Monthly Archives: July 2013


Yr4•303/365 Kong July 31, 2013

July 31, 2013

Just Kong.


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thedailypic•Family Shoot July 2oth

A couple of weeks ago I posted a shot of the baby with blanket, I was invited into a home where I was able to spend an hour with the family to get some shots of the kids. It was such a great time. Here are some more from the visit. Portrait sessions do not always need to be a posed event, invite a photographer to a family function and see what happens… I might even know one. You can contact this one by clicking here.

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Yr4•302/365  Betty & Dan July 30, 2013

Betty & Dan
July 30, 2013

Here is Dan with our neighbor and his friend Betty. We are fortunate to have great neighbors, but Betty is special.  I am amazed how they can talk and talk. I was working on my truck today and Dan had walked over to say hi. I looked up and there they were in her drive way, deep in conversation. I had no idea what they were discussing, but Danny was animated and in storytelling mode, while Betty was grinning and laughing.



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Yr4•301/365 White on Blue July 29, 2013

White on Blue
July 29, 2013

Been some great clouds lately, to be honest there have been too many clouds lately, but still, they look cool. Shot 4 shots and then there was debate over which would be the dailypic. My wife picked a different one, see below for the others. I successfully convinced her this photo was her pick, but really it was mine… a point she will not realize until she proofs this for me, which might lead to my horrible grammatical errors making it through with the intent to embarrass me pubically as payback.


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Yr4•300/365 That's Rock 'n Roll July 28, 2013

That’s Rock ‘n Roll
July 28, 2013

My wife and I joined a bunch of friends this afternoon to help out on a music video shoot for  the song “Bucket of Beer”. This was local music at it’s best, pool diving, flamingo kicking, weight shaking, beer drinking, summer good time with even a touch of blood.  I know I have shared the song a few times in this blog. If you have not checked it out, you can here. Below are some more shots from the “set”.  Ray and Molly hosted a great time, glad I was a part of it, I might even make it in a scene or two… depending 0n editing. Though I am always more comfortable on the other side of the camera.

UPDATED: Check out the completed video here. I even make an appearance.


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Yr4•298/365 Stylin July 27, 2013

July 27, 2013

Someone got a bath, haircut and a new bandana… and it is not even his birthday.



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Yr4•298-365 Leaf.Rain.Down July 26, 2013

July 26, 2013

Alright, I feel I have mailed in these shots this week. Seemed to have lost all desire to shoot a picture.  In the 4 years, this has happened a few times – lasts a few days until something clicks.  Not sure if it is the weather, boredom or what… but 2x this week this almost ended. Really close. (Closer than ever before) I have never not posted a photo… since 10/1/2009. I will admit it is less than 5% of the time that the shot was not taken on the day posted and even those are usually within a 24 hour period. I shoot almost everything that day – so I was not going to grab an old shot and cheat. Now, you could argue or ask, who made these rules?  Well, I did. So, if they are my rules why don’t I just modify them? I don’t know… I just won’t. I know, no I promise, if I miss a day it is over.  There will be more photos, I might even still call it the dailypic for awhile, but it would not be the same – one day will become 2, then a week, and month, etc.  I can not break the streak… or it is over.  There will be an end, and since I obsessed with dates and numbers I assume it will be monumental, 5 full years, 2000 photos… something like that.  It can’t go out quietly on a random Friday because I got lazy.  With all this said, I love this shot, I really like yesterday’s, the toy shot with the doll is cool… I HATED Mondays shot, and really birdseed, man that sucked? So, I guess during this funk I am 3 for 5… not a bad average, I guess.  See you tomorrow for day 1395, maybe…


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Yr4•297/365 Rain Commute July 25, 2013

Rain Commute
July 25, 2013

Driving home.


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Yr4•296/365 Creepy is July 24, 2013

Creepy is
July 24, 2013


My goal with shooting toys is to give them personality in the frame. I want people to be able to connect with them, Legos, action figures all of them. Last year I came across this naked, hairless, faceless doll at a flea market, she cost me a quarter. Worth every penny. What a great challenge, how do I make a faceless doll connect with the viewer. I shot her in the woods last year, I will add the shot below. I got a few responses, creepy, scary, unnecessary – more than I expected to be honest. It means she connected though, negatively possibly but still. This time she is wedged between some trees looking right at you, without any eyes. Let the hate mail begin.


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thedailypic•bonus•Day End Light

I really did not have a good photo for today, shot some birdseed did not even have much to say about it.  I hit the publish button and 3 seconds later my son says “outside is glowing”. So, I went up the park and grab a few shots before it disappeared. Here are some bonus shots.




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