Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Art Prints Now available online!


After many requests for prints from my collection of recent images, I finally have them loaded onto my e-commerce site for easy browsing and purchasing. Just click on the above link to take you to the site directly.

If you see something you like and want something different than what is listed, just use the "remember this" feature and email me with your specific interest. In addition to my smaller 11x17 prints, I have also featured a selection of popular photographs as large canvas prints. When I say large, I mean 40" on a side. Really dramatic and great conversation pieces. They have been very popular at auctions. I'm still loading images, but many of the Raleigh Fall series have been posted. Orders received by December 15th will be delivered by Christmas, but please don't wait too long. 10% of all orders will be donated to my MS Bike tour next year...AND if you buy any two prints, you'll receive a third print absolutely free. (3 for the price of 2!) Great way to assemble a wall.
Please call me if you have any questions: 919.201.2381

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Just like my daughter!

Ok...so it's a little over dramatic. I was just having fun this morning, so no commentary about my use of this or that effects. It's just what it is...a dramatic interpretation of the Raleigh skyline when there was a pretty cool sky.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Continuing fall color series

Continuing my series of photographs depicting the fall color of Raleigh, I decided to head down into Oakwood and go throught the Oakwood cemetary. I've always enjoyed cemeteries. Oakwood is incredibly beautiful and peaceful. Appropriate I guess. I always learn something new when I go through there. This morning I learned that a 24 year old navel officer by the name of Worth Bagley was the first officer killed in the Spanish-American war and the only line officer of the navy killed in the war. He was born in Raleigh. A very large monument was erected in his honor and even though it's over 100 years old, his image is still very clear. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worth_Bagley

I photographed the corner store on the way home.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Garden Shed

Putting together images for a possible Five Points calendar, I started working with this shot that I made while going for a walk around the block. It very quickly became one of my favorites from this week of shooting.

Raleigh at dusk

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Morning Ride

This time of year is one of the most dramatic displays of color in North Carolina. The last few mornings, I've taken my camera along with me as I do my morning ride. Now that the time has changed, the sun is up early enough that I can get my ride finished by 9am....that is as long as I don't stop too often. This week there have been a lot of stops along the way. Fletcher Park, Fallon Park, NC State, Hillsborough Street, and my neighbor's maple tree provided a nice addition to the fall color portfolio. I only rode about 10 miles today, but it was a workout. :)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Law Firm

Every once in a while you get to shoot portraits for a law firm that are a little different. Working in a hallway between adjacent offices, I pulled out one of my bag of tricks during the days of shooting film. (That seems like such a long time ago!)

Downtown Raleigh

The clouds were great this morning with the sun peaking through at various times. I was done by 8am and back at the house, but was able to capture some more of the fall color. Only a few more days before it will all be a memory.

Monday, November 15, 2010

What's the matter with shooting the neighborhood?

Raleigh has some of the most beautiful fall color, and due to the dry summer and then early rain in the fall, some of the trees are wonderful this year. I decided that I needed to start shooting more around the city. As a board member of Trees Across Raleigh and a frequent visitor to the Raleigh City Museum, I think I have somewhat of an obligation to document Raleigh as much as any other place that I might visit. Photographers tend to show work from their travels as opposed to their local environment, yet our neighborhood is where we are most knowledgeable. This weekend, I did something I hadn't done in a while and that is carry a regular camera with me where ever I went as opposed to the iPhone. As a result, I think I was a little more inspired although I did work at it. The dog in the window, however was just slightly more than a grab shot. I was passing down Boylan Ave. after the Old Reliable Run in downtown. The police wouldn't let me go where I wanted to go, so I was forced to circumnavigate the downtown area. I was stopped at a light and saw the dog looking through the window, no doubt looking for his master. I grabbed a quick shot first, then went to park the car. He/She was still peering through the window when I got back there and was able to get several shots off. It was a classic moment and made my day.