The Colors of Flowers

These flowers were actually in a small flower bed in a park in Charlotte, NC. I got up really close to them with my Sony A7r focusing on the closest flower. Then in Lightroom I drastically changed the cropping, straightening and angle of the shot. I shot this at f/1.2 with my Voightlander 35mm lens to get some really nice and creamy bokeh. I boosted up the colors just a bit of… Read More

On Christmas Night…

This shot is also from Christmas in Davidson. Using my Sony A7r and Voightlander Nokton 50mm lens, I focused this beautiful ornament hanging down from one of the buildings across the street from the Green (where all the food and vendors are). By shooting with the lens fully open at f/1.1, the giant Christmas tree across the street on the Green turned into beautiful golden circles, the perfect background for the beautiful red and… Read More

Christmas Village Shop

Only about a half hour from the city of Charlotte, NC is a little town called Davidson that hosts a special weekend event every year called Christmas in Davidson. The celebration is full of the town’s vendors, restaurants and shops. They also set out a bunch of tables with Christmas treats and goodies along with hot chocolate and cookies. This photo is of one of the little shops that is selling their classic… Read More

³ Reflections of…

This was a really fun shot to get. I am always on the look out for reflections and while walking around the city of Charlotte one day, I saw this really awesome reflection on a building. I had my new Sony A7r with me as well as a Voightlander 35mm f/1.2 lens. The reflection of the building across the street was really tall so I had to get down low to be… Read More

Carriage Horse

I was really happy when I got to spend a day in the city of Charlotte. I took my new Sony A7r with me with a Charlotte-Voigtlander 35mm f/1.2 lens. I grabbed this shot of a carriage horse and the photo reminded me of the horses in Central Park. Even the background colors and hotel architecture made me think of area around Central Park. I gave the photo a little bit of a… Read More