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duckpin bowling

Sara and I had an awesome time with the kids last night from the church youth group.  A bunch of us (27) went duckpin bowling.  Many of us wore white because they had the black lights on.  I’m horrible at bowling, but I managed to pick up a strike early on, but it was all downhill from there.  Let me tell you, it was downright embarrassing being beat by kids, but it was all in good fun.  I think my highest score of the night was 74.  Sara didn’t do much better, but she looked much cuter while bowling, as the kids mentioned afterward.

I actually forgot my memory card at home so I couldn’t take pictures, but halfway into it, I found out that Matt had a 512mb CF card in his camera, so I was able borrow it to capture a few scenes.  Matt actually took the one below.  I didn’t properly show him how to focus using my camera, but I like how it turned out! 

Click on the picture to see more.

Edgewood Park

I didn’t take any pictures during the last snow storm here in New Haven and I was determined to do so the next time we get snow.  We ended up getting a few inches of the white stuff today.  Armed with my warm snowboarding pants (I don’t snowboard, I just happen to have these pants that my mom bought from the North Face outlet for like 30 bucks), a sweater, a softshell, and a down jacket, I ventured out into the snow.  I, of course, also brought a stripped down 5D and a 17-40L with me.

There weren’t a lot of people out.  I saw two other people and their dogs in the park.  In fact, the first time I saw the second dog, I thought it was a coyote.  I don’t even know if there are coyotes in the area.  It was just the first thing I thought.  The owner was much farther away, and wearing a green coat.  Probably a girl.

I’m not much of a taking pictures in the park kind of guy, but there was a lone tree that stood out.

A couple times I ended up walking right into a frozen pond, either permanent or recently created through the snow melt from the last storm.  Unfortunately, I didn’t sink in much, because that would’ve been a much better story.  The creeks (or are they called rivers?) weren’t too much trouble, though I had considered wading in to get more interesting images.  Alas, I decided against it.


And no, I didn’t take any pictures of the bridges, but here’s a view from one of them.

Oh, and a bit of advice that I did heed, if you go out taking pictures in the cold, place your camera into bag (preferably airtight) before entering you warm and humid home, lest moisture will condense on the insides of your gear.

Yep, that’s all, folks!

cutest baby in calgary contest

So a fellow photographer (in Calgary) entered his baby daughter for a contest.  Believe me, she is cute.  Check out the post here and please follow through to vote.  Thanks!!!

Cutest Baby in Calgary

Free Senior Photo Session

As many of you know, I work with kids of all ages.  I found that a few of the high school seniors I know missed their senior pictures.  Heck, one of them sweated so badly during his senior session (it was hot) that he has to redo it.  Two of them thought it’d be neat if I took their senior pictures instead of using the school’s photographer.  We were all excited about it and starting to brainstorm some ideas that would really match the subject’s character.  I had a feeling the school would not accept outside pictures, so I asked one of them to check.  Lo and behold, I was right.  :-(

Anyways, I still want to do senior pictures, so I’m offering up a free session to the senior (in HS) with the most creative idea for what we’re gonna do.  Just leave them in the comments section. Let’s make this happen!

A Few Thank You’s

I really ought to thank Jenifer of Jenifer Lyn Photography for helping me get started. On that note, I really should thank Jeff of Jeff Turner Photography as well. It was during my good friend Jonathan’s wedding that I met Jeff. We were both in Jonathan’s “entourage,” which was his word for wedding party. It so happened that Jeff was getting ready to leave his day job and become a full time photographer, with weddings being one of his specialties. He learned that I had an interest in photography and felt that I had a decent eye for this stuff, so we got to talking about how to slowly build up a portfolio by photographing friends, family, and anything/anyone else I can get my hands on.

Well, fast forward to a few months later, I get a phone call from Jeff asking if I was willing to second shoot. Judging from how well I interacted with Jeff, I said why not, but he wasn’t asking for himself; he was asking for Jenifer since Jeff was busy the same weekend. Hesitant at first, I eventually said yes. I’ve second-shot for Jenifer twice now, and she has really encouraged me to continue develop my abilities and perhaps even pursue this further. Well, here we are. Thanks Jeff and Jenifer!

Networking is great, isn’t it? Well, here are some pictures I managed to snap while working with Jenifer. She’s great to work with!