Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Friends of mine asked me to take some photos of their 4 golden retrievers. While there is still snow on the ground they were hoping to get some images to use for 2010's christmas cards. Working with 4 dogs was a challenge and even though I know these dogs well, it was hard work. The dogs got bored after about an hour, so we're going to continue the shoot another day. But in the meantime, here's a sneak peek of sunday's session. Hannah is at the top, then Mason. T-Bird and Malachi joined in for a group shot.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Located at the tip of Gasparilla Island, the Boca Grande lighthouse was built in 1890 and is the oldest structure on the island. It remained in operation until 1966 when the Gasparilla Light, an automated lighthouse, took over guiding ships into the port. The Boca Grande lighthouse fell into ruins and in 1985 was rebuilt. Today it is a museum and the subject of many photographs and paintings.
Friday, February 12, 2010
While the northeast was getting pounded with it's second snowstorm in less than a week, I've been in cold, but sunny south Florida. It hasn't turned out to be the warm break from the winter I had hoped it would be.
One afternoon, we headed over to Boca Grande to watch the sunset. It wasn't much of a show, and to top it off, the winds were blowing at about 20 miles per hour. I about froze walking around on the beach. Boca Grande is a quaint little town on Gasparilla Island. Stepping into Boca Grande is like stepping back into "old world florida". Here you will find no traffic lights, no high rises, no malls and the main mode of transportation to be bike or golf carts. The country store where the locals buy their groceries was built around 1941. At that time, gas was available for purchase. Today the pink gas pump is no longer in service, but serves as a reminder of what once was.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
It's wednesday which means it's pet photo day. Breeze is a 15 year old springer spaniel. She is deaf and lives for cookies. No matter what is in my hand, she's convinced it's something yummy. I had fun taking these images of her as she made all kinds of faces at me while patiently awaiting her reward.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Yesterday's storm dumped a whopping 15" inches of snow here in Happy Valley. Forecasters predicted we would get between 4 - 8", so we weren't too excited when news reports claimed this might be a record breaking snowstorm. Guess we had our share of the excitement afterall!
South of State College is a town called Belleville. It is largely an amish community. I've been here dozens of times hoping to find a great bargain at one of their many flea markets. After the storm cleared out I headed over to Big Valley and checked out one of the neighboring towns, Allensville. Here I found winter's glory at it's best.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Tillie is a rescue border collie mix. She's about a year old now and is always on the go. Like most border collies, she loves playing with her frisbee and wiffle balls. I was surprised I could get her to sit still long enough for me to snap some images of her. I just love her markings, she's such a pretty girl and sweet too!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Monday, February 1, 2010
Located in Spring Creek park, my favorite park in State College, this bridge has a lot of meaning to me. Built in 1976 by the students of ASCE (American Society of Civil Engineers) of the Penn State University, the project was led by my father, the group's advisor. I was just a little tyke at the time, but my younger brother and I loved being doted on by the students.
I especially remember the day the bridge was brought out to the creek and placed on it's supports. With all kinds of equipment and a lot of fussing, it was a big day for everyone. I was carted out of there before the big moment, I believe my mother's exact words were "it's time to go to school honey." Unfortunately for me, kindergarten wasn't going to wait. Many photographers have photographed this scene over the years and through the seasons. Ironically, I never had a copy of this image, that is, until now.