Eighty Eight Hundred Horses!

Monday morning Illinois greetings to all!!!!

I have always love anything that has an engine, so you can imagine how much I love seeing a tractor with four engines in my studio last week!!!!! My friends at LG Seeds have sponsored Bret Berg and his “Moneymaker” tractor in the NTPA. If you’re not from the Midwest, you probably don’t know what a tractor pull is, but it doesn’t get more Americana then guys seeing how far their tractors can pull a weighted sled. The thing that I loved about seeing this tractor was the four engines that power this bad boy. I asked Bret what the horsepower was that these engines were putting out and he said they were putting out 2200 horsepower per engine on the dyno!!! That’s 8800 horsepower on this tractor and that’s a lot of giddy up in my book!!!!

Here’s a couple of photos from the day and the first shot is one of Bret’s tractor in the studio and the second shot is one of Bret and I and his Moneymaker tractor!

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


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Verizon and the Iphone!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!!!

Last week I got an Iphone! I had to wait three years to get one and you’re probably thinking why did I wait so long? When Apple first announced that they were making a phone three and a half years ago, I wanted one and I wanted it bad! At the time they granted exclusive rights to AT&T and if you wanted one, you had to switch to AT&T for your cell service. Having been on enough shoots outside of the big cities (that’s rural America folks) and seeing how clients and art directors didn’t have any service, that sealed the deal for me. I knew that I would have to wait and wait I did until Apple’s exclusive deal with AT&T ran it’s three year contract.

So my long wait finally is over and last week I got my Iphone from Verizon and I have to tell you I’m loving it! So far so good and the phone works like a champ! I was so happy that I had to shoot a shot of it and here it is.

It’s time to get busy and get to work!!!! I hope that you have an outstanding week as always and thanks again for checking out my stuff!!!!


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Snapshots from Santa Fe, NM.!

Sunny Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!

I was able to swing by Santa Fe NM. for a quick visit on the way out to see my folks and as always, it’s a wonderful time walking around the downtown area and seeing everything that’s going on! If you’re looking to shop and spend a couple of bucks, this is the place!!!!! I’ll have to get back there when I’ve got a little more time and can really explore the city!!!!

Here’s some of my snaps from a few hours in Santa Fe!

Thanks as always for taking the time to check out my work and I hope that you have an outstanding week!!!!!


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Snow in New Mexico!!

Sunny Monday morning greetings from Las Cruces, NM.!

You would think that by coming down here to see my folks this past week that I would have avoided some of the cold snowy weather that everyone was getting back in the Midwest. Wrong! The temps were supposed to be in the 60 degree range (and they were before I got there) and unfortunately they ended up having some of the coldest temps in their history. Having the high is the 20 degree range and the lows below zero wasn’t the type of weather that I ordered for my visit!!!!!

The other thing that Las Cruces got this past week was a very rare snow storm. 2.5 inches to be precise and in the six years that my folks have lived here, they maybe have had snow in the city 3 or 4 times, so it’s rare indeed!!!!

Even though I’m not all that wild about shooting in cold weather, I had to take advantage of the snow and get a few snaps! Here’s one of my snaps of the Organ Mountains with a fresh dusting of snow and it sure was special to see!!!!

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


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