So you see, if they can do it, you can too! Most importantly, however, I hope you have a wonderful time with the people you love. I hope there will be memories made that will last through the years, and I hope you have a picture worthy Christmas.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I ran across this video the other day and really liked it. First of all, it's made by Google and I really like them. And Second, the song and content are really good too--in fact, a little touching. Take a watch and listen and let me know what you think.
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Friday, December 17, 2010
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Monday, December 13, 2010
I missed the memo informing me that if you go to Settings and then Basic, you can update your composing screen where you can put bigger pictures on your blog. Now I know. Here is a picture of a picture that Hayley drew of me on a napkin. We had some Sharpies and a some napkins one night after dinner and decided to go crazy. I think she did a pretty good job. It looks like I'm supposed to be a referee.
However, if you look at Erin's rendition of Uncle Dave, you can see a more modern/abstract style that she is using. I kind of look like the yellow pill-shaped minions on Despicable Me. I also look like Toxie, the pet toxic asset that Planet Money's team bought and tracked until its unfortunate demise.
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Monday, December 6, 2010
This is my cousin Kelli. Not only is she very beautiful, but she is a very talented photographer. Click on her name to check out her incredible site. This picture was taken back in August at our cousin Sara's wedding.
I keep a list of photographers I run into on the internet that I like. It's quite a long list that I update whenever I find a new one, so I won't share all of it. I did, though, want to share a few highlights that I think are worth checking out if you are interested and/or bored.
First off, I usually get a daily dose of pictures from Lens - a blog by the New York Times. I'll warn you now, these are not feel-good, happy pictures. The site usually has a compilation of pictures throughout the world during that day. And in case you forgot, there is a lot of war and trouble throughout the world everyday and there are pictures of it too. But then, you have posts like this that show New York City throughout the decades, which is pretty interesting.
On the portrait side of things, Tim Park is a photographer in California who has the ability to take incredibly sharp photographs and --to use a cliche-- makes them Pop! I wish I could get portraits like he does. He and another photographer in Arizona, Lisa Holloway, can get the skin tones just right. That is something that drives me crazy because I'm not that good at it. I'm learning, but not to the point where these guys are. Finally, Pat Furey in Pennsylvania does an excellent job putting his own personal touch on his pictures. I think he also has a Golden Retriever which he uses in some of his engagement pictures. I don't care who you are, if you use a Golden Retriever in a picture, it's going to make it a thousand times better--of course, I do have a thing for that breed.
Finally, three more photographers that I think will make you happy. Jeff Lynch is a landscape photographer in Texas and is pretty darn good at what he does. I like his dialogs that writes with his photographs as well. Then, David Hobby has become an internet sensation by creating his site Strobist.com. Well, let me clarify: he became famous by his pragmatic approach of strobes and lighting in general, and making a site to share his knowledge. Lastly, Pete Souza is President Obama's official photographer. His pictures are very photojournalistic (if that is a word) and interesting at the same time. I encourage you to check it out.
Wow, there you go. Like I said before, this is just a small sample of photographers that I like. And if you're thinking, "What about Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and Anne Geddes???", don't worry they have their place too, but the photographers in my list are currently making history by taking photographs a notch above the millions upon millions of pictures in the world currently. Okay, this post took a lot longer than I expected, and to think it started from running across a picture of Kelli with her camera in my files. Speaking of which, have I told you already to check out her amazing site??
Sunday, December 5, 2010
I can't tell you how many times I put a picture up and then just stare at the computer screen trying to figure out what on earth I should write about. Tonight was one of those. I've thought about writing about Christmas, or about why spiders don't get hurt when they fall a long distance, or about sports. Nothing really came though.
I like this picture of Hayley quite a bit. It shows how fun and easy going she is, not to mention beautiful. I really am lucky to have great nieces and nephews that teach me a lot. I know, It's weird, I'm supposed to teach them, but really they teach me about how to slow down and enjoy life. There is one time where I could have taught Michael something when he asked me four years ago: "So you go to college, right? So that makes you pretty smart? Well then tell me how did that baby get in my mom's tummy"
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Saturday, December 4, 2010
If you can't tell, these are three brothers. Ha, you already know them because I'm acting like people from another country read this, but no, if you are here looking at these pictures you probably already know who they are. It was a fair trade: I take their pictures, and they get to play Angry Birds on my iPod.
So I hope you enjoy the pictures. I know Kim will at least. Among other things, I taught her Miamaids the other night to take pictures of their Christmas trees without using the flash. I also taught them about old radios, ski goggles, and Ashton Kutcher. If you haven't put them together, it was about photography. Don't worry, it probably didn't make sense to them either.
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