Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I remember being young

I went digging for pictures today because a friend referred me to TogetherWeServed, a website for veterans.

At this time, I was on board the USS Leahy (CG-16). We were anchored at Al Masirah off the coast of Oman. I remember that we were hanging off the side of the ship on a scaffold, painting the green Battle Efficiency "E" on the side of bridge wing signifying our operational expertise. After days upon days of being inside and monitoring RADAR scopes, this was a good day. It was 1984. I was 22.

Together We Served


Sunday, February 8, 2009

New York New York Casino

I took this a couple of years ago. Decided to have another go at it. This is actually two images combined, just to get more traffic in front.

The first attempt is here.


It's a Beautiful World... Photographers for a Cause

A few months ago, Sophie Addison asked to use this image for her book, "It's a Beautiful World..." This book was created to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and thus far, she considers it a success.

The book can be found for sale at Blurb, and if you would like to see a full preview, you can find it here in her Flickr photostream.


Saturday, February 7, 2009

Private Crossing

Even in the middle of nowhere, there are stop signs.


Friday, February 6, 2009

Trona Railroad

I can't seem to escape trains lately, and I'm not even an enthusiast. I decided to leave the Trona Pinnacles out the back way and stopped at the railroad crossing just on the off chance there might be one along. This one was here in minutes. Quite a bit different experience than the trains at Cajon. This one was shorter, and slower, but the earth shook so much it was almost frightening.


Self Portrait

This afternoon, the clouds outside compelled me to jump in the truck and go in search of photographers. I made it as far as the Trona Pinnacles. After a couple of hours, I decided to do a self portrait. Some post processing here and a touch of the LucisArt filter.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

BNSF 7726

A friend of mine is a bit of a rail enthusiast. He invited Mike, Steve and I to watch trains with some of his friends . He could go on at length about the types and gross tonnage and speeds and horse power and any number of details. Me, I can tell you that some were orange and others were yellow.


Heavy Zephyr

They come on faster than you expect. They stir up the air, shake the earth, and assault your senses with the noise of heavy moving parts and the smell of burning diesel. And then they're gone.


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