Thank You Everyone – Thank You Blue Angels

Blue Angels Fly Over
Blue Angels Fly Over

After 17 days of Debra fighting COVID-19, she went back to work today for a half-day.  First and foremost Debra and I would like to say Thank You to all the PXL family that expressed thoughts, prayers, and wishes for us and especially Debra.  All of this started as you may have read with the passing of her father.  We were fortunate that the hospital allowed Debra to be with her father when he passed.  And, even though she was fully protected with PPE, including gloves, gowns, face shield and mask.  Somehow though she must have picked up the virus from her father.  The suffering she went through for the last two weeks I wouldn’t wish on anybody.  Luckily for her and us, she is a strong woman and she bravely fought this virus.

We did have the paramedics visit once and after she stabilized a bit they recommended that we continue home treatment.  Essentially they said you don’t want to go to the hospital.  The symptoms ravaged Debra and I was helpless to hold her.  We decided on a protocol and maintained distances and masks and lots of hand sanitizing.  Lucky for me I have not caught this virus.  Keeping my fingers crossed.  Hopefully, we can put this behind us and move on.

I am so thankful that I have my smiling best friend and beautiful wife back.  She’ll get stronger every day.

Blue Angels Fly Over
Blue Angels

I can now focus more on PXL.  We have some projects we are working on to make the site even better and we should be able to roll those out in the coming months.  We will be recording a NEW on Te Rocks episode within the week plus some really cool Zoom conversations.  I have a couple of tripod reviews, printer stories, and even some cameras to talk about like the NEW Fuji XT-4 I just received.   We will also be announcing 2021 workshops that we are keeping our fingers crossed that may be able to happen.  My goal is to be optimistic and adjust as we go.

Once again thank you from all of us.  PhotoPXL is a passion of mine that I enjoy sharing.  Please tell your friends about our site and let’s keep PXL growing.  And, don’t forget if you are able to contribute what you can to help us keep going.  The site is free and relies on your contributions.  I have been amazed at the generosity of so many who have contributed already.

Please stay safe and stay healthy!

Today the U.S. Navy Blue Angels flew over our hospital to honor all the front line workers during the COVID crisis.  After what we went through I had to be there with my camera in hand to photograph them.  These images were made with my Sony a9 and my favorite lens the Sony G-Master 100-400mm lens.  Shutter speed was 1/1600th sec. f/8 auto ISO.  Processed in Capture One 20.

Blue Angels Fly Over

Kevin Raber
May 2020
Kevin Raber
Indianapolis, IN

Photography is my passion and has been for 50 plus years. My career in photography has allowed me to travel the world, meet some of the most interesting people on the planet and see things I could never have dreamed of. My goal is to share the passion of picture taking through photographs and teaching with as many people as I can, hoping it brings them as much joy and happiness as it has me. I do this through, this site, as well as Rockhopper Workshops, and other projects, as well as teaching as Artist In Residence at the Indianapolis Art Center.

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