Category: fun

I called up my good friend and awesome photographer Ted Connolly Thursday night about meeting up to take some photo’s and catch up on old times in  Bath, IL population 350 for the 10th annual event. Well when I arrived around 9:00 a.m. the town had already tripled in size. Today was the start of the 10th annual Redneck Fishing Tournament on the backwaters of the Illinois River. The event was started by Betty DeFord, manager of the Boat Tavern. There were around 40 boats entered for 1st session. Each boat pays a $ 50.00 entry fee and is required to have a current 2014 fishing license. The men and women dress-up in various outfits and have fun while trying to eradicate the Asian Silver Carp. Hope that you like my snaps of the tournament and if you get the chance put it on your calendar for next year. Be sure to check out Ted’s awesome photo’s at http://tedconnolly.smugbug.com.

-Bob

On Sunday I packed up my camera gear and headed south to Lewistown, Il to meet up with master photographer Ted Connolly to take in the Carson & Barnes circus. It was a fantastic two hour performance featuring acrobats, animals and  athleticism by all of the performers. Here are few of my photo’s from the day.

-Bob


Some photo’s from Thursday nights inaugural event to raise money for a great cause.  Thanks to all of the vendors and sponsors who helped make this event a success. Funds From the Heart Foundation provides funding to individual families and/or businesses within communities that are in need of long-term disaster relief. The effects of disasters look different within each community. Our Mission is to raise funds that will be used to meet needs in the rebuilding of communities affected by disaster, both domestic and international. By working with city officials, business owners, and locals within each affected area, we assess each situation to see how we can best help.

-Bob

I called up my good friend and awesome photographer Ted Connolly Thursday night about meeting up to take some photo’s and catch up on old times in  Bath, IL population 350 for the 9th annual event. Well when I arrived around 11:00a.m. the town had already tripled in size. Today was the start of the 9th annual Redneck Fishing Tournament on the backwaters of the Illinois River. The event was started by Betty DeFord, manager of the Boat Tavern. There were around 40 boats entered for 1st session. Each boat pays a $ 50.00 entry fee and is required to have a current 2013 fishing license. The men and women dress-up in various outfits and have fun while trying to eradicate the Asian Silver Carp. Hope that you like my snaps of the tournament and if you get the chance put it on your calendar for next year. Be sure to check out Ted’s awesome photo’s at http://tedconnolly.smugbug.com.

-Bob

It was a beautiful sunny summer day in the River City and I wanted to get out and take some outdoor photo’s. I met my best friend and fellow photographer Rod McClanahan for lunch and then we  headed over to the Peoria Zoo to capture some images of the animals. It was my first visit to the expanded Africa exhibits and let me tell you it is awesome. The new construction is 1st class and it rivals anything you could find in either Chicago or St. Louis. If you haven’t been there you are missing a real gem in the city, and it is a great way to spend an afternoon with your friends and family.

-Bob

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