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Candid Engagement Assignment

A few weeks ago I was approached by a co-worker and ask if I would be willing to take some photos of him proposing to his girl friend.  He was going to do it on a break water going to the lighthouse in Manitowoc.  Of course I said yes, and he filled me in on […]

Iditarod 2017 #2

A couple of days after the Iditarod mushers banquet, they run the ceremonial start in downtown Anchorage.  At the curb line of the street, snow fence is set up to keep the fans away from the dogs, then the night before the start, the city brings in 140 truck loads of snow to make the […]

Iditarod 2017 #1

For Cindy’s birthday I surprised her with a flight and tickets to the “mushers banquet” in Anchorage Alaska.  This is an event where the mushers that have entered the Iditarod dog sled race choose there bib numbers for the order in which to start the race.  Right after the musher chooses the number they give […]

Published Again

I just found out that the Midwest Review will be using one of my photos again this year.  I believe this is the fourth year in a row.  Last year the chose three photos.   This is unpaid, but it’s still getting published.   YAY  Here’s the photo that they chose.

Black and White with a Little Color

Joe’s mother stated she loved black an white photographs, and she wanted to see a lot of the photos that way.  After the rough editing, we converted quite a few to black and white and showed them along with the color versions.  But a couple we had fun with and recolored some of the photo […]

Senior Photo Serendipity

A few weeks ago Cindy and I were photographing Lindsey, a local high school senior.  The afternoon started off very nice, some passing clouds and nice temps.  But as the day went on and the more locations we went to, the more the clouds rolled in.  Unfortunately it was getting late and the light levels […]

Two Weeks to Rural Art Tour

  We are down to less that two weeks until the Rural Art  Roadtrip begins.  Between a vacation and a surgery we are fast running out of time to get ready for our first big art show.  We had talked to our host person (Tom from Tom’s Barnboard Arts in Kiel WI) a couple of […]