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Capturing Santa. Taken at our local KC Southern "Holiday Express" train event. (cropped)
Nikon D750, 28-300mm lens and Flashpoint speedlight. About 40 feet away and first time using a speedlight on camera. Handheld 90mm, 1/80 sec, f5.3. -- Love this speedlight.
Photogenic Competition for Rodeo Princess.
This image was captured around high noon on a very warm yet cloudy summer day in East Texas. I was there to do a shoot for this junior queen and her horse. Her BFF was the newly crowned queen and as teenage girls go, they do everything together. We finished up the shoot and decided to have some fun with taking the horses to the pond.
In our region of Texas the ponds tend to be a very colorless sandy beige. Not picturesque. Some post processing was applied adding in a hint of blue.
Horses are like kids, each with their own personality and some are more playful than others. Obviously both girls are extremely experienced riders. At first the horses were trying to roll around in the water. When the horse couldn't roll, it bolted so it could stand up, which took the rider off guard for just a second; great facial expression captured!
This image has received great recognition on ViewBug, many awards, a "Behind the Lens" merit badge and was just voted in the TOP 10 CLASS, ahead of 298,982 images in the "Image of the Year Photo Contest 2016 Weekly Rank Update.
Photogenic Competition for Rodeo Queen.
Out on an excursion with other photographers in Rusk, Texas. Captured in Nov. 2016, with a Nikon D750 and a 28-300mm lens. No Flash used.
Processed w/Photoshop, Lightroom and ON1 Photo 10.
My newborn lambs have to work as models. They do give me some cuteness to work with and makes my job enjoyable.
The Texas State Railroad from Rusk to Palestine, Texas. Captured in Nov. 2016, with a Nikon D750 and a 28-300mm lens. No Flash used.
Processed w/Photoshop, Lightroom and ON1 Photo 10.
On the Texas State Railroad between Rusk and Palestine, Texas. With a fast shutter I was able to get a few great shots of landscape on the moving train. Captured in Nov. 2016, with a Nikon D750 and a 28-300mm lens. No Flash used.
Processed w/Photoshop, Lightroom and ON1 Photo 10.3
"Bull-dogging" otherwise known as steer wrestling is a great rodeo sport. Captured this image at a local rodeo in July 2014 with a Nikon D5200 and a 28-300mm lens. No Flash used, which is frowned upon because it can startle the horses and throw off someone's event.
Meet Ava who is turning one-year old. A candid capture as her grandma was holding her. Ava leaned toward the ground wanting to get down and started to pull away. A little cropping, and VOILA! Perfect shot!
Chief Creative Officer
Photography from the
Champions of Freedom Awards
Senator Ted Cruz
My background in graphic design and photographic artistry has brought me to the next stage in my visual communications career: capturing one's personality through the lens on the camera. Photography requires lots of skill, a fair amount of artistry, good composition and an understanding of your equipment and available light. Good equipment and some patience seem to help a lot also.
Ava showing off her stunning big-blue eyes. She didn't want to do much modeling that day, but after a brief nap she was happy to comply.
No words to describe this precious baby in her elegant outfit.
Ava had just released a handful of balloons. She watched them float away into the sky, not sure if she was upset or not.
"Look at me, Mom! I'm a big girl now!"
Once we figured out that little Ava didn't like the grass under her, we put a beautiful hot-pink sheet down. She was so happy after that. Made for a gorgeous backdrop also.
Happy Birthday, Ava. She's totally ignoring me as she enjoys her Smash Cake. Can you blame her?
Oblivious to everyone around her, she just wanted to eat her cake. Actually she was very neat about it, mom was the one to smooch the frosting for added affect.
Nothing is more rewarding than capturing a perfect moment in time and have it become someone's precious memory. Candid/action shots has become my latest photography challenge. While it doesn't happen as often as I would like, occasionally I click that shutter at just the right moment, and with a bit 'o luck, I am able to capture that precious moment in time. Since nothing in rodeo is staged, "Re-Do" is not an option. Several factors such as lighting, location, skill, equipment and timing are involved. And don't forget about that luck!
Capturing that "got'cha" shot with detail is the first difficult step. Next post processing, digital dark-room techniques, another set of tools & skills needed. Taking that shot and transforming it into a piece of fine art is, for me the ultimate reward.
A luscious, sweet & juicy strawberry. Won 1st Place at a local photography club!
Taken in El Centro, CA and watched as the Blue Angels practiced that day.
Taken near my favorite city in the world; San Diego, CA!
Arches National Park, Utah
This image always cracked me up! LOL (oh, the jokes)
Several names for this gorgeous white flower; Love-in-a-mist, Nigella Damascena and Devil-in-a-bush.
One of my favorite captures: this buck-a-roo is patiently waiting to do some "mutton bustin" at the 2013 Winnsboro Rodeo.
A rare site in East Texas -- photography by Char Doonan
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