Sunday, July 28, 2013

Swan Lake Sunset

Here is another example of my timelapse tests.  This is just a five-second sample, which was created in very dark conditions on July 25th.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Over The Edge

Last Friday I had the opportunity to photograph one of the more unique events that I can remember.  For eight hours my team (Preston Palmer, Matt Blewitt and I) photographed participants rappelling from the 24 story Hyatt roof to help raise funds for the National Youth Recovery Foundation.  For a couple of weeks prior to the event I found myself having nightmares about dealing with the height.  They started pretty much after hearing the edge of the roof is just 14 inches.  I still get a little uncomfortable just mentioning that fact.  I probably should have done less homework leading up to the day.  Anyway, I eventually put on the hard hat and stepped into the elevator alone to face my fear.  The final set of steps to the top are concrete. With the bright sunlight shining in through an open door at the top I could almost hear "Stairway To Heaven" in my head as I reluctantly pushed upward.  Like any challenge, it's the first step that can be the toughest.  In this case that step was over the threshold and on to the roof.  Oh yes, the view is spectacular indeed, however at that moment it wasn't high on the priority list.  Lucky for me, a designated path had been established and all I had to do was follow the yellow tape.  Eventually, I crossed the roof to the "launch area" and began to feel a bit more comfortable among fellow adventure seekers.  I actually scanned the horizon and soaked in the beautiful day.  I shot some images, partly because it was my job and partly just to prove I could handle my fear of heights.  No, I did not overcome the fear, I just learned that I could deal with it.  Ah, the things we do for love.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Courtney Mae, our model for the Lindsay Adler TCPPA event last Monday.

Courtney did a fantastic job modeling on Monday.  Susan Eyton also made magic with her hair and makeup work.  

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Friday, July 5, 2013

2013 Excelsior Fireworks Finale

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