Category Archives: Photography

International Tiger Day / Global Tiger Day Photos

My favorite animal is the tiger.  Being cats, seeing them active at the zoo requires getting there early or when the keepers are there for talks or feeding.

I really don’t have a bucket list per se, but the opportunity to be up close and personal with a tiger would be on it if I did. The enclosure for the tigers at the Jacksonville Zoo puts a very strong and thick piece of glass between you and the tiger, but it’s about as close as I’ve ever been to a tiger. It was a thrill to be that close. Sure, I want to pet one some day, but I am grateful for the opportunity to be up close and personal in any capacity I can.

Tigers in the wild are extremely endangered due to hunting, poaching, and habitat loss. Anything and everything that can be done to raise awareness of impending extinction is a very good thing.

I took an animal behavior course in college and studied the Tigers at the Philadelphia Zoo for a few weeks. It was one of most fun things I did in college. No special access to the Tigers, just watched them for an hour a couple times a week. It was a fun project though.

I learned that tigers can be distinguished from one another by the markings over their eyes. I also heard a lot of people calling them lions. In fact, the non-scientific name to my report was “Look at the Lions”. Some days I wish I could spend my entire day at a zoo or aquarium to not only study the animals, but how the people describe or react to them.

Here is a collection of my photos from the Jacksonville Zoo on April 2, 2015.

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One More for The Fans: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Nov 12, 2014 – Photos (part 1)

The tribute to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta has just aired on AXStv and will be released on DVD this month. I was lucky enough to attend the show and this is the first chance I’ve had to post the photos to my web site. It was an amazing night of music with some remarkable performances from amazingly talented musicians.

Here is group one of the photos.

Randy Houser, Jimmy Hall, Robert Randolph, Aaron Lewis

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Blackberry Smoke, O.A.R., Cheap Trick

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John Hiatt, moe., Warren Haynes, Gov’t Mule

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All Time Low Stars – Nashville 9/16/2014

Photo selects from the All Time Low Stars show at the Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, TN on September 16, 2014

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Photography For Sale

Computer Issues have set me Back a little bit, but I have started a gallery for some of my favorite personal photographs.

This gallery will offer prints and digital downloads, and you can reach out to me for commercial licensing options.

For the time being I am hosting it through Shutterfly Pro Galleries. The link is below and thanks for looking!

http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/CreativelyMusical/cmphotos

Here are just some of the photos in the collections:

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My Photographs

I setup a Shutterfly Pro Gallery nearly a year ago, but only got around to actually putting photos into it tonight.

I am starting with some of my nature photographs. They include shots of the sky, landscapes, the recent ice storm, wildlife and more.

I will be adding and updating the Nature gallery periodically.

Here’s the link – http://www.shutterfly.com/pro/CreativelyMusical/nature

Thanks for checking it out!

Photography: Full Moon Rising 9/19/2013

Tonight’s moon rise. It was a gold color as it rose above the horizon. Most of these edits are close to the color it was, a few are a little lighter or darker due to exposure time and Lightroom editing.

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THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE 2013 CHRISTMAS TIME’S-A-COMIN’ TOUR

Personal note: I saw The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas show a couple of years ago and it’s a must see. So much fun for all ages. Here’s a link to my personal photos from the show I attended. http://caewebdesigner.com/photography/orb-christmas/orb-christmas.html

Source: Webster PR

THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE 2013 CHRISTMAS TIME’S-A-COMIN’ TOUR

Legendary award-winning, hit-making group celebrate 24th Anniversary of Christmas Tour

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 16, 2013)– Grammy Award-winning music legends The Oak Ridge Boys will celebrate their 24th Anniversary of their annual Christmas Tour in 2013 with a festive show featuring live performances of holiday classics and their biggest hits.  Additionally, Richard Sterban, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Joe Bonsall are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of The Oak Ridge Boys.  The Oak Ridge Boys came together in 1973, beginning as gospel singers, became a top act in country music and then crossed over to pop with the monster hit “Elvira” in 1981.  The song became their fourth No. 1 country hit, reached No. 5 on the pop charts, won the group a Grammy® award and went on to become one of only a handful of singles released out of Nashville ever to go double platinum.  The Oak Ridge Boys recently became members of the Grand Ole Opry®.

The Oak Ridge Boys are known for creating a show atmosphere of holiday cheer with their Christmas tour, which consistently receives rave reviews and has become a holiday tradition in its own right since its start 24 years ago.  The masterful blends of new and traditional yuletide tunes are enhanced by the powerhouse group’s renowned four-part harmonies.

“Christmas is my favorite time of the year. The Oak Ridge Boys get to take our Christmas tour all over the USA, sharing joy, happiness, gifts, families getting together, and, of course, the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. Our Christmas shows are the highlight of our year,” says Oak Ridge Boy Duane Allen.

The Oak Ridge Boys will be filling the holiday season with the celebrated sounds of their Christmas Time’s A-Coming CD (Gaither Gospel Series). The album was released to retail outlets in 2012, with an exclusive version of the CD available at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, featuring two heartwarming bonus tracks that capture the meaning of the season. The Christmas Time’s A-Coming album marks the Oaks’ sixth holiday CD.
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“Our 40th Anniversary tour dates are turning into celebrations everywhere we go. We have chosen a busy schedule so we can say ‘thank you’ to the many promoters, radio stations, fairs, festivals, and our wonderful fans who have all supported us for so many years. We hope everyone will come on out and celebrate with us,” adds Allen.
Christmas Time’s-A-Comin’ Tour Dates:
Nov 5-7 – Branson, MO
Nov 12-14 – Branson, MO
Nov 16 – Wisconsin Dells, WS
Nov 19-21 – Branson, MO
Nov 25 – Portsmouth, OH
Nov 29 – Sioux Falls, SD
Nov 30 – Des Moines, IA
Dec 1 – Cheyenne, WY
Dec 2 – Salt Lake City, UT
Dec 3 – Cedar City, UT
Dec 5 – Billings, MT
Dec 6 – Boise, ID
Dec 7 – Kennewick, WA
Dec 8 – Lewiston, ID
Dec 9 – Spokane, WA
Dec 10 – Eugene, OR
Dec 11 – Redding, CA
Dec 12 – Yountville, CA
Dec 13 – Northridge, CA
Dec 14 – Coachella, CA
Dec 15 – Tucson, AZ
Dec 16 – Amarillo, TX
Dec 17 – Topeka, KS
Dec 18 – Cedar Rapids, IA
Dec 19 – Wabash, IN
Dec 20 – Akron, OH
Dec 21 – Toledo, OH
Dec 22 – Green Bay, WI
ORB_ChristmasCD_cvr_lrgTracks on Christmas Time’s A-Coming
1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
2. Peterbilt Sleigh
3. Here Comes Santa Claus
4. Christmas Time’s A-Coming
5. White Christmas
6. All I Want For Christmas Is You
7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
8. Getting Ready For A Baby
9. Joy To The World
10. Mary, Did You Know?
11. Mary Had A Little Lamb
12. Glorious Impossible

ORB_40thAnniv_cvr_lrgTracks on The Oak Ridge Boys 40th Anniversary Collection
1. Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight
2. Elvira
3. An American Family
4. Thank God For Kids
5. Amazing Grace
6. God Will Take Care of You
7. American Made
8. Jesus Is Coming Soon
9. G.I. Joe & Lillie
10. How Great Thou Art
11. The Star-Spangled Banner

For more information, please visit: www.oakridgeboys.com.

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