Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

It was nice knowing you 2010 but I welcome 2011. There is a lot to look forward too and to strive for.

2010 saw the most blog posts yet for me. But I see more for 2011.

We said bye bye to Seattle in 2010 and moved to Bozeman, MT. I am looking forward to spending a new year here and plan on doing some fly fishing.

Hopefully I will see myself in grad school in fall of 2011. And seeing myself pursuing my art further.

I hope everybody out there has a great New Year! And we will see how I do with my new year resolutions.

The last bit of snow of the year in the picture above.

Portfolio Photography 2

To continue my portfolio here is my metal dragon fly. The first two photos are of the finished product while the third photo is my first prototype.

The final dragon fly has flattened wings and a little detail on the body. Just enough but not to much.

I have now made a few of these and plan on making some more.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Portfolio Photography 1

Well I finally broke down and purchased some studio lights. Which are helping me photograph my wife's and my own art pieces. Over the past 3 days I have been photography non-stop in the garage to get these photos done. Now I have the task of going through all of the photos.

Here is a sample of some of my latest metal work. A pair of ginko leaf hooks along with a detail shot of the ginko leaf. These hooks were inspired from my trip to Japan.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas 2010!

Merry Christmas everybody from lovely and sunny Bozeman, Montana.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010!

Happy Thanksgiving everybody from Bozeman, MT. Fresh Pumpkin Pies for us!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

September Fox

I was able to make the men's fishing trip this year back in September. It is where the extended family of the male persuasion get together in a few cabins, fish, eat, imbibe and have an all together great time.We will usually see some wildlife during this trip and I wasn't disappointed this year. I got a few great shots of a friendly fox in great shape.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The new neighborhood

Here is a photo of our new neighborhood. Just to give you a comparison to the first snow photos. I took it at sunrise just outside of our front door a couple of days before Halloween.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Second Day of the First Snow

Well it didn't stop snowing all of yesterday or last night, it was even snowing this morning until about 8:00 am. After doing a little bit of snow shoveling I went out and walked around the yard and neighborhood. Here are a few photos from my exploration.

The first is one of my dragon flies I made back in may and have just placed in the backyard. I can't believe how much snow has piled up on top of it.

The rest are of the neighborhood I am living in now.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Our First Snow

We are having our first snow of the winter here in Bozeman. Which also happens to be our first snow in Montana. Both Jenn and I are excited about it.

I even got outside and took a couple quick snaps or our neighborhood.

In the evening I was out and about on Montana State University's campus and grabbed a couple more photos to celebrate the first snow fall.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Happy Halloween

I know it is a day late but Happy Halloween anyways. My wife and I finally got some trick or treaters. I think it has been about 20 years since I have given candy away on Halloween. And that not because I didn't want to, it was because no one ever came to our door. It is great to live in an area again where kids can get dressed up and go get some candy.

Friday, October 29, 2010

A walk in a Park

After moving to a Bozeman, MT we have had the quickest ever visitor. Our friend Linda from Athens, GA got to visit us back in July. It was great to see someone form Athens again and we had a good time.On one of the days we got to go on a hike to Hyalite lake. It was a very pretty hike where we were able to see a couple of waterfalls, get out into nature and stretch our legs.

During the hike I was able to capture a few descent photos. I can't wait to explore more of this region through the different seasons.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Archie Bray Foundation 2010 summer auction Part III

Well the fun ended with a "Sold" as the last ceramic piece was auctioned off. This happened as the sun went down and the moon started to peek over the mountains. Which gave me a great opportunity to shoot a couple twilight photos of the Archie Bray Foundation.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Archie Bray Foundation 2010 summer auction Part II

While at the Archie Bray Foundation auction I was able to get a few decent shots of people interaction. Be it of the crowd, musicians, or residents.

Documenting an event is always fun to do and as you take more photos you see even more photos to take. All you have to do is get beyond the shyness (at least for me I do) of taking photos of people.


Saturday, August 28, 2010

Archie Bray Foundation 2010 summer auction Part I

I know it has been a while since my last post, but a lot has been happening. I have moved to a new city, Bozeman, Montana. Moving sure does take it out of you, and getting to know your surroundings is a great way to take a break from the unpacking and to have some fun.

One of these breaks was to go to the Archie Bray Foundation summer auction in Helena, MT. My wife and I had a wonderful time being able to see the facilities, interact with the residents, see some great ceramic art, become an expert at the slingshot again and watch a fun auction to raise money for the foundation.

If you are ever in the area I highly recommend stopping by.

These are a few photos of the facilities, mostly of the historic and art structures. In the next post I will have photos of the events.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

4 years and another World Cup is over

AAahhh viva Espana!! A month of my life spent watching the World cup, but this is the only time I will plant myself in front of a tv (or in my case the computer streaming or the bar) and watch Sports, 3 games a day for a month solid. Pure awesomeness and this World Cup did not disappoint. South Africa, thanks for a great world cup.

Now I have to be patient and wait another 4 years for world cup to come around again. Hopefully it will time well spent for team USA to get ready.

Now back to photography.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Shiny Hammers

I just received these two shiny hammers from Brent Bailey. I had to take some photos of them before I used them (which I will do tonight). These two hammers are
A 3 lb modified hammer
A 3.5 lb Abrazo hammer
They have a great feel and man do they look cool. After tonight I will be able to tell you how they work for me.

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Oh Seattle what a harsh mistress you can be

Oh Seattle go ahead and let the sun shine on down, so that the mass of budding plants can spew the billions upon billions of pollen into the air. Which I will breath in and be hit with the worst allergy attack yet this year.

I soooo want to go out and enjoy the sun but the invisible exhale of plants has knocked me on my butt.

Here could be one culprit. Though I know it isn't.

Monday, May 03, 2010

More Spring color

Here is some more spring color, which I felt the need to post because it is grey and wet outside again. The pink Dogwoods are blooming spectacularly this year.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Spring Color

Spring color is in full bloom here in Seattle. Especially in the Magnolia area, where I live. Walking around the neighborhood with the camera I am assaulted by vibrant colors. Which is great to see after this gray winter. This photo shows a range of the colors available currently.