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on Jun 27, 2011 in Wildlife Photography

Thanks Goes a Long Ways!

“Say thank you now!” I don’t know how many times I was reminded that growing up, but it sure seems like it was an awful lot. It was one of those lessons in life which made no sense to me at the time but man, it sure does now. It seems at times we got to where we are all on our own but we know that’s not the case. There are an awful lot of folks behind us helping get where we are. This is especially true if you’re successful in photography! While I am thankful for those who have shared their photographic knowledge with me, I am more thankful for those who have shared their worldly knowledge with me. For example, I have written forever that my success as a wildlife comes from the biologists I work with (and now in aviation it’s the pilots making me successful). Like the marmot project up in AK, I would never had my glass on the Alaska Marmot one day...

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on Jun 27, 2011 in Aviation

How’d You Do That One?

After my post over on warbirdimages in regards to being present for the crank over of #74, a number of emails came in asking how I did that. The how questions ranged from how I got there to how I shot it, so I wanted to answer all those how questions at once. I met Bob and his son Casey at our Air2Air workshops, owning and flying a number of the subject aircraft we photograph. Bob in my mind is a aviation legend in what he has accomplished and restored already in his lifetime. I interviewed him for an article I wrote on him as well and that’s when we got to know each other better. Well upon learning they were bringing #74 Super Corsair back online, I said I would love to be there for that. Last Wed Casey called me it was roaring back to life on Friday, so Thursday I was on a plane to ND. This photo still makes me laugh, even the lawn mower...

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on Jun 26, 2011 in Just Out!

Blog is 5 Years Old Today!

Yeap, five years and 6143 postings ago, we launched the blog. And remarkably, the website was launched on this same day in 1996, so it’s 15yrs old today. Not that means diddly, but I like trivia so thought I would throw it out there. I am bummed though, I can’t find the original blog. Its saved somewhere on the network but damn if I can find it. I do have a screen capture of the original website with the blinking Howdy but that’s way to embarrassing to post. Anyways, that’s my trivia sharing for the...

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on Jun 24, 2011 in Friday Thoughts

The Magical, Magnificent and Most Important Ingredient

Faster than a heartbeat, a photograph is born. And if done correctly and if the stars are all aligned, that moment in time frozen by the shutter affects lives for time unending. If that is the possibility, and it has been proven over and over again, then why isn’t time reported as one of the most important aspects of photography? I’m all too aware of the importance of 1/60, 1/500, 8sec and all the rest of the “times” that most associate with photographic time. And while they are important for communicating the emotion that exposure brings to life, I’m referring to an even more important measure of time. I’m talking about the time behind the camera. You could look at the time behind the camera for one image, one shoot, one day, one week, one month or more what I’m thinking about, one lifetime being the measure of time! I was recently asked what went through my mind as we approached the subject. I was rather surprised when my...

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