Monthly Archives: September 2013

10 years, 8 months ago 6

I will be on planes all day tomorrow so I won ‘t be able to post so I thought I would get ahead today!!!  I found a field of fire trucks on my way back to Spear Fish today from Sturgis.  I will share those images with you, but first a couple of wrap up points from this week in South Dakota;


1.  Some of the nicest people I’ve met in a long time.  The Black Hills Shoot Out group was very warming and welcoming, I really enjoyed my time with them!!  The team; Jason, Nicole, Les, Chad, Jerry, and the rest of the gang were all great!  Thanks guys for inviting me to your fantastic event!


2.  Thanks to all my brothers and sisters that prayed for my Friday night program. The Holy Spirit really showed up!!!  He gets all the credit and glory!!!


3.  Jack Graham and I are teaching a sold out Ohio workshop week after next, but we still have some space in  the Death Valley trip  November 7th-12th, it will be a small group and should be a great trip!!  Please consider joining us, you can contact Jack at:    Jack Graham



And Number 4.  We are definitely coming back to South Dakota in the future!!!!!




the pilgrim


Photo Note:   Fuji X-E1, 14mm, 18-55, 55-200.

10 years, 8 months ago 5


Thanks for your prayers, my talk at the Black Hills Shootout last night went great, wonderful group!!  Thanks to Jim Begley who shot me a song I needed for my last image synch!!  Thanks Jim!   This morning I wanted to sleep in but the trip up to Spear Fish Canyon sounded too inciting!  I needed to scout this area for potential shooting locations for a future workshop.  The trip was lead by Chad Coppess who I knew really knows this regain, he is the South Dakota tourism photographer.  It was a good call and this gorgeous canyon will definitely be on the to do list when we come to South Dakota!  Hope you enjoy the images, it was 31 degrees and my thumbs took an hour to thaw out!!!!



I think it is safe to say we’ve got a winner here in Spear Fish Canyon!




the pilgrim


Photo Note:  Fuji X-E1, 18-55 and 14 f 2.8 lenses

10 years, 8 months ago 8

I drove over to the Black Hills an Custer State Park today for some further scouting, the          conclusion is simple, we will run a workshop in South Dakota!  Got to find a place in the schedule!  Maybe 2015!  This is a target rich environment!  The needles area of the Black Hills ar spectacular and the valleys of Custer are equally wonderful!  I start my program at the Black Black Hills Photo Shootout tomorrow, and will be busy through the weekend, I will share some images Monday, before i fly home!  Have a great weekend!  Until then get excitd about the Black Hills!


Thanks for sharing my God given adventures with me!




the pilgrim


Photo Note:  Fuji X-E1, 18-55, 55-200.

10 years, 8 months ago 11

I arrived in Rapid City, South Dakota today via, Knoxville, Atlanta, and Minneapolis!  I got into the park in the afternoon for a little scouting!  The Badlands is definitely on my list for a future workshop, not sure when but we have to come here. The graphic nature of the landscape is utterly amazing!  I hope you enjoy some of this afternoon’s take, I can’ wait o shoot it in morning light!!




the pilgrim


Photo Note:  Fui X-E1, 18-55 and 55-200 Fujinon lenses, hand held  ISO1600