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Jimmy Eat World

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Jimmy Eat World plays at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#JimmyEatWorld
#TheRustBelt
#TheRustBeltQC
#GetOlympus

Pronoun at The Rust Belt

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Pronoun opens for Jimmy Eat World at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#Pronoun
#TheRustBelt
#TheRustBeltQC
#GetOlympus

Quad City Storm Paint The Ice

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Quad City Storm Paint The Ice for Veterans.

The Quad City Storm have their fans out to Paint The Ice with veteran names this week. I had the pleasure to capture the result with some drone images and some panoramas.

The above image is a Little Planet Projection of a 360 Panorama. Click here to see the full 360 Panorama. This was made with a Nodal Ninja Panorama head and an Olympus OM-D M1X in Hi Res mode with an 8mm fisheye.

I also flew my Mavic 2 Pro drone inside the TaxSlayer Center to capture overhead shots of the ice. I stitched 34 images together to get the following result. The final image is 20,000 x 10,000 pixels and shows incredible detail.

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#QCStorm
#TaxSlayerCenter
#GetOlympus
#dji

The Cerny Brothers

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The Cerny Brothers at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#TheCernyBrothers
#TheRustBelt
#TheRustBeltQC
#GetOlympus

Becca Marie

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Becca Marie at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#BeccaMarie
#TheRustBeltQC

Handheld OM-D at 1/25th

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As you may know, I switched entirely from Canon gear to the Olympus OM-D camera system this year. There are a ton of things I like about this system, but one really stepped out this week. That is the incredible image stabilization with the IBIS (In body imaging stabilization) as well as the image stabilization in some lenses. Here's a perfect example. This image was shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm f4 IS lens. As the Olympus OM-D is a Micro Four Thirds system, this becomes an effective focal length of 600mm. I've found that I like to shoot concert photos at The Rust Belt from a short ladder half way back close to the sound and lighting control pit. Typically I use a 40-150 mm f/2.8 lens (80mm-300mm effective focal length) for wide shots and the 300mm f/4 for close ups. Sometimes the lighting isn't the best, but I still manage to get pretty good shots with this Camera system.

This photo of the mandolin player in the Still Shine band is an example of a photo in challenging conditions. It was shot at ISO 3200, at 600mm effective focal length, f/4 aperture and hand held at 1/25th of a second. Yes, that's not a typo, one twenty fifth of a second. Kind of blows the guideline of one over the focal length out of the water doesn't it???? You can find this full frame / full res photo in an album of a few of my Olympus OM-D shots in this Olympus Portfolio.

Needless to say, I'm pretty happy with my decision to switch to Olympus!

#GetOlympus

The Dawn

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The Dawn at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#TheDawn
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

The Candymakers

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The Candymakers at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#TheCandymakers
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Still Shine

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Still Shine at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#StillShine
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Halloween at The Rust Belt

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Halloween at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL.

Quite a few came decked out in incredible costumes. Check them out here.

And a great night of music at The Rust Belt. Concert photos of the bands:

Still Shine
The Candymakers
The Dawn


#TheRustBeltQC
#StillShine
#TheCandymakers
#TheDawn

John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Press Conference

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John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity Press Conference and Reveal. It's another record breaker!


#JDC2019
#JDClassic
#JohnDeereClassic
#GetOlympus

Lagomarcino's Cocoa Beano

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Lagomarcino's Cocoa Beano 5k, 10k and kids races.

There are several photo albums of the Cocoa Beano event.

First, I created an album of highlights of the event. I selected a number of photos that I thought represented the event.

The following albums contain many photos. You may want to check these out if you were there that day.

Feel free tp download full resolution digital photos for your personal use. Jost click the download link (down arrow) underneath any photo.

Photographic prints are also available for a reasonable charge. Any profits will go to the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley.

#CocoaBeano
#Lagomarcinos
#BGCMV
#GetOlympus

Quad City Storm Opening Night

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A few photos from the Quad City Storm Opening Night.


#QCStorm
#TaxSlayerCenter
#GetOlympus

Michigander

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Michigander at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#Michigander
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Kim Clark Retirement

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Kim Clark retires after 39 years as a Postal Carrier in Cordova, IL.

See my photos of her retirement celebration at the Cordova Civic Center.

#GetOlympus

BGCMV - 25 Years in the Quad Cities

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Valley had an Open House to celebrate 25 Years in the Quad Cities. The highlight of the event was a special announcement to dedicate the facility as the Bob & Belinda Ontiveros Teen Center. Bob & Belinda are a very special couple that have been incredible supporters of the Boys & Girls Clubs for sometime. I am honored to call them friends. Here's a photo of Bob. Chris & Pam, Greg and Maria Ontiveros at the dedication. More photos are available in the event gallery here.

#BGCMV
#GetOlympus

The Nadas

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The Nadas at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#Nadas
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

2019 Quad Cities Marathon Race Weekend Photos

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Race Weekend Photos
This link takes you to a folder of all photos for the weekend where you can search for photos by runner bib number!

