Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Yea! I've made the leap. My first DSL will be arriving this week, a Canon 40D! I'm more excited about the telephoto lens...can't wait to take my first pictures with it. Just in time for vacation! Who wants to run around taking pictures in the snow?

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007



Chicago architecture seen while taking an architectural boat tour.

Sunday, November 18, 2007


A photo from my childhood home, soon to belong to a stranger. Slowly I am posting the pics I took from the house as a part of my gallery, The Deconstruction of Dad.

Monday, November 12, 2007

A visit from Jack Frost

A full-on frost hit us this morning. Couldn't resist trying to use my macro to capture it.

(the yellow flower may be too bright...)

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

which way?

wheel in the sky

in the pantry

square sunset

A different sunset taken off of Rte. 66. I really like this cropped square.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

gone swimming...again

I think I like this now...

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


corn cobb tower

I need to work on the hue and color of this pic....soon.

lightning crashes

Not the best picture, but a happy accident while playing with my new camera during a 3 am storm in Chicago.

A Moose on the Loose in Chicago

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

St. Louis Arch

This picture has been posted on my other blog since January of 2006. I like it so much I decided to post it here too.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

pigtails at sunset

I know, another sunset... but I really liked how Erika's pigtails showed up in silhouette.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Dad's desk...

(tiny tributes to my late father can be found in this scene)

I really like this snap ~

The concentration of the director, Ryan Gould, and the actor, Michael Cullen, seem to translate ~ despite the blur. It's not the best picture, but for me it captures moment as I remember it.

See also - "Pensive" "a moment" "concentration"

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Mexican squash blossoms

I think the goal for me is not in taking an extraordinary picture as much as it is about capturing the ordinary in an interesting way.

into the fog

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

brotherly love

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This is the take of the scene being blocked in the post Dad's Desk.

This summer I had the privilege to assist the art director (Kat Sweeney) working on an independent short film being shot in Rochester.

The experience was a dream come true for me, and I really loved every second of it - I was completely absorbed with watching every aspect of the different cogs that come together on the set every day.

I always knew there was a lot going on outside the frame when you watch a movie, but it really amazes me at how much can be going on. At times there were up to 6 people plus the actor in this tiny room.

The people I worked with for those 6 days were truly a wonderful bunch of very talented, kind people; which brought me to the conclusion that I really miss the dynamics of collaboration.

At some point I'd like to add a gallery of pictures I took while on set.

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turbulent rest

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