Posts in Category: My Journies

Banff From The Mountains

Banff, Alberta- from a mountain top.  Canon 20D (14 Images stitched with Photoshop CC)

Banff, Alberta- from a mountain top. Canon 20D (14 Images stitched with Photoshop CC)

Reviewing old photos is always fun. They can bring you back in time, but they also can take your breath away. As much as I don’t like the cold and snow, I really do enjoy this photo. The funny part is it is a stitch of about 14 photos that I took back with my Canon 20D. When I took this, there was intentions of stitching these photos to make a great panorama, however the software wasn’t where it needed to be at that time. Fast forward many years later, Photoshop CC has the ability to make panoramas with ease and does a great job at it too! Hope you enjoy my view of Banff, after a cold hike. 🙂 The view is truly breathtaking, and you should be experienced IRL!

Model Shoot in Fort Worth Water Gardens

Canon 1DS MK2 1/1250.  Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS @ 110mm F/2.8.

Canon 1DS MK2 1/1250. Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS @ 110mm F/2.8.

Looking back at my archive of photos, I had neglected to review some of my model shoots I did in the past. I must have picked another picture and ran with it, but when I saw this gem, I had to post it. It was shot with a Canon 1DS MKII using a Canon 70-200 F2.8 IS lens. It was shot at F/2.8 @ 110mm, and there was a light reflector bouncing light onto her. There isn’t much here for the Fort Worth Water garden because it’s blurred out in the background, but lighting and the model seemed to make this photo work really well.

I should mention that this is also my first time using Portrait Professional software. I’m still getting used to the software, but I think the results speak for themselves. Combination of Lightroom/Portrait Pro and Photoshop, with Portrait Professional doing the heavy lifting. If you’re on the fence about getting Portrait Professional, just download their trial. I have a coupon code here for 15% off: WZHT-JQON-QYIE-YTMI

Maroon 5 Daylight Tour at the American Airlines Center

Maroon 5 Dallas 2013

Maroon 5 Dallas American Airlines Center – March 21, 2013 – iPhone 5

Maroon 5 played at the American Airlines Center on March 21st, 2013 for their “Daylight Tour”. We had some decent seats in the 300 section, almost front and high-center. I was able to catch some great photos of the Maroon 5 stage, as well as Adam Levine. I took the above photos with my iPhone 5, and was pretty happy with the results after some quick edits in Photoshop. If you’re wondering about the concert, it was fantastic!!! The other openers were Owl City and Neon Trees, both of which were great as well. If you’re on the fence about buying tickets, don’t hesitate!!!!! Awesome show!


Canon SD1200is @6.2 mm, 1/15 sec, f/2.8, ISO 400

What a wonderful birthday cake. This beautiful cheesecake was a birthday cake for yours truly. It was from cheesecake factory. Kimby added the berries on top, which made it even more delicious and beautiful. 😀