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June 27, 2014

Pelicans watching fisherman, Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands


Santa Cruz Island, Galapagos Islands, Equador. Pelicans paying close attention to fishermen cleaning catch. Julie Andersen's photo at Darwin's Arch earlier today reminded me of what an incredible place it is. The water and the arch look exactly like I left them.

June 24, 2014

Old Cavalier Hotel on the hill


Old Cavalier Hotel on the hill, Virginia Beach; June 17, 2014. Wondering what the white wall is just behind "CAVALIER". Driveway to the front entrance now blocked with a blue wall. Drone image from about 100' late afternoon.

June 20, 2014

BODYART Dance Company - "Thread" Production Promo Images


We made a set of images for BODYART's upcoming dance production that is "thread"-themed. Here's one from the Coe Hall shoot in New York.



With Amanda McNussen and Amy Falls.

June 18, 2014

Mini-Pre-Mermaid Portfolio Workshop


Mini-Pre-Mermaid Portfolio Workshop (Exuma Cays) this morning (June 18, 2014)

Models/Students: Melissa Kuhlman, Rachel Faulkner, Ashley Lynn
UW Photographer: Chuck Guthrie
Aerial Photographer: Chris Crumley
Location: Lakeside Studio "Tank" Virginia Beach, VA
Tails: Mertailor Mermaid Tails By Eric Ducharme -- with Rachel Faulkner, Melissa Kuhlman, Ashley Soltis and Chuck Guthrie.

June 15, 2014

First pool session of the season


First pool session of the season. Know what's missing?

June 14, 2014

Airline Carryon Size Revised


Airline Carryon Size Revised - Buddy Glenn Eaves alerted me to an airline carryon size change at several of the big carriers. Maximum is now 22 x 14 x 9 inches versus 22 x 15 x 9. This GoProfessional case for the Phantom 2 Vision+ QuadCopter is 16.5 x 9.5 x 21, so it's too big.
Also, the mainstay of many photographers with high value photo gear that absolutely-positively can't be lost or delayed without serious consequences to large crew, boat departure and similar sessions is something like the ThinkTank Airport Security v2.0 advertised to be the legal 22 x 14 x 9.
Things like this have a way to creating whole new industries. It just takes time and some inventive thinking.

BODYART Coe Hall Great Hall


BODYART dancers in Great Hall of Coe Hall, Planting Fields Arboretum State Historic Park, Oyster Bay, NY.
Artistic Director: Leslie Anne Scott
Producer: Brett Garfinkel
Dancers: Rachel Abrahams, Amy Falls, Andrea Lanzetti, Amanda McNussen, Erin Okayama and Allison Ploor
MUA: Pamela Kalechofsky
BTS Video: Erica Lindegren

Checked Baggage Gouging


USAirways ORF-CLT-EWR (NewarkNJ) last week, 1st checked bag was $25, 2nd checked bag was $35, 3rd checked bag with QuadCopter was $130. Talk about gouging! Quad came back today by courier. $35. USAirways goes to the bottom of the air vendor list.

June 13, 2014

It's Shark Week


I mentioned the BODYART dancer shoot to someone today and they said, "I thought you were an underwater guy." Yeah, well, yesterday I was studio shooting frozen ice cream cakes for a food manufacturing client, Sunday was dancers in a New York mansion, another day would be high end interiors or perhaps, lately, drone aerials. But, this is Shark Week, so here's one of my shark images. I like sharks. A lot.

June 4, 2014

Koi Mermaid in Reflection Pool


Another reflection pool session at Chuck Guthrie's Lynnhaven Marine Boatel. We do these on warm nights after boat work is done for the day and it's dark outside. We build the pool and fill it with an inch of water in a half hour or so. Usually finish by midnight or 1AM.

Model: Ashley Lynn
Tail: Koi tail by Mertailor Mermaid Tails By Eric Ducharme
Location: Virginia Beach, VA -- with Ashley Soltis.

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