I am constantly reminded that “great subjects make for great photos.” I recently went to my nephew’s sixth birthday party – a fishing party – with plans to grab a few close-ups of him. I don’t get to see him all that often and wanted a bit more than just cell phone photos, so I […]
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.
For the past 5 years I wake up most summer mornings and ride my bicycle 5 miles to nearby Mitch Park, where I run, walk, swim at the YMCA, or ride a bit more. I have even become the “Local Legend” in Strava for a segment. I decided this morning to bring my Pentax 67 […]
It is the start of summer, so naturally we pulled the top off of our Jeep Wrangler Rubicon JL. I was looking for a place to drive on on recent early Saturday morning, and chanced upon a “Jeeps and Java” gathering in nearby Harrah. I have also been wanting to dust off my Toyo VX-125 […]
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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I have photographed this old building in Guthrie, Oklahoma several times, both on assignment and as a hobby. This is the first … [Read More...]
Me and a 50
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, […]
I love shooting with my Nikon F3 film camera on good old TMAX-100 film. It is nearly impossible to replicate the look of actual film from a digital image in my opinion.