Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas


To all my family and friends, MERRY CHRISTMAS.


God Bless you all and I hope all of your prayers are answered in the New Year.


Sorry, all Christmas cards are late again. This will have to do for now!


Dan

Saturday, December 08, 2007

2008 Saturn Vue = LEMON?






Last night while coming back from a quick meal at a local Sub Shop in Port Huron, MI, I entered my 2008 Saturn Vue that I bought for my wife. While pulling the door handle to open the door, it broke! This is just another problem in a line of problems with our 2008 Saturn Vue.
Lets see, transmission problems, airbag sensor problem, hatch problem, it will automatically lock you out of the car while pumping gas or being out of the car with the keys in side (such as to stop and get the mail at the mailbox) and the latest being the door handle breaking. It has already been in the shop 21 days this year for the problems and will being going back in the shop again. We bought the car in the end of August of 2008.

I will not buy another GM / Saturn product again. It's too bad because the dealership, Saturn of Fort Gratiot, was awsome. Thier customer service is the best I have ever seen at any dealership. They are not happy at all with our experiences and have told the Saturn Customer service department that they (Saturn) owe us something. I expect nothing, other than apoligies, which they have given us, but who knows.

This is the first time I have bought a new GM product and I am definately not about to do it again. I'll stay with Chrysler products, which have at least given me some sense of quality and durability.

Saturn Vue looks nice, has nice features, but is cheaply built piece of plastic crap. Stay away from it. Buy something else at Satrun of Fort Gratiot!

Dan

Thursday, December 06, 2007

What Winter Looks Like






In a moment of bordem I have posted some shots of trains in snow. Some are found on other sites, but it is good to relist them once in a while. While time just has not allowed for much recreational railroad or other photography out side lately (not to mention $3.20 gas), I still have many photos to share.

http://www.railroadforums.com/photos/showgallery.php/ppuser/1055/cat/500

Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Wedding of John and Lisa Sikorski







More photos of the wedding.

The Wedding of John and Lisa Sikorski






More photos of the wedding day.

The Wedding of Lisa and John Sikorski

The wedding of Lisa and John Sikorski took place on the 24th day of October, 2007 at the Hotel Bahía Principe Akumal in Mexico. The services were held outside in a beautiful shoreline setting. It was my pleasure to attend and photograph this event for bride and groom. This was my first trip out of country to do a photography job. The resort was amazing with nice beaches and clean rooms and dining areas. The food was good, drinks were cold, and tropical weather was perfect most of the time (a little rain during the wedding).


Good luck John and Lisa!






Saturday, October 06, 2007

Planes





A mixture of RC planes and a real F-15. The RC Planes are at Selfridge Fire Dept. and are part ofthe Bird Aircraft Strike Hazard program or BASH. Myself and three other firefighters fly RC planes to scare birds away from the airfield.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Margaret Moore Clark - Grandma




For Grandma,
You were the best Grandma. The only one I was really close to and knew well. You humor was never ending, as was your love. Your cookies were the best, and Mom learned well from you on how to cook them and many other meals. I am so glad to have ate your last pie you cooked in your apartment, I'll always long for the smell of your cooking. I miss playing checkers and rummy with you, Yatzee, Boggle, and even Chinese Checkers too. I miss your firm grip on my hand as I would hug you at Mom's in your chair. I'll miss your smile seeing little Joe as we walked in. I'll miss your laughter.
You were the Best.
Love you
Dan

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Doe by the Water


A doe walks along calm waters of a Michigan Lake in 2006.


Another great shot from my Nikon D70!

Saginaw Yard from a C-130



Former Pere Marquette Railroad's Saginaw Yard viewd from 11,000 feet from the fine flying 191st Six Pack's C-130H while en route to CRTC Alpena for live fire training in May 2007.

Saginaw Bay Southern RR, now operates out of this yard. The yard has three main lines branching away from it. To the north and west was the former Ludington Sub, north and east was the Bad Axe Sub and from the south was the line to Plymouth / Detroit / Toledo and a junction to Port Huron.

The yard is almost empty compared to photos of it in the 1940's. This is the second time I have been able to take an overhead shot of the yard. The close up to the round house is now used by the BLUEWATER MICHIGAN CHAPTER of the NATIONAL RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://www.bluewaternrhs.com/ .

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Garter Incident, a Ruby Wedding Photo Story

The lights were dim and the music was loud, so where was the garter at?






Photo quality lesser so it loads faster.




Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Ruby Wedding Photos







Photos from the wedding on Feb. 10th, 2007.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Ruby Wedding Announcement


On February 10th, 2007 Jennifer L. Lonnstrim & Nicholas "Jack" S. Ruby united in Holy Matrimony. I congratulate them and wish them health, perseverance, patience, and prosperity in the years to come.


Thank you for hiring me and the privilege to photograph your wedding day.


There will be more photos to come.


Dan

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Tiger Water Play


Tigers in the water at the Detroit Zoo 2005.

Lion


Detroit Zoo 2005

Hollyhock at Night


A January photo from 2006 of the USS Hollyhock tied up at her dock in Port Huron. The Hollyhock is the US Coast Guard's newest cutter on the Great Lakes and Port Huron is the home port for her. She replaced the USS Bramble, one of only two ships to circumnavigate the continents of North and South America via the Northwest Passage in the artic. The other ship was also a USCG cutter.