Hi Folks -

I’ve been dragging my ass on uploading these for multiple reasons, mainly: Malasiness. Including a few time-lapse sessions, I have around 1300 shots (no- not dumping all of them, here). Anyway, here’s a few randos that I liked.

All were taken with the D7000. The night shots were taken with a Tokina 11-24; the others with either the 18-105 kit lens or the 35 f/1.8 (I should be less lazy and dig out the EXIF data, but there you go).

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The cabin we were staying in had these windcatcher things mounted on the deck railing that I used as target practice on the first day

This is me starting to play with night photography. Taken from the dock.

[ETA: In retrospect, I think the bright spots in the upper left were something like Mars and Venus (Jupiter and Saturn? Hell, I don’t know; I know that there was some sort of planetary thing happening over Fourth of July weekend)

Above the lake is an abandoned Union Pacific tunnel. The rails had been pulled up, so now people can hike through the tunnels on the rail bed. This has become a popular canvas for graffiti artists.

Not all spaces were covered in graffiti

This was a pleasant surprise. On one of the days, we happened upon these two women that had anchored an aerial yoga scarf to the top of one of the tunnels and were practicing. This is my favorite shot because the combination of her position and a gust of wind made her scarf look like a cape. It was like watching a private Cirque du Soleil show.

4th of July Parade. One thing I did notice is that it’s a bitch trying to get a good clean shot when there’s 17 thousand million people hanging around. Here’s a couple that came out OK...

Actor representing the towns history

[In retrospect, I would have liked to have gotten more bokeh on this one]

4th of July Fireworks (lest you couldn’t figure that out for yourselves)

The dark spec on the water in the reflection is my GF and her daughter in the kayak

I liked the silhouette of the neighbors dog in these...

One of these days, I’ll compile and upload the timelapse series.