RC took the first two photos. Thank you RC, for taking these photos and for teaching me the importance of playing. You are my hero.
RC Concepcion’s website
John Bruckman’s photos
Our group shot taken by Moose Peterson.
After my regular Friday massage and before the One on One Mac Store I-Photo class, I parked on El Paseo and got out to shoot some letters (hopefully). Right away I met Art who was curious about why I was flat on my back in the wet grass, camera up to my eye, on the island of El Paseo. We chatted about photography and soon went into his store to look at my website on his computer. I really enjoyed sharing common interest in Photography. Maybe we’ll go shooting sometime.
Last Sunday I received a call from Bahiya, a very close friend of Willie B’s, letting me know that Willie had passed on.
Willie has been a role model, mentor and guide dog for Ray and me for over 20 years. We will miss Willie B. but never forget her. There aren’t many people who have touched my life and many other lives the way Willie B did.
Willie Mae BINGHAM (1924 – 2011)
Willie Mae Bingham, 86, was born in Spring, Texas on September 24, 1924 to Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Wunsche and Frances Tomlinson and passed away at home on January 23, 2011. She married Melvin “Cy” Bingham on June 13, 1948. They were later blessed with one son, Jeff. Willie graduated from Southwestern University with a teaching degree and went on to touch hundreds of lives in Spring and throughout the various states where she and Cy were stationed during his Air Force career. She was a devoted wife and mother. Willie’s life experiences enabled her an inate ability to pass on simple spiritual tools to many a friend. She loved country music-good ‘ole Texas conservatism- and riding motorcycles with her son. She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Earl Jr. and wife Betty Wunsche; and nephew, Earl “Ricky” Wunsche. Willie is survived by son, Jeff and wife Wendy; grandsons, Ross and Lane; niece, Mary Wunsche McLain; devoted friends, Bahiyyah and Naimah Wright; numerous cousins, caring neighbors and loving friends. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 26, 2011 at Earthman Resthaven. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 27, 2011 in the Chapel of Earthman Resthaven. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Heart to Heart Hospice.
Quincy came to speak in the desert and I didn’t miss the opportunity to shoot her before we left for dinner.
I’m heading over to the beginning of the workshop. Here are some early morning shots I took.