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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here in the United States its Thanksgiving, a day to be with friends and family.  In the spirit of sharing, I thought I’d post one of the images that blends a technique I’ll be writing more about soon: blending HDR and stitching to get large photographs with incredibly wide tonal values while still looking pretty […]

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Turning over a New Leaf

Since it was launched in 2007, I have been an avid user of Adobe’s Lightroom.  One of the things that I have loved about the strengths of the “Develop” module (also called Camera RAW in Photoshop, as they share the same engine) is that I have felt progressively less need to port an image into […]

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Alissa and Paul

I returned on Sunday afternoon from photographing Alissa and Paul’s wedding at the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky.  One of the items on their “wish list” of photographs was a portrait that highlighted the industrial look and feel of the distillery.  Here, we photographed them adjacent to a warehouse, standing on the tracks used to roll barrels […]

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Slider in the road!

On our way home from Medoc Mountain State Park, Summer exclaimed “Pull over!”  This happened just as we were passing an abandoned church in Louisburg, and I dodged into the old dirt driveway.  Before the car was off, she had already bolted out the passenger door and was running up the road where a turtle […]

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Walk in the Woods

This weekend we went exploring a bit.  Rain pushed our plans back a bit but we arose early Sunday morning and headed out towards Medoc Mountain State Park, about ninety minutes northeast of the Triangle.  Once a volcanic mountain, the “peak” is now 325 feet above sea level and is entirely forested.  All the same, […]

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Summer on the Beach

The week before I helped Summer settle in for a month-long internship in Florida I borrowed a 50mm f/1.2L lens from Canon Professional Services.  Over the time I had the lens in my possession, she commented numerous times that I was using my camera more since I’d gotten that lens than in the entire time she’s […]

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For a minute there I lost myself, phew…for a minute there

Radiohead references aside, I’ve gone through a number of life changes, both professionally and with respect to lifestyle since I last updated this blog.  I posted last from the coast of Washington as I was in the middle of some significant soul-searching.  I was at a crossroads both professionally and personally.  Over the next few […]