Favorite Photo, October 18

Acadia National Park at Night. October 18, 2017.

Last fall I went on my first trip to Acadia National Park. I arrived long after sunset but that was not going to stop me from taking pictures. I drove into the park, found a small parking area beside the road and stopped to take pictures.

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Favorite Photo, October 17

Sunny in the Park, Columbus, Ohio. October 17, 2017.

If you have been following along with this series for a while, you already know our dog Sunny is one of my favorite subjects. We were walking through his favorites park when I stopped to do a portrait.  This is my favorite photo for October 17.

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Favorite Photo, October 15

Graceland University Residence Life Staff, Lamoni, Iowa. October 15, 2007.

This is the only photo in my “favorite photos” folder for October 15. There are over 3400 images in my favorite photos folder. That averages out to about 9 photos per date, scattered across all of the dates of the year. But in real life it doesn’t work out that way. For one relatively recent date (September 29) I have over 50 favorite photos and for some dates I have no favorite photos at all.

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Favorite Photo, October 14

Autumn Leaves, Columbus, Ohio. October 14, 2012.

I was taking our dog for a walk through our neighborhood and looking at all of the fallen leaves. I stopped and took a picture of this cluster of leaves with my iPhone. I processed the photo with one of my favorite smart phone apps, Painteresque. It is my favorite photo for this date.

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Favorite Photo, October 11

Shannon Miller on the Beam. The Myriad, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. October 11, 1992.

Shannon Miller is the most decorated U.S. gymnast, male or female, at the Olympic Games, with a total of 7 medals. She was part of the gold medal winning “Magnificent Seven” team at the 1996 Olympics. It was my happy privilege to photograph her a few months after she won several medals at the 1992 Olympics.

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Favorite Photo, October 8

Tree Reflections at Dusk, Seney National Wildlife Refuge, Michigan’s U.P. October 8, 1998.

It was the end of a beautiful day at the Seney National Wildlife Refuge, one of my favorite places on the planet. The light was fading rapidly in the west as I took my last few photos. The fading light of dusk ended up being my favorite photo of the day, and one of my all time favorite photos.

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Favorite Photo, October 7

Sunset, Vermilion Lakes, Banff National Park, Canada. October 7, 2012.

This is the story behind one of my favorite images. It was a dreary cloudy, day in Banff with rain and drizzle off and on all day long. Most of the afternoon I was hanging out in the fireplace room at a bed and breakfast and visiting with the other guests, all Canadian.

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In Memory of Mike Baroli

Mike Baroli

NOTE: This was originally posted January 10, 2011. Thanks to a recent thank you note from Mike’s wife, I decided to expand and re-post this article October 5, 2018.

I just received an e-mail from one of Mike Baroli’s cousins with the sad news that Mike passed away December 19, 2010. The memorial service was yesterday at Spring Creek Baptist Church in Oklahoma City. Mike Baroli is the photographer that changed my life.

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