decatur celebration

Summer Shootings

Now that I've got your attention with that blog title, it's been a painful summer with attempting to get my first photographer gig post-graduation, but no success. That doesn't mean I've stopped shooting completely, though.

Milton Barbee, center, of Decatur, Ill., jokes around while being recognized during the Mercy Gardens' graduation of its first class on Jul. 10 at the Good Samaritan Inn in Decatur, Ill. Mercy Gardens, a horticulutral job skill training program, is a partnership with the Good Samaritan Inn and Decatur Is Growing Gardeners (DIGG), and helps individuals change their lives around to learn new skills.

Milton Barbee, center, of Decatur, Ill., jokes around while being recognized during the Mercy Gardens' graduation of its first class on Jul. 10 at the Good Samaritan Inn in Decatur, Ill. Mercy Gardens, a horticulutral job skill training program, is a partnership with the Good Samaritan Inn and Decatur Is Growing Gardeners (DIGG), and helps individuals change their lives around to learn new skills.

Vanilla Ice performs at the 2015 Decatur Celebration's Funfest Stage on Aug. 8 in Decatur, Ill.

Vanilla Ice performs at the 2015 Decatur Celebration's Funfest Stage on Aug. 8 in Decatur, Ill.

Blues Traveler vocalist and harmonicist John Popper performs at the 2015 Decatur Celebation's Show Stage on Aug. 8 in Decatur, Ill.

Blues Traveler vocalist and harmonicist John Popper performs at the 2015 Decatur Celebation's Show Stage on Aug. 8 in Decatur, Ill.