Evan Gearing Photography: Blog https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Evan Gearing Photography (Evan Gearing Photography) Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:12:00 GMT Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:12:00 GMT https://www.evangearingphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u85876372-o129469839-50.jpg Evan Gearing Photography: Blog https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog 120 80 White Winged Dove https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/6/white-winged-dove On December 27th of last year I ordered a new telephoto lens to go with my kit.  It FINALLY arrived about 2 weeks ago! I guess the delay was due to COVID and goodness knows what else.  At least it wasn't the ransomware attack that Fujifilm had.  Anyway, I have been playing with it in the backyard trying to get shots of various birds and captured this white winged dove yesterday just as it was unfolding its wings.  Turned out pretty well and I must say the lens is pretty sharp zoomed all the way.  I think I'll keep it!

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White Winged DoveWhite Winged DoveTaken in backyard in Georgetown, TX. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) animal bird fowl georgetown texas white winged dove wildlife https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/6/white-winged-dove Mon, 07 Jun 2021 13:12:06 GMT
Happy (?) Memorial Day https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/memorial-day Memorial Day for me is always one of those holidays that brings on mixed emotions.  Some people I know will wish a "Happy Memorial Day!" but that seems weird.  Sure I'll be happy to get that extra day off from work, gather with family and friends to enjoy the "unofficial start of Summer" and be thankful for the sacrifices of those who helped preserve this country.  The latter is where I have the weird feelings.  Those who sacrificed their lives so that we can live free is worth honoring, but to me the word “happy” doesn’t come to mind. I supposed we should be happy, but not the kind of happy as in, "Let's throw a party because these people died!" kind of happy.  No, I guess we should be happy in a grateful sort of "Thank goodness there were people willing to do this so we can be free, and there are people now willing to give the ultimate so we still can be." sort of happy.  Does that make sense?  We should celebrate, but we should also remember those who died for our country and maybe be a little solemn as we recognize their ultimate sacrifice.  Have a great weekend, but please remember those who gave all to keep us happy.

The photo below is from a trip we took to Washington DC 11 years ago.  We took a tour of Arlington National Memorial Cemetery and this marker stood out for obvious reasons.  From https://www.cia.gov/legacy/museum/artifact/william-j-donovans-medal-of-honor/:

General Donovan was the most highly decorated American officer of World War I.  He received our nation’s top four medals, including this Medal of Honor for action in France in 1918.  Donovan, who was a lieutenant colonel at the time, stood in front of his men with his rank showing and shouted, “Men – If they can’t hit me, they can’t hit you!”  With that, Donovan led his men to take the German position. He was eventually wounded in the leg but refused to be evacuated from the battlefield until his men and their position were secure.

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William J DonovanWilliam J DonovanMedal of Honor recipient interred at Arlington National Cemetery in Wash DC.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arlington national memorial cemetery grave marker medal of honor MOH recipient Washington Washington DC william j donovan https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/memorial-day Tue, 25 May 2021 19:40:12 GMT
Sun Over Fightingtown Creek https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/sun-over-fightingtown-creek This was the scene behind our vacation rental near McCaysville, Georgia last year.  It was so relaxing and serene, except for our last day there.  It rained all night before we left and the creek was probably 2-3 feet higher and raging!  Otherwise, what a nice place to be!

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Fightingtown CreekFightingtown CreekTaken just outside our vacation rental in GA.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) blue ridge mountains creek fightingtown creek flowing forest GA georgia nature river stream sun sunrise sunset trees water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/sun-over-fightingtown-creek Fri, 21 May 2021 12:24:48 GMT
The Best Knight in History https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/the-best-knight-in-history So, I’ve been nerding out on medieval history of England recently and I just read about William the Marshal. Apparently he was the best knight in the history of England and maybe the world.  There is a lot of information of him out there if you “duck duck go” him, but the stat I find most fascinating about him is that he bested over 500 opponents in tournaments such as jousting and melees during his lifetime. And, according to Thomas B. Costain's book, "The Magnificent Century", William the Marshal had no losses in those tournaments. Amazing! William the Marshal was very revered as a warfighter and as a counselor to various monarchs during his lifetime. Quite an amazing man.  He died on this day 802 years ago in Berkshire, near Reading, England.  I was stationed near there during my days in the Air Force.  Had I not been busy drinking pints in the pubs, I might've been fascinated by this in those days.  Then again, maybe not... ;-)

I tried to find a picture that is kind of related to that time and the best I can come up with is this shot of some turrets from Casa Loma in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Looks medieval, right?

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Casa Loma Casa Loma Tower 01Tower and turret from Casa Loma Castle in Toronto, ON, CA.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white canada casa loma castle ontario toronto towers turrets https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/the-best-knight-in-history Sat, 15 May 2021 02:39:23 GMT
Toronto Skyline 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/toronto-skyline-02 This is a shot of the Toronto skyline I took during a boat tour.  It was a fun visit and we saw some cool stuff while we were there.  You can get some fantastic views from the top of the CN Tower and then catch a Blue Jays baseball game at the Rogers Center next door. If I remember correctly, that stadium was the first in the majors to have a retractable roof.

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Toronto Skyline 02Toronto Skyline 02Taken in Toronto, Ontario, CA.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white blue jays canada cityscape CN Tower major league baseball mlb ontario Rogers Center skyline Toronto https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/5/toronto-skyline-02 Mon, 10 May 2021 16:32:27 GMT
Drinkers at the Whiskey Star Smokehouse https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/3/drinkers-at-the-whiskey-star-smokehouse While walking down Main St in Breckenridge around the time of my Blue Stag Saloon photo, we stumbled across another interesting place called the Whiskey Star Smokehouse.  I took a couple of pictures before I realized these two old guys were in the shot and they were more than happy to pose for me for one more shot.  Gee, I wonder why?  Whiskey perhaps?  They were great!  And I guess I shouldn't call them old, they are probably my age!  Yeesh!  I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Drinking at the Whiskey Star SmokehouseDrinking at the Whiskey Star SmokehouseTaken on Main St in Breckenridge, CO.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) breckenridge co colorado snow trees whiskey star smokehouse winter https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/3/drinkers-at-the-whiskey-star-smokehouse Fri, 12 Mar 2021 14:12:29 GMT
Blue Stag Saloon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/2/blue-stag-saloon We took our bi-annual ski trip to Breckenridge, CO last week and during one of our walks downtown for dinner, we saw this fun looking place.  We didn't go in, but I think maybe the woman with the baby at the front door wishes she was inside.  I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by. Blue Stag SaloonBlue Stag SaloonTaken in Breckenridge, CO. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) blue stag saloon breckenridge co colorado snow trees winter https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2021/2/blue-stag-saloon Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:57:26 GMT
Georgia Falls https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/10/georgia-falls Last month we took a much needed vacation to the mountains of north Georgia, just near the Tennessee border.  It's very beautiful country up there.  Who knew?  Plus there are quite a number of incredible waterfalls in that area.  We visited several of them.  To get to them you have to hike various distances once you park the car so I decided not to take my tripod.  However, I could have used a platypod once we got to where we were going.  Guess what's on my Christmas list?  Anyway, I tried my best to get some shots of some streams and waterfalls handheld and slowed the shutter as much as I could to get that sense of motion in the water.  I got a couple of keepers and this is the first.  I think I took this one near Anna Ruby Falls as we were heading back.

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Georgia FallsGeorgia FallsTaken near Anna Ruby Falls in Georgia.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) anna ruby falls creek falls georgia river rocks stream water waterfall waterfalls https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/10/georgia-falls Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:56:35 GMT
Estes Park Aspens https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/9/estes-park-aspens It's hard to believe I haven't posted anything since April!  I gotta admit, I haven't gone out to get any new content for this blog, but that will change soon.  In the meantime, as fall approaches, I thought I should post something that looks like fall.  These are some aspen trees we saw when visiting Estes Park, Colorado about 7-8 years ago!  They remind me of birch trees I used to see growing up in Michigan.  Anyway, love fall and can't wait for cooler temps!

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Estes Park AspensEstes Park AspensTaken in Estes Park, CO, USA.   To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) aspens autumn colorado Estes Park fall leaves mountains outdoor sky travel trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/9/estes-park-aspens Mon, 14 Sep 2020 13:17:40 GMT
Rainy St Louis https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/4/rainy-st-louis The day we went up into the Gateway Arch in St Louis was pretty ugly.  It was rainy and nasty, but you could still see a lot of the city.  To me, this photo sort of epitomizes what's going on in the country right now with this coronavirus thing.  No sports and an utter sense of gloom.  However, I know we will make it out of this and I hope it is soon!

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Rainy St LouisRainy St LouisA rainy day in St Louis as seen from the top of the Gateway Arch.   To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) Busch Stadium courthouse Missouri MO Old Courthouse Saint louis St Louis St Louis Cardinals stadium https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/4/rainy-st-louis Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:30:52 GMT
Train Car Bar https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/train-car-bar We stopped into the Taylor Station Bar in Taylor, TX during the first annual Stomp-N-Holler a couple of years back and the bar was made up like a train car.  It was pretty cool.  For those of you who have never been, Taylor has a big train yard there and it appears they are quite proud of it.  I have also take some pics of trains there when I first started this little hobby of mine.  You can see them in my Texas gallery here on the site.

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Train Car BarTrain Car BarI took this picture during our visit to the 1st annual Stomp N Holler Festival in Tayor, TX. I have no idea if tha bar exists anymore, but I thought the bar that looked like a train car was a cool idea!   To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bar car taylor Taylor Station Bar texas train train car https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/train-car-bar Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:58:54 GMT
US Capitol BW https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/us-capitol-bw I took this 10 years ago, but just recently reprocessed into black and white.  I think it looks better than it did previously.  Not trying to make any political statements or anything like that, especially with what is going on currently. I just thought it turned out nice and wanted to post it. Please don't troll. :-)

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US Capitol BWUS Capitol BWTaken in Washington DC.   To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) Capital Hill Capitol Hill district of columbia United States Capitol United States Congress United States House of Representatives United States Senate US Congress US House of Representatives US Senate washington washington dc https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/us-capitol-bw Wed, 25 Mar 2020 18:55:36 GMT
Inside The Painted Church https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/inside-the-painted-church When we went to Hawaii a couple of years ago, we stayed near the St Benedict's Catholic Church, aka "The Painted Church". The priest who founded it thought that painting biblical parables inside the church was a great way of getting the message out to those who couldn't read.  At least that's what I remember.  One thing I didn't remember was the cat you can see in one of the pews.  Just noticed it when processing this.  (I posted one similar to this previously, but that was a panorama and had much more distortion in it.  I think I like this one a tad better.)

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Painted Church 02Painted Church 02Inside the Painted Church in the town of Captain Cook on the big Island of Hawaii.   To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) altar captain cook chapel church hawaii painted church pew pews st benedict's roman catholic church the big island https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/inside-the-painted-church Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:27:26 GMT
Catalina Golden Boy https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/catalina-golden-boy During these trying times, Eileen and I decided to quarantine ourselves onboard our ship, "Golden Boy II" in Avalon Bay at Santa Catalina Island off the coast of California and ready to depart at a moment's notice once the zombies make it there.  We can still be reached via the normal channels. :-)

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Catalina Golden BoyCatalina Golden BoyTaken in Avalon at Catalina Island, California.   To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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Deadwood in the Grand Canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/deadwood-in-the-grand-canyon Here is a view of the Grand Canyon as seen from the south rim.  Eileen and I visited there back in Oct of 2017.  What a huge hole in the ground!

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  Deadwood in the Grand CanyonDeadwood in the Grand CanyonTaken on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az black and white dead dead tree deadwood grand canyon monochrome https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/3/deadwood-in-the-grand-canyon Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:14:34 GMT
Mean Streets of Georgetown https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/1/mean-streets-of-georgetown This is a view of some of the shops around the square in Georgetown.

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  Austin Ave Shops 03Austin Ave Shops 03Taken on the square in Georgetown, TX.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) austin ave county seat Georgetown shopping shops square Texas town town square TX williamson county https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2020/1/mean-streets-of-georgetown Sat, 11 Jan 2020 08:52:21 GMT
Merry Christmas! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/merry-christmas Merry Christmas!  We wish you the best this holiday season.

This is the "ski tree" from downtown Telluride, CO.  Yes, it's a tree made of snow skis!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

  Telluride Ski TreeTelluride Ski TreeThe "ski tree" in downtown Telluride, CO.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) christmas christmas decorations christmas lights christmas tree colorado festive night sign ski tree square telluride telluride co town square tree https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/merry-christmas Tue, 24 Dec 2019 12:59:56 GMT
Sitting on the Square https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/sitting-on-the-square I'm not sure, but I think this might be the first time Georgetown put up this sign on the grounds of the Williamson County Courthouse.  The wind was blowing a little so it's slightly blurry, but you can still pretty much see what it says, plus I tried to frame the folks sitting on the bench with it. I don't think they realized they were getting their picture taken because the wide angle lens was pointing more towards the courthouse.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

  Sitting On The SquareSitting On The SquareTaken on the square in Georgetown, TX.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bench christmas christmas decorations christmas lights couple courthouse festive georgetown georgetown tx night sign square texas town square williamson county courthouse https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/sitting-on-the-square Mon, 23 Dec 2019 13:20:40 GMT
Gumbos and Kids https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/gumbos-and-kids Right on the square in Georgetown is a restaurant called Gumbos and next to it is a toy store called All Things Kids.  Everything is decked out so nice for the holidays and the square gets rather busy this time of year as people in cars stream by looking for places to park.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

  Gumbos KidsGumbos KidsTaken on the square in Georgetown, TX.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) all things kids christmas christmas decorations christmas lights christmas tree georgetown georgetown tx gumbos streaks texas https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/gumbos-and-kids Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:20:08 GMT
Williamson County Courthouse Christmas 2019 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/williamson-county-courthouse-christmas-2019 Every year, Georgetown decorates the Williamson County Courthouse as well as the rest of the town square so beautifully. It really is well done.  I try to get there every year to get some shots and they usually end up the same, but I like them nevertheless.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

  Williamson County Courthouse Xmas 01Courthouse Xmas 01The Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown, Texas decorated for Christmas the night before the Christmas Stroll.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) christmas christmas lights christmas tree decorations" georgetown tx sunset texas williamson county courthouse https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/12/williamson-county-courthouse-christmas-2019 Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:36:56 GMT
Wild Goose Island https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/10/wild-goose-island One of the first sites you can see as you drive Going To The Sun Road from East Glacier is St Mary Lake with Wild Goose Island.  Apparently the island is featured in the beginning of the movie The Shining (Stanley Kubrik version), but I honestly don't remember.   ;-)

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  Wild Goose Island as it sits in St Mary Lake in Glacier National Park.Wild Goose Island in BWWild Goose Island as it sits in St Mary Lake in Glacier National Park.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) autumn fall glacier national Park going to the sun road montana mountains mt saint mary lake st mary lake trees valley wild goose island https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/10/wild-goose-island Wed, 09 Oct 2019 19:47:40 GMT
View from Logan Pass Visitor Center Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/10/view-from-logan-pass-visitor-center-pano Since the middle of Going to The Sun Road was closed, the furthest in you could get into the park from the East Glacier entrance was the Logan Pass Visitor Center.  This is the view from the parking lot and you can see Going To The Sun Road wind around the mountain on the left.

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  Valley Below Logan Pass Visitor Center.Logan Pass Pano 01View of valley below Logan Pass Visitor Center at Glacier National Park. Observe Going To The Sun Road on left.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) autumn fall glacier national Park going to the sun road logan pass visitor center mountains pano panorama trees valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/10/view-from-logan-pass-visitor-center-pano Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:18:32 GMT
Rising Wolf Mountain over Two Medicine Lake https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/10/rising-wolf-mountain-over-two-medicine-lake Eileen and I took a trip to Glacier National Park in Montana last week and some of the views were incredible!  Unfortunately, the famous Going To The Sun Road was closed in the middle.  Therefore we ended up going into the park via the West Glacier entrance, going in as far as we could which was to Avalanche Campground, then double back out of the park and drive around the south side to the East Glacier entrance and go in as far as we could - to Logan Pass Visitor Center.  The reason the road was closed is because at the end of the season the park needs to do maintenance on it and they have to get it completed before the snow flies, which it did just after we left.

 

Anyway, this is a shot of Rising Wolf Mountain over Two Medicine Lake.  This is one of the first places you stop and see when driving in from the East Glacier entrance. You can't tell in the photo, but the wind was blowing very hard that day (I guess you can tell a little from the white caps on the lake) and there was a little rain coming down.

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  Rising Wolf Mountain overlooking Two Medicine Lake.Tree and Mountain01First shot from Glacier National Park, Montana. This is Rising wolf Mountain overlooking Two Medicine Lake.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) autumn fall glacier national Park medicine" montana mountain mt rising wolf mountain rocks trees two two medicine lake water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/10/rising-wolf-mountain-over-two-medicine-lake Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:11:58 GMT
Cleveland Indians https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/9/cleveland-indians Here are some shots of a few of the stars of the Cleveland Indians that I took while watching them play the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium.

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Kipnis At BatKipnis At BatJason Kipnis of the Cleveland Indians at bat just before hitting a grand slam in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 27th, 2019. Indians won 9-1. Jason Kipnis Lindor SwingsLindor SwingsFrancisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians swings for a hit in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 27th, 2019. Indians won 9-1. Francisco Lindor Clevinger PitchesClevinger PitchesMike Clevinger of the Cleveland Indians pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on July 27th, 2019. Indians won 9-1. Mike Clevinger

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(Evan Gearing Photography) cleveland indians Francisco Lindor Jason Kipnis Kansas City kansas city royals kauffman stadium major league baseball Mike Clevinger Missouri mlb MO pano panorama sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/9/cleveland-indians Wed, 04 Sep 2019 16:24:51 GMT
Kauffman Stadium From Above https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kauffman-stadium-from-above This is a shot of the inside of Kauffman Stadium - home of the Kansas City Royals -  from the upper deck behind home plate just before sunset.  The Royals played the Cleveland Indians and the Indians won 9-1.

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Kauffman Stadium 01Kauffman Stadium 01Taken during the Indians v Royals game on July 27th. 2019. Indians won, 9-1. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) cleveland indians Kansas City kansas city royals kauffman stadium major league baseball Missouri mlb MO pano panorama sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kauffman-stadium-from-above Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:17:44 GMT
Kauffman Stadium Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kauffman-stadium-pano Last weekend we went to Kansas City for a family reunion of sorts and to catch an Indians v Royals baseball game at Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals.  This is a two-shot pano from our seats as the sun was setting.

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Kauffman Stadium Pano 01Kauffman Stadium Pano 01Taken during the Indians v Royals game on July 27th. 2019. Indians won, 9-1. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) cleveland indians Kansas City kansas city royals kauffman stadium major league baseball Missouri mlb MO pano panorama sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/8/kauffman-stadium-pano Sun, 04 Aug 2019 14:11:29 GMT
Correa Walk-Off Against Red Sox https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/7/correa-walk-off-against-red-sox It was the bottom of the ninth with the bases loaded and Carlos Correa of the Astros got a base hit that scored Aledmys Diaz for the winning run.  Astros beat the Red Sox 4-3 on May 25th, 2019.  The first shot show Correa's actual hit with Diaz at third, ready to run home and the second shot shows Correa getting mobbed by his teammates near first base after the heroic hit.  Some of those teammates in the second shot include Gerritt Cole, Justin Verlander, Aledmys Diaz, Josh Reddick, Michael Brantley, Robinson Chirinos, Yuli Gurriel, Jake Marisnick and Tony Kemp among others.

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by.

Correa Wins ItCorrea Wins ItCorrea singles to score Aledmys Diaz with bases loaded int he bottom of the 9th as the Astros beat the Boston Red Sox 4-3 at Minute Mad Park on May 25th, 2019.

Astros Win - CorreaAstros Win - CorreaThe Houston Astros mob Carlos Correa as they celebrate his walk-off single with bases loaded to beat the Red Sox 4-3 at Minute Maid Park in Houston on May 25th, 2019. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) astros boston boston red sox brad peacock david price houston houston astros major league baseball minute maid park mlb texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/7/correa-walk-off-against-red-sox Tue, 16 Jul 2019 12:25:06 GMT
Astros and Red Sox Pitchers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/7/astros-and-red-sox-pitchers Here are the starting pitchers from the game we went to back on Memorial Day weekend.  Brad Peacock is the Astros pitcher and David Price pitched for the Sox.  Price left after 2 outs in the first inning with "flu-like symptoms."  Astros won via a walk-off hit from Carlos Correa 4-3.  (I'll post a couple of pics from that moment soon.)

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by.

Peacock PitchesPeacock PitchesBrad Peacock of the Houston Astro pitches during the Red Sox v Astros game at Minute Maid Park on May 25th, 2019. Astros won 4-3. Price PitchesPrice PitchesDavid Price of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park on May 25th, 2019. Astros won 4-3. Price left the game with 2 outs in the first inning due to "flu-like symptoms." To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) astros boston boston red sox brad peacock david price houston houston astros major league baseball minute maid park mlb texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/7/astros-and-red-sox-pitchers Fri, 12 Jul 2019 14:40:20 GMT
Bregman Swings https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/6/bregman-swings Alex Bregman fouls off pitch in first inning of Red Sox v Astros game in Houston on May 25th, 2019. Astros won by score of 4-3 by walk-off single with bases loaded by Carlos Correa.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Bregman SwingsBregman SwingsAlex Bregman fouls off pitch in first inning of Red Sox v Astros game in Houston on May 25th, 2019. Astros won by score of 4-3 by walk-off single with bases loaded by Carlos Correa. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) alex bregman astros boston boston red sox houston houston astros major league baseball minute maid park mlb texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/6/bregman-swings Sun, 23 Jun 2019 13:59:04 GMT
Mookie In Minute Maid Park https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/6/mookie-in-minute-maid-park Over Memorial Day weekend, Eileen and I took in an Astros game against the World Series defending champs Boston Red Sox.  This is a wide shot of Minute Maid Park from the club level behind home plate with Mookie Betts of the Red Sox at bat.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Mookie SwingsMookie SwingsMookie Betts swings at a pitch during the Red Sox v Astros game at Minute Maid Park on May 25th, 2019. Astros won 4-3. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) astros boston boston red sox houston houston astros major league baseball minute maid park mlb texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/6/mookie-in-minute-maid-park Wed, 19 Jun 2019 19:13:58 GMT
Caldwell County Courthouse BW https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/5/caldwell-county-courthouse-bw Last weekend I went out to Lockhart, TX and took a few photos around the town squareLockhart is the county seat of Caldwell County and as such - like many Texas towns - the middle of the town square has the county courthouse.  The Caldwell County Courthouse is rather picturesque and has this Victorian-style look to it, at least to me anyway.  My theory is that any house or structure that has this Victorian look to it is haunted.  I wonder how many ghosts are in this baby?

