Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top Ten from 2013

2013 is over and time to reflect.  It was a busy year with my day job as a flight paramedic, this limited my time for photography.  This made narrowing the field easier for my favorites.

Since work took up much of my time, the aircraft became the focus of my camera several times.  Here are two of my favorite images of the Eurocopter EC-130 that I spent a lot of time with. This was a brand new aircraft in January when we received it.  It is an amazing machine and I enjoy flying in it.

This photograph was from the morning we made the announcement about putting the aircraft in service to the news media.  This was taken as sun was rising behind the helipad.

This photograph is a long exposure.  The star trails and the lighting from the helipad lights made for a great photograph of the helicopter.

I always enjoy being outside, this year that time was limited.  I did get out a few times and two images are from being out.  The first is an early morning spring sunrise over the Ohio River.  

The next photograph is from a day of hiking.  This baby robin was laying in the grass waiting in the grass for its mother to return.

I always have a great time photographing high school seniors.  This is my favorite type of portrait.  These are my three favorites from my senior sessions this year.

I had an amazing time with my family this year at Walt Disney World.  This is one of my favorite places to photograph. The imagineers do such a masterful job with laying out the attractions that, other than the crowds, distractions are almost non existent.  So the last three photographs are from are from Walt Disney World.

Our all time favorite resort at Walt Disney World is Caribbean Beach.  The island feel and it is so laid back we can really settle in and relax.

The World Showcase at EPCOT Center is my favorite place to photograph.  After the fireworks, the park clears out and I usually spend an hour here after the park closes.  I walk around with my tripod and photograph the different countries.  The China Pavilion usually has the most people lingering around, this time I was able get a photograph without people passing through my frame.

My all time favorite of 2013 is also at Walt Disney World.  I have attempted this photograph several times and not been happy with the results.  This year the 8mm fisheye lens was the key.  I was able to get the composition I was looking for.  I decided on a square crop the eliminated all the other distractions and leads your eye through the fountain and the iconic Spaceship Earth.

Looking forward to 2014 I have several projects planned. Be sure to subscribe to the blog, follow me on Facebook or Google+.


Monday, June 17, 2013

Seniors 2014

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Out for a Hike

Today I took a few hours to go hike. I had a new Sigma 50mm f1.4 to play around with so I thought I would share a few photographs from the day. Enjoy, Chris