Wednesday, December 24, 2008

I Like Rudolf 12-23-2008

Liilandra painted this last night. I like ti alot. I thought I'd share it with everyone as best as I could.

Merry Christmas.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Springfield Clouds

Springfield Clouds
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Shot this between Eagles live shots Thursday night.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Pythian Castle Ghost Hunt 2005

This is a story shot back n 2005.

Shot the ghost hunt class on Saturday night, and Sarah Stokes put it together for the next day.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Pythian Castle Ghost Hunt

The second ghost hunt I shot at Pythian Castle. If I find it ... I will post the first story tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A Blast From the Past

In honor of this weeks holiday... here is a story we did a couple of years ago. Ghost storeis from Clara Thompson Hall on the campus of Drury University.

Times have certainly changed.

The interview in this story looks hazy because we shot exteriros first.. and it was VERY cold outside, and warm and humid inside.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hey Look! I Shot Part Of That!

Too bad CBS stopped giving checks when local video makes the nightly news.... (FYI ... out video is the $2.18 gas from Aurora, Mo)

Watch CBS Videos Online

Watch CBS Videos Online

Monday, October 6, 2008

Branson Sky

Branson Sky
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Gettin' ready to shoot the football game in Branson last Friday. That camera phone takes alright pictures. Notice the pirate ship?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Flowers at a wedding

I'm not cut out for wedding photography. All that stuff going on, and I just want to take pics like this.

Friday, September 19, 2008

MDA Branson 2008

MDA Branson 2008
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
The KOLR 10 Satellite truck at Branson Landing for the 2008 MDA Telethon.

Taken by Creative Services/Promotions Director Dave Bowen.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I Love Robot Chicken

This made me smile. Haven't done much of that in a while...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Mobile Weather Lab

Mobile Weather Lab
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
LOOK! It's Sports Guy Charlie Hannema standing next to the Mobile Weather Lab.

Ted Keller was standing around there somewhere.

More Friday Night Football Fun!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Hammons Tower from Hammons Field

Another one from the Flickr Archives. Took this with a crappy camera phone(Even by 2006 standards!)

Left the game, looked up, thought cool. Took this pic.

KOLR10 Garden

KOLR10 Garden
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Walkin' around the back yard ... thought this looked cool.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
More of the day we were experimenting with the soft filter.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Table Rock Lake

Table Rock Lake
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
I figured I'd start blogging some of my older Flickr pics.

This was taken from Caboose Junction on Table Rock Lake.

This picture was taken with a crappy point and shoot Kodak I got at Wal-Mart. ($15 in 1992 money!)

I was hoping for some lens flare, and after three exposures I got it. Didn't know till two months later when the film was developed.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Eldon Clouds

Eldon Clouds
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Looking south in downtown Eldon, MO.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Experimenting in the park.


Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Went to the park today to experiment with the Soft Filter.

This was one of Lisa's favorite of the day.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Why does our government tolerate this?

Border patrol agent held at gunpoint

For that matter ... why does the Mexican government tolerate this?

It is UNACCEPTABLE for armed people wearing the uniforms of the Mexican military to cross our border and interfere with operations of our law enforcement and border patrol.

You would think it would be in the best interest of Mexico to at least PRETEND to try and deal with this problem.

And, why is the US government providing proper support for our agents ... I don't really think it would take much ... a couple of A-10s or and Apache or two. That might be all you would need. A hummer wouldn't fare very well against either aircraft.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Springfield Clouds

Springfield Clouds
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Between the 5 and 6 lives, I looked up and decided I liked the way these clouds looked, so I took a picture with the camera phone.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Recent Work ...

Satellite Boy for the most part.

Wednesday July 9
High Water Causing Big Problems for Area Marina

Thursday July 10
Can't remember this day

Friday July 11
Christian County Fair a Local Financial Boost (Live Shot Only)

Saturday July 12
County Fair Honors Military
Web Extra- County Fair Honors Military

Wednesday July 16
Shot a Life's 411 and did a live shot at Highland Springs.

Thursday July 17
Firefighters Hurt in Millwood Clubhouse Fire (Shot Wednesday Night)
Deputies Try to Unravel Details of Shooting

Friday July 18
Fans Cram Theaters for Midnight Showing of "The Dark Knight" (Shot Thursday Night)
Aquapalooza Returns to Lake of the Ozarks

Saturday July 19
Knost Still Leads After PCCC Round 3
Cards Blow Out Naturals
Lasers Lose to St. Louis


Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Took this a couple of months ago. I liked the result.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

The Egg Hunt

Option 1
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
I'm experimenting with doing a digital collage ... and this series of pictures seemed best suited for that purpose.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Moon

The Moon
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Just kinda like the PIC I took on my first outing the the new KOLR10 sat truck.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

New Stuff

Ann Margaret and Andy Williams - A Classic Pairing (Shot following the June 20 performance)


Ran Satellite Truck all Night for our Arkansas Sister Station

Popular Downtown Bookstore Moving South (Live Shot Only)
Cardinals Bullpen Struggles in Loss

Shot A Live Shot and other stories that didn't make the web.

