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Archive for April 2012


April 30, 2012

There were days when I would venture out to take some random photos and would always run into some amazing dogs to photograph.  After sorting through some files I found these dog photos and realized they all followed a trend. THEY HAD THEIR TONGUES OUT.  So here are my tongue in cheek dogs.  Please enjoy.  […]


April 29, 2012

Here we go again with another great challenge from Jakesprinter’s “SUNDAY POST: SHELTER”.  My entries are these photos I took in February 2012, depicting one of the last action the Occupy Pittsburgh Movement erected on their last day in residence on Mellon Green in downtown Pittsburgh before their eviction. LAST STAND   BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!


April 28, 2012

The new challenge sponsored by The Daily Post at WordPress is “TOGETHER”.  What better way to come together than at a wedding.  Here are some more photos I was privileged to take at Tracy and Randy’s wedding early this month. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!


April 27, 2012

TRACY & RANDY’S WEDDING I had the pleasure of photographing my first wedding this month.  Randy and Tracy are a beautiful couple, who made my job very easy.  They had a beautiful wedding that was filled with love and joy.                   BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!  


April 25, 2012

My blogger friend over at Another Day in Paradise told me it was World Penguin Day so I had to take part in their celebration by featuring them in my blog today.  Check out this site on Penguin Awareness Day for more information and don’t forget to watch the Penguin dance as well. What is World […]


April 24, 2012

Sorry for being late with my entry for Jakesprinter’s SUNDAY POST: STAIRWAY.  I searched and searched for a photo to present that I had not posted before and came up with the stairway I shot in our new Consol Energy Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins. “There is no elevator to success. You have to […]


April 24, 2012

Frizztext has given us our new challenge for today from the A-Z ARCHIVE.  Our task is to find a photo starting with the letter “Q”.  I must admit at first I had a hard time thinking of something I had in my photo archives.  Then I remembered some pictures I had taken last fall on a […]


April 23, 2012

The Daily Post at WordPress has for its’ weekly challenge the theme “SUN”.  Check out their challenge on above link along with other related posts. SUN ON A DUCKS BACK   “Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” Samuel Smiles BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!


April 23, 2012

Over the weekend I traveled to Lancaster, PA with a tour group from Lenzer tour and travel to visit Sight & Sound Millenium Theater’s presentation of “JONAH“.  We were transported back in time and witnessed the Bible come to life on stage.  We experienced a spectacular special effects, beautiful epic sets, and dozens of animals, […]


April 19, 2012

The Digital Photography School has selected for its’ weekly challenge the theme WIDE OPEN.  The images collected are to be shot with large Apertures. Remember a large aperture (a big wide open hole in your lens) translates to a low number. So all the images should be taken at between f0.95 and f1.8. If we do not have a […]