Sunday, June 26, 2011


My girlfriend - Damaris - and I took a short trip to West Point to check out the Waverly Mansion. It's an historical landmark just 10 miles away from town that was built in the mid 1800s. No photography is allowed inside the mansion, but here are a few shots of the exterior...

Waverly 1

Waverly 2

Waverly 3

Waverly 4

Sunday, June 19, 2011

West Point

Damaris and I decided to take a short photo adventure to the town of West Point, just north of Starkville. Here are a few shots...

Tennessee–Tombigbee HDR
HDR render of an old bridge at the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

West Point 1

West Point 3

West Point 5

Starkville Night

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The 7D

I recently purchased a refurbished Canon EOS 7D, which is expected to replace my Canon EOS 40D. I did some brief testing so far and it appears to be a solid camera. So far, the images are pretty good and the video at 1080p (30fps) is excellent. The only issues I have run into so far is hearing a "hissing" noise when I record audio with my shotgun mic. After reading some message boards, apparently its due to the camera's sound processing that amplifies the external mic signal. This seems to occur a lot in the Canon DSLRs. In Final Cut Express, I was able to tone down the hissing by dropping the audio levels ~ 10 dB. I hope to grab some more pics in the coming days, but this is the best I have so far...


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Looking Back

I went though some of my old images and found some interesting photos that I never thought much of. It's interesting how you look at a photo after taking it and don't think much of it, but you think different when you see it days, months, or even years later. Here are a few I found from 2008.

Erin Andrews at UF

The frog on the window.

Fourth of July in Alachua.

Yep, they have racoons at UF. I caught this guy after covering a late-night campus event.

"Max" has a pretty big tongue.