Rad A. Drew Photography: Ringing in 2015!

Continental Divide at Dawn

Continental Divide at Dawn
Continental Divide at Dawn

Monday, January 5, 2015

Ringing in 2015!

Out with the old and in with the new!

On the personal front, 2014 was one for the record books! One career ended and another expanded! A trip to the Palouse, 10 days on the Colorado River with extraordinary photographer friends, shooting along Cape Cod and Newport on the Atlantic coast, and a year of courtship that culminated in my marriage to Nancy Lee! If that's not a great year then I don't know what is!

Next year is lining up to be a good one, too! Nancy and I are getting settled in our home as we speak, and I’ve scheduled a number of iPhoneography workshops and tours and have more in the works so stay tuned! (See my 2015 Calendar.)

I wish everyone a joyous and prosperous 2015!

Here are a few photo highlights from 2014.



2014 started with record snowfall that turned my Irvington neighborhood into a Winter Wonderland.
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All that snow made for some great images in rural Indiana.

It was a year of exploring in my own back yard. Sally Wolf and I began offering photo tours throughout Indiana. (Click here to see our  tours for 2015.)

Nancy and I traveled a bit last year and it seems there were always flowers to shoot! This year I'll be teaching a series of 2 hour workshops at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center, one of which focuses on close-up and macro photography with the iPhone. (Click here and scroll down on the SullivanMunce site for details.)

I had the privilege of meeting my long-time vocal hero, Angela Brown, when she performed on the Butler University Campus.

2014 was another year of celebrating life with my remarkable parents, Shirley and Bob. Here we are at our favorite Mexican restaurant having our traditional birthday celebration, this one for Dad; his 85th! They do know how to have a good time!

Nancy lived on Mass Ave during our courtship, so I had plenty of opportunity for shooting in this great area.

2014 was another great year shooting at Conner Prairie at Dawn. The third Saturday of each month, photographers are permitted on the grounds from 7 to 10 AM before visitors arrive. The program is closed for the winter but will resume in March.

Photographers extraordinaire, Dan Sniffin and John Barclay, led a photo tour to the eastern portion of Washington state known as the Palouse. It' the largest wheat producing region in the United States. The rolling hills, the colorful fields of brown, green, and gold were unbelievably beautiful. I challenged myself by taking lots of "big boy camera" photos.

In addition to beautiful landscapes, the Palouse offered plenty of local color, too, as this Barber Shop in Colfax, WA, illustrates!

In June we celebrated Nancy's birthday in French Lick. She cleans up pretty well!

In August I spent 10 days boating down the Colorado River through the heart of the Grand Canyon. I've never experienced such grandeur before.

In November I had the opportunity to travel to the Boston area to teach iPhoneography. While there I did what I love most: drive country roads with my eyes open! These country roads just happened to be along the Eastern shore! We don't see much of this landscape in Indiana! I had a blast.

In November, Nancy took me into her metal studio and together (and with her expert guidance) we made our wedding bands out of Palladium white gold. The experience was wonderful and the rings are beautiful!
On Saturday, December 13, 2014 (12-13-14!) Nancy and I tied the knot!