Late Night House Fire in North Springfield
Family Rescued From Mobile Home in Greene County

High Waters Rise in Stone County
(Sat Shot, Interviews in Story)

Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday, May 16, 2008

I did another phoner...

One of these days I'll figure out how to talk on TV.

King's X

Formed in Springfield, Mo

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


According to his official website:

Weird AL at the Ozark Empire Fair. July 28, 2008

I am SOOOOOooo there.

Friday, April 25, 2008

WOW I'm fat

Darin over at the Branson Missouri Blog took my picture a couple of weeks ago(I'm the guy with the camera):

The entire post can be found here

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Yet Another Week

Gas Prices Up Across the Ozarks
Shot a soccer game that didn't make the web site. (Parkview won 3-0)

Ozark and Nixa High Schools Host Transition Fair
Springfield Gives Tulsa the Business

Ozarks Takes Precaution Following Midwest Earthquake (Enyart interview only)
Victory Mission Holds Milestone Graduation
Springfield's Winning Streak Snapped

Drury Baseball
Thousands Fill Up At Ninth Annual Rockin' Ribs
Recovery Effort Begins After Floods Recede


1. If you see a car we mentioned in the news, and it's wanted in a murder, or bank robbery, or something ... CALL THE POLICE FIRST.

I know everyone thinks your first dial should be a TV station, but go ahead and DIAL 911. I know it's counter intuitive.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Baby Bunny

Baby Bunny
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
I terrify small bunnies.

At least while mowing the yard at my parents church.

AND while riding atop a riding lawn mower.

No bunnies were harmed ... they all ran away.

Actually .. this one thought it had a good hiding spot.

Next to a white wall.

Had to scare it away so it wasn't quite as easy to spot.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Best Foul Ball EVER!!!!!!!

THe first year of Hammons Field I was sent to shoot a baseball game between the SMS Bears and Evansville.

A foul ball was hit that went up and over the safety net behind home plate and landed in a bag I kept under my tripod.

This is edited video from the sports archive. I wish I would have saved the Raw ... live and learn.

I did make stills fromt he TWO frames that show the baseball before it lands in my bag.

The video IS edited, but the edits only shortened the experience.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Fantastic Caverns Flooded

Ozarks Caves Also Seeing Flooding Problems

Fantastic Caverns Flooded 004

All the rain this week made for an interesting week over at Fantastic Caverns.

The water has only been this high twice in 30 years.

Monday, March 17, 2008

My DTV Coupon Experience

Well ... a couple of months ago I went to and requested my coupon toward $40 dollars off a DTV Converter Box.

My coupon finally arrived on Friday. I had to go to work, so I waited to cash it in.

Saturday, I had some time before going to work, so I went to Wal-Mart. I take my choice of boxes to the register and try to cash in, and join the Digital TV age.

BUT, the coupon was DENIED.

I was crushed ... well ... disappointed.

I called the customer service number set up by the government 1-888-DTV-2009 and get nowhere because the call volume is so high.

I called again this morning. The lady on the other end tells me that there have been some problems with the coupons, some have taken a while to activate. She said that I should go ahead and try again.

So, I again went to Wal-Mart. And this time it worked.

I purchased the RCA DTA800. Mostly because it had channel buttons on the front AND a universal remote that would control the box and my TV.

Over all, I can say that I'm pleased. I'm running off rabbit ears and the local channels have never looked better in my kitchen.

My little 13" Magnivox is useful till it dies.

Circus Experiment

Circus Experiment
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
I'm just trying to learn how to use my new digital still camera.

Don't quite understand exactly how I got this effect, but I kinda like the result.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Leave work for the weekend...

I leave work. Everything is fine.

Return to work ... somebody broke my baby.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Monday, February 25, 2008

Larry Norman, 4/8/48 - 2/24/08

According to a posting on his website, Larry Norman passed away yesterday morning.

Most people (fans of christian music or otherwise) have never heard of Larry Norman.

If you are a fan of Christian Music there is a chance that you'd heard his music being recorded by other artists, DC Talk, Dana Key, Steve Camp are some that come to mind.

He is one of the first people to record what can be considered Christian rock. He was often called the "Father of Chrisitan Rock" and sometimes the "Grandfather" of Christian rock.

Whatever you call him, he was one of the founders of the Jesus movement of the late '60's early 70's. He helped lay the foundation for what people call Christian music today.

The following video was posted to You Tube on Saturday, it is Mr Norman greeting his fans from the hospital.

