Photographs just sold to……

I have to admit that I was pretty excited to be contacted by the Federal  Office of Probation and Pretrial.  They told me that they liked my black and white photograph of the Capitol dome.  They were interested if I had any of the  older U.S. Court House.  I didn’t but told them I was willing to go take some.  So one picture lead to two, and then why not three.  So that is where I went to the new United States Court House and took some photographs of it.  I realized that I had other pictures that I just hadn’t posted publicly on my website.  So I moved those thinking WOW this is a trend maybe someone would like another photograph.  So that is what lead to them wanting the 4th photograph. That is when I got to thinking WOW my photographs would be on display in a FEDERAL office building.  Who wouldn’t just about jump over the moon with excitement.  It look almost everything I had not to post it like EVERYWHERE.  I didn’t keep it a complete secret, so I told a few people.  So the following are the photographs that were purchased and soon to be on display at the United States Court House on Lafayette Street across from the Missouri State Penitentiary.

The photograph of the Capitol dome is on display right now at the Art Bazaar in Downtown Jefferson City.

Old United States Court House

Before going to take this photograph, I never noticed that the columns are only on two sides of the building.

The NEW United States Court House

I have to say I love this building more and more.  There are so many details that you are just unable to see until you get close up to it.

I have to say this is one of my favorites.  I love the colors from the sunset. This photograph is on display at Capital Arts until September 22.  Which is tomorrow, but I will be moving it to The Art Bazaar if you would like to take a look at it in person.  That is if it hasn’t sold.  🙂


Hope you enjoyed this photographs.  Happy Hump day!



Balloons, Balloons, Balloons!!!!

Over the weekend I attended the Great Pershing Balloon Derby which is right outside of Brookfield, MO. I must say that this was a great little event. Due to the wind only one balloon was able to launch and they stated that he was the world champion. I didn’t catch his name, but I was trying to scramble to get my camera up to my face because he had balloon inflated and up in the air before I knew it.

World Champion

Some of the balloons were able to do the night glow but it was at their discretion because of the wind conditions. I have to say this was pretty cool and I will let you look at some of the shots. Enjoy.

By the way the next hot air balloon event in Missouri is in Forest Park in St Louis on September 16 – 18. If you are interested in the event check out their website for more details. Click the following link for their website

Another cool link I have found for hot air balloons is Hot Air They have links and information to hot air balloon events around the world.

One of my new favorite websites…..Pinterest

After a child’s photo session earlier this week, the mom was telling me about this website called Pinterest.  She was saying how you can look and pin or link images or things you like.  Create boards of these images, and put them into groups.  I have to say this is my second favorite site, after Google of course.  I can find almost anything with a Google search, but lets get back to Pinterest.

You have everything from DIY projects to architecture to photo inspiration to jewelry and hair styles.  You just click everything and these newly pinned images are up on your screen.  Or if you way to look at Wedding and Events click that button and BAM you are looking at images that have to do with Wedding and event ideas.  There is a little bit of everything on this site.  I love the Print category.  It has all these different prints, wall hangings and sayings.  It is a awesome way to find almost anything you didn’t realize you were looking for.  This site can inspire you to do a DIY project on your house.  Inspire you with an idea on how to make your wedding completely different from something you have ever seen before.  It can give you an idea of the exact chair you have been looking for to complete your living room.  It could give you that next big idea to do something that could change your life.  Need an idea for a gift for that person who has everything.  Looking for something different to cook for your next snack day at work.  Look at the tech section for that gotta have gadget. Then this site is just for you.  It has everything under the sun from A to Z.

You have to request an invite or be invited by a friend to create boards.  And the great thing is if your friends join, then you can follow each other.  They post things that they like and there you have it.  An idea what to get them for insert name of holiday here or their birthdays.  If you need an invite email me or let me know and I would be  more than happy to help you out.

Have a great weekend!