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Holiday Party Dec 13, 2014

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Tempe Town Lake – December 29, 2013

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I worked an overtime shift Sunday night that ended about 11:30pm or so. I drive home past Tempe Town Lake, and the water appearead to be as smooth as glass. I got off the freeway, and got the tripod and camera gear out. All images are taken with 5 to 30 second exposures. All images with the Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105 F4 IS L lens. ALL images from this shoot are here.

GoDaddy’s New Tempe Call Center – December 26, 2013

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Some of the “walls” that were poured in place, have the “moulds” removed. The others have been “poured” since last week. Also a new crane is on site, along with some new steel girders? Looks like they are getting to put the first couple of walls into place. More “dirt work” is also being done. All pictures taken with the Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200 F2.8 IS L lens. ALL OF THE PHICTURES I’VE TAKEN OF THE NEW CALL CENTER ARE HERE.

Christmas Eve …… December 24, 2013


I’m waiting for Heineken to come calling to use this photo!!

Christmas Services Palm Valley Church – December 23, 2013

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9 Christmas services across 2 campuses. I was at the first 4 at the Goodyear campus. Pastor Ryan spoke for about 15 minutes, then Pastor Greg came out and essentially just prayed over the congregation. He was looking really good.

School Winter Program – December 19, 2013

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I had the pleasure of running one of the video cameras last Tuesday and Thursday nights for a local school’s winter singing program. 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grades on Tuesday, and 5th, and 6th grades Thursday night. This is the second grade. It seems like the kids and parents had a good time. Lots of cameras and ipads recording the event. Shot from the video camera area at the back of Palm Valley Church, with the Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200 F2.8 IS L glass, hand held, ISO-200, F2.8, 1/60 sec. Very little to no bluring from movement.

Happy Birthday Janey – December 17, 2013

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Happy Birthday Sis!!  Tempe Town Lake. Late night shot taken after working an overtime shift that ended at 11:00pm. Tripod mounted, 5 second exposure. Taken with the Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200 F2.8 IS L glass, at 70mm, F5.6, and ISO 200. There was a slight breeze, and the wind coming off the water really made it to cold. (For Arizona).

GoDaddy’s Holiday Party December 14, 2013


So a little bit about this years Holiday Party. Bob Parsons and his wife Renee along with GoDaddy donated 2 million dollars the the Semper Fi Foundation. Blake Irvine GoDaddy’s CEO was also a guest¬† drummer for Big Blast and the Party Masters. Employees were randomly drawn to win $1K, $5K, $10K, and $25K after taxes. Congratulations to the luck winners. That includes EB & Mac!!! Ke$ha and Snoop Dogg were the entertainment at this years party. To see more of the images I shot click here.

GoDaddy’s New Tempe Call Center UpDate – December 9, 2013

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Saturday after work I stopped by the call center to see what progress had been made…. quite a lot. The exterior block fence is coming along nicely. Several of the “poured in place walls” look like they are ready, or close to ready for concrete. Lots of regular and decorative concrete block on pallets, bags of concrete, or morter, scaffolding ready to errect for the block layers. I’m sure additional progress is being made on infrastructure that is not visible from outside the fences.

Palm Valley Church – December 7, 2013

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Child dedication, Pastor Greg praying over the families. He has a walker he uses now, and a scooter rides around on.

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Our “Toys n More” was today at Lattie Coor elementry school, where toys and food was available for up to 2000 families. The event was a huge success, left over boxes of food was donated to the local food bank, left over toys were donated to a church in San Diego, local Toys for Tots, the Avondale Police Dept, and the Avondale Fire Dept.

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Greg after service, greeting, encouraging, and talking with anyone who was willing to wait in line to talk to him. He always has a smile on his face, always!

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Greg, laying his hands on, and praying with couples, families, and ANY one who needs prayer. He is truely amazing. With all he has going on in his life, to administer to anyone in our congregation who needs it. I wonder what Pauls “thorn” was, a health issue? We pray everyday that God heals Greg, but he seems to be reaching so many more people for Jesus Christ with this afflication……


Cars – December 6, 2013


I stopped at Pep Boys on my way home. The bug was sitting there just begging for its picture to be taken. My buddy Josiah is a VW guy, this shot is for him.

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This Olds Cutlas was driving down the freeway. Steady 65 mph, not that it would attract any attention. I’m not even sure it would be considered “street legal”. Shot out of the front, and side windows. Someone has a lot of cash involved in this project.

Rosalie Messner – December 4, 2013

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Rosalie had her hip replaced today. In reality they replaced the ball on the end of her femur that goes into the hip. All went really well, and she will be walking tomorrow with a walker, and be home by Friday. This was shot around 7:30pm, her surgery was at approx 3pm and was complete at approx 5pm. She was, and is doing really good.


GoDaddy’s new Tempe Call Center – December 3, 2013

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It looks like things are moving along …. Lots of rebar in forms for the walls to get poured in place. Footers and bottom row of block in place for the fences around the outside of the building property.

31 Days to go…. – December 1, 2013

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31 Days in December. I’ve posted 433 photographs so far this year, and 3 videos. I’ve lost a very close friend. I’ve learned to respect people who blog, or photo blog, because it takes a tremendous ammount of time and effort to keep up with it. This is a led solar light in Jeff’s back yard. Shot Thanksgiving night. Canon 5D Mark II, 70-200 EF 2.8 IS L glass. ISO-100, 200mm, F2.8, 1/25 sec.


10,000 – November 30, 2013


OK, this does NOT look like much. Jeff had this “candle” on a table out back for Thanksgiving. It’s a gel pot, or candle. None of those things pertain to the 10,000, though. This is the 10,000th picture taken with my Canon 5D Mark II. ISO-200, F2.8, 200mm, 1/13th sec. Hand held shot. This lens is incredible.