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Happy New Year!

I miss 2007 already with new year just a few days old. The Hokies fell short at the Orange Bowl, and the Redskins just ended their up and down and up season with a loss last night. With this in mind, the sports fandom closes down for another year. Now, I start going through my photos from the holiday season.

Obviously Christmas decor donned on walls and in the background make for pleasing indicators of the time of year. While we do not have many at home, our relatives go out of their way to deck their halls. So, I take advantage of them when it fits well for the photos.

holiday lights twinkling behind an Edible Arrangements gift

Aside from the sports, everything else seems to be going well! Family is happy and healthy, and I’m hopeful for progressing in my new career in 2008. Taking a page from my cousin Renato, I will attempt to update my blog more often to keep track of where I am, and where I’m going. So here are some pics form Christmas in D.C. and New Year’s celebrations.

Happy New Year!!!

Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, DC at the turn of a new year
Capitol Christmas tree in Washington, DC
Family photos at my mother's house right after the start of the new year
family photo right after the start of 2008


Pet Photos

I photographer Napoleon, a little poodle this past weekend. He was a good subject for pet photos. His owner brought him over in hopes to get some lifestyle photos. Since he has so much personality, it did not take much to get something from. In general, he did not mind the camera! Additionally, he did not mind running around with us attempting to get reactions out of him. Moreover, the day was beautiful! While there is a definite difference between people and animals, I found some interesting parallels. Making portraits is all about making a connection with your subject, and waiting for the right moment!

pet photos of Napoleon the poodle
Making some pet photos with Napoleon in an open field

On this occasion, the fisheye was perfect for the little guy. He is built so close to the ground, so I tried the bulbous wide angle to try something different. It worked especially when I just extended my arms close to the ground without my eye to the viewfinder. From this low angle, you get a view similar to what the dog sees. Given that it allows Napoleon to be framed by the cloud-filled sky, I was very pleased with the capture.

Napoleon, a poodle, in a field in Fairfax, Virginia
Napoleon the poodle in an open field


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