Here's more info about the courthouse from Wikipedia (so it must be true. ;-)).

The Caldwell County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located in Lockhart, Texas, United States.[2][3] The courthouse was built in 1894 to replace the existing courthouse, which was too small for the growing county. The courthouse was designated a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark in 1976 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing property of the Caldwell County Courthouse Historic District on January 3, 1978.[4]

The courthouse was built in the Second Empire architectural style, with the design often attributed to Alfred Giles; however, recent research indicates the building was designed by Henry E.M. Guidon, who eventually became partners with Giles.[5] The courthouse is nearly identical to the courthouse in Goliad County, Texas, as it was built from the same Guidon plans.

The exterior has been featured in the films What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Waiting for Guffman (1996).

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Caldwell County Courthouse BW 01Caldwell County Courthouse BW 01Taken on the town square in Lockhart, TX. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) architecture black and white caldwell county caldwell county courthouse lockhart second empire split-tone texas tx victorian https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/5/caldwell-county-courthouse-bw Sun, 19 May 2019 13:53:45 GMT
Skylab Trainer https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/skylab-trainer Here is what astronauts trained in for missions to Skylab, the orbiting space station NASA had back in the 1970s.  This shot is comprised of 9 photos: it is a panorama of three 3 ae-bracketed handheld exposures spaced from -2 to +2 EV.  I processed it using Lightroom's relatively new HDR Panorama photo merge tech and it turned out better than I expected!.  Handy thing that!

Here is more info on the Skylab trainer from Space Center Houston:

America’s first space station was huge. It was so big that the actual trainer used by astronauts to prepare for life aboard Skylab couldn’t be brought into Space Center Houston. Space Center Houston had to be built around the trainer.

The actual Skylab training module lives in Starship Gallery. Created out of the final stage of a Saturn V rocket, this habitable spacecraft was designed to develop methods of living and working in space for long periods.

It also was equipped with solar telescopes and served as a laboratory to study how the human body adapts to long duration exposure to a micro-gravity environment. Three different crews spent a total of 171 days on board, conducting a wide array of research.

The sign in the bottom left of the image says:

The large white ring that runs along the interior wall of Skylab is made up from a series of storage lockers for items ranging from cotton swabs to urine bags. Some crew members were able to run the length of these lockers as seen in the video to the left.  The orbital workshops interior volume was 9,550 cubic feet (270 cubic meters).

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Skylab Pano 01Skylab Pano 01Skylab 1-G Trainer from Space Center Houston.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) houston NASA national aeronautics and space administration orbiter Panorama skylab skylab 1-g trainer space center houston starship gallery texas https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/skylab-trainer Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:11:25 GMT
Washington National Cathedral Redux https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/washington-national-cathedral-redux Here are a couple of photos I took during a trip to Washington DC 9 years ago. These are shots of the inside of the National Cathedral.  I reprocessed them again because the old ones didn't age too well.  The old versions were pretty lacking even though at the time I thought the they were pretty awesome.  Well, software and my skills have gotten much better and I am much happier with these.  I hope you like them, too!  Lastly, I thought they were kind of fitting being this is Easter weekend and because of the recent fire at Notre Dame.  As tragic as that fire was, the main thing is that no one was hurt or killed.  The place can be rebuilt.  That in itself is a blessing.

After all that above, the following is gonna sound cheesy cheap and self-serving, but hey, that’s me, hehe!  Anyway, thru the end of the month, everything on my site is for sale for 30% off with code PHONECASE2019. I'm promoting the phone cases because I like them a lot, but the code is good for everything.

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by.

National Cathedral 08National Cathedral 08Taken at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC.

National Cathedral 09National Cathedral 09Taken at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington DC. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) abbey arch baptistery basilica cathedral catholic chapel church district of columbia gothic nave romanesque washington dc washington national cathedral https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/washington-national-cathedral-redux Sat, 20 Apr 2019 23:57:25 GMT
B-17 Propellor https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/b-17-propellor I took this photo at one of Georgetown's air shows many years ago, back when I first started getting in to this.  It is a propeller from a B-17 that was restored to perfection and still fully functional and flying.  This is another photo that I thought would make a cool phone case!  Gets yours now at 30% off with code PHONECASE2019 for the rest of this month!  Click here for more info!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

B-17 PropellerB-17 PropellerTaken at the Georgetown Air show 9 or 10 years ago.

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Lucent and *NEW* Phone Cases https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/lucent-and-new-phone-cases Phone Cases for Sale

We here at Evan Gearing Photography are offering a new product for sale; phone cases!  They are an excellent way of protecting your phone as well as showing off a bit of your personality!  I think they are well made and the print quality is outstanding!  I'm using one myself with my trick roper shot and I am quite happy with it!  There are different kinds of cases; there are the traditional kind that cover the phone except for the screen (tough case) and then the kind that have a flap that covers the screen as well (folio case).  The cases are just for Samsung and Apple phones. Go to this post for a couple of examples.

I've curated some of the photos on my site that I think would work great for phone cases into a collection that you can see if you click here.  I personally think the portrait orientation of a photo goes best with these cases, but the landscape orientation works as well.  It mainly comes down to preference.  Also, any photo on my site will work if you don't see any in my phone case collection that strikes you.  If you find a photo that you like, click on Visit Shop, click on Photo Gifts and then on the bottom left under TYPE, click on Phone Cases.

Use the code PHONECASE2019 for 30% off everything for all of April!  The code is good for everything, not just the phone cases, so act now!

Lucent

Today's photo is another from Chicago.  This one is from the ground floor of the Hancock building.  This chandelier over the reflecting pool is a piece of art called "Lucent" and is supposed to represent different stars and constellations that can be seen from Earth's northern hemisphere.  Here is more about Lucent from https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/lucent:

Lucent, the mesmerizing sculpture hanging in the lobby of Chicago’s John Hancock Building, certainly lives up to its name. The title is derived from the Latin word “lucere,” meaning “to shine,” and the artwork’s 3,115 lights depict a scale map of the stars that shine in the night sky.

The 13-foot artwork contains thousands of glass bulbs, all fed light through blue illuminating fiber-optic lines. The sculpture, created by English artist Wolfgang Buttress with the help of astrophysicist Dr. Daniel Bayliss, represents a 3D map of all the stars in the Northern Hemisphere that are able visible with the naked eye.

All of the piece’s glass bulbs were hand blown by artists at a local glass studio. Each one of the more than 3,000 bulbs is amplified even more against a mirrored ceiling above and a reflecting pool below. The end result is a piece that seems to go on forever, light looping from sky to ground over and over again.

The cosmic-inspired sculpture, Buttress told Chicago Magazine, aims to expresses “the idea of looking up and sensing wonder.”

This is another portrait-oriented photo that would be great on a phone case!  I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Lucent art piece in Chicago, IL.Weird Globe ThingThe "Lucent" art piece in the lobby of the Hancock building in Chicago, IL.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) art chicago cosmic hancock building IL illinois light bulbs lobby lucent northern hemisphere phone case reflecting pool sculpture https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/lucent-and-new-phone-cases Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:26:43 GMT
*NEW* Phone Cases and Chicago https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/-new-phone-cases-and-chicago Phone Cases for Sale

We here at Evan Gearing Photography are offering a new product for sale; phone cases!  They are an excellent way of protecting your phone as well as showing off a bit of your personality!  I think they are well made and the print quality is outstanding!  I'm using one myself with my trick roper shot and I am quite happy with it!  There are different kinds of cases; there are the traditional kind that cover the phone except for the screen (tough case) and then the kind that have a flap that covers the screen as well (folio case).  The cases are just for Samsung and Apple phones.  Here are examples of a tough case for a Galaxy S9 and a folio case for an iPhone XR:

I've curated some of the photos on my site that I think would work great for phone cases into a collection that you can see if you click here.  I personally think the portrait orientation of a photo goes best with these cases, but the landscape orientation works as well.  It mainly comes down to preference.  Also, any photo on my site will work if you don't see any in my phone case collection that strikes you.  If you find a photo that you like, click on Visit Shop, click on Photo Gifts and then on the bottom left under TYPE, click on Phone Cases.

Use the code PHONECASE2019 for 30% off everything for all of April!  The code is good for everything, not just the phone cases, so act now!

Chicago Skyline

Today's photo comes from the archive.  I took it at the Signature Lounge atop the Hancock building in Chicago, IL.  I took several in landscape orientation and a couple in portrait.  Sometimes the portrait orientation turns out nice and now that it can be used for a phone case or other goodies, I'm glad I did!  Need to take more that way!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Chicago Skyline PortraitChicago Skyline PortraitTaken from the Signature Lounge atop the Hancock Building in Chicago, IL>

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(Evan Gearing Photography) chicago city city lights cityscape dusk hancock building IL illinois phone case signature lounge signature room skyline sunset view https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/4/-new-phone-cases-and-chicago Fri, 05 Apr 2019 19:10:53 GMT
Pennybacker Blue Hour 03 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/pennybacker-blue-hour-03 I think it is time to switch it up from the Telluride photos for a little bit. This is a photo I took a couple of years ago during a rare Mafia get-together. Dave Wilson, Mike Criswell, Jim Nix, Andy ATMTX, John R Rogers and myself all went up to the cliff overlooking the Pennybacker Bridge in Austin and took a few snaps.  This is one of my end results.

Here is a little more info on the bridge from Austin Tenant Advisors:

It’s more commonly known as the 360 bridge however was named after Percy Pennybacker Jr who was a pioneer in welded structure technology and designed bridges for the Texas Hwy Department in the early 1900s.

The Pennybacker Bridge was started in 1979 and completed in 1982. To help it blend in with the surrounding area it was designed with a weathered rust finish. Made of 600 short tons of steel produced in Japan and 3,400 short tons of concrete the Pennybacker Bridge cost $10M to design and construct.

The arched design was created to avoid having support columns because Lake Austin is very popular with water skiers, wake boarders, and boaters.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) 360 360 bridge austin blue hour colorado river golden hour lake austin pennybacker bridge sunset texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/pennybacker-blue-hour-03 Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:06:57 GMT
Gorrono Saloon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/gorrono-saloon Gorrono Saloon is located in the middle of the Mountain Village side of the slopes on Telluride ski resort in a place called Gorrono Ranch.  During the summer there are apparently lots of weddings here.  Must be a popular place.  I stopped there to get some pictures - obviously - but the bad thing is that I didn't go inside.  I should've, but it was like 11am in the morning.  Wait a minute, why did I let that stop me?  We were on vacation!  Oh well, maybe next time!  Here's more about Gorrono Ranch from Telluride's site:

Gorrono is the remnant of a long time past sheep ranch that now operates as a restaurant during ski season and wedding destination year round. The menu consists of traditional ski resort fare, BBQ, Chili, Burgers, and salads served cafeteria style. Unbuckle your boots and sit inside by the roaring fire, or take your tray outside when weather permits. Picnic tables line multiple decks and there are plastic chairs set on the snow decks if you want to relax and listen to local musicians belt out cover tunes and the occasional original song. Gorrono Ranch is open during the ski season. 

Local Note - On warm days in early spring, get to Gorrono early to snag a chair on the snow deck.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Gorrono SaloonGorrono Ranch Bar    To purchase a print or digital copy of this image, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado gorrono saloon mountain ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/gorrono-saloon Sat, 16 Mar 2019 19:35:54 GMT
Downtown Telluride at Dusk https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/downtown-telluride-at-dusk Here is downtown Telluride after the sun went down. Of course it was pretty cloudy, but the lights of the town just came on so I assume that the sun just went down.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

  Downtown Telluride at DuskDowntown Telluride at Dusk To purchase a print or digital copy of this image, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado downtown dusk mountain patrol ski ski resort snow sundown telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/downtown-telluride-at-dusk Sun, 10 Mar 2019 20:43:07 GMT
Telluride Ski Patrol Shack https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/telluride-ski-patrol-shack The last few ski trips I've been on, I've stopped by the ski patrol shacks on the mountain to buy a t-shirt.  The money goes to worthy cause and they are usually pretty cool shirts. You see "ski patrollers" are the ones who make sure skiing is safe for everyone.  They are like the "lifeguards of the slopes".  They do everything from making sure people aren't skiing too aggressively, help injured skiers and manage the snow.  Safety is their business! When I mean manage the snow, they will perform controlled avalanches to make sure people don't get trapped in one.  They do this multiple ways; they use dynamite, mortars and even a howitzer!  I went up a lift with a patroller and he said that controlling avalanches is huge fun.  I bet!  Except when a mortar or howitzer shell doesn't go off.  Then it's a royal pain.

This one of two shacks that I saw in Telluride.  I didn't stop in this one to look at the shirts, but I did stop to take this photo.  I'm not sure if the gentleman in this picture was a "ski patroller" since he wasn't wearing the traditional red and black jacket with the white cross that says "ski patrol" inside of it, but it was nice of him to turn and smile for me!  Oh, I didn't buy a t-shirt either.  I had already bought too many from town.  Maybe next time!  Click here for more info on the Telluride ski patrol.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Teluride Ski Patrol 01Teluride Ski Patrol 01   To purchase a print or digital copy of this image, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado mountain patrol ski ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/telluride-ski-patrol-shack Tue, 05 Mar 2019 02:27:59 GMT
Green Dragon and Delilah https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/green-dragon-and-delilah Downtown Telluride has some interesting stores to say the least.  When we saw these, I just had to go inside.  We didn't buy anything, but I had to see it to believe it.  The times they are a changin'!  Oh, I also took the liberty of commandeering the store in the middle.  Might be a great location someday!  Actually that sign was blank and I wanted to do something with it, so why not advertise?

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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado delilah retail cannabis store green dragon cannabis co green dragon cannabis company mountain ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/3/green-dragon-and-delilah Sat, 02 Mar 2019 15:20:26 GMT
Two Telluride Red Rocks https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/two-telluride-red-rocks I have no idea what these rocks are called, but I saw them on the way up the mountain via the Coonskin lift.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado mountain ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/two-telluride-red-rocks Wed, 27 Feb 2019 20:26:39 GMT
1st Day of Skiing https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/1st-day-of-skiing This was taken on my first day on the slopes, I think from either the Plunge run or maybe Lookout.  Some where around there anyway..  Some of you may have already seen this shot since I posted it on FB and Instagram when I stopped for lunch that day.  Sorry, but I have to put it out again, this time on the blog.  How can you blame me, look at that view!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

Skiing LookoutSkiing Lookout..(to read more, please visit my blog)<br/><br/>&lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://evangearingphotography.com/blog&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;My blog.&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;<br/><br/>&lt;b&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://evangearingphotography.com&quot; rel=&quot;nofollow&quot;&gt;My gallery.&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/b&gt;  To purchase a print or digital copy of this image, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado mountain ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/1st-day-of-skiing Tue, 26 Feb 2019 18:39:32 GMT
Telluride Symbol and Wreath https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/telluride-symbol-and-wreath The building where you get in and out of the gondola at the Mountain Village have these cool wreaths in the windows with the “T” symbol for “Telluride” in the middle that’s shaped like a miner’s pic. Actually, I think it is the gift shop just next to the gondolas there.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado mountain ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/telluride-symbol-and-wreath Tue, 26 Feb 2019 01:01:40 GMT
Snowing in Front of the New Sheridan Hotel https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/snowing-in-front-of-the-new-sheridan-hotel This is the New Sheridan Hotel on Colorado St in Telluride, CO.  It has a pretty cool history along with an historic bar and a great steakhouse.  On our last night in Telluride, we had dinner there and it was incredible!  The shrimp cocktail had the biggest shrimp we ever saw!  And the steaks were pretty tasty as well.  The snow just started dumping that night, too as you can see with the little white streaks in the shot.  The snow just made everything look so awesome in that town.  Here is a little more about the New Sheridan from their website:

During the San Juan Mountain gold rush, the smell of worn leather and the sounds of hard labor filled the air of Telluride. As precious metals were unearthed, more prospectors and profiteers moved to the area. The growing mining town of Telluride needed boarding for its passers-by and thus the Sheridan Hotel was constructed in 1891.

Destroyed by fire in 1894, the New Sheridan was built, this time in brick, in 1895. As decades passed and Telluride’s riches changed from gold to powdery snow, the New Sheridan Hotel evolved as well. Recently renovated with 26 handsome rooms, the New Sheridan is Telluride’s newest oldest hotel.

Home to the town’s oldest bar, the Historic New Sheridan Bar, a world-renowned restaurant, the Chop House. The New Sheridan has raised impeccable quality and service to a new level. Offering rich tradition paired with historic ambience, we invite you to discover the New Sheridan.

This is the only historic Telluride hotel and one of the few of Colorado’s historic hotels dating from the mining days.


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Snowing in front of the NEw Sheridan HotelTaken in Telluride, CO To purchase a print or digital copy of this image, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado colorado st mountain New Sheridan Hotel night ski resort snow telluride the Chop House valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/snowing-in-front-of-the-new-sheridan-hotel Sat, 23 Feb 2019 15:52:22 GMT
Skiing to Guiseppe's https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/skiing-to-guiseppes At the top of the Plunge Lift (or the number 9 as the locals call it), you can turn right and ski down "See Forever" and "Bushwhacker" runs or you can turn left and head more over towards the Mountain Village area of runs. If you go left, you will see a little mountain restaurant called Guiseppe's, seen here.  It's a nice little place to warm up and have a bite, but I gotta warn you they sell no beer or alcohol of any kind.  That was kind of a bummer. :-)

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Skiing to GuiseppesSkiing to Guiseppes..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) clouds colorado guiseppe's landscape mountains ski resort skiing skiing resort snow sun telluride telluride ski resort https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/skiing-to-guiseppes Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:09:48 GMT
Telluride Mountain BW 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/telluride-mountain-bw-01 This is a shot of one of the many mountains you can see while skiing at the Telluride Ski Resort.  Took this on my last day of skiing there and it was a cold one, but man was it beautiful! 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) b&w black and white bw co colorado landscape mountains resort snow telluride telluride ski resort trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/telluride-mountain-bw-01 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 11:54:00 GMT
Telluride https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/telluride Eileen and I went on a fantastic trip to Telluride, CO for skiing, spa-ing and relaxing.  It was an awesome time!   Telluride is located in a box canyon, meaning it is surrounded by mountains on three sides.  It's a small town/village, but really fun!

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Telluride From Trail 01Telluride From Trail 01Taken from the Telluride Trail (or maybe Lookout?) at the Telluride ski Resort in Colorado...(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) box canyon canyon colorado mountain ski resort snow telluride valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/2/telluride Sat, 16 Feb 2019 16:14:00 GMT
Cedar Waxwing https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/1/cedar-waxwing This is a bird that Eileen found in the driveway one Saturday morning as she left for the grocery store. When she got back about an hour later, the bird was still there.  She showed it to me and naturally I ran to get my camera.  When I first approached him before I grabbed the camera, I probably could've picked him (her?) up.  But when I got the camera and tried to take pictures of it, it started to flutter off across the yard towards the hedges.  I was able to get a couple of snaps before he got totally into the bushes.  I guess he was either slightly injured, maybe sick or very young and just learning to fly.  If he's as dumb as the stupid doves around here, he may have flown into the garage door and stunned himself.

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Cedar WaxwingCedar WaxwingTaken in the front yard of our Georgetown home...(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bird cedar waxwing georgetown texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2019/1/cedar-waxwing Sat, 19 Jan 2019 20:22:00 GMT
Space Center Houston 02 - Faith 7 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/12/space-center-houston-02-faith-7 Wow it's been a while since I posted anything!  Well to remedy that, here is a shot of the Mercury space capsule that Gordon Cooper flew in known as Faith 7.  Some info from Space Center Houston's Faith 7 page is as follows:

Piloted by Gordon Cooper, Faith 7 flew May 15-16, 1963, and was in orbit for 34 hours, 19 minutes and 49 seconds, orbiting the Earth 22.5 times. With that flight, Cooper set the record at the time for spaceflight by an American.
Cooper selected the name “Faith 7” for his spacecraft to express his faith in his fellow workers, his faith in the spaceflight hardware that had been so carefully tested, his faith in himself and his faith in God. 

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Faith 7Faith 7..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) capsule faith7 gordon cooper houston mercury 9 nasa national aeronautics and space administration space center houston texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/12/space-center-houston-02-faith-7 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 05:33:00 GMT
Space Center Houston 01 - Lunar Rover Trainer https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/11/space-center-houston-01-lunar-rover A few weeks back Eileen and I took a little weekend getaway to Space Center Houston.  It was really a place I wanted to go to for a long time.  I went to Johnson Space Center in like 1991 and it turns out I went there just before the museum portion known as "Space Center Houston" opened.  I remember that when I went, I really didn't see much, just a gift shop for the most part.  I gotta admit, this trip wasn't much better.

I thought there would be more to this place than there really was.  One of the big disappointments was seeing the "Mission Control Center".  We had to get on a tram that ran only once every half an hour and we had to wait thru three of them before we got on.  Then, when we got there, SCH is in the process of restoring the mission control center back to its Apollo-mission configuration.  So, there were ladders and tarps and other construction things in there. They didn't even advise visitors about that!  It would have been nice to know so we could've spent valuable time elsewhere. Not worth the visit.  And also, it's disappointing that they are restoring it because they are removing all of the cigarette stains and other signs of wear and use to make it pristine.  Would kind of like them to just leave it as it was when it was shutdown.

There were some interesting things to see there, so it wasn't a total bust. The picture you see here is from the "Starship Gallery" and is a shot of the Lunar Rover Trainer.  You can read more about it here.  Some of the text from the link to the site is as follows:

Rovers were taken to the moon’s surface (and left there) on the last three Apollo missions. Astronauts Dave Scott, Jim Irwin, John Young, Charlie Duke, Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt all practiced on the Lunar Rover trainer displayed at Space Center Houston in preparation for those missions.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) astronauts houston lunar rover space center houston starship gallery texas trainer tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/11/space-center-houston-01-lunar-rover Tue, 06 Nov 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Toronto Night 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/toronto-night-02 Here is another view from our quarters on the 42d floor in downtown Toronto.  This is one of my favorite shots from the whole trip!

