Party and Power Posted in Photo Blog, Portfolio, on April 20, 2011 During my vacation I took a road trip down to Tampa to see my brother and explore the area. I ended up hopping in a car and just driving around for a few hours.. well around 3 just exploring the area around Tampa. I ended up all the way up in Clearwater Beach just driving around watching people. I thought this boat and scooter rental place was a ... 0 Stripped Dreams Posted in Photo Blog, on December 15, 2010 It is way to cold here after spending last winter in Florida.  I was looking through my archives and found this photo from my visit to a small private airplane graveyard near St. Augustine, FL.  I didn’t exactly have permission to take photographs here but it was to crazy looking to pass it up.  The planes were stripped for their useful pa ... 8 Light Graffiti Posted in Photo Blog, on July 14, 2010 Here is a photo out of the archives.  A few of my friends wanted to play around with some sparklers so I had to shoot some photos of them.  This was at the fireworks show on Jacksonville Beach, FL.  Unfortunately we were upwind from the show and smoke clouded most of the fireworks.  So all of us decided to make our own fireworks show on the bea ... 0 Your New Wingman Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on March 16, 2010 Well its been a long time since I have updated the photoblog. Many things have been going on keeping me from this.. I will have lots of new updates coming regularly again soon hopefully. In the mean time here is an HDR portrait I made of a fellow photographer while we exploring a plane graveyard in St. Augustine, Florida. 2 Festival of Lights Posted in Photo Blog, on December 1, 2009 Christmas spirit has begun in Jacksonville. This last weekend was the Festival of Lights in Jacksonville. There were events all week and I had the pleasure of picking out a great spot to take photos of the boat parade and the stunning firework display. 4 Bliss Posted in Favorite Photos, HDR, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on October 9, 2009 I was out on a photography adventure with my friend Mia and we found this almost deserted beach with lots of drift wood that would wash in from the ocean or erode away from the shore. It was stunningly beautiful here. So peaceful and tranquil. We walked around for several hours and I captured this photo when she was relaxing on this piece of dri ... 0 A Game Won & Celebrating After Posted in Photo Blog, on September 28, 2009 My friend Mia was excited that her favorite team Auburn won the game and was rocking out to some music at my house after the game. Her expressions were so perfect and I had to capture a picture of them. 0 Loading A Ship Posted in HDR, on September 7, 2009 I took a recent drive up to the Fernandina Beach area north of Jacksonville and was amazed at all it takes to load and unload these ships that dock in the port here. I will hopefully be coming back to more regular updates.. been super busy lately. 0 Colorful Thunderstorm Posted in Photo Blog, on August 12, 2009 I watched this thunderstorm developing over Jacksonville while driving home.. It was very defined and produced so much rain. I really enjoy watching thunderstorms down here in Florida. 8 Wienermobile Posted in Photo Blog, on July 20, 2009 The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is in Jacksonville! I had to follow it a bit until it stopped somewhere but managed to take a few photos of it and even get my own wiener whistle! It is like being a kid all over again! You can find out when the Wienermobile may visit your city by following their Hotdogger Blog. 0 Looming Thunderstorm Posted in Photo Blog, on July 15, 2009 I was on the Jacksonville Beach Pier on Monday hoping to see the smoke trail from the space shuttle launch. Unfortunately about 5 minuets before launch time it was scrubbed because of thunderstorms getting too close down near Cape Canaveral. While I was waiting for the launch we had our own thunderstorms moving in and I was hoping they would not c ... 0 Celebration Posted in Photo Blog, on July 6, 2009 It was a great 4th of July here in Jacksonville. Watched the fireworks on the beach and even had our own private display after the main one. Here is a photo of some mortars being set off almost all at once. I hope your 4th of July was great! 0 Street Light Rain Posted in Photo Blog, on June 29, 2009 Did the Midwest move with me to Florida? There was a tornado reported in downtown Jacksonville a few days ago.. Lots of heavy rain and high winds.. Unfortunately I was not able to get out ahead of the storm to get any great pictures but I did take this photo of heavy rain at my house. 0 4th & 4th Posted in Photo Blog, on June 24, 2009 I was trying to avoid traffic today and I came up on this stop sign.. Originally I photographed this for the graffiti on the stop sign. Not until I started processing the photo did I notice that I was at the corner of 4th & 4th. I have never seen this before! 0 Washing Up Posted in Photo Blog, on June 17, 2009 I was exploring the Jacksonville Fishing Pier today and saw this man washing up enjoying the view of the coming sunset. There were lots of people out fishing on the pier. Very interesting to watch everyone doing what they enjoy. 0 Against The World Posted in Favorite Photos, Photo Blog, Portfolio, on June 10, 2009 I found this lock attached to a railing while walking on the Main street bridge in Jacksonville. The lock looked very out of place but was obviously put there purposely. There were some other writings on it but this was the most meaningful. I would like to dedicate this photo to my friends Dusty & Lauren. 0 Broken Home Posted in Photo Blog, on May 13, 2009 An abandoned house on the intracoastal in Jacksonville, Florida. The house looked like it had been abandoned for quite some time. 0 A Fort and Palm Trees Posted in HDR, Photo Blog, on May 1, 2009 The Spanish Fort Castillo de San Marcos’ built in the 16th century in St. Augustine Florida. It was such a beautiful warm day unlike it has been in Illinois the past few days. 0 Five Flags Posted in Photo Blog, on April 17, 2009 Five flags flying at “The Landing” in Jacksonville, Florida. During my week visiting there it was an amazing time and an amazing city. 0 Flying Away Posted in Photo Blog, on April 15, 2009 A pelican startled by us driving by on a boat on the intercostal in Jacksonville, Fl. 1