The volunteer board for the American Society of Media Photographers - Central Virginia Chapter (ASMPCV) during a lunch break from their day-long planning Retreat in the country outside Richmond, Virginia, Saturday, March 29, 2008.
(l-to-r) Doug Buerlein, John Henley, Chip Mitchell, Chris Crumley (kneeling), Skip Jones, Christopher Winton-Stahle and Allen Jones
I've had these bottles of Sassafras Dipping Oil for a while and they find their way into the studio every so often. I'm kinda nutty about the bottles and their color and keep them safe for food setups. I'd like to be dipping things into them, but can't. They're like that bottle of wine in the cellar we know will be good, but can't bear to pop the cork.
It's more difficult because Saffaras has disappeared and it appears these can't be replaced.
When the aviation fuel truck pulls alongside the plane on the ORF airport tarmac, this is where they got their supply. Each of the larger tanks holds 210,000 gallons and a cluster of them are nestled in a fuel farm at the periphery of ORF. Each tank is tested for moisture daily and transferred to the plane-side delivery truck as needed.
There is no TSA here, but an escort is needed to get into the "fuel farm" for photos.
Lake Rawlings has the clearest coolest outdoor water in Virginia. Today, the water temperature is in the 40s. That's so cold exposed skin feels like needles are being stuck in it. It wasn't that cold on this day taking images for a Virginia Living magazine story, but now they are sinking an airplane in the lake and it's time to go again.
This flower is in a window in the Moorea dress shop near the Oceans31 Starbucks in Virginia Beach. I'm usually more attracted to the fashion things in the window but the flower caught my eye this day. The camera had an 85mm f1.2 lens on it, usually my tight people lens, but I could see the flower all soft front and back.