I have an ole saying about trucks: "They never die. They just keep on trucking on". Well, this is certainly true about the trucks in this posting. For months I'd seen them protectively locked up behind a chain-link fence and I couldn't get a clear shot of them. To add to the problem no one ever seemed to come by and opened the gate, not even to feed the cats that were roaming around.
Finally, (by pure coincidence) one day after a photo shoot I drove by the little shop building and the gate was wide opened! I did a quick U-turn, pulled up to the gate, and found the owner working on an automobile engine. After telling him how much I admired his old trucks and would he mind if I photographed them, he not only gave me permission to do so but he allowed me to get a few shots of him, too. I think you would have to agree that the title of Two "Old-Timers" & A Manis quite appropriate for the photo essay below.
Last year I missed this unique airshow because I was away on a photographic trip to Florida. Not this time! Thanks to my uncle (he had free tickets) this year I got the opportunity to observe the 19th Annual Boshears Skyfest at Daniel Field in Augusta on October 15th. I didn't get to spend a lot of time at the show because my uncle wanted to get in and out before the big crowds developed. However, I was able to get some wonderful images of vintage and experimental aircraft within that time. Now that I know what to expect I plan on spending a great deal more time in 2012. Hopefully, these "old birds" will still be flying.
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To see a slideshow of more images, click here: Boshears
There is something special about two young friends who are separated by many miles but have an opportunity to get together during summertime. Amy is a long time friend of my granddaughter Angelique and when she came for a brief visit, Angelique made sure they had a photo session together. Angelique really wanted me to photograph Amy by herself because she had been telling her about my photography skills. In fact, Amy brought her camera over to the house for me to give her a few pointers.
However, I decided that it would be neat to combine the sessions and photographed them together while giving Amy a few more minutes in front of the camera. It was easy photographing the girls and there are some unique images of them together. I didn't have a lot of time to shoot the session because Amy was leaving the next morning and the sun was setting when we started shooting. So, I decided to use the front porch of our house for a studio. I hope these images will offer up memories for years to come.
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I started the session with Amy to seeif she could work well in front of the camera.
This is my favorite shot of my granddaughter and her friend.I asked Amy to let her hair down for the following shots which was a great idea.
One well put statement can give you spontaneous reactions that generates some awesome images.
Amy's Latin descent is quite obvious in this image.
Nothing like horseplay to seal a friendship.
[To see a slideshow of the session click here: Show]
Camera: Canon 30D with 70-200 mm IS lens
Post-production: Adobe Lightroom and Adobe CS3
Slideshow: Producer 4