Thursday, April 30, 2009

Visit to the Salvage Yard

My friend Nancy had an interesting idea for a photo op tonight. She suggested we head out to an auto salvage company for photos just before sunset. I was game so I met her there.

To be honest, photographing an auto salvage never occured to me. I grew up with a salvage yard as my playground across the field at my uncle's house. While I do like photos of old cars, I never have gone to a salvage yard in search of such photos. I do like Nancy's idea and we did get some neat shots. I am anxious to see how differently we each saw photo ops before us. I'm always amazed when multiple photographers converge upon the same destination and come away with distinctively different shots!

For the first in this series I'm only posting the emblems I photographed and you'll have to check back to see what else I got. For some of you this will be an enjoyable trip down memory lane.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Hanging Out in the Back Yard

After heavy rains today, when I came home from work the hummingbirds were buzzing all over the back deck. I grabbed my camera and snapped away. I'm still trying to capture that perfect shot, but in the mean time am enjoying the practice and playing with the camera's settings. When the rain started coming down again the birds left, but just before dark the rain stopped and they returned again. The light was gone, but I made the most of what I could capture.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

After Prom Pictures in the Park

Heather requested that I take photos of she and Hunter after the Prom in front of the fountain in Central Park. It was starting to rain so I got in a hurry and didn't take the time to get the shots carefully, but here they are!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Heather's First Prom

I just sent my baby girl off to her first prom. She looked so beautiful and her boyfriend so handsome! Gosh it really hit home how much she has grown up! What a bittersweet time!

Helping her get ready for her big night:

I have always loved taking photos such as these. And of course this process is a big part of prom night!

Yes, I am biased, but what a beautiful young lady!

Heather in the prom dress her Granny made for her. What a blessing to have such a talented Granny! Thank you Billie!

Heather and her daddy:

It seems she has grown up overnight...and she's finally taller than me...even without the 3 inch heels! I'm standing on a block of wood!!!

Our family:

Heather with Granny and Pappy Freddie. What a bunch of cut-ups!

Aw, Daddy's girl. One of those moments that just makes you cry:

Hunter gets his boutonniere:

Heather's corsage:

The cute couple! Heather and Hunter.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Preparations for a Spectacular Prom

Heather asked her Granny (my mother in law) to make her prom dress and of course Granny has agreed. I took Heather to look at patterns and she selected one she liked and then took Granny back to show it to her and find out if she'd make it. Granny took her shopping for the fabric, the notions, the pattern, etc. In the mean time Heather and I went another day in search of shoes. She never did find the shoes she wanted in the color she wanted but found some she liked that would do. There have been evenings of fittings and measurements off and on for a few weeks back and forth between both households.

Prom is this Saturday and the final adjustments are being made. The dress looks almost finished and no longer like a heap of fabric.

I wanted photos of the process but did not want to give away the look of the dress before the night of the actual prom and portraits. So, I carefully shot a few photos...then changed them all to black and white photos so the color of the dress isn't even obvious.

Tools of the trade:


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