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Toronto Night 02Toronto Night 02Taken from our accommodations in Toronto..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) buildings canada city cityscape downtown dusk night ontario skyline skyscraper toronto https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/toronto-night-02 Wed, 31 Oct 2018 12:24:00 GMT
Niagara Falls 03 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/niagara-falls-03 This is the Horseshoe Falls of Niagara Falls as seen at night with the Hornblower tour boat about to enter the mist from the falls.  That is a fun thing to do but man, once you get into the mist, it just pummels you and you cannot see anything.  Still fun though!

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Niagara Falls 03Niagara Falls 03..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) boat hornblower horseshoe falls niagara falls night tour boat travel waterfalls https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/niagara-falls-03 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 05:39:00 GMT
CN Tower 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/cn-tower-02-3 This is the shadow of the CN Tower as taken in the morning from the CN Tower itself.

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CN Tower 02CN Tower 02Shadow of the CN Tower across Tonorot taken from the tower itself...(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) b&w black and white buildings bw canada canadian national tower city cityscape cn tower shadow travel https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/cn-tower-02-3 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:20:00 GMT
Toronto Night 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/toronto-night-01-1 I think this was from our last night in Toronto. Or maybe the second to last night...  Anyway, this is from the balcony of our quarters, 42 floors up from the street.  Most of what you see is the financial district.  Quite the view, eh? 

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TorontoNight01TorontoNight01VNight view of downtown Toronto from our accommodations...(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) buildings canada city lights cityscape downtown night nightscape ontario toronto https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/toronto-night-01-1 Sun, 14 Oct 2018 11:01:00 GMT
Niagara Falls 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/niagara-falls-02-1 This is a shot of the "American Falls" at Niagara Falls from the Canada side.  Most of the night the falls were lit in yellow on the left half and red on the right.  For a few minutes the light would change to all white and change again to red, white and blue.  I guess that's to represent the US flag.  I had to be quick because those colors switched back to yellow and red after just a couple of minutes.

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Niagara Falls 02Niagara Falls 02The American Falls of Niagara Falls, taken from the Canada side..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) american falls canada niagara niagara falls night waterfalls https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/niagara-falls-02-1 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 12:25:00 GMT
CN Tower 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/cn-tower-01 Our accommodations in Toronto afforded this view of the CN Tower from the side of our balcony.  It was pretty nice being right across the street from it!  If I remember correctly, the 'CN' stands for Canadian National.  Here are some other facts about the tower from Just Fun Facts:

The CN Tower is a 553.33 meter-high (1,815.4 feet) concrete communications and observation tower in downtown Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
When construction of the CN Tower was complete in 1976 it became the world’s tallest free-standing structure and world’s tallest tower at the time. It held both records for 34 years until the completion of Burj Khalifa and Canton Tower in 2010.
It is now the 3rd tallest tower in the world and remains the tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere.
It was built by the state railways, the Canadian National Railway, known by the acronym CN, origin of the name of the tower.
The project’s architects were John Andrews, Roger Du Toit, and the Webb Zerafa Menkès Housden Partnership; the structural engineer was R.R. Nicolet.
Construction on the CN Tower began on February 6, 1973 and wrapped up about 40 months later in June 1976. In those 40 months, there were 1,537 workers working 24 hours a day, five days a week.


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CNTower01HDRCNTower01HDRHDR and superior version of my CN Tower 01 shot...(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) canada city cityscape cn tower lights night nightscape skyline toronto https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/cn-tower-01 Fri, 05 Oct 2018 05:39:00 GMT
Niagara Falls 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/niagara-falls-01-1 Here is the first photo from our trip to Toronto.  We took a day-night tour of the Niagara Falls.  The day part of the tour included a boat ride into the mist of the horseshoe falls on the right and the night portion of the tour included walking along the Canada side and viewing the falls when highlighted by the colored lights from the shore.

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Niagara Falls  01Niagara Falls 01Taken on the Canada side at Niagara Falls..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) canada niagara niagara falls night river water waterfalls https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/10/niagara-falls-01-1 Tue, 02 Oct 2018 12:05:00 GMT
Field of Dreams Morning https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/9/filed-of-dreams-morning-1 It's September baseball and time for a sunrise shot as it rises above the farmhouse at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, IA.

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Field of Dreams 04Field of Dreams 04Taken at the Field of Dreams movie site in Dyersville, IA. If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
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(Evan Gearing Photography) baseball baseball diamond dyersville farmhouse field of dreams ia iowa sunrise https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/9/filed-of-dreams-morning-1 Wed, 12 Sep 2018 12:50:00 GMT
Bell and Smith Intersection Pano 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/9/bell-and-smith-intersection-pano-02 Here is a wider pano of the intersection of Bell and Smith streets in Houston, TX that I took about a year and a half ago or so.

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Bell and Smith Intersection PanoBell and Smith Intersection PanoTaken in Houston, TX...(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bell and smith houston pano panorama texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/9/bell-and-smith-intersection-pano-02 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 05:47:00 GMT
More Rodeo Pics https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/9/more-rodeo-pics I haven't posted anything for quite a while, over a month now!  Not sure why.  I guess not having much new content is partially to blame. That should change later this month.

In the meantime, I thought since it has been a while I would post a few pics from the Stockyards Rodeo that Eileen and I went to a year and a half ago.  It's a fun place if you've never been and I think there's always a rodeo there just about every weekend.

One other thing, Eileen and I recently dropped off Facebook due to this article on the Wall St Journal.
It's basically about how Facebook and the banks may share information about users and it kind of scared us.  We may come back, but definitely won't post as much information about ourselves as we did in the past.  Plus, some people on FB are just nuts when it comes to politics.  You know who you are. :-P

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Breakaway Roper 01Breakaway Roper 01Taken at the Stockyards Rodeo in Fort Worth, TX. CalfRoper01CalfRoper01Taken at the Ft Worh stockyards in Ft Worth, TX. Breakaway Roper 02Breakaway Roper 02Taken at the Stockyards Rodeo in Fort Worth, TX.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) calf roping fort worth ft worth rodeo stockyards stockyards rodeo texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/9/more-rodeo-pics Tue, 04 Sep 2018 05:24:00 GMT
Pacific Green Sea Turtle 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/8/pacific-green-sea-turtle-02 This is another angle of the turtle we saw at Ho'okipa Beach near Paia on the island of Maui in Hawaii.

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Green Sea Turtle 02Green Sea Turtle 02..(to read more, please visit my blog)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) beach hawaii hi hookipa beach maui ocean pacific green sea turtle paia rocks sand sea turtle https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/8/pacific-green-sea-turtle-02 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 13:02:00 GMT
Rocks and Waves 03 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/rocks-and-waves-03 Here is another shot from Kamaole Beach Park II in Kihei, Maui, HI.

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Rocks and Waves 03
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(Evan Gearing Photography) hawaii hi kihei kihei beach park ii maui ocean rocks sea seas seascape water waves https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/rocks-and-waves-03 Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:16:00 GMT
Cole and Fulmer https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/cole-and-fulmer Here are the two starting pitchers for the Detroit Tigers v Houston Astros game we went to on July 14th, 2018.  Gerrit Cole started for the Astros and Michael Fulmer for the Tigers.  Cole got the better of Fulmer as the Astros won by a score of 9-1.  Fulmer gave up 7 earned runs and partially blamed the home plate umpire for 10 missed strike calls.  Oh well, can't win 'em all, Michael!

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Gerrit Cole


Michael Fulmer

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) baseball detroit tigers gerrit cole houston astros major league baseball michael fulmer minute maid park mlb pitchers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/cole-and-fulmer Fri, 20 Jul 2018 06:32:00 GMT
Houston in BW https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/houston-in-bw Eileen and I went to Houston last week to see the Tigers play the Astros.  Seeing a baseball game in Houston has sort of become an annual thing for us now.  Plus, this was another way to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary!  Wow!  Hard to believe!  How time flies!  I guess that's what happens when you are married to the best woman in the world!

Anyway, we stayed at the Hilton Americas which is about 6 blocks from Minute Maid Park where the Astros play.  We got a room with an excellent view of downtown and I got this shot as the sun was going down after we got back from the game.

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Downtown Houston in BW
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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white buildings bw city cityscape downtown houston metropolis texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/houston-in-bw Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:38:00 GMT
Albert Twain https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/albert-twain This is a picture I took back in 2010 while visiting New Orleans.  Jackson Square is a fun place to people watch and that's where I saw this gentleman.  I don't know his name but to me he looks like either Albert Einstein or Mark Twain.  I think he leans more towards Mark Twain.  His hair doesn't see to be as wild as Einstein's...

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Albert Twain
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(Evan Gearing Photography) albert einstein albert twain jackson square la louisiana mark twain new orleans park bench samuel clemens https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/albert-twain Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:20:00 GMT
Charley Young Beach Thru Trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/charley-young-beach-thru-trees This is a shot I took while Eileen and I were were taking in the sights of the different beaches in Kihei on Maui.  This is a view of Charley Young Beach as we approached from the north.

I share photos on this blog from my Flickr account.  When you login to Flickr, it will take you to the "Explore" page.  This is where Flickr's algorithms pick so-called "interesting" photos that have been uploaded by other account holders and presents them to everyone for more hits and such.  One of the things that makes me roll my eyes once in a while are the titles people give their photos.  Can we just title it what it is?  If it is a picture of a walkway in black and white (I'm making this up but it's not unrealistic), can we call it "Walkway in black and white" or title it with the location instead of, "Yearning for a life with less milieu" or something stupid like that?  Jeez, come on, man... ;-)  OK, maybe that's what helps get images into "Explore"..  Maybe I should try that...  On second thought, nah....

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Charley Young Beach Thru Trees
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(Evan Gearing Photography) charley young beach park hawaii hi kamaole beach park i maui palm trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/7/charley-young-beach-thru-trees Tue, 03 Jul 2018 05:38:00 GMT
Palm Sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/6/palm-sunset I'm going back to our trip to Hawaii from a few months back..  This is a shot from the pool at our vacation rental on the big island.  It sort of reminds me of an album cover from a 1970s-era easy-listening band, doesn't it?

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Palm Sunset
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(Evan Gearing Photography) big island clouds coconut palm hawaii kona ocean palm sun sunset tree water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/6/palm-sunset Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:51:00 GMT
Capitol Thru the Trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/capitol-thru-trees Just going thru some ancient photos and found this one...  I took it from the area in front of the  Supreme Court building in Washington DC.

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Capitol 04
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(Evan Gearing Photography) "washington dc" capital us capitol washington dc https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/capitol-thru-trees Wed, 30 May 2018 09:40:00 GMT
Landing at Austin-Bergstrom https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/landing-at-austin-bergstrom So a couple weeks back when I went to the NLand Surf Park, I also drove down Highway 71 back towards Austin and stopped at the Family Viewing Area at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  It's place where you can watch planes takeoff and land.  This is an American Airlines Airbus A319 - I think - right at touchdown in front of the control tower.

There's kind of a weird story to go along with this photo... At the time I took this photo, there was a guy in a red Dodge Dakota pickup truck about 100 feet away from me just blasting his horn and revving his engine when the plane touched down.  I looked over at him and he had his hand out the window making all sorts of signs like the finger, the hang-loose sign, etc.  It seemed those were in my direction or the direction of the three other people that were there watching planes as well.  Not sure what he was going on about, I started walking over to him thinking maybe I'm breaking some sort of protocol by taking pictures of incoming planes and he knew something I didn't.  As I got closer to him, he drove away from me...  He then came into the area where I parked and where a father and his young son parked their pickup.  He pulled up on the curb just behind the father's truck and sat there.  He revved his engine a couple of times..  The other person there besides the father and son duo was a nice gentleman named Solomon who was originally from Nigeria.  Very nice man, but he also became concerned about the weirdo in the red pickup.  So he went over to the father and son to tell them this might not be a good situation.  As he went over to talk to them, the guy in the red truck left.  At that point, I thought it prudent to leave and so did Solomon.  As we drove out to get back on 71, red truck boy was sitting in the left lane sort of pointing in a crazy direction, like not quite perpendicular to the road and maybe slightly off to the side.  It was strange..  Then he turned around and started following us, but he was quite a ways back.  As I got back on to Highway 71, I wanted to head west back towards Austin, but since it is a divided highway, one must go east, turn around, then head west.  I did so, but as I was going west, I saw red pickup boy one last time appearing to be broke down on the eastbound side of 71.  He was out of his truck and like putting his head on the bed of the truck and other weird things.  That's the last I saw of this guy.  Isn't that a weird story?  I think he must've been on drugs or drinking or something while driving a piece of crap.  That's the only thing that makes sense to me...

One of the bad things about trying to photograph the planes is that you must shoot through a chain link fence.  I opened up the aperture as much as I could on my lens, but you can still kind of see the blurred X's of the fence in the image.  Oh well, I still like it.

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American Touches Down
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(Evan Gearing Photography) abia air traffic control airbus a319 american airlines austin austin-bergstrom international airport control tower family viewing area landing texas touchdown https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/landing-at-austin-bergstrom Wed, 23 May 2018 07:18:00 GMT
Moon Over Cosmo and Bellagio https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/moon-over-cosmo-and-bellagio With the NHL Playoffs going on, I just had to post this shot I took a couple of years ago as a tribute to the LV Golden Knights.

You see, Las Vegas holds a special place in my heart.  First and foremost, Eileen and I got married there.  We got married at the Imperial Palace on July 11th, 1993.  It was awesome and the best thing to happen to me!  Secondly, my first duty station in the US Air Force was very near Vegas; only about 45 miles NW of Vegas at a little base called Indian Springs Auxilary Airfield.  So as you can see, I have a little bit of a connection there.

Now, Las Vegas has a National Hockey League expansion team called the Las Vegas Golden Knights.  They are a scrappy bunch and fun to watch.  This is their first year and they actually made the playoffs!  Not only have they made the playoffs, but as of this writing they are one win from going to the Stanley Cup Finals.  Being from Michigan originally, I am a Detroit Red Wings fan and this is the first year that the Wings haven't made the playoffs in like 21 years.  With the Wings out, I find myself rooting for the Golden Knights in a big way!  Not only because they are an expansion team in Vegas, but they beat the San Jose Sharks in the last round.  I won't say why I am happy about that because it's rather stupid and personal, but I'm happy nonetheless.  Plus, the Knights have these over-the-top pre-game ceremonies that are just so "Vegas".  They are gaudy and cheesey and cool.  How can you not like them?!

Lastly, with the horrible and god-awful shit that happened last October, I think Vegas deserves something spectacularly awesome and I'm hoping the Knights could be that special something.  If they win the Stanley Cup, that would just be the best thing ever!

All that being said, here is a shot I took one early morning while we were visiting Las Vegas a couple of years ago. I went out early on one of the last mornings we were there and got this shot.  No one was out except the weirdos and the drunks.  Otherwise it was quite deserted.  If you do the same thing, make sure you have a tripod in case you need to clock someone over the head because they are drunk and want to know when the fountains shoot off or because you hear them talking about "ni**ers" on their phone in a weird foreign accent..  Just kidding!  Well not really, that actually happened except I didn't clock anyone, thank goodness.  In other words, be careful!  Not sure I would do that again. OK, Vegas isn't perfect, but what city is?

Go Vegas and go Golden Knights!  :-)

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Moon Over the Cosmo and the Bellagio
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(Evan Gearing Photography) bellagio cosmopolitan las vegas las vegas golden knights las vegas strip lvgk moon over morning nevada night nighttime https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/moon-over-cosmo-and-bellagio Fri, 18 May 2018 20:37:00 GMT
Surfer Dude and Chic https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/surfer-dude-and-chic Yesterday I went over to an inland surf park just outside of Austin called of all things, Nland Surf Park!  Yes, there's no "I" at the beginning of the work Nland...  Anyway, it's a cool little place where they have set up this giant wave pool.  It has this pier that runs down the middle and some sort of mechanical plow thing underneath the pier travels back and forth from one end of the pool to the other and creates about a 3-6 foot wave that you can surf on.  I went out on the pier to get some pics of the surfers.  The experienced surfers stayed closer to the pier because that's where the wave is the biggest and then the students/beginners stayed a little further out where the wave isn't very big.

This guy here was one of the experienced ones and he was pretty good.  The lady here on the other hand was just a beginner and I think her goal was to be out there and look pretty.  Ah, that's sexist isn't it?  Well she was, but she at least was trying to learn how to surf...

One other thing about this place is that they have their own brewery.  I must say the Off Leash IPA is excellent!

As far as the picture goes, the water at this park had a yellowy brown color to it, so I took these into Photoshop and worked some Hue-Saturation-Luminance (HSL) trickery to get the water to look somewhat aqua-tourquoisey.  What do you think?

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Surfer01
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(Evan Gearing Photography) del valle garfield nland surf park surfer dude surfer girl surfing texas https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/surfer-dude-and-chic Sun, 13 May 2018 14:51:00 GMT
Microbus Stickers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/microbus-stickers Jerome, AZ is a cool little hippie town on the side of a mountain not too far from Flagstaff.  It used to be a mining town back in the late 1800s early 1900s.  The town boomed in the days around WWI and then fell during the great depression.  The population went to its lowest in the 1950s with maybe 100 residents.  Then in the 1960s and 70s, a new turn toward tourism started with art galleries, restaurants and other things to help its recovery.  Some say that the hippies found this place and made it into what it is now.  It does have that eclectic hippie vibe for sure!  It's a interesting place to visit.  As Eileen and I strolled the streets, we found this old VW Microbus with a bunch of bumper stickers all over it.  Owned by a hippie perhaps?  You make the call..

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VW Bumper Stickers
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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az bumper stickers jerome microbus volkwagen vw https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/microbus-stickers Wed, 09 May 2018 07:31:00 GMT
Magnolia Gas Station 03 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/magnolia-gas-station-03 This is the last shot from the 1940s era Magnolia Gas Station in Jarrell, TX. I liked this angle a lot! But, now that the owner has turned it into a gunstore of some type, it was hard to get a shot without the word “guns” showing up. Not that I’m against guns or anything like that (I own one), I just wanted to keep the old gas station vibe going on. So, the sign that says “gas for sale” really said “guns for sale”, but I did a little Photoshop magic to keep it less confusing. :-)

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Magnolia Gas Station 03
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(Evan Gearing Photography) gas for sale gas station jarrell magnolia gas station mobile gas station sign texas tx vintage https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/magnolia-gas-station-03 Sun, 06 May 2018 12:45:00 GMT
Magnolia Gas Station 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/magnolia-gas-station-02 Here is the front of the old Magnolia gas station in Jarrell, TX.  I actually remember those old Coke machines where you had to pull the bottle out.  This looks like a pretty modern one of those even if it is probably at least 40-45 years old...

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Magnolia Gas Station 02
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(Evan Gearing Photography) coca cola coke jarrell magnolia gas station texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/magnolia-gas-station-02 Fri, 04 May 2018 05:01:00 GMT
Magnolia Gas Station In Jarrell, TX https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/magnolia-gas-station-in-jarrell-tx So I got the day off from work today and with that valuable time, I decided to head up to Jarrell to get a few pics of this gas station.  The Georgetown View ad magazine that residents of Georgetown get in the mail every month had an article about a guy who shoots places like this in Texas and he had some shots of this gas station.  I kept it in the back of my mind for a day like today.  Wish I could remember his name.  Oh well. 

This place was an old Magnolia gas station that was built in the 1940s.  Whenever it stopped selling gasoline, it became - among other things - a sign store and an ice cream shop.  Right now it is some kind of gun store.  I'm glad the owners kept it looking like the old gas station though.  Still has the old pumps out front!

It was kind of yucky weather-wise so I tried to make it a little more moody to reflect the crappy day. 

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Mognolia Gas Station
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(Evan Gearing Photography) gas station jarrell magnolia texas tx vintage https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/5/magnolia-gas-station-in-jarrell-tx Wed, 02 May 2018 09:38:00 GMT
Upper Antelope Canyon 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/4/upper-antelope-canyon-02 Going back to Page, AZ for this shot taken inside Upper Antelope Canyon.

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Upper Antelope Canyon 02
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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az page page arizona page az upper antelope canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/4/upper-antelope-canyon-02 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:25:00 GMT
Stars Over Captain Cook https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/4/stars-over-captain-cook Our last full night on the big island had very clear skies.  The stars really came out because there was not much light pollution to obscure them.  I took these shots in the backyard of the VRBO where we stayed and they are really my first attempt at “shooting” stars at night.  The one with the coconut trees in it shows what light painting with a dim LED flashlight can do.  I shined the flashlight on the trees and the house while taking the shot.  I did not do any light painting in the other picture with just the house.

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Stars Over Captain Cook 01

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(Evan Gearing Photography) big island captain cook hawaii hi kona milkyway night starlight stars https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/4/stars-over-captain-cook Mon, 16 Apr 2018 05:29:00 GMT
Rocks and Waves 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/3/rocks-and-waves-02 This is another shot taken as the sun was going down at Kamaole Beach Park II in Kihei, Maui, Hawaii.

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Rocks and Waves 02
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(Evan Gearing Photography) action hawaii hi kamaole beach park ii kihei lava maui ocean rocks sea sunrise sunset water waves https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/3/rocks-and-waves-02 Sat, 24 Mar 2018 18:45:00 GMT
Pacific Green Sea Turtle https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/3/pacific-green-sea-turtle We were doing a little shopping in Paia on Maui when we got a hot tip from someone that there were sea turtles at Ho'okipa Beach just two miles away.  We had to check it out!  Sure enough, two of them were crawling up.  A crowd of people gathered and took their own pictures and when it got too crowded, we left.

There are sorts of rules for keeping your distance from these guys, but there were no signs at this beach regarding said rules like at other beaches in HI.

To get this shot, I just crouched down through the gathering throng and zoomed in.  I didn't want to get super close, so the tele-lens helped.

One lady that was there said that just a couple days prior there were so many on the beach that you couldn't tell the rocks from the turtles!

A photographer that took our anniversary pictures said that the reason the turtles come up on the beach is to warm up from being in the water at up to three weeks at a time, and to lay eggs of course.

Apparently they are called "green sea turtles" due to the color of the fat content underneath the shell.

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Greene Sea Turtle
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(Evan Gearing Photography) hawaii hi hookipa beach maui pacific greene sea turtle turtle sea turtle https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/3/pacific-green-sea-turtle Fri, 02 Mar 2018 06:06:00 GMT
Haleakala Shadow https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/2/haleakala-shadow The first morning after we arrived in Maui, Eileen and I got into the Jeep Wrangler and drove up to the top of Haleakala mountain.  From there we were supposed to see a great sunrise.  We got up around 2:30am to beat traffic and got there around 4am.  The sun wasn't due to be up for two hours.  I hoped that there would be some great nighttime starlight shots to get, but those hopes got dashed.  It was actually very cloudy at the top, the wind was blowing about 40mph and it was about 35 degrees F.  It was cold!  So, we just stayed in the Jeep and slept until just before sunrise.  However, the sun never broke through the clouds.  We ended up driving down the mountain until we got thru the cloud deck and pulled over to a scenic outlook.  That's where I got this shot.

