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    Wedding Rings and Baby Toes.

    Wedding Rings and Baby Toes., a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. I had a photo shoot with a couple I will be shooting for their wedding. We decided to incorporate their engagement pictures with the a family shoot and go over the details of the wedding all in a couple of hours. I’m so lucky to do what I do. I get to meet some of the neatest people and this couple was so much fun. The kids are going to be models. They MUST become models! Before my photo shoot I did a 5k race downtown. I knew a half mile into it that I had made…

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    You Catching This?

    ,, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. He happily agreed to let me take pictures today because I said I needed it for homework I was doing for my photography class. As I switched lens he asked me why and I explained to him depth of field and f/stops. He didn’t really care much as he was too busy snapping a branch in half. About six months ago I tried taking his picture and he was a grump about it, hiding behind something and being coy. Today was a complete change and I was afraid to make any sudden movements or he would switch off his smile and…

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    Upgrading…always.

    First picture with my wireless remote!, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. I joined an online photography group. Knowing myself I figured I would add them, find some cool, secret location shots and then put them on ‘hide from newsfeed’ and forget I was even on the group in the first place. What I didn’t expect was to become friends with these people and for them to teach me so much. I know photography, but these guys have so much knowledge about things I didn’t even think was important…or that it was even an aspect to photography. Now I am excited when I see a new post and…

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    my first camera…and my baby

    my first camera…and my baby, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. I took Alyx out a month ago and did her pictures for her. This weekend it was Shea’s turn. We had planned this total whimsy shoot, but we were limited on time and every place near was yellow and dead. We gave up on the idea and decided to just try to get as many pictures we could and try again when the surroundings matched the idea we had in imagined. Regardless of the time restraint and the craptastic surroundings we had a good time. I love September 1st. It’s the doorway to the next season and…

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    Old Hwy 40

    Old Hwy 40, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. I quit smoking. Those are 3 words I wasn’t sure I would ever want to say because I usually go back and then feel like a dumb ass for saying I quit. This time, I can say I quit. Lester and his daughter had this deal to quit smoking together. I knew it would be easier for his daughter because she smoked about 3 a day and he smoked a whole pack and had been smoking for years. Lester and I tried to quit last year when I first moved in and then the skunk died under the house…

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    remember me.

    DSC_6925, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. With Kara in town for her summer visit we have been spending a lot of time going places and trying to make as many memories as we can pack into a month. Each road trip we have been on has had a soundtrack and I know whenever I hear a certain song now I will hear my kids singing it from the backseat and think about where we were going that day. Yesterday on our way to San Francisco we had the music going and Usher’s ‘Yeah’ came on and it has been in my top 20 favorite songs since it…

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    Falling Apart…

    DSC_6627, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. My camera just got back from Nikon the other day and it has a 90 day on the repair and I needed to get it out and use the hell out of it with all my lenses. With a full tank of gas I headed out to a local quarry. I was pretty sure I had been there and when I pulled up I was sure of it. I kept driving until I found something I liked. The road kept going and going and I decided to always go left and see where I end up. Lost was where I was…

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    Where it grows…

    IMAG2711, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. Out of the blue a couple of weeks ago we decided to do a little hike. It was actually one of those really good days in the middle of some rough ones. (quitting smoking). The hike turned into a bit of rock climbing and on the way back as I was scrambling down a rock the size of a parking lot, I noticed this. It always amazes me where things can grow and thrive. I had to stop and get a shot of it to remind me that some of the most beautiful things can grow despite the harsh conditions.

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    Moo-AH!

    IMAG2626, a photo by Random and Odd on Flickr. It was another year of volunteering for Western States 100 mile endurance run at the Foresthill aid station. I was pretty sure that nothing could beat last year, but this year was even better! Kara came with me and she just kept making me smile with such pride. She jumped right in as we unloaded the moving van, she put up barrier cones, 6 pop up tents, food, stations, tables. She was an animal. I was given the job of being head of drop bags and crew station. Since Kara was a last minute add she was going to just jump…