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3 years, 6 months ago 0

I was looking for the Penn Store the other day, the oldest continuous business in the same family in America and I found it…… It was closed. But I was greeted by a wonderful family of golden labs
all ready to welcome me in. Starting Monday I’m on the road constantly for three weeks. In a about a week I will be doing Sun n’ Fun and then the Masters, so maybe some cool shots coming?!

I just wanted to wish you a restful or exciting weekend, whichever you prefer. When I pulled up and saw these dogs with tails wagging coming out to greet me, I thought how sweet it is to feel love, even from some golden labs.

Someday, if you give your heart to the Lord, you will get an extraordinary welcome at the gates of heaven. It’s just that simple and just that sweet……

the pilgrim

3 years, 6 months ago 0

Today I made a trip over to the Harrodsburg area for a pro call and to scout the area for photography opportunities for mine and Jim Begley’s HDR workshop in April. I stopped by to check out a place called The Great American Dollhouse Museum. I was stunned by both the
museums wonderful pieces and the lady that is the curator, Lori Kagan Moore. Lori developed an interest in doll houses and doll house furniture as a young girl, several years ago she opened the museum. This is not just a collection of finely crafted houses, people and furnishings, it’s a trip through our history. The collection leads you through a fascinating journey of America. All kinds of architecture and lifestyles of the past and present are represented. All levels of the art are also on display including rooms like the one above, crafted to the most infinite detail. This is an exciting journey for anyone interested in master craftsman and history. 6,000 Square feet of impressive dollhouses (200) and countless miniatures are incredible, but Lori is evens more impressive. Her vast knowledge of the collection and it’s historic significance in even more amazing. A very nice, and gifted lady, who has given us a wonderful gift…….

I know our photographers are going to love capturing their favorites. I can highly recommend this wonderful museum to anyone traveling to the Danville, Kentucky area. In fact the museum is worth a trip all by itself. I hope you enjoy some of the miniature scenes below, they are a small fraction
of the vast display…….

the pilgrim For more info please contact: www.thedollhousemuseum.com

*Photo Note: All images taken with the Nikon D7000, 24-120 AFS VR f4 lens, tripod and wireless
release. RAW files adjusted for white balance in Photoshop CS5 / Camera RAW.

3 years, 6 months ago 0

For some time now, when I’m in my home office, I start my morning my sitting quietly in my office and listening to contemporary Christian music as I prepare for the day, and to write the blog. The first song on my iTunes play list is Worthy Is The Lamb. This song focuses my mind on the fact that my Saviour Jesus Christ is worthy of all praise. It allows me to think about how I am to live for Him, and love others with His love. It helps me to find the power to overcome the self I could not defeat without Him. Consider the lyrics;

Thank you for the cross, Lord.
Thank you for the price you paid.
Bearing all my sin and shame, in love you came
And gave Amazing Grace.
Thank you for this love, Lord.
Thank you for the nail-pierced hands.
Wash me in Your cleansing flow, now all I know…
Your forgiveness and embrace.

Worthy is the Lamb
seated on the throne.
We crown You now with many crowns
You reign victorious!
High and lifted up
Jesus, Son of God.
The darling of Heaven, crucified…
Worthy is the Lamb

This song says it all. As we approach Easter, we remember the great sacrifice our Lord made for us when He willingly went to the cross to die for our sins. He could have stopped the whole thing, He could have refused to suffer for us, but He didn’t.

Why do I care? Because He first cared for me…………….

the pilgrim

3 years, 6 months ago 0

O.K. I don’t believe in channeling, bet you knew that, but I sure wish I could with Tony’s talent. Tony Sweet and I met many years ago when he was on his way up the ladder of success. I admire people with vision. Tony sure has it. I would never copy the work of another artist, but I sure can admire how they see, and how they translate the world they see. We learn by studying the masters in every art form. We see how they translate their vision and learn how to see better ourselves.

God knew we needed a lot of help in how to live this life He wanted for us. So He did two things, He sent the Master for us to emulate, and then when His Son went home He sent us the Holy Spirit to guide us moment to moment.

I want to be a much better photographer so I study the masters of the craft, and I want to live in a way that pleases my Heavenly Father, so I study His Son the Master. If I watch how great photographers see and capture the world they see, it helps me see the world more clearly myself.

If I study His Word I see how He lived, how much He loved others, How much He gave of Himself,
and the pattern He set for all of us to try and honor and follow.

So when you can study the Masters………

the pilgrim

*Photo Note: D7000, 24-120 AFS VR f4.