Memorial Day in Burke Co. Georgia

Burke County residents gathered at American Legion Post 120 on Monday to remember those who gave their lives while serving our country. Keynote speaker Jason R. Huffman, Maj, USAF (Retired) talked to the large Memorial Day crowd about the shift of young people desiring to serve in the military.


Canon 7D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, ISO 800, ƒ/3.2, 1/8000

Continue reading

Baseball season at the local Rec Dept

4th grader Dawson Chandler of EBA makes it into 2nd base for the Southeast Restoration Group’s team as 4th grader Eric Paterson from Blakeney Elementary tries to tag him out. Paterson plays for the AgGeorgia Farm Credit team.  Both teams are part of the Mite Boys Baseball league at Burke County Recreation Department. Find out more about Rec Department summer activities on their website:

DWS_9348-2 copy

Canon 7D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, ISO 1600, ƒ/4, 1/4000

Michelle Obama Visits Burke County, Ga

The First Lady of the United States Mrs. Michelle Obama visited Burke County Middle School, Waynesboro, GA on April 7, 2016 to observe the skills that Middle School students have learned as a result of the STEM-based learning garden which supports their “End Hunger Games” project. Members of the press from Augusta as well as Atlanta covered the event. Security was provided by the White House’s Secret Service as well as Ga State Patrol and local agencies.


Canon 7D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, ISO 200, ƒ/2.8, 1/1600

Continue reading

Hope for America

sweet sounds on the streets of DC

John Thornton

Canon 6D, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS, ISO 400, ƒ/4, 1/2000

One of my favorite shots from our time in Washington this past July. John Thornton has been out in front of the Washington Mall for at least the past decade. He plays out of an old Hymnal; but appears to know pretty much everything he plays by heart. You can listen to him play via NPR:

Considering a switch from Canon to Sony?

IMG_2718This past year, I learned about a new mirrorless system, that honestly is beginning to give the big camera companies (Nikon and Canon) a run for their money. Sony has made video cameras for years; but when they started getting into digital photography, it wouldn’t be long before they started making cameras that were highly video friendly; well, that was the plan. The one that interested me the most was probably the more affordable one, the Sony a6000. I purchased a used one (body only) from B&H Photo to try. It was only $420.

I became aware than Canon CPS would stop servicing the Canon 1D Mark III cameras in May 2016 and have been looking at a viable replacement solution. The 1D Mark IV has been an option, then the new 7D Mark II has caught my attention as well. Then I found out about Sony. The Sony a6000 has an impressive 11fps and has amazing autofocus system; but only if you use Sony glass – which is rather pricey in relationship to Canon glass.

On the sidelines at a Burke County High School Football game, Caleeb Roberson gets looked at after sustaining an injury to his should.

Sony a6000, Canon FD 135mm f/2.8, ISO 3200, ƒ/2.8, 1/400

Continue reading

Traveling in ‘Murica


Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, ISO 500, ƒ/2.8, 1/500

This past month we decided to drive our son to a survival school rather than putting him on a plane. It was an incredible adventure. I’m hopping to share some of the many areas we visited, and the stories behind them. I will add more photos to my photography facebook page. You can find it here.

One of our first stops was near the Mayberry Station Grill in Fancy Gap, Virginia. Kind of a touristy stop; but definitely worth checking out!

Continue reading