Canton Cruise In

Monday morning Peoria greetings to one and all!!!!

One of the questions that I get asked a lot is if I miss having the studio since I sold it last July. For the most part I really haven’t, but there is one thing that I have missed shooting and that is all of the cars and bikes that we shot in there in the past. It was always a lot of fun and challenging as well to do some lighting and make them look good! I was able to get a bit of a fix this past Friday night down in Canton, Illinois at their annual “Cruise In” for 2013. They had the entire downtown blocked off and well in excess of 200 cars and bikes on display. For me getting to go and shoot an event like this is always a big challenge becuase of all the people around the different vehicles. My challenge as always is to try to shoot some interesting shots and different angles and yet not have a bunch of people in the photos. I spent a couple of hours at the Cruise In walking around and checking everything out and shooting some of the cars that grabbed my interest! All and all it was a great event and the city of Canton should be very proud of how well it was organized and attended!!!

Here’s a few of my snaps from this years Canton Cruise In!

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


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Route 66 Mother Road Festival

Monday morning Peoria greetings to all my friends here in the USA and around the globe!!!

The summer season ended this past Saturday and the weather couldn’t have been nicer here in Peoria! With temperatures in the low 60’s all weekend and beautiful sun and blue skies, you couldn’t have asked for a better weekend!!! We’ve had a hot summer here in Peoria, so this was a welcome change in the weather!

On Sunday I was able to take advantage of the great weather and drive down to Springfield, Ill. to check out the Route 66 Mother Road Festival. They closed off a number of streets in the downtown area and have about a 1000 show cars on display. There’s everything from the old Ford Model T’s right up to the latest and greatest Chevy Corvettes. The nice things is that there’s something for everyone at this festival with food, drinks and music and the best part is that it’s all free!

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


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