pic of the day

Pucker Face

“I’ve been dreaming of a true love’s kiss…”
– Cinderella

Each day, she sits behind the window. She never saw me take her photo; she never sees anyone, for she never opens her eyes. She waits, unconcerned that her skin has become dusty and her eyelash is beginning to detach. She has grown used to being neglected. Despite these things, she doesn’t move from her rigid stance. She waits, hoping her Prince Charming will soon come and gift her with the Kiss of Life.

"Pucker Face" [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm

“Pucker Face” [Click on image to enlarge/reduce its size.] Nikon D300, ISO 320, f/2.0 at 1/1000 sec., 85 mm


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Autumn and Bailey

I had the opportunity to photograph twins Autumn and Bailey yesterday. A really fun photo from the session came when the two kissed just as I was moving to change my position. I barely had time to react and catch the shot.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/50 sec. at f/13


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Beware The Claw

In reality, it’s a simple piece of farm equipment. But taken out of context, it’s a horror movie plot waiting to be … um … executed. In any context, it fascinated me and I couldn’t wait to see what it looked like photographed.

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/60 sec. at f/3.5, 50 mm


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Brushing The Cat

Nikon D300, ISO 200, 1/2 sec at f/11, 60 mm micro


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