Sunday, August 31, 2008

Getting Away

I saw this in the Post on Friday and had to laugh. When I reserved our tent site a couple of weeks ago, I noticed that there were only about 7-9 available spots out of 210 sites in our camping area. Crazy - huh? Luckily it was pouring rain in DC all day Thursday and Friday - and some of those people never showed up. It didn't rain on us once though and it was a beautiful sunny day on Saturday.


The image above is 4 different pictures combined into this vertical panoramic - it was absolutley beautiful.

A few pictures from our camping trip this weekend.
We only stayed on night, but it was worth it. We had a deer come right into our camp twice.
We went hiking to Rose River Falls (the water was freezing I am told).
Very beautiful.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Sorry I haven't posted anything recently. I do have some good stuff to post, but you will have to wait for it. This picture is part of a series I have yet to finish, and I just love the quality of the light.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Print Contest WINNER

Thank you so much for all of your creative entries!  This was so much fun for me.  Here is the way the judging worked:
I asked three unbiased people (a photographer, an artist and an archivist) to give me their top 2-3 picks from the list of entries for the print.

And our winner is SPRING SERENADE.  This entry came up on two of the judge's top picks.  Sundee - you are the winner of the framed print.

The second place winner is OZAKI'S GIFT by Mike V.  And you will receive a free 11x14 unframed print of the same picture.

Some of the other honorable mentions are:
Cherry Moss
Hanami Finale
Tranquil Blossom
Cherry Frost
Ethereal Dawn
La Belleza de las Cerezas (The Beauty of the Cherry (Blossoms))

Thanks so much for participating!
If you are a winner please contact me so I make sure I have your correct mailing address.

For all those interested I am currently in the process of getting a new website which will be devoted to my landscape/fine art photographs and you will be able to purchase prints directly from the site.  I will be posting more information on my blog as the progress continues.  

Monday, August 11, 2008

08.08 - Sneak Peak

2 quick shots from my wedding this past weekend ... it was so good, I can't wait to post some of the other pictures.  Click for bigger better version.

The contest winner will be posted tomorrow AM -- so many very creative entries!