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October 9, 2018 Live. Laugh. Autumn!

“Live.  Laugh.  Autumn” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I did a portrait/engagement session with a beautiful couple yesterday, and it was a delight. The leaves were approaching their peak autumn goodness, and it’s easy to work with young people in love! I’ll be filming an episode w [Read more...]

October 6, 2018 Red Comes First

“Red Comes First” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott Happy Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend! Typically our fall foliage peaks about this time, though this year the unseasonably warm summer means that the timeline might be pushed back a week or two. One thing you definitely learn over time, however, is that th [Read more...]

September 17, 2018 The Bokeh Monster

The Bokeh Monster © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott I recently reviewed a really incredible portrait lens – the Sigma 105mm f/1.4 ART. It’s huge, heavy, and fairly expensive, but what an amazing tool for portrait photographers. Lovely bokeh, amazing sharpness, and (in my tests) great autofocus. I loved us [Read more...]

August 6, 2018 The Dog Days of Summer

“The Dog Days of Summer”   © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott August is an interesting month. For some it is already “back to school”, but for others (like our kids), it represents the waning of summer and the impending “sentence” of school. It’s a time to fiercely seize [Read more...]

July 24, 2018 Companionship

“Companionship” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott One of the standout parts of summer is sitting on the dock, feet dangling in the water, watching the sun set in a beautiful blaze of color. Life is pretty sweet in those moments. It’s even better if you have your best friend along with you. [… [Read more...]

June 28, 2018 There’s Treasure Everywhere

There’s Treasure Everywhere © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott It’s been a while since I’ve cracked one of the books, but I’ve always been a fan of Bill Watterson’s Calvin and Hobbes comic strip that often tackled difficult issues of sociology, religion, and relationship through a unique [Read more...]

June 25, 2018 Passing Storms

“Passing Storms” © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott As early summer storms start to roll through our area, they leave in their wake some of the most  interesting light of the year along with frequently beautiful sunsets. I’m a big fan of the “scalloped” look in the sky in these kinds [Read more...]

May 10, 2018 Spring Shopping

Spring Shopping © 2018 Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott This little squirrel is out doing his spring shopping after a long winter. He and I stared at each other for a while as I took a number of photos. I used a combination of new things for this photo, including Sony’s new a73 (my […] [Read more...]