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Today we took the troops to the Charleston Fishing Docks for a morning shoot.  I decided to go for color and graphics, Jay Maisel Style.  When I was a very young photographer I studied the work of Jay and was greatly influenced by his vision of color, graphic design and simplicity. Hope you enjoy them!

 

 

 

 

So a feeble attempt at Jay, but I sure had fun!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

12 months ago 1

 

 

We did our first sunrise shoot this morning on Bandon Beach.  The light was from good to o.k. but we had a good time and produce a few nice images.

 

 

The X PRO 2 continues to turn out exceptional monochrome images in Acros setting with the red filter.

 

 

 

 

Nice morning, good group, all is good!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

 

12 months ago 2

 

 

 

Up Memorial day morning at 4:00 a.m.  flew out of Louisville and arrived in Portland at 10:40 Pacific time with a stop in Midway.   Jack picked me up at the airport and we made the 6 hour drive to Bandon for our workshop that starts tonight.  I got 10.5 hours sleep last night, the last night for such a long rest until I get home next Monday night, awe,  the life of a workshop provider and itinerant blog poster!

 

On the way down yesterday Jack showed me where he made of of my favorite shots of his of old 1940’s Chevys.  His shot is better and in better light, a better image, but I did the best I could under the circumstances!

 

We went out this morning and did a little “plinking”, that’s what I call warm up shooting, hope you enjoy the results, mostly monochrome.

 

 

and a little color!

 

 

It’s great to be back on the Oregon coast with Jack, and looking forward to meeting our new group tonight.  I’ll try to keep you posted!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

All images:  Fuji X PRO 2, 18-135 & 55-200 lenses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tomorrow, Memorial Day, I will on a plane headed to Portland to join Jack Graham for an Oregon Coast Workshop.  I will try to post blog entries next week, but often the days are long and the wireless is weak, but I promise I will do my best to get something posted!!!  While in church this morning I was thinking about what to write for my Memorial Day post, it came to me that a Memorial Day Prayer might be in order.  In a flash the Holy Spirit started to dictate what you are about to read!  Please trust me on this, this is directly from Him!  My challenge to you and to myself is to read it, think about and then have the courage to pray it to our Heavenly Father.  The best way we can honor those that have left us….. is how we live now…..

 

My Memorial Day Prayer

 

Father please forgive us…..

 

We’ve failed to SEEK YOU.

 

We’ve failed to KNOW YOU.

 

We’ve failed to OBEY YOU.

 

We’ve failed to WORSHIP YOU.

 

We’ve failed to HONOR THOSE THAT GAVE THEIR LAST FULL MEASURE OF DEVOTION FOR US.

 

We’ve failed to ACCEPT OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF ALL RACES.

 

We’ve failed to HONOR AND RESPECT THOSE THAT PROTECT US.  (POLICE, MILITARY, FIRST RESPONDERS)

 

We’ve failed to FORGIVE OTHERS AND LIVE IN HARMONY WITH THEM.

 

We’ve failed to HONOR YOU WITH OUR WORDS AND BEHAVIOR.

 

We’ve, REJECTED YOU, WALKED AWAY FROM YOU,  WE’VE FORGOTTEN ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR US, WE’VE DENIED YOU, FORSAKEN YOU.

 

Father, we’ve LIED, CHEATED, BEEN ANGRY, and FILLED WITH HATE, and I know You must be ashamed of us!

 

Father, I know we don’t deserve yet another chance.  But you said,  “If you turn away from our sins and seek me, I will forgive you and restore you.”

 

Father, I’m on my knees  asking you,  once again, to forgive me & renew me.  

 

Thank you Father that you are still listening to me!  PLEASE MAKE ME NEW AGAIN.  I come to you in the name of your Precious Son, Jesus Christ. 

 

Amen

 

Have a blessed Weekend,

 

the pilgrim

 

My holiday blessing to you:

 

Listen to this song on You Tube:

 

I’m Watching For You   by Roby Duke