Atlanta based R&B vocal group Kazual casual stopped by my studio yesterday. They are in town performing at MontanaFair, and stopped by to preview their performances. They are a very talented group of singers who put on a great show for the whole family. If you are in Billings, check them out.
I have been shooting a ton of great stuff lately, but I haven’t been able to post it because the shots are tied to stories that will be running in the Gazette. I will post those when I can. Here are some shots from a maternity shoot of a couple of friends of mine that I shot Saturday evening. I did a bunch of the cliche shots that most people want, but when they asked me to do the shoot, I kind of wanted to a more dramitic/moody look. This series of shots was what I had in mind. I am not sure if they will like this, but I do, and they will have plenty of other cheery stuff to choose from, if they don’t.
I went out to the Yellowstone River this evening to shoot some pics. All the plant life is still dormant, but there are signs that spring may finally about to come. I will be glad when spring finally gets here, and the landscape begins to look less bleak.
A colleague of mine lent me her Canon 1.4X extender so that I could test it out and see if I wanted to buy one. So today, I decided to find some Canada geese – easy enough this year – and test it out. When I found a field full of geese, I also found this insanely weird tree that had been cut down and burned. I only ended up shooting a couple of shots of the geese – the extender seemed to work fine enough – and I focused on the tree. The sun was already setting so I didn’t have much time to really capture all of the crazy nuances of this tree, so I might go back there and shoot it some more.
My favorite of the three shots below is the shot of the charred out innards. There is so many intricate details in the image that it starts to become a Rorschach like image. I posted a larger than usual image of that one, so that if you click on the shot you can see it better.
It was very cold, overcast and dark today. I shot these near where I shot the sunset at Two Moons Park from my post a couple of weeks ago. I thought the change in scenery from one week to the next was pretty extreme. The narrow picture of the trees and the Exxon refinery is pretty hard to see on this page. If you click on any of the pictures, it will bring up a larger version of the shot. The light at the end of the tunnel picture was taken on a pedestrian underpass near Hilltop drive.
Two very long days of work and a very sick child have forced me to get very creative with a very short amount of time. I wasn’t too fond of yesterday’s effort, but I kind of like today’s pictures – even if they are just still lifes of an apple.