Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Richmond, Virginia


Sondra, foreground, and Tessa, rear, peruse an international photography exhibit at ArtWorks in the Plant Zero Building on Hull Street.
Photograph taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Richmond, Virginia

Dan, right, and Leland, left, worked together more than a decade and produced one of the finest magazines in the U.S. Leland retired 14 years ago.

Bryce Wallace, center with scissors, prepares to cut the ribbon at the start of the American Diabetes Association walk last Saturday. He is the son of Detroit Pistons star Ben Wallace, right, and Chandra Wallace, behind him. Bryce was recently diagnosed with diabetes.
Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

Monday, September 28, 2009

Short Pump, Virginia

Donations to the Central Virginia Food Bank grow at the Daily Grind.
Photograph taken with Canon 5D Mark II

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Short Pump & Brandermill, Virginia

Cambridge church

Danielle is escorted down the aisle for the children's sermon at Cambridge church.

Guitars and bass lined up for the young adult praise team at Cambridge church. Beginning next Sunday they will lead a 6:33 p.m. contemporary worship service each week.

The Cambridge bus is decorated with the names of the youth who will compete in an ultimate frisbee tournament this afternoon. They will win the team spirit award in their first outing.

Daily Grind

Jenine, left, with her mother Alison at the Daily Grind.

Copperas Creek

It is a night of grabs for Sadie, foreground. We call her the master of the grab. Here she samples Sam's coffee. Earlier she got BBQ chicken, a strawberry and a cookie. She is very fast.

Sadie,center, cleans Ferris', left, face while Alison, background, and Jenine, right, look on.


A portrait of me taken by my 3-year-old great niece Angel. She asked if she could take a picture so I showed her how to do it. Angel is a fast study and quickly began experimenting. I'm pleased with her first effort.
Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Richmond & Brandermill, Virginia

Diabetes Walk

In spite of overcast and threatening skies several hundred people show up in downtown Richmond today to walk for Diabetes. The annual event is sponsored by the local chapter of the American Diabetes Association.*

The James River High School Dance Team from Midlothian, Va., perform during the morning festivities surrounding the walk.*

The walk was not just for people. Dogs also participated.*

Sponsors like the crew, above, from Cavalier Telephone set up booths in Monroe Park where the Monument Avenue walk began and ended. Their contributions assure that nearly all the monies raised are used to fight Diabetes.**

Television personality Diane Walker serves as master of ceremonies.**

Many participants wear stickers with the name of the relative or friend they are woking for on it. Ferris, who has diabetes, walks for himself. He will run most of the course and be the third person to finish.*

It takes most participants more than an hour to complete the 5 kilometer course ...*

... and Bonnie the Bon Secour bunny greets them all.*

Children try Hula Hoops and indulge in face painting. The rain held off until the event was finished early afternoon.*


Angel my great niece dances before Tiger Woods in her grandparent's home.*
*Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II
**Photographs taken with a Canon 1D Mark III

Friday, September 25, 2009

Short Pump & Richmond, Virginia

Short Pump

A cardinal fluffs his feathers and endures an early morning shower. The yellow leaves confirm it really is fall.


Nic, left, and his father Steve, right, preside over lunch at Su Casa while ...

... red ragtop Jeeps convene in the parking lot.

Short Pump

Chris, left, and Michelle, right, have coffee and latte at the Daily Grind before leaving tomorrow for London. Their daughter Madison plays with Jenine in the background.

Jim Riddell, left, chats with Dianne, right, after a delightful meal at Mama Cucino's, Innsbrook's Italian bistro.
Photographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Richmond and Short Pump, Virginia


On the way to a favorite lunch spot — Jean Jacque's Bakery — for soup and pasta. Kristi, right, recently suffered a broken nose on a camping trip out west. I looks to be healing well from this perspective.
Photograph taken with a Canon 5D Mark II by guest blogger Greg Elgin

Short Pump
Copperas Creek

Out of the house traveling for several days and Sadie zeros in ...

... on an evening with me ...

... and quickly assumes the role of a 45-pound lap dog.
Pbotographs taken with a Canon 5D Mark II

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Atlanta, Georgia & Short Pump, Virginia


Trudy White, daughter of Chick-fil-A founder Truitt Cathy, leads a group of students on a values tour as part of a gap year program for high school graduates. The students explore values, service and leadership for an academic year before entering college.

John White at the entrance of the Dwarf House in Hapeville, site of Truitt Cathy's first restaurant where he perfected his chicken sandwich. From here it grew into the mulit-billion dollar Chick-fil-A Corporation. John is Trudy's husband and director of Winshape, the charitable foundation founded by Cathy that sponsors the gap year program.

Chelsea passes through the door of the original Dwarf House. She is a participant in the program and the daughter of a writer/editor I worked with ... well ... long before she had Chelsea.

It was a day to connect with old friends. Wolfgang, left, Eric, right, and I worked on a number of projects together when we all lived in Atlanta 14 years ago. Eric and I moved to Richmond about the same time where we worked together until three years ago. Both are phenomenal video producers.

Short Pump

Mallards take to the air over Short Pump. About 20 ducks circled overhead for several minutes, perhaps practicing for their migration south in a few weeks.

Danielle celebrates her third birthday tonight. Her mother is from Jamaica and part of a teacher exchange program here. Her father is a pastor in Jamaica. The family will be in Short Pump for a year.
Photographs taken with a Leica M8

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Atlanta, Georgia

Gibbs Frazeur and I play dueling cameras over breakfast — his Canon versus my iPhone ...

... he conceded at the table, but I think he won!
By guest blogger Gibbs Frazeur

Truitt Cathy — founder of Chick-Fil-A — in his "treehouse office" (as he calls it) outside Atlanta. I first photographed him 30 years ago. When I mentioned that he said, "You look familiar." He is now 88, comes to the office everyday, and continues to be active in business and charity. He life is an incredible model of compassion, integrity and giving back. May his tribe increase.
Top and bottom photographs taken with a Leica M8

Monday, September 21, 2009

Duluth, Georgia

Rain continues today. This was taken about 2:30 in the afternoon. Flooding closed an interstate highway and six people died in the area as a result of the storm.

Tucked in a building away from the storm, officers of a communication professionals organization meet. At one point we are linked via the internet to six locations in three time zones. Stacy, above foreground, makes a point while Kelly, rear, keeps the live feed going.

Cam tossed a ball during the meeting while the storm continues outside. The building we are in closes early due to flooding and traffic in the area. Our agenda is pushed, but we cover everything on it.

Beaver Ruin

Geese fly over one of the flooded areas checking for a place among the expanding bodies of water where they can settle in.

Neighbors, above and below, watch Freeman Lake spill across its banks ...

... blocking one of the roads into their lakeside community and flooding basements.

The overflow for Freeman Lake is somewhere beneath the whorl pool, overwhelmed by all the water the lake has taken in over the past several days.

Mansukh Dhanani comes to view the swollen lake. He is overseeing construction of the white building in the background. When completed it will be a temple to the Hindu god Swaminarayan. "When water comes like this," he says, "maybe people remember God and pray.
Photographs taken with a Leica M8

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Short Pump & Richmond, Virginia & Atlanta, Georgia

Short Pump

Some of the kids at Cambridge, above and below, being themselves.


On approach to Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, storm clouds blanket Atlanta. Heavy showers delayed my flight and the friend I was to have dinner with canceled because of water spilling into the ground floor of his house.

Sept. 19

Some of you asked. Here is Jermaine (see Sept. 20th post) in his full Superman costume. You're right, he is ripped ... but not the way you thought ... well, maybe ... who knows?
Photographs taken with a Leica M8