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Photo: Chips-n-Salsa

User: Multiple

Taken: June 19, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 50mm lens

Location: Imperial Beach, CA


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!!


- Carrie Madormo, RN, for her article that appeared at Mashed.com entitled "Food combinations that are terrible for your health" on November 20, 2017.


- 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

User: Multiple

Taken: May 3, 2017

Used: Multiple

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:


- Doug Shadel & Karla Pak at American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) for using this photo in their article called, "Under Fire: Military Veterans and Consumer Fraud" in November 2017.


- The corporate law firm of MacDonald Hopkins who used this photo in an article by Miram Rosen entitled "New case highlights new military leave law" on May 24, 2017.


- The Southern Baptist Convention for putting this on their website's "2018 MISSION PROJECTS: MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH" page in 2018.



Photo: The Seventies

User: Multiple

Taken: April 30, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: Coronado, CA


This was taken at a car show in Coronado, CA and I remember looking at this 1971 Pontiac Grandville and thinking this thing not only looks cool with these rims but it looks fast!  A huge thank you to:


- The Morelite car wash brush company in San Marino, Italy for using this on their "dischi-lavaruote" page at their website in 2008.


- Wheelzine.com for using this on their "how long do car tires last" page in 2018.


Photo: Patriotic 1

User: Multiple

Taken: April 15, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Sony A7Rii & 24-240mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA


I always look for anything patriotic and I saw this in a cemetery near San Diego.  However, I never shoot photos of grieving families, I've seen others do it and it's not cool.  A big thank you to:



- Minnesota Monthly and Katie Ballalatak for her article, "Family-Friendly Events for Memorial Day 2019," on May 22, 2019.


- Emily Westbrooks and Romper.com for their May 25, 2018 article, "13 Memorial Day 2018 Instagram Caption Ideas That Are Meaningful & Monumental."


Emily DiNuzzo at Reader's Digest for her article, "20 Rules Every First Family Is Supposed to Follow," in November 2018,.


- Jessica Leigh Mattern at Country Living for her November 7, 2018 article entitled, "25 Veterans Day Quotes That Salute America's Greatest Patriots."


- Tom Callender of The Daily Signal for using this in his article called, "How You Can Honor the Fallen This Memorial Day" on May 25, 2018.


- Author Suzanne Kelly for using this photo in Salon.com for and article entitled "The case for a green death" regarding the release of her book, Greening Death.


- Marisa Schultz and the New York Post for using this on February 13, 2018 for their article, "Trump wants to fund veterans cemetery in Queens."


Photo: Jalapeños!

User: Multiple

Taken: June 13, 2015

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D & 50mm lens

Location: San Diego, CA


This was taken while walking around the San Diego County Fair.  Sometimes I'll just take my camera out with a 50mm lens, great for low light but you need a manual zoom (feet)...  Thanks to:


- Northfork Canadian Bison Ranch for using this on their website in 2018 for "barbecued jalapeno peppers wrapped in wild boar bacon." 


- SayersBrook Bison Ranch for using this on their website in 2018 for their "Wild Boar Bacon Ends" product description.



Photo: Main Street

User: Multiple

Taken: February 6, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Sony A7R & 24-240mm lens

Location: Coronado, CA


I took this on Orange Avenue in Coronado, CA because I like the unusual look of it.  The drab day seemed to make the colors of the barber pole pop out a bit.  Many thanks to:


El Correo newspaper in Spain for using this photo on April 24, 2017 in an article entitled "El curioso origen de los cilindros multicolor de las barberías;" translated, "The curious origin of multicolored cylinders of barber shops."


- Spanish newspaper Lavanguardia for using this in their January 28, 2018 article, "Una divertida incursión al turismo de barbería;" translated, "A fun foray into barber tourism."


Photo: The North Pier

User: Multiple

Taken: July 17, 2011

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon Rebel Xsi & EF-S 18-55mm lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


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:


- Atlas Obscura and Shannon Ohaire for her September 20, 2013 article, "10 of the World's Most Disorienting Places."


-The Lakeshore Autism Society in Manitowoc, Wisconsin for using this photo on their "Who We Are" webpage in 2017.


- 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!


Photo: Contrast

User: Multiple

Taken: September 19, 2017

Used: Multiple

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:


MSN Lifestyle and Anna Tobin for using this photo in their February 27, 2018 article entitled "29 Fabulous Front Door Ideas for Every Style and Budget."


- First Republic Bank for using Wendy Connick's December 7, 2017 article entitled "How to Save Enough Money for a Down Payment on a Home."



