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

Street Candids

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!!

Advertisements

My Son, the Dragon…

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

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


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!


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!

Thanks for looking!


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!


Street Photography

Street photography…shooting whatever is happening right at that moment, and making it tell a story.  The Decisive Moment, captured forever in the blink of a shutter…

Old Dan--Bishop, CA

Waiting...-San Francisco, CA

Beautiful Oblivion--San Francisco, CA

Decisions...--San Francisco, CA

Changing Times--Bishop, CA

Thanks for taking the time to look!


Playing around with Portraits

I took some semi-candid shots of my daughter messing around over the summer that I never really worked up and published.  I went in and played around with them in my new Silver Efex Pro software last night, and came out with some very pleasing results.    All in all, I first thought this software was a bit pricey for a simple plug-in filter.  Truth be told it is quite an impressive tool.  I’m certain I will be using it for a majority of my B&W conversions from now on.  Everything I always wished I had in converting tools, and none of the artifacts that usually come with it.  Well Done Nik Software!

This slideshow requires JavaScript.


Trip to San Francisco

So…anyone that’s been reading knows that I have been in the process of moving.  I have been living in a small, 2 bedroom  apartment with my daughter and a room-mate for the last 4 years.  It wasn’t the best, but we made it work.  Not long ago, my girlfriend asked if I was interested in getting a place together with her, and we jumped at the chance.  So, me, my daughter, my girlfriend, and her daughter al share a really nice 4 bedroom, 2 bath house.  Moving sucks ASS, and I despise the process.  But the results are well worth it.

So…as a little bit of a break, my good friend John and his wife took me to San Francisco for a night.  It still amazes me how easily my stress melts away with a camera in my hand…

Wild Rose growing in my new front yard

Bueatiful Swallowtail Butterfly

This guy threatened to break my camera if I took his picture. I wished him luck with that...

Awaiting the Bite

Alcatraz

The Rock

Alcatraz Guard Tower

Forbes Island

Seagull you fly across the horizon...

Telegraph Hill from The Embarcadero

The Golden Gate in B&W

Crosstown Traffic

It was a really fun, albeit short-lived trip to the Bay.  I had never been there before, so it was a very worthwhile endeavor.

Thanks for coming along!