Saturday, February 28, 2009

Iwo Jima Monument in Moonlight

Back in 2006 my friend and I went to Washington D.C. to tour around. One evening we caught this beautiful view of Iwo Jima Monument! I took about a hundred pictures of it, and found this was the best position. Thank goodness I had my tripod, and put my ISO to 1600. Other than that it would've been much too dark!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Atkisson Family

I took some traditional family pictures of the Atkissons, but also enjoyed doing a few unique ones. I love these shots of them preparing to run down the hill together.

When the sun was about to set, I caught a candid moment of the father playing with his daughter.
It was perfect timing!

I wish this one was candid also,, I posed them.
Still, I think it's cool.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Flying Over California

I'm not a plane guru, but I had a lot of fun taking pictures of the little prop plane that my friend's professor flew us in for a little jaunt above California.


I absolutely love this shot. It's such a cool picture of the mirror on the wing reflecting the plane. The purpose of this mirror is to assist in viewing landing gear. We had a great flight. I have many, many more pictures of this flight, but these are just a few of my favorites.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

London, England

I experimented putting these photos in a watercolor setting. I first painted 3 different water color patterns, and then in Photoshop I used blending modes to create this effect.

Big Ben can be seen in the far distance

Big Ben

Tower Bridge

Bath, England

I absolutely loved taking pictures of this romantic city! The ancient Roman baths were amazing! I also loved the Georgian architecture of the buildings in the city.
The ancient statues surrounding the Roman Baths

The Royal Crescent (Georgian Architecture)

A smaller side pool in the Roman baths

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Cotswolds in England

This was my first trip to England. It was a photographer's playland! I loved spending a day in the country side taking pictures of the beautiful scenery! I had fun putting and antique look on these after the fact. It really warms up the photos.