Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Another from Wintergreen

This is another of the panoramas I shot while out in the mountains of central Virginia. Thanks to Mike Topping for showing me this vista!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Winter Wonderland 2010

Certainly the largest snow I can recall in Norfolk since i moved here in 1983. Ironic how the big snow events hit others, but generally miss us, as we are insulated by the ocean. Not this time. And we're not done yet!
The view from my dining room window this morning. 
View from the street in the later morning, before the snow came down with a vengeance.

These trees are not used to carrying a burden of snow and bend mightily under the weight, creating new pathways for children, dogs and intrepid parents to explore.

Another interesting snow crated view. All of these photos either in front of my house or across the street.  Don't have to go far to see a lovely vista in a new way.
Last photo of the day, taken after I shoveled the walks and swept the car.  We don't get this often; must enjoy it when we do!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Been a while . . .

Actually had a co-worker ask me why I hadn't posted any pictures lately. That was nice to hear. The reason is, of course, end of semester running around, the holidays, and a number of other excuses not worthy of surfacing here.

Do you still send holiday cards? I found that it was hard for me to keep up with after a number of years as a single parent and I fell out of the habit. After a too-late start of poking around my libraries, I found these that Carmen and I shot at the beach with a handheld camera two years ago on Christmas day.

Just for fun.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Wedding video for Kara and Eric

Eric is a musician, so he sent me some music he created. And here we go!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

From Maternity session

Katrina has a six year old son, named Maddox. This image really shows his attitude towards his soon-to-be sister. What a terrific little guy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

First Maternity Session

From session last weekend with Katrina and her family. Katrina and I worked on this after the family shots. I finally have this image about the way I wanted it. 

Monday, November 22, 2010

Maternity session with Katrina and family

I had never shot a maternity session prior to yesterday. I was pleased when Katrina, a colleague from a previous school-related episode, called me to see if I would be interested in doing some pictures. Seemed like a good opportunity to do something new.

New to me, anyhow. There are many good photographers who seem to specialize in photos of mothers and newborns. Some will wrap babies in cheesecloth and the link . . . seems pretty high-risk to me. In any event, there were no newborns in tow for this shoot. Just Katrina, and Jeremy, and Maddox, who is sharp as a tack for a six-year-old.

After we worked on some basic poses, Katrina was up for some other shots. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Kenji Fusion

 Kenji Fusion is a restaurant that is part of the new Peninsula Town center, a series of storefronts that, at this time of year, is all done up for the holidays. I had the opportunity to photography both the restaurant and some of the dishes. 

The interior decor is striking. This restaurant is apparently a successor to another one in New Jersey.



Kenji Fusion specializes in the high energy Teppanyaki style where skilled chefs prepare food and entertain customers table-side. In addition, the menu offers a fusion of Asian, French, Brazilian, and other 
cultural food offerings from around the globe.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

ODU vs. Savannah State

ODU was too much for a hapless Savannah State team, and they crushed the visitors 57-9 on a brisk Saturday afternoon at Foreman Field. I will admit that I had never seen a team attempt three onside kicks in a half before; Bobby Wilder's team came out ultra-aggresive from the opening kick, and knocked the Tigers on their heels, a position from which they never recovered. 
ODU's 57 points were the most scored by the Monarchs in a game to date, surpassing last season's 49 against Division II Virginia Union. This win seals a second consecutive winning season for the 6-3 Monarchs, following a 9-2 mark a year ago. 57-9. And it really wasn't that close.
Herewith an assortment of images: