Our host Pam with a few of the attendees and models of the Fashion for Paws fundraiser for the Humane Society. It was a great event with great fashion, great people, and some cute doggies to boot. I captured a few images … Enjoy.
Saturday morning in New Zealand I took a short trip out the the Kaingaroa Forest to see the Waratah 626 tree harvesting head in action. This is the largest head made by Waratah (a wholly owned subsidiary of John Deere) and will harvest trees up to 6” in diameter and 4 tons in weight. It is pretty amazing to see it fell a large tree, strip it of all branches, and cut in to length in a matter of seconds. Take a look at some of my photos.
I recently traveled “Down Under” and had the opportunity to take in one of their premium horse races, the “Cox Plate”. This is a legendary horse race in Melbourne, Australia that has been running since 1922. As you may imagine, it has a lot of the “pomp and circumstance” of the Kentucky Derby with a little bit of a “down under” flair. Here are a few photos of the horses, the race action, the people and the fashion.
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I hope you like them.
Moline had their Homecoming Parade this afternoon and the whole town came out. Here are a few photos.
Moline High School Football! This is one of the few moments of celebration from Friday's game as the Maroon's just recovered a fumble. I uploaded a ton of photos. Enjoy!
I plan to get out to a number of games again this year. Come back here to see photos of your favorite Moline High School stars.
If you have a special request, drop me a note from the contact link above or direct to my email at JRHowell@me.com.
You can always click on the MHS “Category” to get a list of all the Moline High School events I’ve photographed. I hope you enjoy them.
And … the committee was generous enough to publish an advertisement for me in the program.
See you at the game … I’ll be the one with the big camera ;-)
The annual SHCC Cardboard Regatta was another happening and we all had a blast. Enjoy some of the moments of the day.
This year we also had some additional “virtual members” of our staff to thank. The staff from other clubs that came out to help us out in our hour of need as we recovered from the storm damage from June. Thanks to them we were able to get the golf course back in record fashion. THANK YOU!
Krista and Lynn pose here for a quick snapshot. A few others are here.
Monday included the “John Deere Pro Am”, the Executive Women’s Day, and the John Deere Classic ProAm Pairing Party.
Tuesday included practice rounds, Callaway Club Fitting for Wounded Warriors, and the Youth Day Clinic.
Tuesday is the John Deere Classic ProAm.
Round 1 of the John Deere Classic.
Round 2 of the John Deere Classic.
Round 3 of the John Deere Classic.
Final Round of the John Deere Classic.
Congratulations Larry & Pat and best wishes as you move on to this next phase of your life!!
I captured a few photos from Larry & Pat’s party at their house.
And a few from Larry’s retirement coffee at John Deere.
It sure looks like my friend Jenn there in the band “August”. They are performing as part of the “Big Gig” battle of the bands at Summerfest. Summerfest is a fun couple of weeks of music in Milwaukee and I try to get there with my friend Nik for a day every year. This year we saw a number of great bands and finished up with one of my all time favorites: Reo Speedwagon!!
Enjoy the photos.
You could hear chainsaws running 7x24 for the next couple of weeks as our grounds crew did an amazing job cleaning it all up. You can hardly notice the damage anymore.
This panorama is composed of 92 separate frames (5 rows: -60,-30, 0, 30, 60; plus a top and a bottom) with 7 brackets (-3eV, -2eV, -1eV, 0eV, 1eV, 2eV, 3 eV) for each frame. This means that this panorama starts out as 644 separate images …
A couple of the challenges I encountered with this pano:
1. The +30 and +60 degree rows were mostly clouds and sky. Since clouds move during the shoot, it is difficult to find control points in these images to use to stitch them together. Joosh showed me how to use the “Align to Grid” feature to overcome this issue. That worked great.
2. You may notice that my panos usually have a round logo in the bottom. I have historically used this technique to cover the hole that results from where my tripod was sitting. This one doesn’t have a hole in the bottom. That’s because Juergen and Markus Matern told me how to shoot the pano to eliminate this hole. I met Juergen and Markus in the Frankfurt airport on the way here. I couldn’t have had better traveling companions.
As you “pan” around this panorama you’ll notice the conference hotel (the dark gray box of a building), a local church, the Olfusa River, and the suspension bridge that is a landmark for this town of Selfoss.
And … if you’re interested in something like this in your home, drop me a note and I’ll put you in touch with the builder. He’s considering consulting on projects like this or even doing complete buildouts.
A great header save as the Moline girls take on the Normal Wildcats. Please browse photos of the Varsity contest here.
And … I have a few photos of the Junior Varsity game as well.
- Drew Owens
- Bryan Brinker
- Vashaun Newman
- Jake Viaene
- Josh Larsen
- DeCarlos Flores
- Devin Struble
- Derrick Stabler
- Jed Wood
Here are the Moline games I shot this year:
- Tyler Boscontine - Sophomore Guard
- Drew Owens - Senior Guard
- Brandon Vice - Junior Forward
- Jed Wood - Senior Guard
- Derrick Stabler - Honorable Mention
This year I had the pleasure of shooting at a few Moline Basketball Games:
- 27Feb2013 - Regional Playoffs versus Rocky
- 25Feb2013 - Regional Playoffs versus UTHS
- 22Feb2013 - Home versus UTHS
- 15Feb2013 - Home versus Rocky
- 1Feb2013 - Home versus Alleman
- 21Jan2013 - MLK Tournament
- 19Jan2013 - MLK Tournament
- 11Jan2013 - Away at Rocky
- 7Jan2013 - Freshman Basketball
and … I am proud to have produced the senior posters.
Browse through my photos of the game, cheerleaders, and seniors and their parents.
Moline takes on Alleman at Wharton Field House. I also captured a few shots of the Dance performance at half time and a few cheerleaders. I hope you enjoy these.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature, wasn’t too good to me today … :-( Freezing rain and sick children kept most everyone away today.
The Elkins family had the first appointment today and they braved the weather and arrived a little early even. We had a great time and shot a number of photos. Check them out.
Real Estate (3)
- Breakfast Ball
- Breaking Limits
- City Winery
- Crow Valley Golf Club
- Eric Dodd
- Firecracker Run
- First Tee
- Fortress Bank
- Freedom Run
- Gabe's Gift
- Girls On The Run
- Hot Glass
- John Deere
- Junior League
- Old Dominion
- Panther Pant
- Redstone Room
- Rhythm City Casino
- Road Atlanta
- Ryan Hurd
- Scotty McCreery
- The Rust Belt
- Vibrant Arena