In my “favorite photos” folder there are 15 photos taken on September 25. My favorite out of all of them, as a night shot taken during one of my photography workshops in Rocky Mountain National Park.
It was an amazing night at Maroon Lake and the moon was lighting the Maroon Bells. Although I had a dozen photos too choose from for September 23, this is is my favorite.
This image is different from what I usually do. I was in a camera store in Denver Colorado.
My favorite photo for today’s date is not only my favorite photo for September 21. It is one of my all time favorite images.
My favorite photo for September 19 was taken from the Wet Mountain Valley in Colorado, looking west at the Sangre de Cristo (Blood of Christ) Mountains. It was taken on the same trip as the September 17 photo. After shooting in Rocky Mountain National Park, I headed south to this area.
This was an easy favorite image to pick. I was doing a photo shoot with Dinka and we decided to do an image of her legs.
It was an amazing morning at Rocky Mountain National Park. Sprague Lake is one of my favorite sunrise location with a nice view of the mountains.
I am afraid my favorite photo for September 15 is not very exciting, but the story is interesting. I was doing a series of articles about cheaply made, very poor quality Chinese smart phone lenses that were flooding into the United States and being sold for outrageous prices.
Ohio Health is a big medical conglomerate in central Ohio with 10 hospitals and lots of medical clinics. I was documenting their Prism Awards ceremony, Ohio Health’s equivalent of the Academy Awards. Several individuals or health care teams are nominated in advance each of a number of categories. Like the Academy Awards, the winner in each category is announced at the ceremony.
There are are only two images for September 13 in my “favorite photos” folder, and both of them are of the same model. This is a casual, natural light image of Dewi.
This is far and away my favorite image for September 12. I was working with Nicole to create a series of images using back lighting and multiple layers of fabric.
Today’s favorite photo is filled with happy memories tinged with sadness. September 11, just three days ago, I went to the funeral of Barbara Coolman, a long time and dear friend. Back in the 1970s we both taught music in the same small, rural village in eastern Nebraska. She was the school choir director and I was the school band director.
This compilation of news reports captures the essence of that morning better than almost any other video on YouTube.
Photographer Chip East was staring intensely at his laptop screen.
It was two weeks after two jetliners had plowed into the towers of the World Trade Center. His good friend, photojournalist Bill Biggart’s body had been recovered from the rubble. His personal effects, including his cameras had been released by authorities to his widow, Wendy.
Bill Biggart’s final photograph. He was killed when the second World Trade Center tower collapsed on top of him. He was 53 years old.
Photo by James Nachtwey for TIME magazine.
I will never forget staring at the screen. I was stunned. It was just a few moments after I got the phone call to turn on the TV. Then the second plane hit.
On this date, sixteen years ago, we experienced a great national tragedy in the United States. Not only in the lives that were lost in the terrorist attacks, the families torn asunder, and the emergency responders who suffered and continue to suffer terrible health problems as a result of working at the scene – but also in the way we view ourselves and our world. Over the last 12 months since 9/11/2016, 33 more first responders died of health issues related to 9/11.
In remembrance of that day, and to honor the lives that were lost, I am posting some tributes.
I looked in my “favorite photos” folder for September 10 at two photos, an image of flowers and an image of one of my grandsons. It was an easy choice.
I checked my “favorite photos” folder for photos taken on September 8. I found only one photo, but it is a keeper.
This is the same swimming pool as the one for the favorite photo for September 5. Our grandson Ryan has just come down the water slide and hit the water. I took photos as he came down the slide several times. This was the best photo of the bunch. I picked it for the splash he created when he hit the surface of the pool, as well as the expression on his face.
Far and away, my favorite photo for September 6 (or any other date), is our wedding. I didn’t create this image, but I am including it in my favorites anyway.
We were visiting family in Texas and we all decided to head for the local swimming pool. As the sun set the beautiful light in the sky was reflected in the rippling water of the pool. This was an easy pick for my favorite photo taken September 5
Today’s choice for favorite photo was an easy pick. I found Terran, one of my grandsons, up in a tree and holding forth on some topic of conversation that was of interest to him at the time. He is very expressive.
Today was a good day for photography.