Monthly Archives: May 2012
This image is titled “Blow Out”. I’m really enjoying branching out to new subjects or genres for my images. We’ll see how this works out for me…
OK…Her’s a BIGGIE for me that not many…if any…others will find of interest. After years of drinking all of the Apple kool-aid, I have changed my workflow. I’ve been using an Apple product…Aperture 3…to process all of my digital images. I just changed over to an Adobe product…LightRoom 4. I realize that I have to become a MUCH better editor to grow as a digital photographer. I came to the conclusion that I could accomplish this better with Adobe LightRoom.
We’ll be heading back to the Bahamas next week for some fun and work. More on this later….SEF
Several months ago I met this couple…Rodney and Tammy Erwin…down in Rockport, TX. Rodney was in the hotel parking lot walking Hollywood…their little Boston Terrier. I was packing my camera gear in my truck and we struck up a conversation. Rodney took one of my business cards and started to follow this blog.
Last weekend I got a call from Rodney asking if I’d do a shoot of Hollywood. We found a great location at the pool where the Erwin’s were staying. I shot about 500 images of this little cutie, and this is one of my favorites.
I just sent Rodney and Tammy all of the images on a memory stick. They’ll pick some favorites and I plan to print one on canvas.
You just have to love that face!
Sharon and I went over to the Rockport Center for the Arts for a “Gallery Talk” and reception. There’s a new exhibit and we wanted a chance to meet the artists.
Let me back up a bit. Last Sunday was Exchange Day at the RCA. Members are allowed to bring in a piece every month to be exhibited…and HOPEFULLY sold…in the Member’s Gallery. I chose this image…”Enchanted Oaks”. It’s definitely something different from me. This image had been printed on a 16×24 canvas. I made this image about a month ago when all of the wildflowers were in bloom. The oak trees here have been windswept forever….and their gnarled growth reflects that constant battle.
Sharon came up to me and said that a couple was leaving the RCA with “Enchanted Oaks”. We went outside and met this nice couple. I introduced myself as the artist, and we struck up a short conversation. They are locals, and she had REALLY enjoyed seeing this image. They said it “screamed of Rockport”…my EXACT intention. He purchased it as a Mother’s Day gift for her!
I LOVE to meet the people who buy my art. It really doesn’t happen too often, but when it does…
It’s that time of the year…
All of the rookeries are full of mating/nesting birds… and they’re all decked out in their FINEST mating plumage.
We’ve (Mike Collins and John Martell and myself) been spending some time out there…and the production has been rewarding. Everywhere you look there’s “life” happening. The amount of interaction between the various species is unbelievable! I made over 4000 images these two days. Of course they weren’t all keepers….