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Superbowl Sunday flight


Foggy morning – there were 4 blimps over the skys in the west valley for the Superbowl. Prepping for launch.

Greg Rohlingers Retirement Celebration

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Lots of music and worship.

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Pastor Ryan Nunez spoke about Greg and Lori, and we saw several video clips from throughout the years….. Then he introduced the Rohlinger family….

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Lori interpreted some of what Greg said. You could see the full range of emotions on his face. It was a bitter sweet celebration, to see what God has done through Greg, and even through his illness was really great. Since he had the brain implant, his health got much worse, then leveled out. He may never walk again, and his voice is small and hard at times hard to understand. The love of Lori and the children for their husband / father was evident in every touch and every look. I’m absolutely sure all four services wore the family out. Our church and family continue to pray for complete healing for Greg Rohlinger and for continued strength for the family.

Father Kevin Cortlandt Grimditch – June 28th & 29th 2014






To the Grimditch’s, Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your wonderful celebration of your son Kevin becoming a Catholic Priest. The celebration was not only fun, but allowed me to see the true character of Kevin. I witnessed a very humble, very grateful young man, with a tremendous devotion to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Kevin, It was an honor and privilege to meet you, and to witness, and document your first Mass at Corpus Christi Catholic Church.

Getting Closer – June 14th, 2014

OK, its not quite the staircase that I used to use to get up on the roof, but its still a way for me to get up on the roof. (Have I mentioned that I love going up on the roof to take pictures?)

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This is from inside the main entrance.
This is some of the “main” power cabling going into the building.
Most of the workers seem happy with what they are doing, and almost all will talk to you and “pose” for a quick picture.
This area is in the kitchen.
Second story, waiting for a dumpster to be brought into the cafe area and lifted up……
The main drainage pipes that have been sitting on the job, since before the fencing went up is being put into the ground. As always the photographs are all taken with the Canon 5D Mark II, EF 24-105 F4 IS L glass, and the EF 70-200 F2.8 IS L glass, and some of the inside shots used the Canon Speedlight 600EX-RT fro flash fill. (Thanks Josh!!!) All images shot since August 2013 can be seen here.

ASU Seniors – April 6, 2014

Jacob’s major is chemical engineering…… way over my head.

Jazmin will graduate with a degree in elementary education.

Full Moon – March 16, 2014 9:30PM

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So the difference between a DSLR with a “full frame” sensor, and a “cropped” APS C sized sensor is very noticable when you are shooting a full moon. Tripod mounted, both shot within 5 minutes or so of each other. Both using the EF 70-200 F2.8 IS “L” lens. The left moon is shot at 200 mm with the Canon 5D Mark II, with a 35mm, or full frame sensor. The right image was shot with my Canon 30D with a APS C, or cropped sensor. The 200 mm lens gets multiplied by 1.6, the crop factor of the lens, equaling 320 mm. I’l post a shot tomorrow using the EF 17-40 F4 “L” lens, at 17 mm, from both cameras to show the difference at the other end of the spectrum.

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Full disclosure….. the image above is the size the moon appears at 200mm, and 320mm respectively. The top picture  has the exact same perspective, I just cropped the moon at full size to enahance the difference.

Steel Tree – March 14, 2014

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So Josh, Josiah, and James were supposed to go shoot after work on Tuesday. One of us came up with an excuse, the other two had a blast. We went to the Gilbert riparian preserve. About 6 or 7 miles from work. The weather was nice, the area is starting to green up, lots of birds, and bunnies. Josiah was shooting a rare ivory-billed woodpecker in a tree. I was able to shoot a dodo, or a doodoo, I’ve heard it both ways. I always enjoy shooting with other photographers, as I always come away learning something new, or gaining a new perspective. Josh, hope you can make it next time!

GoDaddy’s New Tempe Call Center – February 15, 2014

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More infrastructure. PVC pipe for electricial, or data ?? This area is closest to the 101 access road, and Warner.

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Lots of steel on the ground, and within the building. There is a crane inside to help lift the steel in place. This is the southwest corner of the jobsite. Warner and South River Parkway. Yes I added the moon.

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LOL – This image is on GoogleMaps right now.

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This image was shot from the north west area of the jobsite. Notice window frames are in place in the north end of the building.

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This image is by the job trailer. The north east end of the job site. Window frames in some of the window openings, and you can see that the steel is starting to march into the last 3rd of the building.

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This trailer just relocated from the north east corner of the jobsite, up against the 101 access road, to being up against the fence line along Warner. I “tagged” the Ryan trailer with the Go Daddy Dude!!, and it is getting cleser to “Go Time!”


Bad Moon Rising….? – February 10, 2014

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Bad moon rising?…… a little photoshop work here. The moon was out, even in the same place, but I shot it with the 70-200 and then added it back in to the picture, but at about 3 times its real size. I shot another  40 or so pictures of the jobsite – all are here.
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So the smaller picture in the center was shot January 11, 2014. Top left image was shot January 18th. Top right image was shot January 25th. Bottom left image shot February 1st. Bottom right photo was taken February 7th. The building is changing daily now. I’m amazed at how much is changing every time I go by the construction site.

GoDaddy’s New Tempe Call Center – January 31, 2014

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View from Warner. Lots of action happening inside the walls, and some things outside. The main stairwell on this end is growing and should be complete soon.

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The braces will be removed, only after the steel inside for the second floor and roof are tied to the walls.

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This is also shot from Warner. This will be the main entrance. Left side may be complete, the right side grows daily.

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View from by the job trailer, looking twards Warner. You can see the main stairwell from the backside, here. The braces appear to all be gone from the area where the steel is tying the first 50,000 square feet together. All of the images I shot Friday after work can be seen here.

Mirror, Mirror, … January 18, 2014

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Shot Saturday after work. I’ll post more images of the site later on this weekend, or click here to see all of them. Canon 5D Mark II, EF 70-200 F2.8 IS L glass. Some manulipation in Adobe LR 4.4

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Same image, 100% crop from one of the above images. Yes, thats me, another self portrait!

More Walls Up!!! – January 11, 2013

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View from the job trailer.

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Block work tying the walls together.

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View from the area by the water tower.

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View from warner.

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Leaving, shot out the window from Warner and the 101. All images shot with the Canon 5D Mark II, EF70-200 F2.8 IS L, or EF24-105 F4 IS L glass.

Walls UP!! – January 4, 2014

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Soooooooooo….. There are some walls up at the new call center. I drove by after work Saturday, and was pleasantly surprised. The forms have been removed from the additional poured in place “moulds”. It is starting to look like a building. I’ll try to get by middle of the week and see if they have erected the rest of the poured in place walls. I’ld like permission to get into the site to take pictures…… just sayin. The rest of the images I shot on saturday 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 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 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……


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.

Happy Thanksgiving – November 28, 2013

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I’m thankful for so much, family, friends, my job, etc., etc. I’m the most thankful for my beautiful wife putting up with me for the last 25+ years. Thanksgiving dinner was at Jeff’s house. This is in his backyard. Shot with the Canon 5D Mark II, and my 70-200 F2.8 IS L lens at F2.8 with existing light only. Hand held. ISO-200, 1/40 sec, 135mm.

Go Daddy’s New Tempe Call Center – November 26, 2013

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I stopped by the new call center on my way home Saturday after work. With all the rain we got on Friday, and Saturday, the site is all mud, and puddles. Scaffolding has been delivered and is stacked up against the fence. Block for the fences is staged, the cement is on a pallet, double wrapped in plastic to keep it dry. Things look like they are progressing nicely. All images shot with Canon 5D Mark II, with 70-200 EF 2.8 IS L glass. My first images with this lens.