4 Spring to a Break


4 Spring for a Break by Chip Bunnell Photography

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Imagine, if you will, four college friends. All are successful, each with individual talents. Each is fun loving, bright, ambitious and very well mannered, even around their elders like me. They share a love of all things Wisconsin and cheered as the badgers recently took down their Kentucky rivals. In addition, they share a common love of music. No, they are not rappers or leftovers from a past hair-band era. Our musical friends are, dare I say, far more talented. They have all been part of the award winning A Cappella singing group, Fundamentally Sound.

The harsh Wisconsin winter finally subsided enough to allow our nephew Vinnie, and three of his good friends, to fold themselves in a single small car for their Spring Break 2015 Adventure! With plenty capable drivers on board, they quickly drove to the promised land – a land of sun, sand and surf – South Florida! Over their almost week-long foray into the paradise we call home, they sunned on the beach, walked in the sand, kayaked among alligators, and most importantly, lived a little of the SoBe (South Beach) nightlife.  In short, they generally had a great time! We were excited to spend a few precious moments with such wonderful young men.  After we said our good-byes and they once again headed to the northern tundra, I am happy to say that I would call them each my friend.

Here’s to celebrating Spring Break, even if we are a few years past our 20’s. And most importantly, here’s to spending time with wonderful family members and the fun people they add to our lives!

Check out Fundamentally Sound’s recent video (picked up by Sports Illustrated) with star Wisconsin basketball star Frank Kaminsky. Vinnie is screen right with the laptop and David faces off with Frank!  http://bit.ly/1xEha7l

Photo Stuff: Single Frame, Processed in LR and Topaz Clarity

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LOCATION :: There’s Nothing Like a SoBe Sunrise


Sunrise on SoBe by Chip Bunnell PhotographyTravel is my passion. Some would say it is really more like a fun, obsession. Add a camera in my hand and there is nothing else like it! The past week has allowed us to join in with others in the immediate and extended family in a faraway place known as Sheboygan, WI. We numbered over 60 with ages ranging from 5 years to over 80 years young. The beautiful resort on the shore of Lake Michigan was the perfect setting. I was able to reconnect with those I have known and add new names and faces to my memory banks. It was 4 days of true fun, way too much food, real WI bratwursts and, of course, very little sleep.

As much as I live to travel and explore new places and people, I am always equally eager to return to my home with my beautiful bride and our well-mannered feline companion. I will share many of the experiences over the course of the coming weeks, but this is a reminder of why I feel we live in paradise. This image shows the flowing palm trees with a paver sidewalk designed to mirror the feel. The lights add a flare and pop of interest. In the background you can see the rich, blue sky beginning to take shape with the remains of the moon high on the left.

There is nothing like an early morning sunrise, especially on South Beach. Enjoy the image and embrace the treats that await you in your own backyard this weekend!

Single Frame, Processed in LR, PS and Topaz Clarity