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Archive for January, 2014

January 20th, 2014 – Hummingbird at Rest

Hummingbird at Rest

Hummingbird at Rest

A captured moment of a hummingbird on a tree limb at rest. Taken in the hills about Los Angeles.

Hummingbirds are one of my favorite subjects to photograph. Setting aside their mythology, (such as the Aztec belief that they embody the souls of fallen warriors, and being honored by the Navajo alongside the wolves and mountain lions), they are simply beautiful and energetic creatures. The energetic aspect is part of the fun- they are fast, darting to and fro, rarely stopping for a moment. And their duels with each other, for food, mates, or apparently just because, adds to this frantic nature. All this means that photographers are challenged to find great shots of hummingbirds in the split seconds they can- which means it can be a game as well.

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January 13th, 2014 – Rising Above Laughlin

Rising Above Laughlin

Rising Above Laughlin

A view of the Mojave Power Station, a coal-fired power plant, a longtime landmark of the Laughlin (Nevada) & Bullhead City (Arizona) area. This photo was taken in 2010 with a Sony α100. However, it is no longer there; on March 11, 2011, almost 30 years to the day it was constructed, the 500-foot (150m) exhaust stack was demolished by explosives.

January 6th, 2014 – Merry New Year

Fireworks on the Colorado

Fireworks on the Colorado

Welcome to 2014!

How are you resolutions going? Or, did you make determinations? Either way, don’t stop- and if you did, (ALREADY?), start again! Don’t stop! Push into the new year and make it the best one you’ve had! GO GO GO!

And enjoy this frozen moment of fireworks – explosions of gunpowder and chemicals shot into the sky just for a moment of beauty – while you refocus on making 2014 ever grander than you planned…

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