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Visiting Bosque del Apache

December 17, 2018 by
Visiting Bosque del Apache

If I’m honest, this was not my first trip to Bosque del Apache, but just the first one that matters. Last spring I stopped by, but long after all the migratory birds had left. This time, I was there during … Continue reading

Tags: birding bosque del apache fall color photography road trip snow geese

Teardrop: Pushing Towards the Finish

December 4, 2018 by
Teardrop: Pushing Towards the Finish

I’ve been silent on the Teardrop project for a while. After the mad rush to get it rolling, licensed and to California, it’s mostly been sitting. I’ve been back and forth to Texas to empty and rent our home there, … Continue reading

Tags: camping exterior glue maker project siding skin teardrop walls

Assembling a Photographer’s Survival Kit

November 26, 2018 by
Assembling a Photographer’s Survival Kit

As a photographer, I spend a lot of time hiking alone. Self rescue is important.  I normally keep some waterproof matches and water purification tablets in my camera backpack. I bring a head-light, and some general use tools for my … Continue reading

Tags: emergency hiking photography survival

Superdog! More Taylor Animal Shelter Work

October 30, 2018 by
Superdog! More Taylor Animal Shelter Work

We’ve been out in California, but are back in TX for a few weeks dealing with some house stuff. Of course Adrian has to go see all her 4 legged friends at the Taylor Animal Shelter. She’s been walking them … Continue reading

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Costa Rica Critters

October 16, 2018 by
Costa Rica Critters

Today’s blog post is a bit of a laundry list. I’ve been meaning to post something about Costa Rica for a while now, but the trip was pretty big and diverse. Frankly, I mostly took pictures of critters and didn’t … Continue reading

Tags: beautiful birds costa rica exotic travel

Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

October 9, 2018 by
Olympus Raptor Day – Up Close with Raptors

I teach classes at Precision Camera and Video in Austin. That partnership has created some fun opportunities for me. Recently, Olympus Camera reached out to put on a bird photography focused event to let photographers try the great OM-D cameras. … Continue reading

Tags: birding birds photo workshop portrait raptor red tail hawk studio workshop

Alpaca Fun

October 2, 2018 by
Alpaca Fun

My wife has friends that like to knit. She has friends that like Alpacas. She likes pretty much anything fuzzy and warm even if it smells like hay. A friend pointed out that the San Diego Yarn Crawl was coming … Continue reading

Tags: alpaca day trip photography san diego yarn crawl

Back Yard Birds – San Diego

September 25, 2018 by
Back Yard Birds – San Diego

Our new backyard is up against a “canyon”. That sounds exotic, but there is a road at the bottom. Never the less, we have a steep hillside covered in brush behind our back fence. There are abundant rodents and snakes. … Continue reading

Tags: american kestrel birding birds cooper's hawk hawk photography red shoulder hawk san diego

La Jolla Shores Diving – The Main Wall

September 18, 2018 by
La Jolla Shores Diving – The Main Wall

I’ve had a few weeks and over that time, I’ve done a few dives. Pretty quick after the initial attempt, I hit the mark and found the main wall. I made two dives back to back and apparently had great … Continue reading

Tags: bat ray coral crab diving eggs fish la jolla octopus ray sand dollar scuba sting ray
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