Friday, January 26, 2007

Trip to San Antonio

Wow! What a weird week! We arrived on Friday, short sleeved shirts, eating dinner outdoors on the balcony of a typical San Antonio Riverwalk restaurant. 24 hours later, coats and ice, roads closed down and ice everywhere! And that was the weather story for the rest of the week. I could have stayed home for weather like that... but it was still alot of fun. The usually bustling Riverwalk was very quiet and I did get a few nice shots of the ice that formed on almost everything.

The Imaging USA convention was quite educational. I was able to attend many seminars taught by some of the leading photographers in the world. Celebrity wedding photographers Denis Reggie and Joe Buisink both gave very informative programs. I sat in on a couple other classes on photographing seniors and children and I was also able to take in some Adobe Photoshop seminars. The tradeshow was good but I didn't find any new earth shattering products that I couldn't live without.

The highlight of the week for me was the awards ceremony where I was presented with my Master of Photography degree by my lovely wife Christie and PPA President Michael Taylor.

Since the weather was so bad and the airport was such a mess we stayed an extra day and took in a San Antonio Spurs game against the LA Lakers. Lakers won in the last seconds and Kobe had over 30 points.

Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Starting the New Year!

One of my New Years resolutions was to improve my website and one way is to create a blog!
So here we go into 2007. Lets see how long I can keep this thing updated....

The year has started out on a great note!
The Mountaineers defeated Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl!
It was the third time to photograph the Gator Bowl in the last 4 years and the first win.
I still think last years Sugar Bowl victory was the most exciting. It was definitely a great day to be a Mountaineer.

We had a great time in Jacksonville and got some real nice shots of the game.

I may post a few as soon as I figure out how this works.

We mixed a little pleasure with business and took side trips to Savannah, Georgia and

St. Augustine, Florida. Both were filled with historical sites and I definitely need to go back and spend more quality time with my camera at both locations.