Bill Dragoo and I were on a week-long motorcycle ride in Arkansas for a magazine story. It was early April on a cold rainy late afternoon as we wound along lonesome Highway 16 in the Boston Mountains. Our heated vests were barely keeping us warm, especially as the rain tried to seep through our gear […]
I am an Oklahoma-based editorial and commercial photographer and widely published writer, and a long-time IT networking professional. I like to tell stories about real people doing unusual things. I like working on complex networking projects. I like to exercise. A lot. You can read and view my stories about farmers, ranchers, electrical linemen, motorcycle riders, fishermen, hunters, IT professionals and technologies, and a multitude of others right here on my web site and in dozens of local, regional and national magazines.
My friend Cary Garrison has been inviting me to join him on his annual pheasant hunt to western Kansas for several years. This year, I finally accepted his invitation and brought along my son Adam and his grade-school friend and long-time hunting buddy Josh Smith. We left OKC right after work and made the 5-hour […]
I was going back through my archives looking at old film and decided to scan these medical images I took way back in 1998. At that time I had only been into photography for a scant 2 years but had already moved from a 35mm Minolta to a Nikon film camera to an RZ-67 medium […]
For years I have wanted to camp while on a bicycle trip. My neighbor Geoff Detrich and I finally hooked up and rode from Edmond to Lake McMurtry on gravel roads. I camped overnight and rode home in strong headwinds and deep mud.
The 2020 Sooner Adventure Ride was held the Sunday before a major ice storm hit central Oklahoma. It began at the Seaba Station Motorcycle Museum, and took riders on 150+ miles of dirt roads and optional single-track trails through central Oklahoma.
For our summer vacation pandemic-style, Kay and I took another trip to Colorado to explore the back roads, visit friends, and ride our street-legal dirt bikes. We were a bit worried about making sure we had a place to stay and places to eat, but Colorado was pretty well open for the summer tourism season. […]
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After I finished shooting a story for Oklahoma Living Magazine with my Nikon digital camera, I pulled out my Toyo View VX-125 … [Read More...]
David Ball let me take his photo with my Toyo View VX-125 4x5 film camera after I was done taking pictures with my Nikon digital … [Read More...]
After photographing Sheriff Bauman with my Nikon digital camera, he stood for a portrait with my Toyo View VX-125 film camera on … [Read More...]
Me and a 50
I had loaded my trailer with some scrap metal from an old swimming pool we were replacing, and as I drove past the garage, I stopped, ran inside, and grabbed my Nikon F3HP camera loaded with Kodak TMAX-400 film and a 50mm F1.2 Nikkor lens. My wife Kay said “Why do you need your camera? […]
I like to simplify things when I can. I learned in the Information Technology world that simpler is easier to manage and secure. The more complex things get, the more security holes and problems that can arise. The same goes with my camera system. While I have some pretty awesome zoom and telephoto lens, as […]
Sometimes when I am just hanging around with family or wanting to have fun with my photography, I will grab my all-time favorite camera – a Nikon F3 – and put on one of my favorite lenses – a rare manual focus Nikon 50 1.2 lens. This lens is just an incredible hunk of glass, […]