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July 16, 2011

Cool Fun in the Summer Sun

Took most of these photos while hanging out with Zac and Joshua at Discovery Green Park in Downtown Houston on July 2, 2011.

October 9, 2010

Discovery Green

Video that chronicles a people having good times on a typical sunny weekend afternoon at Discovery Green park in downtown Houston. I took the clips with my iPhone.

May 4, 2010

The Many Faces of Katie

Random collection of photos of the many moods and faces of cute, adorable, loveable Katie. To know her is to love her.

April 17, 2010

Faces 2

Faces are fascinating. Here’s a tapestry of photos I’ve taken at all 3 campuses of San Jacinto College that reveal a rich cultural diversity. The College is like a microcosm of the United States, the greatest nation in the world.

April 16, 2010

Faces

Faces are fascinating. Here’s a random collection of face photos I’ve taken, revealing a wide range of expressions.

October 11, 2009

Joshua & Zac – Random Pix

Collection of recent pix of Zac & Joshua.

September 21, 2009

Some of my favorite pix

A random collection of pix I’ve taken in recent years that rank as some of my personal favorites.

September 12, 2009

Summertime Fun

For Joshua and Zac, all the world is one big playground.

September 5, 2009

Oldies But Goodies 2

More pix from my archives of Zac, Joshua, and Katie when they were younger. If I had known grandchildren would be so much fun, then I would have had them before I had any children. I’ve got 3 good reasons to have a camera handy all the time. Crank up the volume & smile for a while.

August 17, 2009

Oldies But Goodies

Browsed through my archives to put together this collection of some of my favorite pix of my grandchildren when they were younger. I might be biased, but I think they are the cutest grandkids in the universe. Here’s a link to more pix in a photo gallery —

Cute Kids

April 3, 2009

Men of Action

Filed under: Family,Grandchildren,people,photography — rnvanya @ 4:17 am
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Two of my favorite photo subjects are my VERY active grandsons — Zac and Joshua. Took these 2 pix of the two “men of action” while they were running and jumping on rows of baled hay at Memom’s & Pawpaw Tex’s farm near Bellville. Here’s a link to a gallery that includes more pix of the 2 boys burning off lots of energy —

Men of Action

Joshua Robert Fuller Superhero to the Rescue

Joshua Robert Fuller Superhero to the Rescue

March 20, 2009

Zac is 9

Filed under: Birthdays,Family,Grandchildren,people,photography — rnvanya @ 3:34 am
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The boys are growing up way too fast! Friends & relatives recently gathered to celebrate Zac’s ninth birthday. Here are a few pix I took at the celebration. Zac’s birthday “cake” was a cupcake topped with a chocolate hot dog.

Zac smiles during the birthday song

Zac smiles during the birthday song

Blowing out the birthday candle

Blowing out the birthday candle

Water boys at play

Water boys at play

Water boys at play

Water boys at play

Zac makes a big splash

Zac makes a big splash

Here’s a link to a gallery of more pix from Zac’s birthday celebration —
Zac is 9

March 14, 2009

Mix of Recent Pix

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Hope you enjoy this mix of some of my recent photos, some taken at home, some at work, and some on the go.

March 5, 2009

Joshua is 7

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Friends & relatives gathered recently to celebrate the birthday of Joshua Robert Fuller.

Joshua blows out the birthday candle

Joshua blows out the birthday candle

Joshua liked his Lego gifts

Joshua liked his Lego gifts

Karina steals a kiss from her birthday boy

Karina steals a kiss from her birthday boy

Here’s a link to a photo gallery of more pix from Joshua’s birthday celebration —
Joshua turns 7

February 25, 2009

Favorite Recent Pix

This post will include some photos I’ve taken recently, along with some comments and/or technical info.

Tiny Dancer

Tiny Dancer

I intentionally slowed the shutter speed and set the flash to “rear sync” for the photo above in order to accentuate the movement of the little girl, who was dancing all by herself on the dance floor.

Rocking Out

Rocking Out

I really like the special effects look of the photo above, which features 3 musicians rocking out at an event I covered on a freelance job. Problem is, I achieved this special effect strictly by accident and I have no idea how to duplicate it. I was firing off pix in rapid succession, and the camera actually malfunctioned on this photo, producing an image that was underexposed, with a very surreal looking white balance, and with the barrel of the lens showing (which is not natural). If I could ever figure out how to duplicate this effect, then I would set it up on my camera in such a way so that I could repeat it as desired.

Belting it Out

Belting it Out

Belting it Out 2

Belting it Out 2

Belting it Out 3

Belting it Out 3

The next three photos were taken at the same freelance job in Marco Island, Florida, when the band was performing at a banquet following a seminar presented by Wealth Masters International.

The band was playing some very upbeat, vintage rock and roll, and they were ON FIRE! So, to give the pix of the lead singer a dramatic, fiery effect, I slowed the shutter speed way down (to nearly 1 second), and set the flash on rear sync, and also intentionally shook the camera as I snapped the pix. The idea was to make the flash freeze the action of the subject, while allowing the theatrical lighting to blur around the subject. The third photo of the series in particular looks as though the singer is enveloped in flames. (Click on smaller pix for enlargement).

Water Boys

Water Boys

The next photo series features Joshua and Zac, who like to swim just as naturally as a duck takes to water. Can you believe, I snapped these pix using my very inexpensive, so-called “consumer” Phoenix 100mm lens ($120). These pix are every bit as sharp as pix taken with lenses that cost 10 times as much. (Click on smaller pix for enlargement). Here’s a link to more swimming photos —

Water Boys

Water Boys 2

Water Boys 2

Water Boys 3

Water Boys 3

Water Boys 4

Water Boys 4