Mariota to Murray

Here is a photo from last Thursday night’s game (Steelers vs. Titans).  It was a fairly cold night, but I dressed appropriately so I was completely warm.  The Steelers kicked the Titans butt.  I still enjoyed the game, even with the Steelers winning.  It was fun getting to see Marcus Mariota and DeMarco Murray.

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NABI

I hope everyone is having a great Friday. 

I was literally going to post a photo of the Navy Yards in Washington DC, until MJ started giving me a hard time again.  I swear all she wants me to post right now are animal photos from South Africa.  I’m afraid all of you will get sick of them, but she can’t get enough of them right now.  Therefore, I have this Impala photo for you.  During the safari, the guide kept calling them “NABIs”, which states for “Not Another Bloody Impala”.  There were so many of them, that we wouldn’t even slow the safari vehicle down to look at them. 

Regardless, I liked this NABI photo I captured from inside Kruger National Park.  To view a larger version, click HERE

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Prison Gym

On November 4th and 9th, I posted photos from this abandoned state prison.  Tonight’s post is the gym within the prison.  I loved the lighting in this gym and how the sun shining through the windows onto the floor help add so much interest to it.

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Harrison

I didn’t know what to post tonight.  So…I have a football photo for you from the Steelers vs. Jaguars game this season.  I like this photo of James Harrison.  He is an impressive human being.  I haven’t found to many other people who are as short at him, but be as big.  I know that doesn’t really make sense, but he is a huge human.  And he always looks so mad, but I don’t really think he’s a bad or mean person.  Anyway, enjoy this portrait photo.

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Hippo Nap

Ready for another animal photo from the South Africa trip???  MJ can’t get enough of them…at least so far.  I liked this big guy just napping on his friends.  They didn’t seem to care that he was resting on them.  They were all basically napping in one big heap.

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Zone 6

I hope everyone is having a great Thursday night. 

We had a great time exploring this abandoned state prison last weekend.  Even though it’s abandoned, it isn’t in bad shape.  So it doesn’t look like most of the abandoned building photos I share with you.  Regardless, it was fun….honestly how often do you get to explore a prison?  It doesn’t happen often.  I’ve explored Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly, Alcatraz in San Francisco, and Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia.  All of those were unique in their own way.

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10 Yard Line

Tonight’s post is a photo I took inside Ford Field prior to the Lions vs. Steelers game.  I explored the stadium for hours before they let the fans into the facility.  I had a wonderful time just taking it all in…. 

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Hout Bay

Here is another South Africa photo and this one doesn’t include an animal.  This is Hout Bay which is south of Cape Town on the Cape Peninsula.  We had a nice time exploring this area and as you can see the location is beautiful.  Frankly, there was lots of beautiful locations in the country, even if an animal wasn’t in the foreground.

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Elephant Ear

I didn’t know what to call this photo and MJ didn’t help…  She just laughed at me.  Anyway, here is another photo from South Africa’s Kruger National Park.  Did I tell you how awesome South Africa was?  If not, just shame on me.  It was outstanding.  Today’s photo is an Africa Elephant from one of our safaris.  Have a great Sunday.

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Solitary Confinement

Blair and I had a great morning in prison today.  We got an opportunity to explore and photograph an abandoned Pennsylvania prison.  They’re getting ready to convert the site into a veteran’s center.  I am thankful to Bob for thinking about us and getting us access.  Good times…..

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Hippo

MJ was on me again tonight to post another animal from our South Africa trip.  She doesn’t want to see football, architecture, landscape or any other photo right now.  I can’t blame her, the animals were so amazing.   

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Handoff

I had a great time in Detroit at the Lions vs. Steelers game last Sunday.  As you can imagine, I took a ton of photos….more than I normally would at a Steelers game.  Most of the photos focused on capturing Detroit Lions players.  Tonight, I’m sharing this photo of Matthew Stafford (#9) handing the ball to Ameer Abdullah (#21).  I love the intensity on Stafford’s face.  I also liked the Lions’ uniforms…blue tops on blue bottoms.  What do you think?  Leave a comment below.

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Zebra

I was going to post a photo from the Lions vs. Steelers game, but MJ wanted another South Africa animal photo.  So to make her happy, here we go.  This is a zebra that we came upon at Kruger National Park in the northeast corner of South Africa.

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Ford Field

Here is my view as of about 30 minutes ago.  I’m here very very early for the 830pm Lions vs. Steelers game.  I wanted lots of time to check out Ford Field, since I’m a lifelong Lions fan.  It was nice being able to walk around before the general admission starts and capture photos of the field prior to people being in the way.  I’m currently getting ready to capture pre-pregame warm ups (street clothes) and then I’ll photograph the pregame warm ups (players in their uniforms), and then the game itself.  Fun Times!!!

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Hide And Seek

I’m super tired tonight.  So I’ll keep this short.  Tonight’s photo is another from our South Africa trip.  I took this in Kruger National Park.  This guy was fairly close to use, but he kept playing hide and seek behind a big bush.    

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Super Excited!!

As most of you know, I photograph the Steelers’ home games from the sideline for the Observer Reporter.  I don’t normally travel to the away games, but I have in the past.  Well this weekend, I’m going to Detroit to cover the Steelers vs. the Lions.  I’ve been a lifelong Lions fan, so I’m very excited about this weekend.  I don’t really think the Lions have any chance of beating the Steelers, but I can dream.  Look for me on the sideline.....I'll be in my Graceland!!    

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Castle Lager

Here is another South Africa photo for you, but not probably what you expected.  This is Castle beer which is sold everywhere in South Africa.  Based on what I saw, it has to be the bestselling beer in the country.  Castle Brewery (@castlelagersa) was founded in Johannesburg South Africa in 1894.  Today it is part of South African Breweries (SAB), which is owned by Anheuser-Busch.  My opinion…. it’s pretty good beer      

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Giraffe

Did I mention how amazing our trip to South Africa was?  If not, I’ll tell you now.  We had a great trip, met lots of wonderful people and had some great experiences.  This was one of them….we sat at this spot for probably 20 minutes waiting on this giraffe to take a drink.  I know that sounds like a simple, maybe stupid thing, but it was beautiful to watch.

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White Rhino

MJ and I had a successful and fun South Africa trip.  Here is another photo from one of our safaris.  This is a white rhino…we never found a black rhino, leopard, wild african dogs or a meer cat.  But we found lots of everything else, including lots of white rhinos in a number of different locations.  This guy faced us to allow for this wonderful perspective, but we were never in any danger.  He just wanted to go back to sleep.

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