September 26, 2014

I shoot photos still. And like it.

Here are a few from the lovely month of September. It's been a blur this summer, but good things are happening.

June 26, 2014

Tri Kids

While the US vs. Germany game in the World Cup may arguably be a bigger deal today in sports, these kids got a taste of what it's like to be in a triathlon.

May 27, 2014

"Beat Dow"

They didn't.  Sean covered the game action, so I stuck to the student section for the second half of the game.

May 2, 2014

Storm chasing

The bee's knees

Cathy Breternitz puts on protective clothing before moving a shipment of bees into a hive at her home in Midland on April 11. Breternitz's bees, like many hives in the area, did not survive the winter due to the excessively cold temperatures. She has been keeping bees since 2008 for pollination and for the honey they produce.

April 23, 2014


I have to be honest.  I'd rather shoot softball than baseball.  While I enjoy watching the Tigers once they reach the playoffs, there is no doubt that baseball is a slower sport.  Softball is more batter friendly which leads to more plays at home, and just more plays in general.

Spring fire and flood

April update.

March 21, 2014

Lancer pride

For the second year in a row the Lady Lancers battled to the state semifinal game.  And, like last year, they fell short of their ultimate goal. Still, as a photo staff we enjoyed watching their run at the title.  Maybe next year....

March 18, 2014


I'm not sure who started it, but Crankers became our late night refuge when I was in school.  I like the fact that it's almost never busy, and that it's almost always open.  Sean, Justin and I stopped by after rock climbing the other day.

Winter Scene

I make a conscious effort each winter to avoid complaining about the weather as much as the next guy.  I understand that talking about the weather is way to relate to people and acknowledge what we all have in common.  The snow falls on the good and the bad.  It's the ultimate common denominator.  So it's natural to bring up the "horrible" weather in conversation.  The snow.  The shoveling the driveway for the eighteenth time.  The car accidents.  The sub 20 degree days.  It's common.  And to be honest, I often use it as an icebreaker while on assignment.

But like warm summer days at the beach, there is a beauty to winter too.  It's different. There is a sharpness to it.  And I fear that in focusing on the negative we'll miss that.  Some of the best times I've had this year was snowboarding down a mountain in New Hampshire with my brother and best friends.

I don't want to paint a false reality either.  It would be wrong to gloss over the real pain that weather can cause.  I went to a fatal car accident and a fully engulfed house fire recently that were both due to the frigid temperatures.

I guess my hope is that as we long for summer, we won't miss what today has to offer.  And, since spring starts this week, maybe I'm making a moot point anyway.