"Yea, all which it inherit - shall dissolve, and like this insubstantial pageant faded, leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff as dreams are made on - and our little life is rounded with a sleep." Tempest Act 4 William Shakespeare

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

SELECTED FAVORITE

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One of my favorite portraits. This one is from a series of images I made of Anjuli for her senior pix.
I don't know how this came about except that all of a sudden I said "look up at the sky...straight up."
Image from March 2017.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sunday, September 17, 2017

FROM ACROSS THE RIVER



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Cesar Chavez from across the river.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

TILTY


Found this image while transferring files. Took this five years ago. my son babysitting Tilty the kitten. Both are older now. one is a senior in high school the other living somewhere, I believe, in Corpus Christi.

I've always loved the backlight in this coming from huge windows. Shot with my older D80 with a 50mm lens.

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Monday, September 11, 2017

LET'S START THE WEEK

Just two more from my shoot with Powell Strategic Communications. I've always loved black and white film - can look classy when combined with the right presentation.   


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Friday, September 8, 2017

THE CORPORATE SIDE

Wednesday I had the opportunity to produce some images for a corporate client, Powell Strategic Communications in Cedar Park.


A seriously fun group of people...and that was the assignment...produce a catalog of serious and fun pics for use on the new upcoming website.







All this in about an hour and fifteen minutes...a whirlwind of photographic mayhem. A huge thanks to Matt Powell and staff for a fun but very serious experience......


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Do not copy without permission from Andy deBruyn or Powell Strategic Communications, LLC.


Monday, September 4, 2017

RED

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Two upcoming assignments this week, one corporate, one sports, two different camera/lighting packages, both fun.

Hope everyone enjoyed a little time off.

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

JUST GELLING



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I purchased a couple of bouquets of flowers for the house and decided to play around with some gels.
The main gel here is the Lee 351 plum. That's laid on a flag of full China silk. Then there's a full CTS that's in the back on the left just adding a puff of gold.

Shot with camera on a tripod and tripped with the shutter release. I used my old nifty fifty Nikkor from the "old" film days. Works great on a digital camera and it's fun to play with just manual tweaks.

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Monday, August 28, 2017

BARE BEAUTY


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"Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare. Let all who prate of beauty hold their peace"                  
Edna St. Vincent Millay

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AFTER THE HURRICANE

Monday morning, after the hurricane, I walked around the Georgetown flower garden. Calm, cool, serene.   


Discarded broken flowers tossed in a pile.





I saw this guy at the last second before my face actually ran into him. Quite the color artist.

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THE SEARCHER

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I will be searching through hundreds of images for upcoming events. Not only selecting images but testing sizes and types of papers, mattes, and frames.

Updates will post throughout the process.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

CHIC BY NIGHT

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Chic by night. Store window in Dallas.

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

RED WHITE AND BLUE


Red, white, and blue...sorta...maybe more of a magenta/red, white and blue.


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Monday, August 21, 2017

ECLIPSE LIGHT

I knew that today we would experience a partial eclipse. I thought,  "What cool place could I shoot during the eclipse?"  I love the architecture of the Sai Baba Temple of Austin but the white and gold is so bright it can be hard to get detail without a lot of exposure compensation. I figured today I would be working with only 30-35 percent normal sunlight so off I went.






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Images were made during today's eclipse from about 12:45 to 1:15pm. Handheld in P mode at ISO 100.

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

SUNDAY'S SUNRISE

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Had to get up early for this one. Taken around 6:45 this morning at Brushy Creek Park.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

CALM BY NATURE

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A lot of nasty stuff in the news today. Looking at nature always reminds me that this will pass - nature will still be around.



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Thursday, August 10, 2017

SHAFT OF LIGHT

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One tiny shaft of sunlight squeezing through the blinds.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

TOMATO DANCER

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High steppin' Tomato Dancer.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

IL PANINO CON PROSCIUTTO

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Today I had a craving for a ham and cheese panino. So here it is just before it met my delight.

Food specs: Cibata roll, black forest ham, swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato slices, and pickle on the side.
Cold ice tea with lemon.

Image specs: Nikon D750 with Nikkor 50mm, ISO 200, aperture priority at f1.8, 1/10th ss. Camera on trusty tripod. Just window light from the right with foamcore bounce from the left for fill.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

TESTING NEW GLASS


I acquired a new lens about 10 days ago. The first subjects that I used it on were flowers which I've already posted here. I was anxious to try it for portrait work. This weekend I took advantage of the fact that my wife would be around...so after coaxing her a bit...and allowing some time for makeup I got to try out the new glass. 


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Tech specs - Lens: Nikkor 24-120mm on a Nikon D750. I also wanted to play around with lights so if you're interested here is the set up -

There are four lights in this image.

I was about six feet from the subject and behind me was a huge 64" PLM white umbrella. Shooting thru that was the Alien Bee 800 set to very low power to give me a fill of underexposure - around f2/f2.8.

The key was from left and up. Key was an off camera flash fitted with a Lumiquest ltp and that was pushed thru a 24x36 flag of China 1/3 Silk to give me a very soft light. Key was around f4.

The other two light were Arri Peppers. One gave just a puff of light on the background and the other a 3/4 hair light again on the left.    


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Thursday, July 27, 2017

YESTERDAY'S CLOUDS

Anyone notice the clouds around sunset last night? The sky towards sunset was pretty dull but the eastern sky was chock full of huge cloud formations.



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