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My Fine Art Work

I just got my fine art site up and running! I wanted to showcase my fine art separately from my regular website since they both have different audience.  Nature Gallery Places Gallery Still Life Gallery Click on the images to go to the gallery. Thanks for visiting. 

Fort Mchenry in Baltimore

While I was in Baltimore, I made a quick stop at Ft. Mchenry. These big canons line along the most of the walls facing out into the harbor.  One of the view to where the canons were shooting at.  The 50 1.2L is amazing at controlling flare and keeping contrast. Love this lens. They were having a boyscout tour at the fort. Humongous flag makes for a nice background. Shot with 28 1.8 to get all the background in the frame. 

Smugmug gallery

My talented graphic designer wife won a book designing contest a while back. One of the prize was free membership to Smugmug services. Since she has not too much use for this service, she let me use it. I've just uploaded my gallery. I went to Baltimore MD. I went to school there some time ago and was always fascinated with the industrial parts of the city. Click on the image above to see more photos of Baltimore.

Bad weather... great for photos

I was at Assateague Island one weekend trying to shoot some video footage of the beach and things. But as soon as I've unpacked my gear, the wind was blowing 30-40 mph and started to rain. I went out to the beach anyway and got my face sand blasted. After about 20 minutes, I headed back to my car.  Shot this from inside of my car. The water was coating the window distorting the view, giving it an impressionistic look. It's not a photoshop filter. I used a small f-stop and focused on the window, not the scene. This allowed me to get the detail of the wavy texture. Tried to wait out the rain but it was not slowing down. So I decided to head out to a different beach, hoping that the rain would slow down by the time I get there. I was wrong and the GPS navigation system was wrong too. I got lost. But I ran into this! It was some kind of nature preserve by the coast. It was still raining hard but the long shutter speed hid the drops. I used a ND filter to slow the shutter speed s

My photo contributions to Delta Sky Mag

I've been a regular photography contributor to the Delta Sky Mag. I'll post some outtakes from the shoots and talk a little about each shot.   Georgetown, Washington D.C.   Middleburg, Virginia. These stories always start with a wide pano. This Middleburg pano was a challange because of the parked cars.  Modern cars are so bad for pictures!  The trees were also a problem. In an old town like this, trees are old too, so they're huge and covers the shopfronts. I had to stand on a small ledge so I can see over the cars to include both sides of the shops. I also placed the trees in between the two rows of shops. Sometimes you have to work with what you have. I enjoy shooting for these types of stories where I just roam around and try to depict the flavor of a specific town. Of coarse the businesses are notified before hand, but I try to get a perspective of a person who is enjoying the town. Middleburg is a small, cozy historic town located about an hour South East of Wa