Annie and Helen


Last Saturday, my buddie and awesome 2nd photographer Jaime Moquin and I went out and did some “practice shooting” in the worst possible light of the day, yes that dreaded mid afternoon light with those “harsh” shadows.  No fill flash allowed only a reflector and in some cases no reflector. 

Annie and Helen graciously volunteered to be our models for the afternoon and they were a lot of fun to work with!  Both Jaime and myself had a blast working with them and just playing around.  Best thing is we got some great pictures of both Annie and Helen, and we all had a lot of fun in the process!

  

LoL, guess the “new guys” didn’t show up!  😉  (Check out the sign in the window)

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
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4th of July Fireworks at Ellis Park


4th of July Fireworks at Ellis Park in Cedar Rapids. 

Calling this one………. “And Then There was One”  😉

Just messing around on this one.  Taken while waiting for the “show” to begin.  Zoomed the lens on a bulb exposure and just happened to catch Stubby in the bottom  right.  Would love your thoughts on this one, good or bad!  🙂 

 

 

The Phoenix Rising?  😉

Notice the “face” in the bottom part of this one?  😉

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

The Great “Bald” Cardinal


I was sitting out in the backyard doing paperwork, ok laptop work, 🙂 and this guy landed at the feeder.  I was like, looks like a Cardinal but that isn’t a Cardinal head!?!?!?   Ok I got to get a picture, went to get my camera and of course he was gone. 

So over the next few days every time I went out in the backyard I brought my camera with me and finally got this shot of him.  Now if you can imagine this, I’m sitting out at the patio table with the umbrella up, it’s raining out, talking on the cell phone to a friend and there he is!  So balancing the cell phone in my ear, with the camera up to my eye, snap, got him!  LoL

  

After doing a little google research, I found it’s the bald cardinal sometimes called “pinhead” or “mini red vulture”.   LoL….Gotta love Google! 

Cardinals can go bald for a couple of reasons. This time of year the birds are molting so before the new feathers grow in the old feathers fall out and for some reason cardinals will sometimes lose all the feathers on their head. The skin is black and without the fluffy feathers, their head looks teeny tiny especially with the massive bill.

Sometimes birds will get feather mites and all their feathers will get eaten away by the mites and the birds are bald until they grow in new ones. However, if you are seeing bald cardinals this time of year, it’s a safe bet that they are molting.   

Since “Dude”, (yea I named him, LoL) has started visiting my backyard, he has given me inspiration.  I’ve noticed  he and his “better half” have a nest in the yard.  After realizing this another thought hit me.   If  “Dude” was human, probably no one would date him because he is different.  If “Dude” was human and in high school, he would be picked on and bullied for being “different.”   If “Dude” was human and walking down the street people would stop and stare because he is “different.”

What does that say to us about the way humans act sometimes?  Nature doesn’t care if one of her creations is a little different, why does it bother some of us humans?

I say embrace those differences, make those differences your strengths!  “Dude” does and through it he gave a little inspiration to this human!  🙂

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Grant Wood Arts Festival – Anamosa


On Sunday, June 12 I went up to Anamosa with a dear friend of mine, Stephanie Webb aka “Stubby” who is one awesome artist.  She had been invited to be one of the artists and this was her first show.  To see more of her work, check out her facebook page.  http://www.facebook.com/Genre-Of-Stubby/164348730292414#!/pages/Genre-Of-Stubby/164348730292414

The pictures shown here are a sample of random shots that I took during the day.  LoL If you know me, you know that my camera is never far away!  🙂

 

 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Old McDonalds Farm – Bever Park, Cedar Rapids


Old McDonald had a farm…..Ok, sorry I couldn’t resist!  LoL  Anyway a few random shots from a recent trip out to Bever Park. 

Enjoy, and be sure to let me know what you think!  🙂

 

  

A little Artistic Blur. 

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Iowa Renaissance Festival


A few of my favs from the Iowa Renaissance Festival this past weekend in Amana!   What a great way to spend an afternoon, Fun Times! 

 

   

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483

Image Accepted into “America” Gallery Show


The image below was accepted into the “America” Show at A. Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas.   Juried by D. Clarke Evans
Exhibition dates: June 24 to August 21, 2011.  Opening reception: July 2, 2011, 4 to 7 PM.  You can see all the accepted images here:  Accepted Images  Of the 392 submitted images, 50 were selected for the show.  I feel very honored to be a part of  the “America” show! 

BTW this is the 3rd open call show in a row that I have been accepted into at A. Smith Gallery!  🙂  It’s the 7th gallery show in which I have had fine art images accepted. 

A special shout out and thanks to Judith Farber and all my friends at Photoworkshop.com for all the help you have given me throughout the years.   I have learned so much from all of you!  🙂   

American Girl

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!
319-286-8483