I'll start with this image of Queen Annes Lace and Ruger. When I wrote earlier of this photograph, I think I mentioned Ruger always getting involved with all the pictures I was trying to make-this one, of course, included. It ended up being one of my favorites. The old tracks, the new tracks, the quietness of the picture. It does have some noise, but who cares. I know in time, this image will be even more important, as we live through Ruger's illness, but this will always remind me of the happiness he has given us.
The first day of school-Not sure why this morning I had my camera in hand wandering the halls, but the excitement of the day was there and I just had to shoot a few images. Of course, I know all these kids and their little personalities and wonder how much they will change as I watch them move through the grades.
Gnome fest Night Ride. Our trail system has been lucky enough to host Gnomefest for the past couple years-a gathering of mountain bikers for a weekend of fun and festivities. A great time and wonderful people. While making the rounds visiting campsites on the first night, I noticed some riders returning from a night ride on singletrack-I swung my camera and was lucky enough to get this image-one I really liked a lot and says something about why I like to ride.
Ruger makes another cut and returns in this photo. To be honest, it's one of the few photographs with Ruger in it, where it wasn't about him. I just loved the light color and texture of the wheat field and how he just fit perfectly in the scene.
Shooting weddings is not my calling, but I've done a few and for people I know, they can be fun and entertaining...and pressure packed. Some photographers live for that, I really don't. I selected these two just because I think they really capture the personalities of all four people,and they were not a "say cheese" moment, but rather much more relaxed (the wedding ceremony is over-whew!) and candid.