Thursday, May 21, 2015

Look, Am-pa!!

My granddaughter has learned to appreciate the sky, the clouds, the moon, the stars. I guess I can thank "Skywatch Friday" for that! She's often with me as I'm out photographing the skies. She has trouble with the gr sound, so I'm "Am-pa"!
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Smokin' Chihuahua!

Our chihuahua can be a pain in the butt! She's always finding little things around the house to chew on. The other day she found some chapstick. My wife picked her up to take it away from her, but she gets snarly and doesn't want to give it up. It struck me as very funny... she was holding the chapstick in her mouth like a little cigar and looked quite defiant. My imagination (and Photoshop) took over from there!
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Friday, May 15, 2015

Moondance

Fast-moving clouds and a full moon are a nice combination. I used a 400mm lens, tripod, ISO 1600, f/5.6, exposure times varied depending upon cloud cover (1/10 sec to 1/50 sec). Taken in my back yard during the last full moon.



Here's a square-crop of the above shot...

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Circular Pathway to Inner Peace (??)

A couple of weeks ago I was driving my Jeep around a fairly remote piece of desert with the goal of photographing some homestead cabins. Here's one I came across that I like alot.

Another view. This little cabin is pretty typical of what people used to build to improve their 5-acre lot and quality for a homestead. No idea why they chose pink for the exterior wall color, but it adds to the mystery all these years later!

Here it is in b&w. I can never decide which I like better... b&w seems ideally suited for desert photography, but on the other hand, the colors can be great. I'd be curious to know which you prefer.

As the sun was setting, I found myself in a more remote area on a very questionable dirt road. I nearly ran over this rock pathway with the Jeep! A very strange location... no cabins around for miles; totally in the middle of nowhere. I decided to stop, get out the tripod, and take a few sky shots.
May be someone can enlighten me as to the purpose of this path? I'm guessing it's meditative in nature.


Beautiful desert skies, dirt roads, and vistas that go on forever. What could be better?? Linking to Skywatch Friday. Click on the link to check out great skies from around the world!!