Mother Nature is the artist. I just collect the memories…

Portraits

A Beautiful Morning

My daughter has been begging me for a dog…specifically a Chihuahua, for the last 6 years and change. Me…I don’t like Chihuahuas.  Yippy, snappy, barky, bitey, toe-biting rat dogs…I always said we would get a dog “someday”, but stressed that we would not get a Chihuahua.  I’m such a sucker…

Yup…my daughter walking her 4-month old Chihuahua, Fleur…

This is them. 2 peas in a pod in only 3 days…

I went and hung out with this puppy for about an hour before I ever told Zayne anything about her.  She is actually a very well-behaved puppy, and very easy to train.

Anyhow…on our little walk around the desert this morning, I took a few pics of the local Autumn wildlife…

Great Basin Fence Lizard

Common Sideblotch

All in all, it’s a beautiful morning.  And yes…I know my kid is wearing 2 different shoes…

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Been A While…

Wow.  It’s been quite some time.  A lot has happened.  Initially, I was unemployed for a little bit, and anyone that has ever been there knows that priorities change.  The internet had to go.  Time was spent looking for a job, pounding the pavement, rather than walking the streets looking for photographs waiting to be taken.  Money got tight, gas prices rose, and activity in my life ran down to a minimum.

But I’m back.  I’m working, making money, and putting my camera back in hand, and priorities back in line.  So by way of a re-introduction, here’s just a few random shots that have helped pass the time…

Zayne and Great Basin Gophersnake

Spike and Andee

My son and his girlfriend hunting for petroglyphs in the Volcanic Tablelands.

Goldfinch

Zayne enjoying Hot Ditch. Natural reflection from the water cured backlight shadows nicely.

Random front yard flower

1982 Shovelhead Custom Rigid. She will be mine. VERY soon…

So…yea…just a few shots to say, I’m back.  And things are getting better.  Thanks for stopping by!!


My Son, the Dragon…

Had my son outside breathing fire for a few photos this evening…

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Spike and Marla

I went for a drive to the Reno airport today with my son and his girlfriend.  I managed a couple of sneaky shots before Marla had to catch her flight…

"Which gate do I need?"

 

Spike and Marla

And I just happened to catch sight of this one.  I found it amusing…

Wrong Way

Anyhow…just a quickie.  Thanks for looking!


Slowing Down…

The summer is finally winding down.  I hope to be getting out and shooting a little more, now that baby bird season is fairly well behind us, and work is winding down.  For now, I took a couple of shots while walking around the park with my daughter today…

She really is growing up far too quickly…

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Summertime Rolls…

Summertime is in full swing here in the Owen’s Valley of the Eastern Sierra…

Gazebo at the Town Park in Bishop

 

Skatepark at the Town Park in Bishop

The weather is settled and finally on our side, so get out there and enjoy it while you can!

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Photo Manipulations

Yea…I haven’t had a lot of time to get out and shoot photos.  So, as usual, I’ve been playing around in Photoshop, manipulating photos, and coming up with brand new looks for some of my older shots.  Hope you enjoy them!

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Vietnam War Memorial

I saw the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington, D.C. when I was, like…10 or 11 years old.  At the time, I wanted to see it at night, but my parents weren’t interested, so I never did.  Now there is a mobile version, and it made a stop in Bishop this weekend as part of our Mule Days Celebration.  So I, of course, had to go see it at night…

Haunting Vision

 

Late Night Visitors

 

Vietnam War Memorial

I’m really glad I went out tonight.  It’s here all weekend, so I might get a chance to see it tomorrow night, too.  That would be cool…

Thanks for looking!