2014 Favorites

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2014 Favorites

Creating a Top Ten photo list from 3,900 images in an interesting and challenging assignment. Later I will post more detailed descriptions of the finding the venue, camera info and post processing of each selection.

With my passion for aviation it is no surprise that I went to the airport to shoot airplanes taking off and landing at a small general aviation airport. The Stearman biplane shown above was a WWII trainer for both the Army Air Force and Navy and was the introductory aircraft for many pilots.

Below is an early morning landing at Fort Collins, Colorado. This is the time of day that I enjoy most for aircraft photo shoots. The soft light is horizontal to the airplane and rays light up the aircraft’s underside.

Early Morning Flight

Early Morning Flight

 

The draw of mountain scenery is almost on the same level as flying. Here are two of my favorites from both the western and eastern parts of the US. Jackson, Wyoming and the Teton Mountains are one of my most visited venues.

Spring Gulch Road, Jackson, Wyoming

Spring Gulch Road, Jackson, Wyoming

 

This was the first trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park for a fall photo shoot.

Cling mans Dome high in the Smoky Mountains

Cling mans Dome high in the Smoky Mountains

 

Local scenes are sometime overlooked when looking for interesting photographs. The “Keeper of the Plains” 30 foot cortex steel statue sits at the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas Rivers in downtown Wichita, Kansas.

Keeper of the Plains

Keeper of the Plains

 

Last spring a Canada Goose family’s goslings  grew up in a few short weeks and flew off on their own personal adventures.

Canada Goose Family Swimming In Lake

Canada Goose Family Outing

 

Super Sonic Orange Impatiens from Botanica Gardens, Wichita, Kansas

Super Sonic Orange Impatiens at Botanica

Super Sonic Orange Impatiens

 

The Arches at Belmont Place are at the entrance into a 100 year old Wichita, Kansas neighborhood.

The Arches at Belmont Place

The Arches at Belmont Place

 

On a knitting cruise at the event photographer I was drawn to ladies hands that expressed a story all their own on the experience and care they put into their handiwork.

Knitting Hands

Knitting Hands

 

When you come upon a unique shot and don’t have your heavy duty camera, what do you do? You whip out  your iPhone or other smart phone and shoot away. Later with Photoshop in post processing you create a something notable from atop the Colorado Front Range near Fort Collins, Colorado.

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

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