Friday, April 23, 2010

4.23.10 Pic theme: Rusty Old Trucks.

This may not be the last time I post this theme as I am beginning to trek to junkyards, or as they are now known "Auto Salvage Lots", looking for a few items for my Jeep and Classic 1971 Karmann Ghia.  I probably won't be bringing my camera along with me, but this is just as well as it allows me the time to play with my phone's camera. I am really loving the way this 2MB camera's images look almost like an impressionists painting when enlarged. 

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

4/20/10 Pic Theme: the Baptism of the Cole

If any of you viewing this happen to be friends from my WPL days then you will certainly understand why it has been close to 25 years since I stepped foot into a Lutheran Church. In all honesty I don't think I've even shot a Lutheran wedding in my time as a photographer. Hmmm.... anyway, this has nothing to do with Lutherans in general and in fact I am quite grateful for the religious education I received and happily say "Lutheran" when asked religious affiliation. That said, I'm sure 99% of the faculty of WPL would be SHOCKED at the amount of knowledge I've retained so many years later!  I know for a fact that more than a few teachers had written myself and several of my misfit friends off as bad seeds before bothering to take the time to put us into some nurturing soil to see if we'd grow. Well grow we have and I'm also grateful to Facebook for bringing many of us back together...but I'm ranting off subject!

This past Sunday I was happy to join my girlfriend and much of her extended family in celebrating not only the confirmation of her nephew, but in his baptism as well. Cole is a great kid and I am glad I could be there. The church is comfortable and inviting. The large picture windows bringing the NJ countryside and all its beauty into the room create a perfect setting for worship. I love stained glass and religious paraphernalia, but for my money nothing man made can equal the simple beauty of birds flying in sunny, puffy cloud filled, blue skies over a forrest of trees... Oh, and I appreciate the pastor's amazing parallels between the book of Revelations and the Lord of the Rings!  My girlfriend suggested that if he can tie in Lost we may be back ;)  

So without further ado, here are a few pictures from Sunday's baptism of the Cole.

Friday, April 16, 2010

4/16/10 Pic Theme: Engagement pics...and a pet portrait :)

Greetings all, happy day after tax day! It's a beautiful time of year and love is in the air. This was evident last weekend as I followed Jeff & Laura around Forbidden Drive in the northern parts of Fairmont Park. 

Cute couple

Forbidden Dr. Fairmont Park

Under the covered bridge in Fairmont Park

Oscar has David Bowie eyes!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

4.10.10 Pic theme: RAW out and about. Washington Crossing and Fairmont Park. Art Museum and Boathouse Row

Spring is in the air. Sunny skies, 70 degrees...what is this? San Diego?
(see you soon SD!)
These are a few random shots taken while out exploring. One from a recent hike with my girlfriend and two shot in Fairmont Park near the Art Museum while scouting portrait locations.
I know this image has been photographed 1,000 times, but doesn't this look really sharp?

Psst, don't tell anyone but these are metal sculptures. 

So pretty. 

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

4.6.10 Theme: Catching up. Boxing and Bar Mitzvah's and everything in between.

Well well well, where does the time go? The warm sunny weather has come, Easter has passed, and baseball has begun. "Yeah, so where ya been Tom?" Well, I've been pretty busy as of late and thought I'd post a few pics from recent events. 

Fight Night in Hamilton, NJ. (Hamilton Manor)
This guy brought the fight

For the most part that chandelier was a pain in my butt, but every now and then....

One of the big draws of the night, this guy was on "the Contender" 

This guy beat "the contender" 

This is what happens when you drop your hands

Day before Easter Wedding. (Philadelphia, PA)

LOVE this shot!

Doug B getting some head shots done in Center City
(City Hall, Boat House Row, Art Museum)

Bar Mitzvah at Citizen's Bank Park

Last name Savage, first name is not Fred but it could be...

Biggest post yet, but a lot to share!
 I want to thank everyone for allowing me to be a part of each of these events. I do my best to blend in and be the "fly on the wall" but make no mistake, I'm having as much fun as everyone else!