Late Bloomers

I finally made it to a large Sunflower patch a friend of mine found out on Gun Club Road near 97th (by DIA) last week. The field was a little bit past prime, but still in very good shape. It was really tough though, having to compose in and around all the smoke from the Western fires.

Another lesson was learned too, about how sensitive the #Sony #a6000 is to focal points and depth of field. When focus precision is required, I think next time I’ll put the camera in manual focus mode and perhaps get better results.


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Sunflowers 20150823 145_6_7_HDR

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Sunflowers 20150823175

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Sunflowers 20150823 183



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Pregame Warmups

Taken at last night’s Rockies versus Dodgers game at Coors Field. The grounds crew had just cleared the tarp off the field and the player finally had time for warmups on this cold 8th day of May. We’re supposed to have up to 10 inches of snow overnight tonight!


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Rockies vs. Dodgers at Coors Field 20150508 009_10_11 HDR-


#Sony #a6000 #lightroom #nikcollection


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Finegan Family Portraits

A few Saturday’s back, I had the pleasure of capturing images of the Finegan’s out at the Old Stage Stop near Valmont and 61st in East Boulder. The grass had turned a beautiful green already (early for this time of the year) and the weather cooperated wonderfully. These images turned out special!


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Finegan 20150404 035

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Finegan 20150404 164-Edit

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Finegan 20150404 167

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Finegan 20150404 172

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Finegan 20150404 212

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Finegan 20150404 250



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16th Street Mall

Here’s an HDR shot of 16th Street mall looking up Glenarm Place from the second floor of the Denver Pavilions. Image shot with the amazing Sony #a6000 camera.


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Denver Pavilions looking northeast up Glenarm Place. Downtown Denver



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Pasque Triptych

Here’s another #Sony #a6000 image (set of three actually) from my venture into the Pasque patch this past Sunday.


Pasque Triptych

Pasque Triptych


There’s a special feature on the Sony a6000 when using manual focus mode. When adjusting the focus (which is usually the zoom ring), the camera automatically jumps into magnification mode either in the viewfinder or on the back LCD, to aid in fine tuning the focus point. It took me a minute to figure out what the camera was doing, but then I couldn’t get enough of this feature. What an amazing camera!

This triptych was created entirely within Lightroom.

#Sony #a6000 #lovinit #itsthelittelthings


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Loving my new Sony a6000 Camera!

First real shoot using my new Sony a6000 camera today. I’m telling you, this thing is a beauty! Even just using the kit’s 16-50 lens, I am really impressed with this camera. I brought along my Nikon DSLR just in case, and I have to tell you, the Nikon stayed in the truck.

I did have a couple moments where I had to sit back and really think “How does this camera operate in X mode?” but that was just a minute or two and I was back at it. Amazing camera overall. The one drawback I experienced today was the battery life. I brought the camera down to <10% in a 2-hour shooting window – less than 150 shots. But this trip wasn’t on a fully charged battery. Something I’ll have to experiment more with though.

Close focusing I’ll leave up to the viewer. The image below was shot about as close as I can get using the stock 16-50mm kit lens. I have extension tubes and an adapter that allows me to mount my Nikon glass on this Sony, but that wasn’t used today. This lens did pretty well all by itself.

The next test is to see how well this camera works with by studio lights – if at all!


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Pasque Flowers 20150329 118


I welcome thoughts, questions, insight, and comments on this camera (or the image above!). Thanks for reading!

#SonyA6000 #a6000 #alpha6000


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Meet Everleigh

Here’s beautiful Everleigh, from a session two weeks ago in my studio. I love infants in this age range, so adorable, easy-going and extremely photogenic. Proud parents are Marissa and Jason, who are very anxious to see the rest of the portraits from their session!


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Everleigh 20150308 115


More to come from this wonderful session…


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Asha at One Year

My niece Asha turned One in February. I can’t believe it’s already been a year. Look how she’s growing up everyone!


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Asha 1yr 20150215 123

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Asha 1yr 20150215 053

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Asha 1yr 20150215 031



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Vivian at Six Months

Our Doctor’s eldest daughter brought her family in for portraits recently to capture her daughter at 6 months. Vivian is such a happy baby and extremely easy to work with. These were all shot in my studio, using my new Alien Bee B800 and 60″ October softbox. Here’s a small sampling from our session…


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Vivian 20150215 014

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Vivian 20150215 140

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Vivian 20150215 133

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Vivian 20150215 093

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Vivian 20150215 070



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Christmas Wonderment

I took my new niece into my studio to play around with Christmas lights (this being her very first Christmas) and her wonderment was so precious. My daughter was sitting right alongside her to keep an eye on her too. No babies were harmed in this shoot! ;)


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Asha Christmas 20141222 101

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Asha Christmas 20141222 079



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