Thursday, December 6, 2007

Save the Red Baron Pizza Squadron

I got this note in my inbox this evening from Ed Shipley and I wanted to get it out to as many people as possible.

Dear Member,

On December 3, The Schwan Food Company decommissioned The Red Baron Pizza Squadron after 28 years of amazing air show flying. The Red Barons are truly an American treasure and their abrupt retirement is a devastating loss to our national aviation heritage. We need to do something about it and we need your help to do it.

Please click on the link below to go to and sign a petition we've started called:


Most importantly, please pass this link around and encourage all your friends to do the same. Also, if you have an account with be sure to vote for the submission below so we can bring this to the attention of as many people as possible. Together we might all be able to make a difference so future generations can enjoy the sights and sounds of the greatest civilian formation team of all time.

Thank you for your consideration.

Ed Shipley

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Boston Red Sox give me an early birthday present, Sign Mike Lowell to 3 year deal

Well they were a day early but the Sox gave me a present yesterday when they signed the league's best defensive 3rd baseman, Mike Lowell to a 3 year contract extension. Good news for Sox fans as Mike was crucial to the team winning the World Series this year.

Here's a picture of Mike during the 2007 World Series Victory Parade taken in Boston on Boylston Street.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Schilling Resigns with the Sox

Well after my last post I figured and the buzz around town was that Curt was going away. Instead he signs a deal worth $8 million with another $5 or so million in incentives.

This picture was taken during the victory parade on Boylston Street right in front of Shreve, Crump, and Low.

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Thursday, November 1, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Boston Red Sox Victory Parade - 2007 World Series Champions

I took my son to the victory parade for the Red Sox yesterday right in front of my work on Boylston Street in Boston. Here is a shot of Manny Ramirez and "Big Papi" David Ortiz. I have about 180 shots of the parade on my website.

Congratulations to the 2007 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox. Now all we have to do is resign Mike Lowell! I think Curt knows he's not going to be playing for the Red Sox already.

Click the image for a larger size. And visit the website for more pictures.

Friday, October 26, 2007

My favorite images - 500 Boylston Street, Boston

This is a different look than you get from most shots of this building. This is under the main arch out in front. Looking almost straight up. I chose this shot today as it's not far from Fenway Park where the Boston Red Sox are leading the Colorado Rockies two games to none in the 2007 World Series.

Thanks for looking, click the image for a larger size.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The Zipper - Favorite Image

This is a night shot, one of my first shots shooting long exposures. This is the Zipper ride at the 2007 Hillsborough Hot Air Balloon Festival in Hillsborough, NH.

This was about a 6 second exposure at f/22, ISO 200 using the Nikon D50 and the 18-55 DX II Nikkor lens. I really like how this turned out I like the texture to the orange and red neon of the ride intertwining.

Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 12, 2007

My favorite images - Butterfly

Another one of my favorite images. This one is a butterfly feeding on nectar. I do not own a true macro lens, this was taken with the Nikkor 70-300mm VR lens at York's Wild Animal Kingdom in York, Maine.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

My Favorite Jet - F/A-22 Raptor

Ok so here are a couple of shots of my favorite jet on the planet. This is the Lockheed|Martin F/A-22 Raptor. This is "THE" next generation warplane. It's super sleek lines and it's invisibility to radar makes it one sexy bird.

These shots were taken at the 2007 Rhode Island - Air National Guard Open House and Air Show at Quonset Point, Rhode Island.

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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

My Favorite Images - Cape Neddick "Nubble" Lighthouse

Here is the next photo in my ongoing series for my favorite images.

This one is of the Cape Neddick or Nubble Lighthouse in York, Maine USA. It is said this lighthouse is the "one of Maine's most photographed lighthouses".

This shot was taken at Sohier Park in York, Maine.

The station was established in 1879. The present lighthouse was built in 1879 and was automated in 1987.
Construction materials: Cast iron lined with brick
Height of tower: 41 feet; Height of focal plane: 88 feet
Original optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1879); Present optic: Fourth-order Fresnel (1928)

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Thursday, October 4, 2007

My first sale

This was the first image that I sold from my website. It was taken at the Pittsfield Balloon Festival in Pittsfield, NH. I woke up that morning at 3:30AM to make sure I was in a good spot for taking pictures for a 6AM mass ascension.

This was only my second balloon festival and it was a great event put on by the Pittsfield Rotary.

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Increasing Traffic with BlogRush

I just added a tool that should increase the traffic to my blog and also my website.

If you want your own BlogRush just click here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My favorite Images - de Brazza Monkey

I'll try and post some of my favorite and also some of my newest images here on my blog. Here is one of my all time favorite images. Click the image for a larger size.

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This image was taken at York's Wild Animal Kingdom in York, ME.

I love the way this little monkey, I'm not even sure what kind of primate it is, is staring intently at something.