May 17, 2022

Deer eat grass in the water in front of our campsite

The grand kids like the Flippac

As my mom prepares, she asked her vet for a box they use for pets, so she can use it after she is cremated. Funny story, while at the funeral home, she kept saying, she wants to be cremated in a cardboard box, the elderly woman helping her kept cringing while correcting my mom, calling it an alternative cremation vessel (or something like that)

My brother took the boat across Lake Murray to join us for dinner so a sunset cruise was called for.

April 14, 2022

High school lacrosse. Only newspaper photographers will understand this. 7:15pm game and 8:15 deadline. Arrive at 6:30 since one team doesn’t have a roster online. The girls game is at halftime and it’s senior night. 7 comes and goes, Page ties the game with 20 seconds to go – OVERTIME

New fact I learned, lacrosse OT is sudden death. 7:30 comes and goes, I text my editor… he makes a call, 8:34 drop dead deadline, and a vertical but not a strong one. Games starts just after 8pm. I shoot from 8:04 till 8:12 and run back to my truck (I didn’t get a good parking spot and was a far bit away)

Edit, pick one, and not enough signal for my hotspot to work, pack up and drive till I get more bars.

But this is what I got. Photojournalism is fun and I love the challenge of making deadlines! PS I haven’t photographed lacrosse in 13 years.

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June 19, 2021

Busy day. Started with a sunrise ride at RAT

Then off-roading Engineer Pass

Michael Breen Mine ruins

As we got above the tree line and onto the shelf road, a hail storm hit – Watch the video here

but it cleared up on top, notice the hail on the windshield. Lunch spot!

Since the pass isn’t the top of Engineer Mountain, we hiked last 1/4 mile up to the 13,218 foot summit.

The actual pass…

A waterfall

Ute Ulay ghost town

A big hole in the dam

We took the long way home, something like 12 hours over the mountain and through the woods.

Two majestic elk and one derpy elk

June 8, 2021

After yesterday’s disappointment, we decided to find more ruins and less people. Sand Canyon Trail in the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument was picked.

It is listed as a mountain bike trail too, but wouldn’t be a fun ride we we hiked the 8 miles round trip.

There are 7 different ruin sites on the hike.

None as big as Mesa Verde, but they are very cool! Like most days, I captured way more video than stills, one day I will have time to edit.

Everyday I photograph cactus flowers, I don’t know why, but at least I got a bee in flight.

Surely you didn’t think I would not get another picture of Pongo….