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Spartan Pride

The Spirit of Detroit dons a Spartan Jersey to show support for the Michigan Sate Spartans football team on their way to the 2016 Cotton Bowl to take on Alabama.

spirit of detroit wearing a spartans jersey

The Spirit of Detroit donning his Spartan jersey

And Christmas Eve morning was the perfect time to go down to get this capture, the weather was perfect and traffic in the downtown area was light. Aside from the security guard parked near by there was only one passerby who asked if I would take his phone and photograph him in front of this iconic statue.

For sales of this and other items check out my Red Bubble site: www.redbubble.com/people/bill-s/works/19868067-spirit-of-detroit-spartan-pride?ref=recent-owner

And now on my Fine Art America site: http://fineartamerica.com/featured/cotton-bowl-bound-bill-spengler.html


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First day of spring!

As Saturday was the first full day of spring, I decided to take a drive to Belle Isle and check on the progress the State of Michigan is making cleaning up the island since it took it over and is now a state managed park. While the sun was bright the wind coming off the icy waters had quite a bite. I waited thirty minutes for the sun to get just right for this beautiful sunset on this first day of spring.

First day of Spring 2015 on Belle Isle.

First day of Spring 2015 on Belle Isle.

This island gem offers many photographic opportunities for photographers of all experience levels and it is because of this, I will be offering the following one-day small group workshops:

“The Basics of Composition” and “Developing Your Own Photographic Voice” each workshop cost $100.00 and includes a portfolio review. Contact me for available dates.

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Made another sale!

Hello everyone,

I made another sale of the Spirit of Detroit wearing the Red Wings jersey on Fine Art America. Thank you to whomever made the purchase and please take a look at all my other photographs I have available for sale on Fine Art America and Red Bubble as well.

http://fineartamerica.com/featured/spirit-of-detroit-bill-spengler.htmlSpirit of Detroit

http://www.redbubble.com/people/bill-sSpirit of Detroit


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Spirit of Detroit says: Go Lions!

With the Lions in the play-offs, the Spirit of Detroit came out for the game sporting his very own Lions jersey. So, how could I not get his picture and he was a great subject too! He patiently sat very still in the cold, under the subdued lighting, with light rain falling and let me capture his team spirit.

LR-Spirit of Detroit-Go Lions (1 of 1)

And prints are available at my two sale sites:







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