Travis Isaacs

Father of two. Fitness & food junkie. Co-founder of Front Desk. Creator of Keynote Kung-Fu. Grapevine, TX.

2011 In Photos

11 Jan 2012

This post is ancient history. My apologies for any dead links or broken images.

It sounds trite, but 2011 seemed to have flown by. Every year life seems to move a little faster than the year before.

At first glance, my photography seemed to have taken a back seat this year. That is until I considered two notable changes in my habits as compared to the past:

January

Celeste.

My weapon of choice—a 2008 Bianchi 928 C2C. Likely the only Italian-made form of transportation that I’ll ever own.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 40mm • f/6.3

Why didnt I think of this sooner?

Home office—2011. 13″ MacBook Air is driving the 30″ Cinema display and the iPad is connected via AirDisplay.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 28mm • f/4.0

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Camille officially enters todlerhood

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2400
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 82mm • f/4.0

Big girl in a big girl bed

A big girl in a big girl bed

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.6

Camille looking at the turtle

Camille, fascinated by the sea turtles at the Ft. Worth Zoo.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/250
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/4.0

The other side of the tracks (is actually pretty okay).

February

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The swing set always brings a smile to Audrey’s face.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/4.0

Audrey, Alicia, and Emma

Audrey and her best friends, Alicia & Emma.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/800
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 28mm • f/4.0

King of the jungle.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/4.0

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Be my Valentine!

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 28mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Burin

Burin

  • 5D Mark II • ISO4000 • 1/40
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Kathleen

Kathleen

  • 5D Mark II • ISO4000 • 1/15
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

The angel

Snow day in Texas!

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/640
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 99mm • f/4.0

Camille approves of the snow

Camille’s first snow day.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/1250
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 70mm • f/4.0

Audreys first snow angel

An angel.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2500
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 32mm • f/4.0

March

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Spring has sprung in Texas.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 40mm • f/6.3
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • E-TTL

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Camille at the Dallas Arboretum.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/1000
  • 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS • 70mm • f/2.8

Dave, Jacob, adn Dustin @ Barton Springs

Dave, Jacob, and Dustin at Barton Springs during SXSW Interactive. These guys made my trip.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/320
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/5.6

Ashley @ Halcyon

Ashley @ Halcyon.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/320
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 70mm • f/5.0

The excitement could no longer be contained

OMGOMGOMGOMG

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2500
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

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Camille getting in on the swinging fun.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/2000
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

April

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Joy and Charlie achieved their dream of owning a house on Lake Fork. They get to see this anytime they want.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 20s
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/8.0

The warriors

Dustin, Lindsay and I ran in this year’s Warrior Dash—dubbed as “3 miles of hell.” I’ve never, ever done anything like this in my life. I’m happy to report that I’m not dead. Last shirtless picture, I promise.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/800
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 50mm • f/5.6

My sweetness

Gretel.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 55mm • f/4.0

May

Camille on the beach

Camille on “pappy’s beach” at Lake Fork.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 1/200
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/9.0

Odd

The Oddfellows—A favorite spot for delicious Americano.

Thats my kid.

Filed Under: Save for Audrey’s graduation

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Out and about with my Girls

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/5.6

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Out and about with my Girls

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/5.6

Whiterock

White Rock Lake

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Camille, my Mom, and Audrey enjoying a gorgeous spring day at the Dallas Arboretum.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/200
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/8.0

These lily pads caught my eye as we were walking through the Arboretum. I’m quite happy how this photo turned out.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/3200
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2.2

Chuck

“Daddy’s shoes”

S4.

Driving an Audi S4 as a service loaner for a week did not suck.

My girls have a great mom.

My girls have a great mom.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/160
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/7.1

June

Audi A8L

A proper gentleman’s car.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0

Dave

David in Sarasota

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/500
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.8

We had to document this

This is exactly how I imagined what taking my girls to the beach would be like. I’m saving this memory forever.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 1/640
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/8.0

Enjoying the sun

Enjoying the sun with Audrey in Anna Maria.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO100 • 1/1600
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0

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My wife and I took the girls and my niece Eva to Disney. This was the end to a long, hot, EPIC day. It’s truly greatest place on Earth.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/125
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 32mm • f/4.0

Audrey telling Cinderella that she loves her.

