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Taking a break!
December 10, 2009, 2:50 pm
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I haven’t posted anything new recently for a few reasons:

1.  It’s Christmas so I’ve got lots to do.

2.  I still have a “real” job.

3.  The only photos I’ve been taking have been for ad campaigns, photos of my own family, and photos for a friend’s non-profit promotions that can’t be published yet. 

But I’ve been busy with some behind-the-scenes projects like:

1.  Planning my winter vacation to Utah.  Yea!

2.  Planning my spring trip to Photoshop World.  Yippee!

3. Trying to find a print shop to tie into my website for easy ordering.  Sigh…keep you fingers crossed on this one. 

Until I have some fun new portraits to post, enjoy some old Pensacola images!



These are a few of my favorite…
October 15, 2009, 4:42 pm
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…places!  I recently pulled together a collection of my favorite location photos for a project.  Luckily, most of my favorite place pictures were taken right here in Pensacola.  Thank heavens I like my adopted hometown so much. 

Pensacola Beach Pier at night

Pensacola Beach Pier at night

I’ve been fortunate enough to travel to some great places – usually with the intention of taking tons of sightseeing pictures.  But my favorite shots are always the details and the people that make a location unique.  For instance, this woman I met in a village in Macedonia.  She was just baking bread in a traditional outdoor oven.  Nothing unusual for her, but not something you’d come across in Florida.  So it became my ideal Macedonia photo (and one of my all-time favorites).

Baking bread

Baking bread

And sometimes, my favorite shots of a trip are a little more grandiose than an old woman baking bread.  This one, from a trip to Russia a few years ago, slipped by unnoticed in my Lightroom gallery until recently.  I don’t know why I never picked it as a favorite on prior glances, but it’s grown on me.

Ceiling in the Church of the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

Ceiling in the Church of the Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

I’m always searching for new “favorite places” so if you’ve got suggestions, post them to me…especially if they’re in driving distance of Pensacola!  See more Favorite Places at www.mlchapman.com/places/gallery.html.