Travel - 'Twas the Season

For me, with the holiday season comes travel.  I did manage to sneak in a few shots during the trip from Gainesville up to Rochester (I was very excited to be home for both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year).  Thanks for looking and here's to a great 2012!



I recently worked up some images for a competition with the theme "Ice."  I decided to go with self-portraits, which was an experience.  It turns out I have a LOT of bad angles.  Fortunately, out of the 400 that I took, I managed to have four or five that were acceptable after extensive photoshopping. :)  The interesting thing is that I don't think they actually look like me, which made them much easier to work on in post.

The first three have an ice texture that I made and overlaid to the images, the last one looked better without the overlay, but I still haven't decided exactly what to do with the background.  Now accepting suggestions :)



November in Rochester

I was very fortunate to head home for Thanksgiving this year and share the holiday with my parents and all of my siblings and their partners.  Needless to say, it was a full house. :)

We are people who enjoy going for walks and doing things outdoors, even if it is only 38 degrees out there.  The first few photos are from a walk up to the shore of Lake Ontario from our home.  The next batch is from the annual Turkey Trot, which our family participates in every year on Thanksgiving morning.  It conveniently starts between our house and the lakeshore, so we are able to walk up to the race and then walk home to a warm house and bloody marys afterwards.  :)

The last bunch of photos are from a park in our area that was renamed for my grandfather, Lucien Morin, who was the first County Executive in Monroe County and actually acquired about one third of all park lands in the county during his term.  It was the first time that most of us had visited the park.  If you're in Rochester area and would like to know where it is, just send me a note (kristin@kozelskyphoto.com) and I'll give you directions.  Yes, there were both an old, rusty car and a very cute niece in the park that day.


Sarah & James - The Weddin'

This wedding was definitely among the most fun weddings I've ever been to.  On top of that, Sarah and James are such sweet and caring people that it made for the perfect day.  We had some rain in the morning, which ultimately worked to our benefit: it wasn't too hot, the gardens were lush, the light was soft and glowing, and we had a good excuse to take a couple of cute shots with umbrellas. :)