Today’s Tom Sawyer

Driving home from work I saw these kids playing in the creek. Like something from another time. Usually I think “that’d make a great pic” and then not do anything about it. This time I got a camera and came back for the photo.

(Olathe, KS, April 2017)

Mackinac Island

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We took a tour of the fort while we were there. People in period dress are always a good time to pull out the camera. This young lady was teaching kids how to play the type of games the kids in the fort would have played. I need a job like that. Of course I wouldn’t have looked as good in a dress.

Mackinac Island, 6/13/16

Night hike

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I have always wanted to do a night hike up to Gem Lake and do some night sky photography. Seems like it’s always cloudy or something comes up. Finally got my chance this May. 22 second exposure and some light painting on the lake and rocks. The experimentation was part of the fun.

Estes Park, May 2, 2016

Snowed in

Spring break. We were up in Estes and it’d been snowing for two days. With 8 inches of snow we weren’t going anywhere so I thought I’d see what I could take photos of in the backyard. I don’t usually shoot stuff like this which made it all the more interesting.

Aspen Grove backyard, March 17, 2016

Last look

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As we were leaving Estes after Christmas break, I saw this. We were already leaving later than we wanted. But I was breaking as I said “ok if I stop and take another pic?” I knelt down in the snow to shoot under the fence rail. I didn’t shoot many frames, but the scene was too compelling to leave. The composition, colors, all just fell into place. Perfect photo to start the new year.

I’m glad I’ll be there again in a couple days.

Devil’s Gulch, Jan. 4, 2016