Snapshot Saturday: Almost Forest

Welcome to another Snapshot Saturday. I have many photos to feature on these Saturdays and these are just the ones I think are the best. There are so many more photos beyond that which are still good. But I don’t think they’re as amazing as the ones I’m featuring first. Also, over the next year, I’m sure I’ll take many more photos and have even more to add to my best shots. It’s a fun relaxing hobby. Don’t forget to visit the Photography Page to see more of my photos.

Almost Forest. Mar 2020. f/10. 1/200. 35mm.

This photos is a set of palm trees in Tucson, AZ on the campus of The University of Arizona. As you can see, I used the grayscale feature on my Canon Rebel T7i camera. I used the standard 18mm-55mm lens that came with the camera at purchase. It was a nice relaxing day just before quarantine started in 2020. It would be another couple days before all my scheduled work would be canceled until early May. Good times. This is one of my favorite shots because of the repetition of the palm trees. It’s as if they were planted to be viewed from this angle.

Snapshot Saturday: 8th Street

Welcome to the first Snapshot Saturday. I will share different photos I’ve taken over the years. I consider myself an amateur photographer. It’s more of a hobby right now, but I wouldn’t be against doing this for a living. It’ll be a long time before I choose to focus on that full-time. You can also see some of these photos and many others on my Photography Page. That page will change in the near future as I’m still getting watermarks on all my newer photos. Some of my older ones will remain as they are and I won’t be sharing them on these Saturday posts.

8th Street. Dec 2019. f/5. 1/200. 140mm

This photo is a street sign in a neighborhood where I used to live in Tucson, AZ. Not all the street signs in Tucson look this cool. I was fortunate to have clear skies when I took the photo making for an excellent solid color background. I used a Canon 75mm-300mm telephoto lens. I don’t currently have any photos for sale, but if you’re interested in this photo, please send me a message by going to the Contact Page.

What’s New Wednesday: January 6

We are rolling in hot to the new year. And that means there are new writing goals as well. I hope to have a couple more serialized short stories in the future but no news in that area for the moment. Poetry posts will be a little different this month and part of next month. You probably noticed yesterday’s poetry post titled “The Tales of Enderas.” This is a poem series I wrote many years ago and the remaining Monday and Tuesday posts will be part of this series. I don’t have many poem series so this is fun for me. Perhaps it will inspire more of these. Also, I began writing  fiction for this same series using the poems to help outline my ideas. I may revisit this story and eventually post it on my blog.

Also, starting at the end of the month, I’m changing my Saturday posts. January 30 will begin the new segment Snapshot Saturday. I’ll share one or two photos I’ve taken and maybe describe each one. I’m finally taking some pride in my amateur photography. I have hundreds of photos to share as well. This will be an exciting new addition to the blog. I’m excited. Are you excited? I’m excited. For now, everything else is business as usual. There are two more installments of the “Yuletide Aviary” story so don’t miss those. Let me know how you feel about some of these new additions to the blog.