Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Another Portrait

Merry Christmas to everyone who follows CharlieJ's Blog/o/Foto. I appreciate you taking the time to visit and review my photos.

This month, the last of 2007, I am posting another portrait -- my son. The same day I took the portrait of Lyssi, he asked me to shoot a few pics of him. This is the best one (again, totally unedited except for being rotated counterclockwise). Enjoy... and may you prosper in 2008!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

My Daughter: A Portrait

As we were leaving my wife's workplace recently, the setting sun caught the blonde highlights of my youngest daughter's hair... and it shone so beautifully. Right then, I asked her to sit for a portrait. What you see here is totally unedited (except for being rotated counterclockwise).

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The County Fair

The County Fair is still a big deal in small, rural comm- unities throughout the Southeast. In our county, we celebrate the county fair during the first and second weeks of October. Just for fun, I waited until AFTER the sun set to take a few pictures this year. [The child shown is my youngest daughter.]

For the record, I struggle with shooting photos that require a flash. Somehow, the lighting is always too sharp and red eye (even though turned on in the camera) seems to occur constantly. Oh well... learning is a process.

Friday, October 05, 2007

God is good...

This photo- graph begged for something inspir- ational to be included with it. The first thing that came to my mind was "God is good". Even now, recalling that moment invokes a lump in my throat... and a tear in my eye. It was fitting that the childhood prayer offered before meals became the "inspirational" text included with the photo. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Perfect Lily

Of the thousands of photo- graphs I've taken over the decades, a few have stood out in my mind. Thankfully, some were intentionally composed, lighted and captured. Other, like the lily you see before you, were total accidents. Yeah, I composed the shot. Yes, I waited for the right time of the day (for lighting purposes), but the image that resulted is far beyond my talent level. In my opinion, this is probably the most stunning "flower photo" I have ever taken. The lumimous petals, the water's opaque blackness, the depth of field, soft focus and reflections... all turned out perfect. I thank God for giving me a little talent in shooting pictures... and I bless Him more for showing me images like this to strive for.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Mustang Week 2007

Last week, you saw one of the organizer's personal pony cars from Mustang Week 2007. This week, I'm posting a closeup photo, of a Stang, from Mustang Week 2007. Man, that red paint was gorgeous! Hey, can you guess what the exact model is? I bet that will be easy for Mustang enthusiasts.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Mustang Week 2007

A week or so ago, there was a rather large automobile event in Myrtle Beach, SC. It's called Mustang Week 2007. I was blessed to photograph many of the pony cars, at two different events during the week. I'd like to share a few of those images with you -- both full Stangs and more detailed shots. Mustang Week 2007 was a great event. I sincerely hope the organizers allow Myrtle Beach to host Mustang Week again in 2008... and for years to come.

BTW, the full-size image of this car is AWESOME!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

July 4th Fireworks

Last night, we went down to Wilmington, NC and enjoyed the Independence Day fireworks at the USS North Carolina. Our location was down on the old wharf. With all the people milling about, I had to setup my camera on a large pylon, just behind the remnants of an old building. I think it added a neat effect to the exploding fireworks. What do you think of the July 4th fireworks?

Monday, July 02, 2007

Let There Be Light...

I'm not into pink, but... a lot of my floral shots, of late, have involved pink flowers. Technically speaking, this isn't one of the best. However, my eye is always drawn to the center of the flower where light seems to be emanating from below. Also... notice the little specs of pollen on the petals. WOW!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Pink Daisy

As the heat of the Summer engulfs me, I find solace in the beauty and detail God has to intricately woven into flora and fauna. How awesome is our God!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sunshine in a Flower

As stated in my last post, I sincerely enjoy photo- graphing flowers. While looking for another picture to post, this one stuck out -- and the color is awesome. This photo was taken in the garden of my stepmother, who really enjoys the outdoors. Enjoy -- and don't forget to post a comment with any constructive criticism. God bless!

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Sweet Smelling Photography

Although I consider myself a manly-man, I have to admit that I love to photo- graph flowers. I am not otherwise a fan of flowers. I can take them or leave them -- in a vase, someone's home or even as a gift. BUT, I love to photograph the flora wherever my travels take me. Here is an example of a flower photo -- taken outside of the office where I work. I have NO idea what kind of flower this is, but it sure is intriguing.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Rare Tudor Tiger Chronograph

OK, OK, you talked me into it... here's my second favorite photo of a wristwatch. This is one watch I really miss wearing. It was gorgeous -- and received many compliments. It's also pretty rare as Rolex made very few stainless steel and gold Tudor "Tiger" Prince Chronograph watches. Check out the detail and brilliance of the dial in the full-size image! [drool]
Remember, your comments are always welcome -- as long as they are constructive. Keep smiling and enjoy 2007!