Saturday Marathon Events (Highlights)

Sunday Marathon Races (Highlights)

Sunday Marathon Race Video by Danny Ormiston

TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon Race Start (Video)

Quad Cities Marathon Palmer 5k Race Start (Video)


#QCMarathon
#QCM2019
#GetOlympus

2019 Quad Cities Marathon

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Quad Cities Marathon Press Conference

Quad Cities Marathon Committee

All Police Department Meeting

VIP Dinner

Kick Off Party


Race Weekend Photos
This link takes you to a folder of all photos for the weekend where you can search for photos by runner bib number!

Saturday Marathon Events (Highlights)

Sunday Marathon Races (Highlights)

Sunday Marathon Race Video by Danny Ormiston


TBK Bank Quad Cities Marathon Race Start (Video)

Quad Cities Marathon Palmer 5k Race Start (Video)

Post Race Wrap Up Meeting

Necker's Jewelers Awards (coming)


#QCMarathon
#QCM2019
#GetOlympus

Growler

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Growler at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#Growler
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Pinky Pinky

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Pinky Pinky at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#PinkyPinky
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats

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Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#NathanielRateliff
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Hiss Golden Messenger

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Hiss Golden Messenger at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#HissGoldenMessenger
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

CeeLo Green

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CeeLo Green at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#CeelLoGreen
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Blues Rock-It

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Blues Rock-It at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#BluesRockIt
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Iron + Grain Maker Festival

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Iron + Grain Maker Festival at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my photos.

#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

The Rust Belt

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The Rust Belt facility. A few outside front shots and inside shots of the Green Room(s), VIP Room, and Back Stage.

#TheRustBelt
#Drone
#DJIMavic2Pro
#DJI
#GetOlympus

Howell Family Reunion

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Howell Family Reunion at Tim & Holly's in New Liberty, IA.

#Howell
#GetOlympus
#DJI
#Mavic2Pro

The Bacon Brothers

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The Bacon Brothers at Roverside Casino in Iowa City, IA. Check out my concert photos.

#RiversideCasino
#BasconBrothers

Dr. Dog

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Dr. Dog at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos here.


#DrDog
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Caroline Rose

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Caroline Rose at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#CarolineRose
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

LOLO

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LOLO performs at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.


#LOLO
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

The Rust Belt

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The Rust Belt was set up for the Quad City Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration.

I captured a Panorama of the main event space and a number of photographs of the facilities.

#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Arkansauce

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Arkansauce opens for the Yonder Mountain String Band at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my photos.


#Arkansauce
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Younder Mountain String Band

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Yonder Mountain String Band at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my photos.

#YonderMountainStringBand
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

2019 Freedom Run

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2019 Freedom Run Highlights

All Freedom Run Race Photos (Searchable by Bib Number)

#FreedomRun
#GetOlympus

UTHS Open House

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2019 UTHS Student Life Addition Ribbon Cutting and Open House.

#UTHS
#GetOlympus

Bergman House Reunion

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Iowa State 40yr Bergman House Reunion.

Jake Owen

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Jake Owen at the Mississippi Valley Fair. Check out my concert photos.

#JakeOwen
#MVF
#MVF2019
#GetOlympus

Brooks and Dunn

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Brooks and Dunn at the Mississippi Valley Fair. Check out my concert photos.

#BrooksAndDunn
#MVF
#MVF2019
#GetOlympus

Dan and Shay

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Dan and Shay at the Mississippi Valley Fair. Check out my concert photos.


#DanAndShay
#MVF
#MVF2019
#GetOlympus

2019 John Deere Classic

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2019 John Deere Classic



John Deere Classic Media Day

John Deere Classic Week

Birdies for Charity Awards

#JDClassic
#JDC2019
#GetOlympus

Dustin Lynch Birdies for Charity Concert

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Dustin Lynch concert to benefit the John Deere Classic Birdies for Charity. At The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#DustinLynch
#TheRustBelt
#JDClassic
#JDC2019
#BirdiesForCharity
#GetOlympus

BGCMV Charity Golf Outing

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Charity Golf Outing to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley at Short Hills Country Club.

#SHCC
#BGCMV
#GetOlympus

Phil Vasser concert for BGCMV

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Phil Vasser concert to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#PhilVasser
#BGCMV
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Firecracker Run

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Firecracker Run in East Moline, IL.

#FirecrackerRun
#GetOlympus

Cory Chisel & Friends Salute Tom Petty

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Cory Chisel & Friends Salute Tom Petty at The Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#CoryChisel
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Blue Angels

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The Blue Angels at the Quad City Airshow, Davenport Airport, Mt. Joy, IA

#BlueAngels
#GetOlympus

SHCC Member Guest

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Short Hills Country Club Member Guest.

#SHCC
#GetOlympus

Firecracker Run Kick Off Party

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#GetOlympus
#DJI
#Drone
#Mavic2Pro

Sydney

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#GetOlympus

Courtney Graduation Party

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Courtney Graduation Party at Stoney Creek, Moline, IL.

