Holly

8 03 2011

I shot this portrait of Holly with a Nikon D300, Nikkor 105mm micro lens, and a Nikon Speedlight SB-800 with a RayFlash ringlight attached.

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





The Orphaned Images Project: A gathering

6 03 2011

Is he asking her to dance with him? To marry him? She seems hesitant. Suspender man seems to be admiring her assets. Several of her friends are smiling and laughing in the background. Do they know something she doesn’t know? Will she say yes?





And finally, Purplelicious Installment #4

6 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Last year I wrote a newsletter article for the FlowershopNetwork.com. Check out “A Passion for Purple Flowers” here.





Purplelicious Installment #3

6 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Last year I wrote a newsletter article for the FlowershopNetwork.com. Check out “A Passion for Purple Flowers” here.





Isabel

6 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





Not a spider the expanse of a cat

5 03 2011

PREFACE: I’m 100% certain that my fellow bloggers get a plethora of spam in their comments on WordPress. I’m also certain that many of them make no sense, such as the one I received below. It was in paragraph form, but as I read it (What can I say? It was a slow day), I discovered a sort of whimsical, non-sensical “poem” emerging. The poem I extracted is “as is,” originating from one spam paragraph. It reminds me of Lewis Carroll’s Jabberwocky poem (Can you believe this? Michael can recite Jabberwocky without missing a line!) I call this one: “Not a spider the expanse of a cat” (FYI—I did a search online with a few of the lines from this “poem” and have discovered this spammer frequents many sites and intersperses this same text (along with some expletives I chose to eliminate) with links to some pretty unsavory sites—not that I visited them, mind you.)

Not a spider the expanse of a cat (or A Spammer’s Jabberwocky)

For all to see! Gone.
And I slip up on the damsel, miss the bus,
the fossil monkey around!

Clara Hyummel kicked in annoyance
nor guiltless stool.
My sinfulness, Alya, overlooked!
Underestimated. Escaped!
Escaped and sealed the portal!

Has not regretted his forebear’s amulet,
just utilized us astray blow.
Valid devoted, Clara, what do we do now?
Moaned aunt Aglaia, his governor in his hands.

Spacious kitchens, sink traces of unbridled paddy
conflict sorceress a pair on the loose.
Pitch-black spots enthusiastic on the walls,
to Clara in the zeal of prod on the lightning,
unshapely piles of dishes and utensils,
swept from their seats,
reared in a far corner of the nautical plate.

On the ceiling crazy tossing some living thing physical:
it does not wing, not a spider the expanse of a cat,
and his glancing by the way, and his loss Clara had created,
and then some often sighting shot fireballs.
What to do now? Clara buhnulas in a spiritless rocking-chair
with his leather-covered elk legs on the fare and began to meet up.
Do nothing, Alya. He was quite already in Meline.
And there he finds himself Archmage.





Purplelicious Installment #2

5 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Last year I wrote a newsletter article for the FlowershopNetwork.com. Check out “A Passion for Purple Flowers” here.





Isabel & Holly

5 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





Purplelicious Installment #1

4 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.

Last year I wrote a newsletter article for the FlowershopNetwork.com. Check out “A Passion for Purple Flowers” here.






Aloft

4 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





Isabel in technicolor!

4 03 2011

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.





Isabel & Holly

3 03 2011

I had a fantastic mini-vacation with my friend Gina this past weekend. We flew to Dallas early Sunday morning, then drove to Bossier City, Louisiana to surprise her mother for her 69th birthday. It was a whirlwind, spontaneous three days and I shot lots of photos of people, places and things. This photo below was from a quick session on Monday evening. I photographed her cousin Greg and his family at their home—below is his wife Holly and daughter Isabel. It was an impromptu shoot with just my D300, Nikkor 18-70 lens, a Nikon Speedlight attached to a RayFlash ringlight and a bare office wall serving as a background—but with lovely models like these two, I couldn’t help but get a few good images. In many of the photos Isabel is a deadringer for a young Reese Witherspoon! More photos from their session to come…

In upcoming posts, I’ll have some photos and stories gathered on our road trip. Our three-day adventure concluded with an awe-inspiring tour in Shreveport of CRM Studios, a video and audio production company where Greg is the Director of Broadcast Production, as well as Moonbot Studios, the home of Bill Joyce, whose latest project is the short film, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (which, as a self-admitted biblioholic, I cannot wait to see—the short will be available as an iPad download next month!). Joyce is an author, illustrator and leader in the digital animation industry and was named by Newsweek Magazine as one of the 100 people to watch. Projects based on his works have been translated into feature films and television shows, including Robots and Meet the Robinsons, and the Emmy-winning series Rolie Polie Olie and George Shrinks. Wish we could have met Joyce during our tour, but we did get a brief glimpse of the studio where all the animation magic happens! (Thanks so much for the special tour, Greg!)

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved.