That Night

From the entire staff @ Cedarmeade Studios, Merry Christmas! ¬†ūüéĄ


Christmas Time

“And the angel said unto them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring unto you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the City of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.’ And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, ‘Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.’ ¬†That’s what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.”

– Linus Van Pelt



So, tomorrow, along with 30+ other men I’ll be a MOM – aka, “Man on a Mission” – collectively known as “Men on a Misson.” ¬†I’ve done this now for 3 or 4 years now and it’s a blast. ¬†The creative side of me really gets jazzed about it – and tomorrow is absolutely no exception. ¬†It’s an event that benefits the Highland Food Pantry so that’s all you need, right? ¬†This year’s theme is tailgating and all I can say is if you’re a Steelers fan, you may want to come check out my display. ¬†There’s no way you’ll miss it. ¬†That’s all I’m saying.

A couple links to more info:

Winchester Star

Highland Food Pantry


You’re gonna want to see this…

Change (aka I’m Old)

So I’ve arrived at that point in life where I can remember growing up with things and experiences and an entirely new generation can’t relate. ¬†Sure there are those people who talk about certain things/experiences like they know. ¬†They don’t know. ¬†You’ve seen those lists and probably videos of products that millenials didn’t grow up with like cassette tapes, rotary home phones, home phones, the “pound sign,” 8-track casettes, Mickey butters, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, dial-up modems, floppy discs, Nick from Family Ties, Family Ties, console TVs, answering machines, Kodak disc cameras – good grief, the list goes on and on. ¬†Now, I’m not saying kids these days don’t know about these things – they just didn’t grow up with them. ¬†There’s a difference. ¬†I was reminded recently when my sister got an air popcorn popper and had no idea how to use it. ¬†It was fascinating to watch all her friends taking pictures and video (from their new-fangled smart phones no less!).

Good grief I feel old.  Now, get off my lawn!


James Madison Univeristy’s new D-Hall replaces the previous round building that was my work home during my 4.5 years at the school. | See more images including some of the previous D-Hall.


So my app told me there was a 47% chance of a decent sunset. ¬†If this is 47% I can’t imagine what 100% looks like.


The sun setting over Shenandoah Univeristy in Winchester, VA | Order a print of this image


Simply felt like a scene out of the movies. ¬†I’m in a big, overgrown field (alone), photographing the landscape and out of nowehere the massive lightning storm erupts before me. ¬†And just like in the movies, I’m telling myself “I gotta shoot this. ¬†Just 5 more minutes.” ¬†Have I not watched enought TV and movies to know better!!!


I got the shot. | Order a print.


It’s that time of year and I got to be a part of Shenandoah Univeristy’s version of it. ¬†Always a pleasure.