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United States
Current Residence: Iowa
Favourite genre of music: Metal
Favourite photographer: Martin Burwash, Jim Brandenberg
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: German 88mm
Wallpaper of choice: My photos
Favourite cartoon character: Peter Griffin
Personal Quote: "Some days you win, some days you just get out of the house" -me
Hi everyone,

Well, the first semester of photography school has been keeping me pretty busy, but finals are next week followed by a month off. That doesn't mean that things are going to slow down, as I am shooting Christmas On Main on Dec 13, SOO steamer 1003 in Wisconsin on Dec 14 & 15, Wisconsin Southern on Dec 16, and I hopefully will be chasing CN train M338 all the way out to northern Illinois and then heading down to Savanna to see the ICE. There are plans for three portrait shoots over Christmas Break (3rd shoot with CJ, 2nd shoot with Haley, and 1st shoot with Lisa) as well as a couple of days shooting IANR in the snow for work.

However, the big news is the week before Christmas. The Rock Island historical society wants to use my photos from La Port City… and… as well as have me shoot for an article that will appear in their January issue...including my first cover photo!

I hope you guys have happy and safe holidays, I gotta get back to studying.
  • Listening to: Killswitch Engage "Holy Diver"
  • Reading: Jim Scribbins "The Hiawatha Story"
  • Eating: Mt Dew Game Fuel

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azw19921 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hey Train buddy doing some Rail fanning this summer i suggest riding Sam short line in Cordell Ga
Kittys-gone Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Student
Thanks for :+fav:ing me! :heart:
devpsp Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009
Great gallery!
classictrains Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
Hey Dereck... thanks for stopping by again.... Which reminds me... I think I've asked before... where's the best bluff to shoot the BNSF main up the Mississippi? Thinkin' of a weekend trip.
rainerpetterart Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
niiiiiiiiiiice work!!!
classictrains Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Thanks for stopping by again. It's good to see you back.
Vonawes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Hey dereck. How've you been? Thank you very much for adding "Cat's Eye" to your favorites gallery. Hope your 2009 is going well. :)
deke8706 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
I'm alright bud, thanks for asking. School is keeping me very busy! How about you? I'm hoping to be up your way sometime the week of March 16th, but I haven't had a job since Christmas so I don't know if it will happen.
Vonawes Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Sorry to hear that. Yeah, things are bad around here too. I'm trying for a new job with lawn care. Hope that works out, although I'm sure not many are just that worried about how their lawn looks when their bank account and job place are emptying out. Hopefully you could make it here, but if not, hope things pick up for you on the homestead. :handshake:
embyr5689 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Thanks for the :+fav:! I really appreciate it! =)
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