Friday, October 24, 2008

Just for Fun

Sometimes I just like to go out & shoot photos, just for fun. Here are a few recent ones. Enjoy! Dottie

Could this one be a comment on the energy crisis & the sagging economy! :)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Ladder Training

With the help of some wonderful city volunteers and the ACFR Instructors, Firefighter I students spent the day at the training building learning the fine art of throwing ladders. The students worked hard and according to their instructors did a great job. Here are a few photos from last Saturday. Peace, Dottie

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Family Fun

As promised, here's the video...

Family Photos are Fun

I had the privilege of photographing an awesome family (and some good friends) this past week, they were great sports, we had a good time, and got some priceless shots along the way. Here are a few shots from the sitting... watch for the slide show in the near future. :) Peace, Dottie

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Random photos and big news...

It's a great time of year for taking photos, soft light, beautiful colors and nice weather. I've been taking walks and having fun. Below are a few pics, the little park down the street, and the Barboursville Ruins, (a beautiful place ) if you haven't been there, you should take a little field trip. Tomorrow though I'll be "shooting people" I have a family sitting coming up, and I'm really looking forward to it. Not only are they great peeps, but I've got a new toy in my arsenal to try out on them. :) My big news: I've finally bought the 70-200mm f2.8 IS lens! woohoo.... I've played with it a little, but I'm really excited about doing the family portraits tomorrow... Stay tuned. Dottie

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Training Firefighters

Today I went to the training center & captured some of Matt's Firefighter I students hard at work. Most of these folks volunteer at local fire & rescue agencies in the area. Kudos to them for all of their hard work training, & for their service & commitment to the community.
Peace, Dottie

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Retire at the Beach

My main man & I dream of retiring at the beach someday. Here are a few more photos from last weekend. The natural beauty & the wonderful calming effect of Mother Ocean are just a few of the reasons we put on our list. Where is your Nirvana? Until next time... Peace! Dottie

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Life's a Beach

Matt & I went to The Outer Banks this past weekend & relaxed & had a great time. The weather was perfect and the beach was magical. It was a dual purpose trip really, last weekend will be our only weekend together until December 26th, talk about busy schedules! Today also happens to be our second anniversary, so we treated ourselves to a weekend away. We stayed at a wonderful B&B in Kill Devil Hills: The Cypress House Inn, if you get the opportunity to stay there we highly recommend it, wonderful hospitality, great food & good people! Here are a few pics from the trip. Dottie