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PSB Foto back online after brief hiatus

Posted in Random Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on Wednesday November 11, 2015 by PSB Foto

November 11, 2015~

Well, glad to say I am back! After a brief hiatus, and forgetting to renew my website in August, everything comes together at last.

Please stay tuned as I have lots of images appearing on Sports Illustrated, football cards, etc.

Lots of excitement, and stories,  to follow.

Thanks for your patience and I will try to be more diligent with updates. – psb


Waupun Volleyball State Tournament 2014

Posted in Personal Projects, Photo Assignment, Sports, Volleyball with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday November 12, 2014 by PSB Foto

November 11, 2014~

Attended the Wisconsin State Volleyball tournament on Friday evening (November 7, 2014) and covered the Waupun Warriors.  Always high expectations for Waupun when I make the trip to State which takes place at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Tough match as Tomahawk defeated Waupun in four sets, 25-20, 25-20, 14-25, 25-20.

“I think that we didn’t come out as strong as we should have,” said senior Blake Buchholz, who had a Division 2 state game record 28 kills in a match that covered four sets. “We played our hearts out and it showed. I couldn’t be more proud of my team right now, we did as much as we could.”

2014 State Volleyball Waupun v Tomahawk Blake Buchholz

Blake Buchholz (22) Waupun goes up for a kill. Blake set a Division 2 state game record with 28 kills in a match that lasted four sets. Photo: Patrick S Blood/PSB Foto

“It was a tough Tomahawk team, we knew that they were going to be a tough team,” Waupun co-coach Krista Baisch said. “I thought that we didn’t play to our level that we needed to play to. I don’t think Tomahawk beat us tonight, I think we beat ourselves.”

2014 Waupun co-coach Krista Baisch; image by Patrick S Blood/PSB Foto

2014 Waupun co-coach Krista Baisch; image by Patrick S Blood/PSB Foto

“There were a few moments in the match where we could see us coming alive but then it just went away,” Baisch said.

Going into the game, Waupun knew that Anna Nyberg and Hanna Meyer were going to be tough. The duo combined for 33 kills.

“They are great left sides, but once we figured out how to block them, I thought we shut them down pretty well,” Baisch said.

Stats: WAU — Blake Buchholz 28 kills, 18 digs, 2 aces; Claiborn Bronkhorst 11 kills; Taylor Brown 18 digs; Jasmyn Bensley 10 digs; Kyra Verheyen 38 assists, 9 digs.

GoFundMe for Double B Vineyards

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on Thursday February 20, 2014 by PSB Foto

February 20, 2014~

After a brutal winter I have set up a GoFundMe account to re-stock the Double B Vineyard. My nephew and I enjoy spending time  working in the vineyard and hopefully, teaching him some life lessons along the way. Hard work, budgeting, math skills, social media skills via GoFundMe, and photography of the vineyard  are all part of the learning experience. We also plan on utilizing the photos to report to our ‘stakeholders’ and donors in the future.

For more information, or to donate, please check out the link>

Double B Vineyard

Thank you in advance and I look forward to reporting to any donors on our progress. It’s fun to make dreams come true 🙂


After bright explosion, astronomers rush to study new supernova

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on Wednesday January 22, 2014 by PSB Foto

January 22, 2014~

Saw this and had to share with my followers…

A Type 1a supernova was spotted a few hours ago, and if you have access to a telescope and clear skies, you may be able to see it yourself. It was spotted in the Cigar Galaxy (galaxy M82),  and scientists are hailing it as a spectacular chance to study a relatively rare event.

Apparently the supernova is 11.4 million light-years away from Earth. This is the closest such supernova that has been detected since 1972, and is poised to give astronomers and cosmologists some invaluable insight into how such stellar explosions pan out, and what we can learn about neutrinos, gamma rays and dark energy from them.

Location of the white-dwarf that went supernova about 12 million years ago, and whose light reached Earth on January. The galaxy is the M28 "Cigar" galaxy.

Location of the white-dwarf that went supernova about 12 million years ago, and whose light reached Earth on January. The galaxy is the M28 “Cigar” galaxy. Photo by Gallery Picture Library


Tuesday Tips ~ Keys of Winning Photojournalists

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , on Tuesday January 21, 2014 by PSB Foto

January 20, 2014~

Just saw a great article by Alex Garcia, of the Chicago Tribune, entitled:

Tuesday Tips: 10 Key Traits of Winning Photojournalists 

Had to share with my readers as so many points are spot on.  I realize it is from 2010, but some things are ageless.

I am going to list his top ten but you must read the full article for his explanations.

  1. A lone wolf orientation
  2. Single, or have a flexible family life
  3. An Immovable Faith in the Power of an Image
  4. Fearless
  5. Fast and Decisive
  6. Ability to Self-Edit
  7. Competitive, Very
  8. Clever
  9. Relentless
  10. Anointed

As an award winner in several photo contests I can attest most, if not all attributes, are required for an award winning entry.


2014 ~ Happy New Year!

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , on Thursday January 2, 2014 by PSB Foto

Jan. 2, 2014 ~

May I always remember to:
Encourage youth. Find the time. Keep a promise. Forego a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Listen. Think first of someone else. Laugh a little. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.

November 18, 2013 by PSB Foto

Posted in Personal Projects with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on Monday November 18, 2013 by PSB Foto

November 18, 2013~

After a trip back from Madison, Wisconsin I decided rather than posting on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media will try to concentrate more on my blog. Especially after reading the latest terms of services from Facebook. More on that in another blog post.

Was reading Jim Colton’s blog and saw this great quote:

I have often said that a good picture has to be “affective” to be “effective.” A truly great image causes a visceral reaction within us. It makes us mad, it makes us cry, it makes us laugh – it makes us feel something.  If an image hasn’t done one of those things, then it hasn’t done its job.

Totally agree, enough said.

Another recent story that I found of interest on Yahoo~

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo brings video-game design to reality

make sure you check out the gallery~ sweet concept images 🙂 Put it on the Christmas list.

My nephew and I continue to track where people have checked in to the blog. We have one continent left Antarctica.

Hope to get visitors from Iceland, Greenland, and more of the African countries… feel free to forward to friends in those countries 😉

Am going to try and update this blog on a more consistent basis so stay tuned and thanks again for stopping!

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