You can see the shadow of Haleakala cast over the rest of the island!  Also, it was during a blue moon and you can see the moon adds a nice little accent to the image!  It was a great view, but still wish we could have seen the sun from the very top!

Kihei - the city we stayed in - is along the coastline in the lower left portion of the shot.

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More about Haleakala from Wikipedia
Haleakalā (/ˌhɑːlˌɑːkəˈlɑː/; Hawaiian: [ˈhɐlɛˈjɐkəˈlaː]), or the East Maui Volcano, is a massive shield volcano that forms more than 75% of the Hawaiian Island of Maui. The western 25% of the island is formed by another volcano, Mauna Kahalawai, also referred to as the West Maui Mountains.
The tallest peak of Haleakalā ("house of the sun"), at 10,023 feet (3,055 m), is Puʻu ʻUlaʻula (Red Hill). From the summit one looks down into a massive depression some 11.25 km (7 mi) across, 3.2 km (2 mi) wide, and nearly 800 m (2,600 ft) deep. The surrounding walls are steep and the interior mostly barren-looking with a scattering of volcanic cones.
 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) clouds haleakala hawaii island landscape maui moon ocean scenic view shadow sky water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/2/haleakala-shadow Wed, 28 Feb 2018 12:29:00 GMT
Inside the Painted Church https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/2/inside-painted-church Gallery Sale!

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Inside the Painted Church

Just a couple miles away from the place where we stayed in Captain Cook is the St Benedict's Catholic Church, aka "The Painted Church".  The image here is an 11-shot panorama.

The images painted on the walls and the ceilings depict life and death as well as scenes from the Bible.  The altar and the left side depict life.  The right side and the rear of the church depict death. If you look at the palm fronds in the ceiling arches, you can see that the ones that point to the front are green (alive with life), while the ones that point to the back are brown (dying or dead).  The priest who founded the church used these paintings as a way to explain the bible to those who could not read. 

Here is more from Wikipedia: 
Saint Benedict's Catholic Church (also called simply The Painted Church[1]) is a parish of the Roman Catholic Church in Honaunau, Hawaii. It was built between 1899-1902 under the direction of the Belgian Catholic missionary Father John Velghe, who then painted frescoes along the interior ceiling and walls. An untrained folk-artist, Fr. Velghe depicted various biblical scenes, such as Cain's murder of Abel, Jesus refusing the Devil, and the writing on the wall, as well as a vivid illustration of sinners in Hell.[3] While the building itself is small and rectangular, Fr. Velghe painted Gothic vaults above the altar, creating the illusion of a European Gothic cathedral, inspired particularly by Burgos Cathedral.[1] Several other priests learned from Velghe and went on to establish other 'painted churches', including Star of the Sea Painted Church, painted by Father Evarist Gielen.[4]
St. Benedict's continues to be an active Roman Catholic church in the Diocese of Honolulu, vicariate of West Hawaii, holding five masses per week.[5] It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is open to the public for viewing seven days a week.

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Rocks and Waves

We stayed on the islands of Maui and Hawaii during our vacation.  Maui was first and our accommodations was a VRBO in Kihei.  One afternoon, Eileen and I went down to Kamaole Beach Park II where I tried to get some ocean sunset pictures.  This is one of those.

It's a combination of three or four different photos masked together.  It was hard to get the waves to crash at the right time in various places in the shot, so I took a bunch of different ones when the waves hit the rocks in different spots and then put together a few of the best ones.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) big island crashing hawaii kihei ocean rocks sea sunrise sunset sunset kamaole beack park ii water waves https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/2/rocks-and-waves Mon, 19 Feb 2018 06:38:00 GMT
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Captain Cook Sunset 02
Here is another view of the pool and the awesome sunset over the ocean as seen from our lanai in Captain Cook, Hawaii.

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Captain Cook Sunset 01

We had a fantastic trip to Hawaii!  This was an early 25th wedding anniversary present to Eileen and myself.  Our anniversary is actually on July 11th, but we wanted to go to Hawaii in February to see the whales and that did not disappoint!  What a great anniversary and here's to 25 more, Eileen!  I love you with all my heart and Happy Valentine's day, too!

Our good friends, Valerie, Ellen and Theresa went along with us and they made the trip a great one as well! We stayed on the islands of Maui and (the big island of) Hawaii.  I think the place we stayed on Hawaii was the best!  This was the view as the sun was setting from the pool below the main house.

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Whistler Olympic Rings https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/whistler-olympic-rings Gallery Sale!

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Whistler Olympic Rings

Since the Winter Olympics are coming up, why not post one more Whistler shot... Some of the Winter Olympics were held there in 2010 as Vancouver was the main city for the event.

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Peak 2 Peak Gondola

This is the gondola that connects the Whistler Mountain with the Blackcomb Mountain at the Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort in - you guessed it - Whistler, British Columbia, Canada.  Great place to ski once you get above the cloud deck and the gondola is a great way to get to see both mountains.  You don't even need to be a skier!

According to their website, It is the longest and highest lift in the world for an unparalleled perspective of British Columbia’s rooftop – from incomparable views of snow covered peaks to riding through the mist of the clouds. The world record-breaking PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola was built for sightseers, skiers and snowboarders alike.

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Making a Blanket https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/making-blanket I'm going back to Arizona for this post, specifically at the Cameron Trading Post on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Arizona.  Our tour guide stopped here on the way to the Grand Canyon so we could do a little shopping.  Any souvenirs purchased here are non-taxed and all proceeds go to those on the reservation.

This lovely lady here is creating a blanket that will take approximately 6-8 months from start to finish.  It's all done by hand and she said she was commissioned by someone in California to make it.  As you can see, it's probably almost half done.  I asked her how long it would take to complete it and she said about another 3-4 months!  Wow!  She makes it one thread of yarn at a time and she said she comes up with the design off the top of her head! Incredible and beautiful!

I took this shot back in October so I'm guessing she's very close to being done now or already done and starting on another one.  I just wish I would've gotten her name.

 

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Tahoe Sunset 05 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/tahoe-sunset-05 This is another shot taken from a ski trip a couple of years ago.  It was our view of Lake Tahoe from our accommodations and taken on the last night we were there, I believe.  What a sunset!

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Snowy Sun Valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/snowy-sun-valley This is a two-shot iPhone pano taken from the Upper Canyon run overlooking Ketchum, ID (aka Sun Valley) below.  I really miss skiing this year, but will be doing something just as fun - if not more - very soon!

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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white bw canyon id idaho mountains pano panorama resort ski skiing snow sun valley trees upper canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/snowy-sun-valley Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:44:00 GMT
Heart of the Canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/heart-of-canyon This is another shot taken from inside Upper Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az landscape page arizona page az rock formation slot canyon travel upper antelope canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/heart-of-canyon Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:17:00 GMT
Reprocessing the Granger Lumber Co https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/reprocessing-granger-lumber-co When I first started this little hobby, I was almost exclusively into High Dynamic Range (HDR) as that was all the rage back in 2009-10.  Things have come a long way since then.  Camera sensors have gotten better as has the software we use to process images.  I hardly ever do HDR anymore.  And when I first did HDR, I thought the stuff I did was AWESOME!  Some of it was and most of it, looking back on it now, was crap.  As time went by, I've picked up new skills and learned more about  the things photo processing software - like Adobe Lightroom - can do.  Case in point...

The two shots below of a lumber company in Granger, Texas that I took in 2009 are processed very differently.  The one on top was processed today almost exclusively in Lightroom and I used just one exposure.  The one on the bottom was a 3 exposure HDR and it's horrible! The great David Nightingale would say it looks like, "clown vomit". 

Nowadays, HDR can look a lot more natural and could still be used in this situation with the proper software.  But, software is just the half of it.  Skills are a big part of processing, too and I was sorely lacking them in those days.  However, now processing software is much better as is my knowledge if it.  One exposure worked out well enough for me for the top photo.

The image itself isn't the best one in the world, but I wanted to use it today just to show the differences between what I thought was awesome a long time ago and what is my idea of an improvement.  Of course all of this is in the eye of the beholder and you may think neither one of them are any good.  That's OK, too! 

Moral of the story; keep working on your skills and persevere.  I need to try to be better at doing that myself.  And who knows, maybe what I have at the top here will be crap when I look back on it in another 8 or 9 years, if I'm still doing this that long from now. :-)

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Awesome in 2009, but Awful today, with a capital 'A'!

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) granger granger lumber company hdr texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2018/1/reprocessing-granger-lumber-co Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:32:00 GMT
Backyard Fall Foliage https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/backyard-fall-foliage We have this great maple tree in the backyard and every year around this time I think, "I'm gonna go get some pictures of the leaves", but I never do...  Until this year.  Finally!  Not the best in the world and need to shoot some more, but this is better than none...  :-)

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(Evan Gearing Photography) autumn fall foliage leaves maple tree https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/backyard-fall-foliage Sun, 26 Nov 2017 15:21:00 GMT
Mary Colter's Desert View Watchtower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/mary-colters-desert-view-watchtower This tower is one of the places we stopped during our Grand Canyon tour in Arizona last month.

The following is from the National Park Service's website:

From Desert View, aptly named because of the views to the east of the Painted Desert, you can see the Colorado River make a big bend and continue to the west, the North Rim more than 10 miles away, and a panoramic view for well over 100 miles on a clear day.
The Watchtower dominates the near view. This structure was designed by Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter who is often referred to as the architect of the southwest. She traveled throughout the southwest to find inspiration and authenticity for her buildings. The architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau served as her model. This particular tower was patterned after those found at Hovenweep and the Round Tower of Mesa Verde. Ms. Colter indicated that it was not a copy of any that she had seen, but rather modeled from several. 

The tower was completed in 1932.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az desert view watch tower desert view watchtower grand canyon mary colter tower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/mary-colters-desert-view-watchtower Wed, 22 Nov 2017 13:10:00 GMT
Light Rays in Upper Antelope Canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/light-rays-in-upper-antelope-canyon Here is another shot I took during the photo tour of Upper Antelope Canyon.

One thing our tour guide of the Grand Canyon told us is that the difference between a canyon and a gorge is that a canyon is wider than it is deep and a gorge is deeper than it is wide.  If that were the case, wouldn't Upper Antelope Canyon really be Upper Antelope Gorge?  It is definitely deeper than it is wide as it gets pretty narrow in there.  Maybe the difference was defined after it was named. :-)  I think the case is that the area I took these shots is just part of the overall Canyon, although it is also referred to as a "slot canyon" which to me is a definition of a gorge.  Oh well, whatever.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az light light rays light-rays page page arizona page az upper antelope canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/light-rays-in-upper-antelope-canyon Fri, 17 Nov 2017 10:39:00 GMT
Grand Canyon Panorama https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/this-panorama-of-grand-canyon-is-view This panorama of the Grand Canyon is the view just outside of the El Tovar Hotel.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona el tovar hotel grand canyon pano panorama https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/this-panorama-of-grand-canyon-is-view Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:40:00 GMT
More from the Field of Honor https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/more-from-field-of-honor A few more shots from the Field of Honor in Georgetown for this Veteran's Day Weekend.

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Field of Honor in Georgetown, TX https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/field-of-honor-in-georgetown-tx In celebration of Veterans Day, Georgetown has created the Field of Honor.  It is put on by the Georgetown Rotary Club.  The following is from their website:

The Rotary Club of Georgetown Foundation proudly presents the first annual Field of Honor® in Central Texas in cooperation with the City of Georgetown and presented by Hewlett Chevrolet Buick and SportClips. This truly inspiring event will pay tribute to our valued veterans, active and reserve duty military, first responders, and personal heroes during the week of Veterans Day from November 5th to November 12th, 2017.
A stunning and emotion-filled display of over 1400 full sized U.S. flags will be posted at San Gabriel Park’s activity field on Chamber Way, each flag having been purchased by individuals in tribute to a veteran, active or reserve duty military, first responder, or their own personal heroes. It is a week to honor and express thanks to all who selflessly serve. It is also a time to educate. Visitors to the field will enjoy a display of  historical American flags.

I especially liked the Air Force portion as it is a bit near and dear to my heart. :-)

Remember the Vets this weekend and have a great day!  

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(Evan Gearing Photography) field of flags field of honor georgetown stars and bars stars and stripes texas united states us flag veterans day https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/field-of-honor-in-georgetown-tx Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:43:00 GMT
Chapel of the Holy Cross https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/11/chapel-of-holy-cross This is one of the sites you can visit while in Sedona, AZ.  I took this from the tour trolley on the road below.

From Wikipedia:

The chapel was inspired and commissioned by local rancher and sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude, who had been inspired in 1932 by the newly constructed Empire State Building to build such a church. After an attempt to do so in Budapest, Hungary (with the help of Lloyd Wright, son of noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright) was aborted due to the outbreak of World War II, she decided to build the church in her native region.[2]
Richard Hein was chosen as project architect, and the design was executed by architect August K. Strotz, both from the firm of Anshen & Allen. The chapel is built on Coconino National Forest land; the late Senator Barry Goldwater assisted Staude in obtaining a special-use permit. The construction supervisor was Fred Courkos, who built the chapel in 18 months at a cost of US$300,000. The chapel was completed in 1956.[3]
The American Institute of Architects gave the Chapel its Award of Honor in 1957. In the sculptor's words, “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men (and women) and be a living reality.”
In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona,[4] and it is also the site of one of the so-called Sedona vortices.

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Sand Falls https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/sand-falls We took a tour of Upper Antelope Canyon outside of Page, AZ with Adventurous Antelope Canyon Photo Tours.  Eileen was so great because she was willing to take a different tour than me because only serious photographers were allowed on the tour I went on, meaning those on the tour could only take semi-pro or professional cameras like DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, etc.  No iphones or Androids allowed.  Our tours were at the same time and we saw each other during them, but mine went through a bit slower than hers.

The tour itself was good because the guide on the one I went on (Rosie was her name) would block off those from other tours from entering the different "rooms" for a minute or two so we could get our shots and then chaos would ensue and we'd move on.  The thing is, I had time to get the shots like this one below, but you don't get a LOT of time.  You have to be ready and you have to be quick because they cannot hold up the other tour groups for too long.

In that regard, I got some nice shots, but most of them are crap as I really wasn't sure what to compose when we entered each room.  The guide tried to tell us, but I really didn't figure it out until it was time to move on to the next opportunity.  The best thing to do if you are interested in doing this is to go on a regular tour with your iPhone or Android prior to the serious one so you can see what you can shoot. Then go back on the photography tour and shoot with the good camera.  That way you will have a better idea of what's there and where.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az b&w black and white bw page page arizona sand falls slot canyon upper antelope canyon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/sand-falls Tue, 31 Oct 2017 09:39:00 GMT
Horseshoe Bend in Page, AZ https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/horseshoe-bend-in-page-az When in Arizona, we had to get the typical shot of Horsehoe Bend.  Apparently, it is the most photographed part of the Grand Canyon.  We went there on our way back to Flagstaff from touring Upper Antelope Canyon.  (More about that later.)  If you decide to go to Horsehoe Bend, go soon.  According to a bartender at the Dam Bar and Grille in Page, AZ, the park service or some other government entity is going to start charging money to go in there.  They want to build some canopies to help shade areas for people when they hike from the parking lot to the bend which is about a  mile and a half hike or so up and down a hill.  It can get pretty hot there in the summer.

Lastly, to give you a sense of the size of this view, if you look at about the 3 o'clock area of the river, you will see a little white speck.  That little white speck is a fishing boat, probably a bass boat or something.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

From Wikipedia:

Horseshoe Bend is a horseshoe-shaped incised meander of the Colorado River located near the town of Page, Arizona, in the United States.

Horseshoe Bend is located 5 miles (8.0 km) downstream from the Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, about 4 miles (6.4 km) southwest of Page.

It is accessible via hiking a 1.5-mile (2.4 km) round trip from U.S. Route 89, but an access road also reaches the geological structure, as it is part of a state park. Horseshoe Bend can be viewed from the steep cliff above.[1]

The overlook is 4,200 feet (1,300 m) above sea level, and the Colorado River is at 3,200 feet (980 m) above sea level, making it a 1,000-foot (300 m) drop.[2]

The rock walls of Horseshoe Bend contain a variety of minerals, among which are hematite, platinum and garnet.


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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az colorado river grand canyon horseshoe bend landscape page page arizona page az rocky terrain travel https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/horseshoe-bend-in-page-az Fri, 27 Oct 2017 06:04:00 GMT
Our New Home https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/our-new-home OK not really, but wow, who wouldn't want to live here?!  This is a house in Sedona, AZ that is owned by some Russian millionaire who got his money by inventing some sort of laser surgical implements.  Our tour guide said that he only visits for a day or two a month on average and the house is worth about $22mil.  There's even a two story waterfall inside!  Now, if I can only get that raise?

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona az chapel of the cross desert house russian millionaire sedona https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/10/our-new-home Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:08:00 GMT
Jerry World Panorama https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/9/jerry-world-panorama What you see here is a panorama of AT&T Stadium (aka Jerry World) in Dallas, Texas during  halftime of the Advocare Classic College Football Kickoff game between the University of Michigan Wolverines and the University of Florida Gators for 2017.  The marching band of the Michigan Wolverines is on the field in this shot.  The Wolverines won the game by a score of 33-17.  GO BLUE!!!

The shot itself is made up of 17 photos taken left to right panning the field and then a few that took in the roof.  Then I had to distort the roof by sort of smushing it because the photomerge process in Photoshop really stretched it out.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!
 

Halftime at Jerry World
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(Evan Gearing Photography) advocare kickoff classic 2017 at&t stadium gators indoors interior jerry world jerry's world marching band ncaa football ncaaf pano panorama university of florida university of michigan woverines https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/9/jerry-world-panorama Thu, 21 Sep 2017 05:44:00 GMT
Field of Dreams House in Morning https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/9/field-of-dreams-house-in-morning This is another shot of the iconic house from the movie "Field of Dreams".  The house is at the actual movie site in Dyersville, IA.  Most of the shots I got from that place were of the baseball diamond with the house in the background or of the house itself.  To get anything with both as well as the cornfields, I think one would need a drone.  I'll have to put that on the wish-list! :-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.


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(Evan Gearing Photography) dyersville farm house farmhouse field of dreams house ia iowa movie site sunrise https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/9/field-of-dreams-house-in-morning Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:15:00 GMT
3d Base at Field of Dreams Movie Site https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/3d-base-at-field-of-dreams-movie-site We just got back from our annual family trip to Iowa and Michigan.  It's a trip we look forward to every year and as usual, we had a great visit with everyone!  We even got to see family we haven't seen in many years!  It was awesome!

Part of the trip took us to Dyersville, IA, home of the movie set for "Field Of Dreams", a great baseball movie from the late 1980s, starring Kevin Costner.  This shot is looking at the farmhouse and barns from 3d base.  The cornfields are just behind in the outfield.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by. 
 

3d Base At Field of Dreams
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(Evan Gearing Photography) dyersville farm farmhouse field of dreams ia iowa movie set movie site sunrise https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/3d-base-at-field-of-dreams-movie-site Sun, 27 Aug 2017 07:53:00 GMT
Independence State Hospital https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/independence-state-hospital If you are one who watches the news and peruses social media on the interwebs, then you are probably like me and think that everyone in the universe could stand to spend a little time at this place to get their head straight..  I mean, the world has gone nuts!  I'm starting to think I need to take a big break from social media and I have cut back quite a bit already!

Oh, I should mention, this is another shot I took of the The Independence State Hospital in Independence, IA about 4 years ago or so.  From Wikipedia:

The Independence State Hospital was built in 1873 as the second asylum in the state of Iowa. It is located in Independence, Iowa. The original plan for patients was to relieve crowding from the hospital at Mount Pleasant and to hold alcoholics, geriactrics, drug addicts, mentally ill, and the criminally insane. It was built under the Kirkbride Plan. The hospital's many names include: The Independence Lunatic Asylum, The Independence State Asylum, The Independence Asylum for the Insane, The Iowa State Hospital for the Insane, and The Independence Mental Health Institute. There is also a labyrinth of underground tunnels which connect every building. Like most asylums of its time, it has had a gruesome and dark history. Remnants of this are the graveyard, hydrotherapy tubs, and lobotomy equipment. 

The hospital is still in operation. According to the state of Iowa, The Independence Mental Health Institute (IMHI) provides inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults, adolescents, and children who are in need of acute psychiatric service.

So apparently they still provide some mental health treatment. Like I said, the world could probably use a session or two...

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by. (You can click on the photo to see different sizes if you so desire.)

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) asylum clouds ia independence independence state hospital institute iowa mental health sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/independence-state-hospital Tue, 15 Aug 2017 05:53:00 GMT
Pioneer Bar in Ketchum, ID https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/pioneer-bar-in-ketchum-id It's Friday!  That means happy hour everywhere!  That's the inspiration behind this shot taken at the Pioneer Saloon in Ketchum, ID aka Sun Valley.  It's a fun place to have a drink and a steak, is a bit campy and touristy, but fun nevertheless.  Behind the bar they have a little model of the saloon itself.

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bar bottles glasses id idaho ketchum liquor pioneer saloon sun valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/pioneer-bar-in-ketchum-id Fri, 11 Aug 2017 06:12:00 GMT
Hilton Grand Vacation Lounges https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/hilton-grand-vacation-lounges A picture of a poolside is always welcome this time of year.  This particular shot is from our trip to CA a couple of years ago.  Part of the trip had us staying at a Hilton Grand Vacation resort in Carlsbad.  It was a nice place especially since it had a bar right at the pool!

 

HIlton Grand Vacation Pool
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(Evan Gearing Photography) ca california carlsbad chairs hilton grand vacation lounge chairs lounges pool poolside umbrellas https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/hilton-grand-vacation-lounges Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:10:00 GMT
Thunderbirds Southwest Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/thunderbirds-southwest-pano Here is an interior shot of Lance Herrington's car dealership outside of La Grange, TX called Thunderbirds Southwest.  It has a fun 1950s era theme and is quite comical if you ever find your way there.  The cars seen here are both from late 1950s. The black and white police car is a Nash Metropolitan and the red and white car to the far right is a Ford Fairlane.  The cardboard cutout silhouette in the middle is Marlon Brando as the Godfather.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

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Focal Length - 18mm
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(Evan Gearing Photography) automobiles cars classic cars dealership la grange texas thunderbirds southwest tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/8/thunderbirds-southwest-pano Tue, 08 Aug 2017 10:37:00 GMT
Happy 241st Independence Day! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/happy-241st-independence-day Today marks the 241st anniversary of when the United States of America declared independence from Great Britain.  Remember and enjoy!

