I am posting this picture in loving memory of our friend and pet Baileysue. Bailey fought illness for over two years before loosing the battle. She was a real fighter and many dogs would have given up a longtime ago but she loved life even if it was taking a nap in her bed as I worked on the computer. Dogs are so unselfish in their life and mostly only want to make “you” happy, so they forget about their aches and pains. Bailey you are already missed and will always be loved by us. Mike and Sharon “we are proud of our girl”!
The calls here are custom made and come from the State of Washington and the state of Missouri. There are pot calls, scratch box calls and one crow locator call for your enjoyment. The background is from one of my camouflage shirts. The crow call is made in Tenino Washington, the wood is African Black Wood. The turkey feathers are from real wild turkeys.
I was on my way to Yakima on a business trip when I decided to eat my lunch in the Yakima canyon and watch some drift fishing (flies only catch and release only) if I was lucky. As this raft went by it made a perfect image to adjust when I got home. This is converted to CMYK with the black sharpened and the other colors slightly blurred to give a nice effect. I have enjoyed this image for a number of years but not all images are going to work for the above method of processing. Enjoy.
Russ using his new Commercial video camera on one of out trips over to the elk feeding station. This was on the way home as we hoped to capture some color in the sky besides clouds or clear blue. Mission accomplished. The Video was used in his Inspirational video business called the Good Book Company
We had some visitors to the peak of our garage this last week and they were dive bombing us as we went to and from the garage. I sent many pictures to our nephew in Long Beach CA for a species ID and he came up with “Paper Wasps”.
Well we are gong to shoot the Elma Prom again this year on the 7th of May. We will be using two back drops and camera setups so the kids have a choice of back grounds to choose from. We did this last year and it was a great success. Below is our Page image for the site we are building for any school that wants to use our services. The site address is Prompix.info. You can find us on face book at Prompix .
Custom made Aluminum surface pot call with two strikers to call Tom turkeys in during the spring time. This one was made for me by Pappy’s calls in Lilbourn, Missouri. The pot is made from Osage wood and has a glass sound board. The strikers are blood wood and red oak. I superimposed the turkey image on top of the surface for the heck of it and it is not on the actual pot. The Scotch Brite is to condition the pot surface and the striker ends when in the field. You can see more of his work at the following link: http://pappyscalls.com/shop/
This Portrait will be published for the Retrospective art show by the Ventura College starting Feb. 25th. This is one of many portraits I have taken of Bill for his web site and business cards. He emailed and asked me to send this image with permission to the news paper person that is doing the write up for this event. Bill McEnroe helped start the art program at this college and retired from there teaching his trade.