Feb 132011

This is a composite of two photos… I took the photo of the family today but it was in the middle of a runway at one of the outdoor shows with lots of people and other things distracting the image.  I used Topaz ReMask from Photoshop to cut out the family.  The background is from an image that I took on January’s desert run…  After merging the two photos together, I ran it through Topaz Adjust.  I saved it as a .Tiff file and imported it into Aperture to do a bit of touch up on the image and then did one final pass to Topaz DeNoise.

The members of the Freedman family are Ty (Dad), Kristin (Mom), August (Cool Baby), and Tristin (Cook Kid).  The Freedman family own the RV Park that I live and work in.   The reason that I haven’t been posting any photos of late is because I have been working too much.  I guess it is appropriate that first day off and first photo blog post, I should take a photo of the some of the Freedman family.

I hope to get back to posting and commenting on fellow blogger photos this week!

Aug 232010

This is continued from Life of a Beach Ball (Part 1)


After the 5 1/2 hour flight from Phoenix, we land in Laguardia Airport in NYC. Mr. Beachball needed to wake up and start adjusting to the new time zone. No better place than Starbucks for that. Mr. Beachball is not looking his vibrant self at all.

**ISO 800; f/2.8; 1/40; 7.7mm  (Canon Powershot SD950IS)

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Aug 162010

ISO 80; f/8; 1/125; 7.7mm (Canon Powershot  SD950IS) – July afternoon in Massachusetts

ISO 80; f/5.8; 1/400; 28.5mm (Canon Powershot  SD950IS) – July afternoon in Massachusetts

I’m finally caught up with my MostlyFiction work and ready to concentrate on photography again… but its just too hot.  I think we are having our last gasp of heat, or so let’s hope. Our days have been around 111 -112 – 113F in the afternoon… It was already 89 when we woke up at 6am. The high temp isn’t the bad part; it’s the humidity!  What they say about dry heat is true… its hot but since the sweat is wicked away so quickly, it doesn’t feel as hot. I rather like that dry furnace=like heat.  But come Monsoon season, it’s like breathing in water.

So, I decided to go revisit my vacation photos to see what will fit a theme or two.  This is my nephew Matt and his friend, Eric,  cooling off in the pool.  In the second photo, Matt is the one sitting on the pool ladder.  He’s 13… one year younger than his sister Devon.

Aug 022010

ISO 800; f/5; 1/30; 23.5mm  (Canon SD950IS)

This is my 14-year-old niece Devon.  The ever vigilant second face belongs to a Wishpets bear named Gage.  I took this early morning in a tent.  I love tent lighting.