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3 weeks, 2 days ago 12

 

 

Here is wishing  you and yours a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  I hope you are surrounding by family and friends,  (I am!!!),  and that  you will enjoy the remembrance of the wonderful country our forefathers left to us! I pray that we will all re-committ to maintaining the great country we are privileged to live in today.  A special thank you to all those that have served and protected us!  As I am surrounded by my entire family, I feel especially blessed!

 

May God continue to Bless our nation and may those that are called by His name seek His blessings!  Have a great weekend!

 

In Him,

 

the pilgrim

 

The bear was photographed at Katmai National Park & Preserve in Alaska, many years ago with film!

3 weeks, 6 days ago 19

 

 

I can’t remember getting more images in four days on any trip in a long time!

 

 

 

 

Here you go, Johnny!

 

 

Still more after some post processing!!!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

3 weeks, 6 days ago 12

 

 

When I was preparing to go out to Portland to meet Jack Graham and do the Oregon Coast workshop I was really excited to shoot his beautiful region that Jack knows so well!  I’ve shot the last before but I knew Jack would know the best spots, and he did!!!!  I packed three bodies and four lenses, the 50-140, the 18-135, the 10-24, and a 200mm Nikkor to get my 300 mm lens. After the first two days I had not taken anything out of the bag but the 18-135 which remained firmly attached to my X-T1 and a few times the X-T10.  I did use the 10-24 on a few occasions, but the rest, including the much lauded 50-140 were unused!!!!  Honestly, I could have shot the entire trip with the 18-135!  Only when I needed an extreme wide lens,  (inside the lighthouse, and some ferns on the forest floor) did I pull out the 10-24.

 

It was exceptionally liberating to have  a single camera and lens and produce such a great variety of work!  Because I have my X-T1 and=X-T10 set up to produce Velvia, Provia and monochrome with a red filter I also got a variety of images, some of which let me allow my inner “Jay Maisel” to surface! Even the close-up images were made with the 18-135 without any accessories!!!!  Thanks Mike!!  What fun, hope you enjoy these;

 

 

More later!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim

1 month ago 9

 

 

We’ve been in constant motion since the last post, and I wanted to show some of the last two days images before I collapse in the bed!!!!  We’ve been blessed with a  great group and well, you can see what the subject matter and light have been like!!!

 

 

 

 

The Coastal forest floor….

 

 

More later!

 

Blessings,

 

the pilgrim