Thursday, August 19, 2010

Today's photo of the day

Today's photo of the day is a watercolor image of a Lily flower. I really enjoy photographing flowers, it's a nice break from shooting weddings and youth sports. This was taken over July 4th weekend at my wife's Aunt's and Uncle's home in Orange MA. As with many images I capture I had already in mind what I wanted the final image to look like. After adjusting the saturation and contrast I used a tool in Photoshop to apply a watercolor texture to closely represent a painting.

This is my favorite image that I have taken of a flower to date. I love how the Lily stands out from the background. The watercolor effect really becomes apparent when enlarged.

I have many images of nature and landscape that I transform into watercolor works of art and make available to sell through my website and on This particular image is made available as a fine art print on canvas from 11x14 up to 16x20. I also offer it on professional Kodak paper matted and framed in a variety of sizes perfect for hanging in your home or office.

To view more fine art prints for sale visit my website and go to the Photo Art page.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Photo of the day

As I sit here and contemplate what next year will bring for bookings I thought I'd start to post more often on my blog, to share my photography with the world. So this will be the first in many postings titled "Photo of the day" or something similar. With each I will share why I like the photo, where it was taken and anything else I think is important about it.

Today's photo is of the lifeguard tower located at Camp Collier in Gardner MA. The camp sits on 600 acres surrounding Lake Wampanoag and was opened in 1930. It served as a Cub Scout camp for the now defunct Monadnock Council until it's closing in 1993 and now operates as a year round camp for various Scouting groups. The lake offers swimming, fishing, boating and miles of trails for hiking and viewing nature.

I took this photo on a recent campout with our local Scout pack from Athol MA. We spent 2 wonderful days and were treated to the best weather you could ask for for camping. The boys spend a good deal of Saturday swimming and fishing for Sunfish. My son Logan caught the first fish of the afternoon and even learned to bait his own hook. I was so proud of him as it was the first time he caught a fish by himself. I have posted another photo below with his catch.

We spent the evening sitting by the fire and looking at the moon through a telescope that one of the parents brought for the boys to use. We were awakened about midnight to the sound of thunder and flashes of lightning but the storms moved around us thankfully.

Here is the photo of Logan with his prize:

Some notes on the lifeguard tower photo. When I took it I really saw it in black and white in my mind. I played with it a bit in color but was not happy with the way it looked.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

New wedding packages!!

I just got some great news from one of my album vendors and am super stoked to share it with all of you. They are offering a complete album package for couples who want it all: 12x12 bride & groom album, 8x8 parents albums and 5x5 attendants books. I got so excited I sat down and created a couple of new packages to highlight these beautiful custom created albums.

These are some of the finest wedding albums available. The pages are printed on Kodak professional Endura paper for vibrant colors and longevity. Best of all, the turnaround is only a few short weeks and the couple gets to design the album online.

The new packages will be available for weddings in 2011 and I hope to showcase these albums at one of the upcoming bridal expos this winter. I will have more information available on my website soon.