Turning 1 is stressful

1 year old baby crying

My nephew recently turned 1, and I never realized how stressful turning 1 is.
He had a cupcake to smash, allow people to hold, hug and kiss him, NOT to mention all those gifts to open — GEESH!!!

A great day was had by all.  : )

Man and his Best Friend(s)

Seen near South Side on Lamar Lofts.  
Man and his Best Friend(s).
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A Splash of Color

On a recent grey day THIS was the only splash of color I saw.  ; )
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Life’s Simple Pleasures

Enjoying life’s simple pleasures.
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Imagination & Playfulness

I recently spent some time with my nephews & I just LOVE so many things about them.
Here are 2 images that show why iLOVE them so much.

Their Imagination
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Their Playfulness
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O, the delights of nephews.

A Cowboy and his Barn

A Cowboy and his Barn.  Stranger #49.

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Today has been 1 of those days

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Today has been one of those days.

 

Counting Cranes

I, too, have been counting cranes.  In my travels, I have become very aware of all the cranes being used in constructing buildings & thought it interesting.

Here is an article I found that might interest you as well.
http://bizbeatblog.dallasnews.com/2013/09/counting-cranes-state-farms-richardson-project-tops-an-old-record-from-the-1980s.html/

Quoting Jason Mraz:
“… it takes a crane to build a crane | it takes two floors to make a story …”

Seen at The Shops of Legacy area.
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Seen in Uptown.
This crane was seen in Uptown

Thanks to Mary

Another HUGE thanks to Mary for the A M A Z I N G cookie treats she put together for me this year.
The only directive I gave her was “do what YOU do best”.  All of my clients who received these were WOWed & TOUCHed beyond belief!

From ‘lemons’ to LEMONADE

I take a lot of portraits of doctors and usually have the opportunity of utilizing some unique aspect of their facility until lately.
The last couple times I have gone out for these portraits I have had to use their hallways … which is usually a challenge – UNTIL I changed my mindset to “From Lemons to Lemonade”.
Here is what we ended-up doing (documented with iphone pix):

Seen here is the hallway with our main light in a doorway and our kicker light in the other doorway.
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Here is a better shot of our main light, which we used to bounce off the opposite wall.
We used a grid as well as scrim for a little MORE diffusion.
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This angle is from my perspective looking down the hallway, so YOU could see exactly how narrow our “set” is.
From this perspective, you can see the wall I am using as a “bounce”, as well as our kicker light and the background light.
The tape mark on the floor is for the doctor’s positioning.
My assistant [Paul] is in the shot for scale.  ; )
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This perspective if from the back wall looking toward where the main light is.
The kicker light has a 1/2 CTO gel to add a little ‘warm’ sparkle.
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Here is our end result.  See how we were able to go from ‘lemons’ to LEMONADE?!
Shot with the Nikon D800 and a 70-200mm lens.
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