Aug 312011

I am back in Washington.  Cheney to be exact.  Don’t want to get into details but the last month has been CRAZY!!!!!!   It’s good tonight to get a break.  Went out before dinner and found a couple of fun shots that screamed Black and White.  It is beautiful here.

Finished black and white

1/1000 sec @ f/5.0,  70mm, ISO 200, 47 Deg-24′-59″ North,  117 Deg-16′-39″ West

Nikon D3s, 24-70mm f/2.8

Cheney cabin gods light

9 frame HDR – range = 1/250 sec to 1/40 sec @ f/13,  32mm,  ISO 200,  47 Deg-26′-34″ North,  117 Deg-22′-47″ West

Nikon D3s, Nikon 24-70mm f2.8

 Posted by at 9:05 PM
Aug 182011

I really like small animals and insects.  Like I have mentioned in previous posts I am always looking.  It is not too hard to find lizards in the warmer climates.  Just go to some rocks and look around.  The trick is getting them to hold still.  I have found there is a line in the sand you cannot cross.  If you cross that line they will move away.  Every time you move they will move.  Find that spot.  The I won’t move if you don’t move spot………


 Posted by at 10:38 PM
Aug 182011

Always looking for bugs.  This one was shy.  I shot this with my 70-200 with extension tubes handheld.  I found in this situation it was easier to shoot in manual.  As you can see I almost had to in order to keep the bug in focus and have the plant out of focus.

Peeka bug

 Posted by at 10:19 PM
Aug 182011

For many years I have wanted a Quail chick shot.  My son screamed that he saw Quail chicks in our neighbors yard.  Before you could say “Nikon” I had my long lens out running around looking for the miniature birds.  Got one shot……..

Check out the size of this mini.  Notice the nails in the boards. Compare them to the bird.  The vertical boards are 3 1/2″ inches wide.  This weensy guy is about 1 1/2″ tall.  TINY!!!!


 Posted by at 9:50 PM
Aug 182011

Flying almost everyday this week.  And driving between flights.  From Yerington, Nevada to Reno I found some wild horses.  How did I know?  No fences.  I have been told that wild horses frequent this area.  Lastly they do not act or look like domestic horses……..


I watched and followed them for about an hour.  After some time a big male horse approached the group.  As he approached another approached him and they engaged.  Not real exciting.  It was well over 100 degrees.  They probably did not want to exert to much energy.  The approaching male laid his ears back and walked head down straight at the other male.  Just as they met the male of the existing group quickly walked away.  And he kept his distance from the big new male.


Next the new big tough male wanted to see what I was all about (good thing I was protected in my car).  It occurred to me that he looked the bad boy movie star with the long bangs over his eyes.  I kinda think he felt the same way.


 Posted by at 9:33 PM
Aug 052011

Just a short note so I can get the pic’s up….

Never played soccer before.  Today had the great opportunity to photograph one of the greatest Dad’s son play soccer today. I had tons of fun and shot gob’s of photo’s. Here is just a very few……








 Posted by at 10:08 PM