Explore the origins of the infamous Cheesehead at the Factory Tour in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Grab a beer from the cooler, and learn about how Foamation, the company that manufactures every genuine Cheesehead, started and see the very first Cheesehead, kept in the company safe. As part of the tour, you can opt for the package […]
The day job took me to southern California in February. On my way to my conference, I stopped at Zuma Beach, located in Malibu. Sadly, all the lifeguard shacks were on shore, so I couldn’t get the classic shot I took when I visited Santa Monica a few years back, but the beach was quite […]
On our fifth trip to Anguilla, I shot nearly everything on film. I took the Canon EOS 1v with the 35mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.2, and 135mm f/2 lenses, as well as the Mamiya 6 with the 50mm f/4 lens. I shot a wide variety of film stocks, including CineStill 50D, Fuji Pro 400H, Fuji Velvia […]
We have been to California to see friends and for work, but never spent much time in Chinatown until this trip. Chinatown is a bit overwhelming as far as sights and sounds. There are hundreds of beautiful buildings and signs, with shops and restaurants at every turn. Even the alleyways are beautiful. I captured only […]
Over Labor Day weekend, we traveled to San Francisco, California. We stayed in Tiburon, which is a great launching point to the city and to wine country to the north. When in the city, we had dim sum in Chinatown, explored the streets and alleys of Chinatown, grilled our own at a Korean BBQ, saw […]
Our trip to San Francisco began in Tiburon, where we stayed at the Waters Edge Hotel. Located right on the water, the hotel is right next door to Sam’s Anchor Cafe, a popular spot to enjoy a drink and the views of the city. I found myself up early and made my way to the […]
At Lakefront Park in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, you’ll find restaurants, shops, and beautiful views of Pewaukee Lake. Visit in the summertime and you’ll be treated to live music on Wednesday nights and a Thursday night waterski show. Canon AE-1 Program, Canon 20mm f/2.8 with Fuji Velvia 100 RVP, and Mamiya 6, Mamiya 50mm f/4 with Lomography […]
When traveling around the state during the summer, I like to stop at farm stands for fresh vegetables and eggs. This stop was at the Meyer Family Farms Vegetable Stand in Salem, Wisconsin. Shot on the Canon AE-1 Program with Kodak Portra 160 and Kodak Portra 400 film, processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.
For today’s Film Flashback, we go back to 2002 and travel to Mexico to visit the Mayan ruins at Chichén Itzá, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, the ruins are an easy day trip from Cancun. Although the most famous site on the grounds is El Castillo, the great pyramid temple […]
We celebrated the Fourth of July with family in Buffalo, Minnesota, complete with a visit to a neighboring dairy farm. Mamiya 6 with Mamiya 50mm f/4 lens, Mamiya 645 ProTL with Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens, and Canon 1v with Canon 135mm f/2 lens, using Kodak Ektar 100, Kodak Portra 400, and Fuji Pro 400H film. […]
The road took us to Minnesota for the 4th of July, and we stopped for a great breakfast at Victor’s 1959 Cafe in Minneapolis. Don’t miss the Cortadito, espresso with a shot of steamed milk and Cuban sugar. Shot on the Mamiya 645 Pro TL with the Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 lens, and the Mamiya 6 […]
I had a hearing in Jackson County, Wisconsin, the county seat of which is Black River Falls. Stepping out of the car in front of the courthouse, St. Joseph’s at the top of the hill immediately captures your attention. In a short walk, you can see the Jackson County Historical Society Museum, the church, the […]
On the way home from Detroit, we made a brief stop for lunch at Zingerman’s in Ann Arbor, Michigan. As it was graduation day, it was a bit busier than expected, but I had the best corned beef and pastrami sandwich I can ever remember. All shot on the Canon 1v with Kodak Portra 800, […]
In Detroit, Michigan for the FIRST Robotics Championship, on our lunch break we stopped at Lafayette Coney and walk around a bit to admire all the interesting architecture. All shot on Canon 1v with Kodak Portra 800, processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.
We never tire of the Bourbon Trail, so while visiting Keeneland for the Spring Meet, we hit the road to travel to Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, and Four Roses. Mamiya 645 Pro TL; Mamiya 80mm f/1.9 or 150mm f/3.5; Fuji 400H, Kodak Portra 400, and Kodak Portra 800; processed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.
The road took us to Lexington, Kentucky for the Spring Meet at Keeneland, featuring the Maker’s 46 Mile. The Maker’s 46 Mile is a one-mile race for four year-olds up on turf, and was held on April 13, 2018. Keeneland is known for great horses. The 2018 Triple Crown winner, Justify, sold at Keeneland’s 2016 […]
The road took us to Waupaca, Wisconsin, located in central Wisconsin. Waupaca is nestled in the Chain O’Lakes, 22 connected spring-fed lakes.
The “Colony’s Colony,” Charleston offers a wealth of history, great restaurants, and stunning architecture. For more on the connection between Charleston and the island of Barbados, visit our sister site, My Irie Time for the story of The Colony’s Colony, The Barbados-Charleston Connection.
Nevis is a 36 square-mile island, the center of which is Nevis Peak, which rises 3,232 feet. Nevis was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and was named “Nuestra Senora de Las Nieves,” “Our Lady of the Snows,” a description of the small cloud, resembling snow, which is nearly always present at its peak.
The 2017 NATJA Conference was held in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Our sister site, My Irie Time, was honored with silver and bronze awards for its images of Kamalame Cay, Andros, Bahamas. For more on the awards…
We were in St. Louis, Missouri for a FIRST Robotics regional competition, and in exploring the city, stumbled upon the Stout and Oyster Festival sponsored by Schlafly Brewery.
The road frequently takes us to Chicago, Illinois, just 100 miles to the south.
Odessa, Texas is home to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin, where you’ll find a Stonehenge replica, and is also home to the world’s largest jackrabbit. SaveSave
Although it is the largest of the islands in the Bahamas, Andros is not very well known. But it should be. The island holds many natural treasures and offers the perfect escape to those who look to relax on the beach, enjoy a bit of fishing, or explore the ocean. Andros is home to the […]
On our second trip to NOLA, I decided to shoot film and learn my newly-acquired Mamiya 6. Having never before shot a rangefinder, there was definitely a learning curve.
For a long weekend every July, Cathedral Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, offers a taste of France with its Bastille Days celebration, complete with food, art, dance, music, and even French language lessons.
Part of the twin island nation of Antigua and Barbuda, Barbuda is the less-developed of the two. What it lacks in development, it makes up for in natural beauty. Barbuda is a conservationist’s heaven, home to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, miles of unspoiled beach, and loads of sea life. We also visited a private island […]
From Louisville to Lexington, we stop in at Churchill Downs, Maker’s Mark, Wild Turkey, Willett, Buffalo Trace, Woodford Reserve, and Four Roses.
Anguilla is located at the northern end of the Leeward Islands chain in the Eastern Caribbean, a short 25-minute boat ride north of St. Martin. It is 17 miles long and 3 miles wide. You won’t see any mountains or rainforest on Anguilla, as it is largely coral and limestone with limited vegetation. However, what […]