netted me a retweet from Scott Kelby and over 4,000 hits on my website ( Great time listening to Rebel Soul at Photoshop World 2015.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Bellevue Botanical Garden

What do you do when you get a meeting cancelled and you have an hour or so to kill? Stop by the local botanical garden, which is what I did in Bellevue, a suburb of Seattle. Got a nice shot of these  Dhjlia Roodkapje, which is what came up when I typed "8 red petals and yellow center". Whatever the name, very colorful flowers.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Rolling Waves of Mountains

Hard to imagine anyone getting over these mountains. From the plane it looks like rolling waves of mountains breaking on the horizon.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Flying Home

I figured an early morning flight from Seattle to Chicago would catch some sunrise shots over the Rocky Mountains. So, I picked a winder seat versus my usual aside. I wasn't disappointed.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Portland Balloon Guy

Very busy background and I didn't feel like trying to get a set up shot. So, I thought of a cartoon picture when I took the picture. Now it looks more like a day in the park, which is what it was.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Portland Where Are Your From?

Pretty cool idea to put a pin to show where you came from to visit the Oregon Brewers Festival. Map had pins from all over the world. I think someone already got a pin in Naperville.

Michael thinks he is a Portlander now....

Portland's Human Wheel

It looks like a good workout by the quality of the six-pack and it doesn't look hard, but I bet I would crash face first on the first spin.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

William At 7: Screen Shot

Today is William's 7th birthday. I took this shot a couple of weeks ago through the window screen while I was out in the backyard. He mostly runs away when I have my camera but I caught him before he knew I had the camera. Love this little guy. Happy Birthday, William.