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Troy & Shawn

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My Photography


When I first started really getting heavy into the photography, I started mostly processing my photos using HDR techniques, however I have slowly backed away from that as my photo skills have improved. I have been mostly a landscape photographer, but have stepped into photographing cars. I have been inspired by Tim Wallace and his photography of cars using flash. I have begun experimenting using flash to capture intimate shots of vehicles and am finding it very rewarding. I have been very timid at shooting people, but since using flash for cars, figured I would play in the people arena. I have been taking shots of the kids and the family, to realize that I have a lot to learn. Take a look at my gallery and let me know what you think. Click here to go to my photo gallery.
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Latest Photos


I took a few pictures of a bouquet of flowers that Shawn got from the store. The did not turn out as well as I had hoped, but at lease I was shooting. Fall is coming and I hope to get out and capture some fall color.
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My World Blog


Former President Bill Clinton when asked about aliens. “It may be the only way to unite us in this incredibly divided world of ours. If they’re out there, we better think of how all the differences among people on Earth would seem small if we felt threatened by a space invader,” Clinton said.

The first president of the United Nations General Assembly, Paul-Henri Spaak, who was also a prime minister of Belgium and one of the early planners of the European Common Market, as well as a secretary-general of NATO, affirmed,
"We do not want another committee, we have too many already. What we want is a man of sufficient stature to hold the allegiance of all the people and to lift us up out of the economic morass into which we are sinking. Send us such a man, and whether he be God or devil, we will receive him." Click here to go to blog
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Photo(s) Of the Month


This months photo of the month is one of mine. For the first time, I feel I have a photo worthy of the Photo of the Month club.

I choose this photo for several reasons, First off is the simple serenity that I feel when I view the picture. I love the soft light that is aluminating the lush green thick forest. The soft water as if flows over and through the moss covered rocks. I love the lines of the 2 trees that stretch on out of site. The water seems to flow under some down trees up stream. I love the ferns that are growing out over the fell trees and on the sides of the hills. It invites me to wonder what lies behind the next tree or around the next bend. I just want to step out on to that log and keep walking. Click here to read more.
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Spotlight


Apples Aperture


When I first started off in my photography adventure, I started using Adobe Lightroom at a friends suggestion. I found it to be clumsy to use, and in an attempt to have a better workflow, I tried Apples Aperture. I found aperture to be far superior in a few ways. First, the way aperture lets you manage your photos is so much easier and usable. Secondly, the ability to use brushes on every type of adjustment is far and away better then LR. Even to this day Apertures adjustment brushes are still better.

Now that Apple had discontinued its support for Aperture, I am forced to look at LR again. This brings me to my point of this posting. I am very disappointed in Apple for abandoning Aperture. This to me is a slap in the face to all professional and serious photographers that use Aperture for their photo editing. This forces us to use an inferior product to edit out photos. I have downloaded LR and tried to use it, and am still very disappointed in it and Apple every time I try to use it to edit photos. I do not know the reasoning for Apples abandonment of Aperture and I don’t really care as they will never tell us anyway. This product is as important in my editing workflow as breathing is to my life. I felt like I was kicked in the gut when they announced its discontinuance.. Click to read the latest spotlight.
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Dads Custom 58 Impala


Dad is in process of restoring this beautiful classic 1958 Impala. The car is going to be a masterpiece once its completed. He has added some very nice touches that you won't see on most custom impalas. He has added a custom grill with turn signals in side the grill. Most of the trim has been removed and will only have some nice trim down the sides. The Dash is all digital and aluminum, and looks awesome. He as added air bag to the suspension, so you can go to a shot and drop the car to the ground. Check out the Blog for more pictures.

About Us

Shawn and I are just living the simple life, going to work, enjoying home. We love to hear form the kids and enjoying the grandchildren we have and looking forward to the ones we don't have yet.

Photo Gallery

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Links and Information

I have tried to put a lot of links on my site. Links that i use almost every day to read news or something about photography or even the weather. If anyone thinks I need to add a link, please let me know.

Resume

I have added my Resume to this site, incase anyone might be interested in seeing what I have been doing with my work life or is anyone is interested in my skills for a job.

Contact Information

You can contact Shawn or Myself by filling out the form on out Contact page. We look forward to hearing from you for any reason. Please let us know if there is something wrong with the site or you want us to add something to the site.