Long time no write! Apologies for the delay. Time slipped away from me as I prepared for WorldCon last week. My wife and I decided to go in Jedi costumes, so I’ve been building props while she made our costumes. Here are a couple of the props I have completed.
I’m really happy with how they turned out. The basic parts for these can be found at The Custom Saber Shop as well as lots of information on how to assemble them. You can also read posts from fellow saber builders at The Custom Saber Shop forums.
Here are the Jedi costumes we wore to the Con. The leather work is also mine, I just haven’t gotten close-up pictures of it yet.
Not too shabby for our first attempt at Star Wars outfits. My wife was disappointed she didn’t get to take down a Sith. Maybe next year.
In the middle of the WorldCon madness, I took some time out to take some fireworks pictures. We went to a party at a friends hose where there was a really god view.
My wedding anniversary was on the 10th, so I spent a few afternoons in search of images to frame for my wife. I took hundreds of images of bees on the flowers that grow close to my office. She’s a Honeybee aficionado and I knew she would love pictures of the bees hard at work. The following three are the ones she really liked, so I had them printed 16×20 on metallic paper and framed them for her for our anniversary. They look good here, but they are stunning on the metallic paper.
Project 52 marches on. As I write this, I am working on week 33. Having these weekly assignments has been an awesome experience – and challenging! Below are some of the images for the last few weeks, since I posted last.
I have also been participating in a local PUG (Pictage User Group) which is a group for photographers. You might be able to find one in your area by searching here…. Unfortunately, my schedule conflicts with this month’s gathering but hopefully I’ll make it again next month. These groups are a great way to network with other camera enthusiasts, share experience and troubleshoot tricky photo shoots. We even have photo contests, and I’m excited to announce that the following image won 1st place in last month’s photography contest. The model is Nena , a truly lovely lady to work with.
With never a dull moment in my life, I had the opportunity to photograph a few other models since my last post, here is a selection:
It’s my hope to get back on track with these posts and upload my shots more regularly. I’ve got so much to share with you about what goes on around my lens here in the High Desert of Nevada.