Idaho (Part 2)

The last post had images of people, so in part two of my Idaho trip I'll put up photos of cars and trains. Check back for part three, the last of the series, for one more category of photos.
My little girl kept asking me if she could sit in the old cars as we rode by them on the 4-wheeler. She also told me she was sad because the cars were broken and didn't work anymore. Instead of allowing her to sit in the dirty cars I told her she could climb on a few of the old tractors instead (as I pulled out my camera). There are two pictures of her on a tractor in my last post.

Idaho (Part 1)

During Memorial Day weekend our family went to Idaho to camp near Bear Lake. I had been looking forward to this for some time, as I figured this would be a great opportunity to get some photographs (and I was excited about riding the 4-wheelers, shooting guns and having some pretty serious paintball wars).
Here are a few with one of my favorite models: my little girl.
We took a few 4-wheelers to the nearby train tracks to smash some pennies, which my little girl was thrilled to see. While we were waiting for the train I took a few pictures.

In the Spotlight

Here's what I came up with last night. I've been a little busy with projects around the house and work, so it's been a while since I've taken any photos. I'll try to make more time for photos this summer.

This concept isn't my own. I read about the idea and thought it would be fun to try. I have a light low in front of the ball to soften the shadow created by my wireless flash above the ball. I also have two reflectors on the sides of the ball to reflect some more light on the bottom so it didn't make the bottom half of ball black. The ball was placed on my coffee table in the dark and the shot was taken.

(Click on the photo for a better view.)