Members of the Grapevine police and fire departments along with representatives of pilots and flight attendant organizations gathered to honor the fallen flight crews and first responders at the 911 Memorial In Grapevine, Texas this morning. The American flag was lowered to half mast by police honor guard member Steve Burk 16 years to the moment when the first plane was driven in the World Trade Center in New York.
Well, in my case, images are my product and it always seems I have great opportunities to help dynamic entrepreneurs and small business people tell their story. This week it was a return to one of my favorite entrepreneurs, Chef Sandra Lewis from Life at the Table. Sandra not only graduated top of her class at the Cordon Blue School, but she's also a public speaker and corporate culture coach that leverages the human connection of sharing a meal as a foundation for richer professional relationships.
I've worked with Sandra before creating images for her web site but she got a new chef coat and is making some changes to her marketing so she needed some new images. We selected the Addison Circle area as the setting as it has great morning light and a cool mix of contemporary materials in the art and architecture as well as beautiful green areas. We took almost 200 shots. I uploaded them to a portal for her review and she picked about 6 and I edited those and a bunch more. There were 40 that I liked. Below are some highlights.
The Vineyards Campground on Lake Grapevine offers RV sites and cabin rentals. Lake access is provided with beaches, boat ramps and docks. There is a general store and laundry facilities. For more information and reservations visit their website.
A few months back a house on our street caught fire and in the end it was a total loss. They are tearing it down and rebuilding. Today they raised what was left.
I was able to capture some shots from The Vineyards Campground.
Police Officer Darren Medlin was struck and killed by an automobile being operated by an intoxicated driver on June 12, 2004. Officer Medlin was walking up to a vehicle he had stopped on Texas Highway 121 in Euless when the incident occurred.
The suspect was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter and found he used his vehicle as a deadly weapon. He was found guilty of the charge on August 2, 2005. The following day he was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison.
Officer Medlin had served with the Grapevine Police Department for 4 years. He had previously served as a game warden with the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife for 4 years,and with the United States Marine Corps .
Below are some photos from today's memorial ceremony at the Grapevine Police Department.
One of my professional objectives for 2017 has been to improve my portrait shots. This involves study, practice, and of course new gear. So far I've been happy with the results.