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October 2009

God’s creation – Fall

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If you’ve come across this page because you’re trying to find the original source of this image, CONGRATULATIONS!  You found me!  I created this image in my front yard the morning of October 28, 2009.  I still live in the same house.  I still have the same tree.  I uploaded a high-res of this image (with watermark) for the few followers I had at the time to use as their desktop background.  Yep, looking back I fully realize I was dumb to do that.  

It was taken, watermark cropped out, and found its way to virtually every desktop wallpaper site out there.  Since then, it has traveled around the globe.  Who knows how many millions of times my front yard has been viewed by people all over the world.  At this point, there’s no stopping it.  I jokingly say it now belongs to the internet.  Really the only instances in which I’ll get involved are when photographers claim it as their own.  It happens.  Just this year (2018) I had to call out a photographer who was doing just that.  

Occasionally, I’ll have people contact me asking permission to use the image.  They did their due diligence to find the source, and for those amazing people I’ve happily granted permission (in most all cases I believe).  If you’d like permission to use my image, feel free to reach out.  I’m a nice guy and will probably let you use it.  I mean hey, the rest of the internet already does.  


 

Every year I say to myself that I’m going to get out there and get some shots of all the beautiful fall colors, but then I drag my feet and the leaves are gone before I know it. So, this morning when I saw the sun gloriously shining down in my front yard I knew I had to get my camera.

This is a challenge to all you photographers out there! Leave a comment with a link to your best fall color image. Let’s also make it a requirement that it must have been shot this year. Let’s see those fall colors!

**edit** If you’d like you can also post a link to download a high res version of your image so people can use them as their desktop background. Make sure to watermark your image for copyright protection. You can get my high resolution image HERE.

Karl and Aubrey :: “what caught my eye”

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Karl and Aubrey’s wedding and reception took place at King Plow Arts Center in Atlanta.

the gorgeous Aubrey…

yep..thats right…all the guys wore kilts…

it was raining a bit just after the ceremony so we had to do some portraits inside. I love this one…has kinda a Polaroid look to it. I used a grid spot.

some crazy lighting from underneath using the glasses as a diffuser…

and lastly the exit…

Congrats Aubrey and Karl!!!

Jeff and Carrie’s Wedding!

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**********SECOND INSTALLMENT OF THE LONG OVER DUE POSTS!!******************

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Jeff and Carrie’s wedding took place at St. Simons United Methodist Church with their reception following at a gorgeous private residence just down from the lighthouse on St. Simons Island, GA.

first up is a shot of the Sidney Lanier bridge while driving to Jekyll Island for some rehearsal festivities…

the guys enjoyed a game of croquet on the front lawn of the Jekyll Island Club Hotel

We took advantage of the beautiful scenery of the Jekyll Island club and did a little photoshoot…

found this random Santa Clause and had to use it in a shot…

love these next two…

onto the wedding day…

I shot Jeff and the guys first over at the Sea Island Lodge

So…this next shot seems to be a tradition started by one of Jeff’s groomsmen Billy. I shot Billy and Claire’s wedding last year and we did this same exact football lineup shot. Hey…I didn’t come up with it. 🙂 and sorry Billy…I think Jeff’s shot may trump yours with, ya know, the centuries old live oaks.

Carrie as she is getting makeup done and one of her bridesmaids looking on…

more getting ready…

Jeff quietly praying before the ceremony…

the walk down the aisle…

married!

this next shot marks the second time I’ve driven the bride and groom to the reception! If you need me to drive…just ask! I’ll try not to wreck as I take pictures in the process 🙂

Avenue of the Oaks…

the cake!

I love this…

the food! this is only some of it!

their guests could write post cards to wish them well…

we went out to the beach…

dancin’…

My assistant on this wedding, Steven Wallce, got this great shot from up above…

the exit…

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Josh and Leigh’s Wedding!

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******************LONG OVERDUE POSTS COMING TODAY!!********************

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Josh and Leigh’s wedding and reception were held on the beautiful Berry College campus. They both went to school there and its definitely a special place for the two of them.

first up is this super simple shot of Leigh’s dress hanging in one of the guest cabins on campus…

a detail shot of Josh’s ring…

Leigh’s grandfather getting a quick snap shot…

Josh, on a bench, about to get married 🙂

love love this shot of Leigh and her dad walking into the church…

and then just about to open the doors…

the ring exchange…

Kurt Damron, my assistant on this wedding, got this shot of the parents and grandparents…

married!!

Josh and Leigh…hope you don’t mind me posting this little series… 🙂

the first dance…

another one of Kurt’s images. Leigh’s mom looking on during the father/daughter dance…

the cake…

the exit…

riding away on Josh’s Ducati…

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