On the road again

Tuesday morning greetings to one and all from Moab, Ut.!

Well it sounds like we escaped from Central Illinois just in time on Sunday morning. Central Illinois got rocked pretty well with winter storm Goliath and there were 60,000 people without power (including my house), that’s sure not a fun way to end 2015. We have been following what’s going on with social media and also listening to WMBD radio on the internet. It’s one of those deals where you’re glad that you’re not there, but if you were there, you’d be hunkered down waiting for the utility crews to get the power restored! God bless those men and women out there working in the cold and the rain trying to get people’s lives back to normal! You know what they say, you don’t miss something until it’s gone and in this case it’s lights and heat!!!

Iâ’ve been so busy these past couple of weeks with video editing, I haven’t had time to be out shooting photos, so this week’s promo is Jan’s photo from yesterday in Grand Junction, Colorado. It’s funny how you can get so busy with everything else and not have time to do one of the things that you truly enjoy doing! The good news is that all changes this week and there will be lots of nature photography coming up!!

Here’s Jan’s photo of the formations and the snow in Grand Junction from yesterday!!!

With New Years coming up this Friday, let’s all have fun, but be safe and responsible as well!!! We want to see you rocking and rolling in 2016!!!!

Have a great rest of the week and thanks again!!!

Kev and Jan

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Tis the season

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

It’s hard for me to believe, but it’s Christmas week. It really has snuck up on me this year and I was thinking that we had another week, but I was wrong. It’s that time of the year when things from a business standpoint really slow down and there’s not too much going on. For the most part, clients have finished up their projects for the year and are in clean up mode. It’s a good time to get the desk cleaned up and papers filed and put away for the year. I know that I’ll have to work on that as well after the first of the year and that’s always a good feeling to start the year off on a fresh step.

I’ve got a time-lapse video to share with you today from White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. These are always fun to do, but they do require a lot of time depending on how long you would like the video to be. For this video, I spent a couple of hours and in some sense it can be a little boring because once you set up the camera and get started, you just have to be patient while the camera does its thing.

Here’s my time-lapse from White Sands National Monument. https://youtu.be/TowFZkYHA4o

We hope that you’re going to have a very Merry Christmas and Holiday season this coming week! If you’re traveling to visit family and friends, be careful and safe out there. We want you to come back in one piece! Thanks as well for checking out our work!!!

Kev and Jan

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Let’s go skating

Rainy Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Yes, it rains in Peoria in December! Thanks to a very strong El Nino this year we are having very atypical weather here in Central Illinois. You would expect by the middle of December that we should have already had a couple of snow falls and some cold weather, but that’s not the case this year! The best part is that you don’t have to shovel rain, so I’m not complaining!!! We are supposed to have a more mild winter with warmer temperatures and less precipitation and that’s just fine with me after having been blasted with a lot of snow the past couple of years. It was just two winters ago in Peoria that we had a record snowfall for the winter! That’s quite a contrast from yesterday with the temperature in the 60’s and rain, but I’ll take it!

One of the things that has been somewhat hurt with this warm weather has been the PNC Winterfest in downtown Peoria. Right next to the Peoria City Hall and the Peoria Civic Center, they have constructed a winter wonderland with a temporary and artificial ice skating rink. Despite having these warm temperatures, they have still been able to make ice and people are out there skating and it’s great to see! I’d been meaning to get down there and shoot a few photos, but have been so busy that I just haven’t had the time. I was finally able to get there this past Friday night and on the drive there it was drizzling and I was thinking that no one would be skating and it would be a waste of time to be taking photos, but I was wrong! The rink was packed and there were a ton of people from young to old out there skating and having a great time! They also had an ice slide as well and it was fun to watch those that were younger flying down on saucers and tubes! All and all everyone had a great time and a little drizzle never hurt anyone!

Here’s a couple of snaps from the PNC Winterfest and the fun that was being had this past Friday night!

Let’s all have a great week and thanks for checking out these photos!!!

Kev and Jan

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Out for a hike

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

We got back into the workflow this past week and that’s always a great feeling. We cranked on the computer with a ton of video editing for most of the week and this coming week it’s more of the same. It’s something that I’m getting more comfortable with and it really does help to be doing a lot of it. It’s so easy to learn something and then if you don’t use it for a period of time, you can forget how to use it and that makes things a whole lot tougher.

I’m sharing a few snaps from Thanksgiving week in New Mexico. For me it’s so much fun to get out and hike around in the desert. The terrain and vegetation are so different from what we have here in the Midwest and that’s what makes it interesting. There’s something very therapeutic about being out in nature and not having any people around. Sometimes as I’m hiking I won’t see much that interests me to shoot a few photos of, but I just keep going because I know that there could be a shot just a little further on the trail. The other thing that I really pick up on is the sound of the wind and maybe even an occasional hawk or a raven flying overhead.

Here’s a couple of my snaps from Las Cruces at Soledad Canyon and Baylor Pass.

Alright, the computer is fired up and Final Cut Pro is ready to go! It’s time to start editing!!!

Thanks as always for checking out work and we hope that you have a great week to come!

Kev and Jan

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