Here are some other website if you would like more info:

Larry Norman Official

Larry Norman on Wikipedia

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Friday, February 15, 2008

Geek Joy

Go here to see the international version ... slight variation ... I wonder why.

Ain't It Cool news has a posting about the alterations made for the American version. That can be found here.

Despite the minor controversy ... I'm still excited.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Bird on a branch

Bird on a branch
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Shooting another ice storm story, and one of our interview subjects had alot of activity in his back yard.

Unfortunately, this particular family didn't make the story.

Here is the story just in case anyone cares:

Preparing for the Next Storm

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Ice at Night

Ice at Night 001
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Still experimenting with my new toy.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Willard native wins on Friday Night Fights

As long as ESPN make stuff like this available ... why not?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Wall of Shame

From the mind of KOLR photographer Jonathan Lemmons comes The Ozarks Wall of Shame. A place for all the Ozarks photogs to spotlight the adults who wish to act like children.

He's got two from one interview already ... more will follow.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Airport Sunset

Airport Sunset
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Standing out in the cold waiting to do a live shot for the six ... I decided to turn the camera and take this picture.

Pretty airport lights. They mesmerize ....

Sunday, January 27, 2008

KOLR Tower

KOLR Tower
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
I'm learning to use my new toy, my beautiful Canon Digital Rebel XTi.

And took this picture after work.

I like how it turned out.

One day, I'll actually understand why.

A Slow Week at Work & Thank God for Avid


Missouri State Outlasts Salukis
Police Find Pipe Bomb at Springfield Home

Three Pipe Bombs Found At Springfield Home
Lamberth Leads Bears To Victory
Central Methodist Beats Evangel
Drury, MSU Split Swim Meet

Springfield Wants Your Input On New City Manager (Shot "Man On the Street" interviews)
Kids Un-school Art Exhibit
MSU Ice Bears Freeze Mizzou
Waynesville Grounds Falcons

I also shot with Joy on a super secret story. Have no idea when it will eventually air.

Steelman Announces Run For Governor
Trooper Shoots Man In Self Defense

So today I had a new wrench thrown into my life.

Right now KOLR/KSFX is between weekend sports anchors.

Dan Lucy is the TV color commentator for the MSU Bears basketball games.

Since MSU was on the road this weekend, that left us with no anchor. No problem ... we'll just throw some highlites together, and have the news anchor read them.

I got the job of logging the game and editing the high lites and post game that Dan was to send after the game.

One problem. Mediacom was sending a digital feed, and we always seem to have trouble tuning digital feeds on the weekend. Consequently, I didn't get to log the game because I was trying to help Master Control figure out the problem.

Eventually we got one signal with an excellent picture ... but no sound.

We got another signal with excellent sound, but a completely unusable picture.

So, I recorded both feeds and managed to sync the picture to the sound(for post game). Our Avid system made this part relatively easy ... I just wish I could've been able to enjoy the experience. Mostly ... I just felt like crap afterwards.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Newscast on KSFX

It can now be announced. A new morning show will air on KSFX.

You can read all about it here.

The show will feature Rob Evans and Tom Trtan.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Yoda, Darth Vader ... HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!

Check out the story on

A Brad Pitt MUSEUM?????

Don't know HOW I missed this when the brief firestorm hit.

Apparently SPRINGFIELD was planning a Brad Pitt museum! Well, not really ... but judging from the nearly 40 stories I saw on the internet ... it was a done deal.

This story Pitt Museum Planned for Star's Hometown on on January 7) started it all:

Susan Wade, head of PR for the town, says, "Springfield is very Midwestern and family oriented. We're glad to have Brad as part of our history and culture. In fact, we need a Brad Pitt Museum."

And should have ended here on Radar(Posted on January 7 at 3:30pm) Brad Pitt Museum Dreams Demolished:

according to Springfield, Missouri, PR manager Susan Wade, "It's not true."

So, someone sees the first story, and the rumor goes world wide. Websites in Scotland and China print variations of the first post. Susan Wade even has her gender changed in one story. Reporters even ask Don Cheadle and George Clooney for comment at the Broadcast Film Critics Awards.

Now, I KNOW that I'm an idiot ... but how does "we need a Brad Pitt museum" become "Pitt Museum Planned"? Is it just the fact that headline writers are idiots and these other websites ONLY look at headlines?

Don't you think that SOMEONE in the Springfield media would have found out and leaked that before Didn't ANY of these people find it odd that NO Springfield news source appeared on a Google search of the topic?

So even tho some sensible websites destroyed the story on Monday ... I just saw that a site from the UK posted the story 9 hours ago.

Well ... I'm done rambling. This is quite possibly the most I have EVER thought about Brad Pitt in my life!

Just for clarity, Susan Wade is the spokesperson for the Springfield, Missouri, Convention & Visitors Bureau. The Public Information Officer for the City of Springfield is Louise Whall.