Wednesday, December 31, 2008

More infrared

Here are some recent infrared images I took at a nearby state park. Hope you enjoy these. These will be added to the galleries soon.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Photo shoot from September

Yes, I'm running behind on my blog. I hope to get caught-up over the next month or so. Here are a few images from a September model photo shoot. Hope you enjoy...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

do you drink tea?

Not exactly a photography topic, but I thought I would share this find. Teapigs is a company in the U.K. that offers an impressive selection of tea flavors. If you like tea, you may just discover some new flavors! By the way, this tea is the real thing - tea leaves not 'tea dust' you buy in the stores. You can order samples too. :)

Check out the chocolate flake tea, or popcorn tea, or maybe the peppermint leaves tea.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


I'm a little behind in posting to my blog - thanks for visiting! Here are a few images from a recent shoot with Faleasha and her hubby. It was in the heat of summer, but we created a lot of great images. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008


From a summer photo shoot, here are a few of Malissa. It was hot and humid, but Malissa was a good sport. We got some great shots. Here are a few...

Saturday, July 19, 2008

7-man film crew

Just spent a few days at the parents. They had a seven-man film crew filming more for the new reality TV show called "The Split". It's a reality show based on the World Championship Blackjack Series. It's something my parents enjoy, they can do together, doesn't cost much, and they meet new friends each time they go. Anyway, it was quite hectic at my parents with the film crew, lights & cameras, etc.

The above image was taken when my mother was talking about her porcelain dolls. (She makes porcelain dolls -

Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Automobile

I have a passion with photographing cars. If you or someone you know would like a great photograph of their car, please contact me. Here are some recent images. Enjoy!

Friday, July 11, 2008

July 4th

I finally reviewed my July 4th images from The Peabody in Little Rock. Here's my favorite from that group...

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Pros and Cons of Geotagging images

There's a lot of talk about geotagging, more specifically to landscape and nature photographers. For the Nikon owners, there are already some great GPS devices that auto-tag via the 10-pin port, and there are other devices which are more 'standalone' and sync-up via USB or Bluetooth.

Standalone devices:
My favorite pick here is the PhotoTrackr product line. The Pro version allows you to sync the Geotags to RAW or JPG images. You can also display a "trip route playback", which is cool. What I like about the standalone concept is that it doesn't use the 10-pin connector (in-case you want to use a remote release, etc), etc, and it has it's own battery source. This is convenient even when you're not taking photographs.

Nikon options:
Each of these units connect directly via the 10-pin connector and can either be attached to a camera strap or on the hot shoe.
If you want something that automatically geocodes your images as you take them, the DP-GPS N2 seems like a good choice. What's nice about this product is that you have the option for it to use it's own battery supply or the camera's. Another similar choice is the di-GPS Pro. Do your research and decide which features you like best.

The trick to remember is to always sync the timestamp between your camera's clock and the GPS device, so the matching and geotag overlays can be automated with software.

This is a good article on the Pros and Cons of Geotagging, including the topics of:

  • How to Geotag images

  • Is it worth it?

  • auto-geotagging and GPS devices

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

the Lyrebird

Check out this Lyrebird video.....
Amazing! The first few minutes isn't that impressive....but keep gets much better! Impressive mocking of the camera shutter and motor drives.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Temperatures - preserving the photograph

Does it matter what temperature you store your photographs? Yes! The colder the better. The lower the humidity the better. As a general rule, it's best to keep the air temperature below 75 degrees F, to slow the color fading process. Again, the colder the better.

Here are more details than you'll likely want to know, but very good to know!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stolen camera catches thieves

Lost cameras "phone home" to catch thieves - A New Yorker was visiting Florida and accidentally lost her camera. The camera had a Eye-Fi 2gb SD card in it. So when the people who stole her camera used it to take snapshots of themselves, guess what? The next time they crossed an internet connection, the camera uploaded the pictures to the web.

Read the full story

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Photo Restoration

Occasionally, I savor some time to donate to Operation Photo Rescue. My latest restoration for Katrina victims is below. It's not perfect, but I think it's a big improvement over the original. :)

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Time stops at Grand Central

This is quite entertaining. :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Snow! I took a few images today

Here are some favorites from a shoot I did - most were just after daybreak.
Click here to view the gallery.


Sunday, March 2, 2008


Whew - I went hiking today and wouldn't you know it - I found a tick on me. We're just out of February and the ticks are out! Crazy. There were gargantuan mosquitos as well, but I was surprised to find a tick. Snow is forecasted for this next week - so maybe that will help. :)
Hope to post some images soon!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Kelly's Point to Ponder

I've finally done something I've been wanting to do in a few years - restart my "Points to Ponder". I used to send this out via e-mail but now I plan to use a blog. It's easy and free to sign-up to receive my "Points to Ponder" via e-mail. Just click the link below and look for the "subscribe" box.

For about 20 years, I sent daily "Points to Ponder" which were usually short, simple quotes - either motivational, humorous, serious or thought-provoking messages via e-mail each day. I'd like to try this again, if I can get enough interest. So please forward this e-mail to anyone who might be interested. Thanks!

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Pay it forward...

Tornadoes cut a swath of destruction that resulted in an estimated 59 deaths from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee, and injured hundreds more. The Red Cross immediately mobilized volunteers and supplies, provided shelter, fed victims, provided emergency workers and lended emotional support. Relief efforts are ongoing.
Please donate anything you can by visiting or calling 1-800- RED CROSS

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Surprise wedding!

Andy and her fiance' planned an elaborate party with friends and family - including catered food, a dance/DJ, and much more. Little did the guests know - it was a surprise wedding event! About 15 minutes into the party, the preacher asks everyone to take a seat, "We're about to have a wedding!" Here are just a few from this fun event...

Click here to view a short slideshow of the event.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Photo shoot - Misty

The weather was cold, windy and 'misty', but we survived and made some great images. Misty was great to photograph with. Here are a few samples from the shoot. Good job Misty!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Amber shoot

Amber & I had a great shoot. We came away with a lot of great images. Here are just a few favorites from the shoot...