Photos of the Day - 12/31/09 - A Year in Pictures

It's been a photographic year, indeed. Families, seniors, weddings, trips to Italy and Germany, magazine covers and the everyday click of the shutter. Without a doubt, I've seen most of 2009 through glass—in the best possible way.

I hope your 2009 was excellent, and here's to an even better 2010. Keep your lens clean and your eyes open.


Photo of the Day 12/15/09 - Boys Will Be Boys

This is Patrick. He's a special boy. Special to me for various reasons. He can beat me in pretty much any video game at 4. He's a fellow Dolphins fan, who faithfully cheers on Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams every week (he's convinced that every play should be Ronnie throwing to Ricky from the wildcat offense—yes, he knows what the wildcat is. He's a far more consistent and level-headed golfer than I am. He's one of my godsons; he's also the definition of "awesome." Why? Because I say so, of course. Patrick's got a new little brother, Grayson, over which he's protective and loving. He's pretty proud of his brother, who arrived 7 weeks early in good health but couldn't come home for a while.
These are from a recent and annual family photo shoot. I really love the series of photos together, and I daresay this is my favorite composition of the year. Patrick is old enough now to know what's going on, what Uncle Bob is doing and why the camera's out. He's also infinitely curious about everything ... "what's that for?" and "can I turn the light on?" He's a helper. He's my buddy. Love this guy. Hey, who wouldn't?

Photo of the Day 12/08/09 - A Face in the Crowd

Before all of this ever went down
in another place, another town,
you were just a face in the crowd
out in the street, walking around
A face in the crowd
- Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
This is Maggie. She's a dear friend who traveled along with us to Italy this last spring. This is just Maggie relaxing at an outdoor cafe, claiming that she doesn't photograph well. She's crazy, that Maggie. Don't you agree?