Progress Addition Cover (Tiny Flora)



033010_ProgCoverWEB, originally uploaded by Alex Haglund.

Advocate-Press Progress Addition cover It looked pretty muddy when it ran. We shot this from the top of the Cargill building in town. It was just shot with a DSLR at middle aperture (f8) We added the blur later in Photoshop for the model effect, although, it just makes me want to get the view camera out.

Flora School District’s new Bus Barn



021610_BusWEB, originally uploaded by Alex Haglund.

Mark Smith, the Flora School District’s Director of Transportation, stands under the awning of the District’s new “Bus Barn,” located at 4561 south Stanford Road in Flora, near the District playing fields. Technically, the expanded tonal range is from the use Photoshop’s Shadow/Highlight tool, working on an image that I opened up the shadows in using Lightroom’s Raw processing.

A Marine’s Funeral



012110_LoweFuneralWEB, originally uploaded by Alex Haglund.

The funeral procession for Marine Corporal Jamie Russel Lowe, a Johnsonville native, who was killed in action on Monday, January 11 in Afghanistan.
Cpl. Lowe served the Marine Corps with the 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion, 3rd Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force.
Lowe and two other Marines, Staff Sgt. Matthew N. Ingram 25, and Cpl. Nicholas K. Uzenski, 21, were killed in the same firefight with insurgent forces on Monday. The men were among the ten servicemen that have been killed already this year in Afghanistan.
Lowe enlisted in August 2007 and arrived on Okinawa, where his unit was based, a year later. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, NATO Medal ISAF, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
“He was driven to be the best, and it showed in everything he did,” Maj. Jordan Walzer, Cpl. Lowe’s officer-in-charge in Afghanistan, said in a statement given to Militarycity.com.
In Cisne, where Lowe attended Cisne High School the path from Hosselton Funeral Home to Orchardville Church had flags displayed along it.