Welcome to my blog! I created this site in 2008 to provide a place for showcasing my photos and to provide information or links helpful to other photographers. As time has passed, I've added music videos and information as well. I will occasionally make comments, but will not preach or keep anyone from making comments of their own. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I love the feedback! My goal is to make this website a regular destination for anyone who loves photography and music and wants to see what I've been up to.

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Sunday, December 16, 2018

MY CHRISTMAS CARD

This is the Christmas card that I mailed out this year. It was taken at Middle Shooks Run Park, named after the creek that flows through it. We have a lot of parks, big and small in Colorado Springs and this is one I usually walk through on a daily basis, weather permitting.



Settings For Taking Night Time Photos of Lights

First of all, I wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

For those new photogs with a DSLR camera, I found a link that makes it easy to understand how to take great pics of the Christmas lights you may see around town or in your neighborhood.
Follow the steps and you will get super memories to share. Here is the link: 
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiQ8ZvZhqbfAhXM4IMKHTHxDyAQFjACegQIDBAL&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.slrphotographyguide.com%2Fchristmas-light-photography%2F&usg=AOvVaw27opfyV9SirOXdxSZn7QKw

Monday, August 13, 2018

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS

Good news for my followers who want to improve their photography skills! I will be posting my tips and links to other photo blogs starting today.  So why not start out with one of the best sources in the world of photography: National Geographic Magazine.

Here's their tips on shooting landscapes:

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=13&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjLzrHP6ercAhXm64MKHQ2ADxgQFjAMegQIDhAB&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nationalgeographic.com%2Fphotography%2Fphoto-tips%2Flandscape-photography-tips%2F&usg=AOvVaw2Qcdf4OXdKQhTJyQfOzVES

Monday, July 3, 2017

INDEPENDENCE DAY

In honor of our great country and tomorrow's anniversary of our Independence Day, here is a patriotic video featuring the music of Celine Dion singing God Bless America. I cannot listen to this without crying.
Click HERE

Friday, May 26, 2017

MISSING IMAGES AND POSTS

My apologies to those of you who have read a post I made and the image or video is now gone. Google must be the culprit, I suspect, since this is a Google blog.  I can understand how some of the videos that I shared here have disappeared, since that was probably caused by copyright issues. I acquired them from YouTube. These videos are part of the domestic domain, especially if they contain celebrities, I understand if Google has removed them if they had to.. I take offense, however, whenever MY personal photos are removed from MY blog!!  I own the copyright for every image that was posted here that I photographed myself. That includes a photo of Frank Beard, drummer for ZZ Top that I posted in 2008.

 I met Mr. Beard at a resort I worked at in Colorado Springs and was working as a paid employee of the resort when I took the photo. I also had Frank Beard's permission to do so. Currently, I cannot locate the original image of that photo in my personal files so now that it is missing, I'll never have that photo again. Several other images are missing that belong to me and thankfully, I have copies. It's one thing to copy a photo and use it without permission, but to remove it from this blog without any notice to me is outrageous!

In the past, I have received comments on an image or about my text where the copyright owner disapproved or the commenter disagreed with my facts or opinion on something  That's fine. At least they notified me and the issue was resolved.

Again, my apologies for any missing vids or images. I will attempt to replace them whenever possible as soon as I am aware of the situation. Please, as always, feel free to leave a comment on any of my posts.