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on Sep 26, 2013 in Wildlife Photography

22,000 Images Heading Home

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After three weeks, we’re finally in route heading home with 22k new images. To say we are incredibly fortunate is an understatement and right now, I’m really feeling the pressure to share all the stories. But the reality is, I can’t get them all out fast enough in enough ways to say … wow! After Photoshop World, we went right to the Reno Air Races, their 50th and man, was it incredible! All the fun, racing, shooting and a first for me, daily entries took that 8 days and condensed them it seems to a heartbeat or two. I’ve not even told you the story about the “Great Rain” or the rest of the story of Peterson’s Flying Circus (THANKS to all who dropped by and left a bunch of dead presidents!!!). But because of that experience, Jake, Brent & I are creating a whole new website / gallery / teaching zone (mtc on that). Phew, just thinking about the week makes my head spin! With our trip to AK right after Reno, our duffles were packed the week before and left in the truck because we went literally from Stead Airport to Reno Airport to fly to Alaska.

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I’ve been looking for this location in Alaska for bears for twenty years and we’ve finally found it! Hallo Bay is without a doubt an epic location for watching, observing and photographing grizzly bears (yes, we’re takin a 5 folks there August 2014)! It is a wilderness camp, you are surrounded by bears, wolves and birds and there is NO ONE anywhere which includes phones and email! I don’t have enough words to say it all, hoping I have the photos. I’ve been writing notes like a mad man to remember it all as I go through all the images. I hear the call for our flight, it’s time to head home where I hear we had our first dusting of snow at the house. Those folks spending the weekend with us at our Photoshop for Shooters class are in for a great weekend with great scenery and a new story and photo or two!