Don’t let the opportunities pass…

There are days when I start my trek to work that are just like any other. The morning was getting off to a normal start so to speak. The humidity in the air has been out of control lately. When the morning comes and the sun breaks the horizon, the moisture in the air just hangs as it did this morning. On my way to work and barley down the road from my house I came across one of those moments when I just couldn’t keep on driving. I stopped and snapped about 20 frames off, said hello to a neighbor that was out on a morning walk and was back in the car on the way to work in 10 min. Needless to say I was very happy I took the 10 min break on the way in…

Scotland Sunset

While driving back from taking shots on the Western Shore near St. Cyrus, Scotland, I took a few shots of the sunset over the Grampian Mountains. Quite often the sunsets in Scotland were very bland. The weather there was mostly cloudy just about 75% of the year. There were those times when the weather would sort of break in between the days of mostly clouds. If this happened to occur during sunset, the sky would light up for a few moments as the sunset took place. This picture was taken from the high point along the B9120 heading from the coast into Laurencekirk.

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

In the not too distant future we will be taking another trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. One of my favorite locations to shoot while in this area are the lighthouses. It can be difficult to capture a photograph that hasn’t already been done. Sometimes it just takes the right light and a bit of luck and you can leave there with at least one keeper. I took this image while the sun was setting and the sky had just cleared after a rain storm. The Cape Hatteras lighthouse is about a 20 minute drive from where we stay. Close enough to jump in the car and head there on short notice. I’m looking forward to some opportunities this summer….

In memory of…

Today marks the 3rd anniversary of the passing of Greg Kerns, one of my best friends from my days in the Navy and at the Firehouse. Greg was one of those individuals that people gravitated towards. He was quite rough around the edges, a good ‘ole boy from West Virginia but someone that everyone loved. His personality was very unique to say the least. He was a proud family man, husband to Stacia and father to his two kids “Re” and “Aung”. “Kernsy” as we called him was involved in a motorcycle accident on June 24th of 2005. He had severe trauma too his brain which caused him to pass on after a long week of fighting.  One thing I have learned from this is that life is far too short to be taken for granted. You have to live everyday like it may be your last – Greg exemplified that. Miss you bud…

 

HDR Shot of the Wagon…

Another shot of the absolute best firefighting engine on the streets….Engine 283 – 1988 Seagrave pumper. This rig has flowed major amounts of water over the years…

 

A few quick HDR Shots

I have been very busy working lately but wanted to post a few shots of the interior of one of my larger projects. These shots are of the interior of the Lombard Street Parking Garage, B1 Level. This is where our Electrical Sub Station will be housed among other things. I combined several photographs in Photomatix and then did some finishing touches in Photoshop.