I recently did an engagement session for my sister and her fiance. Here are a couple of my favorites.
This is my husband and his Harris Hawk Vinney. I am sort on time today so this is all for now.
It was 11pm and I still didn’t have my photo for the day. Tom just got out of the shower and I was trying to take one of those mirror camera self portraits. He thought it would be funny to make it look like we were both naked, even though neither of us were. This actually ended up being my favorite shot! I love the sly expression on his face.
For this shot the lighting was CFLs in a bright white mirrored bathroom. I converted to black and white because the funky yellow cast to the photos really took away from the shot. I like it much better in black and white. Even the grittiness looks good with this one.
Hopefully I can get out earlier tomorrow for photos. We might go to the beach so I could have some nice beach shots tomorrow.
This is my hubbie Tom. He is preparing medication for our sick Saker falcon who has Asper, a very deadly illness caused by mold spores that birds get occasionally during this time of year.
So far she is doing ok. She has had iv fluids from the vet and her medication. We have to get up every few hours to force feed her, but its not as hard as it sounds. She eats it like a starving baby bird. I thought she would be trying to eat my finger off. But no, she seems to know that we are helping her get better. It will be a long fight, but she will pull through fine.
I had a busy day and didnt get to taking pics until tonight so I snapped this one of Tom in the kitchen under florescent light. In gimp, I corrected with auto white balance which did a surprisingly good job. Then I adjusted the curves a little to lighten his face and take some red out. I duplicated the layer and set it at a 20% opacity on Soft Light to give it more contrast. Then I sharpened and that is it! Until tomorrow.
I went out with Tom today to fly Demeter, our Peregrine Falcon. Here are my favorites for the day.
Do you remember your best friend in preschool or kindergarden? Alice is my daughter’s best friend. We will be moving this week and Alice will move back to China when her parents finish school. Its sad to say they probably wont see each other again. I hope that Brae remembers Alice and I hope these pictures help hold those memories for her.