If someone asked me my favorite place to go, the answer is always "the beach!" Without any hesitation. While there are many places in this world that I would love to see, there is only one place that I truly love to be to recharge my batteries and sooth my weary soul. I was fortunate enough this year to travel to Indian Shores. A small town near bustling Clearwater, Florida. Would you believe I almost didn't pack my camera? We were traveling by plane and I worry about getting my gear through security. Especially since I still have one kiddo that needs assistance maneuvering her own backpack for the plane ride. However when I realized I would be on the west coast of Florida and I'd have an opportunity to photograph sunset over The Gulf of Mexico, without question I was going to take my camera body and just ONE lens. An exercise in: minimal gear usage.
Due to storms over the gulf, there was really only one evening that the Sun played somewhat fair. But about an hour spent with only my camera, playing on the beach, and I have to say I'm very pleased with all my images. There are a couple that I even duplicated and edited differently. These are a few of my favorites....
I'm actually sitting here laughing at myself for my procrastination. Or maybe it was more timely fashion...oh well, either way NOT like me to take so long to blog some photos. It was another spectacular Spring Day here in Dallas, and the cars came out in spectacular fashion. As usual, lot was full, and the aisles crawling with oodles of car fans and experts. Here's a little tease of the goodness. If you like what you see, hit the link Cars N Coffee April 2017 to view the full gallery.
Today was a good day. After a much needed break from camera work and creative life, I got my booty back in gear to keep shooting what I love. No better way to hit the reset than with a trip to Cars N Coffee. The monthly extravaganza put on by Classic BMW in Plano, Texas. Always a good time. Lots of cars in every genre, and typically plenty of details to pour over. Here are some of my favorites from the day.
This was a super sick, blacked out Camaro. Amazing and ultra sexy....
If you ever come with me to a car show, you will very quickly learn that I'm a huge fan of patina. A car with natural patina has a story to tell. Perhaps it's been repaired a bit but it's natural colors remain. Chatting with another photographer today I decided patina is almost like a cars natural tattoos or akin to wrinkles. It leaves so much to the imagination.
One of my favorites from today came from an amazing custom hot rod Paddy Wagon.
The devil is always in the details for me and this image hit the mark square on the head.
I leave you with a bit of puppy love...cause who doesn't love a cute 4 month old puppy....
If you like what you see, check out more at the following link: Cars N Coffee March 2017
Can I just gush about how beautiful this mama is??!! My dear friend Melanie is so gorgeous both inside and out. And she has these 3 handsome blessings that she's raising. She has a house of boys, and I have a house of girls. No wonder we both need coffee.
I have to start by saying this was one of the most fun and creative photo shoots I've done in a while. The brain child was Mr. Peaches himself of Team $uper Awesome. And, I have to say...in the words of his wife this kit is "so disco". Funny thing is, after this shoot...I really did hear less about clowns. Maybe word got around...LOL
This last edit I did a little extra post work. My goal was to create a little more "serial killer" aka creepy feel. I think it was achieved.
Happy Halloween Y'all!!
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