Friday, April 30, 2010

Strange Days

Working on the Alzheimers unit of a local retirement home is an interesting experience.

An interesting experience made more interesting when the full moon is on it's way. Some people don't believe that the moon can have an effect on people and their behaviors; I'm a firm believer now that it's not all myth.

Early season

Got out for a night fishing session with Meg earlier this month.

Extremely low water levels at the spot; hoping for some rain soon before opening weekend on May 15th.

Within city limits

I often head out into the rural areas outside of town in search of good nature and wildlife opportunities. Lately it seems I don't even have to leave my own back yard.
While outside BBQing a few weeks back I couldn't believe my luck when I noticed a bald eagle circling above my house while being chased by angry seagulls. I'm assuming the gulls are nesting nearby and the eagle has found it to be a chance for a quick meal.
I really wouldn't mind a 400mm f/2.8 for shots like this; problem is I don't have $9,000 to spend on fast glass. My 270 was barely able to capture this sequence from a distance of approx 200' up.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Time flies when you're... busy.

It's the common excuse around these parts - haven't had time to post anything lately because I've been too busy. It's an excuse and it's also the truth. With school winding down I've been inundated with studying, exams, and placements; hardly any time to get out and do any cam work.
Truth be told, I probably don't even have time for this now. I start another placement tomorrow evening and should probably be getting some sleep. Sleep has been super important lately. Sleep and coffee.
I might not get many chances to post much more until the end of this month so here's some stuff from lately

"Green Anaconda" : An older shot re-visited in the realm of green. Robbie loves green anacondas lately.

Robbie's been enjoying driving classes lately. Always a good photo op.

First one of these for the season. Shot this so long ago there was still ice in the river.

Kiki. B&W. Had to.

Bella. She could usually care less about most stuff.

Another one of these. I'd like to get out and do some more of this type of shot at night soon.

We've been having trike lessons lately too. Robbie has been showing me how to ride one. It's pretty hard.
I'm too tired now to keep posting so I'm going to end off with this one and a few words that aren't my own. If you have kids, you'll understand. If you don't, you will.

"Encourage your children's deepest joys
not their superficial desires.
Praise their patience,
not their ambition.
Do not value the distractions and diversions
that masquerade as success.
They will learn to hear their own voice
instead of the noise of the crowd."