Thursday, February 26, 2009

Crazy About My Lucy!

The Best Traveling Doggie Girl!!!I am absolutely in love with my little best friend. You know what, someone asked me who my best friend is... I told them I didn't have one... I lied... Lucy IS my bestest friend!

She's sneaking a little air outside the car window, I had to stop the car to get this shot, I couldn't drive and shoot behind me... I think it's the best picture I shot all day.

I LOVE Lucy!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Oscars in Charleston, SC!

But first an 8.25 hour drive and a few moving pictures... the TVA in Oak Ridge, Tennessee - yes, the one that caused all the mud slides recently! See the wall at the bottom of the picture? That's the median strip in the middle of the freeway; I set the ISO at 3200 or was it 1600... I'm really surprise this turned out! Oh yeah, I was driving 75 miles an hour.
Just before the tightest windy road through the Appalachians - a little nerve wracking...
Too slow in the Tunnel...
I fixed the shutter speed this time... while driving... never missed a beat!
I arrive at the hotel... and a package is waiting for me... a reminder of the JOB I'm here to do!

I missed almost all of Barbara Walters... but I got to see ALL of the Red Carpet & the Oscars!!!

No time to stop for dinner, so an actor improvises... String Cheese, Salami, Crackers, Cucumbers, and Grapes! Probably healthier than if I'd ordered room service! Looking forward to tomorrows work!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Police Photos Illegal

Taking photos of police officers could be considered a crime

The relationship between photographers and police could worsen next month when new laws are introduced that allow for the arrest and imprisonment of anyone who takes pictures of officers 'likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism'.

See link for full story:

Here's one I shot in December of 2002 in the Manchester airport:As you can see, one of the officers is looking straight into my lense. I was questioned for thirty minutes by these two officers... I actually showed them [almost] all the photos on my camera from our honeymoon... I was informed that taking pictures in the airport was not legal, it had only been a little over a year since 911.

Had they seen the picture I took of them, I believe I would have had my camera card confiscated at the very least... how did I do it you ask? Remote control - the camera was not up to my face - it was randomly taking photographs of passers by while on a tripod... I was actually just experimenting, and then the bobbies walked into the frame... lucky?

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Studio 83 Opens its doors!

The night was incredible. We were told to expect 1000 people to walk through the doors of the gallery... I discussed it with one of my friends... we think there were WAY more than 1000 people... the lines were around the corner, people actually had to wait in line to get into our gallery.

Here are a couple of pictures I snapped at random: