0 comments Saturday, October 13, 2007

West Fest at the Eiteljorg was a blast. I was very pleased to get to spend some one on one time with the blacksmiths doing demo's there, we found some common ground in our appreciation of traditional crafts and hand work.

Single Action Shooter

Wells Fargo Wagon

Smith 2

If I get some free time next summer and a little extra cash I think I might take up beating hot metal for fun.

0 comments Thursday, August 30, 2007

JP Horse

That's an incredibly busy shot, but I think it works well enough.

Hooves 2nd Edit

My visual fascination with horses continues unabated. Perhaps net month it will be elephants. I am generally excited to go to the Fair Grounds these days, mainly because it gives me opportunities like these.



I got to do some shooting at the White River Gardens, the butterflies were amazing! I do believe this is the first serious shot I've ever taken of a butterfly... Order copies now :-)

This was an interesting test for the Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS, the lens has a fairly close focus distance enabling some near macro level work. At 200mm @ f/4 @ the closest focus distance the lens suffers from some strange abberations (a general hazieness), stopping down helps aleviate the problem and zooming out to 150mm pretty much gets rid of it too. All in all I was impressed with its performance, it's a general purpose lens after all. The 180mm f/3.5L macro would be much more suited to this type of work.

0 comments Friday, July 27, 2007


Sometimes you are really really glad your camera has a high speed drive mode. It's not something I use everyday, but once or twice a week it comes in handy.

Belly Dancer

I'd rather shoot dancers than sports any day :-)

0 comments Friday, July 20, 2007

Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending Crown Hill's Skeletons In The Closet tour. The tour was informative, fun and yielded some nice imagery.

Copper Drains

Those copper drains are super interesting and full of colors you don't run into everyday.

Crown Hill Gates

A telephoto zoom was used to isolate architectural details during the tour guides initial speech. The images have fair bit of post processing in Lightroom. The Hue/Saturation/Luminosity mixer proved incredibly useful for the above image. It simple wasn't working till I tweaked the orange and yellow channels to bring out some warmth in the stone, this helped to counter balance the aqua colored iron work.


I was drawn to this militantly styled tomb from my first peek at it.

1 comments Thursday, July 12, 2007

Here's some imagery from the 4th. Note the emotional contrasts in the first image and the traditional red, white , and blue.

That last image was pure serendipity, get five hundred people together in a public place and your bound to end up with some memorable shots.


Subtle colors and sweeping horizontals were the order of the day. It was beautiful there.

Conner Prairie Corn 2


Conner Prairie Corn

0 comments Monday, June 18, 2007


In 1999 and 2000 I did a lot of photo manipulation with one of my favorite professors ever, Henry. The man was amazing and I ended up taking five of his classes. This work is a big one created from multiple scanned 6x7 negatives. I used to work in this almost allegorical style fairly often, these days I'm over it.

Today it's pretty rare for me to heavily manipulate my imagery. If my intent can only be reached by such means, then sure I'll do whatever it takes. It's just so easy to make something look cheap.

I still love this print.

1 comments Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Occasionally I work in other media...

Doll Head
30x40" Pastel on Paper

I've Got My Thumb On You
6x10" Ink on Paper

6x10" Ink on Paper

Sometimes it's nice to work in other media. I'll always be madly in love with pastels, I've got a thing for carcinogenic materials I guess.