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Mansfield State Reformatory filming location of "Shawshank Redemption"

June 16, 2016 - This image looks more "Art Deco" than a former State Penitentiary I will admit it, I am an Ohio boy and proud of it. Wh...
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Fuji 55-200 An incredible value lens!

December 31, 2014 - I know, I know, its a variable aperture. And...it's not very fast, so what. When I can do some quick grab shots of my ve...
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Marietta, Georgia - Farmer's Market

March 30, 2014 - It was a busy and fun weekend. We left Friday afternoon to teach a lighting class at Peachtree Camera Repair. The McKeve...
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Christmas in Ohio - 2013

December 30, 2013 - I love Christmas for so many reasons. It's the one time of the entire year we all get together! Our kids have set aside...
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More like family than friends

November 11, 2013 - I think the word milestone could be over used. So at the risk of being guilty, we just hit one of those in our lives. I...
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The Dog and Pony Show Festival

September 29, 2013 - So yesterday I celebrated my 57th year here on planet Earth. Not in the usual way you think about a celebration because...
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Nashville “His Light” Workshop HDR Images

August 11, 2013 - We live in a beautiful city that has so many places to go and things to photograph. Daytime, nighttime, it really doesn’...
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Macro fun, It’s own “little world”

August 08, 2013 - Jade taking a look at the cool “bug” This little guy jumped up on my shoulder while I was sitting in the lawn chair....
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5 Year “Cancerversary Party” Columbus, Ohio

August 04, 2013 - Always a challenge using the self timer, but not too bad for this many folks! It was a beautiful Saturday in Columbus...
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Welcome Gianna Rose!

May 04, 2013 - We were all here to welcome Gianna home from the hospital today! The kids were especially glad to meet their new sister...
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My camera is like a “Golden Ticket”

April 27, 2013 - I was talking with my friend co-worker Terry Wyatt recently and he brought up this thought. It’s something I’ve said bef...
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First ride report: Cool but worth it

April 20, 2013 - First nice trip on the bike was yesterday. I don’t know if we hit 50 degrees or not, but that didn’t matter. After the w...
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Georgia Road Trip for SEPPA

April 16, 2013 - My Saturday started by being at the store for an 8:30 load time. We had a 6 hour drive PLUS we lost an hour. In other wo...
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Men who helped me become the man I am today

April 07, 2013 - Thanks. It’s a simple word that we may not say often enough. If we don’t, one day it could be too late for us to say tha...
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Seeing Again – Mail Pouch Barn

April 04, 2013 - I’ve driven past this barn dozens, maybe even hundreds of times through the years. But the other day while I was in Ohio...
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Easter Weekend in Ohio

March 30, 2013 - I love spending time with our kids and grandkids. But the cold, hard fact is, it takes 5 1/2-6 hours to get here. So on...
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An overdue “Thank You” to His Light Workshop

March 28, 2013 - Above photo by Bill Fortney As many of you know, I’ve been taking photos for more years than I like to claim. I photogr...
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The “Nash” in Nashville?

March 18, 2013 - The Nash automobile, forgotten by many but still alive in some auto bone yards. 1916-1954 If it weren’t for the fact...
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More HDR Images from His Light Workshop

March 12, 2013 - My first car was a hand me down Plymouth Valiant station wagon, a real “chick magnet!” You CAN teach an old dog new...
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His Light Workshop at Old Car City, USA

March 08, 2013 - I can’t remember the last time I’ve had this much fun! What an incredibly fulfilling day, and I owe it all to my dear fr...
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Looking into “The Future”

March 04, 2013 - Aaron’s Toyota van affectionately named, “The Future.” March 24, 2010 I went on a several day road trip with my son....
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Be still…so simple, so hard

March 03, 2013 - Be still I was able to meet up with a very dear high school friend this past weekend. I’m sure he would want to remai...
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CamRanger, Westcott and Elinchrom at the PPO Show, Dublin, Ohio

February 26, 2013 - Like Little Dorothy said, “there’s no place like home.” Ohio has been home most of my life, until nearly 3 years ago whe...
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Last Weeks “office” – Sewanee Archives Building

February 25, 2013 - This was my office last Tuesday, and it was a beautiful place to work. Wood floors, spot lighting, high ceiling and lots...
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Sewanee, The College of the South

February 18, 2013 - Let me introduce you to my friend, Henry Hamman. Henry is a talented writer, great guy and a lot of fun to hang with. (h...
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What’s the best camera to own?

February 11, 2013 - People ask me this all the time? We all know that it’s the one you have with you. We are seeing better pictures from mor...
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Under The Sea

January 31, 2013 - Calming and beautiful I don’t know about you, but I love water. It doesn’t matter if it’s the relaxing sounds of the...
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The Lord’s mercies are new every morning!

January 18, 2013 - Lamentation 3:22-23 It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new...
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Everything in one place: Think Tank Security V2.0

December 31, 2012 - I’ve owned one of these Think Tank bags for over two years. But before I changed camera systems, it was referred to as,...
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Peaceful Scene from West Virginia

November 14, 2012 - Sometimes I get into just poking around on my archives of images and wonder what they might look like with a few modific...
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Graduation day for my father-in-law, see you on the other side!

