Loudoun Business Connection Mixer

Tonight My BNI group will be having a mixer at Main Street Landscape in Haymarket from 5-7pm. It should be a fun time and a good way to meet some new people in the area. Thanks to Craig for organizing the event! If you’d like to come as my guest, let me know.

UPDATE: Here are some photos from the mixer tonight. It was a fun time and a beautiful place!

Jaime, Stacey, Dan and Debbie

Jaime, Stacey, Dan and Debbie

Craig

Craig

Debbie and Tad

Debbie and Tad

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Franciscan Monastery in HDR

On Saturday, I had the opportunity to join some friends to photograph the Franciscan Monastery in Washington DC. I used a technique called HDR (High Dynamic Range). Basically, I took multiple shots of the same scene at different exposures in order to capture both the bright highlights and the dark shadows and then I combined the images using software which results in one highly detailed image. Below are some of my favorite images from the shoot.

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Franciscan Monastery

Jesus

Jesus

Crucifixion

Crucifixion

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Back Splashes

On Thursday, I did a shoot for Collins Tile & Stone featuring tile back splashes. It was some beautiful work in four bathrooms and a kitchen.

Kitchen Back Splash

Kitchen Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

For the shot below, I had to lower the tripod down low enough to not be seen in the mirror and I hid behind the partially open door and used my wired remote to trigger the camera.

Bathroom Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

Bathroom Back Splash

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Cash for Clunkers – Jim Koons Automotive – Virginia

For those of you who don’t know, I work full-time as the webmaster for Jim Koons Automotive. For the past couple months the government has been running the “Cash for Clunkers” program where dealers take old cars with poor gas mileage as a trade-in and customers get money from the government for their trade. As part of the program, the dealer agrees to destroy the clunker. Well, last week I got to see the clunkers get destroyed. Here are a few photos of the vehicles getting smashed!

Before this clunker was smashed.

And there it goes…

Smashed!

Some of the clunkers.

Not much was left behind. 

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