Monday, September 14, 2009

Firefighter


With all the fires we have here in California, especially here in SoCal, we learn to appreciate the many firemen that risk their lives to fight these fires and save homes. We came close to losing a house in Running Springs several years. We were thrilled to get a chance to do a portrait of a firefighter. Larry

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Black and White Hollywood Shoot








Yes, Larry and I had so much fun doing the Old Hollywood thing. We had 2 awesome models that day. Christelle and Mladenka. Wow.. what fun. I did up some of the images I shot and I thought I would also share them with you. We also photographed them conventionally. I am enclosing one of each of my favorite of those too. I've been into black and white's these days. I also love doing High Key and toning my images. Here's what I have to share. As always if you would like to see more of our work you can check us out at www.eastvalephotography.com Hugs, Susan

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Black and White Hollywood Shots




I,ve always enjoyed the look in the old Hollywood pictures of the 30's and 40's. In those days, all the lighting was done with hot sudio type shots, long before the modern flash strobes of today. Recently I have been trying to get that look in some of my model shots. Here are some of my efforts.
Larry

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Kitties need a home!!

Well these darling kittens found a home.. Susan

Monday, June 29, 2009

We recently went on a trip to San Francisco.




I totally love SF. Larry and I went there for our honeymoon so whenever we get a chance to go there it's really special. San Francisco this time was extra special as it's the first time I went as a photographer. Here are a few of the photos I took.. I od'd on pics. :) Susan

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Wow.. what a weekend Memorial Day turned out to be!!




We went to Mono Lake, Bodie and a quick trip to Yosemite. What fun. I still can't walk.. tooo sore.
I have a few pics of Mono done. I have too many obligations at this point to work on any more pics.
Sorry. I'll post more later.

Hugs and smooches.. Susan out...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Puppies.. they are so much fun! Check out The Linkster...








Here is Dana's new puppy. He's 8 weeks old. His name is Link. It's he cute as cute can be!

Check this cutie out.. I swear he smiled for the camera!! Isn't he darling??

Working with him helped with our sorrow of loosing our Suzie Dog. She went to heaven on thursday this week. She was a wonderful girl and I'm going to miss her so much.
I love her.
Susan. hugs... signing out.. xoxoxoxox

Susan signing out.. Hugs....

Thursday, April 30, 2009

There's a New Cowles.. Seleta




Check her out.. cute as can be.. Oh can I say... Grandma is lookin for clothes for me.. please email her. Thanks,

Seleta

Standing In The Santa Ana River Gettin Wet!







Oh what a way to go!! I wanna do it again and again!! Here's some photos from the Cowboy shoot.
oh btw.. yes I did get wet! I was knee deep in water!! There was about 3 inches of sand in my shoes when i got to my car. I'm going again on Sunday.. wow what a treat!
Susan signing off.. hugs and kisses..

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Actions.. They make your life easier a photographer...





Actions.. I've used a few. :) I stumbled across a wonderful set of actions from this great company. I highly recommend them Here's the link. http://www.pencilpixels.com/ This company has some of the coolest action I've found. They are so easy to use and the owners of the company really nice.
Drew, one of the owners, will go out of his way to make sure you know how to work with the actions. They will even let you send them a picture before you buy the action and will send you a sample of what it will look like with the action run on it. Now that's customer service!!
Check out some of the things I've done with their actions. One thing I've learned is you can adjust blending modes and also opacity and it will give you a different look. Check them out!

Susan Signing out...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

San Miguel de allende, Mexico










San Miguel has got to be one of my favorite places I've ever been on vacation. There are so many things to photograph. We stayed at a wonderful bed & breakfast. Our room was lovely. It was just a short walk (straight up a hill of course) to the center of town.

I'll be posting some of my favorite images from my trip. We did so many wonderful things when we went there. We went on a Photographic tour with Dan Sniffen and John Barclay. Wow 2 great Guys to go with. I highly recommend them if you are looking to go on a photo tour with someone. They are top notch!!

We went to a mining town that was in ruins called Posoz. We went to a Burro Festival.. too funny! (private tours) and we went to Guanajuato. Guanajuato is another city that has homes painted every color of the rainbow. I will make sure I show you some of those photos. The outlook at sunset is rated in the top 10 of the world to photograph.
San Miguel is a wonderful quaint city. Very old and the streets are totally cobble stones and stones and very very narrow. Bring your good walking shoes! But, don't over pack your clothes as you can get them laundered for 25 pesos.. (about $2) for a whole armload of clothes you can carry down there. Washed and ironed and back to you by 6pm. So next time I know.. half a suitcase for clothes and half to bring back goodies! Well here are some of the images that are my favorite. I'll add to them from time to time. Susan signing off. Hugs x0x

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bison... They Were Everywhere!!











OM Goodness!! Did I have fun when I went to Antelope Island in Utah. It's located in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. Here's a few of the images I got. Bison, Meadowlark and Pronghorn Antelope.
oh and other birds too! So much fun. I came home exhausted and happy!! I'll add more pics as I got thru the 3,700 Images I took!!!

Susan Signing off!

Monday, April 13, 2009





Here's a few of my Prado Images.... See above.. Susan..

Civil War at Prado




We,ve shared in the past that we enjoy going to and photographing the civil war reenactments. The one I enjoy the most is the one held in Chino at Prado Park. The park is large so there is a lot of room to spread out. Also being a little bit in the country side with hills in the background, you can get some very nice battle scenes without cars and houses in the background. The area used as a battleground is rolling hills with some nice fences. If you ever go, you will see as you come into the camps, the North is always in the front. You can get so involved with everything that is going on and to photograph, you forget to go back to the Southern camps. they should consider switching it up from year to year.