Friday, July 11, 2014

A New Break

The web hosting service I had been using for Radiant View Photography sent me an email a few weeks ago that they were going out of business.  So since I had to find a new service anyway, I took the opportunity to change the website name to something simpler.  Unfortunately not shorter, but simpler.  My new website is called  Hopefully easy to remember.  I hope you will check out my new site.  A photo blog is integrated into my new website.  

Sunday, June 2, 2013

West Virginia Photography Workshop with Corey Hilz

Elakala Falls

This past weekend, I participated in a photography workshop hosted by Corey Hilz in the Canaan Valley region of West Virginia.  Corey did an excellent job leading the workshop and providing instruction to the participants in composition and image processing techniques.  The last session consisted of a critique session of selected images from each participant.  Corey's critiques were very helpful in helping us see areas the images needed improvement and also the possibilities with the right image processing applied.

Sunrise at Dolly Sods
This post includes a small selection of the images I captured during the weekend.  Enjoy.

Cascades around Douglas Falls

Sunset at Lindy Point

Douglas Falls

Canaan Valley State Park

Friday, May 24, 2013

2013 HEARTS Graduation

Class of 2013, HEARTS Homeschool

I had the pleasure this year of photographing the 2013 HEARTS Homeschool Graduation Ceremony.  Just as last year, the graduates made this an very fun experience.  I've selected a few of the pictures to post here.  All the images can be viewed on my website, on the navigation bar on the left, click "event photos" and then the link for the 2013 HEARTS Graduation Ceremony.  Graduates will receive a DVD with all the images.  If you are not a graduate and would like a copy, you can also order a copy of the DVD from my website.

A special thanks to Lynne and Eric Watkiss for helping me photograph this special event.

Anxious for the graduation speaker to finish

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Full Moon over DC, Part 2, Feb 2013

I recently posted a few images I took of the full moon as it rose over Washington, D.C.  Now that I've had a little time to process some of the images, I've developed a multiple exposure image and a time lapse video showing the progression of the full moon as it rose of the National Mall.  

Multiple Exposure of Full Moon rising over Washington, D.C., Feb 2013

As always, I look forward to reading your comments.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Full Moon over DC - Feb 2013

Beautiful night to capture the Full Moon Rise over DC this evening.  One of the clearest nights to capture this event in several years.  

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Time Lapse of Full Moon rise over DC 2012

While I was photographing the Full Moon rise over DC yesterday, I tried something new.  I set up a second camera set to take a picture every 20 seconds.  I then used the timeline function in Photoshop CS6 to create this time lapse video.  With it, you can, in 5 seconds, watch 45 minutes of clouds moving across DC.  If you blink, you'll miss the moon as it was only visible for 4 or 5 minutes, the rest of time it was obscured by clouds.  Next time I try this, I'll use an interval of 5 or 10 seconds instead of 20.