Picasso Pillar - Photo for September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012

Unintentional abstract art.

Laying Granny to Rest -- Photo for September 12, 2012

September 12, 2012

Hattie Sue Waggoner Jones - Born: February 20, 1914 - Died: September 10, 2012

Hattie Sue Waggoner Jones, 98, died on Monday, September 10 at Lincoln Care Center in Fayetteville, TN. A native of Lynchburg, TN and graduate of Moore County High School, she lived there until moving to Fayetteville in 1932. She worked with Dr. Robert McCown, making house calls with him and assisting in the home deliveries of several babies in the late 1930's.

Hattie Sue married Earle Hopkins Jones, Jr., in 1940 and they moved a few months later to Washington, DC, where they remained for nearly 50 years. Their daughter and son were both born and grew up in the DC area. She worked part-time in the offices of two physicians in the Virginia suburbs of DC while her children were growing up. In 1989 she and her husband returned to Fayetteville, where they enjoyed church and family activities. Her husband died in March 2005, shortly after they observed their 65th wedding anniversary. At the time of her death, Hattie Sue was the oldest female member of Fayetteville First Presbyterian Church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Good Samaritan Association, 208 W. Davidson Street, Fayetteville, TN 37334 or to Macular Degeneration Research, PO Box 1952, Clarksburg, MD 20871.

Road Tripping At Night -- Photo for September 10, 2012

September 10, 2012

Northbound on highway 231. And yes, those are stars. Today's cameras are awesome.

Speaker -- Photo for September 9, 2012

September 09, 2012

If you spend all day at the computer, do yourself a favor and buy some nice speakers and a DAC. It'll make everything better.

Overcast Wing -- Photo for September 8, 2012

September 08, 2012

Flying through the soup on the way back home.

Steve Inglima Teaching at Photoshop World

September 07, 2012

My passion for photography recently reignited. To further fuel the flame, I'm attending Photoshop World1 this week. On Tuesday, I attended the "Canon Live Shoot" workshop that's part of the conference. It looked like a great opportunity to watch top pros teach and learn a little something. It did not disappoint.

The instructors were Jack Reznicki2, Eddie Tapp3 and Steve Inglima4. I spent the majority of the shooting session in Steve's group. Of course, I took the opportunity to shoot a little behind the scenes shot with my Canon S1005 point and shoot.

Steve was a great teacher. He did a fantastic job of working with all the photographers and our model Michelle. Part of the workshop included a competition where the entire Photoshop World audience picked the best photo from the day's shoot. One of the images Steve setup won. Sadly, it wasn't my image, but I'm still happy with my shot.

Anyone familiar with DK's6 work will easily be able to tell he's been my mentor for the past couple of decades.

Links and Notes

  1. Photoshop World - Best decision I've made is long time was deciding to come to this event. I've been largely out of the game for a long time. I'm still way behind, but I learned more in the past couple of days than I would have been able to on my own in months and there's still one day to go. Aside from the Photoshop stuff, it's also been great to see some of the best at work. My mind won't stop racing with ideas for things I want to shoot and ways I want to shoot them.

  2. Jack Reznicki - Teacher and commercial shooter. I didn't get to spend as much time working with him as I would have liked, but really enjoyed his part of the presentation.

  3. Eddie Tapp - Eddie gave the post processing part of the presentation. This marked the start of my entrance back into the world of photoshop. I'm already seeing benefits from the notes from his talk.

  4. Steve Inglima - I'm not finding a personal web site for Steve. Perhaps Vegas has blunted my Google skills. One thing I know he does is Canon's Explorers of Light program. Something I've enjoyed for years.

  5. Canon PowerShot S100 - This is the point and shoot that I carry and recommend.

  6. Dennis Keim - My friend, mentor and all around great dude.

Vegas Looks Like Tron -- Photo for September 7, 2012

September 07, 2012

The planners for City Center in Vegas must have been fans of Tron when they were kids.

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