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A friend suggested I enter the Manitowoc Area Visitor & Convention Bureau's 10th Annual Digital Photo Contest in my hometown.  My photos won in three categories, 1st and 2nd place in the "Coastal-Nautical" category and 3rd in the "People Having Fun" category!  Winners were announced in the Manitowoc Herald Times Reporter on December 12, 2017 in the article Manitowoc visitor's bureau photo contest winners 'promote our stunning coastal location'.


Photo: August Rains

Category: Coastal-Nautical, first place

Taken: August 10, 2017

Used: December 12, 2017

Camera: Sony A7Rii and 24-240mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI

Photo: Neshotah

Category: Coastal-Nautical, second place

Taken: August 9, 2016

Used: December 12, 2017

Camera: Canon 6D and EF24-105mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


Photo: OCS (for Orange Colored Sky)

Category: People Having Fun, third place

Taken: August 8, 2016

Used: December 12, 2017

Camera: Canon 6D and Tamron 150-600mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI



Photo: Glass Ceiling

Exhibition: 2017 Art Thessaloniki International Art Fair

Taken: April 5, 2013

Used: November 23, 2017

Camera: Canon T3i and EF-S 10-22mm lens

Location: Naples, Italy


"Glass Ceiling" appeared in a digital exposition in the 2017 Art Thessaloniki International Art Fair at the Helexpo Exhibition & Congress Center in Thessaloniki, Greece on November 23, 2017.  This photo is the roof of the Galleria Umberto in Naples, Italy.



Photo: Skipping

Exhibition: 2017 C.A.R Inovative Art Fair

Taken: May 26, 2016

Used: October 28-29, 2017

Camera: Canon 6D & Tamron 155-600mm lens

Location: Imperial Beach, CA


A photo of my daughters running on the beach in California called "Skipping" was included in a digital exposition for the Telling a Story exhibit at the C.A.R. Inovative Art Fair in Essen, Germany! I actually took a bunch of shots like this that afternoon while trying out a new Tamron 150-600mm lens, needless to say, I liked the lens, so much I purchased the new G2 version...



Photo: Wisky

Exhibition: 2017 Galeria 6 Mas 1

Taken: June 30, 2016

Used: July 20, 2017

Camera: Canon 6D & 24-104mm lens

Location: Norfolk, VA


This black and white photo, "Wisky" was displayed a digital gallery for the "Black and White" Exhibition at Galeria6mas1 in Madrid, Spain on July 20, 2017.  This is the battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64) in Norfolk, Virginia.  She was originally commissioned in 1944 and was decommissioned three times! Never say never... 


Photo: Hand in Hand

Exhibition: 2017 MIA Photo Fair

Taken: June 23, 2015

Used: March 10, 2017

Camera: Canon 6D & 24-105mm lens

Location: White Sands, NM


Selected for the digital exposition in Minimalism at the MIA Photo Fair at The Mall - Porta Nuova in Milan, Italy from March 10-13, 2017. My daughters thought White Sands National Monument looked like snow and were singing 'Let it Go' from Frozen. They completely forgot about me and I let them get way out in front so I could get this shot.


Photo: IB Sunset #3

Exhibition: 2015 Exposure Awards

Taken: March 28, 2015

Used: July 13 & September 25, 2015

Camera: Canon 6D & 24-105mm lens

Location: Imperial Beach, CA


"IB Sunset #3" was exhibited at the Louvre in Paris, France on July 13, 2015 as part of a digital collection at the 2015 Exposure Awards.  It also was included their Sky Collection Book, 2015 Exposure Awards (Pg. 63). I didn't win but I'm thrilled one of my photos made it in their exhibition and book. This was my first sunset shoot at Imperial Beach, California.


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