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I am very grateful to have each and every one of you in my life!

As always, hope you are having a great day!  And stay positive! :)
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Brucemorchestra IV

I arrived about 5:30 to photograph the pre party and even that early with the weather the way it was….”PERFECT”….I KNEW it was going to be a special evening!   The weather was SO much better than last year! 

After photographing the pre party I was riding down the hill and we got a glimpse at the crowd.    45 minutes to go before the music started and the hill between the mansion and the stage was already starting to fill up and that special energy that was present two years ago was BACK!  🙂 

By the time the music started the hill was full with 4000+ ready for an evening of fantastic music under the stars! 

Orchestra Iowa’s season opener at Brucemore is always a great time, last year was cold but the music was still outstanding and had a way of warming you up from the “inside”.  This is my third year of photographing the Brucemore event, and I think the best one yet! 

The music was flawless as always, the energy was “electric”!   As Maestro Timothy Hankewich  put it in his blog, “If the weather is great, then magic happens”. 

During the encore the sight of the cell phones glowing in the audience gives you an idea just how much everyone enjoyed the performance!!! 

A special thank you to Orchestra Iowa for your continued trust in allowing me to photograph your events for 3 years now!  It’s always pleasure to work with your entire staff! 

Also, special thanks to Michael Webber for his help in photographing this event on short notice! 

photo by 2nd photographer Michael Webber


photo by 2nd photographer Michael Webber

photo by 2nd photographer Michael Webber


photo by 2nd photographer Michael Webber

As always have a great day and stay positive!

Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special!

Brucemorchestra – Orchestra Iowa’s 2010 – 2011 Season Opener

(All images copyright 2010, Orchestra Iowa – Visions Photography)

Saturday, September 18, a day that will long be remembered by the staff of Orchestra Iowa! 

It rained pretty hard for a couple of hours in the late afternoon.  It let up with about a three to four-hour window with no rain about 5pm, so they decided the show must go on!    Then about an hour and a half before things were to begin, the main generator for the lights went out.  The lights also provide some warmth for the musicians.  

Despite the things Mother Nature threw at them, and the technical difficulties, Orchestra Iowa put on a flawless performance on a very cool and damp night! 

2500+ patrons turned out and cuddled up in their blankets with glasses of wine to witness the performance despite the weather!

The first half consisted of the music of Wagner, “Ride of the Valkyries” and Siegfried’s Funeral Music and Finale from “Gotterdammerung”

The second half consisted of Holst “The Planets”, and was accompanied by hi def NASA footage on a big screen. 

The finale was the Theme from Star Wars! 

I’m honored to be working with Orchestra Iowa for my 2nd year now!  I would like to thank the staff and musicians for being so kind and easy to work with. 

A special thanks also to Jaime Moquin for helping out with this event, I Soooo appreciate you having been there and braving the elements! 

If you have never had a chance to see Orchestra Iowa live, you owe it to yourself to attend one of their events or better yet, get yourself season tickets!  They are truly a world-class orchestra right here in eastern Iowa. 

photo by Jaime Moquin

photo by Jaime Moquin

photo by Jaime Moquin

  photo by Jaime Moquin

photo by Jaime Moquin

photo by Jaime Moquin

photo by Jaime Moquin

As Always have a great day and Stay Positive! 

Carl Bromberg
Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, YOU deserve something special!


We are very proud of our relationship with Orchestra Iowa and the fact they asked us back for the 2010 / 2011 season to cover their events!  This will be our 2nd season working with them!

Orchestra Iowa is just a great organization, from the staff that is charge, to the world-class music they produce. 

If you haven’t had a chance to catch them live, you OWE it to yourself to start attending their events! 

A GREAT way to start is the season opener on the lawn at Brucemore, Tickets are only $ 10 in advance and $ 15 at the gate.  Gates will open at 6pm, bring your lawn chairs and blankets and settle in for a great time!

We are honored to be the official photographer for this event!  🙂

These are a few pictures of last years event at Brucemore.   (All images copyright Orchestra Iowa and Visions Photography)

As always have a great  day and stay positive! 

Visions Photography – Go beyond the snapshot, You Deserve Something Special! 

Burana at Brucemore

Last Saturday, September 12th, I had the distinct honor of photographing “Burana at Brucemore” for Orchestra Iowa!   There was a wonderful positive energy on the Brucemore grounds that evening.  The weather cooperated with perfection for an evening outdoor concert.  There was a great audience of more then 4000 people that came out to witness a performance by Orchestra Iowa that was sheer perfection to say the least.   It was truly an honor for me to photograph this wonderful event!    Bravissimo!!!! 


If you have never seen Orchestra Iowa perform, you are truly missing out on a wonderful experience.  Go to the next performance, or even buy season tickets, you won’t regret it!   Eastern Iowa is truly blessed to have a symphony of the caliber that is Orchestra Iowa! 


I want to say a special thanks to the staff and to Orchestra Iowa for giving me the honor of photographing this wonderful event!  Also thanks to Stephanie for giving me a couple extra hands, great job girl!!!


You also need to take a tour of Brucemore if you haven’t already.







As always, have a wonderful day! 


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