About a week ago, I shot this stellar Chevy Nova SS for its owner, who wants me to create a show board for him. Because he wants the cars isolated, I had to clip them from the background, which only led to me messing around with the layers. I’m looking forward to working on the boards for this, and his other car, an incredible Chevelle SS.
You can see both cars, the finished boards, and my booth at the Syracuse Motorama car show at the New York State Fairgrounds, Saturday and Sunday, March 22 & 23.
It’s not often we have nothing on the calendar. So the girls wanted to take advantage of a pristine, snow-covered back yard. Even our Tiny Liney got in on the action with some over-sized winter gear. They really had a blast before coming back in for some hot cocoa.
Two days ago, my brother and I with our sister-in-law and nephew toured the Shrine & Museum of Saint Marianne Cope which is located at St. Anthony Convent of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities in Syracuse, N.Y. The chapel seemed simple at first glance, but held an amazing, powerful beauty in the wood and stonework throughout. The stained glass was perhaps my favorite part of it with their rich colors and fine detail. I would have liked to have spent more time shooting the windows. Another time, maybe.
For decades, my wife’s grandmother bought candy from Candy Kraft Candies in Altamont, NY. They are a special crew who always enjoyed Grandma and Grandpa Person’s funny ways. Over the summer, during our vacation, we visited the store and they told us stories about how “Toot” would stand in the corner patiently, while Grandma shopped. She’d pick out boxes of hand-made chocolates, all the while Toot saying “Yes dear. Whatever you think, dear.” It was amazing to hear how these two great people touched so many lives. Sentiments confirmed by our visit to this amazing little shop. Can’t wait to get my hands on some dark chocolate-covered Brazil nuts.
Central New York got hit with our first real snowfall of the season. I think we had roughly 4 or 5 inches of fluffy white snow in our yard. My girls couldn’t wait to get out and play in it. Although it’s cold, slippery, and not fun to clear from the driveway and sidewalk, these smiles make it all worth it.
A few days after Veterans’ Day, the Syracuse Crunch played host to the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins. Unlike typical openings, the night started out with eight servicemen and women holding a large flag over center ice during the singing of The Star Spangled Banner. The crowd was particularly silent and respectful as the soloist finished the Anthem, and the applause rang out louder and longer in appreciation for the veterans in attendance. It was a fitting tribute and a special night at the War Memorial.