Here it is, a place where I can chronicle new projects and ideas that I am working on. Even share a little of the "behind the scenes" stuff for those intrepid souls so interested. So raise your tray tables and fasten your seat belts because you will never know what to expect and for that matter, neither do I - so hang on!
This was the highlight of my photographic excursion at the San Diego Wild Animal Park. These two nineteen-foot tall female giraffe's were most happy to see me and we became best buds (as long as I kept feeding them.) I have always been fascinated by these wonderfull creatures but until this day I had never been this close to one, or two for that matter. We were not allowed to touch them but they had no restrictions and I have to say, I really enjoyed the encounter.
OK, you say how could they be 19' tall when you are almost as high as they are - well I was standing on a flatbed truck whose floor was eight feet off the ground, I'm 6'4" and they had to bend over to reach me.
Head west from Blairsville along old highway 5 towards Blue Ridge but keep your eye out for Mulkey Gap Road. Yes, it looks like another asphault road rolliing through the hills but don't let that fool you. Eventually the payment ends and you enter a whole new world as the gravel road winds its way along the creek through the Coopers Creek Wildlife Managment Area. Now I admit it is very difficult to capture images that do this place justice but its not about that, Its about the beauty of nature, the smells, sounds and yes the bear, deer, fish, birds and bugs but also the peacefulness of the place. A great place to build a smile and yes, take a few pictures.
My dear friend Mr. Motes agreed to pose for his 16th birthday. I tried out a different approach this time. I was hoping to get the feel of Gizzy's perspective, versus shooting down at him. The difficulty for me was my old knees do not like residing on the concrete and if I did that Giz would move away or come right up to me - not optimal for shooting. So I strapped on the Tamron 150-600 lens and shot from afar. This gave me the eye level perspective I was looking for but also provided superior bokah as well.
Fireworks at Lake Blue Ridge
The views were spectacular in Tennessee looking over the Taccoa/Ocoee River!
Time to click for the sky and the leafs, they were incredible in 2018.
The Florida Panhandle! Click the image for more.
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