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No friends like old friends!

October 20, 2013 - This was a great weekend. I didn’t have to work, so I actually had a two day weekend. What can make it better than that?...
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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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Grandchildren are fun!

September 10, 2013 - I remember when our daughter gave birth to Jade, the first grandchild. it was indescribable! Jade was our daughter’s dau...
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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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Into the future

July 15, 2013 - Steve Miller Band – Fly Like An Eagle I am so excited about the upcoming His Light Workshop that is here in Nashville...
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Metamorphosis

July 11, 2013 - Who doesn’t remember learning that word early in life? It may have been the first really big and challenging word that I...
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Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 Like a Leica? 2500 ISO!

June 20, 2013 - Zeiss Touit 32mm f1.8 “Super Prime” I was so excited when Tom Tingle dropped of a few of the brand spankin’ new Zeiss...
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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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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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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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Fuji X-E1 with 18-55 zoom

December 15, 2012 - We had a beautiful day Wednesday, so I went out to test the new lens at close focusing. After all, we want to see what s...
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Fuji X Pro 1 vs Nikon D700 Initial Test

November 26, 2012 - I’ve been wanting to do a head to head comparison of these cameras for several weeks. I was hired to do some portraits o...
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Halloween Party Photography

October 28, 2012 - This is what it takes to work outside on a super windy, not many clouds in the sky day. Our great friends Mike and Lauri...
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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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Chihuly Glass at Cheekwood

October 17, 2012 - I was looking for an image on my hard drive and came upon this one. I had forgotten I took it last year, but it caught m...
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Fall Fun with the Family

October 15, 2012 - Vinnie and his family came down for a visit. We had planned a trip to Honeysuckle Farms so the kids could see the animal...
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Centennial Park and The Parthenon

September 22, 2012 - One thing I’ve come to love about Nashville is the fact that there is always something going on. Not just concerts, but...
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Steve Miller Band Concert at Fontanel

August 20, 2012 - This was a super fun evening! My good friend Mike Sherwood had an extra ticket to this concert because his wife was out...
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Stop and smell the roses?

August 09, 2012 - OK, I know these aren’t roses, I’m not that botanically challenged. I don’t know what they are really called, I just kno...
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Lindsay Adler Workshop at Dury’s

July 23, 2012 - If it looks like Lindsay and her crew are having a great time, it’s because they were! Her assistants Tiffany and Jeff w...
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Miss Jade and the Daylilies

June 18, 2012 - It was Father’s Day and I had just settled into my recliner for a little rest. My phone rings and Marlene asks me to gra...
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Teeara and Xavier Young

May 21, 2012 - Mr. and Mrs. Xavier Young I met Xavier at work a few months ago. He is a big guy, super polite but maybe a little int...
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The Oak Ridge Boys at Del Webb

May 21, 2012 - My Tamron 14mm fisheye lens was perfect for this image and the next one. This was a super fun evening. Marlene and I ar...
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Dance like nobody is watching

May 10, 2012 - Sunday nights concert was fun. Although it threatened rain all night, it never did and turned out to be a beautiful even...
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The “Geezer Gatta” at Lake Providence, our new home!

February 09, 2012 - It’s called “Lake Providence” and it is really very pretty. It’s also a place we now call home and are enjoying more wit...
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1948 Chrysler “Art on Wheels”

October 06, 2011 - I was in Sewanee earlier this week to photograph a job. When we were done, my friend Henry and I took a lunch break and...
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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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“Normal” lens selection

July 07, 2011 - There are so many lens options when you buy a new camera. It can be a bit overwhelming at first look. But, if you take s...
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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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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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Jumping Bridal Party

March 08, 2011 - The end of a beautiful day. Our 22 member, fun, wedding party was positioned on the dock and on the count of three we go...
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Playing At High Noon

April 14, 2010 - I was able to work with some talented photographers on Monday. Ty and Shannon Fischer from Springfield, Ohio. They are r...
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