Thursday, May 28, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy.....

I was just looking at the blog and realized I have not posted for some time. Shame on me. In my defense though, I have been busy. I had a shoot for 3 high school couples for their prom, a wedding, a reception, Memorial Day, and a house. I have finished the prom photos and will be posting some of those soon. The wedding was for a friend last Saturday. It was an outside wedding held at the Scotia Park. I always like shooting at the park just for the shear beauty of the location. After the wedding ended at 6:30, I had a second wedding of a Friends daughter that was at the Scotia Inn at 3:30. I was a guest, not the photographer. The photographer was just wrapping up when I got there, and the reception was just getting started so I got out my camera when she left and my last memory card and went to work. I love shooting in the Scotia in with available light only. The DJ was playing music, the lights were very dim, but what light there was was great. I really had a blast shooting at the reception and will be posting some of those pics when I get them done. The last shoot was a house for a real estate agent. I will be wrapping those pics up soon so I can focus on the wedding pictures. Check back soon for pics of all of the shoots. You won't want to miss any, but especially the Scotia Inn reception.

Regards, Dave

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scotia Inn Pub Open House

Friday night was the Open House for the Scotia Inn Pub. I went with my wife, parents and some good friends. People really turned out for this, every seat was filled for the whole night. After and hour at the Pub, I got out my camera and took some pictures of the night with ambient light only. I much prefer the look of ambient for something like this. Pubs are constant motion, and the low shutter speed and high ISO really help convey this feeling.

As far as the night, we had a great time. The hors de ordervs were great. Good beer and great service from the staff really made the night. I know we would really like to extend our appreciation to the new owners for a great night. If you get the chance, head down and have some cocktails, and the head on up to the dining room.

My mom

A little shy

Surprise or Shock?

Just relaxing

A little spilled food. Stain removers are great, aren't they?


Getting comfortable at the bar.

The band, Boomsauii

Getting into the swing of it.

My Wife, Ronda

Money on the table for the next round


Passing out food.
Conversation with friends.

Saying hi.

Now with friends.

Let me tell you.

The end of the best Roy Rogers ever.

Engaging the customer.

Our waitress.

Behind the bar.

In a happy place, I hope.

The bartender.

My dad.

Talk is on.

A picture of the picture taker.



Ted realizing that his beer is not the only on tap.

Buying a round, welcome to Scotia.
The band in a different light.


One more look back.

The view out the door.

Hope you enjoyed. Dave

Friday, May 8, 2009

The Bridgeville Bridge

I have been sitting on this photo for about a year and finally decided to finish it. This is the old bridge, and is no longer in service. You can still walk it, but not cars. Bridgeville gained some notoriaty a few years ago when it was the first town sold on Ebay. Anyway, not a whole lot to say about the photo except that I am happy with the way it turned out. A larger view can be seen here.

Regards, Dave
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