November 10, 2012 - My favorite portrait of George. Shot on a little Fuji FinePix camera a few years ago. As many of you know, George was...
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A Great Day Off

October 22, 2012 - 82 Degrees in late October…we used to call that “a gift” when we lived in Ohio! It was a day meant to go out and enjoy y...
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Memphis Tennessee and Gus’s Fried Chicken

September 30, 2012 - On our way to Texas, we make a planned stop at Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. This is not a fancy place, let’s call i...
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My Wing and a prayer

September 14, 2012 - I found this shot today while I was working on some other files. This was my 2001 Gold Wing that I owned for a few years...
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Happy Birthday, Vinny!

September 02, 2012 - 9 Months old! Today we were able to take the Vin Dog’s 9 month old portrait. This couch is the same place they have b...
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You meet the nicest people on a bike!

August 23, 2012 - It’s that time of year again! Spring is finally here and it’s time to get out on our bikes. Today will be our first of h...
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The Lucas Family in Nashville – Nikon S4100 Coolpix

July 30, 2012 - My sister and her family visited us in Nashville last week. I carried Marlene’s little Nikon Coolpix S4100 for this trip...
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Underclass Lighting Workshop at CPQ

June 14, 2012 - The challenge was to take a room full of photographers and show them the importance of solid basics when shooting in a s...
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Visit to Atlanta to see Aaron

June 12, 2012 - This past weekend we traveled to Cleveland, TN where I spoke to a group of 25 photographers about lighting for their und...
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Fun with Infrared

May 24, 2012 - The incredibly gifted photographer Clay Blackmore has been posting beautiful infrared images lately. That reminded me th...
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A favorite ride, West Virginia

April 26, 2012 - July 5th, 2007 Bud Warner and I took off for a few days riding some of the most beautiful roads and scenery I’ve ever be...
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Washington, DC Road Trip

April 08, 2012 - There are so many “symbols” we readily recognize as being located in Washington. For me this monument has always been on...
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Imaging USA – New Orleans

February 09, 2012 - The last time I was in New Orleans was right before the city was ravaged by the flood in 2005. Where does the time go to...
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God’s Most Beautiful Light!

December 30, 2011 - There is nothing like window light! A great softbox is a good start, but even the best ones are no match to His light. S...
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Fun with Uncle Aaron

December 26, 2011 - Uncle Aaron was playing with Mateo and was able to experience him throwing with his left hand. This may not seem like a...
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Time Flies – A Tribute to my Dad

December 19, 2011 - My dad had a great smile! He enjoyed being a dad, a grandpa and a great grandpa. Here is one I took of he and Jade a lon...
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Meet the newest Yuppa

November 27, 2011 - I’d like to introduce you to Vince “Vinnie” Yuppa, born with the very cool birth date of 11/22/11. This little guy is go...
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Tennesee Baptist Children’s Home

October 03, 2011 - It was a very cool morning when we started out on Saturday October 1st. My guess is the upper 40′s, but we didn’t care a...
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An Amazing Weekend with FAITH Riders

September 22, 2011 - Our day started fairly early Thursday morning September 15. It was cool and rainy, that’s why we are all bundled up for...
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Off to the mountains with F.A.I.T.H. Riders!

September 14, 2011 - Marlene and I are getting ready to head to Townsend, TN. This is one of the motorcycle mecca’s of the United States. Bik...
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Sigma 85mm 1.4 lens test, wow!

June 29, 2011 - This is the 85mm lens shot at 2.8! The only reason I did not shoot it wide open was to keep all of Sadie in focus. But l...
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Sadie and “Dolly Dodge”

June 24, 2011 - Why do we name some of our possessions like our cars? I know we’ve nicknamed our GPS, and it is not a flattering name at...
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My Ohio Biker Friends make a 500 mile trip to visit and ride

June 05, 2011 - I am so blessed by the friends the Lord has given me! Not many guys would take their vacation time to ride in nearly 100...
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California Dreamin’?

May 02, 2011 - What does a place called Salton Sea sound like to you? Beach, water, and lots of fun right? It is actually below sea lev...
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Viva Las Vegas

May 02, 2011 - Wow, if you are ever in Las Vegas and want something to do that is totally unbelievable head out to the Valley of Fire!...
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Valley of Fire Revisited

May 02, 2011 - We had so much fun out here, that we had to take another trip out so the rest of the guys could see it. We shot lenses f...
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Mateo’s Baby and Family Portraits

May 02, 2011 - We had so much fun yesterday taking Mateo’s pictures! It was an entire family affair: he was both adorable and cooperati...
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Incredible Hosts in San Diego

May 02, 2011 - These are two of the kindest, most hospitable people I’ve ever met. For the last month they’ve opened their home and the...
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Meet Mateo!

March 30, 2011 - Well, this is what he does right now. He is only about 10 days old so he eats, sleeps and gets diaper changes. I was abl...
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Florida with a new look

March 26, 2010 - I love the way the setting sun lit up this jellyfish from the edge and made it appear to have a glow about it. I love t...
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Jade 4 Months

March 17, 2010 - She adores her daddy! We got to do Jade’s 4 month portraits last weekend and it was a blast. She’s so much fun...
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