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Happy Father’s Day

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 18, 2017 by lilybug1960

Happy Father’s Day.
 
Evelyn and I made it back to our beloved Bear Woods about 2 a.m. this morning. We left behind Wyoming, a state we feel is our second home at times. I look back on the trip and didn’t really get to shoot many images, or nearly the number of images I would normally have made, but I walk away with many memories of my first trip there with my Dad in 1976. I remember on that trip seeing a landscape for the first time. On this trip I spent time discovering, for me, the Shoshone National Forest and the Apsaroka Mountains. It was so quiet and untouched that it made me feel like that 15 year old wandering in the woods. A Dad can guide you and help to form the man you will become. My Dad guided me to love photography, and to love the land among many other things. All of my trips out there make me thing some 41 years back, but this one was special in my memories. Thank you Gunny for all of my life’s lessons and for introducing me to Wyoming.
 
Tamron SP 10-24mm Di-II VC HLD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f16, ISO 100, shutter speed of 4 seconds, Sirui N3204X tripod and K30X tripod, Sirui 3 stop Graduated Neutral Density filter and holder, MindShift Gear FirstLight 30L backpack, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronImageMaster, #TamronUSA, #SiruiUSA, #SiruiProfessional, #MIndShiftGear

Happy Father’s Day

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Photography Workshops, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 19, 2016 by lilybug1960

The Patriarch Tree 061716a copy

Happy Father’s Day.
 
The Patriarch Tree stands tall and strong in the valley below the Tetons. I visited it for the first time back in the early 90’s. It is a thousand year old Bristlecone Pine tree that had been struck by lightning at some point. The group we took out on Friday was less than enthusiastic at the idea of hiking to see a tree, but once we got to the tree, the light in their eyes was fantastic. How does this tie in with Father’s Day? The tree is named “The Patriarch” because it stands tall and strong alone with smaller trees nearby but to me it is the one that stands tallest and truest above all the others. My father took me to the Tetons in 1976, and although we didn’t visit the tree, my future journeys there would. I can never go to the tree without thinking of my first visit to the Tetons. I look and see the camera in my hand and the mountains around me, and I give thanks to my Dad who made my life’s vision possible so many years ago. My Dad, has not been to the tree, but I would love to take him there. Thank you Dad for not only being a Father but a provider of visions and dreams.
 
Tamron 16-300mm Di-II VC PZD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f5, 1/800th of a second, ISO 100, handheld utilizing the VC feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom CC. #WithMyTamron

Happy Father’s Day

Posted in Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 21, 2015 by lilybug1960

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all dads out there but especially mine. You watched me as I chose a path, but were there for me when it was the wrong one. You did your best to right my way. You encouraged me to explore the world and my passion. You showed me how to chase that passion and did your best to support it. I saw the pride in your face when we met at my graduation from Parris Island, no words could have spoken better your expression. You know my stubborn will is another part of you and have accepted it. Thank you for being the light I have needed to help guide me through each and every dark path, and as well the bright ones. Thank you Gunny, Happy Father’s Day.

Dad 1954