To mark the occasion, unfortunately I don't have any pictures of fireworks, eagles, flags or anything similar to post.  I do however, have some photos from the one of the most American of pastimes one can experience and that is baseball!  We went to see the Yankees take on the Astros in Houston on July 1st.  In honor of the holiday, Major League Baseball changed up the uniforms of all 32 teams to include the colors of the flag (red, white and blue) as well as the stars and stripes.  You can see the variations on the hats and the numbers and logos of the jerseys as well as the socks, at least the socks of the players who decided to wear them.  I think they look pretty cool!  Anyway, below are the pictures!  Have a great holiday, don't eat too much apple pie and don't get heat stroke while waiting for the fireworks shows!

Oh and I should mention that the Astros won the game in dramatic fashion, 7-6 in the bottom of the 8th.  The Yankees led the whole game and then Aroldis Chapman came in to get one out in the bottom of the 8th inning and he gave up the go-ahead run.  We also got to see a grand slam home run in person for the first time!  It was hit by Didi Gregorius of the Yankees!  Pretty exciting!

On a totally different note, Eileen just reminded me that 25 years ago today, when we were barely dating, I got a ticket on my jet ski at Decker Lake near Austin, TX for going too fast in a no-wake zone.  My excuse was that there was too much hydrilla in the water and if you go too slow over it, it gets caught in the jet ski's impeller intake and clogs up the impeller causing it to stall.  The park ranger didn't buy it.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the below images.
 

Carlos Correa (Astros #1) turning a double-play while Brett Gardner slides into second with Jose Altuve looking on.

 

 

Brett Gardner attempts a steal of second base.

 

 

Jose Altuve swings and misses.

 

 

Didi Gregorius (#18) celebrates with teammates after hitting a bases loaded grand slam home run.

 

 

Aroldis Chapman comes in for relief in the bottom of the 8th inning.

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) baseball houston houston astros major league baseball minute maid park mlb new york yankees texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/7/happy-241st-independence-day Tue, 04 Jul 2017 07:54:00 GMT
Summertime! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/summertime Today is the first day of Summer!  Woohoo!  That much closer to Fall and football!  So why not post a picture from Chicago?  Why Chicago you ask?  Well, you really can't see it spelled out in the picture here, but the white boat docked next to the curved building in the foreground is a tour boat named "Summer of George".  As a Seinfeld fan, I love it!  If you aren't a Seinfeld fan then you need to go here to see what I am talking about.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) architectural tour chicago il illinois river sears tower willis tower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/summertime Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:37:00 GMT
Trick Roper https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/trick-roper Time to go back to the rodeo.. This guy here is a trick rope artist that is a part of the wild west show going on at the Stockyards in Fort Worth. We didn't actually see that show, but he performed during the rodeo to give the audience a little taste.  Didn't get his name, but as you can see, he was awesome!  Oh, and I wish his hand and the rope didn't block his face so much, but that's how it goes...

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

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Focal Length - 90mm
Aperture - f5.4
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(Evan Gearing Photography) championship rodeo cowboy fort worth ft worth rodeo roper stockyards texas trick rope artist tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/trick-roper Sat, 10 Jun 2017 10:00:00 GMT
The Mavericks https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-mavericks Here is a shot of the headlining band, The Mavericks from the Texas Stomp-N-Holler BBQ and Music Festival at Heritage Park in Taylor, TX.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bbq music festival stompnholler stomp-n-holler taylor texas the mavericks https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/the-mavericks Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:06:00 GMT
James Bookert of Whiskey Shivers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/james-bookert-of-whiskey-shivers A banjo player with a "Marilyn Manson" t-shirt and heart-shaped sunglasses. You don't see that everyday!  Outstanding!!  He's James Bookert from Georgetown, TX of Austin-based bluegrass band Whiskey Shivers while playing at the 1st Annual Texas Stomp-N-Holler Music and BBQ Festival in Taylor, TX.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) heritage park james bookert stompnholler stomp-n-holler taylor texas tx whiskey shivers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/james-bookert-of-whiskey-shivers Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:36:00 GMT
Rosie Flores https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/rosie-flores This is Rosie Flores who was the opening act at the Texas Stomp-N-Holler fest in Taylor, TX last weekend.  She has a boogie-woogie bluesy Texas style that was pretty fun!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) heritage park rosie flores stomp-n-holler taylor texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/rosie-flores Tue, 06 Jun 2017 10:58:00 GMT
Whiskey Shivers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/whiskey-shivers Eileen and I went to Taylor, TX to experience the 1st annual Texas Stomp-N-Holler music festival with our good friend Valerie.  We had a great time and we really enjoyed all three music acts.  The line-up was Rosie Flores, Whiskey Shivers and headliner The Mavericks.  I must admit I'm not much of a country music fan, but all of this music was just a little bit different than country and it was all pretty catchy.

Whisky Shivers from Austin, TX plays a type of bluegrass music with punk rock influences.  I didn't really notice the punk rock part, but the bluegrass was definitely the influence here.  They played well and their songs had a really fast beat.  I guess that's where the punk comes in.  They call their type of music "trashgrass".  Gotta love it!

The two guys seen here are fiddler Bobby Fitzgerald on the left and guitar player Jeff "Horti" Hortillosa.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f4
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(Evan Gearing Photography) 2017 band bluegrass music festival stomp-n-holler taylor texas trashgrass tx whiskey shivers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/6/whiskey-shivers Sun, 04 Jun 2017 18:05:00 GMT
Lunatic https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/lunatic I think one has to be touched in the head a tad to do what this guy is doing.  But wow, it sure is fun to watch, especially if no one gets hurt.  I can't remember if he rode the bull for the full 8 seconds, but there were a couple of guys that did.  However, most of them got bucked off straight out of the chute.  If they don't get away quickly afterwards, then they were really bucked (rhymes with).

As far as the shot goes, it was rather dark in the arena even though it was lit.  I had to use 6400 ISO and with my slow f4.5-6.7 zoom, the shots came out pretty dark.  I had to do lots of Lightroom trickery to brighten it up and then used a new app called Noiseless by Macphun to get rid of all the horrible noise.  It worked pretty well, but it is not as tack sharp as I want.  I still like it, though.  Crazy how that bull can extend like that, right?!  Now, I just need a faster and sharper lens.  Anyone got a Fuji 50-140mm f2.8 they don't need for cheap? ;-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
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Focal Length - 118mm
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(Evan Gearing Photography) bull bull rider bullrider championship rodeo cowboy cowboys fort worth lunatic rodeo stockyards texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/lunatic Wed, 31 May 2017 17:12:00 GMT
Stockyards Cattle Drive https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/stockyards-cattle-drive Last Friday was Eileen's birthday!  Happy birthday, I love you! So, to celebrate her birthday and to kind of have a little bit longer weekend, we took Friday off and went up to the Stockyards in Fort Worth.  We went there a couple of years ago and we thought if we ever go back, we'd like to stay in the Stockyards Hotel and visit a little longer.  So that's what we did!

Just down the street from the hotel, you can watch the cowboys drive "the herd" around the block everyday at 11:30a and 4:00p.  It's a pretty fun - if not touristy - thing to do. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

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(Evan Gearing Photography) cattle drive cowboys cows fort worth ft worth longhorns stockyards the drive the herd https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/stockyards-cattle-drive Sun, 28 May 2017 17:20:00 GMT
Thunderbirds Southwest https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/thunderbirds-southwest Just east of La Grange on highway 71 is a classic car dealership called Thunderbirds Southwest.  It is owned by a gentleman by the name of Lance Harrington.  He has a passion for flipping classic cars.  He started out of his home garage in Houston restoring old Ford Thunderbirds and his business grew so much that he bought some acreage outside of La Grange and built his own place.  Now he restores all kinds of other cars as well.  Not only are old Thunderbirds his favorites, but so are old Nash Metropolitans.

Lance is super-friendly and came up to me and just started chatting about everything.  He even showed me an old Jaguar in the back that he is working on.  It was pretty awesome!

He has some definite views on current events and you can certainly tell by the decor in his showroom.  Depending on which side you are on, you will either love him or hate him.   He also has a great 1950s motif throughout his establishment, too.  I'll leave that to your imagination, but recommend you stop by if you are ever driving between Austin and Houston.  Hopefully you'll like what you see, if not the politics maybe the cars.

The cars seen here are 1964 Ford Thunderbirds and are in pretty good shape.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

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Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f6.4
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(Evan Gearing Photography) 1964 cars classic cars la grange lagrange texas thunderbirds thunderbirds southwest tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/thunderbirds-southwest Sat, 20 May 2017 12:00:00 GMT
Pier A, Manhattan https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/pier-manhattan Here is another shot taken 1 BGC from New York City - Pier A in Manhattan to be exact.  I snapped this while on a ferry to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.  I think the Pier has been fixed up a little since then.

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(Evan Gearing Photography) battery park cityscape hudson river manhattan new york new york city ny nyc pier a skyline https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/pier-manhattan Fri, 19 May 2017 05:08:00 GMT
Brooklyn Bridge https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/brooklyn-bridge I'm going really far back in the "Way-back Machine" for this shot, 1 year BGC - Before Good Camera - which is 2008 to be exact.  (I didn't get my first DSLR [Nikon D90] until about a year later.)

2008 was the last year the Yankees played at old Yankee stadium and Eileen and I as well as her folks, Paul and Barb wanted to see a game there. The day of the game we walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and had pizza at Grimaldi's.  It was awesome!  What a fun trip!

I was also trying to figure out good compositions with my little compact point and shoot.  I liked this one a bit, but never published it.  Now with Lightroom, I tried to give it more of a gritty style and I kind of like how it turned out.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bridge brooklyn brooklyn bridge new york city ny nyc suspension https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/brooklyn-bridge Wed, 17 May 2017 19:22:00 GMT
Shooting Shipwreck Beach https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/shooting-shipwreck-beach Mornings in Hawaii are incredible.  Eileen and I weren't the only ones enjoying the sunrise on Shipwreck Beach on Kauai and trying to get some nice photos of it.  There is the lady in the white shirt taking a picture and there is a couple of people down below with a tripod capturing the sunrise as well.  Also, the smoke off to the left is a pit getting ready for a pig for the day's luau.  This is right near the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

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Aperture - f8
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Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
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HDR - No
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(Evan Gearing Photography) beach clouds grand hyatt kauai resort hawaii kauai landscape ocean sea shipwreck beach sky sunrise water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/shooting-shipwreck-beach Wed, 10 May 2017 10:46:00 GMT
Alaska Firepit https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/alaska-firepit When we went to Alaska back in 2014, our good friends Richard and Sandy took us on a great tour of the wilderness around Anchorage.  They stopped at different points to let me get out and take a few photos.  Those guys are so awesome!  This is from one of those stops.  Not sure of the location exactly, but suffice it to say that pretty much all of Alaska looks like this in July.  Incredible!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 12.6 mm
Aperture - f7.1
Exposure - 1/120
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) alaska camp camping fire pit firepit mountains outdoors stream wilderness https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/alaska-firepit Tue, 09 May 2017 05:41:00 GMT
The Beard https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/the-beard I'm enjoying the NBA playoffs but I'm torn as to who to root for.  On one hand, I really like the Spurs.  They are the closest NBA team to us and their organization is superb, esp with Pop as their head coach.  However, I also like the Warriors due to their fast-paced offense.

Now, that we have seen the Houston Rockets play the last two years, I'm beginning to like them, too.  James Harden of the Rockets is really becoming a superstar and his beard is making him one of the most recognizable players in the league.  Obviously that's who is getting introduced in this shot.  I took this just before the Rockets played the Pistons in Houston on April 7th.  BTW, the Pistons won, 114-109. ;-)

Since the Pistons didn't make the playoffs this year, I will have to say I will root for either the Rockets, Spurs or Warriors.  Just have to see how the attrition happens.  You'd think since I am a Pistons fan I would go for a team in the East but nope, I don't like any of them.  It's always whatever team LeBron is on anyway, so what's the point.  Not a big fan.  Go Western Conference!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 18 mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1.125
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto-bracket
ISO speed - 2000
Exposure bias - -1.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) basketball court houston houston rockets james harden national basketball association nba texas the beard toyota center tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/the-beard Fri, 05 May 2017 20:49:00 GMT
Empty Riverwalk Cafes https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/empty-riverwalk-cafes Back in 2014 I was lucky enough to go to one of Matt Kloskowski's Lightroom training seminars in San Antonio courtesy of KelbyOne and it was fantastic!  I learned quite a bit about how to use Lightroom and now it's where I do most of my processing.  I also have been looking at a lot of Serge Ramelli's youtube videos more recently and have learned quite a bit there as well.  Sometimes when a creative slump hits, I need to find new sources of inspiration and when I started checking out Serge's channel, I became re-invigorated.

That brings me to these two photos...  They are photos that I took early in the morning just before Matt K's seminar started since I got to SA a little early.  I wandered around the river-walk and grabbed a few photos.  These two I didn't think were much after I took them, but with a little bit of processing that I took away from both Matt and Serge, I kind of like them now.  Granted, they aren't awesome cityscapes with beautiful sunsets or anything, but they are still a bit interesting.  Personally, I like the second one better.  What do you think?

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the first image and here for the second..
 

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) cafe cafes desolate early empty morning riverwalk san antonio texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/5/empty-riverwalk-cafes Wed, 03 May 2017 13:41:00 GMT
Texas Capitol Long Exposure https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/texas-capitol-long-exposure What you see here is my very first attempt at a long exposure with a 10-stop neutral density filter and a little extra added drama with the black and white conversion.  You see a while back I ordered the filter, but just really never got around to trying it until yesterday.  I ran out to the Capitol during lunch because there were some awesome clouds rolling through and the Capitol is convenient, easy and usually interesting. 

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10 mm
Aperture - f22
Exposure - 12 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) austin b&w black and white building bw capitol clouds congress drama egearing egearingphoto evan gearing photography legislature long exposure state texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/texas-capitol-long-exposure Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:43:00 GMT
OKC Memorial 9:03 Wall in Black and White https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/okc-memorial-903-wall-in-black-and-white Today marks the 22nd anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

This is a black and white image of one of the two walls that stand at each end of the reflecting pool marking the time before and after the explosion. One wall has the time of 9:01 am and the other 9:03 marking the time before and after the bombing that took place at 9:02 am. Click here to read more about the symbolism of the memorial.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 17 mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/15
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - +1 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - I think so
# of brackets - Probably 7-9


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(Evan Gearing Photography) 9:03 alfred p murrah black and white bw egearingphoto evan gearing photography federal building memorial oklahoma city wall https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/okc-memorial-903-wall-in-black-and-white Wed, 19 Apr 2017 07:23:00 GMT
Bell and Smith Intersection https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/bell-and-smith-intersection On our way to the basketball game in Houston, we walked by the intersection of Bell and Smith Roads so I could try and capture the cool skybridge or whatever it's called that circles around it.  I think I initially saw this place on a car commercial and realized it was in Houston.  Then I checked the location of the hotel where we were staying and it turned out the intersection was only a couple of blocks away!  How cool!  I took this while standing just inf front of the old Enron Building, now known as the Chevron Building.

So what you see here is a handheld panorama of 7-8 shots.  I converted it to black and white because the buildings and sky were pretty monotone due to the harsh contrast of the afternoon light.  Someday when we go back there I would like to try again at night with a fisheye, of which I still need to purchase.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10 mm
Aperture - f8.0
Exposure - 1/500
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) architecture bell and smith black and white buildings bw circle cityscape houston landscape monochrome skybridge texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/bell-and-smith-intersection Mon, 17 Apr 2017 08:45:00 GMT
Toyota Center https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/toyota-center The NBA Playoffs start this weekend, tomorrow to be exact.  With that in mind, it makes perfect sense to post a shot from our trip to see the Detroit Pistons take on the Houston Rockets one week ago.  [Apparently the Rockets have been around for 50 years now, hence the three "50s" that you see on the big video screen below.]  It was a great game and not just because my Pistons won 114-109, but we got to see James Harden of the Rockets do some crazy things with the ball.  No wonder he's up for MVP!  That dude was like Magic Johnson out there with the ball the way he passed it to his teammates.  Amazing!  And, if the Pistons don't play Boban Marjanovich more, they are just stupid.  This year the dude had an equivalent season as Shaq's MVP season in 2000.  He was rebounding and scoring a lot during this game.  Let him loose, Detroit!

I took this shot as soon as we got inside.  If you decide to go with a camera though, be careful that you don't take one with a very long zoom.  Last season I brought my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 which has an equivalent max of a 600 mm zoom lens. As I was taking pictures of Kobe Bryant (Lakers v Rockets in Dec., 2015), an usher grabbed me and made me check the camera at their Customer Relations stand.  I had to leave it there until the end of the game.  This time, I just put my wide angle on my Fuji X-T1 which looks big, but cannot zoom in on anything.  They gave me a bit of a hard time when we entered because it looked like a zoom lens. However, they reluctantly agreed after I explained what it was and showed them that it didn't zoom much at all.  Moral of the story, don't take a telephoto lens to the Toyota Center or any lens that will extend more than a couple of inches.  That's the only place that's been a pain when it comes to cameras that I've experienced so far.

Last thing, I shot this pic with a 1/12 sec shutter speed.  It ain't the most perfect shot, but still pretty darn clear handheld don't you think?

I hope you enjoy this photo and as always, click here to see a higher-res version of the image below.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10 mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/12
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) arena basketball court houston houston rockets interior national basketball association nba sport sports stadium texas toyota center tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/toyota-center Fri, 14 Apr 2017 17:29:00 GMT
Looking Over Pennybacker https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/looking-over-pennybacker While awaiting the arrival of my fellow associates from the family, I decided to take a few snaps from the bluff overlooking Pennybacker Bridge for some good angles.  I liked this one that includes some of the people up there taking in the views.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

 
If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.


 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 12.6 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/110
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) austin black and white bw duotone landscape loop 360 bridge monochrome pennybacker bridge texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/looking-over-pennybacker Wed, 12 Apr 2017 12:49:00 GMT
Baseball Season! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/baseball-season It's officially baseball season again and last night the Chicago Cubs raised their championship banner at Wrigley Field.  So as a tribute, here's a shot of Wrigley from the upper deck behind home plate from the game we went to last September against the St Louis Cardinals.  Obviously we didn't know it at the time, but last year - 2016 -  was the year that the Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 100+ years so it was pretty special that we got to see them play at Wrigley the same year.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18 mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/900
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - -1/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) chicago chicago cubs il illinois upper deck wrigley field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/baseball-season Tue, 11 Apr 2017 05:26:00 GMT
Looking At The Back Door https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/looking-at-back-door On our way to Houston we stopped for lunch at a little place in Smithville, TX called the Olde World Bakery and Cafe.  We sat near the window with a view of the Back Door Cafe across Main Street.  It kind of framed the scene nicely.  Also, you can't really make it out, but the black blob on the chair in the foreground is a cat taking a snooze.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Lens - iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Focal Length - 4.2 mm
Aperture - f2.2
Exposure - 1/180
Metering mode - Whatever
Exposure program - Whatever
ISO speed - 25
Exposure bias - Whatever
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) back door cafe old world cafe smithville texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/looking-at-back-door Mon, 10 Apr 2017 06:27:00 GMT
The Chewie-Mobile! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-chewie-mobile We went to Houston this weekend to watch the Pistons take on the Rockets!  It was good fun and I'll post more about that later.  But when we checked out of our hotel, it appeared that Han Solo's sidekick, Chewbacca spent the night there as well.  I mean, check out the car!  That has to be Chewie's, right?

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Lens - iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Focal Length - 4.2 mm
Aperture - f2.2
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - Whatever
Exposure program - Whatever
ISO speed - 25
Exposure bias - Whatever
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) auto automobile car chewbacca chewbaccamobile chewie chewiemobile double tree doubletree doubletree by hilton han solo hilton hotel houston mobile star wars texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/the-chewie-mobile Sat, 08 Apr 2017 20:08:00 GMT
Pennybacker with the Mafia https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/pennybacker-with-mafia Last Friday night was my first meetup with a lot of the HDR Mafia here in Austin for the first time in a long time.  We all met out at Pennybacker Bridge for some nice sunset shots and then off to Waterloo Ice House just up the road for a little beer.  It was great to catch up with Dave Wilson, Jim Nix, Andy "ATMTX", plus I got to meet another Austinite, John Rogers and of course, Mike "Theaterwiz" Criswell who flew all the way in from Ohio!  What an awesome time!  These guys are all great photographers and it was fun to shoot with them.  One member of the Mafia and another great photographer moved on to bigger and better things in retirement and that member is Van Sutherland.  Everyone asked about you, Van and you were missed!  Hopefully we'll meet up again!

Click their names and check out their sites!  You'll be impressed!  Great to see/meet you all and hopefully we can do it again sometime!  Especially if there's Hopadillo involved!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 30 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - +1 EV
Tripod -Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) 360 austin blue hour light streaks lightstreaks light-streaks night nighttime pennybacker bridge sunset texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/4/pennybacker-with-mafia Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:18:00 GMT
Haybales in Bluebonnets https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/3/haybales-in-bluebonnets It's that time of year in Texas again.  The bluebonnets are in full bloom.  So yesterday I went out and got a few pictures.  Eileen suggested a place near Seton-Williamson Hospital where she works and then I went to a couple of other places as well.  This is the first of the batch that caught my eye so it got processed first.  I'll be doing more later.

