Aug 242012
 

I drive a lot.  I fly a lot.

New areas that I cover in the car is like eye candy.  As a photographer my eyes are on the road about 10% of the time.  The balance of time is enjoying new views.  A few things always tugs on me and cause me to brake and check out.  One is old churches and the other is cemeteries.  As always big game and critters are show stoppers.  Work can even wait if I catch a view of a critter.  Driving from Spokane, Washington to Lewiston, Idaho a cemetery drew me in.  Often cemeteries are situated high on hilltops. Easy to see and find.  At this cemetery was a crucifix at the top.  It was a headstone for a prominent local religious leader.  Never seen anything like this before.

Shot with a Nikon D800, 20-200 f/2.8 lens.  I processed in post through NIK Silver Efex pro2.

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 Posted by at 12:37 PM
Aug 232012
 

One year goes by pretty fast.  My #3 Grandboy turned one last week.  He is very unique.  A real blast to be around.  His two older brothers at their first birthday didn’t want anything to do with the birthday cake.    Not this one.  He loved it.

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 Posted by at 10:57 PM
Aug 142012
 

Last week my travels in Nevada I saw tons of photo opportunities.  Carrying my D-800 and two lenses I watched for those fun shots.  I am always drawn to old vehicles.

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I mentioned in a previous post my fire ant experience at the dunes near Winnemucca, .  This photograph is what I sacrificed a nights sleep for.  Not sure it was worth it.

 Posted by at 10:21 PM
Aug 102012
 

Today I flew into Reno Nevada then drove up to Winnemucca, Nevada.  Just west of town is some sand dunes that I knew would be ready for me to get some PIC’s.  Today I wanted to test the D-800 more.  Get the details if you will.  I am thrilled with the resolution of the D-800.  It’s been a while since I have had a crazy story to tell while photographing.  With the dunes covered with wind created designs I thought of a great idea.  Take my shoes off and walk across the dunes and photograph bare footprints in the sand.  It turned out ok.  I put my shoes back on without  socks.  I figured no big deal.  Almost immediately something started to sting my right foot.  I looked down and noticed a ton of fire ants all over the place.  Ripping my shoe off I found ants all over my right foot.  My foot has been in quite a bit of pain all night.  Oh well.  It was fun getting the shot!

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 Posted by at 12:27 AM
2016