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It has been a good year for the Curly Horse photo that I took in Lawrenceburg in February of 2020. I won another national award with it, as well as the service dog photos from Maysville, December of 2020. I shot both of these stories for Kentucky Living Magazine, and won the awards of Best Portrait Photo and Best Photo Essay with the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. I know that contests can be subjective but it's always nice to be recognized for your work, especially outside of the state of Kentucky.
I’m pretty sure my Dad is somewhere up in Heaven today hanging out with Princess Diana, talking about how they both left this earth on August 31st. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a year since he passed. I said it last year and I’ll say it again this year, life is temporary and life is fragile, but life does go on…with or without us.
We were truly blessed to have him in our lives for 73 years. I took this photo of his shadow a few months before he died on one of his last visits to my house in Richmond. I knew exactly what I was doing when I took it because I knew the inevitable was somewhere close in front of us. But I had no idea until after he died just how big that shadow really was. I miss you Dad.
I love the adventure of doing aerial photos from a helicopter, especially when it's done right with the door off. But usually, for me, that adventure comes at a price. Looking down through a camera lens while the pilot is turning and banking usually sends my head one way and my stomach the other way. Pilots have had to make a quick trip to the ground more than once for me to get off and puke! The last time was in a cow pasture somewhere near Boonesboro. And to make matters worse, as I run out of the chopper with my head down, I get to breath in a nice ration of fuel fumes from the engine, which makes it even worse.
I got to go up recently and do some shots of downtown Lexington with Officer Don. He was a super nice guy. It was the only time that I've never gotten sick, which means he was either a really good pilot or I'm getting better at it. Or both.
I was excited to see Lexington’s Lee Kiefer win the gold medal in fencing this year at the Tokyo Olympics. I had the opportunity to meet and photograph Lee back in 2012 while she was training for the London games as a high school student at Dunbar. She was such a sweet and humble young lady. She went on and placed 5th at the 2012 London Games and was 10th at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
I look forward each summer to getting some time away at Bonita Springs, Florida, where my mother and father-in-law have a little retirement home. Most of the Snowbirds that stay there go home for the summer and we have the place to ourselves with the beaches just a few miles away. I love to leave my big boy camera at home and just have fun with the Hipstamatic app on my phone. While we were there, the kids flew in and out, and we got to experience a Cat 1 Hurricane. It wasn't too bad, but I can still say I was in a hurricane.