Saturday, August 7, 2010

So much driving, so little time for anything else.

Driving 126 miles each way everyday to the jobsite is really starting to wear me down. That, coupled with the heat, by the time I am on the way home I'm just in a trance. I have a good selection of camera gear sitting right next to me every day but it's all I can do just to get home. I think I have taken every back road home from down around Eastland to here. There are a few abandoned houses, barns and windmills but being out in 100 degree heat all day makes getting out to take pictures a little less attractive.

I shot a wedding back in June. It was a nice change of pace. It has taken me forever to work all the images and build an album. Working 13 hour days....waaa, waaa, waaa You get the drift.

I have enjoyed the camera on the i-phone. Its actually quite good. Maybe more handy than good but still very useful.  These two pics from the oil patch are i-phone photos.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

My real job

This is what I have been doing for the last 3 months. We are doubling the size of a gas plant south of Breckenridge. I'm in charge of all the concrete footings. It was a great relief when 9 truckloads of machinery were finally delivered last week and it all fit right onto the foundations we had built. Now I get to start on a couple of really big footings, one has 2 1/2" dia. anchor bolts in it. I take my camera every day but its not often I have the time at work to snap off a bunch of pics.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

A year?!! Really?

WOW A year. Time flies when you are, well, working your arse off. I follow some blogs that are posted to every day. I can't imagine. Construction ground to a halt, and that was the thing that allowed me the funds and flexible schedule to pursue my passion for photography. It's not like I quit taking pictures, I have just had a lot going on. I have shot several senior sessions and a couple of weddings but my real passion is cruising the back roads looking for abandoned houses or the occasional chimney out in the middle of nowhere standing sentinel  over ..... nothing. 

Monday, June 22, 2009

The birds

This spring I found this tom with two hens not far from my house. I stopped and got out of my truck to photograph them and got within 5 feet or so of them. The tom was so interested in the hens that he paid me no attention, well almost, for a minute I thought I was going to get spurred.

I have a family of roadrunners than live near the house. Last year I found their nest but they have moved it and I've yet to find it this year. This guy was after a lizard.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Some more spring flowers. Some with unusual genetic variations. One with multiple centers and one with brown spots on the petals that weren't on any other flowers.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

More spring flowers, but they are starting to get scarce,

Monday, May 25, 2009


Yesterday was consumed with taking pictures of my granddaughter and a bunch of her friends getting ready for her first prom.
I have known most of these kids for the last 15 yrs. or so and it is just mind boggling that they are getting ready for their first prom.
It was really cool to go to this house to photograph them as I built it for these people a few years back when I was building custom homes (before the implosion).