Morning With Maggie


I was sitting on the floor watching TV this morning before the kiddos came out of their bedrooms.  The sun was starting to rise above the trees of our neighbor to the east.  It was coming through the slider and hitting me in the eyes.  I thought the light was kind of cool coming in the window at that low angle and if I could just find something nice to put in front of that light it would make a good backlit photo.  So Maggie comes out with her blue baby and I new that she would make the perfect subject.


Candy Corns?

Candy Corn With Punkins

One of my favorite candies of all time.  Why?  Because I love honey.  Hi my name is Page and I love honey!  And candy corns are made from honey.  All of that has almost nothing to do with this post because these aren't candy corns.  They only look like them.  Gretchen made these very tasty cookies tonight and I got the call to take some blog shots for her.

Candy Corn Cookie Setup

I included the setup shot for your enjoyment (if you're into that kind of thing).  You can see the cute little umbrella I recently got.  I've been using it exclusively since.  It's very agile for moving around the house.  My other umbrella is like 43" or so. 

Candy Corn Cookies

I had to move the flash away because I wanted to shoot at f2.8 for shallow depth of field.  With it up close I was getting like f5.6 or so.  We tried using a white tablecloth but it needed to be ironed.  You could see every crease.  So I shot some just on the table.  But we settled on these shot on white foamcore.  Also used a piece of foamcore for fill on the left.

Candy Corn Cookies

I wish I could transmit the smell and flavor through the photos.

Be blessed.


Atlanta Street

Here are a few shots I took on my recent trip to Atlanta.

I didn't get to shoot as much as I wanted because real work got in the way.  But I was able to take a few shots on my morning walk to get coffee.  My favorite is the above street shot.  Good representation of the business of the city. 

Old Building In Atlanta

I'm sure that locals can tell tourists because they walk around looking up.  Admiring the buildings.  At least that's what I did.  This building was 2 blocks away from our hotel.

Mexican Restaurant