Since I began traveling for photography, I would be in a beautiful location and wished Cher and Seth could be there to share the experience with me. Up until now, it just wasn’t possible. But all that has changed now that we have a sweet new (used) RV. We went on our maiden camping trip this weekend and it was really cool. No more bathing out of a 5 gallon bucket at Burning Man. No more overpriced hotels wondering if the sheets were really changed. And best of all, my family gets to see the amazing places I’ve been and am planning to go. Let the adventures begin!
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I took this during the Meetup last month at the Chase Tower in downtown Dallas. We were having to shoot through glass in a well lit room, which usually creates horrible reflections. Thankfully, I have a little device called a Lens Skirt, which suction cups to the window and eliminates the unwanted reflections. I think I could have sold them all if I had some extras.
I posted this photo over on Flickr a few days ago and the dang thing blew up. It made their Explore category and it received over 7,000 views in 3 days. I love it when that happens!
This is one of the last shots I took on last Saturday’s Dallas Photowalk. I usually get started around this time, but the walk began at 3:30, it was really hot, and the family and I were getting pretty spent. It was nice to get to hang out with some other photographers and get a little exercise. This is the first HDR that I’ve posted taken with my new D800. Upgrading is fun, but you soon realize that you have to upgrade other stuff too… like RAM.
Walking around Dallas with +James Brandon and +Scott Jarvie the other night was a ton of fun. I had never been to this sculpture in downtown before and it was quite impressive. There is a Dallas photowalk coming up on the 26th. It begins at the Dallas Farmers Market and goes all over the place, but I’m not sure what time. I’ll find out and let you guys know. Ya’ll can come out and take pictures with me and I’ll talk through a few setups if you’re interested. #Dallaspw
This is perhaps my favorite photo so far from my recent trip to the Grand Canyon. If you’ve never been, it is just breathtaking.We searched for a spot where there weren’t many tourists, and it really paid off. It was super quiet except for the occasional rumble of thunder off in the distance. I can’t wait to get back and explore the Grand Canyon some more!
This is one of those epic shots I was hoping for on this trip. The sun had gone down and the few people that remained were starting to gather their things and head back to their cars. I had come down here earlier in the day to check out the situation and prepare for the things I would need for this shot.
I brought my camera and tripod, as well as three 5′ pieces of PVC and a lightweight aluminum step-ladder. I use the PVC as a tripod extender so it’s about 10 feet in the air. I I use live view on the back of my camera to frame the shot and then extend it a little higher. I then grabbed the external shutter release and fired off 7 brackets… from +3 to -3 ev.
I knew I needed to get high in the air to capture more of the bend… and there’s no way I’m perching my self on the edge of that sandstone ledge. I have to remind myself all the time, “no shot is worth dying for.” I also brought water, snacks and a flashlight, because it was pitch black when I left.