Sunday, May 31, 2009

Taking time out...

to enjoy the world around us that we tend to take for granted. Spring is the time when many things on earth are blessed with new life. These birds were born this last week in my backyard gutters. There were at least two others that got the courage to fly to the fence as I approached. As I posted this blog entry this morning, I realized that new birth also means survival. I sadly discovered that during the night something had destroyed the nest as I found it on the ground;however, it appears that the birds made it to safety.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome Back Erica...

Today I had a photo session for a school assignment and shot my daughter and her friend Erica. After the session I shot Erica by her self just for practice.

Bucket List...

well let's scratch off hiking. That's right I went on a photography nature hike!! Just one more item I can add to the list for the "New Me". It's fabulous being over 40 - you youngsters better put on your tennis shoes (sorry - hiking shoes) and catch up! Don't worry Destini - I wasn't alone this time, I had company (Tori and Brooke).

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thanks is not enough...

for all those that serve or have served! Please help me pray for the safe return of our brothers and sisters. Have a safe and blessed Memorial Day!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's all about the key's...

High, med, and low key lighting;this is what we have been practicing all quarter. This week - med key (grey clothing on a grey background). Practice, practice, practice!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

City Life 2009

These life-size bronze sculptures are located in our downtown area for the next three months. The sculptures are the creation of J. Seward Johnson. I will post a them over the next couple of weeks.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Low Key Lighting

Low key lighting is dark clothing against a dark background which is achieved by a 3 stop difference between the main light and fill light. The lights used in the poses above were: background light, hair light, main light and splash fill.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Do You Know...

your destiny? I have known mine for the last 19 years and she has truly been a blessing from the Father. (Click image to enlarge)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Performing Arts...

Located in downtown Dayton, Ohio is the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center. Local and national theater and musical events are held at this venue. Taken with the Nikon D300, ISO 160, 1/100s, F/11, 28 mm (Click image to enlarge)

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Miss Cooley

5 things you may not know about me...

1 - In the second grade I was stung on my tongue by a bee

2 - When I was six years old I had ghost spray that I took everywhere

3 - As a baby I rubbed my hair when I got sleepy and I still do today

4 - I once broke my tooth in half getting out the swimming pool

5 - I fell to the ground in front of the entire school while going to lunch (how embarrassing)

For those of you that do not know Miss Cooley, she is my youngest daughter.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Skyline At Night

Shot the skyline just before dark, taken from Deed's Park. Nikon D300, .6s, F11, ISO 200, 35mm (Click on images to enlarge)

The new improved Dayton skyline at night. Taken at 10pm from Deeds park with the cities waterfall displaying in the foreground. Nikon D300, 20s, F/16, ISO 200, 44mm

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The New Dayton...

Dayton Ohio is attempting to improve the skyline. This image was shot from Deed's park at sunset, the sky is dark and cloudy as it has been raining all week. You can see the Wright brothers statue (see additional image below) in view. I was attempting to shoot the skyline as the sun was setting (and it was) however, the sun is setting to the right of the image ;~( Why couldn't it set right over the skyline?? Taken with a Nikon D300, 1/250s, F/8, ISO 200, 55mm

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


to my next photo destination. Taken with Nikon D300, 1/200s, F/6.3, ISO 200, 36mm

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Still Praying....

for this one (click image to see the message), and a little love wouldn't hurt either! This monument is known as a "Peace Pole", there are approx. 900 located around the world. This Peace pole is located in Deed's park in Dayton Ohio. Taken with Nikon D300, 1/250s, F/8, ISO 200, 75mm

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Deed's Park

Taken with Nikon D300 at 1/400, F/6.3, ISO 200, 70mm

Taken with Nikon D300 at 1/250, F/8, ISO 200, 68mm

The Wright brothers statue in Deed's park overlooking the Dayton skyline. Did you know that the Wright brothers studied how birds soared in the wind. They observed how the air flowed over the curved surface of their wings to create lift. They used this information in the formation of their aircraft.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wright-Dunbar Museum

This is a National HIstorical Park based in Dayton, Ohio for three inventive/creative men. Orville and Wilber Wright were aviation pioneers and writer and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar.