Monday, August 30, 2010

Star Wars

I am a huge Star Wars fan, so I had to see if I could use my developing Photoshop skills to make a lightsaber. Here are the results:

If you look all the way back to my very first blog, you can see the original edit. Where he is just standing there holding some chicken nuggets. I like this edit much better.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Draft Day

We drafted in the league with my son, a couple of my friends and I today. With only 4 teams we all have AMAZING teams! Here is my team:

Round 1: Aaron Rogers QB GB
Round 2: Ray Rice RB BAL
Round 3: Ryan Mathews RB SD
Round 4: Randy Moss WR NE
Round 5: Reggie Wayne WR IND
Round 6: Calvin Johnson WR DET
Round 7: Ryan Grant RB GB
Round 8: Tony Romo QB DAL
Round 9: Matt Forte RB CHI
Round 10: Steve Smith WR NYG
Round 11: Brent Celek TE PHI
Round 12: Chad Ochocinco WR CIN
Round 13: Jermichael Finley TE GB
Round 14: Jets D
Round 15: Lawrence Tynes K NYG

I picked last (4th)

Fantasy League

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


I love that it is Football season again. I dread the winter, so Football and Christmas are the two things that make it better for me.

I am playing in three fantasy football leagues this year. I finished drafting for the first one and there is automatic drafting for the second and the third is a league that I created for my son, a few friends and I.

Here are my draft results for the first team:

Round 1. Ray Rice RB BAL
Round 2. Peyton Manning QB IND
Round 3. Cedric Benson RB CIN
Round 4. Reggie Wayne WR IND
Round 5. Dallas Clark TE IND
Round 6. Steven Jackson RB STL
Round 7. Ryan Mathews RB SD
Round 8. Steve Smith WR CAR
Round 9. Steve Smith WR NYG
Round 10. Wes Welker WR NE
Round 11. Kellen Winslow TE TB
Round 12. Philip Rivers QB SD
Round 13. Eagles D
Round 14. Saints D
Round 15. Robbie Gould K CHI
Round 16. Adam Vinatieri K IND
Round 17. C.J. Spiller RB BUF
Round 18. Felix Jones RB DAL
Round 19. Vincent Jackson WR SD
Round 20. Mike Wallace WR PIT

Not bad picks for drafting last (8 of 8)

First Team

Second Team

Third Team

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Art Institute

We had so much fun at the Art Institute of Chicago. They have a great museum. My battery died about half way through the museum so we didn't get pictures of the miniatures. They were our favorite exhibit. We went to the impressionist section first.

I hope you enjoyed these pictures as much as we enjoyed the museum.

Here is a video that I made of these pictures:

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Brookfield Zoo

We went to Brookfield Zoo today. We had a blast, but we are all so tired. I took over 150 photos, these are the top 12.

On a totally different subject, Elder Mann is leaving tomorrow. He has been in our ward for many months. I wish him well wherever he goes.

Please click the magnifying glass after clicking on the image to see the image at 100%. It makes a big difference.
Bonus image - This was by the giraffe.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Here are the pictures from our picnic at the park today.

We had so much fun!

Last Week Before School

Ryann starts on Wednesday and Isabelle and Bobby start on Monday, so the next few days are the last of the summer for my kids. I have a busy week planned. Today we are going on a picnic in the park; tomorrow we are going to Brookfield Zoo and Thursday we are going to the Art Institute of Chicago. It should be a fun, but busy week.

I am excited that Football season is upon us and I have started a fantasy league with a few of my friends. I can't wait!! Wish me luck!!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My Company

I've decided to focus my company more on graphic design than photography. I offered my services to all my friends on Facebook for free, we'll see if anyone takes me up on that offer.

Here is some of the work I did for a local Zumba studio:

color logo
b&w logo
Post card - front
Post card - back
1/2 page ad
I have also completed my own company logo for Crenshaw Images. It is also at the top of the page.
My logo
I hope that I can get off the ground with this. I really want to start my own company. Wish me luck!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

More Pictures

Don't have much to say about these. I didn't even bother with Photoshop on these, just used Lightroom. I am just glad that my internet FINALLY came back online.

like the depth of field here
nice soft feel
the sky really looked this nice today
same sky different color...weird
under my chair
I may post more later.