Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Birthday Brothers

These are the best toddlers I know, one turned 3 and one turned 4, this was some of their birthday party...

Video games, can you imagine how good these guys are going to be with computers....

Having your birthday is hard work and requires cake!!......

Monday, March 27, 2006

Blogger Blues

Well, I tried to post up this post with more images but Blogger wouldn't cooperate.

Happy Birthday

I photographed a birthday party for kids, it was great, Spidey was there!!!

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Signs of Spring #3

This is actually from last weekend, the weather has been really ugly this week.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Country Shed

I really liked the textures on this country shed....

Breaking News!!

I was out on a job today and found this wreck on I-79 at the Elkview Exit. It was still pretty soon after the wreck evidently as EMS was still responding. I pulled off beside the exit ramp, they were closing the highway and rerouting eveyrone off and then right back on the Elkview exit, and acted like a news photographer for a couple of minutes. There was a news crew already on the scene. It looks like they were getting ready to start cutting the cab away with heavy equipment. On my return trip I notieced the ambulance had arrived as well as the tow truck. Hope the driver was OK, he appeared to be the only one involved.

Updates and Life

Sorry it's been so long everyone, I can't believe I haven't done any updates in 10 days. That's almost like a month in blog years! I'm readjusting to my old routine and it's harder than I thought it would be to get back in the swing of things. Just catching up has taken a week!

Anyway, updates are coming soon. I'm not at the State Legislature anymore, the job ended and I'm back to running my photography and graphic design business. Expect regular updates again starting today.

When is the next CAB meeting?

Monday, March 13, 2006

Signs of Spring #2

Here is even more evidence that Spring is on the way.
Compare the tulips here with this link from a couple of weeks ago...
Even the trees are getting in on Spring. The buds on the trees came up over night on Friday night. I left Friday evening and there were none and then Saturday morning they were there...
These tulips are really doing well...

Oh yeah, and here is what the weather was like just 4 weeks ago.....

Speaker Kiss and Me

I don't usually do this but after taking over 70 photos of Speaker Kiss with varying people on the last night of session, I had to get in on the act. I had the clerk take this photo with me and the Speaker during his last Regular Session as Speaker of the House.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Rotunda TV Studio #2

Here is the fully functional TV Studio.... Broadcasting live on local PBS Stations around WV.

Rainbow Capitol

You will have to look close, but in the bottom left hand corner is the remnants of a rainbow that is fading fast. It took me less than two minutes to get from the basement to the roof walk in the west wing and it disappeared that fast...

I looked and looked but the only gold to be found was on the dome!

Rotunda TV Station

It's the last night of session, woooohoooooo, and PBS sets up a portable TV Studio inside the Rotunda. This shows it being put together.....
See it live tonight!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

Capitol Decor

This is a hand carved Rosetta from the South Gallery of the House of Delegates Chamber....
It's one of 3 or 4 designs, maybe I'll post the others later...

Thursday, March 09, 2006

UC in the Evening

Capitol Evening

Late night session has everyone enjoying the warm weather in the evening. It was great tonight, about 75 degrees. I was out on the "front porch" of the Capitol taking in some evening air and noticed this shot, the light was what caught my eye.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Golden Capitol Sunset

The golden hour truly was magnificent tonight. These shots show the true grey color of the dome. It's actually a slate grey instead of the deep blue that it looks when shaded. You can almost see the bluish color on the right hand side of the first photograph.
Abraham Lincoln Statue on the front steps.....
This photograph also shows the grey slate color really well....

Monday, March 06, 2006

Oscar Night with the Stars

I played the part of the Papparazzi at the Children's Therapy Clinic Oscar Night fund raiser. We shot the "stars" as they came down the red carpet and accepted awards for best dressed etc. It was a fun night.

Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal showed up...
These are local radio DJ's on 96.1 the Wolf, Bill Shahan, Amanda and Mike....
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was his usual self as he won Best Actor.....Angelina Jolie and Sharon Stone hung out together all night....
What a night for a great cause.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

House Raising Performance

Every year a group of kids from the School for the Blind and Deaf perform a couple of songs in the house chamber, I believe the name of their group is "Tapestry". It's the most heart warming thing that happens at the Legislature, these kids are really great to hear and see, things which they cannot do.
Sometimes as a photographer, especially with large groups, you sometimes find one person out of the group that you sorta connect with. This girl was in the front row and her smile just glowed.


The session is picking up and as the sessions get longer I get a chance to get more candid shots. It's fun to get the delegates interacting with each other.

Unfortunately I can't show you any of these shots anymore because I was asked to remove them. Since they are really the property of the WV Legislature I have removed them.