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This is one of the last shots I got off before some strong winds started to blow me around. This was shortly after the 3rd tornado siren went off and I thought it was a good idea to start making my way back to my car. It is parked on the other side of the bridge next to the lightning bolt :)<br/><br/>The red glow in the clouds is actually from another buildings signage. The AEP building in downtown Columbus has a multi colored LED stripe across the entire top of it. It came on and lit up the clouds with this crazy red glow. Certainly added to the drama of the scene.

A tale about "Accepting Feedback"

Published April 13th, 2012

I just wanted to post an example of improving your work via proper critique and feedback. I had another photographer open my eyes to a minor change to one of my photos and I really enjoyed the new and more appealing look. Since I had never shot night photos with Film back in the day, I had no idea about the tungsten film options used to bring in a more blue cast to photos. You can read some more about the shots in their descriptions. Please feel free to like and fav if you enjoy them.

I hope you enjoy the images.

Crackle on the Sciota (blue)

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Market Place on

Published February 22nd, 2012

I must say when I saw that a market had been added to the 500px community... I was very excited to see what was implemented. I enabled the store and went to look at the options. The Fine Print... is buried in the interface and not readily available. For thos wanting to know.. I copied this from the support section Q&A.

"To find out all the details regarding prices, photographer's revenue etc. please read all the information as provided on and including the "fine print, and enable the store for further details.

Canvas prints - Sell your photos on the highest quality canvas available. We take care of processing, printing, and shipping.

Available in two sizes — 36x24" or 30x30" — for just $500*

HD downloads - Let the world see your photos in full HD. Your photos are stored securely and are only available to buyers.

Downloads are full HD quality and available for just $2.99**

* Includes a digital copy of the photo. You get ...

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Happy Valentines Day!

Published February 14th, 2012

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So tired of spot removal...

Published February 12th, 2012

I just had to say that I am tired of removing dust from my images. Editing photos from my trip to Iceland last year and all of the photos I want to keep require 20-60min of spot removal. Check out the attached photo.. every circle is a spot.. UGH. Clearly I needed a better protocol for changing lenses AND a cleaning system. Glad I have them now.

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Self Portraits from Iceland

Published January 26th, 2012

When I visited Iceland last year I decided I would try to have as little contact with the world back home as possible. Normally I am fairly connected to social media, but I just wanted to unplug a bit and focus on photography. I still wanted to find a way to tell people that I was alive and safe. I decided to simply take photos of myself and post them on my Facebook to let folks know "Yep.. Im still alive and show where I was along my journey"

I decided to post a good many of them to the site here. They are not intended to be critical work, but I thought they were worth a share. It was good to be reminded of the wonderful time I had in Iceland.. and how much I long to venture back.


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Fire Spinning - New Staff

Published December 30th, 2011

Travled back to visit my family. My brother spins fire using a device named a Poi. I have a shot of him posted much earlier in my 500px stream. He has always talked about getting a contact staff, so this holiday I bought him one. After a light dusting of snow we headed out and found a nice collapsed barn to shoot in front of. this and 3 other shots have been added to my steam. Please feel free to check them out. Its always so fun to take photos of him doing what he loves.

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Happy Holidays!

Published December 25th, 2011

Hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday! Looking forward to more great images from everyone.


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Thanks to someone...

Published December 3rd, 2011

I just wanted to send out a random thank you. I had posted a photograph not too long ago that tons of people loved. In the midst of the comments, one photographer passed on a polite critique. I had post processed the photo late one night well past my bedtime. I think my critical eye was sleepy ;) and I completely missed that my horizon line was off. (it was off too slightly to be intentional) He also passed on that the processing was a little too heavy handed.

I took it as a bit of a personal challenge to put the photo back up in a much better corrected state. I just re-posted "Rays and Waves" and wanted to say THANK YOU to whoever it was that commented. I meant to capture who it was before I removed the old picture... oh well.

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Clients can be a blessing

Published December 3rd, 2011

I had the pleasure to shoot a newborn last year. The day went way better than I could have ever expected. Not only was the gorgeous little baby girl a fine mix between tired, calm and occasionally attentive, but the shooting actually took 2 hours longer than I had planned. Normally this would be a bad thing... but thanks to some fresh Mimosa's made by the parents it turned into a wonderfully calm and social day.

2 images I loved the most have been recently posted to my 500px.... and

Hope every one enjoys the images.

