"Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time's relentless melt." Susan Sontag

Tuesday, June 27, 2017


©2017 Andy deBruyn

This past Saturday I had the distinct honor of photographing the wedding of Brenda and Cheryl. Partners for over twenty years they finally made it official. The whole event was a fun blast to capture for them and their families and friends.

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Friday, June 23, 2017


©Andy deBruyn

Dragon Fruit.

The Dragon and Carambola.

On the vine.


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Thursday, June 22, 2017


Today I'm just testing a couple of items - 2 heirlooms tomatoes and 2 healthy garlic bulbs. I'll expand on this theme tomorrow.

©2017 Andy deBruyn

...and BTW - I shot this image with a Nikon D70, a 6MP digital camera which was introduced in 2004.  The sensor is the old CCD type. The industry changed to CMOS right after this. You can buy a D70 body used for around 70 dollars. The lens is my nifty fifty from about 1970. I paid less than a hundred dollars for it. Shooting in natural light at ISO 400, 1/40ss at f2.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017


This past weekend the family went down to San Antonio to the Riverwalk. I'm sure you've all been there so I won't bore you with pictures of the touristy boats, colorful umbrellas, and the obnoxious ducks and pigeons. So...here are some images I made while walking around in the 100 degree heat. Spoiler...there is one colorful tabletop.

  ©2017 All images Andy deBruyn

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Sunday, June 18, 2017


Happy Father's Day, Dad. 95 !! and still sharp as a tack !!!

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Friday, June 16, 2017


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I was reading another photog's blog today and he was comparing some of his images from years ago - basically seeing how far digital cameras have come.

So that prompted me to look at some of my older images.

This one is my son taken in June of 2009...now I'm not a pixel peeper...you know those who look really really deep into the image, blowing it up a hundred percent to see whatever is hiding in the shadows.

For me, if the image "works" - then that's just peachy keen. I'll forgive technical frailties. I like this picture a lot. A little daylight behind the curtain, the lamp is lighting the chess pieces and the left side of the face.
(back when kids actually read books...sob sob)

Taken with the ancient Nikon D80 (10MP) hand held at 1/20th ss, 160 ISO, f5. No post - straight from the camera just reduced for the web.

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Thursday, June 15, 2017


My camera's been sitting on a tripod in the office/studio since Sunday. Every so often I went in there and popped off a few shots. Here are two selections

The only difference with this shot is it was taken with evening light coming in the window hence the color shift.

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