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Lightning Downtown Under an Overpass

One night, Jen and I set out to photograph some Louisville scenery and it started to rain. It was a really warm rainy summer night and the lightning quickly followed. One of the biggest challenged as a photographer is to capture a high dynamic range of color and light AND lightning at the same time (I assure you). All and all I think downtown Louisville, KY looks pretty good under the River Rd overpass in the middle of a thunderstorm. You tell me what YOU think:)

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Fishermans Sunset at the Falls of the Ohio

This is one of the first HDR images I ever completed. It was a random outing with friends and this beautiful sunset came over the Falls of the Ohio and Fossil Beds. The people fishing here were having a great time – you could hear them laughing from the distance between us and it was one of those “I need to take this shot” moments.

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21c Avian Rooftop

This is the roof of the museum/hotel 21C in downtown Louisville, Ky. This is the neighboring corner of 21c and Proof. The gimmick of 21c is that they leave these 3 foot red Penguins in random places – you may find a penguin in your shower one day, in your bed the next, or in some random spot just peeking out at you.

If you haven’t seen 21c I suggest you visit it. It’s located at 700 West Main Street Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 217-6300. Just visit it for it’s museum/art galleries within the hotel. I’ve taken several people in my spare time as well as some of the engagement couples I’ve taken pre-wedding. Everyone loves the place. And if you’ve visited before, but have yet to do so again – do so again!! The art gallery/museum rotates it’s pieces once every month or couple of months. There’s something new to see almost every time you visit.

21C Penguin Rooftop

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Jaykub Douglas in O’Sheas Cellar

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Jaykub Douglas in O'sheas Cellar

502Photos traveled down to O’sheas on main street in Louisville for a live show of Jaykub Douglas. One image we captured down in ‘The Cellar’ is this panoramic expressing the atmosphere while they played songs from their newest CD ‘The Baggage Claim’. The feel of the show, crowd, & music was flowing through-out the room. So, I used photoshop to create this photograph into a color sketch to emphasize the music flowing into the ears of their fans.

You can add Jaykub Douglas on Facebook & check out some of the music here:

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Jaykub Douglas is on the radio 91.9 WFPK Louisville.

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Kifle & Freweini

Kifle & Freweini had one of those weddings that wasn’t just a wedding – it was a celebration throughout. When I first met with Kifle and first asked him if there were anything we needed to know that was special to their day “..or is it just a normal wedding?” He replied, “Just a normal wedding.” From the moment you walked in the door – everyone was smiling, dancing, playing, laughing, and just rejoicing! Their son, Ethan, was a non-stop smiler!!! I can’t speak for all Ethiopian families, but in Kifle and Freweini’s, the culture and love runs deep. You can see from the photos below that sometimes a wedding is a vibrant, cultural, spirited celebration – during the ceremony everyone sang and the groomsmen played drums while the Bride and Groom were crowned King and Queen. During the reception they danced in a huge circle introduced by the men wearing their guardsmans attire and weilding swords that looked older than anything we’ve ever touched, passed down from generation to generation for what looked like hundreds of years. The music, the styles, the food – it was all different… we were treated to spicy foods that everyone ate with their hands (only ‘guests’ ate with their utensils, haha), spices were mixed together with a vegetable broth and sopped up by the bread they made for the occassion, and we were treated to a bottle T’ej (it’s an alcohol made from fermenting honey). All and all this wedding was the most unique I’ve ever attended and I’d wish Kifle and Freweini’s kind of happiness onto anyone!

Kifle & Freweini Kiss in Irquois

Kifle & Freweini Kiss in Irquois

Jeremy & Mina Schnelling » 502Photos - December 1, 2011 - 1:10 pm

[…] The coolest part to me was their “engagement session” – what we did was substitute their typical engagement session for a Persian wedding, called a Sofreh, that they did as a pre-ceremony to their actual ceremony. What this involves is a setting of Flowers, Eggs, Esfand, Cookies, Candles, Bread and Cheese, Honey and Sweet, etc. (it’s a very large setting that actually took up Minas parents entire living room). Mina and Jeremy huddled under a fabric held by family and were sprinkled with sugar.. they recited vows and became married by the Persian culture. As a wedding photographer, it’s very neat to see all of the customs of other cultures – the celebration of wedding is a beautiful thing. Our friends Kifle and Freweini also had a beautiful cultural wedding that you canView Here […]

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