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2 weeks, 2 days ago 4

In the morning I get to fly home, my favorite location, and I do get to go to some great places!  In the last four weeks I’ve shot fall leaves in Brown County Indiana, with Jim and Sue Haverstock, fall color and coastal scenes in Acadia N.P. with Jack Graham, my home park, the Great Smoky Mountains with Jim Begley and “Snake” Barrett, and now I’ve just finished a workshop at Nelson Ghost Town in Nevada with Jack Graham, again!!!!!!!  For the last two days I’ve worked with the great KelbyOne Video Team of  Brandon Ford (above left) and Juan Alfonso (above right), what a great crew and two really nice guys!    I have such a great time with these guys and all the folks on this list, not to mention wonderful attendees at the workshops!  I’m a blessed man for sure!!!  Getting to spend time with such great folks enriches my life!!!!  I can only hope I reciprocate even a little!!!

 

That’s all great, but I had a extra special surprise today when we finished the last taping of my upcoming KelbyOne Class on Americana Extractions at Nelson Ghost Town!  Leaving the barn where we had taped the last sessions, a lady was waiting and introduced herself as a KelbyOne member, and a fan of my classes.  She was a really nice lady and we had a good visit.  The last thing I expected was to have someone in the Nevada desert to walk up and say I know who you are, and love your classes!  It was such a nice surprise, and much appreciated!   Below we had our picture made together, she had a great husband and two other very nice friends!

 

 

I was thinking, driving back to Las Vegas, after meeting Byron and her friends how much it means to me to hear from people that they are benefiting from my teaching, and eBooks.  I love to teach and I owe it to those that mentored me to do what I can to pass it on.  You often wonder if your efforts help as much as you hope they do, Byron’s kind words re-enforce my desire to continue my efforts!!  Thanks Byron!

 

Tomorrow I get to go spend time with my favorite person, Sherelene!!  This has been a long four weeks and I am looking forward to throwing another log on the fire wit her!  It’s suppose to snow this weekend!!  A fire in the fireplace, cuddling Sherelene, some college football, and a getting started on my new eBooks, could life be any better!!!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

2 weeks, 4 days ago 4

 

I just finished my workshop with Jack Graham in Nelson and on the last day Paul Janusz asked me what I thought of a shot he had made!  I told him it was the best image I’d seen that week including anything I had shot!!!!  I asked his permission to steal the shot, adding I was going to anyway!!!  I don’t like duplicating a shot found by someone else, but this image hit me so hard I had to try to make it myself.  This was a great workshop, with a nice group of people, it was really a pleasure to be with Ted Thelin again, and Joe, and Tom, Paul, shoot the whole gang!!!!!  I love to go out and teach and shoot and just be out there, but most of all it’s the people that make it such a great experience, thanks folks for a great week!  …….and Paul, sorry but your shot was so theft worthy!!!!!  Mentioned you in my new Kelby Class this morning!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Can’t believe I walked right past his shot!!!!!

2 weeks, 4 days ago 2

 

The early history of Las Vegas is on display at the Neon Museum!  We booked a special arrangement for our group last night at the museum and were able to shoot after dark when they lit up the signs, it was great!  We are already planning a return trip next year to both Nelson and the Neon Museum with Jack Graham!  Here is some of last nights images!

 

 


 

I had the most fun shooting individual letters so I could make arrangements for my grandchildren below is an example!

 

 

I was a “D” short to do Cassidy, going after than tonight!!!!!  Got it!!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

…….and that is my six grandchildren in lights!!!!

 

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

 

Yep,  all Fuji XT-1 and 18-135!

3 weeks ago 11

 

Another day in Nelson and the highlight was the remarkable light!  Our troops are turning out a lot of great images in this Disney World of Americana subject matter!  The best light has been from one hour before sunrise to about 30 minutes after.  Here are some of my images from today’s two trips out to Nelson.

 

 

 

If you’ve never been to Nelson, the next trip to Vegas drop by, you will love it!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim