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Lanie

Pictures and posts featuring of my step-daughter Lanie.

Father-Daughter Bonding down at the range. Lanie’s on target with my Beretta and Katie’s Sig P238. [6 pictures]

I put together this montage of Lanie pictures for her graduation party. I’m not sure where she’s going to keep the poster as I printed it at 36″ x 24″ and very nice it looked too (Thanks to Picture Collage Maker Pro, InDesign, and Staples).

It was very dark unfortunately … But that’s the end of Lanie’s high school theater run. Though she still has to go to Nationals in June with speech and debate.

photograph of the 2017 Glendale High School Students with their Speech and Debate Trophies

Not quite a record year, as one tournament was cancelled due to bad weather. The team are still doing excellently nationally, and for the second year running Lanie gets to go to Nationals. Well done everybody, and of course, well done Lanie!

Ginger and I visited Christ Church today to watch Lanie receive her Senior Recognition. As you can see from the pictures, we were keeping a low profile at the back of the church.

This was Lanie’s final high school performance in the Glendale theater. She played Pam, a college sophomore who loses her entire family in a tornado [27 pictures]

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. In total we hiked four miles, nothing strenuous. But it was a warm 82°F.

Lanie joined me for a short hike on the Yellow Trail at Busiek. We went off-trail a bit so she could see the old panel van. I wanted Lanie to get in and pretend to drive, but the lack of any sort of solid floor put her off the idea. Which was a shame as …

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I love black and White photography. It’s my prefered medium for portraits. But most people expect color pictures so now-a-days I tend to go with color and make the B&W copies for myself. Color is especially expected with the theater [15 pictures]

Another great performance, and this time we were joined by Ginger’s parents, and Susan, Dennis, Matt, and Betsy. This was the first time the Fuji has malfunctioned. Partly user error, partly something I’ve not got to the bottom of. My error was replacing the SD Card with an 8GB slow card. I have no idea …

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Lanie had an ensemble role in this year’s school musical – Big Fish. She had seven costumes and 14 costume changes … [46 pictures]

Tonight we went with Lanie to collect her speech and debate trophies Apparently it has been a record year – the tables were certainly full to overflowing with all the trophies the team has won. The team is now 13th in the country. Well done everyone! Lanie will be going to the National competition in …

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Lanie’s been very busy recently and we’re very proud of her If you watch the video you’ll see why. What she didn’t mention in the video is that she is maintaining her grades and she is still involved at church. Today she has gone off for the weekend helping to staff the Junior High Retreat. …

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Aladdin Jr. at Springfield Little Theater [45 Pictures]

Ginger and Lanie did some posing while I set up the lighting ready to take some pictures of the kids later this evening.

Pictures from the closing night of Clue: The Musical Another great night, and a good job by everyone. Alek and Katie joined for tonight’s performance. And of course, another very quick processing job. Click any picture to see a slideshow of all of them.

Tonight we watched Lanie play Miss Scarlet The cast and crew did an excellent job as usual! These are a quick first edit. I won’t be able to edit more for a while as I’m busy preparing for and attending the diocesan convention at the end of next week. And yes, Lanie glued red feathers …

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Now the musical has begun I can show this re-processed picture. This is my attempt at a fairly quick edit of a green screen picture Lanie sent to me. So, to be clear, this is not my picture of Lanie, I just post-processed it. I can see sooo many errors in my processing, but I …

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Portrait picture of Lanie and Getzger Cat

Testing some new lights with Lanie and Getzger’s help. It’s a shame the depth of field is just too shallow, one of Lanie’s eyes is slightly out of focus. I couldn’t get the pair of them to stay still long enough for a decent picture.

This evening Lanie was inducted into the National Honor Society. Well done Lanie!!

‘Clue’ Rehearsal After meeting with some of Lanie’s teachers we went along to sit in on part of an early rehearsal for this fall’s school musical ‘Clue’ Lanie will be appearing as Miss Scarlet.

Lanie asked me to take some High School Prom pictures of her and some friends. They picked the location – the old mill in Fair Grove, MO.

As it was Lanie’s birthday this week I couldn’t let her escape my sweeping up of old pictures

‘Ghost of a Chance’ What a great job they did! (Click on a picture to see a bigger version.)

Busy Lanie’s Birthday Lanie is in the middle of a very busy week. The play she is in was put back by snow days. So, for her birthday, she’s been at school all day and then spent the evening at rehearsals. Now at 9:00 p.m. it is finally time for some birthday cake.

I was under orders from Ginger to take a picture of Lanie in her Christmas finery, I also had a request from the Altar Guild to make sure I got a picture of the altar with all the poinsettias…

It’s hard work, but someone has to do it

The Addams Family - Musical

Tonight Lanie played Morticia I’m really proud of Lanie. She did an absolutely fantastic job. Once again it was a cracking performance all round. They’ve been working on the show a couple of hours a night, four nights a week since early August. Lanie’s main role was as one of the ‘Ancestors’ – Cleopatra Addams, …

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