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2 years, 10 months ago 11

No, I’m not saying I’ll never get on an airplane again, but I won’t unless it’s the only good way to get somewhere I need to go!  For the last 11 years I’ve had a love/hate relationship with commercial flying, mostly hate. I think flying usually means your having to leave home, where you would rather be, or coming home tired from a long arduous trip.  A lot of my friends say you must be sorry to see the Nikon Tech Rep life in your rear view mirror?  Not really.  I will miss the great people I’ve worked with, some of my customers, but I won’t miss the reports, and some of the events that I always dreaded.  I’ve been honored to be part of such a great team, but all things come to an end, eventually.

 

The end of one thing is the beginning of another, and change, while hard, is good.  I have tried very hard to live by one principle, whatever God wants, is what I want.  I believe God always has a plan, and it is for your good, and His glory.  If I can live a life that ends in those two conditions, I might even be o.k. with getting on another airplane, if that’s what He wants…..

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

2 years, 10 months ago 2

 

I will be on airplanes all day Monday so here is the entry!  Our last morning in Saratoga. CA, it was very overcast, which, for me, was an answer to prayer, I’ve seen nothing but deep blue skies for days, and frankly was sick of them, this morning, thankfully we had great light for close-ups!!!  The Oaks Lodge had beautiful plants all around the property so I spent my last morning enjoying some micro work with my buddies!

 

Hope you had a great weekend, I’ll be back Tuesday!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

 

2 years, 10 months ago 6

 

The Bio Comm group made a trip to Santa Cruz on Saturday to see the Woodies on the Wharf Festival at the Santa Cruz Wharf.  You know how much I love cars, from rusted ones at Old Car City, to these wonderfully restored Woodies!  It was a great afternoon looking at some really hard work by some fine car restorers!  We had a great time, as we always do, and I hope you enjoy these classics.  The light was less than perfect, but the Woodies were!

 

 

It was a thrill to see all these great restorations!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

2 years, 10 months ago 12

 

Visiting an old friend!  My workshop partner Jim Begley has always preferred the pro grade Nikons, the D3s, and D4.  He also borrowed my brand new consignment lens the 28-300 ( a long time ago ), and I never saw it again, now I know why!!!!  This is a big, heavy, but very versatile combination!  It isn’t a hiker’s combo unless you are a 30 year younger Schwartnagger!    It focuses very close, and is wonderful for machine gunning HDR images!  Now I’m not suggesting this secret weapon is why Jim shoots such gorgeous stuff, nope, but it hasn’t hurt him either.  I received one as a going away gift from Nikon and you can bet it will always be in my field kit!  The fact that it was arranged by my dear friend Bill Pekala, means even more!

 

 

It’s good to meet old friends, again!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Photo Note:  Nikon D4 sand 28-300 AF-S VR f 3.5-5.6  hand held at ISO 800.