Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Day 15 - Apache Trail, AZ - Project 365

We took a drive out to Canyon Lake and then headed onto the Apache Trail to get a nice desert experience. Lots of flowers and lots and lots of bee's were around the area. We pulled off to the side of the road to search from some desert creatures but ended up finding a late blooming cactus.

Day 14 - Motorcycle Ride - Project 365

Well I had company visiting over the weekend and didn't have time to get my blog updated but I still managed to snap a few photos with my phone. Saturday the 24th we lowered my bike and then went for a nice long cruise after. Here is a quick shot I took of the bikes. It was a lot of fun and I can't wait to ride again. My bike is coming along nicely.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Day 13 - Estrella Mountains - Project 365

Today was quite chilly vs the prior week of 90+ weather. We hit a high of about 67 today. This picture was taken at the summit of South Mountain so it was a little cooler up there, around 61 and very windy. I was hoping for some rain but nothing happened. While I was up there I was able to get a great shot of the Estrella Mountain Range which is just behind out house.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day 12 - Fugly Car - Project 365

I'm a fan of cars and I do like the SRT-4's when done up nicely. Normally they are stock or they are lowered and have a few aftermarket parts on it. Rarely do I ever spot something like this. It's got an ugly hood, ugly painted wheels, metal windshield wipers, turbo badges and just an overall fugly look to it. Since I took this at Walmart I think i'll post it at thepeopleofwalmart website.

Fugly Neon SRT-4:

Day 11 - Pollen - Project 365

With all the recent rain and warm weather we are having here in Arizona creates major issues for people who have allergies, me included. We have a tree in our front yard, i'm not exactly sure what kind it is, but it blossoms and drops these yellow balls of pollen on the ground all around it. This is one of the reasons why allergies are at one of the all time high's here in Arizona currently.


Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 10 - AZ Sunsets - Project 365

One thing unique about the deserts are the beautiful sunsets. Although they are not as picturesque as the ocean sunsets, they do a good job for us zonies. Here is a quick pick I took of the sunset this evening with my car in the background.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Day 9 - Summer is almost here - Project 365

Well today is quite warm here in the valley of the sun, we hit 93 for the high today. I better enjoy it while it lasts because endless days of 100+ is almost here.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Day 8 - Grillin some dogs - Project 365

Who doesn't love some grilled dogs and bratts? Tonight was such a beautiful night here in Arizona. Sunny, 87 and perfect weather to fire up the grill. I decided to take a picture of the food that will be no more! Enjoy and TGIF!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Day 7 - AZ Bike Week 2010 - Project 365

For day 7 of Project 365 I was up at Westgate in Glendale for a portion of AZ Bike Week. I love motorcycles and I love all kinds of bikes. This one caught my eye though, its old (or is it?) that is the question. It was pretty unique and I was able to snap a great shot of it before people walked in front of me. Check it out and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Day 6 - P3G Monthly Shoot - Project 365

This evening is the monthly P3G Gathering, which consists of local photogs talking shop and sharing tips of the trade. We met at Tempe Town Lake and had a model by the name of Kathryn there to strut her stuff while we practiced on her. I had a lot of fun meeting new people and seeing familiar faces. Below is a picture of a row team practicing on the lake. I loved this shot so much I thought I would share it with you all. I'll post a link to the gallery of tonight's shoot. Lots of great pictures to share.

Kathryn our model for the evening.

Shot with a strobe to her right on 1/8th power with a Honl Grid, full CTO gell on the flash and camera f/2.8, 1/125, ISO200 with Tungsten white balance. Unedited straight out of the camera shot.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 5 - Stacy's BBQ Smokehouse - Proejct 365

Today I decided to take a picture of this ultra small bbq joint that I ate lunch at today with my friend Scott. Neither of us had been here before and we were both kind of skeptical eating there. We walked in, was greeted by the owner, ordered our food and happily ate it. We will be going back again. The building was this small purple building with graffiti art all over it as their design. It was pretty neat actually so I thought I would share it with you. For the locals, if your interested in some good BBQ give them a try, they are right on the corner of 17th St and Indian School just off I-51.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Josh and Maria's Wedding photos are complete!

Hello all! I have now completed all of Josh and Maria's photos from their wedding. I think these shots turned out excellent. I spent the last few hours in lightroom completing their photo requests.

To view the gallery simply click on any of the photos below and it will take you to all the photos.

Day 4 - Flowers for my wife - Project 365

This morning my wife had a bad start to her day. Our neighbors dog decided it wanted to start barking at 4:50AM. My wife normally gets up for work around 5:45. Due to the dog constantly barking, we both lay there wide awake and she decides to get up and head to work. Not only is today Monday but an hour less of sleep made her cranky. To cheer her up I picked up some nice flowers from the local floral shop. Here is my post for the shot of the day. I love you Suzie!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 3 - Sunday Funday - Project 365

Sundays are great days to relax and hang with friends. Here is a mobile phone picture i took for the photo of the day. We are here at our neighbors eating, drinking and having a fun time.

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 2 - ASU Skysong - Project 365

Today I was in the Scottsdale area driving to my flag football game and I always drive by the new ASU Skysong building. They created this weird looking awning that sits over the courtyard of the building. Very interesting so I thought I would share it with you. There is something similar to this in downtown Phoenix of which i'll snap some day and post up. For now enjoy! (for the locals this is on Scottsdale Rd/McDowell).

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 1 - Graffiti - Project 365

Here is an old run down house on the indian reservation near my house. I drive by here every now and again when i'm looking for some quiet. There is nothing around but this building always catches my attention. Does it catch yours at all?

Project 365 - The beginning

Hello all! Several people I know have started "Project 365" which is basically a photo a day and blog about it. I think this is very interesting and a great way to open up the more creative side of me. Please subscribe to my blog or watch me on facebook http://www.facebook.com/esimaging to keep up to speed. I will be taking random photos each day and blogging my thoughts about it. I will do the best I can to stay true to this and i'm sure i'll miss a day here and there but it's the point that counts right? So stay tuned and please follow me if interested!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Maternity Photos with Steve and Caryn!

I had an opportunity to do my first maternity shoot last night with our friends Steve and Caryn. My wife Susan was there to assist me and the photos turned out wonderful. I will post a few preview pictures shortly.

These were shot using a single off camera strobe and I used the Honl grid for most of the photos. His products are amazing!

This was also my first shoot with my new Canon 7D: