Saturday, December 31, 2011

not sure what's going on here... appears like the Roaming Red Rocker is looking for some New Years Eve action..

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

this caught me off guard.. xmas moon setting over the desert...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

am i in the desert, or vancouver? some funky weather descended on havasu az today....

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 8, 2011

the RRR tour finally arrived in havasu... so here is one last route 66 muse.. there were 2 staff ladies out front having a smoke.. i hoped they would stay for the shot... but they laughed, and said maybe not....
Heads up!!!... on Route 66

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

i came across this location driving back from the 'snow shoot' route 66/holbrook az
Welcome to Arizona! a peek of the country side around Holbrook AZ (my sleep over stop).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

snow day for the Roaming Red Rocker. went back to the Blue Swallow Motel, and shot a portrait with the '51 Chieftain Catalina Pontiac. thxs to owners Kevin & Nancy for letting us roam the property..

Sunday, December 4, 2011

The road ended in Tucumacari New Mexico. Had the chance to take a shot of a classic route 66 motel. Here is a brief description, but google it...."The Blue Swallow Motel was built in 1939 by W. A. Huggins. It features a unique, personal shell design on the exterior stucco. Garages, a signature of motor courts of the era, are another unique characteristic of this motel".

Saturday, December 3, 2011

stormed stayed in kansas / decided to take this shot of main street. the following from the local archive.. "Known as the "Waldorf of the Prairies," the hotel became headquarters for heads of wealthy cattle firms before the turn of the century. "It's spacious corridors and spindled patios were constantly thronged with booted and spurred cowmen. Cattle deals amounting to millions of dollars have been transacted over the long table in the great inner court."

Monday, November 28, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

I took the back roads home from the city today / wanted to check out this location.

The Bekevar Church is a Municipal Heritage Property located within the Rural Municipality of Hazelwood No. 94, approximately nine kilometres southeast of the Town of Kipling. The property features a large, wood-frame church with twin spires, built in 1911, an iron gate adorning the property's entranceway, and a cemetery, all surrounded by landscaped, treed grounds.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

RIP John Neville. in the mid 80's, I got my first big break as an emerging photographer. assigned by Saturday Night Magazine, to shoot a portrait of John Neville, artistic director of the Stratford Festival. I rented a car, picked up a fellow photographer friend who agreed to assist me, and layed rubber from Toronto to Stratford. We set up in Mr. Neville's house, and got the shot. oh... and BTW....... I showed up about 1/2 hour late... I have never been late for a shoot since...

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

well..... it had to happen sooner or later. the Roaming Red Rocker gets out to enjoy the first real snow fall of the year.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Humm, the following was received a few days ago.. i guess it's something.. but.. "Nominee"? oh well... it wasn't "non Nominee".
CONGRATULATIONS on being a Nominee at the 5th Annual Photography Masters Cup with:

Nominee in Nature | cloud
Nominee in Nature | jellyfish

11,321 entries were received from 83 countries and your work received a high percentage of votes overall. Certainly an achievement, well done!

The Awards Jury represents the industry's biggest names and tastemakers who reviewed the entries online before making the nominations shortlist and honoring 272 title awards in 18 categories. The Awards could not have wished for a better group of professionals to work with.

We will be promoting your nomination through our international network and PR campaign.

Congratulations once again on being a Nominee and we wish you a most successful photography year.

Best regards,
Basil O'Brien
Creative Director

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

i went 'paparazzi', and smuggled the canon into some friends wedding yesterday. this is the lovely bride. congratulations brandi and stuart.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

The Roaming Red Rocker checked out the flooding in the souris valley at Ray's Park. Waters are rising..........

Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Roaming Red Rocker wanted to shoot an album cover. Turns out, there is no title (or songs, come to think of it). Does anyone have a suggestion???

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Roaming Red Rocker goes "Tahiti", on the Colorado River today.... small strip of sand known by some as Kipling Beach....

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

same location, different car. my friend's Lotus 7
nice light in AZ......

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

my take on the boat show held in downtown havasu. lots of million $ boats and rigs... overheard one father ask his son "you want a boat, or do you want a house?"

Wednesday, April 27, 2011