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Welcome to my site!

Thank you for coming to del Rio foto and visiting the site of Bobby Arellano, Photographer. I am a lifestyle and event photographer located in Richmond, VA and serving the nation!.

I believe in capturing memories in a natural, non-posed state with the clarity and brilliance that creates a lasting impression. The world around is ultimately more interesting than anything that could be staged

This blog is a running journal of my life and features images I have shot and processed. I hope you will find that my style captures the essence of the subject - no boring images here! Feel free to contact me to book a session or just to talk photography.

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Finn, Child Model

Baby S.

I was asked to photograph this beautiful baby recently. Although it was an overcast day and natural lighting was a challenge this gorgeous toddler made it all worthwhile. AND, the family dog had to be involved!

Wingsuite Base Jumping….

Ok, so this isn’t for normal adrenaline junkies.  This is taking it one step further – but dang, it just looks like fun!

Snow Leopard – Woes of my Geekiness.

I think I was snowed….I purchased a five pack of Snow Leopard licenses. We have three Macs in the house and I always am attempting a hackintosh project or two.

I did the upgrade option. Not good. On either Macbook Pro or the MacPro. I began having difficulty running programs and even RE-installing programs. I gave up and wiped out hard drives and re-installed.

Of course everything works like a charm. As it should because I basically have a brand new computer now. AND I was forced into using Photoshop CS4 and giving up my old friend CS3…..I was sooo familiar with CS3. CS4 has a difference UI and new functionality. I don’t think it will take me long but it will take me a bit to review tutorials and vids about CS4′s new features….oh well. Its all in the name of Geekitude…

Bono,,,,Rockstar….

Mr. Bono aka Rockstar aka Bonehead was able to take in his first Virginia morning. Ireland du Hameau Saint Blaise, also known as Bono, puttered around, picked up pinecones, chewed on some grass, and ran around like a nut job. He did stay still long enough for me to shoot some pics using my buttah-flavahed 50mm f one dot. His long trip from Belgium didn’t seem to have phased him one bit.

Didn’t take as many liberties with post processing – I love how the 50 shoots so I left well enough alone. Lots of interesting depth of field layers throughout the images. I’ve picked [initially] a small group of shots that I liked.

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Will C: Four More and a Slideshow

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First Peek: Will C., Senior Shoot

Will is a rising senior in the Richmond area.  He recently was offered an athletic scholarship to play baseball at the next level!  Congrats and enjoy the early peeks at the shoot shots.

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Dan the Man – Yamaha

Took some time the other afternoon to shoot a friend’s bike.  It was muggy and very sunny but the clouds cooperated by giving me natural soft box just when I needed it.

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Post Processing, Again

This is an image I shot a few months ago. I sometimes forget how as adults, we push our kids into situations in which they become warriors – even if its just for an hour or two.

This image still catches my eye and I decided to keep to my initial processing steps with just a bit of an adjustment.

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and the first processing image I posted

Post processing testing

Found an old photo [ok, not so old - its from this year] and tried some alternative post processing techniques in Photoshop CS4.
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Play Ball, Part Deux

The balance of the shoot picks/pics from Sunday’s baseball game

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Baseball on a Sunday Afternoon

My friend Mark asked me to photograph his son today.  Weather was great, action good, and I was able to bring out the Bigma [50-500mm] to shoot.

More to come!

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Today’s Randomness

Today was a tough day.  I was ready to go, feeling very inspired, and in true belief that today would be a good shooting day……Not so much, I think.  But here’s what came out of my day.

Location:  Wakefield, VA

Notes:  One abondoned factory, a small cemetary, and an antique and curio store…..

Evidence of tragedy

Evidence of tragedy

Burned out factor

Burned out factor

Abandoned house

Abandoned house

Crank and gears

Crank and gears

Gears and things

Gears and things

Rusty crusty

Rusty crusty

Flores

Flores

Mr. Fox

Mr. Fox

Lawn statue

Lawn statue

Oil tank

Oil tank

Storefront

Storefront

Garage to the store

Garage to the store

Door to the store

Door to the store

Church storefront

Church storefront

Statue on a grave

Statue on a grave

Cemetary shot

Cemetary shot

Protected: Mr. W has fun at the dog show

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Picture on a Bridge

I drove home today from an event. Ok, I’ll admit it was a dog show and my puppy was entered. I was driving the 2 hours back and forth each day to take care of the dogs at home while Angela was at the hotel near the show site.

Driving home, the blasted GPS took me on some crazy route. I stopped to take these two shots on a low bridge over a swamp area. I didn’t know if I would get anything good due to the overcast skies and the overabundance of greenery…..
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Ultimate Air Dogs

I went down to Brown’s Island [Richmond, VA] to photograph a ‘dock diving’ event. If you are not familiar with this, a handler and a dog are part of a team in which the dog attempts to leap as far out into a body of water as possible. The handler, often the owner, uses a variety of toys to get the most length out of his dog’s jump as possible. This event is run by Ultimate Air Dogs in conjunction with the United Kennel Club. The owner of the business, Milt Wilcox, also owns a Belgian Malinois [click to my doggy site].

Here are a few of my favorite pics – don’t forget to play the slideshow down below. Video on YouTube courtesy of Animoto.com

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Virginia Tribe Music Video

Virginia Tribe Slideshow

I’m finally back from vacation and I’m currently rendering the music video for the baseball team.  As a matter of course, the same images that I used for the music video can be used for the slideshow. I used a different song because the pace of the slideshow tends to be slower than the music vid.

Punch and Judy…..really…..

While on vacation, I was able to photograph two beautiful Belgian Tervuren. Their names? Punch and Judy of course.
I picked a few to process quickly and the rest can be found in the eStore

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Last Images of Vacation

Dancing the day away

Dancing the day away


Dancing Fool

Dancing Fool

Crooked Street

Crooked Street


Lombard Street View

Top of Lombard

 

Choco Delight!

Choco Delight!

Choco Windows

Choco Windows

Emblem

Emblem

Fontana de Arboles

Fontana de Arboles

 

Dali, dally, dilly

Dali, dally, dilly

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

Holocaust Memorial

 

Friends

Friends