Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The Year 2007 In Review

Here we are at the beginning of a new year, and keeping with tradition, we've looked back over the past year's work and picked out thirty photographs from the more than 1,300 that we've published on the blog during 2007. We hope you've all had a good time visiting the blog over the last year and we sincerely hope that it brought back memories to those of you who no longer live amongst us. To those of you who come to the blog on a weekly basis to view our little part of the world our hope is that you will continue to visit us and to enjoy the photographs from time to time. May the force be with you.

First picture, January 1, 2007.

Thirsty Dawg Taverne, Patton, PA.

Talking Heads.
The morning news staff at WJAC, Johnstown, PA, Channel 6. Since this photograph was taken, the news anchor sitting in the middle has moved on to a new market.

One of the major fires in Northern Cambria, PA in the past year was the destruction of the Philadelphia Cafe and The Pool Hall.

Portrait of George Bogart, Ice Fisherman.

We were on our way to the Flight 93 area when we passed these three young Amish girls walking along Route 30.

This particular picture of a garage fire in Hastings, PA wound up being used in a brochure promoting http://www.cambriaconnected.com/, a partnership for government, business and the people.

Scott Miller and The Nun.

Self Portrait shot on my birthday, April 6, 2007.

In April 2007, Rob Krimmel, Saint Francis University Athletic Director, welcomed Susan Robinson Fruchtl to the University as the new coach for the Ladies's Basketball team.

Memorial Day brings both the joy of families being together for picnics and at the same time bringing them together to remember those who are no longer with us.

We made this card for family members in memory of our daughter Justine who passed away in 1982.

Just one of the hundreds of photographs I shot in four hours while touring Philadelphia in June of 2007.

Restored Wrightsville, PA Number 1 American LaFrance Fire Engine shown at the First Annual Antique Fire Truck Show and Chicken Barbeque put on by the Spangler Fire Department.

Portrait of a Hack Driver.

One of the signs posted after the state government failed to pass a budget by the deadline. Hell of a way to welcome visitors to the Pennsylvania State Park system.

Probably one of the nicest portraits that I shot during the 2007 Pow-Wow held at DeGrosso's Park in Tipton, PA.

Governor Ed Rendell speaking at Saint Francis University.

Pennsylvania State Senator Arlen Specter at Saint Francis University.

One of the premier musical events on the east coast is the Johnstown Folkfest held every year during the Labor Day Weekend. If you like an eclectic blend of music by all means come to Johnstown and enjoy this free three day event.

Still alive and kicking are the shakers and troublemakers of the Hastings Elder High School Class of 1951.

Father and Son Firefighters.

Abandoned building, Irvona, PA.

Town Character, Bedford, PA.

My first soccer game, Bishop McCort vs. Penns Valley.

Frozen In Time.

Along the Mainline, Altoona, PA.

Awaiting the Storm.

116 Year old bridge collapses over the Clearfield Creek in Dysart, PA.

A rare visit to our backyard by Common Grackles.


Anonymous said...

I happened to stumble across your blog, while looking for something else. I live in Altoona. I am amazed at the beauty that you have found (even in the "ugly" stuff). Thank you for sharing your gift.

C-Zee said...

Love your photographs, especially the nature and bird ones. I was looking for information about the windmills in Somerset County and somehow ran across your site. I'm a former Barr Township resident and Bishop Carroll graduate now living in Virginia.

Anonymous said...

Amazing photos of small town things, I beleive you should include more shots of Patton.