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Hi Everyone.

It’s great to be back. Assignments have been coming in fast and furious. So I haven’t been able to post as much as I would like.

One of the projects I just completed was for the Sheraton South Padre Island, Texas, Resort Hotel and Condominiums. (What a mouthful.)

One of the photographs commissioned was this one of the outside pool area showing the beach and Gulf of Mexico in the background. This photograph was taken early in the morning and as you can see it was a picture perfect day. Except, since we were shooting directly into the sun the camera saw the sky as almost pure white, because it was so bright. However, our eyes saw what you see here in this photograph, a beautiful blue sky with wispy clouds and deep blue water. (I wish I could have stayed a lot longer) So the challenge was to be able to show this wonderful view including the beautiful sky you see here. I accomplished this by using a special technique I have been working on. It allows for making two exposures, one for the foreground and one for the sky and then assembling them so that both are perfect. Sounds easy but in actuality it is a lot of work. But, the final result is well worth the effort. Especially when this is what you are selling.

I have done several projects for the Sheraton and working with them is always a pleasure. It is easy to see why they are the number one place to stay for pleasure or business when you are on South Padre Island. Their staff is very friendly and helpful. Even though I was cruising their hallways with assistants and tons of equipment they took it all in stride and were always there to lend a hand if needed.

Next time you are planning a vacation try SPI, Texas and the Sheraton. I know you’ll love it as much as I did.

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