Friday, February 25, 2011

An update on me

My last blog post talked about why I've been away from the camera. Since that post I've had a successful surgery on the spinal column in my neck. The herniated disk has been repaired, and the actual surgery was not as bad as medical imaging had originally indicated. The surgery itself became 3.5 hours, instead of the planned 5.5 hours. That is really good news!

I'm now out of the neck brace and off pain medications. Sometimes a Tylenol, but some days nothing whatsoever. My neck movement is a bit restricted at the moment. I don't have full stamina yet but its not too bad and increasing every day. I'm technically recovering until late July and I am under some activity restrictions. But I have high hopes for a full recovery, minus some range of motion in the neck. We'll see, but maybe by September back to track photography. That is still up in the air.

I appreciate all the kind words and well wishes from everyone.

Stay tuned. In April I might have some photos from a private session. We'll have to see how quickly I get well enough to grab the camera again.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

The camera has been down... :(

If you frequent my photography site,, I thank you. And uou probably notice that there has not been any new photos in some time. Unfortunately a wrist injury kept me sidelined all of November and December, and is likely to continue through January.

The good news, its not carpal tunnel. Today (1/11) I had a neck MRI, hoping to find that its only a pinched nerve. If so treatment should be straight forward and hopefully I get back to the track photography soon!

All has not been qiet in Photographyland however! In December I was interviewed for a podcast and we talked about track photography. Check me out on iTunes and search for the Camera Campus podcast, or just go to

I've also been doing more graphical design using existing photos and I've come up with some cool new stuff, including movie posters. Surf on over to:

Here's hoping to a speedy recovery and to new track photos soon!
Bill Jurasz
Mercury Photography

UPDATE JANUARY 21, 2011: Its more than a pinched nerve. I have a herniated disk in the neck that is pinching the spinal cord itself. Surgery scheduled for Monday the 24th. This means I'll be away from the track photography for quite a bit longer than I had originally hoped.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

New vendor for Metal Prints

When I first started selling metal prints I used Pounds Photo Labs. Great product, fantastic look, and a very reasonable price. But the selection of sizes was... limited. I then found Bay Photo Labs, which had the size selection I wanted, but their prices were noticeably higher, and the shipping charges were a bit higher than I wanted.

Enter Black River Imaging, which is giving me the price of Pounds Photo Labs at the selection of sizes of Bay Photo Labs, with a great price on shipping to boot.

And, right now, their metal prints are on sale at a great price, and I'm extending that great price to you! Order by December 24 to get this deal!
  • 8x12 for $35
  • 10x20 or 12x24 panoramic for $45
  • 12x18 for $45
  • 16x24 for $60
  • 20x30 giant for only $83!
Add-ons, it is HIGHLY recommended to order at least one add-on, offered at my cost:
  • Rounded corners for $3
  • Corner holes (4) for $7
  • Floating mount for $12


Add an event CD for an extra $30

Texas State Sales tax of 8.25% applies.

Sound like a great idea for Christmas, or just as a nice ending to the season? Browse my site at Mercury Photography for the image you want, decide what size and what options, and shoot me an email at I'll PayPal an invoice and place the order! But order soon before this sale goes away!

These are not my only sizes, so if you want a different size just give me a yell.

Bill Jurasz