Saturday, May 30, 2009


This shot was taken from an overlook on the small Island of Procida off the coast of Naples Italy. I was dabbling in an antiquing effect to make the photo look like something you might find on an old restaurant wall. Which do you prefer?

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Wild Sky

Four pics from yesterday's slideshow (see post below). The skies were really wild and ready to bust but held off until the very end.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Viva Vienna!

Overcast but clear skies, people and vendors everywhere, the sound of children's laughter, the rock and roll of the carnival rides; Viva Vienna was packed with fun for the kids, music for the adults, and endless shopping.

Slide show music by none other than Jammin' Java's Luke Brindley! And Luke and Friends performed at the festival and appears in the slide show.

Monday, May 25, 2009

To Honor

As we honor the supreme sacrifice of those who have laid down their lives for our freedom, so do we honor America's veterans and the men and women serving today in our military forces.

Three of my heroes, still very much alive and enjoying life. Top - Bill Levy (Grandpa Bill) of Louiville, KY, served in WWII, Charles Curley (Uncle Charles; previously blogged HERE), and new recruit PFC Patrick Glass (below - my nephew) entering the Army National Guard and immersed in basic training at Fort Benning, Georgia as I write. We love and miss him and wish him the best of luck.

Thanks gentlemen.

Friday, May 22, 2009

See No Evil.....

I always enjoy getting another opportunity to chaperon for my kid's field trips. Gets me out of the house, I get to shoot pics, I love being with the kids, and I often put together slide shows for them as well. Sometimes the animals just don't want to behave for the camera. But the day was cool and the animals were lively. The kids had a great time.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

The Run For Love

My brother Ben, wife Sandi, and their children are very involved with the group Love Without Boundaries. Last fall, he and a team of friends and relatives ran the Marine Corps Marathon in an effort to raise money for their cause. Their success pulled in over $25,000. I put together this slide show at their request. I cannot take credit for any of the pictures. The slide show has received over 440 hits since November of 2008. Enjoy and share.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

New OLGC Website Unveiled but not quite Live

I was honored to contribute some of my photography to the development of my children's new school website. I will post the new link if or when it goes live. It's in the hands of the powers that be. Now I'm not biased ;) but I think the new look is a vast improvement.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

1800 Wilson Blvd

Recently I was helping out a friend who does Real-estate shots and tours. I found myself down near Clarendon in Arlington at 1800 Wilson Blvd. This is a fairly new condominium complex. Here I discovered two things. The first, I don't really care too much for real-estate shooting, meaning, I find exteriors for more interesting than kitchens and dining rooms. I decided to add in a little HDR (high dynamic range) effect to spice up the pic. Thought they looked great. The second thing occurred while waiting for the Realtor who was running late...... was here that I stumbled on the Cafe Assorti located on the ground floor of the same complex. Looked like a great place for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even a nightcap as they had a fully loaded bar. I could see myself spending some time here if all I had to do was take the elevator up. I had a nice conversation with the manager, Mr. Benjamin Slocum, who treated me to a fresh danish. I promised to send him some pics.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Scott's Run, Great Falls Va

Went for a great hike to day for Mom. She loves to hike with her boys. Happy Mother's Day Laura. You are my rock. My son found this little fella snakin' through the rocks. He sat and watched for 20 minutes. He was dieing to pick him up.

Friday, May 8, 2009

A Day At The Museum

Captured a few at the National Museum of Natural History today in DC with my son and his 5th grade class. The place was an absolute zoo, however the staff in the Forensics Anthropology Lab was superb. Kids and I had a wonderful time.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

52 Days To Sand Between The Toes

Getting close now. Soon kids will be out and we will be headed down to our favorite haunt; Outer Banks, North Carolina. Its a great place to shoot.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Ambitious One

My eldest. Just shy of his 14th birthday he has a mind for business and making money. Some weekends he refs Friday, Saturday and Sunday, and lines soccer fields for pay on Thursday. I have high hopes for him taking care of me one day :)