Photo: Oregon Street

User: Livability.com & Livability Magazine

Taken: March 31, 2016

Used: February 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF 70-300mm DO lens

Location: El Paso, TX




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."



Photo: Margherita

User: Upserve.com

Taken: September 13, 2017

Used: February 13, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D Mark ii & EF24-105 lens

Location: Alexandria, Virginia


This was taken in a northern Virginia pizzeria, while their other pizzas are very good they're aren't authentic; but this pizza margherita is the real deal.  It is probably the best margherita I've had in the United States.  So good I had to get a photo!  Thanks to Upserve.com for using this photo on February 13, 2018 in an article in their Restaurant Insider section called, "How a Deaf-Owned Restaurant is Hoping to Change the Service Industry, One Franchise at a Time."


Dependents 2

Photo: Dependents 2

User: Centurion Project

Taken: October 3, 2017

Used: November 2017

Camera: Canon 6D Mark ii & EF24-105 lens

Location: Arlington, Virginia


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.


Before the Sun

Photo: Before the Sun

User: LoveExploring.com

Taken: December 20, 2017

Used: January 16, 2018

Camera: Canon 6D Mark ii & EF70-300 DO lens

Location: Manitowoc, WI


Some sunrises or sunsets are better than others, this one was really cool.  The sun was coming up in Manitowoc, WI over the south pier and this appeared for about a minute.  Thanks to LoveExploring.com for selecting this for Wisconsin in their January 16, 2017 article entitled, "Sunrise Pictures: The Top Spot in Every US State."


Photo: The Four

User: Mutiple

Taken: November 17, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D Mark ii & Tamron 150-600 G2 lens

Location: Mason Neck, VA


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:


Killian Branch Farm in Clermont, Georgia for using this photo on your web page in 2018!


EquiKit Horse Supplies in the United Kingdom for using this photo in their September 25, 2018 article, "When should you rug your horse?


Lammles Western Wear in Calgary, Canada for using this photo on your HORSE / SHEETS & PADS page in March 2018!  I still love you even though you changed the colors of the horse blankets...  B-)


- OndraAsek and Equipoint using this photo in their article, "A Peek into The History of Horse Blankets" on February 6, 2019.


Photo: Flag Waving

User: Multiple

Taken: October 23, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D Mark ii & EF70-300mm DO lens

Location: Washington, DC


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:


- Chester E. Finn Jr. at The Fordham Institute for using this in his article, "Federal education R & D: A brief, opinionated history (part II)" on April 24, 2019.


- Dr. John E. Warren of the The San Diego Voice & Viewpoint for his article, "COMMENTARY: Preventing the Fall of America" on January 24, 2019 that made its way to Black Press USA.


Livedoor News in Japan for using this for their series of articles, "To release 1TB SD card ・ SpaceX observes the moment of 10% layoff ・ Black hole birth: #egjp Weekend version 149" on January 15, 2019.


Jan Dönges of Spektrum.de for his August 2, 2018 article, "Trump findet doch noch einen Top-Wissenschaftsberater" (Trump still finds a top science consultant).


- Stephen Moore and the The Heritage Foundation for his March 22, 2018 article entitled "Why Mergers Make Sense." 


- The Senior Correspondent website for their February 23, 2018 article entitled, "Another Look at America's Heros."


FastCompany.com for using my photo in their articles"Some Super Bowl champions are skipping the White House visit" by Melissa Locker on February 5, 2018 and "Revealed: Mystery $1M inaugural donation linked to Trump judicial adviser" by Andrew Perez on May 15, 2018


- ProudoftheUSA.com for using this photo on their website for their section called, "WHITE HOUSE INSIDER Getting Down To Real Policy." 


- Sarah Schuster of The Mighty for her article regarding an unfortunate incident at the White House on March 3, 2018.  The story was also picked up by Yahoo! Lifestyle and MSN.


- Nicholas Ross Smith and Zbigniew Dumieński of Cryptonews for using this photo for the promo for their March 29, 2018 opinion piece, "Rise of Cryptocurrencies Could Curb American Power (the actual article is located HERE).


- Danielle Jaffee and Injured Worker Pharmacy (IWP) for her April 10, 2018 article entitled "Addressing the Opioid Epidemic on a National Level."


- Summer Meza at The Week for using this in her article, "Anonymous White House official writes New York Times op-ed describing internal 'resistance' " on September 5, 2018.


Photo: 1600 PA Ave

User: Multiple

Taken: October 23, 2017

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D Mark ii & EF24-105mm lens

Location: Washington, DC


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:


The Week and Damon Linker for their article, "The inauspicious timing of the inaugural National Conservatism Conference" on July 16, 2019. 


