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Sunday, June 06, 2004

Bayside retreat

jim_farm_1 I took a couple days off from family and work at the end of last week to visit my former boss's newly renovated waterfront home on the Eastern Shore that is soon to open as a bed & breakfast. It was a good boost to my spirit to reconnect with him as he's an inspiring leader and very successful businessman. My confidence is recharged again just hearing him talk. He has admired my photographic work, and having recently purchased a Canon 10D digital SLR system, wanted some coaching on technique. We did a couple photo sessions with hired models in various locations around his property working with available light and reflectors. For sustinance, he cooked up crab cakes and softshells (emerging at right) made from critters plucked fresh out of the water. Below are a few of the photos we made. Click on the small images to pop up larger versions.

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A couple views of the main house as seen from the boathouse.

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Russian-born Lena was a pleasure to photograph.

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This butterfly was fluttering inside the main house patio window. These last two images were taken with the Canon.

jim_farm_6At sunset, I climbed halfway up the windmill to capture some high views of the houses, and the self-portrait at right, which shows the access road and one of the guest cabins behind me.

I made mental note of dozens of photo ideas as we wandered the property on foot and in his Humvee. Hopefully, we'll be able to align our busy schedules a few more times over the summer to do some more shoots. Next time, I'll be bringing the rest of the family.

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