This crashed Beech C-45G sits just outside the Angel's Ladies Brothel on Route 95 in Beatty, NV. The plane went down on a sunny Saturday, May 28, 1977 while dropping skydivers out of the plane in a stunt put on by the former owner of Fran's Star Ranch & Brothel. She had a mattress in the center of a painted star in the parking lot and any skydiver who landed on the mattress would win his choice of ladies for a free evening's romp in the hay.
Apparently there was a strong crosswind that day that caught the pilot off guard and he crash landed the plane right there in the parking lot. Funny...
I had the good fortune of photographing physicist Dr. Brian Greene at the University of Nevada's College of Science Discover Science Lecture Series kickoff event Thursday, December 5, 2013. Now entering its third year, the Discover Science Lecture Series brings the leading scientists in their field on campus to give lectures; presenting their knowledge and engaging with the Reno community.
Renowned physicist, best-selling author and NOVA science-show host, Brian Greene presented his talk, "Why Science Matters," to the overflow crowd at the Redfield Auditorium in the Davidson Mathematics and Science...
I visited Washington, DC for the first time in late November. Our visit took us to Arlington National Cemetery where my cousin's son is laid to rest. USMC Sgt. Elisha Richard Parker was on his third tour of duty in Iraq. You can read more about him here: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/erparker.htm
There are several ways and styles of lighting to use when photographing women. There is the traditional butterfly lighting where the light produces a symmetrical butterfly shadow underneath the subject's nose. Loop lighting creates a small 'loop' shadow on the subject's cheek opposite from where the light is coming. Typically, this light is placed higher than the eyes and pointed anywhere between 30-45 degrees.
Split lighting does just what it says; splits the subject's face with half being lit and the other half in shadow. It can be a very dramatic look that evokes a sense of mystery or brooding....
Very excited about the new website. I've been working really hard; meeting new people around my community and making images of those experiences. The results are now up on my new website. Please take a moment and have a look around.