El Paso, Texas, Oct. 20, 2012

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Forts | Photography | Texas | Texas | United States of America - (Comments Off)

Here is a panoramic I stitched together from 7 individual photos.  It is from the parking lot of the tramway above the city. There is no featured image in this post, and this is the only photo.  The photo is large and I had trouble keeping the horizon flat, but you’ll get the idea.  On …
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War Eagles Air Museum, Santa Teresa, NM, Oct. 20, 2012

October 21st, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | New Mexico | War Birds - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_7677 P-40E Warhawk

This will be a long post.  I hope you don’t get bored. When I knew I was going to be in El Paso, TX for 2 weekends I began to plan what I was going to do.  I quickly found out about Hueco Tanks (my last post) and the War Eagles Air Museum. The Museum …
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Hueco Tanks, TX, Oct. 13, 2012

October 16th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Parks | Petroglyphs & Pictographs | Prehistoric Man | Texas - (Comments Off)
35-IMG_7675 a dried out Hueco

The Deserts of the Southwestern United States are vast and wonderful.  Parts of California, much of Arizona & New Mexico and parts of Texas, Utah and Colorado are covered by these deserts.  These areas have many unique plants, animals, and geography. There are those who complain there is nothing in the desert and dread traveling …
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Picacho Peak, AZ., October 8, 2012

October 8th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Arizona | Photography - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_7502 Picacho Peak

My latest trip is from home to El Paso.  I decided to do this over a 2 days span in my Ford Expedition.  I left home Oct. 7.  I had to be in El Paso, TX the evening of Oct. 8 so I planned to stay overnight in Arizona. I was able to stay with an …
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Norwalk CA., September 8, 2012

October 8th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Fire Engines | Race Cars - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_7370  TT race car

This was a Saturday.  My son Aaron was filming a promotional video for LifeSaver Alkohol Stik®.  He invited me to watch him and shoot some stills. LifeSaver is owned by Ted Titmus.  At one time Ted was a professional race car driver.  The video was being shot with one of Ted’s racing cars as the …
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Over Mt. St. Helens, Wa., August 25, 2012

September 20th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Parks | Washington - (Comments Off)
1-IMG_7354 St Helens

I left Fairbanks, Alaska on a 1:30 am flight from Fairbanks to Seattle.  The flight was about 3 ½ hours and I got very little sleep. Almost everywhere I go requires 2 flight legs.  Sometimes there is an hour or less between flights.  The key is getting off the jet, finding your next flight on …
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Pioneer Park, Fairbanks, Alaska, August 18, 2012

September 18th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Buildings | Museums | Parks | Photography | Ships - (Comments Off)
3-IMG_7302 Nenana

After we got back from Denali (see my post prior to this one) it was only late afternoon.  That day the sun was up until 9:58 pm so light was no issue even though the sky was a little overcast. We decided to visit Pioneer Park, a large historic theme park in Fairbanks.  The park …
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3-IMG_7237 Denali @100mm

I was in Fairbanks, Alaska most of August.  I humped 3 lenses in my backpack the entire trip, but only got to use them on one of the days I was there.  Most of the time we were working so free time became a bit limited.  Only when it was a too late did I …
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U.S.S. Midway, July 21, 2012

July 27th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in Memorials | Museums | Ocean | War Birds - (Comments Off)
25-IMG_7160 F-8 Crusader

From Pt. Loma we drove the few miles to the U.S.S. Midway in San Diego Harbor.  The Midway was an aircraft carrier in the U.S. Navy.  It was commissioned Sep. 10, 1945, just missing WWII.  It was decommissioned April 11, 1992 having an active service life of about 46 ½ years. The ship was named …
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Pt. Loma, CA. July 21, 2012

July 26th, 2012 | Posted by Steve in National Monuments | Ocean | Photography - (Comments Off)
2-IMG_6981 Point Loma Coast

Pt. Loma, July 21, 2012 A couple of months ago my son Aaron arranged a photo outing with me for this day.  When Aaron and I get together for a photo outing the destination is usually decided that day or the day before.  Nothing was different this time.  I was leaving town for work the …
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