Author Archives: Steve

Shurtleff Ranch, Lampasas, TX, May 20, 2013

June 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Flowers | Photography | Texas - (Comments Off)
7-0558 Windmill & tree

Through my work I have gotten to know and become friends with Sam & Vicki Shurtleff of Lampasas, Texas.  I’ve been to their ranch many times, but this was the first time I had been able to take Francie.  Fran had asked for a tour of the ranch and Sam was only too happy to …
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Texas Capitol Building from UT Campus, May 17, 2013

June 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Photography | Texas | Texas - (Comments Off)
0207 Capitol Bldg

I was going to do a few shots of the graduation of the University of Texas, Austin, McCombs School of Business, but after review I felt they were too personal or not quite interesting enough. After the graduation we began to walk back to our vehicle.  It was dusk and we were just below the …
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George W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, May 14, 2013

May 27th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)
1-0051 entry from parking lot

I know, I know, its been a month & a half since my last post.  Well, I didn’t go anywhere.  That means I didn’t shoot any photos. BUT… May 17 my younger son Jonathan graduated from University of Texas, Austin (UT) with an MBA.  We decided to drive to Texas for the ceremony. We left …
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Cars and Coffee, Irvine, CA, Saturday March 30, 2013

April 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Photography | Race Cars - (Comments Off)
16-9689 Vette chrome wheel

Cars and Coffee is a somewhat impromptu somewhat organized auto show.  It began I don’t know how many years ago.  It is held every Saturday morning, rain or shine, except the few times Christmas falls on a Saturday.  You find it in the parking lot of the Ford/Mazda Design center in Irvine, California.  It begins …
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Salt Lake City to Orange County, Mar. 27, 2013

April 1st, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Photography | Utah - (Comments Off)
4-9580 Lake Mead shorelines

Monday Fran & I flew from Orange County to Dallas to visit our newest grandson.  Wednesday I flew home while Fran stayed a few more days.  I napped for most of the flight from Dallas to Salt Lake City.  Once in SLC I had a very short lay over.  It was so short I left …
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Mt. Shasta & Yreka, CA, and La Push, Washington, Mar. 2 & 9, 2013

March 11th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Ocean | Washington - (Comments Off)
9 9467 B&W

I left Southern California the morning of the 1st & began the long drive to Tacoma, WA.  The trip up I-5 is just over 1100 miles.  That night I made it as far as Shasta City before deciding to stop.  Nothing on that first travel day motivated me to shoot photos. The next morning the …
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Trip to Hope, AK, Feb.18, 2013

February 22nd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Birds | Buildings | Ocean | Parks - (Comments Off)
13 9298 End of Turnagain Arm B&W

Many of these photos will seem to be much alike.  That may be because of all the snow.  But much of the scenery in Alaska is spectacular and begs to be photographed.  So I did. A cold snap had come in Sunday night so the temperatures dropped from a cool mid 20’s to a cooler …
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Anchorage, Arctic Ski Bowl, Matanuska Valley, AK Feb. 16, 2013

February 17th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Birds | Churches & Cathedrals | Parks - (Comments Off)
21 9180 Mountain

The weather was sunny Saturday morning so Sam, James, Dave & I climbed into Sam’s car to do some sight seeing.  We had a recommendation to drive up Ski Bowl Road to the Arctic Valley Ski Area to take in the view.  As the weather was sunny that was the first thing we decided to …
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Anchorage, Alaska & area, Feb 8 & 9, 2013

February 10th, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Ocean | Photography | United States of America - (Comments Off)
3a 8990 View from Kincaid Park

Just before leaving for work Friday morning I shot a few photos of the area near our motel.  I only had a few seconds to do this so I set the camera on aperture priority, pumped the ISO up to 3200 and shot away.  This is not art, the photos are not color balanced, & …
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Orange County to Anchorage via Seattle, Feb. 2, 2013

February 3rd, 2013 | Posted by Steve in Alaska | Lighhouses | National Parks | Ocean | Parks | Uncategorized | Washington - (Comments Off)
2-8936 Rainbow from Air

I had to fly up to Anchorage for a 3 weeklong work stint.  I was able to upgrade to 1st class getting a window on both the Orange County to Seattle leg and the Seattle to Anchorage leg. Taking off from Orange County we had a thick cloud cover.  We rose above it, but it …
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