This one is just behind the Church of the Nazarene near the intersection of TX 29 and TX 130 here in Georgetown.  The sun just went down by the time I got there so I didn't get that golden light, but I think it works.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 19 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/13
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) bales bluebonnets georgetown haybales landscape texas tx wildflowers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/3/haybales-in-bluebonnets Sun, 26 Mar 2017 12:46:00 GMT
Mayday Bowl Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/3/mayday-bowl-pano Here's the view looking down Mayday Bowl at Sun Valley via about a 7 or 8 shot panorama.  I like the view more than the result as the color in the shot varies from a slight green hue in some spots to a magenta in others.  Oh well, I guess that's what you get trying to do a manual pano with an iPhone.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Lens - iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Focal Length - 4.2 mm
Aperture - f2.2
Exposure - 1/6400
Metering mode - Whatever
Exposure program - Whatever
ISO speed - 25
Exposure bias - Whatever
Tripod - Nope
HDR - Nope
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) id idaho mayday bowl mountains pano panorama sbow ski resort skiing sun valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/3/mayday-bowl-pano Mon, 20 Mar 2017 06:09:00 GMT
Winter Wonderland https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/3/winter-wonderland It was so snowy in Sun Valley when we there, incredibly so!  I think it snowed everyday, especially up in the mountains.  I took this shot on the first day of skiing.  The view was unbelievable.

One thing about so much snow is how quiet it gets when there isn't anyone around...  Well, at least until the snowboarders slide by yelling, "Sick shot, bro!"  That kinda breaks the quiet a little...

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Lens - iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Focal Length - 4.2 mm
Aperture - f2.2
Exposure - 1/3800
Metering mode - Whatever
Exposure program - Whatever
ISO speed - 25
Exposure bias - Whatever
Tripod - Nope
HDR - Nope
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white bw idaho ketchum landscape monochrome mountains snow sun valley trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/3/winter-wonderland Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:13:00 GMT
Snowfall in Ketchum https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/snowfall-in-ketchum This is a shot of the snowfall in downtown Ketchum, Idaho, also known as Sun Valley.  Between ski days, Eileen and I walked around town for a little shopping and a little dining.  The snow was just dumping and I think we got somewhere around a foot during this snowfall.

Regarding the buildings seen here, the "Pioneer Saloon" on the left has great prime rib and steaks and the building with the green first floor and brick second floor is called "Enoteca".  It is an Italian food restaurant and the locals love it.  We ate there and let's just say we didn't quite agree with the locals.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Lens - Whatever
Focal Length -4.2 mm
Aperture - f2.2
Exposure - 1/670
Metering mode - Whatever
Exposure program - Whatever
ISO speed - 25
Exposure bias - Whatever
Tripod - Nope
HDR - Nope
# of brackets - Nope


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(Evan Gearing Photography) cherokee downtown enoteca grand cherokee id idaho jeep ketchum pioneer saloon snow snowfall sun valley vehicle https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/snowfall-in-ketchum Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:05:00 GMT
Closed https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/closed It's the last full day of our trip and it was supposed to be spent with me skiing and Eileen enjoying a nice day in our accommodations.  However, the weather had different ideas.  It's now raining down in the valley where we are staying and apparently raining/snowing so hard up on the mountain that the resort had to shut down.  Yup, no skiing for me today at all.  I guess it's the first time this has happened in a long time, if ever. So now Eileen has to put up with me for a whole day! :-) Haha!

I also thought, why not put out another picture or two?  So here you go.  The first is a companion to my last post from outside the Lookout Day Lodge.  If you read my last post, I talked about how windy it was up there but you couldn't get that from the pic of the lodge.  With this shot, you get more of a sense of the wind; I took it at the same time as the last.  You can see the banner blowing, snow blowing by the trees on the right and there's even someone bending over in front of the little building there doing something. My guess is kissing his ass goodbye, but who really knows?

The second shot is of a guy who was doing a little fishing in the stream by the sports store and lodge where I picked up my tickets and skis.  I was done for the day and walking home when I spotted this guy.  I didn't ask him how he was doing because I wasn't sure if that would scare off his potential catch.  But it made for a nice scene, yes?

I hope you enjoy the photos and thanks for dropping by. 
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/closed Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:48:00 GMT
Lookout Day Lodge https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/lookout-day-lodge We are really enjoying our trip to Sun Valley, ID.  The snow is incredible!  It's basically been snowing non-stop since we got here on Saturday.  Really makes for great skiing.  I traded my skis out today for skis more suited to powder.  We'll see how that goes tomorrow.

This shot here is of the restaurant at the top of the mountain called Lookout Day Lodge.  You can see how much snow is up there as the restaurant is half-buried in it.  You have to walk down just to get through the doorway.  I stopped in there towards the end of the day yesterday for a beverage.  As I was sitting there, a gentleman from the resort staff said that the lift to get there had to be closed because of high winds.  It was crazy windy up there!  I wondered if they would do that because that lift seemed to always stop just before I got to the top and it was just whipping up there.  It was really hard to see where you were going.  You can't really get a sense of the wind int his shot, but trust me, it was!

Usually when I go skiing I will take the Fuji X-T1 up with me to take some pictures.  However, with this snow, I'm not sure I want to do this.  So, I'm trying the iPhone out and editing with Lightroom Mobile and all of that.  This is the first result.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Apple iPhone 6s
Lens - iPhone 6s back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
Focal Length - 4.2mm
Aperture -f2.2
Exposure - 1/3000
Metering mode - Whatever
Exposure program -Whatever
ISO speed - 25
Exposure bias - Whatever
Tripod - Nope
HDR - Nope
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) idaho lookout restaurant skiing skis snow sun valley https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/lookout-day-lodge Tue, 07 Feb 2017 12:59:00 GMT
Lake Tahoe Sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/lake-tahoe-sunset This is a photo I took from our trip to Lake Tahoe last year.  I think I took on our last night.  It's a combination of two photos and I used Jimmy McIntyre's Raya Pro to combine them.  I'm still on the fence as to whether I like it or not.  When I haven't seen it for an extended period of time and then come back to it, I kind of like it.  But, then the more I look at it, the more I don't.  There's something about it that don't like and I cannot put my finger on it.  What do you think?

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/25
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Sort of - exposure blended with two shots
# of brackets - 2, spaced 2 EV apart


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(Evan Gearing Photography) lake tahoe mountains nevada nv sky snow stateline sunrise sunset trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/2/lake-tahoe-sunset Wed, 01 Feb 2017 11:47:00 GMT
Fallen Leaf Lake 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fallen-leaf-lake-02 Well, it's a new year so I should get going on posting some new photos.  I haven't been out to take any recently other than my previous Georgetown Square Christmas shots I put in the last two posts.  So, I thought I would dig back into the archives and see what I could find.  I thought this shot from Fallen Leaf Lake I took during our ski trip to Heavenly at Lake Tahoe last year would be a nice one.  Thinking of that trip is getting me excited for the next ski trip coming in about a month and I cannot wait to get some shots during that trip!  Not to mention skiing!  That's a no-brainer!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 20.5 mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/640
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) california fallen leaf lake lake lake tahoe landscape mountain reflection snow https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2017/1/fallen-leaf-lake-02 Wed, 11 Jan 2017 08:39:00 GMT
Christmas In Georgetown 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/12/christmas-in-georgetown-02 Here is another shot taken from near the steps of the Williamson County Courthouse.  There was a full moon just above Gumbos shortly after the sun went down.  Made for a nice shot, don't you think?

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 50 mm
Aperture -f16
Exposure -9 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) christmas christmas tree georgetown gumbos moon square texas tree tx xmas xmas tree https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/12/christmas-in-georgetown-02 Thu, 15 Dec 2016 05:53:00 GMT
Christmas in Georgetown https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/12/christmas-in-georgetown I went to the square in town last night get some new shots of the lights and decorations.  Those that strung the lights went even higher in the trees than previous years and I thought I better get some good shots since it's the best display so far in the 20 years we've lived here.  Also, just before I started shooting, I took a little stop into Roots Bistro and ran into Rudy Ximenez of RSX Studios, Georgetown's best photographer!  Great guy who I hope to go shooting with sometime!  Glad to finally meet him!

Anyway, below is the first of a few shots and I think I may have to go back there later in the week to get a few more.

I edited this one a little different than normal.  I did an in-camera edit to change the white balance as well as the crop and then I downloaded to my ipad and brightened the courthouse with Snapseed.  Lastly, I just imported into Lightroom and exported it with my watermark,  If there was a good way to watermark in an iPad or iPhone, that would be awesome!  I know watermark lite app exists, but I wish Lightroom mobile did it!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon 18.0-55.0 mm f/2.8-4.0
Focal Length -18 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1.1 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) christmas georgetown night square texas tx williamson county courthouse xmas https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/12/christmas-in-georgetown Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:24:00 GMT
My Happy Place - Cathedrals of Napali Coast 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/my-happy-place-cathedrals-of-napali It seems everyone needs a happy place or zone or something these days.  The hyperbole (I know it's  pronounced high-pur-bowl-ee, but I like to say hyper bowl, like it's a football game) about the recent election is just very over the top. The choice we had to begin with wasn't very good anyway.  And, now that it's over, one side thinks evil incarnate has arrived and all puppies, kittens and hamsters will be declared not cute anymore and therefore exterminated, and the other side thinks the savior has arrived and not only will puppies, kittens and hamsters stay cute, but everyone will love them and they will not poop all over your new carpeting in all of your bedrooms that you can remodel now that you can keep more of your tax dollars.  All I can say, to quote Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is, "R-E-L-A-X, relax."  We also need to "pump the brakes" a bit as they say.  Things won't be that bad, but yet I have a feeling things won't be THAT great, either.  We survived the last 8 years, the 8 years before that, the 8 years before that and so on.  Not saying this most recent event will last 8 years, but you know what I mean.  So for the last 8 years, some people needed a safe/happy zone/place and now for at least 4 years, others will need it. 

So, to acknowledge those who recently left their happy places and those just entering theirs, I would like to post a shot of one of my happy places...  Hawaii!!  This is from the Napali Coast of Kauai and the formation seen here is known as the Cathedrals.  I took this while on a helicopter tour of the island that Eileen and I took with Jack Harter Helicopter Tours.  We flew in a helicopter like the one in the old TV show Magnum P.I.  It has no doors and I think part of me hung just a tad outside of the copter the whole tour.  So much so that when we flew through a little rain, my arm got wet.  However, it would dry off very quickly as we flew out of it.  We highly recommend it if you decide to do that on Kauai!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

 
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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 16mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/500
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Program AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) cathedrals hawaii helicopter jack harter kauai napali coast tour https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/my-happy-place-cathedrals-of-napali Wed, 16 Nov 2016 06:57:00 GMT
Thanks, Vets! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/thanks-vets Today is a day for thanking our veterans for their service.  If you see a vet, thank him/her!  Also, please take a moment to reflect on the sacrifices of those past, present and future have done and will do to make our lives possible if not better. 

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-TZ5
Lens -
Focal Length - 8.5 mm
Aperture - f4.2
Exposure - 1/160
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed - 100
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) hawaii pearl harbor surrender uss missouri world war ii wwii https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/thanks-vets Fri, 11 Nov 2016 08:59:00 GMT
Georgia Dome Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/georgia-dome-pano Now that the long national pastime known as the Presidential Election is finally over, it's time to unite and get back to pictures.  What better way to move forward that to post a panorama of another NFL stadium!  Makes sense?  Yeah not really, but who cares!

So this is a pano of the Georgia Dome, current home of the Atlanta Falcons for one more year.  I think they will have a new stadium to call home right next door next year, but for now this is it.

I took this shot prior to the Seahawks v Falcons game on Nov 10th, 2013 and the Seahawks pounded them 33-10.  The Seahawks went on to win the Superbowl by defeating the Broncos 43-8.

One last thought, I'm thinking I may get a fisheye lens for these types of shots in the future.  I really liked how it worked out for a stadium shot of Jerry's World a few years back as well as Sports Authority Field in Denver because I can capture more of the stadiums.  There would be less detail in the final shot, but I'm really thinking it would be easier and better.  Anyone out there have experience with a fisheye on a Fujifilm X-T1 or X-T2?

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Sony DSC-HX9V
Lens - 4.3-68.5 mm f/3.3-5.9
Focal Length - 4.3 mm
Aperture - f3.3
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed - 125
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) atlanta atlanta falcons georgia dome national football league nfl pano panorama seattle seahawks https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/georgia-dome-pano Wed, 09 Nov 2016 06:33:00 GMT
150 N Riverside in Black and White https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/150-n-riverside-in-black-and-white This is a crazy new building going up in Chicago and it's another that is only known by its address: 150 N Riverside.  It's futuristic with all of the glass windows and its "inverted" structure for lack of a better term.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 20.9 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/850
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) 150 n riverside black and white building bw chicago il illinois https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/150-n-riverside-in-black-and-white Fri, 04 Nov 2016 13:46:00 GMT
Cubs Win World Series! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/cubs-win-world-series What a game!  The Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years after being down 3 games to 1!  It was a hell of a game but I gotta admit, I didn't watch the whole thing.  I wish I would have now, but when it went into extra innings - plus a rain delay - it became too excruciating plus I had to work in the morning.  If I stayed up however, the Cubs would have lost, so they can thank me.  I think I deserve a world series ring for that move! :-)

To mark the occasion, this image here is of the scoreboard at Wrigley before the game we saw versus the Cards.  It shows David Ross and his kid during the pre-game ceremony marking Ross' retirement from baseball at the end of the season.

I thought it was fitting as it says "Congratulations" because 'grats go all around..  To general manager Theo Epstein who helped break curses now at both Boston and Chicago, all the players on the Cubs team, especially David Ross who even hit a home run in game seven of the series and last but not least to the fans, including my father-in-law, Paul who's been a Cubs fan his whole life!  Paul never thought he'd see the day!  Congratulations! Go Cubs Go!!!

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 107mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/450
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed -200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets -NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) chicago cubs david ross wrigley field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/11/cubs-win-world-series Thu, 03 Nov 2016 04:04:00 GMT
Inside the Green Door Tavern https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/inside-green-door-tavern This is the Green Door Tavern and was the last stop on our Sunday pub crawl.   It was an interesting neighborhood bar.  It interested me because of the doorway leading into the bar.  You can see there's two doors, an exterior door and then another to get into the bar as you can see on the left.   However, the wall and the door jam for the interior door are tilted like they are about to fall over.  Hopefully it won't and obviously it didn't while we were there!

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f4.5
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - -0.67EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) bar chicago green door tavern il illinois interior tavern https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/inside-green-door-tavern Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:54:00 GMT
Cubs Win! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/cubs-win Cubs win!  Cubs win!  The Cubs are going to the World Series!  Woohoo!!  Go Cubs go!!!

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/320
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - -0.33
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) baseball chicago cubs cubs win go cubs go major league baseball mlb wrigley field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/cubs-win Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:45:00 GMT
View from Navy Pier https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/view-from-navy-pier After the architectural tour and our pit stop at Harry Caray's to watch football and consume adult beverages, Eileen and I took a walk to the end of the Navy Pier to see if we could get some photos of the sailboats moving around on Lake Michigan.  The idea was to get a nice shot that we could put in the water closet of our newly remodeled master bath.  This is the one that turned out the best and we're gonna try getting a print of it on either metal or glass.  Hopefully it will work!

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 217mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/950
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) chicago il illinois lake michigan lighthouse navy pier sailboats water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/view-from-navy-pier Fri, 21 Oct 2016 17:18:00 GMT
Arrieta Pitches (Again) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/arrieta-pitches-again This is last year's Cy Young winner, Jake Arrieta pitching to the St Louis Cardinals on Sept 23d.  The Cubs won the game, 5-0.

This is the second picture from the same sequence of shots during one pitch.  I put the first one out there just on Facebook and Instagram, but after further review, Arrieta was a bit blurry due to a slow shutter speed.  Me being a bonehead forgot to switch to shutter priority and bang the speed up to 1/750 or 1/1000 which works better for sports.  However, in this shot he's not moving real fast as he is at the top of the pitch.  Gotta remember that shutter-priority versus aperture-priority bit when it comes to sports!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

Last but no least, Go Cubs Go!
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 216.9mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/300
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.33 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) anthony rizzo baseball chicago cubs jake arrieta major league baseball mlb st louis cardinals https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/arrieta-pitches-again Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:44:00 GMT
Soldier Field Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/soldier-field-pano We did do more in Chicago besides seeing a Cubs game and looking at buildings; we also went to a Bears football game!  It was fun, but the Bears got trounced 29-14, if I remember correctly.  Plus, our seats kinda sucked...  The seats were good as far as seeing the field from the end-zone, but they sucked because they were right outside the tunnel where people would go to get refreshments or take bathroom breaks.  We sat just above the steps for it so whenever anyone came and went, they would block our view as they went up and down the steps.  And when people are drinking beer, guess how often they go up and down the stairs?

Prior to the game, I took this pano as the sun was setting.  It turned out pretty nicely, I think.  As I put this pano together, I learned that Photoshop does a better job at panoramas than Lightroom does.  When I merged the photos for this shot in Lightroom, no matter what combination of photos I tried, the word "CHICAGO" in the near end-zone always seems to be missing a letter.  Plus, the the near sides of the upper decks of the stadium were misaligned as well.  Using the same images in Photoshop on the other hand, for the most part, everything turned out great!

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

 

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Lens -
Focal Length -4.5mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/80
Metering mode - Spot
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - -0.66 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) chicago chicago bears football il. nfl stadium pano panorama soldier field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/soldier-field-pano Mon, 17 Oct 2016 06:49:00 GMT
Wrigley Rooftops https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/wrigley-rooftops Across N. Sheffield Ave at the backside of Wrigley, there are several apartment buildings.  Back in the 1980's (I think) when Harry Caray used to broadcast the games, he would likely point out the rooftops of those apartments as there would usually be a couple of guys sitting up there in lawn-chairs with a cooler of beer watching the games.  Over the years it has evolved from lawn chairs on regular flat roofs into stadium seating. You know what happens when there's money to be made, right?! Anyway, the lower half of the picture are the actual bleachers (and the "bleacher bums") in right field of Wrigley, whereas above the WrigleyRooftops.com signs are the seats and bleachers that are on the different apartment buildings across the street.

I selected the black and white conversion because of the timelessness of black and white.  The shot originally used the classic chrome film simulation from the camera which I therefore converted to black and white in Nik Silver Efex 2.

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 120 mm
Aperture - f5.8
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) bleacher bums chicago chicago cubs wrigley field wrigley rooftops https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/wrigley-rooftops Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:50:00 GMT
Fowler Scores! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/fowler-scores The Cubs made it to the National League Championship Series!  YES!!!  Let's hope they beat the snot out of either the Dodgers or the Nats.  We'll find out who the Cubs will play tonight!  When the Cubs do play whoever, gotta pray they do a lot of what Dexter Fowler is doing in this picture.

This was shot in the bottom of the first inning against the St Louis Cardinals on Sept. 23d, 2016.  Dexter Fowler scores on a wild pitch as Anthony Rizzo (bat in hand) watches with Cardinals pitcher Mike Leake in between trying to cover home plate. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina chases the ball and Matt Adams tries to cover as well coming in from first base.  Cubs ultimately won 5-0!

Shot is a jpg straight from camera using classic chrome film simulation, cropped to get rid of distractions and a little added vignette in LR.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

GO CUBS GO!!!
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 90mm
Aperture - f5.4
Exposure - 1/340
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.33EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) anthony rizzo baseball chicago cubs dexter fowler major league baseball matt adams mike leake mlb st louis cardinals wrigley field yadier molina https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/fowler-scores Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:47:00 GMT
Grill and Sears Tower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/grill-and-sears-tower Our place in Andersonville was a little ways away from downtown Chicago, but we could still see parts of the city when we peered through our neighbor's deck.  You can see the Willis Tower (aka Sears Tower) off in the distance.

I you hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 67mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/15
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -2 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) andersonville black and white bw guesthouse hotel il illinois sears tower willis tower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/grill-and-sears-tower Wed, 12 Oct 2016 09:14:00 GMT
Bryant At Bat https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/bryant-at-bat It only makes sense to post a picture from the Cubs game we went to since the Cubs are now in the playoffs.  This shot here shows last year's National League Rookie of the Year and 2015 All Star, Kris Bryant batting against the St Louis Cardinals.  The kid is awesome and is a big reason the Cubs have the best record in baseball.  Let's hope they can break the curse this year and win the series!

We love going to these old ball parks.  There's an intimacy, history and character to them that you just can't get at the newer ballparks, even if the new ones are so fan-friendly.  Baseball is a sport that just seems to be better played and watched in these old stadiums.  You can sort of feel the ghosts of baseball-past while sitting in the seats wondering what it must've been like 100 years ago.  Drinking a beer and eating a hot dog and shelled peanuts is a great way to spend a Friday afternoon.  Ferris Bueller knew what he was doing when he skipped school.

As far as the technical side of this shot goes, this is straight from the Fuji using the classic chrome setting with only a little spot healing from the Photoshop Fix app on the iPad.  Otherwise, this is straight from the camera!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

Last but not least, Go Cubs Go!!!

PS., Cubs won this game 5-0 on a strong outing by Jake Arrieta.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon 50.0-230.0 mm f/4.5-6.7
Focal Length - 50mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/450
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) baseball cardinals chicago chicago cubs cubs kris bryant major league baseball mlb saint louis cardinals st louis cardinals wrigley field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/bryant-at-bat Sun, 09 Oct 2016 07:43:00 GMT
Sears Tower and 311 S Wacker https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/sears-tower-and-311-s-wacker We took an impromptu architectural tour from the Navy Pier before our pub crawl on our first full day in Chicago.  Oh and thanks again, Valerie, for paying for my ticket!  The tour was via riverboat through downtown.  Two of the cool buildings we saw were the Willis Tower on the left (to me it will always be the Sears Tower) and 311 South Wacker Dr., the building on the right.  Yes, that building is only known by its address.  For you Texans out there, the 311 S Wacker building is made from pink granite from Texas.  Also, that building is not as tall as the Sears/Willis Tower, but because of the angle of this shot, it looks that way..  You can read more about it here.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 21.9mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/450
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) 311 south wacker black and white buildings bw chicago sears tower willis tower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/sears-tower-and-311-s-wacker Fri, 07 Oct 2016 08:41:00 GMT
Chicago Skyline at Sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/chicago-skyline-at-sunset I'm finally getting around to editing some of the shots I took during our trip to Chicago a couple of weeks ago.  The first of those is this skyline shot here taken from the Signature Lounge atop the Hancock Building on the 96th floor!  Awesome views from up there!  The only weird thing though was that on the other side of the windows were tons of spiders and spider webs - 96 floors up!  That's a whole lot of climbing for those guys..  To try to combat that, I opened up the aperture all the way to blur out everything close to the lens.  But, the sky has some blotches in it that I can seem to make heads or tails of..  Sorry about that.  Otherwise, I like the shot and I hope you do, too!

