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More work for the paper

The Recorder 07222014_A06Seems like I’m taking a lot of pictures these days for the newspaper, but not really. Just enjoying the chance to work back in the Photojournalism area for a bit.

In this case, it was 500 cyclists that were doing 50 miles a day along the Erie Canal. They were passing through Little Falls a bit before I was going to be going by, so I left work early to cover the event. Had a great time talking with them and learning about the funding that they were trying to get for the next 15 years for the paths along the canal.

The Recorder 07222014_A24A couple of nights later, the Amsterdam Mohawks were playing the Little Falls DiamondDawgs and Erin Hamlin, Olympic Bronze Medal winner was going to throw out the first pitch. Since both teams are ‘home town’ for me – working in Amsterdam and living just north of Little Falls, it seemed like a no-brainer to cover the game. Got some great shots and the paper ran with two of them.

2014 Dolgeville Violet Festival

2014DolgevilleVioletFestivalHad a great time attending and shooting the Dolgeville 16th anniversary Violet Festival.  On Friday night, received a plaque from the Violet Festival Committee for “your many years of technical services for the Dolgeville Violet Festival Parade.”  VERY nice plaque!

So, I collected my images, wrote a story and had it run in the Courier Standard Enterprise, which is a paper just east Dolgeville, published by Port Jackson Media, LLC (where I’m the Chief Technology Officer).

Engaged

(C) David Warner StudioIt’s really great to get to do an engagement portrait. In this case, the couple’s family sent me their photo (which was taken by another photographer) to ‘work my magic’ on.  I decided to use my normal mix of brushes to get the desired effect, but for the end product…I felt that they might want a more contemporary look.

So, I decided to have the final piece Modern. Edgy. Beautiful. Doing it as a brushed aluminum metal print to show off the painted effect in a unique way. A coat of opaque white ink is added to the metal surface and then the image is printed on top. It’s then printed on a 1″ deep brushed aluminum box that is ready to hang.

They should be opening it today (or in the next couple of days after their honeymoon). Hope they enjoy it!

The baseball look

(C) David Warner StudioAnother weekend and another painting, but you would be surprised how productive you can be in the house when the temperature is hovering around zero, there is snow on the ground and another foot supposed to fall tonight! Up here in the Adirondacks, you wonder if your satellite broadband is even going to work to post your latest image! Anyway, here it is. I’m using my usual brush approach and the final image will be printed out on watercolor paper.

You know it – all the kids have it – that ‘baseball’ look. The next superstar waiting for his turn at bat. That’s what Brenan is giving me in this photo I took of him and then painted. I love it!  This is my grandson and I took the image a couple of summers ago. This coming spring, he’s graduating from high school and heading off into the Air Force in my footsteps. Hopefully, he’ll take this with him on his journey.


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