Friday, October 27, 2017

Notes From the Road

Made it back down from the mountain village, where the air was cool and crisp. Lots of good shooting, not much time to process or post. Thought I would leave you with a pagoda for your thoughts. More when I am back States-side. Until then, here is the sun and moon pagoda, as seen at night.

Until next time...

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Notes From the Road

No picture today, as I am on the road and can't upload right now. I did want to post some notes from the road, so here goes.

Travel to and first day notes 

The flights...the flights...what can I say about the flights? It's hard sitting your butt down in one place for twelve hours at one time, really it is. On the whole, the experience was not so bad. The flight to Seattle was cramped, as I expected it to be, with Seattle and Austin both being high tech hubs. It was packed in there pretty good and we had a smaller older plane. Bah. I hate that. Everybody should get a new plane. Like Oprah. "New plane for you! New plane for you! Everybody gets a new plane!" 

You know the feeling when you can't quite get comfortable? Yeah, it felt like that. But it's a short four hour flight compared to the long hauls so not too bad. Once in Seattle, I had to change terminals two times. This is not hard. The airport is relatively easy to navigate. I made my way to terminal S which is the terminal that has customs and is used for international flights. It's like little China in there. They ran the announcements in Chinese and English. Starting to feel a bit closer now to my destination. Then it was time to board the big bird. Luckily, I had a Dreamliner which offers up a comfortable flight. I had an aisle seat so I could stick my legs out. 

More to come as I can....

Until next time...

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Odds, Ends, and Opportunities

A couple of odds and ends for today. For starters, I found out I was nominated for a 2017 Black and White Spider Award. You can see the gallery of entries here: I really love the Spider awards because the work is usually top quality. This really is the best of black and white photography so I would encourage you to have a look and even spend some quality time with this site. It's wonderful.

Next up, a couple of opportunities for you:
I think that should be a good enough hint as to where I'm at over the next couple of weeks. Safe travels and good light!

Until next time...

PS This one taken with the 5DS and the 100mm macro lens. The place I'm going is actually pictured on that 20 Yuan bank note. 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Opportunity Weekend - October 13th

Happy Friday the 13th! Are you ready for some superstitious opportunities? Here goes:
 While it's not 13 entries it should be enough to get you started on this wonderful Friday the 13th. Good luck!

Until next time...

Friday, October 06, 2017

Opportunity Weekend - October 6th

A girl peeks out a window frame in the J Lorraine Ghost Town of Manor, Texas
Let's take a peek at some opportunities for you this weekend, shall we? Here are some things you might want to check out:
Best of luck getting your work out there and getting after it.

Until next time...

PS This one taken at the Austin area ghost town, Canon 5DS with the walkabout lens.