July 4: Alton, Illinois

July 5, 2013 | |

Celebrated America in the heartland of America this year. I have celebrated the 4th in every environment (including once with guns). But this was hands down, the closest to disaster a 4th has ever been for me. At least the pictures were good.



Right as this picture was finishing I start hear frantic screaming. I start to lower the camera and see a big firework going off on the ground (after it fell over). The person next to me grabs my shoulder and seconds later a fireball flies through the inches between us. I could FEEL the heat. Needless to say, I got out of dodge like I was on Seal Team Six. Dives, barrel rolls, crawling frantically through the grass. The closest to a fireworks disaster I have ever come, knock on wood.

May 24: Touring My City

May 24, 2013 | |

The weather is great and everyone is loving life!

April 5: Nifty Fifty

April 22, 2013 | |

I vow to take more pictures with my Nifty Fifty because I'm really bad at it right now.


Lighting Matters

April 17, 2013 | |

Mardi Gras 2013

February 18, 2013 | |

Oh Mardi Gras, how I have missed you.

Beads: Bringing out the inner monster in everyone since whenever Mardi Gras began.

Dancing in the streets!
Best Place to Shut it Down on the Street: St. Charles

Endymion is already the most dangerous (in terms of getting your head bashed in by beads) parade. This sign increased the danger tenfold.
Most Dangerous Parade Award: Endymion

Seriously, more floats need shadow boxes.
Best Float Design Award: Muses
Also Best Throw Award: Muses

Greatest walking group. Ever.
Parade with the Most Interesting Marchers (and Theme): Tucks