VLA (Very Large Array)

Monday morning greetings to all!

It was good to be back in Peoria this past week and to be able to get caught up on a bunch of stuff at the studio and the house! Only being home four days out of the last six weeks isn’t a lot of time to keep up on things!!!

VLA (Very Large Array) is one of those places that’s not on the way to anywhere. If you want to see it, you’ve got to make the effort becuase it’s out in the middle of New Mexico 50 miles from nowhere. It’s 27, 230 ton radio telescopes that are looking deep into space to see what’s out there! The whole complex is pretty spread out and when you see these telescopes off in the distance, it’s very cool! When I got there, I was amazed to see these giant telescopes being put through their paces. It’s amazing to see these massive pieces of hardware moving so precisely and also in unison! The best part of this is that it’s free to check it out and it’s a very interesting place. Here’s a link for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory with all kinds of great information about the facility and their mission. http://www.vla.nrao.edu/

It’s time to run, but I hope that you have a great week as always!!!!


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Old School

Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!

I’m back in town this week, so it’s a very strange feeling after being on the road for the past five weeks!

I was up in Minnesota and Wisconsin shooting some farming stuff for my friends at LG Seeds. One of the farmers that we got to meet and shoot was Dean and he told me that he had an old tractor in the barn and that sounded like a good idea for a photo. He also told me that his grandfather had bought the tractor back in 1957 and at some point, his dad sold the tractor a number of years later. Dean hadn’t seen the tractor for a number of years and was talking to a farming neighbor from down the road a few miles and found out that the neighbor had bought the tractor from his dad. Dean wanted it and bought it back from the neighbor and brought it back “home”!

Here’s a snap of Dean and his grandfather’s tractor! Old school baby!!!!!!!

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


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“Christ O Rendentor” and 21 years!!!!!!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to all!!!!

Even though April is a month that most of us dread because of April 15th and paying our taxes, it’s the anniversary of starting my photography business 21 years ago!

I was in Brazil last week on a shoot and it’s always very interesting to go to a place that you’ve never been before. We had a really good shoot and got lots of great images for the client and that’s always a very good thing! Most of the week was spent in the Sao Paulo area, but on the last couple of days, we were in Rio de Janeiro. One of the ares that we got to shoot in Rio was “Christ O Rendentor” or in english, “Christ the Redeemer” statue. If you’ve ever seen any photos of Rio, they will always show photos of the 130 foot statue that sits atop the 2,300 foot high mountain of Corovado and over looks the city of Rio. The best way to see the statue is to take the train, “Trem de Corovado” to the top of the mountain and then you can spend as much time up top at the statue as you’d like! Besides seeing the statue, you’ll get some incredible views of the city of Rio!

Here’s a few of my snaps from “Christ the Redeemer”.

Year 22 of business starts today and the doors are open are it’s time to get to work!!!!!!

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


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Sunday night greetings from Sao Paulo, Brazil!!!!

I’m back on the road after a quick two day stop at home to do a couple of shoots and some laundry. It’s always nice to be home!!!!!!!

When I get some praise for nice photos that I’ve done, it’s usually not so much about me as a photographer as it is the opportunity that I’ve been given. My clients put me in the position to succeed and make pretty pictures. The photos that you’re looking at weren’t taken around the globe, but they could have been. Instead, we went to Seattle for the week and shot photos that made it looked like we had gotten a ton of frequent flier miles!!!!! There were a lot of meetings and preparation that went into this shoot well before I ever took the first photograph. It shows what can be done with a lot of planning!!!

Here’s four of the many snaps that we got and I have to say that I’m pretty darn proud of these!!!! From Africa to Asia and all points in between!!!!! At least we made it look that way!!!!

It’s time to get to work, Brazil is calling!!!!

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


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