Tuesday, October 9, 2012

West Coast Stellar Blue Jay

I've Been Everywhere, Man

                                  I've been to:
                 Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
              Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
               Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
             Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
             Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
                Tocapillo, Baranquilla, and Perdilla,
                                   I'm a killer.

                       I've been everywhere, man.
                       I've been everywhere, man.
                    Crossed the desert's bare, man.
                I've breathed the mountain air, man.
                  Of travel I've had my share, man.
                            I've been everywhere.

Photographer's Candy Store

Where James Arness Was Sheriff

This is part of the former town of Dodge City where Marshall Dillon and Festus Haggan lived in the TV series Gunsmoke. It is off Johnson Canyon Road about 8 miles East of Kanab, Utah and heading North off Highway 89. I like the photo but I regret that the Gunsmoke location looks like this now. I think as I was photographing it ... I felt just a little bit older than before I saw it.

Waiting On A Plane

From Medicine Hat To Monument Valley

Driving The Old Route 66

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Chasing Color In Illinois

My wife, Susan and I went out to shoot earlier today as the fall colors were near peak season here in Illinois. It was cold enough to have to break out the winter jackets for the first time. The colors are so incredible right now in some of the fields I have been watching for years. It really is the best time of the year to have a camera in your hand. I am always amused by the detail of the tiny new leaves from this years growth. God gave us this time of year to open our eyes to the glory of the harvest.

Autumn Dream

Backyard Escape

In A Cloudy Mood

Pine Needle Dance Floor

A Quick Stop At Thirsty Dog Point