Allison – My Supermodel

Many times Allison, my wife, my supermodel, gets stuck being my guinea pig. She doesn’t like getting her picture taken so I am very thankful she allows me to practice different techniques with her as my model. Here is a photo I took of her at Hartland Orchard in Markham, VA.  
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A Seconds Notice

This weekend has been a good one. I received my new Nikon 70-200mm lens on Friday and fell in love. I have been practicing all weekend. It’s more than a lens, weighing six pounds, I can get a workout too. Anyway, on Saturday Allison and I were driving around C-Ville on errands, heading North on Route 29 towards Fairfax, when a deer sprinted in front of the car in front of us. Allison made some quick maneuvering decisions and all was good.  Even better, with a seconds notice I was able to catch the deer in mid-air.

I caught two photos. The first I didn’t realize I got till I got home and looked closer. When looking into the small viewfinder the deer blended into the background. The second photo, well, I was to slow. I know… I know, maybe next time.

The Lawn Barber

Over the past two months I have been taking photos for landscaping company The Lawn Barber. The project required me to take shots of company employees for their website. Also, Brian Ulsh, Lawn Barber owner, wanted to capture his work force “in action.” The last element of this project was to display before and after photos of various landscape projects the team completed. The company is based in Hampton, VA but also stretches its reach to areas in Northern Virginia. Below, I put together a slideshow showcasing a website photos and before and after photos. Enjoy!


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