Saturday, June 26, 2010

Prince Harry, what a charmer!

Prince Harry is a true prince in every sense of the word and the pride of Great Britain.  He visited Intrepid to support wounded veterans from both the US and the UK who joined him on the flight deck.  He captivated everyone with his smile, his attentiveness, his manners, and his good graces. I was thrilled to meet him and photograph his visit.  Click here for story and more photos of the Prince's visit.

To see my blog photos of Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Hudson, The Real Housewives of New Jersey, and Paul Teutel Sr. of Orange County Choppers, click here.  And for my photos of Henry Kissinger, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Patty Smith, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and more, click here to enter my site, then to galleries for "Musicians" and "Athletes".

Monday, June 21, 2010

A quick trip back to Florence, Italy?

Not quite!  I duct taped a 6" statue of David to a second tripod set up in the high school field just before the sun went down.  With the UV filter off, the sun glare was removed.  By exposing for the sky, then focusing on David, a black silhouette was created.  Voila!  A very inexpensive and fun-to-do re-creation of our honeymoon in the Italian countryside!

Friday, June 18, 2010

27 Seconds Exhibit : The Apollo I Tragedy

Last night, I was honored to photograph the new exhibit at the Intrepid, "27 Seconds: The Apollo I Tragedy".  In addition to covering the exhibit, I had the pleasure of photographing the daughter and the nephew of Astronaut Pilot Roger Chaffee who perished aboard Apollo I with Commander Gus Grissom and Senior Pilot Ed White on January 27, 1967.  Click here for story and more photos. ....................................................................................................


Testing out my incredible, new Nikkor 70-200mm 2.8 VRII lens on our backyard birds.  Its sharp, fast, and heavy .. but worth its weight in gold. Bought a fabulous, new Nikon D300s at the same time, a good partnership!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

AMERICADE, The World's Largest Motorcycle Rally ...
28th Annual ... Lake George, NY

Just back from a 4-day excursion to Lake George on our Honda Goldwing Trike.  We had some rain, but lots of adventure and saw one hundred thousand of the most beautiful motorcycles this side of the Mississippi.  (Click on images to enlarge, then back arrow to return).

PORTRAITS:  Mid-May through Mid-June

My handsome husband has not only "forebearance" but "fivebearance".  He is my model for my many experiments with lighting.  Here are some examples of portraits taken with strobes, reflected light, window light, porch light, and garage light, with several different lighting patterns.