Audrey could barely contain her excitement when she met all of her favorite Disney Princess—Cinderella Belle, and Aurora.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/160
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0

Pooped.

After a long day at Disney.

The Magic Kingdom.

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Time and distance have caused my sister and I to grow apart over the years. I was glad to have the time together in Florida—I miss her very much.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

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All of the cousins—almost.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II &bull E-TTL

The many faces of cake

The many faces of cake.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

Us, again

Kristi and I enjoying the sunset.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/60
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/5.6

Audrey finally perked up

Poor Audrey spent most of the day sick. She perked up just enough to play before bed.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/5.6

Silly Camille enjoying the sunset.

Silly Camille enjoying the sunset.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/125
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/5.6

Self.

Self.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO3200 • 1/50
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.0

Were here!

David and Stefani joined us in Florida. The trip wouldn’t have been the same without them.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/500
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/8.0

July

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Dustin and I spoke to a packed house at Big Design 2011. This guy killed it.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/2.5

Her expression says it all

A yellow jelly bean. You’re joking, right?

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/7.1
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

Profile

Profile.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/7.1
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

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Threeeeee!

  • 5D Mark II • ISO200 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/7.1
  • 580EX II • 430EX II • Vivitar 285HV

The best part of my day.

Jacob leading a class on user experience. This also marks the day when I learned what a skeuomorphism is.

August

Bald Eagle at Lake Fork, TX

Bald Eagle at Lake Fork, TX.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/8000
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 105mm • f/4.0

Mr. Cypret

Jason, happy.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO6400 • 1/100
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

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This is possibly one of my favorite photos of the year. It could have been taken 30 years ago.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/160
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 88mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

A new man

A new man.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/500
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 65mm • f/4.0

will you hold me like a baby?

“Will you hold me like a baby?” My heart breaks thinking that someday she won’t want me to hold her anymore.

September

Belly laughs

Kelton and Audrey, belly laughing.

Current status

We enjoyed a pretty amazing day with the Brewers. Taken at the Dallas Arboretum.

I didn’t cry.

October

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Austin.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/125
  • 50mm f/1.4 • 50mm • f/1.4

Frost

Frost.

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There is only one Boone Sheridan, and I found him.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO2000 • 1/25
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0

Audrey doing her best impression of a pumpkin.

  • 5D Mark II
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS

Their mom made them dress up—secretly, I like it.

  • 5D Mark II
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS

The Askins invited us over for outdoor movie night. We watched The Great Pumpkin and ate mexican food. The girls had a blast.

“Halloween Helen” at Grapevine CrossFit. These people are almost a second family.

  • 5D Mark II
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS

November

Improving Vegas

The most amazing group of friends and colleagues that one could ask for.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/25
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 45mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

The fresh princes

Thug Life.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/5.6
  • 580EX II • E-TTL

They stopped for a photo

Dave, Dustin, Jason, Stephen, and I rented a Lotus Elise and a Porsche 911 for the day and high-tailed it to the Valley of Fire. The laws of physics were challenged that day.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/160
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 55mm • f/11.0

One more blast in the Elise.

One more blast in the Elise.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/100
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/9.0

Jason

Jason at the Valley of Fire

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/60
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/9.0

The Elise

It only looks cuddly.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1000 • 1/1600
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 24mm • f/4.0

Twinkle toes.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/100
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2.0

Dustin, Jason, and I dropped in at Las Vegas CrossFit while we were there. I forgot that I’d actually have to go out in public in my workout clothes.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO800 • 1/100
  • 85mm f/1.8 • 85mm • f/2.0

December

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Of all of the gifts that Audrey received for Christmas, I think she liked this jewelry box from my mom the most.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO400 • 1/80
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 55mm • f/4.0
  • 580EX II • 580EX II • 430EX II

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Tucker at war.

  • 5D Mark II • ISO1600 • 1/1000
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS • 100mm • f/4.0

This little girl is TWO now. Holy crap.

Pin the tail on custard.

  • 5D Mark II
  • 24-105mm f/4L IS
  • 580EX II • E-TTL