Saturday, August 9, 2014

A field trip to the Sorg Opera House in Middletown , Ohio was very interesting. The Sorg when opened was segregated and the third floor was just wooden benches (picture above). They are selling seats (this seat taken) to raise money for the restoration effort. Since I need to learn much more about flash photography, I did not take many model images. The restoration effort is certainly worth it!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Alaska Trip My first trip to Alaska is now history. I flew to Anchorage and then we flew to Homer and then off to Geographic bay via the plane in the above picture. We stayed on two boats anchored together. We were lucky to have two since the room size was very small and having two people in one room with all the photo equipment would have been difficult. The weather for the whole trip was rainy off and on. The Anchorage area had about the ninth rainiest August on record so I had several days in Anchorage on my own that were overcast. The bears were feasting on salmon so we were able to observe a lot of behaviors. I've added a Alaska bear album under wildlife. I also added an Alaska album under travel for other photos. I went down to Seward and took a Kenai Fjord Tour. Luckily I changed the date to a day that was clear. I would love to visit Alaska again and stay longer!

Monday, May 20, 2013

2013 4-Wheeler Event Added some images from a trip down to the fairgrounds to the 4-wheeler event here in Lima this weekend. The light was mainly overcast and they had many "barriers" set up to good images. Also the wires and light poles are always "in the way". I was checking out some of the different autofocus settings I have available on my D800 and they all seem to work ok with the motion of the trucks. I also tried a few videos and I still have much to learn in that realm. Album is under events... hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Florida Trip

I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Florida recently trying out the new Nikon D4 camera. I cut the trip a bit shorter than planned since one of the gas lifts for my pop up roof broke the first night I tried to lift the roof at a campsite. I visited Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, Ding Darling on Sanibel Island and Venice Rookery. I would have to rate Merritt Island number one on this trip. The weather cooperated and I got some nice bird photos to post. Hope you enjoy them.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Kenya Photgraphy Tour

Kenya Photography Safari was Great! I was able to go on a McDonald Wildlife Photgraphy tour to Kenya in October of this year. We visited three parks and saw a wide range of wildlife and birds. Many Cheetahs and Lions, but few Leopards. The highlight of the trip was seeing a Cheetah have a successful hunt on the last morning in the Upper Masai Mara. Also went on a balloon flight and have added some images from the trip. Will probably add more images as I process them. Posted images under Wildlife.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Picture Fall in Ohio

Ohio Fall Pictures
I've been taking some pictures of the Fall colors at local parks the last week or so. I've posted some under Miscl. Local Ohio Fall Pictures. A great season!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The 2012 Allen County Fair Parade I will be posting some parade pictures taken the other day. The parade included local bands, politicians and other groups. Enjoying the nice weather this August!