Sunday, December 9, 2012

Photo Session Marathon!

Today I photographed 6 families at Oven Park--it was a marathon! Again the weather was perfect and lots of people were at the park doing their holiday photography. Luckily my battery held up.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Holiday Photo Sessions

It was another perfect day for photo sessions at Oven Park--trees of changing colors!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Star Sprite Rose Fairy

Well, this Rose Fairy wanted wings too, like her sister Evening Fairy, so here it is.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Cards 2011 & 2012

 Last year, I incorporated Mark's painting into our holiday card.
This year, I decided to just use a photograph of us at Krimml Falls, Austria.

Star Sprite Evening Fairy

Another Star Sprite but this time with fairy wings. I haven't used wings in awhile but this fairy told me she needed them.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

1 Photo Session--Happy Thanksgiving!

Today I was supposed to photograph 4 families but 3 had to cancel! Anyway, I had the great opportunity to photograph two very cute models, daughters of my co-worker.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Another Star Sprite Fairy Bride

Here's another Star Sprite Fairy Bride. Her red rose halo reminds me of Gustav Klimt's portrait of Fritza Riedler.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Star Sprite Fairy Bride?

OK, with this new image, I added stars to a fairy bride. I haven't used wings in awhile so is this a new direction for my Fairy Bride series?

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Bridal Photo Session!

I want thank my co-workers, Ms Clay and Ms Young, who allowed me to photograph them today in their bridal gowns! The session was about 2.5 hours at Oven Park--it was hard work for the models! I also want to thank Ms Claire and Ms Horne who assisted them during this session. I am still working on my fairy bride series so I hope to create some good images for an exhibit in 2014.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

2 Photo Sessions

Today's weather was PERFECT for a photo shoot at Oven Park! It was cloudy and the light was very even. I didn't really have to bracket. I photographed my intern and her fiance and my co-worker and her dog, Miles. This was my first time photographing a pet owner with her pet. The dog wasn't very cooperative so it was hard for me to get some good portraits. I definitely need more training/experience with that!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Star Sprite Water Oak Angel

I made this image for the project. Let's see if I can upload this image now onto their website.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Star Sprite Guadalupe

Here's another Star Sprite to add to the series. This was inspired by the image of Virgin of Guadalupe. Also the portrait is of Mark's Aunt Dot who passed away this past March 2012, along with her beloved husband, Uncle Jim Hitchcock.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Another Star Sprite

Here's another one for the series--just in time to show it at the next Digital Artists' Guild meeting on September 11, 2012, 6 pm. Come to the meeting if you are interested OR visit our blog:

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Star Sprite Series

This is the first one in this series. I was inspired to do a star themed series after watching Enrico Casarosa's short animation, La Luna, where shiny yellow stars are the source of moonlight.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Where's Mozart?

Can you find Mozart in each picture??!

Austria: A Dog-Friendly Country! July 2012

Austrian dogs can go almost anywhere with their owners: restaurants, subways, outdoor tourist attractions. We didn't see any misbehaving dogs while we were in Austria. They all were very calm and stayed by their owners' side.
Dog at Gasthof Schachlwirt Restaurant in Salzburg

Dog sign stating dogs must be on a leash in a park in Mondsee Town

Dog at Bankhammer dairy farm in Salzburg. He wanted to play stick and kept bringing it to me.

Notice the giant great dane in the background!

Dog and owner admiring a free-range cow at Krimml Falls

This dog is named Mex. He lives at Haus Elisabeth B+B in Zell am See. The owner said he doesn't get to go outside because he's big and may scare the neighbors.

This dog was enjoying the alpine water of Krimml Falls. He kept barking at his owners as if saying "Come on in! The water is fine!"

The Rummels' dog in Lofer

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Eating, Drinking and Sleeping in Austria/Munich! July 2012

Pension Hargita in Vienna

display at Nordsee, a seafood chain

smoked salmon sandwich at Nordsee in Vienna

display at Coffeeshop Company cafe inside bookstore in Vienna

sachertorte w/whip cream

breakfast at Pension Hargita (5 euros each)

cheese/eggplant sandwich from Anka, a bakery chain

display at Spar grocery store near the Opera House

bagel sandwich and Stiegl beer at the park in front of Academy of Fine Arts

Paulaner beer and Fanta orange soda

anchovie pizza+4 cheese pizza at Mia Cuccina Restaurant in Vienna

at a food kiosk on the Ringstrasse in Vienna

spinach pie at Burgegarten where the Mozart statue is located

coffee and apricot pastry at Konditorei Oberlaa in Vienna

cheese pastry w/vanilla sauce

fried mushrooms and grilled fish at Reinthaler's Beisl in Vienna

Mark and Manfred at 1516 pub where they make their own microbrewery beer

"dumplings in a napkin" (serviettenknodel) in mushroom sauce at 1516 pub

spaetzle pasta baked in cheese (yum! Austrian version of macaroni and cheese?!)

Bankhammer B+B in Salzburg

our room at Bankhammer B+B dairy farm

salad w/vinegared vegetables, smoked trout w/pasta, again baked pasta w/cheese!
at Gasthof Schachlwirt on Moostrasse

breakfast at Bankhammer B+B

pretzel at Hohensalzburg Fortress

salmon, sachertorte, beer at Nordsee in Salzburg

butter cookie and pastry at Flockner while waiting for the Sound of Music tour

fried fish at Stadtwirt Restaurant in Salzburg

fried fish at Fisch Krieg next to the Salzach River in Salzburg

Haus Elisabeth B+B in Zell am See

our room at Haus Elisabeth

breakfast at Haus Elisabeth

grilled fish and more baked pasta w/cheese at Gasthof Tauernstuberl in Zell am See

strong cheese w/bread and cherry kuchen at Almwirtschaft Schneckenreith in Kaprun

Haus Patricia B+B in Lofer

our room at Haus Patricia

pasta and salmon pizza w/arugula at Restaurant Dankl in Lofer

chocolate mousse cake w/3-berry topping

apple strudel made by Mrs Rummel

grilled fish w/almond butter sauce at Neuwirt Restaurant in Lofer

steamed trout w/butter and trout fillet in tomato basil sauce at Forellenstube Restaurant in Lofer

a mass (1 liter) of dark radler beer (combined w/lemonade) at the Hofbrauhaus beer hall in Munich

retrieving pretzels at Norma grocery store in Munich

our room at Litty's Hotel in Munich

coffee at the Victorian House Cafe Klenz at the Alte Pinakothek museum in Munich

cheese+raspberry pastry from a train station bakery in Munich

beer, giant pretzel, salad, potato salad at the Chinese Tower biergarten in Munich