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2 weeks, 5 days ago 14

 

Sorry for being so late posting, but I have a good excuse!  Sherelene and I flew out to Las Vegas Monday and I’ve been enjoying my bride, and visiting with a lot of dear friends, but the work starts today!!!!  I have a meeting at noon to see a software package you will definitely be hearing more about, critiques from 1:30 to 3:00, and a lecture at 3:15!  Then the after hours party tonight.  Busy but loving every minute of it!

 

This morning I got over to Nikon’s sensor cleaning room and was able to see a lot of my old Nikon friends!  It was great to see them all, but Mark Kettenhofen, shown above “Peddling uphill” is a very dear friend with whom I had many great adventures in the Nikon years, some were peddling uphill!!!  Mark and I have faced a lot of challenges together and our faith and friendship has always pulled us through!  When I get to spend time with Mark I’m reminded of how much we lean on the Lord, and how He never fails us.  Friends like Mark are far and few between, I always feel grounded when we get a few minutes together!

 

Tomorrow is a big day for me at Photoshop World.  Jay Maisel was unable to make the show so I’m stepping in to do one of his two lectures.  I’m honored and petrified to stand on the same stage he would have occupied!  Dave Black is taking the other and we met for breakfast yesterday and both lamented that these are gigantic shoes to f ill!  I’m going to open my talk by saying. “Let’s get two things straight, first, I’m not Jay Maisel, and second, neither are you!  But together we will see if we can become better photographers together!”

 

I go straight from that lecture to my own, and later in the evening have a very special opportunity.  I’m on the panel for “The Future of Digital Photography”.  This is Photoshop World’s heavy hitter all on stage for a two hour share fest.  This is my first time to be on the stage for this event and I asked if I could participate.  In Atlanta Jeremy Cowart  shared his testimony, and tomorrow night I will be sharing mine.  I’m not nervous, or scared, or concerned about what anyone will think of me or  what I have to share, I am very concerned that people’s hearts will be open to hear a message that is far more important than anything about me!  I would covet your prayers for the audience, that their hearts will be open for what I pray will be a life changing experience for some that will be there!

 

My job is simple, get on the bike and ride, and leave the destination up to Him, and I know if it’s an uphill ride, He is more than able to get me there!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

I will report, I promise!

3 weeks, 1 day ago 14

 

The image above was shot a little while back on my one year plus journey as a Fuji X System user.  I’ve been singing the song of the coming mirror-less  revolution for well over two years.  One of the websites I visit often is the Luminous Landscape, and I was interested to find the video for which I’ve provided a link below.  I have enjoyed the reports provided by Michael Reichmann on his website.  For those of you that have been following my thoughts, you will enjoy this conversation between Michael and Kevin Raber.

 

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essays/cameras/the_mirrorless_revolution.shtml

 

I have to be honest, it was good to hear the song I’ve been singing for some time now!  Enjoy!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

I will post through the week from Las Vegas.

3 weeks, 4 days ago 6

 

Yesterday’s blog entry was passed along to me by Richard Small, a dear friend who sends me a lot of thought provoking articles,  it really struck a cord with me, but I didn’t write it.  As much as I appreciate that people think I could compose that, it was not my writing. The piece brought up a lot of feelings I’ve been holding in, so what follows is my writing.

 

1.  We live in the greatest country in the world, because we have spent our most precious treasure to help millions of other citizens of the world.  We’ve given the lives of  our  men and women to assure the freedom and lives of millions of others.  For that we are resented, despised and disrespected.  Even knowing that, those same men and women would give their lives again for others.  That’s America.

 

2.  People find our mindset hard to understand, it’s pretty simple.  For the most part we are a Christian nation.  While Jesus hung on the cross he looked down and those that brutally crucified Him and said “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”  We don’t always succeed, but we try real hard.  We believe in integrity and character, and we try to live by it.


3.  Anyone who doesn’t believe in real evil, spiritual evil, Satan, the enemy, you pick the name, hasn’t read that some Americans are joining the Islamic terrorist to turn on their own country.  Yes Virginia, Evil and Stupidity are real!

 

4.   A little advice; If you want to have a good life, make it about someone else besides yourself, trust in God, love those that you are fortunate to call family and friends, and keep your word!  That about covers it.

 

5.  With all the hell in the world, is there any hope?  You bet, Jesus.

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

Headed to Las Vegas for Photoshop World, pray that I’m there for a good reason, no need to go anywhere if you are not going to do a little good.  It’s in God’s hands, it’s always in His hands……..

3 weeks, 5 days ago 21

 

With Deep Regret!

Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a celebrity drug addict and a thief.

The same can be said about drug addict Philip Seymour Hoffman who died with a needle stuck in his arm.

Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding (and short-lived marriage) was shoved down our throats, while……..

Justin Allen 23

Brett Linley 29

Matthew Weikert 29

Justus Bartett 27

Dave Santos 21

Jesse Reed 26

Matthew Johnson 21

Zachary Fisher 24

Brandon King 23

Christopher Goeke 23

and Sheldon Tate 27

…are all Marines who gave their lives last month for you.

There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.

They were young men who most likely came from rural America

seeking a chance to better themselves and to serve this country.


Pray for their families…..

 

Blessings,

the pilgrim