Category: Photography

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Each time that I come into my office/study/computer room, there it is, my bag that contains my Nikon D700 and its complement of lenses, nice glass indeed. I took exactly 97 shots with it last year. Yep. 97. I’ve had my OM-D E-M5 since January of 2013, which I can hardly believe! The OM-D E-M1 since November of 2013, so just over a year. Both of these cameras see plenty of use. They’ve been to the far reaches of North…

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I was going through some of my pictures, thinking about how I felt during the time that I was taking them. I have been places by myself and sometimes felt quite lonely – mind you, alone is a fact, loneliness is a state of mind. This time, as I walked through the desert, spent time reading, sleeping, walking, or perhaps doing nothing, I didn’t feel lonely at all … not one bit. I was great company to myself. I liked…

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One of the things that I did at the end of the year was to get a new phone and, more importantly, switch carriers. I had been with Big Red, or Verizon forever – since they were PrimeCo, and GTE, and whatever else they gobbled up to become Verizon. I was impressed with their coverage. Of late, T-Mobile has become the un-carrier, dropping prices, getting rid of contracts, etc. I had a look at their coverage map, considered how I…

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During my time in White Sands, I walked a lot. Every morning, for about two hours – up dunes, down dunes, click, click, click. I have no idea how many miles I logged, but my legs were feeling it. The first thing that I did when I returned home was to take a hike on Pinnacle Trail with Vanessa on New Year’s Day. The next day, we went to the zoo. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. This is…

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We started on a good note. Vanessa had never been to Crowder’s Mountain State Park and I wanted to introduce her to it. My last visit to this park was on December 30th, 2011. It’s extremely rare that I can introduce her to something that has to do with hiking that I’ve done and she hasn’t. Let us say that she has a lot more experience hiking that I do. So, on January 1st, I drove us to Crowder’s Mountain…

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Today, I visited the Alameda Park Zoo here in Alamogordo, NM. While I was checking out the cougars (No! Not the older ladies looking for younger guys … real cougars, you know, mountain lions!) I noticed this handsome fellow get into a crouch, like he was stalking something. I looked over my shoulder and there was a lady looking at him and walking very slowly, keeping eye contact with him, like she was stalking him. She moved slowly around the…

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