Kimberly took me up to Nebraska/Iowa to meet her family. It was my first trip up to that part of the country and I had a wonderful time. Her family is just great. Spring hadn’t arrived yet, so it was pretty brown and overcast for most of the trip. There still were a few hints of winter snow. I only pulled out my DSLR at her Dad’s farm near Sioux City. Never been on a farm before. Lots of interesting stuff. Porter the cat, who is in a lot of the shots, was more dog than feline. He followed us all around just like a farm dog.
Some photos from today’s playgroup! It was a surprisingly hot day! Read more
Was out driving on Marquardt Rd in Boerne, TX and saw this!
Mission Miracle K9 Rescue was doing evaluations and running playgroup last Sunday at Kirby Animal Shelter. Lots of people and dogs showed up! Here are some pics! (Note: The people looking at their phones in many of the shots are videoing the dog interactions. They aren’t looking at their FB page ;-) ) Read more
Didn’t do any serious shooting this trip. Weather kinda sucked and left my good glass at home. Shot these with my Nikon D500 and my 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6. It’s just a gut feeling, but I think my D750 has better dynamic range and is better suited for landscapes. Still, the D500 is no slouch.
Well, it’s Black Friday and I had to–quite literally–get up at the crack of dawn to…that’s right, take photos of some dogs! HAHA This special group of dogs from the Kirby Animal Shelter was boarding a transport captained by Matt Montes bound for the great Pacific Northwest and beyond! Good luck my canine friends! Read more
Took some shots of ducks, egrets and cormorants down at Grass Valley Lake. Set up some bird seed and zip-tied a dead branch to my deck railing and got some nice shots of Stellar Jays, woodpeckers and even a Northern Flicker. The birds didn’t seem to care it was a set up ;-) Read more
I had trip planned to Lake Arrowhead, CA. and wanted something fun to play with. I decided on the Nikon Coolpix P900. Ever since its announcement last year, I’ve been more than a little intrigued by this bad boy with its effective 2000mm focal length zoom. My hesitation up til now stemmed from the fact that I normally shoot with a D750 and was concerned that it just wouldn’t measure up and I’d regret the purchase.
I did my homework and read and watched a ton of reviews. Most said it was a fun camera and just went on and on about how far it could zoom. Many reviews stated that it wasn’t good for wildlife and birds, but that just seemed counter intuitive for something with such an incredible zoom range. I needed to find out for myself and took the plunge. It didn’t take long to find out its limitations…and strengths. Read more
This is Sara Smith’s dog Buddy! Always fun hangin’ out with Sara and Matt Montes. We had a special guest visiting from Colorado, Hayley Kemp, Kimberly Kemp’s daughter. (Didn’t have my Nikon gear with me so had to make due with my Sony RX100M2.) Read more