“…conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.”Abraham Lincoln. 11/19/1863
Apparently this has been the summer of travel and I’ve really got to work on the whole travel photography thing. I tend to overpack for any trip when it comes to my gear. About a third of my carry-on luggage was devoted to the overflow from my gear bag! Anyway, from NYC to LA (yep coast-to-coast) I got some decent images. Maybe it’s time to flip over to the whole mirrorless thing…
Bucket list item – henge road trip:
- Stonehenge (Witshire, England) – ✓
- Carhenge (Alliance, NE) – ✓
- Foamhenge (Natural Bridge, VA) – ✓
What’s next – suggestions?
I’m amazed that this is only our second day in the parks – we’ve done so much already this week and a great deal of it has nothing to do with Disney. Ya see, we’re selling our house and closing while we’re down here. Geez. Thank goodness we have a kick-ass realtor! Anyway, I’ve been itching to get up in the air to shoot some awesome photos, but I’m more than slightly concerned about the Disney no-fly zone. I’ve checked, and our hotel is outside the 3-mile radius, but still…ya know? And I’ve only taken my good equipment into the parks once – to Hollywood Studios for the fireworks. Didn’t get a really good angle, but still a great show. So most of my images have been with my GoPro, which isn’t a bad camera, but it won’t shoot RAW – BOO – anybody at GoPro reading this? 😉 And yes, Disney has now banned all selfie sticks. They even have pamphlets about it! BOO – anybody at Disney reading this? I can actually understand that rule, but I’m not the idiot who’d do something stupid with it. It’s everybody else :P.
So it’s time to start traveling with the aerial rig. I’m starting to think that my galleries are getting a little saturated with Winchester images (makes sense, right?). Anyway, I know this isn’t very far from me, but it’s a start. I recently shot some aerial footage for the town of Front Royal and, as always, I grabbed some stills while I was up there. Gonna see if I can snag a Disney panorama while we’re in Florida this year.
I’m committing to competing in the Challenge Williamsburg this Summer. I took an entire year off of racing and am itching to get back “in the saddle” so to speak. I think I might be done (won’t really say “never”) with pure bicycle racing for now, but need/want to stay fit. I think this is how I’ll do it. I was looking over the course maps and sure enough, this is where it starts!
This time last year I was at Hollywood Studios shooting a Marathon. I never made it back to the hat to get the night shot that I’ve always wanted. Guess I never will. Bummer.