Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Happy Birthday, Mr. Adams.

On this day in 1902, Ansel Adams was born in San Fransisco.  If you had gone to or listened to my Spark Ideas talk, you would know that he had a big influence on my photography.  Like I stated in my speech, in my early days with a camera, I wanted to be the next Ansel Adams.  But as time went on and maturity grew, I grew into my own photographic style.  Not one that was just imitating.  But there are still times where his influence is still felt in my gut and in my eye.  
Happy Birthday, Mr. Adams.  Thank you for creating the images that you had and for the inspiration you have given me all these years.


Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Return to the Cleveland Museum of Art

We loaded up the family truckster today and headed up to the Cleveland Museum of Art.  I never was much into that particular museum until my good friend and doctoral candidate, Eric, took me on a personal tour of the place.  Really opened my eyes to things.  Plus, it's a great place to take pictures!  Here's some from today's adventures.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013


Last week I attended a conference I've had the pleasure of going to for the past 10 years in Orlando.  The IBM Connect conference, formally known as Lotusphere, is held each January at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin resort on the Disney property.  This year since my wife Denise joined me for a few days, I decided to bring down my camera gear that I normally leave at home.  I am so glad that I did.  We spent one of the days before the start of the conference in the Magic Kingdom park and then, (thanks to one of the conference vendors), was able to get us into Epcot to watch the fireworks show there.
Although it was a quick vacation for Denise, we had a blast and it added a lot to something I normally look forward to each year.  Plus, I got MANY images that I am really happy of before the conference and in between sessions on my downtime.  Was truly a magical week.