Posts made in September, 2011

Rita & John

Posted by Admin on Sep 28, 2011 in Featured Photography | 1 comment

Rita & John

Congratulations on your September 17 wedding Rita & John.  Here is a quick preview set of your day.  Please contact me or the couple for a password to access the full gallery.           -Antuany Smith

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Atrani – September 25, 2011

Posted by Admin on Sep 25, 2011 in Featured Photo of the Week | 0 comments

Atrani – September 25, 2011

Though I unfortunately don’t have any physical trips planned for the immediate future, I was bitten by the travel bug long ago and have travel in my thoughts most hours of the day.  In addition to always being on the lookout for affordable airfare, I also frequently contribute to various travel forums such as TripAdvisor.  It is one of the resources I use when planning trips, so I try to respond to other members questions when I can.  When browsing through the Italy posts last week, I came across an trip review about Cinque Terre that got me thinking about something that I occasionally worry about.   The specific post, found here, is one of only a...

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Dining Out – September 18, 2011

Posted by Admin on Sep 18, 2011 in Featured Photo of the Week | 0 comments

Dining Out – September 18, 2011

Tucked away in the Southwestern-most corner of the Piazza Del Campo in the classic medieval Tuscan hill town of Siena, Italy, is the Spadaforte Ristorante with it’s eye-catching vibrant red table-cloths.  This remote corner in the Piazza more commonly referred to as ”Il Campo” offered a break from the large crowds sight-seeing, exploring, and relaxing in the more central portion of Siena’s most popular public space.   The shell-shaped Piazza, which is home to the renowned bareback horse race held twice a year, “Il Palio,” has been called “one of Europe’s greatest medieval squares.”  The iconic Torre...

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Station #9 – September 11, 2011

Posted by Admin on Sep 11, 2011 in Featured Photo of the Week | 1 comment

Station #9 – September 11, 2011

On September 11, 2001, a Tuesday, I woke up and got ready for work as normal.  After hitting the snooze button twice, I grudgingly got out of bed around 15-20 minutes later than I should have, so, like most other days, I was already running late before my day began with a 30 minute commute.  I do not remember what I wore, how the weather was, or what traffic was like.  The memories I have of that tragic day ten years ago all center on one event, and started soon after I got in my car.  Between songs, at the normal time for a quick news overview, on a local radio station, the djs casually announced a small plane hitting the World Trade Center at 7:46 am (Central...

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Lukas Christening

Posted by Admin on Sep 6, 2011 in Featured Photography | 0 comments

Lukas Christening

I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph the Christening of Lukas last Sunday.  Having never been to a Christening before, it was definitely a learning experience.  I’m currently in the middle of processing the images, but am happy with how they turned out.  Here is a small sampling of the images. I plan to have the entire gallery uploaded by later this week.  Please contact Dave or Agnes for the password to view all of the images.      

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San Pietro – September 4, 2011

Posted by Admin on Sep 4, 2011 in Featured Photo of the Week | 2 comments

San Pietro – September 4, 2011

Another image from my archives, this photo was taken in the year 2000.  While digital cameras were starting to come around, they weren’t really mainstream, and had not yet revolutionized photography.  The digital cameras that were available were low quality & relatively expensive.  While I will be the first to tell anyone that an increase in megapixels usually does not equal better quality these days.  Technologically, times were much different at the start of the millennium.  The cameras available ranged from around 1 megapixel to roughly 3.3 megapixels (which is less than the most basic camera phone or the video features on most of today’s...

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