#GetOlympus

HAVLife Camp MVP

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HAVLife CampMVP at The TBK Sports Complex in Bettendorf, IA.

#HAVLife
#GetOlympus

Fleet Feet 5k

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The Fleet Feet 5k in East Moline, IL.

#GetOlympus

World Golf Village St. Augustine

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World Golf Village St. Augustine, FL.

Quad Cities Marathon Press Conference

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Quad Cities Marathon Press Conference at Crawfords Brew Works, Bettendorf, IA.

#QCMarathon
#QCM2019
#GetOlympus

John Deere Classic Media Day

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John Deere Classic Media Day at TPC at Deere Run, Silvis, IL.

#JDC2019
#JDClassic
#GetOlympus

Fred Armisen at The Rust Belt

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Fred Armisen (with Mary Lynn Rajskub) at the Rust Belt in East Moline, IL. Check out my concert photos.

#FredArmisen
#TheRustBelt
#GetOlympus

Nick Howell Graduates

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#GetOlympus

Ganzos Cinco de Mayo 5k

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Ganzos Cinco de Mayo 5k

#GanzosCincoDeMayo
#GetOlympus

Mitsubishi Electric Classic

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I had the pleasure of photographing the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, GA. This is a PGA TOUR Champions event and gave me the opportunity to photograph some of the icons in the game. It was also a great trial to prove out my new Olympus OM-D E-M1X Camera System - silent, fast, light, and weatherproof. Perfect for golf. Click on the image for a set of Highlight Photos from the tournament. Daily Albums are below.
Friday Round
Saturday Round
Sunday (Final) Round

#PGAChampions
#GetOlympus

Eric Dodd and Friends

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Eric Dodd and Friends at the Local in Nashville.

#EricDodd
#TheLocal
#GetOlympus

Courtney Senior Pictures

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Courtney Senior Pictures.

Three Dog Night at the Adler Theatre

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Three Dog Night at the Adler Theatre. Check out my concert photos.

#Adler
#ThreeDogNight

Tonya's Kitchen

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Tonya's kitchen.

#GetOlympus

Moline Riverfront Flood

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Quite the flood on the Mississippi River along the Moline Riverfront. Click the image for more drone photos. I also included a couple from the 1993 flood. At that time Rand Tapscott and I chartered a plane for him to get some good aerial shots of what was then the Deere & Company Technical Center.

#DJI
#Mavic2Pro
#Drone

ACM Awards

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54th Annual ACM Awards in Las Vegas.

#ACMAwards

Las Vegas Travel

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Las Vegas Travel

#GetOlympus

Lock And Dam 14 Birds

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Just switched camera systems to the Olympus OM-D system. My first shots of Birds in flight with the new system.

#BIF
#GetOlympus

I74 Bridge Construction

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A few drone shots of construction if the I74 Bridge across the Mississippi River.

#I74Bridge
#DJI
#Mavic2Pro
#Drone

Maren Morris at the Ryman

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Maren Morris at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

#MarenMorris
#TheRyman

QC Storm KISS Night

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It was KISS night for the Quad City Storm. Gwen Tombergs and her team put together quite an event for the Hockey Game the night before KISS is to play at the Taxslayer Center in Moline. I offered to do a fan panorama. Needless to say it all didn't go off without a hitch. When it came time for my 90 seconds on the ice, the focus on my camera drifted off :-(. Fortunately Gwen and her staff arranged a retake in the second period to save the day. Thanks gang.

Here's the final product.

Check it out.

Zoom in to see the fans with their KISS masks.

#QCStorm
#TaxslayerCenter
#KISS



BHAEC Celebrity Basketball

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BHAEC Celebrity Basketball.

#BHAEC

HAVLife Martini Shake Off

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The HAVLife Martini Shake Off was held at the Davenport River Center and from all accounts it was a resounding success. Check out some photos here.

#HAVLIfe
#RiverCenter

Morgan Wallen at Boondocks

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Morgan Wallen with HARDY, and Lacy Cavalier at Boondocks Pub in Springfield, IL.

#MorganWallen
#BoondocksPub

BGCMV Annual Gala

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The Boys & Girls Club of the Mississippi Valley Annual Gala at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, IA.

#BGCMV
#WaterfrontConventionCenter

Randy Bachman at City Winery

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Randy Bachman of The Guess Who and Bachman Turner Overdrive.

#RandyBachman
#CityWinery

Leonid & Friends at 210 Live

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I've been waiting for some time to see this band of incredibly talented musicians. I was not disappointed! They were FANTASTIC! May I present Leonid & Friends.

Leonid & Friends are a group from Russia that do Chicago covers. They have a great story and I'll be so bold to say they really are better that the original. They made it to the USA and I was lucky enough to see them at 210 Live in Chicago (Highwood, IL).

#LeondiAndFriends
#210Live


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