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Out Of Bounds (OOB) Photoshop technique

I came across a technique called “Out of Bounds” or OoB several years ago and I really liked the effect.  This can be achieved by using various post processing software programs, over the past couple years Adobe Photoshop have improved their tools that allows you to achieve this particular technique easier but make no mistake...

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Sierra Vista, Arizona Monsoon Lightning Storm

Here is a quick post of some lightning shots I took tonight during our seasonal monsoon storms in Arizona.  While Sierra Vista lacks the bigger cityscape’s such as Tucson or Phoenix that frames lighting shots nicely for dramatic vies, we do have mountains near by that offer a decent scene.  Our monsoon season has officially...

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Sierra Vista, Arizona 4th of July Fireworks 2012

Sierra Vista is where I currently live…. for now!  It’s a relatively small city adjacent to the US Army Base Ft. Huachuca in southeastern Arizona.  Every year the Sierra Vista Rotary Club puts on our annual fireworks show and this year was by far their best.  After a year absence, the celebration returned to Domingo...

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Riverfest in La Crosse and Amish country in 50+ images

    There are a ton of images I am going to share in this post but whoever said there has to be a limit, besides, the La Crosse area and Coulee Region have a lot to offer a photographer.  This past summer, my family and I traveled back to La Crosse, Wisconsin for vacation; my Dad...

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A different look at Bisbee, Arizona.

HDR image from Bisbee, Arizona

  One of the cool things about living in Sierra Vista, Arizona is the historic area we live in.  Just north of us we have Benson with Tombstone and the historic mining town of Bisbee to the east. Bisbee, Arizona was founded in 1880 with the explosion of mineral mining such as copper, silver and...

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December in the Huachuca Mountains: Sierra Vista, Arizona

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  Sierra Vista, Arizona woke up the morning of 14 December 2011 to see that the Huachuca Mountains received a pretty good dusting of snow down to approx. 5000ft.   We headed up to the 3 main areas, Ramsey Canyon, Carr Canyon and Miller Canyon to see what we could get.  Coronado Park officials had Ramsey...

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NASCAR Cup and Nationwide Practice/Qualifying, Las Vegas Motor Speedway Feb. 2010


  Recently I had an awesome weekend of shooting the NASCAR event in Las Vegas with Mark Rebilas and US Presswire.  I have admired Mark’s work for a couple years now and he and I have shared emails back and forth and we talked about the chance to become a student/intern; because of his schedule...

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Fairbank, Arizona

We spent a couple hours this afternoon in the Ghost Town of Fairbank, Arizona about 10 miles NE of Sierra Vista, Arizona and about 80 miles SE of Tucson, Arizona.  Maria has been here several times but this was my first trip and I was really impressed with how the Bureau of Land Management has...

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Turtle Island, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona

Here is a shot I took with my new Canon 400mm lens, it’s a fairly heavy piece and it’s never a good idea to hang that much glass off the end of your camera body, so I mounted it up to my Manfrotto Monopod.I am not used to using a monopod but found out quickly...

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