I took this at one of my favorite taco shops in Imperial Beach, CA. My two favorite cities for Mexican food are Imperial Beach, CA and El Paso, TX. This place was one of my favorites... Many thanks to:
- Walmart, yes Walmart! They used this photo for advertising their salsa bowls, that's pretty cool!!
- Well, "many thanks" sort of... to the clever person who 'right clicked' and saved my photo to create a meme that's been floating around the web. I didn't get paid but it's still kind of cool and fun. You can find one of them at sites like dopl3r.com and ballmemes.com.
Photo: Flags 10
Taken: May 3, 2017
Camera: Sony A7Rii & 24-240mm lens
Location: Coronado, CA
This is a photo of the flagpole at Star Park in Coronado, CA. Many thanks to:
After retiring from the Navy, I returned home to Wisconsin in the summer of 2011, with my Canon Rebel Xsi(also called the 450D). It was my first camera with interchangeable lenses. I was just starting to get serious about photography and this was my first photo to "wow" me. Thanks to:
- Manitowoc County Wisconsin for using this photo in the slideshow at the top of their webpage. I love when the hometown area uses these photos!
Taken: September 19, 2017
Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF 24-105mm lens
Location: Alexandria, VA
This photo, taken in Alexandria, VA, is one of many different and very cool doors and front patios. It has become one of my favorite places to walk when I don't know what or where to shoot. EVERY time I go to Alexandria, I come back with photos! Thanks to:
This is the interstate passing through downtown El Paso, TX. I was hoping to capture the busy feeling of the downtown area with not too much blur on the vehicle. Thank you to Livability.com and author Kevin Litwin for using this photo in their 2018 Livability El Paso issue for an article called "Moving Right Along" on Page 30.
Photo: The Summit
User: Deutsch Perfect Magazine
Taken: January 7, 2013
Used: February 2018
Camera: Canon Rebel T3i & EF-S 10-22mm lens
Location: Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
This was taken on a trip to Germany in 2013, it is the summit of the highest peak in Germany called the Zugspitze. It was used for an advertisement in the the February 2018 issue of Deutsch Perfect (on the bottom of the page). The captions says, "The Zugspitze is not only the highest German mountain and a dream destination for many tourists. Almost 3000 meters above sea level, many things happen that visitors do not expect."
Taken at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC), an amazing place. Whenever I shoot photos here my number one goal is to stay out of the way, after that get the photos I want. I've read there are photographers, not authorized by ANC who try shoot funerals or grieving family members. I stay away from any of that stuff, there's plenty of other great photos to be there. Many thanks to the Centurion Project for using this photo on their website in the section entitled, "The Real Meaning: Memorial Day" in November 2017.
Shortly after arriving in Virginia, I started photographing some of the horses in nearby fields and frankly, they amazed me. I've never really been around horses, I've learned that if you stand quietly they can be curious. The clicking shutter sometimes gets their attention, some could care less about me and others come closer. These four started off far away and grazed closer and closer till they were in range for this shot. A huge thank you to:
While visiting DC, trying to get photos of the White House, this guy carry an American flag just stood in front of me. This happens all the time, people see me shooting and, seemingly on purpose, stand in front, right in front... Normally, walking away or waiting for them is what I do. However, this time I saw this shot and it came out better than any of the others taken. Many Thanks to:
The police had closed off the street in front of the White House on this cloudy Thursday morning when there weren't many people around, not many tourists, just a few people walking behind me. This was not the norm... and it made for a cool photo! Thank you to:
When I took this photo of the USS Wisconsin in downtown Norfolk, VA I was hoping to catch the action of the city but also the fact you walk down the street and there's this huge WWII battleship at the end of the street! Thank you to:
Thank you ALLSET Industries for using my photo on your website! The photo is a bow shot of the decommissioned USS Wisconsin (BB-64). The USS Wisconsin has been reactivated over the years and was decommission three times! ,Wisky [sic] was the nickname of the Wisconsin, she is now part of the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA.
Taken: December 21, 2016
Camera: Sony A7 & FE16-35mm lens
Location: El Paso, TX
I'm a huge fan of El Paso, Texas and love the way they are modernizing their downtown area and making it a place where people just want to hang out! This was taken in San Jacinto Plaza in the heart of El Paso. Thanks to:
This is one of my favorite photos and it hangs at our home. Everything just seemed to work on this morning, from the sun projecting an orangish-red to the reflection of city lights on the Bay of Naples. This shot was taken with a Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 lens also referred to as the "Pancake Lens," it's about the smallest and cheapest available (used at about $100) for Canon cameras. This is three photos combined, Canon's 40mm lens is no joke and I keep one in each bag because they're cheap AND AWESOME. This photo has been used by many companies and is one of my best sellers, many thanks to:
This Christmas photo was taken at San Jacinto Plaza in downtown El Paso, Texas on December 6, 2017. Although I'm originally from Wisconsin, El Paso will be home in our retirement. El Paso is a big city with a small town sort of appeal that is, to me, most obvious at Christmas. El Paso is a great place, good people, great food, and I never run out of cool things to do when I'm there. Many thanks to NHome Texas Magazine for using this in their Nov-Dec 2017 issue on page 60!
Photo: Capitol 2
Taken: October 26, 2017
Camera: Canon 6D mkii & Tamron 150-600mm G2 lens
Location: Washington, DC
This was taken near the National Mall in Washington DC, I thought it would be good to look for unconventional DC shots of buildings but also show the seasons. Thank to:
Anyone who knows me knows that after living in Italy for 17 years, it has a special place in my heart. If I won on a game show and could have an all paid trip to anywhere on earth, I'd still pick Italy. Thank you to: