4th of July, 2012

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Shots of the Pittsburg, Kansas 4th of July fireworks display. Shots were taken from near my home, rather than my usual spot down by the golf course. In a slightly different move, I also focused on monochromatic shots this year. … Continue reading

4th of July, 2011

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Shots of the Pittsburg, Kansas 4th of July fireworks display. Shots were taken from Lincoln Park, near the 10th hole of the golf course. View Full Set on Flickr »

Beitzinger Fire

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A fire Saturday afternoon has consumed two buildings in downtown Pittsburg. Pittsburg Fire crews were called to the corner of Eighth and Broadway around 3 p.m. Saturday to heavy smoke coming out of one of the second floor of one … Continue reading

Le Hunt, Kansas

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Le Hunt once the site of a cement plant that operated by the Porter Company from the mid 1800′s until the depression years of the 1930′s. It was a company town named after Leigh Hunt who was the contractor who … Continue reading

Tameshigiri

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Today’s shoot featured Shea practicing test cutting with his katana, a Japanese technique known as tameshigiri. During the Edo period in Japanese history, the most skilled swordsmen were chosen to test swords, so that the swordsman’s skill was not a … Continue reading

Portraits of Gabriel

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Saturday morning was the launch of the 2010 PSU Gorillas football season at home. To kick things off, I scheduled a shoot for a little boy up at the stadium ahead of the pregame celebrations. Despite an attack of allergies, … Continue reading

Picher, OK

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Picher, Oklahoma is an abandoned mining town located in Northeastern Oklahoma, just before the Kansas border. It is part of a heavily mined area of lead and zinc that was ultimately bought out by the EPA due to the dangerous … Continue reading

Random Outdoor Shoot

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I have aptly named this the Random Outdoor Shoot because it was fairly unplanned, done with a model from Craigslist, and just sort of went as it went. Practiced a lot on some exposure stuff while we were at it. … Continue reading

Old Cameras

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Today I decided to get out a few of my old cameras from my collection and take some shots. Yes, you may call it cliché, but I still think it made for a few nice shots. View set on Flickr … Continue reading

August PSSEK

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These are shots from our photo walk downtown in Pittsburg, Kansas after the August meeting for the Photographic Society of Southeast Kansas. Just a few random shots, plus some Alfred Hitchcockian bird action happening that evening. View full gallery on … Continue reading

Arcadia

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Today I went to Arcadia, KS in order to photograph some of the old, broken down buildings. I lasted about twenty minutes before finding an abandoned pipe in the ground to go with the abandoned buildings. As a results, the … Continue reading