One of the greatest things about living near Washington, DC was the ability to see the incredible sights often. However, it became difficult to photograph these famous sites in a new way. I was attempting to make this photo more about everything except this famous statue of Abraham Lincoln. Many thanks to Susie at Facty for using this in her article, "Things To Avoid In Washington, D.C." on April 11, 2019.
User: Vacation Idea.com
Taken: November 5, 2016
Used: February 2019
Camera: Sony A7rii & FE16-35mm lens
Location: Coronado, CA
I lived in Coronado, CA for about 6 years, on and off, between 2007-2017 and loved it. It's a beautiful place and in the middle of the city is Spreckel's Park. This is one of many shots taken while I lived there, would be great to live there again someday... Many thanks to VacationIdea.com for using this in the article from February 2019 entitled, "25 Best Things to do in Coronado, California." The photo is at number 7.
I tried to photograph the US Capitol from just about every angle I could, living near Washington, DC was such a great experience! A special thank you to award winning author, speaker, and columnist Janice Ellis for using this photo on her website back in September 28, 2018 for her article, "Do You Approve of What Is Happening in Washington."
Photo: PB & J
User: Bien Etre & Santé Magazine
Taken: October 15, 2017
Used: May 10, 2018
Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 24-105mm lens
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Sometimes when out with the family I take photos of our food, well, my family would probably say 'most times', but even a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich looks pretty cool through the lens! Many thanks to the French wellness and health magazine, Bien Etre & Santé, for using this in their May 10, 2018 article "7 good ideas for a light aperitif."
Photo: Border City Pano
User: GuestLife Publications
Taken: December 3, 2018
Used: July 11, 2019
Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & EF70-300mm lens
Location: El Paso, TX
Although I'm from Wisconsin, I'll be living in El Paso once my wife retires, so I go there often. Whenever I'm there I try to go to Murchison Park on Scenic Drive and shoot a few sunsets and night shots. The view is great as the park sits on the end of the Franklin Mountains, on the weekends there's usually a food truck up there serving something good. Overall, El Paso is a very under-rated city in my opinion. After living all over, I can honestly say EP has a lot to offer! Thank you to GuestLife Publications for using this in their GuestLife El Paso & Southern New Mexico issue on July 11, 2019.
Photo: Supreme Court 9
User: The Daily Dot
Taken: June 26, 2018
Used: September 28, 2018
Camera: Canon 6Dmkii & 16-35mm lens
Location: Washington, DC
The first time I went to shoot the US Supreme Court Building I had no idea what to expect. There were many people just like me, cameras out shooting and standing by the sidewalk, and a few reporters. Everyone was being cool because this is THE US Supreme Court! There was nothing keeping us on the sidewalk, no barrier or signs, just security guards. I walked over to the guard and said, "is ok for me to walk up to the building to take photos?" and he replied, "take all the photos you want, it's public property." Really? So I walked around shooting everything I wanted, shortly after that, everyone else did too. Whenever I'd go back, I noticed this pattern, everyone sits back by the sidewalk shooting until someone either asks a guard or just flat out walks up to the building testing the waters. Just a side note, I recommend asking a security guard anywhere before shooting, it's the courteous thing to do and could prevent an a$$ whooping...
Walking around Williamsburg, Virginia is always a treat and as a history buff, I could spend days here doing nothing... Thank you to Karen Cicero and Parents.com for using this on April 29, 2019 in their article, "4 Family-Friendly Mini Vacations."
This photo was taken from a sailboat in San Diego Bay and show the shores of Coronado, CA. I added the sun spots to the left for effect and when I shot it tried to give the impression it was actually sailing but the reality is that it's tied up to a pier. Thanks to the San Diego RV Resort for using this on their "What's Happening in San Diego" page in 2018!
Taken: July 2, 2016
Used: March 1, 2018
Camera: Canon 6D & 24-105mm lens
Location: Somewhere between Virginia & Texas
I titled this photo Why? Why that name? Because I was on a flight from Virginia to Texas and each seat had a television, mine was broke... I asked the high school girl sitting next to me if she would switch seats with me since she wasn't using her tv (she played her iPad). The entire plane was dark and this high school kid sitting next me, playing with her iPad, gave me a dirty look when I cracked the shade to take a peak outside. That was my cue to leave it open, play with my camera for a while, take some photos while enjoying the view from Norfolk to Dallas... B-)
Taken on a cold wintery day shooting in to the sun, just trying something different. Many of these "trying something different" shot never see the light of day and some work. There are quite literally millions of shot of The White House that you have to try new things to get your stock photos seen, like shooting in to the sun... Many thanks to The Regulatory Review and Bruce Levinson for using this photo in the February 4, 2019 article entitled, "OIRA Reinvigorated."
Photo: Country Road
Taken: June 29, 2016
Used: February 2018
Camera: Canon 6D & EF24-105mm lens
Location: Surry County, VA
Thanks to askHRgreen.org for using this part of this photo at the Surry County Community Center page! In the summer of 2016 I was driving around the Norfolk area, had just visited Williamsburg and Jamestown because I'm a history nerd and it's what we do... I ended up in Surry County and was just literally driving down dirt roads looking for shots like this.
Thank you Jerry Edgerton at CBS News for using this photo of a late 1940's ice cream truck in his article, "7 of the best cars made in the USA" on July 4, 2017. No memory of the make and model, but it was taken at Motorcars on Main Street in Coronado, CA. Love seeing one of mine used on CBS News!
This was taken at a restaurant in Virginia, I wish I took my camera out more when I eat. I like shooting food as it is presented at the restaurant and not staged, it seems to make for a more authentic photo. Many thanks to: