We made it!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

Here in Peoria this past week, we missed all the big fun that our friends in the South and East Coast got to experience with the big snow, ice and rain storm! Everything went south of Peoria, so we lucked out and for a change didn’t have to deal with any of that mess!!! I’m sure it’s going to be a few days for everything to get back to normal for everyone out East and hopefully it will be sooner rather than later!!!

Last week Jan and I made a quick trip out to Golden, Co. for our annual MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) training and it was a long way for such a quick trip! We drove out there on Sunday and we were back in Peoria on Wednesday night, so it was a couple of thousand miles for a four day trip! We did have our MSHA training on Tuesday and for something that could be a very boring day, the Colorado School of Mines made it a very interesting and fun experience. By getting our annual certification with MSHA, we can now go into mines and quarries that require that certification. I think we’re both happy to have it done for another year!!!

Besides sharing a great photo of Jan and I with our MSHA certificates, we’ve also got a few photos from our trip out West at Christmas. It’s always great to get out to the desert and shoot nature photos of some of the things that interest us! In this week’s photos we’ve got a few photos from Arizona and some of the vegetation and even a butterfly as well!

Here’s the photo of Jan and I with our MSHA certificates and our smiles! http://kevinmay.com/kmckj25Jan16.jpg

Here’s a couple of our nature photos from Arizona! http://kevinmay.com/kmcaz25Jan16.jpg

Thanks as always for checking out our work and we hope that you’re going to have a very wonderful week!!!!

Kev and Jan

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Training Day!

Tuesday morning greetings from Golden, Colorado!

Jan and I are out in Golden, Co. today for our annual MSHA mining training at the Colorado School of Mines! It’s one of those things that we’ve got to do so that we are legal to go in and shoot photos and videos at the various mines and quarries that we end up working at for our different gigs. This is the first time that we’ve taken our training at the Colorado School of Mines, so it should be interesting!

We’ve got a couple of photos from a few weeks ago when we were down in Bisbee in Southern Arizona and it’s one of our favorite little towns. Bisbee is an old mining town that has turned into a very eclectic little area with a ton of local artists and lots of little shops. There’s one main drag that runs from one end of town to the other and you can spend hours walking around checking everything out. We had a great time checking things out and then also snapping a few photos along the way. One of our favorite spots is the courthouse for Cochise County which was built in 1931 and the architecture is all in the Art Deco style of that era. Jan’s photo is of one of the front doors at the courthouse. Very cool indeed!

Here’s a couple of our photos from Bisbee, Az. http://kevinmay.com/kmcbis17Jan16.jpg

Ok, it’s time for us to get to class, so we’ve got to get going! We hope that you have a great week as always and thanks for checking out our work!!!

Kev and Jan

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Getting caught up!

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!

We got back home this past Monday from our Christmas holiday break out West and it’s great to get away for a bit of time! We didn’t have any shoots this past week, but that’s ok because there were a bunch of year end things that had to get done for the business. It happens every year and sometimes these things don’t get done until February and that’s not good. Some of the things are clerical and others are computer related, but they all need to get done before you start with a new year or things can get very disorganized and that’s not good! We’ve got another quick road trip coming up next week to get our annual certification for MSHA. That’s the certification that we need when we go to most mining operations in the US, so we’re heading out to the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Co. for our training! It should be fun!!! 🙂

I’ve got a couple of photos from our little Western adventure a few weeks ago and these were taken in the Chinle, Arizona area. We had to take a bit of a detour on the way out West because of the winter storms that hit the Midwest right after Christmas. Our little detour took us through Chinle and we never want to pass up a chance to shoot some nature photos. On our detour, we made it over to Canyon de Chelly National Monument outside of Chinle. My photo is from the road to Chinle and Jan’s photo of Spider Rock at Canyon de Chelly.

We’re going to get rocking this week and get some more stuff done before we head out of town once again! We hope that you’re going to have a great week and thanks as always for checking out our work!!!

Kev and Jan

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