It’s Been a Long Time

9 10 2014

Just posted a long entry on Facebook that should have been on here.

I’ve been undergoing some medical tests due to a minor problem I had while we were on vacation last month. So far, all have come back okay. Two to go and I’ll know about them Monday. If everything is okay, I’m going back to driving for Beelman. If not, don’t know what I’ll do.

Anyway, I’ve been working on simplifying my life. Sold most of my camera equipment to KEH this week, made arrangements for more of it to go next time I go to Tennessee. My Harley is in the shop with the carburetor off of it. I’m taking it in to have it rebuilt and replacing the throttle cable on it, then it’ll be sold. Getting rid of the clutter.

Going to keep my motorhome and pickup, the BMW M/C, one camera bag and a laptop, a few other odds and ends, and Mary, and get rid of the rest.

Time to get free!

2014 Vacation West

Hanging in the Mountains

5 12 2013


Sometimes you just have to get away from it all.

A Deer Hunting Photo

5 12 2013


No, I didn’t get a deer this year, but sure found a beautiful place to park.

4th of July Travelers

6 07 2013

Passed on the 4th of July

This couple were traveling on the 4th of July. I captured this image on the move with a 28 f/1.8 lens on my 5D MkII.

Road Shot

6 07 2013

I270 In Illinois

This guy passed me on I 270 in Illinois today. Almost got away but as he exited off to the left, I took a shot out my left window with a 40mm pancake lens on my 5D MkII and got him!

My Favorite Photo for June 2013

1 07 2013


At a truck stop in Leavenworth, Indiana waiting for the storm to hit and hoping my ten hour break is up and I can leave before it does. I love the beauty of storms but I want to be moving when they hit.

My Favorite Photo for May 2013

1 07 2013



Mary and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a trip to New Orleans and surrounding area. Took a swamp tour on a pontoon boat and captured many interesting and beautiful photos but this one stood out to me.

My Favorite Photo for April 2013

5 05 2013

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Parked on the back row of a truck stop in Indiana. Had to quickly capture this out the right window of my truck, one-handed with my G12, as I was pulling out. Don’t know the story behind it but wish I did. This is not my best photo of April 2013 but it is by far the most interesting. Enjoy!

My First Stranger Photo #001 of 100

31 03 2013

His name is Jerry and I met him at a Community Center outside of Nashville, Tennessee. My son-in-law plays music there on Friday nights and they let people up on stage to sing over the evening and Jerry was one of these. He seen me taking photos of the musicians and asked if I would get one of him. I told him I had every intention of doing so and we talked for a while and when Jerry got up to sing, I captured it.

I was using a Canon 1D MkII and 24-105 f/4L IS lens, shot in Manual mode, ISO 320, f/5.6, 1/80,  with a 580 EX II in ETTL and bounced off the walls and ceiling. When I got home from my trip, I printed a copy and mailed to Jerry. Hope he likes it.

At the Community Center

My Favorite Photo(s) for March 2013

31 03 2013

Friday night at Scottsboro, had a great time. The twins and the redhead are my grandkids and they made it even better. Didn’t get everyone’s photo but will try harder next time.