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Iceland

Last month I was fortunate to take my niece and nephew to Iceland. This adventure was an eye-opening experience and a great trip for all. Iceland is a beautiful, rugged land with incredible scenery and friendly people. The unique Icelandic horses made us especially happy. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the trip.

 

 

Stock Images by Liz Roll

I have been slowly adding to my stock collection for sale at Alamy.com. Here are some of my latest additions.

Vintage TV and chair in an abandoned house.
Jell-o Barn, LeRoy, New York
Old cars are parked all over the grounds of Wigwam Village Motel #6, Holbrook, AZ. (Rooms are small but serviceable.)
Aerial of abandoned Juniper Lodge in rural Oregon

Stand With Ukraine!

It is imperative that We the People of the United States and people around the world support the Ukrainians in their effort to thwart Russian troops. By doing so, we will ensure democracies all over will not be bullied by autocrats. This situation is extremely upsetting to me, as it should be to everyone. I am considering a trip to Ukraine in the near future to help capture the atrocities that are occurring there and will keep you all posted.

Newly Minted FAA Drone Certification!

 

At long last, I have acquired my FAA License to fly drones. For you, this means we can work together to capture some amazing aerial imagery!

 

TVA Nuclear Plant, decommissioned
Mallows Bay, Maryland
Wigwam Village #2, Cave City, KY

  Steam Train, Pennsylvania

American Legion after tornado, Mayfield, KY

 

 

 

 

Client Focus: The Weather Channel

For several years now, I have been working with the Weather Channel’s web site. This is the latest post of many – some of the others are listed on the individual page on my web site. Please enjoy the slide show and information.

https://weather.com/safety/tornado/news/2022-03-18-kentucky-tornado-damage-recovery-pictures

 

Mayfield, KY, March 3, 2022 – The American Legion building was split open to expose this theater.

 

The Cardinal Motel, Bowling Green

 

 

Kentucky Tornadoes

I’ve been sent to Kentucky to cover the devastating December tornadoes. As always, to relieve the stress I try to do something different and local in my free time. It is a reflection point for me to be sent to somewhere else for some amount of time, to live and work there. Just the musings of a disaster photographer —- I spend a lot of time alone and have lots of time to think, and shoot!

Of course, I think about the people affected by the disaster. It’s heartbreaking work. But then I think about the people who live here, and why – and what do they do? It seems that rural life is something I could never become accustomed to, simply because I’ve always lived in or near a large city. The folks that live out here, in Kentucky, many live a hardscrabble life and live far from services – hospitals, fire department, police…. they must be self-sufficient in a way I don’t think I could ever get used to. That doesn’t mean I don’t have respect for them – in fact, I have more respect for them for all of those reasons. I would not want to live here, but I sure enjoy being here and meeting all the folks who make it what it is!

 

 

Christmas Greetings!

Merry Christmas! Each year, I take the opportunity to hone my Photoshop skills and create a new, unique holiday greeting card. They nearly always feature my current dog, who is currently Notcho, a loud, crazy, loving, and insecure Beagle mix. It is with pleasure that I present this year’s card, along with some older ones that feature my past dogs, Bailey and Maxine.

 

 

Tailored for Your Business

Location shooting is one of my favorite things to help clients with. I love going into a space with a client and picking out the perfect spot for a backdrop.  Sometimes it can be difficult to cut through all the noise and see what is really present, what makes sense. I am showcasing a few of my most popular to give an example of the wide variety of things I have done.

                   Sofio’s Custom Tailors for Arlington Magazine
In front of a model of a new devolvement in Virginia
Radiology suite in a doctor’s office in Virginia

 

 

Abandoned Cuba

I visited Cuba for the second time in January. One of my objectives was to shoot abandoned buildings, as this is a favorite subject of mine. See some of the results here.

Remembering #Katrina10

 

Ten years ago, I remember watching the TV in my hotel in Florida as New Orleans was being swamped by Hurricane Katrina. Two days later I would drive through Mississippi, spend the night in my car loaded with three days of supplies, and finally arrive at Louis Armstrong International Airport. What I would find there will stay with me forever – triage areas, dozens of doctors and nurses caring for the injured, people being evacuated.

It was an incredible time of stress and sorrow and sometimes, joy, as I watched a woman get carried out of the floodwaters after being trapped in her attic for nine days. I had the opportunity to revisit New Orleans in July, and while I was glad to see the recovery that has happened, I also know there is a long way to go. I am hopeful that the next time a Katrina comes their way, we will all be better prepared.

Photos from 2005 here

Interview with Al Roker

 

I really enjoyed being interviewed and Al Roker and Stephanie Abrams! It will air Friday 8/28 on The Weather Channel at 6:40 AM on the Wake Up with Al show.