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16
Apr
15

Chasing Cactus Blooms

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The Joshua Tree National Park is a surreal wonderland of desert scape. For me, first and foremost are the rock formations that dominate the north end of the park. On and on they go for photographers, rock climbers, campers, hikers and the drive by enthusiasts. One thing I do enjoy is parking the car and heading into the desert, off the roadway, to find the colors of cactus and wild flowers. The grays, tans, greens, and browns are the dominant color scheme, but amongst those colors are splashes of brightness that are tucked away amongst the boulders, brush and sands of the park. This year, we found hundreds of cactus about to bloom or having just bloomed. Pinks, reds, corrals, oranges glowed amidst the desert scape. We took so many shots of cactus that it is truly hard not to inundate the viewer with dozens of images. No doubt over time, I will….

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09
Aug
14

Peppermint Delight……

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25
Jul
14

Memories…Of the Way We Were

“One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.” Rita Mae Brown

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13
Jul
14

Chasing the Sunset………..

I had planned on chasing the Moonrise. For several days the moon has risen in full faced, spectacular form. Today, I thought, I will have my tripod, the right lens, the planning to be in place in advance rather than snapping some quick shots from home. I was ready, but all day the clouds and rolling thunder backed up over the city and toward the Cascades to the East.

As the time approached, I ventured out and noticed that dark grey/black band of clouds extending back  toward town from the mountains. Not even a break in those clouds suggested an opportunity at possibly finding the Moon. I decided to head back West toward town and there on the horizon was a hint at a silver lining. Well what the hell, I might as well pull over and grab that. Maybe a post about the silver lining and hope amidst darker times. Why not?

The initial shot was nice enough.

-clouds-sunset-silver lining-photography-SwittersBBut, then I caught a glimpse of the bottom of the sun dipping into view as the Earth rotated so much quicker.  

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The Sun came into view, the few rays pushing downward through the cloud cover. The intense sunlight made the clouds glow and their layers of texture show. Onward the Earth rotated away from the Sun and the scene changed by the seconds.

sunset-clouds-SwittersB-photographyIt wasn’t the full Moon rising in the East. I wasn’t positioned to capture, maybe for once, the craters on the Moon’s surface. Instead, I enjoyed the Sun setting through the dark clouds and the silver lining of the clouds bathed in that intense sun light. 


 

01
Dec
13

Zug Bug Love: Peacock Love

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Ah the magic of Peacock Herl. Zug Bugs, Renegades, Gray Hackle Peacock, Prince Nymphs, Pheasant Tail Nymphs…however you see an opportunity to incorporate Peacock into the Abdomen and/or Thorax of a pattern, give it a try. The Zug Bug is a simple but effective pattern from the 1930’s. You could mix up the bead & ribbing color combo’s (gold, brass, silver for flash). Of course, the original was not tied with a bead head (a more modern adaptation).

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02
Mar
13

VIDEO TOSSING BRICKS…A HARD DAY’S WORK

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