Our National Bird!

Monday morning greetings to one and all!!!!

I’ve had a few of my photography buddies getting out and shooting photos of the Bald Eagles along the Illinois and Mississippi rivers and for me personally, anything involving cold weather and photography probably isn’t the best combination!!! I thought I would give it the old college try and I got up to the Quad Cities (Iowa / Illinois) last weekend and tried to snag a couple of shots of the Bald Eagles along the Mississippi River.

It sure wasn’t a perfect blue sky day with lots of sun, so when given lemons, you make lemonade! The Bald Eagles are amazing and the first thing that you take from seeing them is just how darn big they are!!!! Here’s one of my snaps of these amazing birds in action!

Thanks as always for checking out my work and I hope that you have a wonderful week!!!!!

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Watchfire, PAD and the Cold!!!

Cloudy Monday morning greetings to all!

One of the hardest things that I have to do is shooting outside in the winter time! For me to get those great “Kevin May Blue”© sky days, I have to shoot when it’s bitterly cold because the clouds are all gone. Last week was no exception! I got a call from the very nice folks at Watchfire Signs in Danville, Il. and they had just finished making a brand new sign for the Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino here in East Peoria. They wanted to get some nice snaps of their sign in action. Here’s a couple from the day and at night and I can tell you that this puppy is bright!!!!!!!

I hope that you have a wonderful week as always and thanks for checking out my work!!!!


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I don’t like the cold!

MLK Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!

This week is one of those weeks that I just dread! The temps in Peoria for the highs will be in the mid teens and that’s never a good thing in my opinion! If there’s one good thing so far it’s that I don’t have a shoot outside this week and I’m not complaining!

I guess we’ll all just have to stay bundled up and inside this week like Maria was doing in this weeks snap!!!!

I hope that you have a great week and thanks as always for checking out my work!

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Wind Turbines in Central Illinois!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!

Things are starting to rock and roll this week with work and that’s a very good thing!!!!! I think that everyone this past week was getting back into the groove with cleaning up their desk and trying to shake off the Christmas vacation time away (for those of you that had time any like I did)!

One of things that I’m digging about Central Illinois is that we are becoming a really big area for the wind turbines that are producing electricity for us to use! Our friends in Iowa and Texas are really rocking with all of their stuff and I think we’re starting to catch up a bit! Some people don’t like them, but I do! I just love seeing them cranking along off in the distance! Here’s one of my snaps on a perfect Kevin May Blue Sky Day!!!!

Thanks as always for checking out my work and I hope that you have a great week as well!!!!!


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Grand Isle, La., Rt. 1 and 2011

Happy New Years greetings from back in Peoria!!!

I got back last night from a little R & R down in the Gulf Coast region and as always, it was great!!!! The only tough thing was coming back to temperatures in the 20’s when it was in the 60’s this past week! Oh well, maybe I need a road trip!!!!!

One of the fun little drives that we’ve gotten to do for a number of years now is Rt. 1 south of New Orleans along the cannel to Grand Isle, La. It’s a mix of small towns and a lot of fishing and shrimp boats along the way! It’s been interesting to see this area before and after Hurricane Katrina and things have been coming along pretty good since all of that five years ago. Here’s a series of snaps from the day spent on Rt. 1 down to Grand Isle, La.

It’s the start of 2011 and as always, I remain optimistic about business! This past year, business was up 33% and that was very encouraging considering that 2009 was my worst year ever in business! You always have to look for the silver lining in any cloud! The other interesting stat was that 85% of my work was outside of Central Illinois, so I spent a lot of time on the road as you’ve been able to tell from my promos this past year!!!!

I have no idea what’s going to happen this year or where those shoots will take me, but I’m ready to get started today!!!!

Thanks as always for being a part of my travels and promos and I hope that you’ve enjoyed seeing what I’ve been up to! Let’s all make 2011 a fantastic year!!!!!!


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