Mar 232015
 

After having a great breakfast with my friend and daughter, we dropped off the friend at her house and headed for home.  Having passed through my friend’s neighborhood many times I’d always noticed the light fixtures were always unique, especially to our area.  This time I was lucky enough to have my camera gear and some nice clouds to break up the sky.  I purposefully went with the false color sky here to really make the pole stand out.  Also if you roll over the image to see the original you’ll see that I did quite a bit of work to clean up the light.

Roll-over the photo to see the original

Solitary Light Post

Interested in a print? Click here to find out more.

Mar 222015
 

Final Sunday Funday from this particular trip out to Valley of Fire State Park.  This was my favorite shot from this trip out to Valley of Fire.  Something about how the road moves through the landscape combined with the amazing clouds just really sticks with me.  Guess that explains why it currently serves as the cover photo on my Facebook page (map).

Also there will be no Sunday Funday next week because I’ll be out of town traveling for Spring Break.  I should be back early enough on Sunday, April 5th to share a Sunday Funday but it will depend on how I feel after my trip.

Roll-over the photo to see the original

36°29'33" N 114°31'59" W - Blue Version

Interested in a print? Click here to find out more.

Mar 222015
 

A few days ago I was driving to pick up a friend for breakfast and saw this little beauty blooming in the median landscaping.  I pulled over and gave it a good once over with a couple snaps before driving on.  I got this pretty early in the morning before the sun got to harsh for a decent pic.  Had to search to discover that this was a Texas Mountain Laurel.  Absolutely beautiful this time of year.

Roll-over the photo to see the original

Texas Mountain Laurel

Interested in a print? Click here to find out more.

Mar 182015
 

As promised the second of two shots of an amazing Eastern Redbud in bloom from UNLV’s campus.  Not really sure which one of the two I like better.

Roll-over the photo to see the original

Eastern Redbud II

Interested in a print? Click here to find out more.

Mar 162015
 

One of the advantages of working where I do is I get the advantage of seeing beautiful things like this every spring.  I was walking between buildings a few days ago and spotted this Eastern Redbud just exploding in pink.  At the time I didn’t have my camera.  The next day; however, I made sure to have my camera at the ready.  I chose to capture this with an old Vivitar 35mm M24 mount lens.  Really hard to get things in focus with this lens, but the combination of the 60D’s Live View function and an install of Magic Lantern make it much easier.  Far from my usual fan fare, but I still enjoy photographing beauty wherever I find it.  Have one more of this tree, but from a different angle, for Wednesday.

Roll-over the photo to see the original

Eastern Redbud I

Interested in a print? Click here to find out more.

Mar 152015
 

For this week’s Sunday Funday we return to Valley of Fire State Park and some shots I took back in June.  I really liked this spot and how the images I got turned out.  I will admit I had to really push to get that much false color out of the sky.  Of course you can click here to see the original version I published (map).

Roll-over the photo to see the original

36°29'35" N 114°31'56" W - Blue Version

Interested in a print? Click here to find out more.