Saturday, November 22, 2014

reflecting

november reflection
I've been doing a lot of reflecting this week.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pops 1937-2014 R.I.P

pops
My dad....what can I say. He taught me how to hunt, fish, drive, repair things....everything... in a nutshell. He was the kindest person I've ever met, always thinking of others but also one of the toughest. I've seen him endure decades of physical pain, seldom complaining, always saying I'll be fine. My words will never be enough.....I'm going to miss him. Thanks pops for showing me so much.....and for your words of wisdom in the wee hours of the morning of your last day. Thanks Pops!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

willie

willie the fisherman
I met a guy named Willie at the boat ramp on Sunday afternoon. He is 83 and is a Korean war veteran. I took a few photos while we talked and what a delightful guy. He spoke about politics, poverty, kids, war and mans sinful nature. It would do the younger generation good to listen to wise older folks. It might help you avoid some of the pitfalls of life.

Sunday, November 02, 2014

TNC facedown

the music

dunk'd

the word

fellowship

communion

Friday, October 31, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

historical church tour


1841 Bible
I saw this pre civil war era Bible at an old Baptist Church while on assignment.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

unashamed

Mr. Lee listens to Jesus music

Monday, October 27, 2014

The hunt

before the hunt
When I got this assignment I was very excited. This would be right in my wheel house, getting to hang out with my people, boys from the deep south who ain't scared of the woods. The story was about wounded soldiers who get to participate on a annual deer hunt that is held on property own by the government. I had conjured up this really cool photo in my head but as it turns out sometimes I only got to shoot a few photos of the hunters getting ready in 85 degree heat in icky light. I followed them to the blind and shot a few photos that I didn't like. Then I made my way back to the truck trying not to spook any deer. Randy, the guide for the hunt said he had pictures of a big buck on his trail camera for his wounded warrior friend, Danny. I liked Randy, he was a hunter. He told me he was worried when he heard he had a photographer coming. He didn't want some city boy in penny loafers messing up his hunt. I think it was obvious I didn't fit that bill. Danny's vehicle was hit by an IED during the war and he suffered crushed legs and a plethora of back injuries. He spent 3 years in a wheelchair and he said they told him he'd never walk again. He looked at me and said well I'm walking ain't I? Yes sir you are I said. From start to finish the photos took maybe 15 minutes. It was an afternoon assignment and I couldn't stay any longer....I had such high hopes for this one.....

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

cancer walk




10,000 people at this cancer walk, pretty amazing.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Friday night football

Can't believe we are already 7 games into the season.