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N 24 B 4.4K C 47 E Feb 3, 2006 F Jul 21, 2007
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Sunset, taken in an icky, smelly, marsh, while being eaten alive by really, really large mosquitoes, in southern Florida.

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Here's last night's sunset out around the Superstition Mountains. The sky looked promising, so Jill and I headed out to do some shooting. Shortly before sunset, it clouded up and the sky totally turned to shit. The sunset was just gray and blah. We were about to bail out and just head back, but then the clouds broke up a bit and a some color started to appear. Then the sky turned to THIS!!! This was well after sunset. I guess this week's photo tip is... Don't give up.

I hope everyone enjoys the Super Bowl. Go… Whoever!… Ummmmmm. I've been trying to decide for two weeks, which team I care less about. I think I'll root for Green Bay… Or, the Steelers.

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N 42 B 8.6K C 55 E Mar 21, 2009 F Dec 18, 2010
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Well… Big 'Roadtrip 2010' has finally come to an end. I just returned to home base in Mesa, Arizona, a few days ago. I left in mid, May, so It's been nearly seven months on the road. I've had the same routine for the past several years. 6-7 months on the road, then spend the winter in Mesa to catch up on computer work.

This trip has been interesting. Not great, but, interesting. Alright… To be perfectly honest… It's been my worst roadtrip in the five years that I have lived in the motorhome! Yeah, there have been a few good moments. But… They have been few and far between. It ended well. The last couple of weeks have been great for photography. Bisti Badlands was awesome. I had some great shooting at Monument Valley. But… In general… This has been kind of the Murphy's Law trip. Anything that could go wrong, went wrong. Anything that could break, broke.

The weather was the biggest kick in the ass. Motorhomes are just not built for temperature extremes. The air conditioning is not great. The heat is not great. When I decided to live in a motorhome, the whole idea was to go to warm places in the winter, and cool places in the summer. That didn't really work out this summer. I knew this trip had to happen, and I'm glad to get it over with. The company I shoot for covers everything from St Louis to San Diego. Last summer I just covered the western half of our territory. Coast of California. Utah. Western Colorado. Basically… All the cool stuff. That meant that, this year, I had to shoot the eastern half of our territory. Timing just didn't work out too well. I spent the first couple of months in northern Arizona, and New Mexico, where it was HOT! Then, by the end of july, I had moved on to Texas, where it was really, really, REALLY, HOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Like… About 105 degrees for two months straight!!! Then on to Louisiana, where it was HOT, and HUMID! (though, I actually rather liked Louisiana) Then on to Oklahoma, where it was STILL HOT!! After all the heat, I just wanted to get as far into the mountains as possible. I drove to a friends house in Colorado. He lives at 9000 feet elevation. When I left Oklahoma, it was 102 degrees. The next morning, when I woke up in Colorado, it was 28 degrees. Yes, seriously! That was a shock! It has been freezing ever since. I went to Denver, where it was COLD! Boulder was COLD! Colorado Springs, was COLD! The last leg of the trip was in New Mexico, where it was REALLY COLD!!! I had several nights in the single digits. The motorhome has never seen cold like that before. My final, REALLY cold night was in Farmington, NM. That one really did me in. It got down to 5 degrees. Even with an electric heater placed down by my water lines, and my faucets left dripping all night, my water system still froze and cracked in about five different places.

So… I'm glad to be back. I don't love Mesa. But… It's warm here. I know where everything is. It feels really good to be back in a familiar place after months of being in various random places. So, now it's time to look back through all the crappy photos I have shot of all the crappy places I have visited this summer. I will be posting a random assortment of all that crap over the next several months, as well as some new photos of the crappy scenery around Mesa. There should be lots to look forward to!

Now that I have gotten the eastern stuff out of the way. Next summer's trip should be a GREAT one. I would really like to see Yosemite and Lake Tahoe again.

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N 86 B 5.8K C 119 E Jan 24, 2009 F Feb 1, 2009
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Here's another from my last morning in Port Aransas last week. It was one of the most fantastic sunrises ever. Two minutes later, a storm rolled in, and the sky turned to crap, and stayed that way for several days. I shot this with my new toy. A couple weeks ago I bought the new Canon 16-35 f2.8. I can't believe how sharp this lens is.

BTW... No Photoshop here. A big wave just came in, and washed back out. The foreground is all wet sand.

I've never tried this before. I hope it works. I had to change my drop shadow thingie to make it work. Let me know if it works right. Here it is. A view on black.

View Large, On Black

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N 77 B 2.7K C 98 E Aug 27, 2008 F Aug 27, 2008
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This was the sunset tonight over Estes Park, Colorado. This was about 20 minutes after sunset. I thought the sunset was totally done. Then all the sudden the sky does this! It was almost completely dark. This was a six second exposure.

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