child’s drawing

child’s drawing, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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Uptown Normal, IL

Uptown Normal, IL, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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Does this scare small children that drive by?

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The Reading (continues)

The Reading (continues), originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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watching the play develop

©Music Man5 Photos, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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Freedom!

Freedom!, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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The Last Rehearsal

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gym time

gym time, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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Caged Creators

Caged Creators, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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hard at work as the sun sets

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fancy footwork

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Don’t drop him!

NCHS Marching Ironmen

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early morning photo session

©Music Man5 Photos

©Music Man5 Photos

©Music Man5 Photos

©Music Man5 Photos

©Music Man5 Photos

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all down the line

camp went on after the storm moved thru

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Let’s March!

parade marching rehearsal

Let’s March!

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NCHS Band members and parents the app has been updated!!

NCHS Band members and parents

The phone app for the band has been updated; here are the instructions for adding the app to your phone. If you already have it installed just open it and the updates will be downloaded.

 

Open this post on your mobile device.

 

We sincerely thank you for choosing to work with our studio. We have created for you your very own custom photo app. It is designed so that you can take your images with you on the go to share with your friends and family.

 

Please connect to WiFi. Once it is fully downloaded you will be able to open your app while offline.

 

Now tap this link. http://moblalbum.com/T9RBJ7s8Jv/gallery/84675

 

Your app will work on all Apple devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) and the latest Androids.

 

From the beginning we have grown our business through word-of-mouth referrals. We sincerely appreciate you sharing this email, or using the built-in share button to share your photo app with your friends and family.

 

Please let Mark know if you have any questions.

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left behind



left behind, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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left behind

left behind

things left behind during band camp – part 1

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Cover of the Month

I love the subjects and the colors chosen for this cover. A number of interesting covers this month but this one is head and shoulders above them.

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colorful morning

colorful morning, originally uploaded by Music Man5.

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Have your tried “Blog Collage” by Fundy Software?

This software is a great way to quickly and easily create a collage so that you can promote yourself on social media. It took only a minute to create the collage shown in this post. I then posted it on Facebook and was done. It could not be easier.

If you want to promote your photography Blog Collage is a great tool to help you get the word out. Check them out, they have a free trial:
http://www.fundysoftware.com/

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The Passport Colorchecker is SAFE!

And extremely important to my game!!

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Looks like this one is ready to attack

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Hostas

more flowers

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Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM Wide Angle Lens

I looked at the reviews of this lens when it was first introduced. But could not think of a reason why I would need it or how I would use it. So I forgot about it.

Time passes and during that time I sold my 24-70mm f/2.8L lens to finance something else because I seldom used it. I only used it when I had to shoot a group somewhere other than outdoors in the sun. I thought that my 24-105mm f/4L would be enough. I was wrong.

I recently had a group shoot, outdoor in the early morning. No problem, right? Just take the f/4. Then it clouds up. Long story short I got the shot but it got me to thinking about investing in another f/2.8 wide angle lens.

Doing my research I came across a lot of possiblities but I did not want to spend a $2K on a lens I would not use more than a couple times a year. Plus I did not want to add another heavy lens to the bag, because if they are heavy I tend to leave them at home! Which is bad.

This lens being on sale brought it to my attention, as I doubt I would have paid full price for it. But it is perfect for my needs. It is very sharp with great color reproduction and very light weight. It is small and does not take up much room in the bag.

So from my 2 sessions with it so far this is a very good lens. I highly recommend it.

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Sunday morning walk with the new 24mm

This was taken with the Canon EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM, a dandy little lens. Create color reproduction and very light weight!

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working on the 4th

storytelling with a 135mm lens

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waiting for the days bathers

story telling with a 135mm lens

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mourning the fallen flowers

storytelling with a 135mm lens

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Morning Walk July 4, 2013

ready to picnic

ready to picnic

sea of white time to  walk working on a holiday Lily

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