In the woods photo shoot with some German Shepherds

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Went out with my girlfriends brother to shoot pictures of his dogs for him. He thinks the girl is pregnant and wanted to get some shots of him and her before she was showing to much. German Shepherds are such a beautiful breed and they fit in very well out in the woods. So we took them out to the much storied Hummel Park. This is fairly close to my place and I know it like the back of my hand due to how many times I’ve hiked through it.

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I like how crisp this one turned out.

Startled Puppy

While we were out shooting I had Jess holding a large gold reflector dish and was shinning it towards the dogs as they were coming up the trail. The younger one got spooked when she saw it she then turned tail and fled. We all had a good laugh at it and eventually the dog got over her fright and we were able to get a few shots of her running up the trail.

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The shoot went well but the dogs did manage to make it into the brambles and cockaburs which led to a lot more editing time than I had hoped for.

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One Happy Pup.

R2AK looks like fun.

I’ve always wanted to learn how to sail.

Wildwood Art Barn Show

I have a bunch of my art on display at a little place in Nebraska City called the Wildwood Art Barn. If you’re in the area I encourage you to check it out.

http://www.wildwoodhistoriccenter.org/about-the-barn/

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Bench Sessions Number One.

 

I helped a friend out with this new podcast series with singer/songwriter types. The first episode will include most of the members of local band Bazile Mills, and Jared Burton who happened to be in town from California. Jared is traveling the country via train and managing to cram in as many gigs as he can along the way.

Bench Sessions will be an interesting project to follow.

Read Hear Nebraska’s Article Here.

Follow the Series on Facebook Here.

Follow Jared Burton on Facebook Here.

Follow Bazile Mills on Facebook Here.

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Out shooting

Trying to get that quintessential shot of my home town of Omaha, Nebraska. This was another failed attempt, but the background images I took from my phone are interesting to look at.

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Port Aransas, TX

Took a tirp down to Port Arasnas, Texas this year to visit my girlfriend’s aunt. We had meant to fly down but due to unforeseen circumstances, a broken plane and a sudden anxiety attack, we ended up driving down instead. Road trips tend to be much more fun anyway!

The drive from Omaha, NE to just the norther edge of Texas is a beast in and of itself. That is even the halfway point on our journey south. We had BBQ in Kansas at Arthur Bryants and managed to find the Hipster part of Oklahoma City. Hipsters are known for being synonymous with great and/or interesting food. When in doubt follow the beards and skinny jeans to an amazing meal.

Hipster Oklahoma City.

Hipster Oklahoma City.

Port Arasnas is a bit touristy but that can have it’s own unique charm. The high cost of living on this small strip of land leaves one to wonder where all the day workers were coming from. We latter soon found out that most of the people who worked in Port Aransas have to be ferried in from the city just north every morning.

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Thanks to Jessica’s aunt Doris for providing us with a beautiful place to stay right near the gulf.

 

I got some good photos for my portfolio as well:

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Here’s my Portfolio Page on NDS for Port Aransas.

These Birds

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Some shots from my last excursion to go see the sandhill cranes near Kearney, Nebraska. I typically go every year and rent a photo blind in Rowe Sanctuary, this year I’m doing it a bit differently and just traveling out there on my accord and seeing if I can get a decent shot that way.

This Bridge

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