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Not Puking With Officer Don

August 17, 2021

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. 

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Lee Kiefer Wins Gold

August 11, 2021

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.

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Sweet Bonita

July 26, 2021

 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. 


Hanging With Tim Farmer

July 06, 2021

As an avid hunter I've always admired Tim Farmer, who hosted KET's Kentucky Afield for 20 years. Part of that admiration comes from the fact that he's from Carter County, which is where I hunt on my two farms, and where my parents were born. But I admire him mainly, because of his perseverance and attitude toward life after a motorcycle accident left him with only partial use of his right arm. He continued to hunt and fish! He is well known for his ability to shoot a bow and arrow, using his teeth. 

After retiring from the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Tim created a cooking show called Tim Farmer's Country Kitchen, along with his wife Nicki and their daughter Kelli Kinman, who is a videographer and editor for the show. The Emmy-nominated show is about cooking, farming, canning, gardening and smoking and preparing meats, and, like Kentucky Afield has risen to the top of KET’s most popular shows.

I had a chance back in April to photograph Tim and company as he "threw together" some fisherman's stew. It was amazing watching him work, while we exchanged stories, and then to actually sit down with him and eat a bowl. And yes, it was delicious.

It never gets lost on me at how lucky I am to meet the people I meet and go the places I go. God and camera have been very kind to me.

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Best of Show

June 11, 2021

When I first got serious about photography, while I was growing up in Powell County, I used to enter photos in the Powell County Fair every year. I won several first place ribbons, but I was never able to achieve the one prize that I wanted most, and that was Best of Show. It took many years, but I finally won a Best of Show in 2017 with a national organization called the Cooperative Communicators Association. This takes in all co-ops in the country, not just the electric cooperatives that I work for here in Kentucky. The award in 2017 was for a time-exposed night photo of East Kentucky Power's Cooper Station, a power plant in Burnside. 

This past week I won my second Best of Show with the same organization, this time with a photo that I took for Kentucky Living Magazine of a breed of horses known as Curly Horses playing in the snow in Lawrenceburg in February of 2020. I guess it says something about patience and endurance, and that good things come to those who wait. 

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