Thanks for dropping by!  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

 If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 17.4mm
Aperture - f4.5
Exposure - 0.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 3, spaced 2 EV apart, from -2 to +2 EV

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(Evan Gearing Photography) chicago cityscape il illinois night signature lounge skyline sunset view https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/10/chicago-skyline-at-sunset Wed, 05 Oct 2016 13:14:00 GMT
Say Cheese! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/eileen-and-i-went-to-poppy-festival Eileen and I went to the Poppy Festival this past April and I took my camera along to see if I could get some good street shots, needing the practice and getting out of my comfort zone.  Well needless to say, I only came back with one photo that I thought was somewhat interesting and that's this shot of these lovely ladies enjoying themselves and taking pictures.  It's fun to try and take street pictures, but it's always a challenge to do it without coming across as "the creepy guy with the camera taking pictures of people he doesn't know."  I think there's an obvious art to it and Jeff Vaillancourt and Rich McPeek are really good at it...  I'll try again some day.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon
Focal Length - XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/150
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA


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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white bw georgetown ladies poppy festival square texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/eileen-and-i-went-to-poppy-festival Wed, 14 Sep 2016 12:50:00 GMT
Ready For Football! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/ready-for-football My favorite time of the year is almost upon us and that time is Football Season!  Part of it has already started, the college football part.  This past labor Day weekend was touted as the greatest opening weekend in CFB history because there were so many games between top-25 ranked teams and it didn't disappoint!  No 3 Oklahoma lost, No 5 LSU lost and so did No 10 Notre Dame!  It was awesome!  Plus my faves - the Michigan Wolverines - smacked Hawai'i 63-3.  Kinda awesome wouldn't you say?

The other part of football season is opening weekend for the NFL which starts this Thursday night.  Denver will play Carolina in a Super Bowl rematch.  That should be a great game as well!  Now that football is in full-swing, it means cooler weather is coming and we here in Texas can breathe a sigh of relief for getting through another hot summer.

To commemorate the beginning of football season, I thought this shot of a 60 yard field goal try by the San Diego Chargers from the game we went to last year would be a good one... I don't believe he made it by the way...

I used my Panasonic DMC-FZ300 because it has a full-frame comparable 600mm lens at the long end.  However, the sensor is pretty small so the shot is a bit grainy, but this shot is at mid-field and we were in the nosebleeds in the end zone, so I might take the trade-off.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-5300
Lens -
Focal Length - 68.1mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/1000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - -0.66 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) field goal football kick national football league nfl pittsburgh steelers san diego chargers https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/ready-for-football Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:30:00 GMT
Streaky Strip https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/streaky-strip I've really been negligent in the maintenance of this blog...  Therefore, I figure it's waayy past time to post a shot.  That being said, here is another shot from Las Vegas, particularly from Las Vegas Blvd near the Bellagio and just across from Paris Las Vegas.  This was a long exposure to try and capture some of the light trails from moving cars, not to mention other trails from drunks asking when the Bellagio fountains will start at 4 in the morning... OK, you can't see those trails, but trust me, they're there.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f7.1
Exposure - 6.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) blvd boulevard las vegas lights lightstreaks neon nevada night nighttime nv paris las vegas streaks strip https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/9/streaky-strip Fri, 02 Sep 2016 19:45:00 GMT
Dallas Skyline and Bridge https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/8/dallas-skyline-and-bridge I had to go to Dallas for business a couple of weeks ago and I asked Cliff Baise where would be a good place to get a nice skyline shot.  He recommended Trinity Overlook Park and this is the view from there.

I had quite an adventure trying to get there because Apple Maps took me to some weird part of town that looked like it was behind a warehouse or something.  So, I basically drove around until it got dark, but I eventually found this place.  I stopped in a parking garage by a county jail and that wasn't promising...  Attendants at a gas station didn't know where this was...  After driving around like a madman through neighborhoods and abandoned parking lots, I finally found it.  Not sure why Apple Maps didn't have it correct, but at least I made it!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 8.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-mode
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) city cityscape dallas landscape night skyline texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/8/dallas-skyline-and-bridge Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:26:00 GMT
Houston From Hilton https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/houston-from-hilton Eileen and I stayed at the Hilton Americas when we went to the Angels v. Astros game.  On the 24th floor, there's this great observation deck located just outside the indoor pool that has a great view of downtown.  So after the game, Eileen and I went up and scouted it out.  The funny thing is that you have to walk through the pool area to get there, so I felt a little weird carrying my camera through it to get to the deck.  The deck is outside and has plexiglass above the railing to prevent people from falling or whatever else.  I wanted to get an unobstructed view so I popped the tripod very carefully up on one of the planters - without disturbing the plants of course - and took about 5 sets of brackets and then got out.  I didn't want to block the view for others too long so I just spent a few minutes and went back to the room.

What you see here is the final product.  By the way, I'm not sure why the one building has the windows lit up with "USA" other than they must be getting excited for the Olympics, which is two weeks from the date I took this shot.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 19mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 2.1 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2


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(Evan Gearing Photography) buildings city cityscape downtown houston lights night skyline https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/houston-from-hilton Fri, 29 Jul 2016 05:23:00 GMT
Mike Trout Swings https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/mike-trout-swings Eileen and I went to go see the Angels play the Astros last Saturday.  We don't have a dog in the hunt for either one of these two teams, but we went for a couple of reasons..  One is that the Astros play in a retractable roof dome and the other is because the Angels have two potential hall of famers on their team; Albert Pujols and Mike Trout.  So, there you have it!

This is a shot of Mike Trout during his first time at bat.  I don't think he got a hit and neither did Pujols.  I think Pujols even struck out at least twice.  He struck out looking on one of them and he yelled at the ump and almost got kicked out.  Poor Albert.  If he keeps playing like that he might not make it to the HOF.

As far as the shot goes, I was hoping to get more of Mike's face in the shot.  But from the angle we were sitting at, his head was down and his visor covered his face.  I do have some shots that show more of his face, but I found them less interesting than this one.  I liked this one because it shows the motion of the bat during his swing as well as the ball.   I might post a couple more, but I thought this at least told a little bit more of a story than the others.

Anyway, the Astros won 7-2.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Lens - NA
Focal Length - 108mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/250
Metering mode - Spot
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - -0.33
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) houston astros los angeles angels major league baseball mike trout mlb https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/mike-trout-swings Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:34:00 GMT
Aria 03 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/aria-03 This is another shot I took during my little tour of Vegas in the wee hours of the morning.  I got kicked out by security not too long after I took this shot, too..  Why?  I don't know..  There was hardly anyone there.  Oh well.

One thing about this picture is that when I was there, I didn't realize there was this sort of piece of art made up of many different colored canoes as you see on the right.  I didn't notice this as I shot it, nor did I notice it when I processed the first shot of the Aria I posted.  But when I processed this one, I brightened them up to see what the heck they were and lo and behold, canoes!  This leads me to my next question; why in the heck do they have a load of canoes glued together in the middle of City Center in Las Vegas?  I have a feeling the answer is similar to the question, why do people climb Mt Everest?  Because they can...

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length -
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1sec
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, space 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) aria canoes city center las vegas morning nevada night nv https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/aria-03 Tue, 26 Jul 2016 05:21:00 GMT
Canyon From Plane https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/canyon-from-plane When we flew back from Lake Tahoe, we had to connect through Las Vegas.  After we took off from Las Vegas to head to Austin, we had this excellent view of the canyons below.  I'm not sure if this is part of the Grand Canyon or some of the gorges and canyons that connect to it.  I feel it is the latter.  Anyway, it was quite a site to see!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 50mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/1500
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.67
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) aerial view arizona az canyon desert gorge las vegas nevada nv https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/canyon-from-plane Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:30:00 GMT
Flag Over Catalina https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/flag-over-catalina Happy 4th of July, everyone!  Here's wishing you and yours a great holiday!  Enjoy the fireworks and as always, thanks to all our servicemen and women for their service!  We wouldn't be free without you!

So this is a shot of the US flag flying over the harbor at the town of Avalon on Catalina Island off the coast of California.  I took this shot while Eileen and I were taking a self-guided golf cart tour of the island.  It was fun, but went pretty quickly.

I meant to post this shot yesterday to celebrate today's holiday, but by the time I realized it, I had already posted the shot of Lake Tahoe.  Oh well, at least I got this one out before the end of the day! ;-)

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery. 


Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length -18mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 1/350
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -0.33
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) avalon bay boats california catalina island harbor ocean sea star spangled banner stars and stripes us flag water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/flag-over-catalina Mon, 04 Jul 2016 12:57:00 GMT
Lake Tahoe Thru the Dead Trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/lake-tahoe-thru-dead-trees Sticking with the California theme, this shot is from the Heavenly Mountain Resort on the California side of Lake Tahoe.  I took this shot on the last day of skiing there during our trip last Feb. 

It's fun to take a camera skiing, especially the Fuji X-T1 with the 18-55mm kit lens because it's a pretty small package to get some nice pictures while skiing.  However, it's not a iPhone or something compact like that so it can still be a bit cumbersome, but it's better than a DSLR.  Luckily - I guess - is that it was pretty warm on this day, so I could keep the camera hanging around my neck with my jacket unzipped instead of in a backpack.  It made it easier to scope out good spots and shoot right away instead having to stop and pull the camera out of a backpack each time.  Obviously, this was one of those spots.  Pretty nice, eh?

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/420
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 Ev
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) heavenly heavenly mountain ski resort lake lake tahoe mountains snow trees https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/lake-tahoe-thru-dead-trees Sun, 03 Jul 2016 18:58:00 GMT
Hotel Del Sun Deck Bar in BW https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/hotel-del-sun-deck-bar-in-bw The Sun Deck Bar at the Hotel Del Coronado is a great place to enjoy a nice cocktail while the sun goes down over the ocean.  Highly recommended if you ever get to San Diego.  We stopped there for a nice meal on our first stop during our California trip last Oct to see the Steelers play the Chargers.  Now that the Rams are back in California, I guess we'll have to go back to see another game.  And, if the Chargers get a new stadium, we may have to see them again as well... Anyway, this is the bar outside the "Hotel Del" and it's a wonderful place.  Check it out!  And, if you get there at the right time, head to the water..  You never know if you might see some Navy SEALs training on the beach or in the ocean near there since the base is very close by...

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 15mm
Aperture - f4.5
Exposure -1/420
Metering mode -Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) black and white bw california hotel del coronado san diego sun deck bar and grill https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/7/hotel-del-sun-deck-bar-in-bw Sat, 02 Jul 2016 19:49:00 GMT
Prada at the Aria https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/6/prada-at-aria I took this shot towards the end of my little photowalk on our last morning in Las Vegas...  This is the Prada store at the Aria.  I really liked the design and thought it would make a cool image including the sign..  There were some derelicts wandering about and that would have made quite an ironic shot with them included, but my deal was to just get out of there and get back to the room.  I was pretty tired of avoiding them and really did not want to deal with anymore possible crazies.  Although, there was a lady derelict on one of the bridges spanning Las Vegas Blvd who wished me a Happy Easter..  That was nice in a weird/sad sort of way...

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 0.4 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart, from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) aria blvd boulevard evening las vegas neon nevada night nv prada sign store https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/6/prada-at-aria Fri, 24 Jun 2016 06:50:00 GMT
Hoover Dam Vert Pano https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/6/hoover-vert-pano Time to post another shot from our Vegas trip about 3 mos ago..  This is the view from the top of Hoover Dam looking at the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge.  Just looking down, doesn't that make you think that you could just skateboard down to the bottom?  It's only around 700 feet high, so one could get going rather fast!

This shot is comprised of a collage of about 8 or so shots encompassing everything, all taken in portrait orientation and stitched together in Lightroom.  It's not a traditional pano, but very similar.

I hope you enjoy it and thanks for dropping by! As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

 If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/180
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) hoover dam las vegas mike o'callaghan–pat tillman memorial bridge nevada https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/6/hoover-vert-pano Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:06:00 GMT
Verlander Pitches 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/6/verlander-pitches-02 This is another shot I took of Justin Verlander as he pitched during a Tigers v Astros game last year at Minute Maid Park in Houston.  It's similar to the shot I posted last year.  I think this must be from the same sequence of shots during the same pitch.  Not sure which one I like better..  Anyway, Mr. Verlander's getting a little older now so not sure how much longer he'll be able to pitch well for the Tigers, but he's a workhorse for sure.

As far as processing goes, I cropped the original, used Fuji's Classic Chrome film simulation and added a little vignette.  To see the differences, roll your mouse over the image and you'll see the original straight from the camera and when you roll off, you'll see the final image with the changes I made.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Metering mode - Spot
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2000
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) baseball detroit tigers justin verlander major league baseball mlb pitcher pitches pitching https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/6/verlander-pitches-02 Sun, 05 Jun 2016 13:31:00 GMT
Cruise Ship Under Mountains https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/cruise-ship-under-mountains Going back into the archives for this shot...  This was from our trip to Alaska a couple of years ago.  We were coming back in to Whittier after a tour of the fiords and glaciers.  However, I'm not totally sure if this was from the tour from hell when Eileen got sick after a half hour, or the the tour prior to that en-which it was calm the whole day.  I think it was the latter by the look of the water here.

It's amazing how big the mountains are especially when you see such a huge cruise ship as this Princess boat dwarfed by the mountains in the background.  Can't wait to go back!
  
I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera -Fujifilm X-E1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 114mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/240
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) ak alaska cruise ship mountains whittier https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/cruise-ship-under-mountains Sun, 29 May 2016 17:48:00 GMT
Temple 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/temple-02 This is another shot of the Radha Madhav Dham temple.  I'm not sure if this is the back or the front of the building.  Since it has an entrance and a car port, I'm assuming it is the front, but you know what they say about those who "assume"...

Apparently this temple is known for its branch of the Hindu religion called Radha Krishna, started by Radha Madhav Dham.  I went inside shortly after I took this shot and spoke with a very nice lady who was the greeter and "concierge" for lack of a better term.  She had recently come over from Ireland about a year and a half ago.  She told me that the place had been built in 1995 and the property extends over 200 acres.  There are families living on the property as well.  There are what appeared to be dormitories/apartments as well as single family dwellings there.

As I have been saying, the place was rather interesting.  However, it also kind of gave me the creeps.  Something about the word "Krishna" I guess... I guess I always think of the cult "Hare Krishna" and the devotees I used to see in New Orleans and in airports..  Creepy for sure!  Is that wrong?  Maybe it's my ignorance on the Hindu religion or maybe this branch is a bastardized version of it.  I don't know, but maybe I shouldn't judge.  Anyway, I felt the creeps. Sorry.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 17.4mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/180
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) driftwood dripping springs radha madhav dham temple texas hindu tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/temple-02 Thu, 12 May 2016 05:49:00 GMT
Temple 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/temple-01 And now for something completely different...  I had some time on my hands last weekend so I decided to go to the Radha Madhav Dham temple out near Driftwood, TX.  It has some interesting architecture and the grounds are very nice as well.  They certainly don't mind people with cameras and tripods out there as there were lots of people there taking pictures, but I was the only one with a tripod.  No photos indoors tho.  Bummer, there were some interesting things in there as well.  Interesting to say the least.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 12mm
Aperture - f22
Exposure - 1/50
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - +1 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) driftwood hindu radha madhav dham temple texas tx https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/5/temple-01 Wed, 11 May 2016 11:07:00 GMT
Paris Las Vegas at Dusk https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/paris-las-vegas-at-dusk I did take a couple of photos while Eileen and I were exploring and not on my crazy early morning walk.  Here, we were looking for a good place for chocolate or something after dinner, I think, and as we were getting ready to go into the Bellagio, I turned around and snapped this shot of  Paris Las Vegas across the strip.  I think we ended up over there for good chocolate the next day!

Also, to see the raw version before processing, roll your mouse over the image.  What a difference post processing raw files makes!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 22.3mm
Aperture - f3.5
Exposure - 1/750
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) casino dusk eiffel tower las vegas nevada nv paris las vegas sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/paris-las-vegas-at-dusk Fri, 22 Apr 2016 05:14:00 GMT
Bellagio Lobby https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/bellagio-lobby My first indoor stop while walking around Vegas at God-awful 4 in the morning was the lobby of the Bellagio.  They have this cool glass flower sculpture on the ceiling that is incredible.  I thought it worthy of a shot.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujnon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 0.6 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, space 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bellagio flower sculpture las vegas lobby nevada nv https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/bellagio-lobby Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:46:00 GMT
The Aria 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-aria-01 During my early morning photowalk, I went into City Center to see what that was all about. Remember, it was about 4:30 in the morning and there was hardly anyone around.  I setup my tripod and grabbed some shots here and there.  This shot you see here was the last one I got before security came by and kicked me out.  "No tripods allowed", they said.  I said, "OK" and left, cursing them under my breath, of course.  I don't get it.  I wasn't in anyone's way and not causing a ruckus.  Bizarre.

Anyway, this is a shot of the Aria Hotel taken from the turnaround dropoff/pickup area inside City Center.  That place is futuristic-looking isn't it?

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 3.7 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, space 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) aria casino city center hotel las vegas morning night https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/the-aria-01 Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:47:00 GMT
Moon Over the Cosmo and the Eiffel https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/moon-over-cosmo-and-eiffel On our last morning, I got up at about 3:30am and went out to the strip to take some photos.  That was a little bit of a mistake.  Granted, I was able to get some nice pictures, but there are still a few drunks wandering about and heading home.  I met a guy named John near this spot and he had a few adult beverages in him.  He was very nice though.  He introduced himself, shook my hand and told me this place was paradise!  He said that a few times, said he would leave me alone, told me it was paradise one more time and then he left!  Pretty funny!  Then some other people asked me when the fountains started.  I guess since I was out there with a camera, people just think I know what the hell is going on.  Another guy came out of the shopping center doors of the Bellagio with some sort of southwestern Asian accent yelling into the phone about some "punk-ass ni**ers."  Gotta say, that made me a tad nervous.

Another reason it was a slight mistake getting out that early was by the time I was tired of walking and shooting, the sun was just starting to come up.  Had I got up about an hour later, I might have gotten some nice sunrise shots.  Oh well.  Still happy with this.

This shot is of mainly the Cosmopolitan Hotel and the Eiffel Tower of Paris Las Vegas with a full moon above and the reflections from the pool in front of the Bellagio.  Good stuff!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length -12mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 6.5 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1EV apart  from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) bellagio cosmopolitan las vegas moon nevada night nighttime nv paris las vegas pool reflection strip water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/moon-over-cosmo-and-eiffel Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:29:00 GMT
Hoover Dam Panorama 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/hoover-dam-panorama-01 Gosh, it has been a long time since I posted here!  Since our last trip anyway!  Well, Eileen and I took another one, albeit a slightly shorter one.  We went back to Nevada and did a long weekend in Vegas, baby! Yeah!  It was a fun trip.  The weird thing is, it wasn't too short.  I mean, it's always nice to get away, but it seems there's only so much to do in Vegas, plus we had been there several times now.  It's nice to go every few years just to see what's new, but really, the newer it gets, the more it's the same.  Just more crazy people and more casinos.  Otherwise it's the same.

One thing we wanted to do was take a tour of the Hoover Dam.  That had been on our list for a while.  So we did!

This shot is an 8-shot handheld portrait-perspective panorama taken from the Mike O'Callaghan–Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge .  I didn't bring my wide-angle with me, so a pano always works in a pinch without it.  If you roll your mouse over the image, you will see the small versions of the 8 shots I used for this.

The dam is some 726 feet high.  If you can see the white line on the cliffs behind it, that is the water line for Lake Meade - which the dam created out of the Colorado River - when full.  The last time the lake was full was 1983.  Now it is down something like 135 feet.  Hence the water line you see.  Hopefully someday it will fill back up again.  Hopes are high this year since it is an El Nino weather pattern, but nothing yet.  Maybe when the snow melts in the Rockies later this spring, that will help.  Apparently it was a similar El Nino back in '83. Fingers crossed!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OI
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f3.6
Exposure - 1/2000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) arizona colorado river hoover dam nevada panorama vertical panorama water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/4/hoover-dam-panorama-01 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 13:08:00 GMT
Lake Tahoe Panorama 01 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/3/lake-tahoe-panorama-01 This is a portrait-perspective panorama that I took from California Trail just off the Tamarack Express lift at Heavenly, I think.  I'm not totally sure because Ridge Run has similar views, but I think the views from Ridge Run seem just a tad higher up, so I'll stick with Cal Trail Tamarack! ;-)

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.
 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/420
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) california trail heavenly lake tahoe pano panorama ski resort skiing south lake tahoe tamarack https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/3/lake-tahoe-panorama-01 Wed, 09 Mar 2016 05:37:00 GMT
Delta Plane Over Chase Field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/3/delta-plane-over-chase-field This is was a fun shot... On our way to Reno/Lake Tahoe, we had a layover in Phoenix, AZ.  As we approached for our landing into PHX, I noticed out the window that another airplane was getting ready to land as well.  So, I scoped ahead a little bit to see if there were any interesting landmarks coming up that our neighbor would be flying over and luckily enough, Chase Field where the Arizona Diamondbacks baseball team plays was coming up.  So, I set the camera on continuous high to get some rapid fire shots and fired away!  I must've taken about 20 shots or so and this one came out just right!  The plane is directly above the stadium!  No Photoshopping to move the plane at all.  I only did some minor white balance, color adjustments and cropped it.  I also like how the two roads lead the eye to the plane!  It all worked out pretty well, yeah?  The only thing is I wished I would have zoomed in a little closer to get this aspect because I cropped it quite extensively.  To see, roll your mouse over the image to see the version of the raw straight from the camera before post-processing.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 60mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/4000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) airplane arizona chase field delta airlines phoenix stadium https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/3/delta-plane-over-chase-field Wed, 02 Mar 2016 07:16:00 GMT
Ridge Run View of Lake Tahoe https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/ridge-run-view-of-lake-tahoe This is one of the reasons we went to Lake Tahoe!  Just look at this view from Ridge Run at Heavenly...  Can't be beat!
 
I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18 mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/280
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) california heavenly lake tahoe mountains resort ski skier skiing snow https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/ridge-run-view-of-lake-tahoe Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:25:00 GMT
Emerald Bay BW https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/emerald-bay-bw Emerald Bay at Lake Tahoe is so picturesque.  It's a unique area of the lake because it has a small island called "Fannette Island" right in the middle of it.  And if you look closely, there's some sort of small structure on the island.  Apparently it's the remains of the "Tea House", part of Mrs. Lora Josephine Knight's "Vikingsholm", a sort of mansion-castle build on the bay below and out of the shot here.

