Category: Photography

The full PDF of this article is located here: Taking Basketball Photos : A Detailed Guide Introduction On April 22nd, 2008, I wrote the original version of Taking Basketball Photos: A Basic Guide. It was well received. Nearly 4 years later, it is still the largest draw to my website. Apparently there are more than a few people who want to know how to take basketball photos. This expanded guide will give additional details not provided in the summary. As…

The total number of photos is somewhere around 12,000. Mind you, these are not individual photos, per se, some of these were taken during martial arts competition, which drives the numbers up by several thousand due to the high frame rate. It was a stellar year, with lots of changes in my life. It was a mixed bag, but I wouldn’t trade my life for anyone else’s. I love it! How else can one understand happiness without it’s counterpart? It’s…

Pretty much all of this year, I’ve thought, from time to time about hiking up Pinnacle trail in Crowder’s Mountain State Park, about 45 minutes from my house. Yet, each time that I thought to do it, I never carried through. Today, I thought of it again, this morning. I looked at the date, December 30th, and decided that it was now or never. Several of my friends from The Peaceful Dragon have done it before and it isn’t exactly…

Though it is just an arbitrary marker in the infinite passage of ‘nows’, we have these things that we call years. At the end of each ‘year’, we might make resolutions about what to do next year, what we did this year, the top X things about this year, etc. In a few days the YMCAs and various exercise venues will swell with well-meaning and intentioned people vowing to ‘get into shape’ for the new year. They’ll start buying into…

Not much to say today other than I went for a nice walk this morning, around 5 or 6 miles, got to see a wonderful sunrise, as usual. Just wanted to say Happy Holidays to you all. I hope that you have a wonderful and fulfilling holiday, however you celebrate it!

Nature adds her own colors Tom Dills, Michael Williamson, and I went shooting this morning. We planned it over the past couple of weeks. During the exchange of e-mails, Tom added a couple of his friends. One of them, Donald Brown, whose blog can be found here, looked familiar, but I couldn’t quite place his face. Oh well, I thought, mistaken identity. The more that I thought of it, more the more that it plagued me. I really did know…

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