Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Just a short hop over the bridge from my condo is the town of Palm Beach, a playground for the rich and famous. The Society of the Four Arts has a beautiful new garden...a nice quite oasis and getaway. I have just begun to explore all the details there. Enjoy.
The trip to North Carolina last year was anything but a vacation. It was an experience, however, a trip I would not have traded for anything in the world. I treasure the time I spent with my brother in law, my mother in law, and many others. I gave my extended family all the support I could. I miss Ernie........alot! I think we had a special connection. You see, he was my Father in law. After my own dad died, it was nice to be able to call someone else "Dad". God took him away from us and I miss him, like my own Father. I miss them both alot........Do yourself a favor...don't put it off, do it today. Hug your parents....., today....., or as soon as u can, call them....tell them you love them! Life is short....too short sometimes. Miss u dad!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Continuing with our random mage post week, check this out. This Hotel is called the Dolphin in Orlando. Its a very corporate event type hotel that I have worked in a few times. But really, The Dolphin.....OK.... Kinda looks like a carp to me. Dolphin no, wymsical fish, perhaps. Enjoy!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Here are a few shots from tonight's event. It was a Moroccan party as a wrap up and final night party for all the out of town wedding guests. Enjoy! Oh Yeah, another quick shout out to my stellar crew! Thanks Sarah, Eric, and Dallas! You guys rock!!!
Sunday, May 25, 2008
What a busy day! Today was the wedding on the beach, followed by cocktails at the spa lagoon, then dinner in the tent, and the after party in the ballroom. We were all over the place! Below is a sample of the images of the day.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
As the events were all being set up, I snuck off to a beach just to the south of the hotel and captured this Infrared shot. I created and enhanced the image with a texture I shot yesterday. It was nice to take a mid day break and chill in the AC. It was another hot one today!!! Feels like August in South Florida now. More images from the event to come soon.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Ok, well, not taking a train there though, but the image seemed appropriate. Heading to the Keys for a 3 day wedding. This one is supposed to filmed for a reality series based on weddings. Its not supposed to be a "good brides gone bad type of one, but a more upscale one. We are lighting several events for this one. More on all this later!
I tried something a little different here. I have been experimenting with textures. This one has at least 4 of them...all with different opacity's and saturation levels. I brushed and masked what I wanted and where I wanted it. Its not the greatest but figured I would post it. I like how it gives it a painting type of quality. More of these to come I am quite sure!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
We are getting ready for a 3 day wedding we are doing lighting for in the Keys this weekend. Friday night is a welcome party, Saturday night is the ceremony, cocktails, dinner, then after party dinner, and Sunday night is the going away party. We have to light several areas including the Theatre by the Sea, a tent on the beach, a ballroom, a courtyard, and a pool area by the spa.
The design and decorating team is the same one we worked with in Arizona, so I should be capturing some great images! Although this event is not near as large, the attention to details will still be there. It is at nice location as well. A wedding in the Keys...no complaints here!
Monday, May 19, 2008
I just wanted to mention a site that is on my daily visit. Steve LaRose is a freelance AV tech I have worked with quite a bit, a great photog, and, well, just a great all round guy. It is quite hilarious to follow him on escapades around the globe, in and out of hotels, planes, and ballrooms. He always seems to be getting worked...I mean severely worked over! Although I experience some of the same calamities in my related industry, I cant even come close to his wit. Check it out at http://slarose.blogspot.com/ The posts from Russia are really funny! I am even gonna put a link on my daily read list here. Enjoy!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
This is the area just past the entrance to the club at Fischer Island. Two things about this one, it was created mid day, and the sound of all the parrots, cockatiels, and connures in the surrounding monster size cages was deafening. Enjoy :)
We did an event at Fischer Island in Miami this weekend. All cars and trucks have to get there via ferry or barge. Decor was awesome as always with DBS as well as the whole team! Sean, sorry about your tree....nuff said there. What was that, a tornado that ripped thru? Jeeezz! I will post more this week I hope. This shot was a serious challenge because of people crossing the image path. Enjoy :)
Saturday, May 17, 2008
This was another one captured when I "snuck out" of the loadin. Had a great crew on this one. My thanks to Jason and everyone at DAV. Another flawless show in the can. I didnt get a single picture of the set and lighting on this one. Too busy running outside I guess :)
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I headed down the strip before load in yesterday and wanted to hit the conservatory inside the Bellagio. They always have some sort of incredible display there and I figured for spring and Mothers day, that would be the case. Well, not really. I was disappointed to find the whole area dismantled and in utter disarray. They were changing the decor and whole display around. Dozens of crew in hardhats, tools every where, bucket lifts......it was a mess. Looked like one of our huge loadins minus the dirt! I took this just outside of the lobby with, of course, the fisheye.
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Sitting comfortably in the Atlanta airport, I reluctantly await to board my flight to Vegas....my middle seat of a totally full flight to Vegas.....I might add. Man, there's alot of overweight people in this seating area. I'm scared!
Monday, May 12, 2008
This is an image that I worked on a cool banyon tree right over the bridge in Palm Beach. Also, the first link of an image from Flickr to blogger. Lets see if this works!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
As I noticed the sun brazing some unanticipated soft golden lighting across the courtyard at the Prado, I scrambled to grab my Nikon D3 and head out to get a shot or 2. This is at the Society of the Four Arts just over the bridge in Palm Beach.
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Here is a shot of a garden over in Palm Beach that is part of the Preservation Foundation (I think). It is an HDR of a raw infrared that was then adjusted in photoshop. I was trying to get a cyan sky with white trees and then the wood tone on the trellis, and well, I got this. Not what I originally wanted, but I kinda like it.
Friday, May 9, 2008
I captured a few infrared shots from MaraLago when I was there and have been messing around with them. I have a color infrared conversion done on my D200, which opens up alot of possibilities when processing in photo shop. I am still trying to figure it all out to be honest. Here is an image right out of the camera and then, the processed version. Levels adjustments, color channel swapping, and contrast adjustments were done. Then finally, a slight vignette to finish it off.