- Richard Lawler at Engadget.com for using this on May 15, 2019 for his article, "White House requests reports of 'censorship' and your email address."


ABC 13 News Now of Norfolk, VA for using this with an Associated Press article by Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire entitled, "White House defends taking records from Trump's former doc" on May 1, 2018.


- Paul Waldman at The Week for his April 12, 2018 article entitled, "Trumps careening presidency."


- FedWeek.com for their February 13, 2018 article entitled, 

"Pay Freeze, Familiar Retirement Cuts in Budget."


Fed Tech Magazine for using this photo "The White House Maps Out Vision for IT Modernization Centers of Excellence" by Phil Goldstein on January 11, 2018.



Photo: Boush Street

User: Multiple

Taken: July 1, 2016

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: Norfolk, VA


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:


- HomeFront Hampton Roads Magazine for using this photo on the cover of the Spring/Summer 2018 issue!


Norfolk Municipal Federal Credit Union for using this on your homepage!



Photo: Wisky

User: ALLSET Industries

Taken: June 30, 2016

Used: January 2018

Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens

Location: Norfolk, VA


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.



Photo: Checkers

User: Multiple

Taken: December 21, 2016

Used: Multiple

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:


- The Empire Appraisal Group for using this for "The Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2018" with El Paso coming in at #4!


Trulia and Jill K. Robinson for using this photo in their article called, "The Hottest Real Estate Markets to Watch in 2018" on December 27, 2017.


- ERA Real Estate for using this as one of their cover images on their website in 2017!


Photo: Praha

User: Multiple

Taken: January 5, 2013

Used: Multiple

Camera: Canon Rebel T3i & Tamron 28-300 lens

Location: Prague, Czech Republic


Prague is like no other city and this is a very typical view of the rooftops.  This was a cold and gloomy day, the weather helped to make the city features stand out.  Thank you to:


- The English travel site, Heraldic Tours, for using this on their Opera Tours page in 2018


-Art Tours LTD for using this photo for their destination Prague page in December 2017.



Photo: Naples Pano

User: Multiple  

Taken: October 13, 2013

Used: Multiple Dates

Camera: Canon Rebel T3i & EF40mm lens

Location: Naples, Italy


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:


- The French Travel site, Visit Europe, in December 2018 for their "NEW YEAR'S EVE 2019/2020 IN NAPLES" article.


- Maria Jans at the Check24 travel site for her article entitled, "Top 10 Dream Cities on the Mediterranean" on June 23, 2017, Naples came in at #4.


- The travel site, Fly4Free.com, for using this for their websites landing page in 2018.


- Morini Car and Van Rental in Milan, Italy for using this photo on their website!


- TravelStart in Tanzania for using this photo on the their website.


- Long Travel in the UK for putting this on their website.


- Top Sailing Charter for using this on their "Yacht Charter in Naples" page.


- Gold Car travel site for using this on their "Aeropuerto de Napoles" page.


- Italian Gala website for using this on their "Weddings in Italy Naples" page.



Photo: SJP Christmas

User: NHome Texas Magazine

Taken: December 18, 2016

Used: December 6, 2017

Camera: Sony A7r & 24-240mm lens

Location: El Paso, TX


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

User: Multiple

Taken: October 26, 2017

Used: Multiple

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:


- Good Housekeeping and Caroline Picard for using this in her June 13, 2019 article entitled, "Where and When to See the Best Fall Foliage Colors in Every State."


Neuberger-Berman Investments for using this photo for their November 19, 2017 article entitled, "Taxing Questions for Bond Investors" by Brad Tank.


- Americans For Prosperity for their using this photo in their November 20, 2018 article, "Are Your Lawmakers Gobbling Up Taxpayer Dollars?


Photo: Bella Napoli 2

User: Multiple  

Taken: September 17, 2013

Used: Multiple Dates

Camera: Canon Rebel T3i & Tamron 28-300mm lens

Location: Naples, Italy


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:


- Yahoo Finance and Felia Allum for their July 17, 2019 article entitled, "Mafia in Naples is still going strong – and we must not forget how it affects everyday life in the city."


-Condé Nast Traveler author Natalia Barreto for her March 19, 2018 article, "Naples in miniature: the video to enjoy it from a perspective you did not know."


Rusciano's Authentic Taste of Italy in North Liberty, IA for using this photo on their "Hot off the press" page in August 2018.


-Emma Elsworthy and the Newcastle Herald for using this photo in "Five incredible under-the-radar European cities that have to be seen to be believed" on October 27, 2017. 

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