All images © Jeffrey Smith

Boat Week and more

Fun with strobes

Had a blast shooting Dennis Julio's 1964 Chevrolet Impala last week for a preview story on the Port Huron cruise night. Took it as an opportunity to play around with remote strobes, which I haven't done in quite a while.

Back to it

Trying to get back in the groove of blogging regularly again. I haven't posted anything since I started at the Times Herald last year, but here we go. Some of my favorite images from the last month or so.

An aerial view of the Blue Water Bridge May 17, 2014.

Emily Johnson, 8, of Richmond, wears a headset and looks out the window of a Cessna before taking off during the Experimental Aircraft Association's Learn to Fly day May 17, 2014 at the St. Clair County International Airport.

Pilot Skipper Steffens of Casco Township flies his Cessna during the Experimental Aircraft Association's Learn to Fly day May 17, 2014 at the St. Clair County International Airport.

Pilot Melinda Beaudry of Oxford looks out the window while flying her Piper Cherokee during the Experimental Aircraft Association's Learn to Fly day May 17, 2014 at the St. Clair County International Airport.

Port Huron junior Nick Pierce competes in the 800 meter relay during a track meet May 23, 2014 at Marysville High School.

A Cros-Lex runner is tagged out at home during a softball game May 29, 2014 at St. Clair High School.

Capac's Mikaela Parski cheers from the dugout during a district softball game May 30, 2014 in Sandusky.

Capac's Dayna Ball, center, celebrates with teammates after getting the game-winning hit during a district softball game May 30, 2014 in Sandusky.

Marine City's Madison McConnell practices swinging while on deck during a Division 2 district softball game May 31, 2014 at Marysville High School.

St. Clair's Miranda Greig tags out Marine City's Taylor Tope at home during a Division 2 district softball game May 31, 2014 at Marysville High School.

St. Clair's Avary Humes holds a trophy while listening in a post-game talk after beating Marine City in a Division 2 district softball game May 31, 2014 at Marysville High School.

Taylor Humphrey laughs as Mallory Jackson check her hat in a mirror during the Port Huron Northern High School commencement ceremony June 3, 2014 at McMorran Arena.

Croswell-Lexington's Austin Carter concentrates before taking a putt June 4, 2014 at Huron Shores Golf Club in Port Sanilac.

Croswell-Lexington's Austin Carter tees off, as seen through tree branches, June 4, 2014 at Huron Shores Golf Club in Port Sanilac.

Fort Gratiot Nationals player Jordan Cervini keeps his eyes on the action from the dugout during a 10U Little League game June 4, 2014 at Fort Gratiot Middle School.

Kyle Avery tosses a ball in the air between drills during practice June 5, 2014 at Yale High School.

Yale players take a break and play a game tossing a ball in the air during practice June 5, 2014 at Yale High School.

Richmond's Dillon McInerny concentrates before stepping to the plate during a Division 2 regional baseball game June 7, 2014 at Richmond High School.

Mr. Jeffrey Woodward, an electronic music artist from Detroit, performs during the Pine Groove electronic music festival June 7, 2014 at Pine Grove Park in Port Huron.

Seventh grade students Josh Leverenz, 13, Savannah Fox, 12, and Noah Diem, 13, climb a tree while they take a break during the Landmark Academy annual bike tour June 10, 2014 along the Wadhams-Avoca trail in Avoca.

The Gasoline Gypsies' guitarist Rob Schweihofer, left, drummer Joe Makowski, and bassist Steve Briere play during a practice session June 11, 2014 in Jeddo. The Port Huron Band will be holding an album release party Saturday, June 14 at Lynch's Irish Tavern.

Second-grade students lie on their backs on a rug and laugh as they watch a Disney movie projected on the white board during the last day of school June 13, 2014 at Cleveland Elementary School in Port Huron. Students will return to classrooms on July 14, as the school adopts a year-round schedule.

Betty Weatherspoon, a K-2 writing specialist, gives first-grade student Noah Henry, 8, a hug after he won the class spelling bee during the last day of school June 13, 2014 at Cleveland Elementary School in Port Huron. Students will return to classrooms on July 14, as the school adopts a year-round schedule.

Parents Cassie Livingston, left, and Monique Lofton, hug teachers Dawn Schweihofer and Kathy Cilluffo in a hallway during the last day of school June 13, 2014 at Cleveland Elementary School in Port Huron. Students will return to classrooms on July 14, as the school adopts a year-round schedule.

Richmond players walk off the field before a Division 2 state championship baseball game June 14, 2014 at McLane Stadium in East Lansing. Mount Pleasant won 7-2.

Members of the Port Huron Fire Department investigate an electrical fire that started in a transformer June 17, 2014 at 330 Superior Mall in downtown Port Huron.

Edna Sasseen of Kimball Township holds her dog, Princess Edelweis, adorned in a sparkling white dress, during Bark for Life June 21, 2014 at East China Township Park. Proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society. "I take her to nursing homes, and she does little tricks, like a twirl," Sasseen said.

Members of the Cowdry family stand on the front sidewalk of their new home while they talk June 19, 2014 in the 1700 block of Gillett Street in Port Huron. The Cowdry's chose to buy a house in Port Huron due to affordable neighborhoods and the school system.

Kitty Cowdry peers around a corner while checking out her new home with her parents, Mary and Dale Pederson, right, June 19, 2014 in the 1700 block of Gillett Street in Port Huron.

Kitty Cowdry looks out a window of the second floor of her new home June 19, 2014 in the 1700 block of Gillett Street in Port Huron.

Harry Burgess, the previous homeowner, left, shows Mary and Dale Pederson the backyard of the new house June 19, 2014 in the 1700 block of Gillett Street in Port Huron.

Megan Cowdry, 7, holds a pink stuffed rabbit while walking down the stairs of her new home June 19, 2014 in the 1700 block of Gillett Street in Port Huron. The Cowdry's chose to buy a house in Port Huron due to affordable neighborhoods and the school system.

Anthony Cowdry, 9, rests his head on his father Rob's stomach after they looked at their new home June 19, 2014 in the 1700 block of Gillett Street in Port Huron.