Miracle League 10th Anniversary

After looking through some 4,000 photos I shot of the first year Miracle League games, I am a little bleary eyed and some of that is not just from looking at images.  I can remember holding back tears as I hid my face behind the camera while shooting a lot of these and that same feeling came back tonight. If you are not familiar with the Miracle League concept, it is a baseball league for disabled kids and adults.  The field in Cary, at Henry Adams Elementary School, opened 10 years ago.  The field consists of rubberized turf that allows Continue reading Miracle League 10th Anniversary

Two Weekends Shooting (Photos)

Last weekend I was asked to help photograph the Tour De Cure again after a couple of years away from this ride.  Hats off to the participants, some of whom rode both days from Cary to Aberdeen on Saturday and back on Sunday.  I saw lots of familiar faces and was truly astounded by the fundraising efforts of the champions who are are pictured here. This weekend I had to pleasure to photograph my niece Raven and her boyfriend Andrew on the way to their high school prom.  She will hate me for this, but I can’t resist the opportunity for Continue reading Two Weekends Shooting (Photos)

Step Out Walk 2014

The photos from this year’s Step Out walk are located here.  Thanks to all of the volunteers, walkers and sponsors for making the event a success.  All photos at my PerformancePixel.com may be downloaded for free/no charge. So don’t use the order prints feature unless that offers a convenient means for you to get them.  The prices for prints that are ordered is the cost that the lab charges with no markup from me.  Again, thanks for your support of the walk.  It was great to see so many families supporting loved ones with diabetes.

Photo Shoots

It was a busy weekend for photography.  So much so that I had to call in the reserves (my wife & father-in-law) to help.  The first event was the Raleigh Police 5K Run For Our Heroes in downtown Raleigh.  The other event was the first annual Bed Race held by the Caring Community Foundation.  If you are looking for the images, you will find the 5K photos here and the Bed Race photos here.  As always thanks for your support of these great charities, the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation and the Caring Community Foundation. The memorial foundation has been working Continue reading Photo Shoots

St. Baldrick’s Raleigh Event

Many thanks to all of the folks that came out and supported the Raleigh St. Baldrick’s event (updated totals at the link)  this year.  The numbers shared with volunteers prior to the event were: over $200,000 raised and 400+ shavees and another 100+ volunteers. I am sure the actual numbers will be higher with the number of groups that showed up and the last minute challenges from the stage.  This was my first St. Baldrick’s event thanks to my friend of 40 years Evelyn Putnam who recruited me to help since I already shoot for some other local charities.  I am Continue reading St. Baldrick’s Raleigh Event

Mountain Photo Excursion and Other Shoots

I decided to to take a week of vacation to do some photography up in Boone where my folks are originally from and hoped to catch the tail end of the fall leaves.  I did get some autumn shots, but it seems most of the reds were gone and the weather was rainy with 40 mile an hour winds the day I got up early to try and catch a sunrise; but the images I did get that morning, while not a sunrise, were worth the effort. Click here or the image to visit the album. I also got to spend Continue reading Mountain Photo Excursion and Other Shoots

Charity Event Photography

The last two weekends kept me busy shooting for two charities.  On April 27, it was the Raleigh Police Memorial Foundation’s Run for Our Heroes 5K.  This is my 5th year shooting this event and I am glad to have the opportunity to serve as one of their photographers as I worked for the Raleigh police department in the Summer of 1997 when Detective Paul Hale was killed in the line of duty.  With this year’s run, the funding goal for a new memorial to be located in front of city hall has been met and should be in place Continue reading Charity Event Photography

Photo Shoot Saturday

The day started out with dropping Debby off and photographing her starting a 62 mile charity ride, the Tour de Femme at Cycling Spoken Here; then it was off to Garner to shoot a standard high school senior drape portrait, then back to shoot Debby at the finish. Then the evening shoot was the first reunion of the  NCSU Marching Cadet Fraternity (MCF).  The MCF was a Pershing Rifle Drill team formed in the early 1960's by some NCSU students and the organization continued until the mid-1990's. The reunion featured several of the original brothers and many brothers (which includes some ladies Continue reading Photo Shoot Saturday