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Bass Harbor Pano

Published November 6th, 2011

Just wanted to share this one. Another photographer came down to this area and I wanted to share the area... so I hurried this one up a bit. Still even without all the exposure range I would like... I still enjoyed the image and wanted to share.

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Thanks for the love

Published November 5th, 2011

Appreciate the love today thanks all.

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Dislike Button Photo

Published November 4th, 2011

For those of you that care

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Iceland in winter

Published November 3rd, 2011

I am thinking about trying to plan a trip back to iceland in the winter. I had a blast earlier this year for the 3 weeks in late spring that I was there. I really want to get some good winter scenes and try for some aurora shots. I fell in love with the area around Lake Myvatn when I was there. Thinking of going back to that area mid December or early January.

Anyone offer suggestions or pointers? I have not yet begun my web search for data. I will be doing much of that soon.

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Votes and Feedback Today

Published November 3rd, 2011

Just wanted to drop a note to thank everyone for the votes and feedback they gave today. I really appreciate it. Feel free to follow... have tons more to upload.

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Published November 2nd, 2011

Just wanted to say that zoos offer a great opportunity for all photographers to get some practice and work on some of their wildlife skills. I'm often surprised by the keepers I can pull off there.

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Published October 31st, 2011

starting to go back thru past work and post some of my favorite shots. please follow and check out my work. Comments welcome and I return the love.

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Cadillac Surprise

Published October 17th, 2011

Woke up this morning and drove up to the top of Cadillac Mtn. On the way there, I had to slow down to under 5mph because I could not see more than 5ft in front of my car. for the end of the story

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Cataloging and finding old files

Published October 1st, 2011

It is always nice to get organized. Thanks to a speedy thunderbolt drive I am starting to get a better handle on all of my image files. The other nice thing about organizing.. is rediscovering old images you had taken and applying new knowledge and skills you have gained since then to post process. Posted a few shots tonight from what we were shooting around San Fran. Hope you enjoy.

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One of my proudest images...

Published September 27th, 2011

Just posted this. It is one of my personal favorites... and it is of my brother.

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Woke up to massive comments and votes

Published September 27th, 2011

I want to thank everyone who enjoyed some of the images I shared last night. Your votes were greatly appreciated. I don't have time right now to thank each of you individually, but hope to very soon.

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Thunderbolt = Awesome

Published September 26th, 2011

I recently purchased a Promise Pegasus Thunderbolt Raid Drive. So far... it is proving to be one of the best purchases ever. I moved over 3TB of photos and can run LR Catalogs directly from the disk. It has been amazing for my workflow... now my laptop hard drive can stay empty and open for scratch disk :)

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finally a new photo

Published September 21st, 2011

life has just had me really busy... new photo...

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Edit Edit Edit - Motorcycle Racing

Published September 19th, 2011

Man.. I clearly took too many photos... Sadly I did not get much time to go thru and break down the images... at least I deleted the 900 photos that were out of focus already. They are looking good though. Can't wait to go out and practice some more.

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Weather turns... so does my health

Published September 16th, 2011

30 degree drop in temp this week has turned my body into a mucus factory.. sore throat.. cloudy head. Maybe I will get a funky edit out of this :) Night all.

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Another long night editing

Published September 15th, 2011

Finally time for bed. Good night wishing you all sweet dreams and happy images!

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Back from Mid-Ohio Track Day Event

Published September 14th, 2011

I was invited up by a friend of mine to snap some photos of them scooting around the track on their motorcycles. The weather was perfect and it was a blast. Think I might have some portfolio worthy shots. Here is a quick sample of my friend Ken.

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Back from the zoo

Published September 11th, 2011

I am always amazed at some of the great photographs you can get at your local zoo. If you think about it, many of us are only about 30min to an hour away from all sorts of exotic animals. I think it is a great way to break out of your normal rut of photography. Even though you are in a relatively closed loop environment the animals still dictate the photos you will get. This can be wonderful and disappointing at the same time. I recommend going out with an open mind... me I really wanted a stunning picture of the Tigers... they decided to sleep for the 20mins I watched them... I was surprised by the Larikeets and got a keeper out of it.

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Excited to get started

Published September 9th, 2011

It feels so good to finally start posting images and sharing them on such a wonderful site. I have to say BRAVO to all the photographers on I have found such inspiration from many images on the site. The level of quality here kept me coming back for more and I knew this is where I wanted to share my work. The "Awesome" feature of the simplified domain hosting for my portfolio (still working on setting this up) sealed the deal for me.

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