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Rainy Day at My House

What do you do when you are stuck inside because of the rain? In our house it is a little game we call "Photo Studio". That's right, I bribe my children with marshmallows so they let me take their photos.

A night at the Antonelli's

I was working around some photographers and reporters that are a bit younger than me recently.  They were talking about what they had done the previous evening. There were bars and clubs and restaurants and very late nights involved.  I started to think about what I had done the night before which at first glanced seemed considerably less exciting. When I thought more about it though, I realized how great my night was. I realized that before I know it my 5 year old won't be 5 anymore, my 2 year old won't be two anymore and my evenings won't be the same.  Everyone always tells us how fast our children will grow up and I am starting to really see it. I want to hold on and I want to appreciate it, so the next night I made this time lapse. So to all those folks out there partying, this is what evenings at our house look like.  I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Sunset

I know, it's a sunset... Kinda cheesy and stuff right.  I have to admit I still get inspired when I see it.  Especially when it just feels a little different.  I don't even know what I mean by that and I am not going to try to figure it out.  I think it's just nature reminding us who is in control, but in a nice way.

Panoramic Love

I just got back from Florida where I was assigned to shoot the New York Yankees Spring Training.  Spring Training is one of my favorite assignments of the year and I have been doing it for 8 years now.  It can get a little repetitive so the challenge, and the fun, it to try something new each year.  Last year I brought my tilt shift lens and had a lot of fun trying to look at things from a different perspective.   Ever since college, when I got a Russian made Horizon swing lens camera, I have been in love with panoramic images. Especially swing lens images.  So it was with great excitement I headed down to Tampa with my Noblex swing lens panoramic film camera and 20 rolls of Tri-X in tow.  You can imagine my disappointment on the first day of pitchers and catchers when I realized it was not working.  I was just so bummed out and now I need to find someone who can fix it.  Just to be nostalgic though, I dug out a couple of old travel photos I shot with the camera.  I can't wait to start shooting with it again (assuming I can get it fixed).  So check back in the future and be on the lookout for a new swing lens project.

Since I mentioned it, I figured I would put a gallery up of the photos I shot at Spring Training with the tilt shift. 

My Children

So here is the launch of the Blog. I am not quite sure where it is gonna go from here.  I hope people will look at it. If they do, I hope they gain something from the time spent here. I will try to show pictures I love and talk about photography and what I love about it. I figure the best way to start is with my absolute favorite thing to shoot, my kids.