Long Time

Its been a while since I posted.  Who ever thought I’d be this busy at this time in my life.  I thought retirement was supposed to be when you kicked back and had time to pursue things like personal web sites.  Instead its been a time when I’m never in one place long enough to think.

Latest projects: We started after hurricane Harvey, with a trip to the Eastern Sierras to hike and get over Hurricane induced PTSD.  Thats a real thing!  The stress of days of heavy rain, no electricity, and rising water do have an effect.  The eastern Sierras were the perfect remedy with plenty of hiking and great scenery.

Following that there were several workshops to create and conduct.  One in Travel Photography and another on Landscape photography.  Both being probably my favorite subjects.

With the holiday season our Photo Club organized a “Santa Shoot” which was a grand success.  We had over 80 families with kids, and even pets posing with our Santa on a beautifully decorated set, and great participation from club members.  

This is my last month as president of the Kingwood Photo Club.  I’ll write something on that later.  It is definitely a bittersweet thought.

 

 

Navajo Country – Monument Valley

In the spring of this year the Kingwood Photo Club sponsored a Navajo guided tour to the Monument Valley area.  We only had four participants, but the trip was well worth it.

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Iceland and Greenland

I’m finally getting around to editing and posting images from trips I’ve taken this year…not complaining, we’ve been very fortunate to take some amazing trips, but they’ve been back-to-back-to-back, so my pictures have been sitting there unloved for months.

This group is from a cruise we took to the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland.  We ended the cruise with three days on Iceland being driven by the crazy norseman Ludwig (Luli) in his “super jeep”.  Great trip, and if you are from Houston, a great way to spend August.

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The Importance of Foreground

Typically when I take landscape pictures I try to include something in the foreground for interest and to draw the viewer into the image. ┬áThis is true even when the background is great. ┬áHere is a “study in foregrounds”… I found three of them in this Yosemite shot.

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