Monday, November 30, 2009
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Saturday, November 7, 2009
I just returned from the class B championship soccer game Southampton vs. Center Moriches, we lost again. This is the second year the boys soccer team has made it this far. This year we held the loss to one point. That's great, considering that they beet us six zip earlier this year.
We have a young team and they played very hard. I know it's coming boys, keep playing hard and you'll get there.
I didn't take my camera to the game, I just wanted to go and cheer. I wish I had brought my gear because no one was there for the yearbook or local papers.
Today's photo is of a leaf at the bottom of Lower New Milpond which I made on Wednesday.
Friday, November 6, 2009
This photo is also from yesterday's walk at Bill Richards Memorial Park in Hauppauge. I'm not sure what the name of this body of water is. It's connected to New Milpond by a small stream. So, for lack of a better name, I'm calling it Lower New Milpond.
About ten years ago I found a heart carved into a tree right by this body of water. I went back with a young couple for a stock shoot. Yesterday, I couldn't find the tree or even a stump where a tree used to be. How fast things can change.
Lower New Milpond was made with the Canon d5 and processed with ACR.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Election night is over, a new dawn brings a new day. The election I covered was a landslide victory for those up for re-election except for one race which was less than landslide but still a victory. It wasn't good news for everyone I've worked with this past cycle.
So, like Isabel, my retired Greyhound, maybe they'll find a nice spot in the sun and relax. I know that's what I'd do.
Today I have a budget meeting for the County Legislature to cover. I'm glad I'm not one having to make decisions in that arena today.
Isabel on her favorite pillow was made with the Canon G10, and processed with ACR.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
I don't have an election day assignment till tonight, so I'm catching-up on things around the house. I wan for a walk around the yard and I can't believe that the Gazania's are still blooming. The Mums also look great but the Montauk Daisy's are coming to an end. We've never had much success with Mums, but this the the season and the second transplanting that they have bloomed. Must be the soil.
So in honor of the Chrysanthemums I'm posting a photo of one I made today with the Canon G10. Processed in Photoshop.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Well it just about over. Things will start to settle down and get back to normal. Tomorrow night at the catering hall will wrap-up this years local elections, hopefully I 'll be home early. I'm covering the Babylon Town results instead of the County wide, so I might actually have an easy night.
Today's photo is from a sunrise on the ocean. It was made a couple of Saturday's ago after dropping Evan off for football practice. I'd go to the beach for a walk and take the Canon G10 with me. This image was processed with Photomatix Tone mapping program. I cropped the final image to straighten the horizon.
Sunday, November 1, 2009
In nineteen days this blog will be a year old. I was unsure about investing the time in something that I would not see a financial return in. Not too far into the year I was hooked. Mostly because it gave me a reason the make the images that first got me excited about photography. I couldn't support my family, have a mortgage, and have a new car with just the income generated by photographing leaves and grass and sunsets.
I make my living photographing politics, political people and government. Not very exciting as far as blog material. It's not the kind of subject matter that you'd use experimental processes or extreme angles to photograph. Yes, I sneak something more artistic in every once and a while, but it's rare that it gets used.
So blogging gives me the reason to photograph more personal things, it gives me reason to take a camera on walks or places I normally wouldn't take a camera.
After almost a year, I find myself looking forward to reading posts by some of my blogging friends. If fact most mornings it the thing I do after I pour my first cup of coffee. I've learned a lot about the web from fellow bloggers, and I've seen some very creative sites with very talented artists.
I'd like to thank every visitor and everyone that follows and comments on my blog. You are my motivation.
Today's pictures were made on the drive home from a Veterans Awareness Week Kick-Off event the sky was full of beautiful color. To the east was the moon surrounded by shades of pink and purple. Behind me was fire orange and blue. The November sky is special.
Both images were made with the Canon 5d and processed with ACR.