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Some Happy Guys…

I have some very happy guys in my house right now. Why? Because I received this email yesterday afternoon: Your photo entitled Flyin High over Battle Creek is the winner of this week’s Detroit News Celebrate Michigan! photo contest. You win 2 tickets to the Aug. 17 Tigers game at Comerica Park! I hope you… Read More

County of Kent Purchase Award

Upon attending the festival 2008 reception last night, I was pleased to discover my photograph – In Their Loving Hands (Gerald R. Ford Funeral) – received a County of Kent Purchase Award! This literally means the photograph was purchased for its asking price, and it will now hang in some County facility. In Their Loving… Read More

Michigan Photo Competition

I received an exciting email today… “Thank you for submitting your entries for the Michigan Photo Competition at the Art Center of Battle Creek. There were many quality entries judged on an anonymous basis by juror Anthony Thompson, Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University. The judging has been completed and we are pleased to… Read More


Somehow, I came across this online photo of my son with his first milkshake. My son was only three years old when this was taken – it seems SO long ago! He looks so cute and innocent in this image. Not that he isn’t cute now – but hey – he’s eight already! He’s had… Read More

Shoot the Hills 2008 Category Win!

I’d like to announce that I landed a First Place category win in an event called Shoot the Hills this past weekend at Hocking Hills State Park near Logan, Ohio! Shoot the Hills is an annual photography weekend and competition in the Hocking Hills State Park. The highlight is a 24-hour photo contest. Photographers in… Read More

Holy Cow Again!

Holy Cow does it again! My little cow in front of the St. Patrick’s Church in Parnell was just accepted into the Newaygo County Council of the Arts 2008 Statewide Photography Competition! The show runs from March 22 through April 26, 2008 with a Reception & Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 12, from 10:00 am… Read More

Holy Cow!

On Monday, February 4th, I was officially informed I was chosen for a “People’s Choice Award” at the Grand Rapids First United Methodist Church Celebration of the Arts show! The FUMC congregation purchased Holy Cow to remain in their permanent art gallery. Click on the image itself to see the detail:In honor of the award… Read More

People's Choice Award?

There’s a strong possibility I may have earned a “People’s Choice Award” at the Grand Rapids First United Methodist Church Celebration of the Arts show! At the lovely reception held on Friday, January 25, I was pleasantly surprised to discover my Holy Cow! image marked with a special green star indicating it would be voted… Read More

Photo of the Day

The Winds of November image posted below was awarded the MyParkPhotos.com Photo of the Day award for November 28, 2007. Thanks to everyone for the great feedback on my image!

LAKE Magazine Project Snapshot Finalist

LAKE Magazine just had their first Photography Contest – and received more than 1,000 entries. They were looking for the best shots of the Great Lakes region – and there were some very fine entries. I received runner-up in the Lake Michigan category with this twilight image of Grand Haven. I also received an honorable… Read More