Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Arboretum Photo Shoot

This past Sunday I got together with a friend and took some photos of her and her son.  We went down to the Dallas Arboretum both to do that and to see the Chihuly Blown Glass sculptures.  To say the least, I was blown away.  Some of the sculptures were as tall as 20 feet tall.  All of them were hand blown and very impressive.  Now on to the photography.

In these photos, you can see the excellent work that this artist does.  I had not read a lot about the exhibit before I went.  I was expecting some fairly large pieces, but nothing of this size and scale.

The day was bright and sunny.  There were a few clouds, but mostly a deep blue sky.  I put my polarizer filters on my lenses to make sure that I would be able to capture that blue sky and to also help reduce glare on the lens.  The results were great.  I shot in RAW and with the help of the filter, was able to capture vivid colors from the sky to the sculptures.

I've mentioned before that the Arboretum is very nice.  We shot for about an hour and a half and could have stayed out there longer.  However, it started getting warm, so we decided to call it a day.

That is it for now.  My new website is up and live.  You can check it out at

Until next time...

Thursday, September 6, 2012

The Next Stage

I just finished the launching of my website.  
You can visit it at

There are still a few tweaks that I need to add to it, such as adding music, but visually, it is ready to go.  I would appreciate any positive feedback you could provide.

The next step is to have a logo created.  I have a friend from high school who is going to help me take care of that.  I've seen her work and she's very good.  Unfortunately for her, she's going to have to work from my horrible drawings to turn it into something beautiful and powerful.

You can check her out here:

She's based out of New Braunfels, but this is the digital age and I am in Dallas, so she can still work with you.  Please help support a small business!

That's it for now.  I'll leave you with a couple of sports photos I took recently at a minor league baseball game.

Until next time...