Memorial Day

Today is a very important day. Today we stop and give thanks to all those that served this country and fought for the freedom that we enjoy every day. It is not just a holiday that gets us out of work. It’s a day that truly deserves our gratitude even if it is just for a moment. Stop and say thanks.

It Only Takes One Image


It’s really easy to feel overwhelmed in photography when it comes to the need of having lots of photos. The more time you spend in the business the more you realize that you need images for so many little things and it sucks when you just don’t have them. So what do you do? You go out in the field and take a chance to see if you can find that image to fill those gaps in your files and often time you come up short. That’s the reality of this game. But that’s when you have to tell yourself, “I only need one good image.” One image that makes you smile.

I was at the eighth annual memorial day parade here in Bozeman and went there with no expectations, just a camera in hand. I’ve photographed it in the past with some results but nothing wow and again I didn’t get a wow shot. But I found one that made me smile. This little kid was waving at everyone that went by and everyone kept waving at him. It was just kinda cute and kinda fun.

That’s what you gotta do though. Keep going out, keep looking for that one shot and come back with one that makes you think it was all worthwhile.

Images Captured with Nikon D5, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film


More Then Just a Holiday

Memorial Day isn’t just a holiday, there is an important reason why schools, banks, mail delivery and government offices are closed. It started after the Civil War and was officially established in 1971. Memorial Day is when we stop for a day and give thanks to those that gave their life to protect this country. It’s easy to forget when you have a three day weekend, that’s why I’m writing this now. When Monday rolls around remember why you get that day off.

Happy Memorial Day

Today is a very important day in this country and it certainly is one that deserves everybody’s respect. Today isn’t just a holiday, it’s the day where we honor all those that fought for this country. This morning I was fortunate to be able to go to the Memorial Day Parade here in town and photograph some of those in attendance.


In the Camera Bag Nikon D5, 70-200 VRII, on Lexar UDMA Digital Film

Say Thanks This Weekend

Last year I made sure to go to the Memorial Day Parade here in town, sponsored by the American Legion. It was the first Bozeman parade I had gone to and they really did a nice job. This Monday is Memorial Day and there will again be a parade this year. I urge everyone this weekend that they take some time and say thanks. Memorial Day isn’t just a holiday, it’s a celebration to honor all those that protect this country.



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