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Skating at Avalon in Alpharetta and Charleston …

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Here is Payton on her first ice skating experience at Avalon in Alpharetta Georgia.  This is an outdoor skating rink and it is nice!  I do not know what they are going to do when it gets summer, but it is HOT in Georgia in August.  However in December, it is nice and the setting is gorgeous.  I turned around and took a photo of the the Christmas shoppers and decorations …

 

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Those are apartments or condos above the stores on street-level.  I guess that there is a whole group of people who cannot get enough shopping and have to live where they  shop.  It sure beats all that I have seen, well maybe not, but if someone ran this idea by me I sure would say that I could not imagine anyone wanting to live in the middle of a shopping mall complex with thousands of people running around.  Next is one that I made in Charleston of a church steeple … it is not going to win any awards, but it is an interesting image …

 

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I am going to do something else with this, but I have not thought that far ahead yet.  Thanks for looking and please check back … Frank

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February 2, 2015 at 5:41 pm

The Little Photographer …

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This is our granddaughter, Payton, who lives in Atlanta and she received a camera for Christmas from her Uncle Lee.  She took it with her on our trip to Charleston and I made a series of photographs of her using her new camera.  She started looking at everything in a different way and things that would have not gotten her attention, suddenly became interesting.  And at four, a lot of what we adults take for granted since we have seen all of these things for decades, now become a new discovery for her … like these fire sprinkler hook-ups ( just my term, since I do not know what the firemen technically call these …  ) .  Now, I am going to start my series of photographs of Payton that I have simply titled … The Little Photographer …

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The little photographer is now on Market Street in downtown Charleston South Carolina when she spots a willing subject that gets her attention.  However, before she put the camera up to her eye and takes the portrait, she decides that she needs to study her subject a little more closely …

 

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Luckily for Payton, her subject is very patient and let’s her get close, so she can capture the most flattering angle to insure an award – winning portrait.  OK, she thinks that she has the best angle to flatter her subject …

 

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Now comes the easy part … pressing the shutter.  Luckily for you viewers I was able to get her father to forward the finished image to me, because I felt that it would not be fair to the readers to leave them without the pleasure of viewing Payton’s portrait of ” Chester the Horse “.  So without further ado,  here’s Chester …

 

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Doesn’t this just want to make you  give Chester a big ole nose rub or pat?  Excellent portrait, Payton!  Who knows where this image might take you … international acclaim, photo-journalism, commercial photography, most definitely animal / portrait photography!  Well, that is my little bit of fun for New Years Day.  I hope you enjoyed my little series ” The Little Photographer ” … Please check back and let me hear your comments … I will forward all photography / modeling assignments to her mother in Atlanta and to Chester at the Charleston Carriage Company, but I think Chester will most likely decide to keep his day job.  Thanks for looking and Happy New Year … Frank

Family Beach Photographs 2012 …

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Above is Pam and Jenna with Payton on the beach.  Payton was not in great spirits, but I was able to capture a few of her “better” moments.   She sure loves being with her momma and her “Ya-Ya”.  Below is one by herself and then one with Lukas.

And finally, one of Lukas by himself on the beach … the light was not the best here, but I just wanted to show how grown he has gotten.

I will post some others with the rest of the family when I get them worked up … Thanks for looking .

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June 11, 2012 at 9:54 am

GrandKids at Christmas 2011 …

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This is the only photo I made of Jenna’s little girl, Payton, and it was made at Thanksgiving in Atlanta.  We did not she her at Christmas time since she was with Will’s parents in Huntsville for a few days.  They came down for New Years, but for some reason or another I only made a few photos of her and they were not the most flattering, so this will have to do for the time being … now on to Lukas.  The following was made on Christmas morning.

All of these were made with the iPhone and they are not too bad.  We took him down to Nashville and went to Opryland’s production of ” Merry Madagascar Ice”.  It was scenes from the movie made of ice.  They took a building, turned down the temperature to 3 degrees and created all of these characters / scenes from the movie ” Madagascar “.  First, a couple of views of the scenes …

Next, Lukas in his parka …

They only had one size, but he was not complaining!  At the very end of the exhibit, they had a slide of ice that you climbed up and slid down, but I was not able to get any photos.  Next is a photo of him inside the Opryland Hotel …

Is he cute or what?  Here is a couple more of him with a couple of the penguins from Madagascar …

Looks as if Lukas made him some new buddies at ” Ice ”  That is about it, I could put up thirty or so more, but I think that you get the idea.  Thanks for looking …

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January 9, 2012 at 5:15 pm

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