We just recently purchase the property next door, the one that I began my life at. The old occupant – left behind some stuff… Including
An old disco ball (a mini)
The first photo below is the view to the west, the next is the view to the east. They look nothing alike.
I’ve been playing around with more focus, and depth of field, aperture, etc. Sometimes finding a good subject to practice on is difficult, other times you need to make things up.
And then, the sky changed. It moved from dark and foreboding to pink and glorious.
Sometimes you just gotta pull over and snag a pic. I love trains, but they are never “stopped” by my house, so I did a 5 min – “snap as fast as you can” the other day.
The full moon is always a challenge to shoot, I think I got one or two right this time.
Sunsets, Railroad Tracks, and the Former Notre Dame Church.
Moose! This is a little one. This is a scanned photo, in fact, I had my old film Rebel with me this day.
No words needed: nature
When I came back from New Mexico, I had gotten a new lens – since I hike, and need to haul water, etc with me. I wanted a more “all in one” lens. I picked up a Tamron 18-270mm. It’s a midgrade lens, and sometimes you get some noise. The editing program I use though, I can easily get rid of the noise. This is one of my first shots with it. I really love the lens.
ECHO! The newest addition to our family (and the LSAT for a while) – yeah, if ONLY she stayed this size!
A lot about photography is about timing, and sometimes luck! I was lucky to spend time in the MidCoast area, and the rainbow shots were 1000% luck of timing.
Aw, winter months! The world looks far different when it’s covered in white and cold.
Taken with my cell phone on a morning after after a long night at work.
Remy and Storm.
Remy is our resident flirt and Storm was our “big dog” for 15 years. She wasn’t a jump on the couch when we were there, but she did like to stick her nose up over the edge and give you “that look”.
This is Emerson. Emerson has the best smile.
2016 brought me back to New Mexico, a job fell through, and back I went. Not to northern NM, but more south.
So this guy! I was staying at an RV site, what had tiny cabins (awesome deal, btw!!) – and caught a glimpse of something behind my car before taking off for a day of exploring. You got it – a peacock!
Space museum – a cool afternoon, and a wicked looking building – the reflection was great! I never got around to going there at sunset.
Some hiking pics – an old 1800s train track – and the Carlsbad Caverns (which was cool!)
My romantic wife sent me flowers and, of course, that I had to take a picture.
Photos taken before the time of digital. Imagine only having 24 opportunities to take the perfect picture. Photography has taken a huge leap in popularity in the last few years – Mainly due to the fact that its become so easy with cheaper cameras, lens, and post processing to take a GREAT picture. You take a “good” picture and make it great with post processing. Back in “the day” you had to take a great pic right out of the camera.
Train tracks. Symbolic. How the lives of people can move parallel to one another but never touch, yet they are connected by moments (the cross wood/slats) that forever link them. Train tracks are like memories they go forward and backwards but don’t deviate. A symbol of freedom for slaves (The Underground Railroad) and in several novels, (Fahrenheit 451 for example). Just a moment captured in time that will go on forever, much like the tracks so.