That's what you get for waking up in Vegas.
WOW. It's been a long time since I've posted anything. I'm really sorry for dropping out on you guys! I had another sort of medical emergency thing, I'd rather not get into it, everything is good now and I'm fine. Unfortunately I have to start my 365days project over. I really hate that I had to quit a second time. But I guess third time's a charm right? I hope so. I plan on starting on the first of October, just to make things easier on me. I had alot of trouble with keeping my days and dates straight and I have learned that EXIF data is your friend and I will set the date on my camera every time I use it. I don't understand why I have to set the date EVERY time though. Do any of you guys' camera's keep track of the days for you or do you have to reset it everytime you change the batteries or turn it on or off? Maybe I need to read my instruction manual.
It's been really nice having a break from taking self portraits! I've been busy making jewelry to sell in my Etsy shop, which has been kind of fun and sort of relaxing. I REALLY need money, I need to have some sort of an income and I just can't work even a part time job with my back being all messed up and hurty the way it is right now. So I'm hoping selling some jewelry will bring in a little money. I'm also working on getting some prints of my photos up for sale too.
That's about it really. I just figured I should check in and let you guys know where I'd run off to. October isn't too far away and I'll try to post a shot of something every day, even if it isn't a self portrait. Maybe I'll go back in the archives and dig up some old shots you guys haven't seen.
Tags: self portrait glitter eyeshadow nose ring septum piercing piercing pink pink hair eyelashes glitter eyeshadow
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I've been wanting to check out the D700's ability to shoot night skies but living in LA poses certain light pollution challenges (not to mention other types of pollution). So finding myself in the middle of the jungle on a relatively clear night I set up the Nikon D700 and the Nikkor 35mm f/1.4 lens. Tried a variety of exposures and ISOs but got my best results at 4 sec. @ f/2 @ ISO 3200. It is amazing what is just over our heads.
Tags: milky way night shot astrophotography
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Folks, I'm getting ready to head up north on Sunday for the month of Oct. This trip originally was just for "Mainely Moose", but the airfare was so outrageous, that I thought I could drive it for about the same amount of money and make side trips along the way. I would camp out of my Olds van and be fully self contained, staying at the WalMart Residence Inn's along the way to save some money. Its a little cramped, but doable, since its only me.It does seem a shame to leave a nice 26 ft. camp trailer home, with all of the amenities, but at 8 to 10 MPG vs 28 MPG, well..................
After spending a week up in Baxter State Park in upper Maine, I would go over to the coast to Acadia NP. I have never been there,or Maine, or a lot of places in the north east since I was a young boy....about a hundred mango seasons ago.After seeing some images of Acadia NP in October, I may need to spend more time there and hope for some foggy mornings.
Well, a Flickr friend, Mike Jones, told me I have to see Vermont and New Hampshire the first week of October....its a must deal. So I now plan of leaving a week earlier and alter my course of direction to go there first and meet up with friends in Bangor Maine later.
Now, I have done some research on old grits mills and waterfalls in the northern part of Georgia and have included that areas as well,staying at my cousins, once again to cut some costs. Isn't that what relatives are for???
The return trip back south, after Acadia NP, will take me through up state New York and the Catskill Mountains, and then south to Virginia through the Shenandoah NP, once again camping where ever I can. There is a scenic byway that runs through Shenandoah that meets up with the Blue-ridge Parkway. I will take all of that to Cherokee NC. and then into the Great Smoky NP to an area I've never been before.
Then I will circle around back into northwestern Georgia to do more mills, barns and waterfalls,again mooching off my cousins in Georgia. Don't ya just love free room and board???
The last leg of this journey, finds a couple more mills in southern GA and the 12 hour ride back home. I may need to do another WalMart Residence Inn overnight to break up that last long leg of the journey.
This trip is over 5000 miles, alot of driving, a lot of stops along the way and hopefully a couple of gigs of images.
I now have moved into our century with a new laptop with wireless connection to hopefully be able to post a few images I have made along the way.
Tags: wyoming winter moose nationalparks landscapes grandtetons canon 100400mm
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