Monthly Archives: August 2011

No Gellman

I’m used to seeing signs taped around the stage during Outlaws shows, but usually they are set lists or lyrics. Saturday night at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania was a little different.  The band and crew were all smiles as they had a good practical joke on me. They could have put the No […]

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Double trouble at the Birchmere

The Outlaws and Blackberry Smoke tore up a nearly full house at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia on Friday night. Lucky fans saw three solid hours of music. These are two bands who should each be headliners, but the Outlaws forty year history put them on top for this tour. Blackberry Smoke started the evening […]

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Pick a chair… any chair

Outlaws bassist Randy Threet stepped out in front of the band during the sound check before Thursday’s Outlaws show at the Infinity Music Hall in Norfolk, Connecticut. I don’t think he’s going solo. He’s just checking out the sound. The sound check was extra long because the band was rehearsing some of the seven new […]

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Homeland Security survivors

I’m on the road with the Outlaws and Blackberry Smoke through Saturday. First stop was BB King’s Blues Club in New York City on Wednesday night. After their set, BBS asked me to get a shot of them outside, so we walked a block to Times Square and got off a few shots without stopping […]

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The magic of good lighting and air conditioning

This new shot of Henry Paul and Dave Robbins has been on the BlackHawk facebook page for a couple of weeks now, so I guess it’s okay to finally post it here. I like this as well as any portrait I’ve ever done of them. It’s been over 25 years since I’ve owned studio lighting […]

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Steep stairs

The inside of Old Baldy lighthouse would make an unusual multi-level apartment. The stairs between levels are a bit steep, and the place desperately needs air conditioning, but with a decent interior designer, a little feng shui, and maybe a trip to Ikea, it could be livable. Biggest advantage… extra thick walls make it the […]

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View from Old Baldy

As you can see, I’m not in Hickory anymore. Or Asheville. Took a short trip to the beach and ended up on Bald Head Island for an afternoon of shooting. I climbed the stairs to the top of Old Baldy, which is the oldest lighthouse on the North Carolina coast. This window is about half […]

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Night stalking in Asheville

Here’s another shot from Saturday night in Asheville. I walked around the downtown area for a couple hours looking for interesting things for high dynamic range (HDR) composites. This very ordinary parking deck on Rankin Street looked like a good possibility, so I set up my tripod and shot nine exposures from 1/5 of a […]

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