Images Featured in Dwight, IL Newspaper

I’m so excited to tell you all that my photography and an interview with Rob and I have been featured in The Paper from Dwight, IL.   The reporter, Meta Machulis, got a hold of us a couple weeks ago and asked if we were open to the idea and we were thrilled of course!   She said she was curious if she could find anything new on the net about the Dwight area and she found an article Rob did on our RV Travel Blog site,

After playing phone tag for a while, we finally talked to her last week, and it was both a pleasure and an honor.  She asked about our journey, and our thoughts on the Dwight area – but you can go read the article for yourself to find out exactly what we talked about.

The Dawg House Diner image that started it all.

Read the Article Featuring Our Roadtrip 2011 Calendar Photographs

You can read the full article here in the online version of the paper.  We are on page ONE, and continued on page 18.

She also mentioned my 2011 Road Trip Calendars which are still available in limited quantities.  If you want one – get it now before they’re all gone!

Thanks Meta for a fabulous article!

8 Responses to “Images Featured in Dwight, IL Newspaper”
  1. vicky hildebrandt says:

    Fabulous – and definitely deserved front page coverage.
    My favorite “young snowbirds” , I have enjoyed, and continue to enjoy, this adventure of yours through your photos and your stories. The residents of these Illinois communities
    have such interesting history and you have shared some of it with us through your photos and blogs (and a spectacular calendar )

  2. Tamie says:

    Congratulations Darlene.

  3. Jake Carr says:

    I was very excited to see HDR Photos in the Dwight Paper. My wife and I live in Dwight and are just starting a part-time photo business. I love HDR photography and am very impressed with both your HDR and your portrait photography. I love the unplanned moments, you capture them very well and the places you shoot are awesome. I am excited that the article in the paper, not only shows people in Dwight what HDR photography is, but that it brought me to your site. I will be adding you blog to my favorites and look forward to seeing more of your work. Our new site was just launched this week. My previous work and blog are available at (we made the change so people wouldn’t have JakeDaddy on their family photos). Really great work, thanks for sharing. – Jake – Dwight, IL

  4. Jake Carr says:

    I was actually at the ACE Hardward Trade Show – My real job is marketing for a building products manufacturer. Its a fun place to take photos. Thanks for visiting my site, you do some amazing work.

  5. Jake Carr says:

    By the way, does your RV have FRP sidewalls or aluminum. I work for Crane Composites and although I am on the building products side the majority of our business is in FRP Sidewalls, just curious. Amazing work, you are inspiring me to make better images. What is your favorite lens?

    • Darlene says:

      Have NO idea what either of those are. We bought it used, it’s a 1996 Vectra if that means anything.

      I don’t really have a favorite lens, but I use my 70-200 f2.8 a lot. I also really like shooting wide (my 17mm on my full chip 5D body). The shot really dictates the lens needed.

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Born and raised in Edmonton, Darlene has had formal training in photography at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. She enjoys portraits, fine art, and travel photography. She is a seasoned traveler having spent time in Mexico, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru, Thailand, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Cuba and Australia. Darlene loves exotic locales, exotic food and experiencing different countries directly through the local people and the cultural arts. Her vision is to share her artistic talents through teaching “the art of seeing”, and to spread love and tolerance through the experience of truly connecting with and understanding people of different cultures.