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Focus Trek #12 Part 2 – Gargunnock Scotland and the Love Lochs

Return to Part 1 of this adventure… Loch Lomond ‘Twas there that we parted in yon shady glen  On the steep, steep side of Ben Lomond  Where in the purple hue the hieland hills we view  And the moon coming out in the gloaming  From “The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond” In part one of this adventure we stuck around… Read more »

Focus Trek #12 Part 1 – Gargunnock Scotland and the Love Lochs

Skip to Part 2 of this adventure… Ye’ll tak’ the high road and I’ll tak the low road  And I’ll be in Scotland afore ye  But me and my true love will never meet again  On the bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond From “The Bonny Banks of Loch Lomond”   My name is Jim Burnham. I am a US photographer… Read more »

Focus Trek #11 – A Weekend With Bryan F Peterson

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”  -Heraclitus As a member of the Peoria Camera Club, I get the opportunity to meet some very gifted photographers not only within the club, but from outside as well. We invite speakers every year to keynote our seminar and… Read more »

Focus Trek #10 Part 2 – A Yankee’s Guide to Driving (and vacation Photography) in Britian

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.” -Susan Heller This is Part 2 of 2. If you haven’t read Part 1, go here… If you read Part 1, you’ve learned that there are a couple types of photography vacations. One is where you are alone… Read more »

Focus Trek #10 – Part 1: A Yankee’s Guide to Driving (and vacation Photography) in Britain

“That her face, at first just ghostly, turned a whiter shade of pale” – Keith Reid/Procol Harem “Whiter Shade of Pale” This article is Part 1 of 2. Continue to Part 2 here… Originally, I was going to make this article about driving in the UK. After 1200 words, I realized I completely digressed from my original theme. If you… Read more »

Focus Trek #9 – The Black Hills Photo Shootout

“Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” -Greg Anderson It’s been awhile since my last “Focus Trek”. Sometimes I take these trips to “focus” on improving the craft. Other times it’s a mixture of family vacation and photography. With the former I can focus on just photography and… Read more »

Raising the Butterfly Barn Quilt

This is a follow up to my last article about the Red Winged Blackbird. That day, I was there to watch them start painting a new barn quilt. They installed it last week, possibly the first one in Tazewell County, IL. Please take a look at the video I made about it! If you like it, share it! Subscribe below to be notified when a new article is posted…. Read more »

Our First Book

A Self-publishing Journey Begins The book is now available to order at:  http://www.artistasylum.com/book/h7b12a9f3#h7b12a9f3   If you had asked me 15 years ago if we were going to publish a photography book, I would have responded with a strange look and a question answering your question… “Why?” I’ve been a student of photography, as I’ve heard many other photographers claim, since the beginning when… Read more »

Focus Trek #6 – A Redwing Blackbird

He knew I was different, but eventually accepted me and I became his guest. But then his wife showed up.     by Jim Burnham   In trying to rationalize the Orlando tragedy and the range of reaction from genuine sadness and regret to hard-line vitriol and gross acceptance of hate, I’ve come to the conclusion that humans, at their worst, can be downright horrible stewards of their own lives, much less… Read more »

2015-16 Leland Report/Leif Spork Snow Gauge Contest Winners!

Since the top guess is now below the current snow gauge at Leif’s in Sutton’s Bay, I alerted the top 3 winners listed below. Thanks to everyone who participated in this year’s contest! First Place Rasa Poorman with a guess of 197.5″Rasa wins a custom made Leif Spork tile with the final snow tally of the season included on it (TBD) ALSO a… Read more »

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