1st Place - 2011 Global Focus Photography Competition

I just learned that I have received 1st Place in the 2011 Global Focus Photography contest.  I am thrilled to have my image selected as the top winner, as well as a second image I had submitted receiving an Honorable Mention. 

1st Place Image: Boat House (Maynooth Ireland - 2010)


Honorable Mention: Stormy Wedding (Saint Malo, France - 2011)


Honorable Mention - 2010 MSU Global Focus Competition


Recently I discovered that I have received an honorable mention in the 2010 MSU Global Focus Photography Contest this year.  It is a thrill to have any of my images recognized, and I'd like to thank all the people involved for giving one of my images the nod of honorable mention.  I would alos like to thank all the people that voted for the People's Choice winner which was taken by Leigh Wolf

This image was taken in Tours France in July of 2010.  I traveled to Tours France with Bran and Leigh this summer as we went through parts of the French wine country.  I snapped this shot quickly as we walked through the city center and saw this street performing couple entertain a young girl while her mother watches intently in the background.

You can view the official winning image:

You can also view all the other winners by vititing the contest page :

Labor Day Video Shoot

In celebration of Labor Day this year, a few friends and I piled into a car and headed up north to Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge.  We went to the bridge to participate in the 52nd annual Bridge Walk.  Every year (for the last 52 anyway) they shut down the bridge on Labor Day and people from all over the country (and World) walk across the bridge.  It is quite the spectacle.  We were lucky to have great weather all weekend, we did have a nice patch of fog roll in on us as we were crossing the bridge, so that made for some interesting atmosphere to both walk and photograph.  The following video is a short compilation of the some 1000+ images I shot while on my trip.