So what did you do this morning? When my two Boxers woke me up at 6:45 am on this beautiful Saturday morning, I decided to head outside and enjoy the sunrise while I worked on some blogging for the upcoming week. I took the dogs out with me so they could play for awhile and instead of working…I ended up taking some shots of them! So much for being productive…

I am not sure what I would do without my dogs. They are always a bright spot in my day and to watch them play is absolutely hilarious. For those of you that aren’t familiar with Boxers, they really do box. I swear my neighbors must think that we are running a Michael Vick dog fighting ring over here, but I promise they are just playing! This shot was taken while my male brindle Hans was “hunting” Hemi…our female. She was just sitting next to me watching as he inched closer and closer. As you can see by the lack of grass in our backyard, our dogs love chasing each other in circles until they are ready to fall over from exhaustion. I don’t think I’ll ever have grass, but it is worth it to watch my Boxers do their thing.

Shot was taken with a Nikon D80 and the Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D AF Lens, and edited with Adobe Lightroom 2.

trainThey say that imitation is the best form of flattery. A friend of mine…regularjoe on Flickr…took a picture recently of a train on the tracks. Ever since then…I have been on the lookout for a similar situation because I absolutely love that picture. As I was driving through Panama City yesterday, I saw this train preparing for departure from a large industrial site. It was the perfect opportunity so I stopped for a couple of shots. Ideally, this shot would have taken place during a different hour, but the overcast setting seemed to add a little something for me. Continue reading Preparation

Those of you that know me are already aware that I like to step away from reality every now and then and get behind the lens of my D80. I was drafting up blog posts last night and hanging out with the wife when this idea hit me.

We were clearing a table for dinner and I caught the reflection of the Apple logo off my MacBook Pro on the table. Like anyone who carries a camera around with them on a regular basis…I thought…hey, that’s a cool shot. So I grabbed the Nikon D80 and the Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 18-135mm1:3.5-5.6G ED lens to play around some.This is my favorite shot from the entire idea.

What surprises me on a regular basis is how photogenic Apple products really are. From the iMac to the iPhone, Apple takes an incredible amount of time focusing on form as well as function. Over the years, their products continue to look better and better. They tapped into an area of computing that I believe many overlook…we want our products to be an extension of who we are and what we stand for. The new laptop lineup from Apple is becoming as much of a fashion statement as they are useful products.

If you want to see the complete stats on the images, click on them in the Flickr photo block on the sidebar of the blog.

I have gotten into the habit of carrying my Nikon D80 with me everywhere. Why do I do this? Because you never know when you will stumble upon a great shot. The worst feeling is seeing the shot with no camera to capture it.

Nashville, TN Skyline and Bridge

I was driving home to Atlanta from Louisville, KY last week when I saw an amazing sight. The sun was setting behind the Nashville, TN cityscape leaving beautiful reds, blues and yellows. I pulled off the highway when I saw the bridge lit up like a Christmas tree looking for a place to capture the image. It was 28 degrees and windy outside while I was running through parking lots trying to get the right angle before the sun completely set. Continue reading Why I Carry My Nikon D80 With Me Everywhere!