Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lonely

Lonley

Lonely

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Remembrance and Honor: Parris Island Marines

At Attention Parris Island Marine Boot Camp Graduation

Honor: Parris Island Marine Boot Camp Graduation | USMC Recruit Depot | Parris Island | SC
f/4.5 | 1/250 sec | ISO 200 | 70 mm Nikon Lens (18-70mm f/3.5-4.5)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friday, October 1, 2010

Cautious Steps Across Liberty

Location: Reedy River Falls Park, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Cautious Steps Across Liberty Photography Rittman Top 10 Best Photoblogs Photography

Cautious Steps Across Liberty | Reedy River Falls Liberty Bridge | Falls Park | Greenville | SC
f/8 | 1/250sec | ISO 200 | Nikkor 18mm-70mm lens @ 18mm | Nikon d90 Camera

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Page Side Rage Side - Page McConnell of Phish

Location: Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28262, USA
Page Side Rage Side Page Mcconnell of Phish in Charlotte 7/2/10, Jamband, Photography Rittman Top 10 Best Photoblogs Photography
Page Side Rage Side | Keyboardist Page McConnell | Phish | Charlotte | NC | July 2, 2010 

f/4.5 | 1/60sec | ISO 200 | Nikon d90 | Nikon/Nikkor 18-70mm Lens (70mm) 







Recaps: 2010 Phish four-night southern run

Broseph's Life and Times recounts the 4-show Phish Run Live Blog

Dr. Pauly from Tao of Pauly tells tales of the Wook Patrol | Don't tase Me, Brah | Southern Fried Phish Photo Dump | Southern Battlefield & Trey Orgy & Phisy Fireworks

Our Crew from Coventry Music have write-ups about the Raleigh Walnut Creek Show | Phish 2010 - The Tour of Tits | Pool Party Alpharetta Mariot Style for the July 4th Show

The Joker recounts The Epic Story of the Alpharetta Mariot Late Night Dance Party Part I | Part II

Friday, July 9, 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cross and Clouds

Location: Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Cross and Clouds Springwood Cemetery Greenville SC Black and White HDR Photography Rittman Top 10 Best Photoblogs Photography

Cross and Clouds | Springwood Cemetery | Greenville, SC | HDR Black and White Photography
f/4.5 |  1/640 sec | ISO 200 | 18-70mm Nikkor Lens (24mm) | Nikon d90

Friday, May 21, 2010

Curving Obelisk

Location: Springwood Cemetery, Greenville, SC 29601, USA
Curving Obelisque Springwood Cemetery Greenville, SC, Black and White HDR Photography Rittman Top 10 Best Photoblogs

Curving Obelisque | Springwood Cemetery | Greenville, SC | HDR Black and White Photography
f/4.5 |  1/640 sec | ISO 200 | 18-70mm Nikkor Lens (18mm) | Nikon d90

Friday, April 30, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

At Attention: Parris Island Marine Boot Camp Graduation

Location: Parris Island, USA
At Attention Parris Island Marine Boot Camp Graduation
At Attention: Parris Island Marine Boot Camp Graduation | USMC Recruit Depot | Parris Island | SC
f/4.5 | 1/250 sec | ISO 200 | 70 mm Nikon Lens (18-70mm f/3.5-4.5)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stalwart: Marine Boot Camp Graduation Parris Island

Stalwart Marine Boot Camp Graduation
Marine Boot Camp Graduation | USMC Recruit Depot | Parris Island | SC
f/4.5 | 1/250 sec | ISO 200 | 70 mm Nikon Lens (18-70mm f/3.5-4.5)

Friday, January 29, 2010

Forty Years, Eight Months: If I Die Today

Larry (Tiny) Whims, Rittman High School Senior Photo
Larry (Tiny) Whims
Rittman High School Senior Photo
The lives of three would change in ways I could not imagine if I died today. My wife would feel abandoned, overwhelmed, angry, and sad.

Larry, JoCilla, and Tim Whims, Rittman, Ohio, 1970
Me with Mom & Dad
1970, Rittman, Ohio
My little girls wouldn't be able to express their feelings of living in an incomplete family, but it would affect them forever. Without their daddy, without her husband, the near future would be terrifying.

Immediate support that follows such a tragic event would fade quickly. Like it did that one time. And then it would be just the girls, together, but alone and unsure. Their new lives would be hard to manage at first. Who would kill the bugs? But the crying would subside, and they would all grow stronger every day.
Larry, JoCilla, Jamie, and Tim Whims, Rittman, Ohio, 1970
The Whims Family
1971, Rittman, Ohio

I would miss so many smiles, and so many laughs, and so many of those funny dinner table moments.

I run the checklist as I lay in bed waiting for the moment; am I right with God? The columns of triumphs and failures race unevenly.

I'm sorry. A thousand times I'm sorry. I love you.

And the bills, and the yard work, and the home repairs, and the bugs….

It's all in perspective now. But why now? Why not then?
The last picture I took of him
Dad - 1979
I remember taking this
It was the last photo I took of him
Playing outside, taking family vacations and making breakfast on Saturday mornings. Time, really. Just time, together. This is what's important. Nothing else. How stupid of me.

I'm so frightened.

What do I say? Please. God. What do I say? Give me strength when the littlest comes to say goodbye.

I remove the mask. "We will meet again at some other time, in some other place. I love you." That was all I could manage. Little did I know it would be a foundation for belief.

Forty year and eight months seems so young. It's so unfair. I can't go. Not now, Lord. Please.

My purpose must be served. So I trust. And I die.

Forty years and eight months. If I was my father, I would die today.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Marine Boot Camp Graduation At Parris Island

Marine Boot Camp Graduation At Parris Island
Marine Boot Camp Graduation | USMC Recruit Depot | Parris Island | SC
f/4.5 | 1/250 sec | ISO 200 | 70 mm Nikon Lens (18-70mm f/3.5-4.5)