As far as the shot goes, I opted for the black and white look.  Everything was so green and blue which is great for sightseeing, but for midday photography, I thought a monochrome version would be a little more interesting.  You may not, so roll over the image with your mouse and you will see the original color version before straightening and post-processing.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 14.5 mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/220
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program -Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) b&w black and white bw emerald bay fannette island lake tahoe tea house vikingsholm https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/emerald-bay-bw Fri, 19 Feb 2016 06:46:00 GMT
Fallen Leaf Lake 03 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/fallen-leaf-lake-03 Our photo guide, Keith Price, took us out to Fallen Leaf Lake near Lake Tahoe during our little tour.  Normally access to Fallen Leaf Lake is closed from Nov - Apr, but Keith has connections and was able to get us in.  It's beautiful and there are a couple of famous homes at the lake...  The movie actress Sharon Stone has a home there and apparently she arrives by sea plane during her visits.  Also, the house from the movie "The Bodyguard" where Kevin Costner rescues a kid is there as well.  Those were kind of hard to see from the road we were on, but we saw the rooftops anyway! :-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 13.8mm
Aperture - f20
Exposure - 1/35
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) fallen leaf lake lake tahoe mountains reflection snow water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/fallen-leaf-lake-03 Wed, 17 Feb 2016 08:47:00 GMT
South Lake Tahoe Sunrise https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/south-lake-tahoe-sunrise We had some great views from the place we stayed at Lake Tahoe.  The sunrises and sunsets were spectacular.  When the sun rose in the morning, it would hit the top of the mountains across the lake and put on an incredible show.  That's what you see here.  The fun thing was, since we are used to central time, it was easy to get up in the morning to watch the sunrise in pacific time!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 80mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/75
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) casinos mountains south lake tahoe sunrise water https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/south-lake-tahoe-sunrise Mon, 15 Feb 2016 08:26:00 GMT
Tree Pointing at Island, Emerald Bay https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/tree-pointing-at-island-emerald-bay We just got back from our trip to Lake Tahoe and we had the best time!  We stayed at this excellent vacation rental by owner and it had some incredible views!  We could see the lake and the casinos below which was just spectacular during sunrise and sunset!  I can't wait to process those, btw...  I took so many pics that I can't wait to get to them!

We also went on a photo tour with renowned wildlife and landscape photographer Keith Price who took us to this great location at Emerald Bay.  He knows his stuff and he really helped us get to some great spots to shoot from and he also took lots of photos of Eileen and I for our own keepsake!  Can't wait to see them!  Look him up if you go out there!

The area is just so photographic that there is a great photo to be had at every turn.  I must've taken almost 1500 photos!  Granted a lot were brackets, but still, Keith pointed out this spot and I tried to take advantage!  Can you imagine what it would be like if it was a sunrise or sunset?  I don't care too much because I love the aspect of this one.  This is one of my favorites and I didn't really have to do to much to it, so it's one of the first to make the blog.

All I did basically was give this shot the old Fujifilm Velvia film simulation in Photoshop and then a couple of other tweaks for sharpening and cloning out branches and spots in the sky.  To see the differences, roll your mouse over the image to see the original raw image straight from the camera and then roll of for the final processed image.

That's it for now.  Anyway, keep tuned-in and hopefully you'll see some more fun shots from our awesome trip!

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 44mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/800
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) cedar emerald bay framed framing island lake tahoe landscape tree https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/tree-pointing-at-island-emerald-bay Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:34:00 GMT
Sea View Cafe and Bar 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/sea-view-cafe-and-bar-02-1
This is another shot of the SeaView Cafe and Bar in Hope, AK.  It's so "Alaska-looking", isn't it?  Get the seafood chowder if you ever go!  Oh and don't forget to stop at the Discovery Cafe for pie, right Richard and Sandy? ;-)

I kept the processing to a bit of a minimum.  I straightened the buildings, did a little tonal contrast and bleach bypass with Nik Color Efex 4 and then sharpened with Nik Sharpener Pro.

Roll you mouse over to see the pre-processed raw straight from the camera and roll off to get the post-processed version.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 13.8mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/160
Metering mode - Mulit-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/sea-view-cafe-and-bar-02-1 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:57:00 GMT
Sea View Cafe and Bar 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/sea-view-cafe-and-bar-02 Time for another vacation photo as we prepare to go on vacation...

This is another shot of the SeaView Cafe and Bar in Hope, AK.  It's so "Alaska-looking", isn't it?  Get the seafood chowder if you ever go!  Oh and don't forget to stop at the Discovery Cafe for pie, right Richard and Sandy? ;-)

I kept the processing to a bit of a minimum.  I straightened the buildings, did a little tonal contrast and bleach bypass with Nik Color Efex 4 and then sharpened with Nik Sharpener Pro.

Roll you mouse over to see the pre-processed raw straight from the camera and roll off to get the post-processed version.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 13.8mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/160
Metering mode - Mulit-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) alaska hope seaview cafe and bar https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/sea-view-cafe-and-bar-02 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:57:00 GMT
Three Sisters From Above https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/three-sisters-from-above-1
I know the shot is a bit little cliche, but this shot has three big mountain peaks in the center.  We saw these as we were heading into Seattle for our layover.  I'm not sure what mountain peaks they are, maybe the three sisters in Oregon?  I'm not really sure on that because we seem awfully low heading into Seattle to see these peaks that are in Oregon, but I could be wrong.  If anyone knows, please comment below.

I just processed this shot mostly in Lightroom with no plugins and then I added a slight vignette in photoshop.  If you roll over the image with your mouse, you will see the original raw image as compared to the final version when you roll your mouse off.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-E1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 24.5mm
Aperture - f3.2
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1/3EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/three-sisters-from-above-1 Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:51:00 GMT
Three Sisters From Above https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/three-sisters-from-above It's almost vacation time for us Gearings!  We are getting ready for a ski trip and I can't wait to go!  So as I thought about what to post for a new picture, I went back to our Alaska vacation pics and found this shot.  It is the obligatory photo of mountains with the wing of our plane.  What says vacation more than that?  OK, maybe a shot of us in Hawaiian shirts with that white stuff on our noses, but this is the next best thing, right?

I know the shot is a bit little cliche, but this shot has three big mountain peaks in the center.  We saw these as we were heading into Seattle for our layover.  I'm not sure what mountain peaks they are, maybe the three sisters in Oregon?  I'm not really sure on that because we seem awfully low heading into Seattle to see these peaks that are in Oregon, but I could be wrong.  If anyone knows, please comment below.

I just processed this shot mostly in Lightroom with no plugins and then I added a slight vignette in photoshop.  If you roll over the image with your mouse, you will see the original raw image as compared to the final version when you roll your mouse off.

I hope enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  As always, click here to see the high-res version of the final image.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-E1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 24.5mm
Aperture - f3.2
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1/3EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA
 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) airplane wing mountains sunset washington https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/2/three-sisters-from-above Wed, 03 Feb 2016 06:51:00 GMT
Peyton Compilation https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-compilation-1
With that news, I had to try and do one more photo of Peyton that we took from the game we went to back in 2012.  All of the good ones I have posted already.  I had a couple more, but the prominent feature in those was the rear end of a defensive lineman.  That's not really what I wanted the viewer to come away with. 

So, I tried out a feature in Nik's Analog Efex called "multilens" and what it does is break up a single photo into 3 or 4 individual framed shots as you see below.  However, I did that to 4 individual photos and just masked in the portions that had Peyton in the frame.  This is the outcome.  You can roll your mouse over the image to see the four individual shots that I used for this.

One other thing, I'm a little miffed at the second shot from the left in this compilation as the background is a little more in focus that the rest.  However, the image is about Peyton, not the background focus. I'll live with it. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!  Also, click here for a higher-res version of the final shot.


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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-compilation-1 Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:59:00 GMT
Peyton Compilation https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-compilation I am so happy Peyton Manning is going to the Superbowl!  It is so awesome!  He has a big challenge with the Carolina Panthers, though.  The Panthers have a great defense and it will be hard for Manning to get anything going, unless maybe Denver's running game gets rolling.  However, Denver's defense is number 1 in the NFL, so that might help slow Carolina's Cam Newton down.  I'm nervous about it, but I just hope for a great game no matter the outcome.  Also, apparently Peyton told Patriots coach Bill Belichick that this would be his "last rodeo", meaning he will probably retire after the Superbowl.

With that news, I had to try and do one more photo of Peyton that we took from the game we went to back in 2012.  All of the good ones I have posted already.  I had a couple more, but the prominent feature in those was the rear end of a defensive lineman.  That's not really what I wanted the viewer to come away with. 

So, I tried out a feature in Nik's Analog Efex called "multilens" and what it does is break up a single photo into 3 or 4 individual framed shots as you see below.  However, I did that to 4 individual photos and just masked in the portions that had Peyton in the frame.  This is the outcome.  You can roll your mouse over the image to see the four individual shots that I used for this.

One other thing, I'm a little miffed at the second shot from the left in this compilation as the background is a little more in focus that the rest.  However, the image is about Peyton, not the background focus. I'll live with it. ;-)

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!  Also, click here for a higher-res version of the final shot.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) compilation denver broncos football multilens national football league nfl peyton manning sports authority field at mile high https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-compilation Wed, 27 Jan 2016 10:59:00 GMT
Peyton Runs Off https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-runs-off-1 UPDATE: The Broncos beat the Patriots, so Peyton will have at least one more game to play and I bet that will be his last. Let's hope he has another win left in him!

Could today be the last NFL game Peyton Manning plays in?  It just might be.  He's like my favorite quarterback out there, but I think his time has come.  He's not the same as he was due to injury, age and other things, but it would be great to see him get to one more Superbowl.   I like Tom Brady, too, but would rather see Peyton win this one.

I took this shot during the Raiders v Broncos game a couple of years ago in Denver.  Peyton just threw a touchdown pass and he's leaving the field.  I kind of processed it with a couple of things in mind..  I wanted to give it an aged look by fading it out and split-toning it a tad to reflect Peyton's aging career and I also left the negative space behind him to signify the career he's leaving behind.  Normally when you take a shot of something moving, the idea is to give the object more space in front to give the viewer a sense of motion and space for the object to move into, but I did the opposite here.

To see how I processed the shot, roll your mouse over the picture and you will see the version that came straight out of the camera. Roll your mouse off and that's the final shot.  Click here to see a larger version of the final shot.

I hope you enjoy the picture and thanks for dropping by!  Go Broncos!!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 200mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/800
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed -200
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-runs-off-1 Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:21:00 GMT
Peyton Runs Off https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-runs-off UPDATE: The Broncos beat the Patriots, so Peyton will have at least one more game to play and I bet that will be his last. Let's hope he has another win left in him!

Could today be the last NFL game Peyton Manning plays in?  It just might be.  He's like my favorite quarterback out there, but I think his time has come.  He's not the same as he was due to injury, age and other things, but it would be great to see him get to one more Superbowl.   I like Tom Brady, too, but would rather see Peyton win this one.

I took this shot during the Raiders v Broncos game a couple of years ago in Denver.  Peyton just threw a touchdown pass and he's leaving the field.  I kind of processed it with a couple of things in mind..  I wanted to give it an aged look by fading it out and split-toning it a tad to reflect Peyton's aging career and I also left the negative space behind him to signify the career he's leaving behind.  Normally when you take a shot of something moving, the idea is to give the object more space in front to give the viewer a sense of motion and space for the object to move into, but I did the opposite here.

To see how I processed the shot, roll your mouse over the picture and you will see the version that came straight out of the camera. Roll your mouse off and that's the final shot.  Click here to see a larger version of the final shot.

I hope you enjoy the picture and thanks for dropping by!  Go Broncos!!

 

 

 

 

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.

 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 200mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/800
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed -200
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) denver broncos football national football league nfl peyton manning https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/peyton-runs-off Sun, 24 Jan 2016 10:21:00 GMT
Alaska Window - Rearranged https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/alaska-window-rearranged This was a fun picture..  In a couple of ways..  One way is that I took this during our trip to Alaska a couple of years ago.  The other reason is I had some Photoshop fun getting this picture the way I wanted it.

This is a window on a dwelling at the Crow Creek Historic Gold Mine.  It is a working gold mine where you can go and pan for gold out of Crow Creek.  As a matter of fact, when we paid for our tickets to get in, the gentleman who sold them to us said he and his dad were able to get about $30,000 worth of gold out of it the previous year. 

When I saw the house and the window, I thought this could be a really cool photo.  However, I wanted to rearrange the axes and other items to balance it out.  Well, since I could not do that physically, I shot the photo in order to do it via Photoshop.  I shot wide enough to capture the items I wanted and then did my thing when I got back home.

If you roll your mouse over the image, you will see the original.  I took a lot of liberties, but it was fun trying my hand at more stuff to see how I could make it turn out.

I did all of the following to it:

- Moved the axe on the right closer to the window
- Removed the items that looked like boxes behind the lace curtains in the right two lower panes of glass by copying the lace shades in the bottom left two window panes
- Copied the far left yellow flower in the flower box, flipped it horizontally and put it on the far right side
- Removed the square wood slats from above the top left of the window and copied in the right side and flipped that horizontally
- Warped the flower box to level it out
- Moved whatever that saxophone looking thing is from the far left of the original and put it just to the right of the window, between the window and the axe.
- Added some tonal contrast from Nik Color Efex 4 to bring out the detail in the whole scene
- Brushed in more tonal contrast to the red window as well as some bleach bypass to bring out more of the detail
- Increased the saturation of the red window
- Did even more serious tonal contrast and bleach bypass to the axes and the saxophone-looking things to really bring out the rust and give them a super rusty look
- Finally cropped the whole image to a 4:3 ratio to simplify it and get rid of some of the distracting elements on the edges

I think the final image has some nice symmetry, looks balanced and hopefully one cannot tell that all of that work was done to it, other than to maybe bring out some of the detail.  If you ever want to arrange items in a photo and can't do it physically before the shoot, try to shoot the scene to where you can include the elements you want and then rearrange in post.  You might get what you want.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

(Click here for a higher-resolution version of the final image and click here for a higher-resolution version of the original.)


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 29mm
Aperture - f3.6
Exposure - 1/160
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/alaska-window-rearranged Sat, 09 Jan 2016 11:27:00 GMT
Luckenbach License Plates https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/luckenbach-license-plates
Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a higher-res version of the shot.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 16mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/125
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - -2/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2016/1/luckenbach-license-plates Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:56:00 GMT
Gates TD Catch https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/gates-td-catch
This shot was take from the nosebleeds at the opposite end of the field so you can see that the zoom is pretty significant on the DMC-FZ300.  This shot was not cropped for anything other than its aspect ratio.  It's a little noisy, but man, that thing can zoom!

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Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a higher-res version of the shot.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 107.9mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/640
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - -2/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/gates-td-catch Wed, 30 Dec 2015 08:55:00 GMT
Another Teton and Snake River, Color Version https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/another-teton-and-snake-river-color (click here to  see it) or this one?  I still haven't made up my mind....

Oh and before I forget, everything at my store is 25% off for the month of December with coupon code DEC2015!  Don't wait and purchase now!  Click here to get to the store!  If there is a photo that you see here on the blog or on my flickr page that you like and don't see in the store, contact me via this link - http://egearingphoto.zenfolio.com/contact.html - and I'll be sure to get it in there for purchase!  Thanks again!

Lastly, click here to see a larger version of this shot...

 If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery. 

Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300S
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 52mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - ??? (probably but can't remember for sure, sorry)
# of brackets - 7, maybe?  spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/another-teton-and-snake-river-color Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:54:00 GMT
Williamson County Courthouse at XMas, 2014 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/williamson-county-courthouse-at-xmas_24
Everything in my gallery is 25% off with coupon code DEC2015 for the month of December, 2015!! Hurry now!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a higher-res version of the shot.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 17 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from -2 to +2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/williamson-county-courthouse-at-xmas_24 Thu, 24 Dec 2015 05:40:00 GMT
Williamson County Courthouse At XMas, 2014 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/williamson-county-courthouse-at-xmas
Everything in my gallery is 25% off with coupon code DEC2015 for the month of December, 2015!! Hurry now!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a higher-res version of the shot.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 11mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 0.8 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/williamson-county-courthouse-at-xmas Wed, 23 Dec 2015 06:57:00 GMT
Whoville Window https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/whoville-window
Everything in my gallery is 25% off with coupon code DEC2015 for the month of December, 2015!! Hurry now!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a high res version of the shot.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - NA
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/whoville-window Tue, 22 Dec 2015 05:23:00 GMT
Qualcomm Stadium Fireworks https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/qualcomm-stadium-fireworks
Anyway, here's a shot from when the Chargers kicked a field goal.  Whenever the Chargers score, they shoot off fireworks.  Kinda nice, but they really need a new stadium!

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Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a high res version of the shot.

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Exif data:

Camera - Panasonic DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 5mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/320
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture-priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - -2/3
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/qualcomm-stadium-fireworks Sun, 20 Dec 2015 12:09:00 GMT
Grazing Bighorn Sheep https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/grazing-bighorn-sheep
Everything in my gallery is 25% off with coupon code DEC2015 for the month of December, 2015!! Hurry now!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a high res version of the shot.

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 80mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/1000
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Shutter-priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - -2/3
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/grazing-bighorn-sheep Fri, 18 Dec 2015 05:32:00 GMT
Zilker Tree and Skyline 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/zilker-tree-and-skyline-02
Everything in my gallery is 25% off with coupon code DEC2015 for the month of December, 2015!! Hurry now!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a high res version of the shot.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 153mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 0.7 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets -7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/zilker-tree-and-skyline-02 Wed, 16 Dec 2015 06:55:00 GMT
Smithville Gazebo 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/smithville-gazebo-02
Everything in my gallery is 25% off for the month of December, 2015 with coupon code DEC2015 !! Hurry now!

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  Click here to see a high res version of the shot.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/2 sec
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - -2 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/smithville-gazebo-02 Tue, 15 Dec 2015 05:36:00 GMT
Luckenbach Post Office https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/luckenbach-post-office Gunsmoke TV show!  Cool, huh? You can see one of them chillin' on the porch bench in this shot, but I'm not sure which one it is...

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If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/420
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - -2/3
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/luckenbach-post-office Mon, 14 Dec 2015 05:34:00 GMT
Hays County Courthouse https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/hays-county-courthouse
I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  (As always, to view a larger version, click here.)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 14.5mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/750
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/hays-county-courthouse Fri, 11 Dec 2015 19:44:00 GMT
Hondo and Hats of Luckenbach https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/hondo-and-hats-of-luckenbach
This shot is from inside the post office.  It's a shot of some hats - obviously - along with a painting of Hondo Crouch.  He's quite a character and the guy who basically turned Luckenbach into the music venue that it is now, from what I understand.  He had quite an imagination and might have been a little off his rocker, in a good way.  Click here to read more...

This shot is a little perplexing to me.  I wanted it to be totally symmetrical, but the way everything lined up, I had to center the image based on the way the hats were arranged or with the light and the painting being in the center.  I opted for the latter and centered the shot on the painting and the light above.  I hope it worked, but you can tell me otherwise if you are so inclined.

Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.  (Click here for a larger, more detailed version.)

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10.5mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/25
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 3200
Exposure bias - -2/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/hondo-and-hats-of-luckenbach Wed, 09 Dec 2015 08:10:00 GMT
Another Teton and Snake River BW https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/another-teton-and-snake-river-bw_4
Oh and before I forget, everything at my store is 25% off for the month of December with coupon code DEC2015!  Don't wait and purchase now!  Click here to get to the store!  If there is a photo that you see here on the blog or on my flickr page that you like and don't see in the store, contact me via this link - http://egearingphoto.zenfolio.com/contact.html - and I'll be sure to get it in there for purchase!  Thanks again!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300S
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 52mm
Aperture - f10
Exposure - 1/400
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - ??? (probably but can't remember for sure, sorry)
# of brackets - 7, maybe?  spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/another-teton-and-snake-river-bw_4 Fri, 04 Dec 2015 05:35:00 GMT
Everything's 25% Off for December! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/everythings-25-off-for-december http://egearingphoto.blogspot.com where I sell many of the images you see here.  Well, for the rest of the year, you can purchase anything you want there at 25% off with coupon code DEC2015.  Just a way to say thanks for visiting and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/everythings-25-off-for-december Wed, 02 Dec 2015 08:11:00 GMT
Catalina Panorama https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/catalina-panorama
One other cool tidbit about Avalon that is pretty cool..  We stopped for a drink before we had to get back on the ferry and the bartender there was telling us about what living is like there.  Mostly it's boring, but he said there is absolutely no crime.  Except (there's always a caveat isn't there?), when the cruise ships come in. When people arrive from the cruise ships, they rent the golf carts, get drunk and then have accidents. That's the extent of the crime.  Interesting.  Oh, we turned the golf cart back in before we went to this bar, hehe! ;-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 31.5mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/550
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/12/catalina-panorama Tue, 01 Dec 2015 05:38:00 GMT
More Laguna Surfer Dudes https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/more-laguna-surfer-dudes

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f9
Metering Mode -  Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/900
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/more-laguna-surfer-dudes Mon, 30 Nov 2015 05:23:00 GMT
William Brewster 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/william-brewster-02 Plimouth Plantation, a place that simulates the initial settlement that the pilgrims built upon their arrival in 1620.  The person you see here is playing the part of William Brewster, a preacher and leader of the community.  If you ever go to Plymouth, checkout the plantation.  They also have a simulation of the Wampanoag Indian settlement there as well.  Fascinating!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Focal Length - 13mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1.3 secs
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/william-brewster-02 Wed, 25 Nov 2015 08:14:00 GMT
Sun Shining Into the Sheerwater Bar https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/sun-shining-into-sheerwater-bar
Hope you like the shot and thanks for dropping by.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens -  Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 24mm
Aperture - f6.4
Exposure - 1/30
Metering mode - spot
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/sun-shining-into-sheerwater-bar Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:44:00 GMT
Oceanside Pier Underside https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/oceanside-pier-underside
This image is not an HDR, but I did auto-bracket when I shot it, even though it was hand-held.  What I did in post was take the -1 EV exposure and masked in the bright exposure for the top of the image.  It brought a little more detail that way, yet still pretty noisy.. That's what you get for ISO 6400...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture -  f5.6
Metering - Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/5
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - 2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/oceanside-pier-underside Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:53:00 GMT
Mission Beach Lifeguard Shack 02 Duotone https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/mission-beach-lifeguard-shack-02-duotone Mission Beach Sunset shot.  Except, I decided to go a different way with this one and make it a duotone to give it a more timeless look and emphasize some of the people on the beach along with the lifeguard shack.  The sky for this shot was a little more hazy at this angle as well so I opted for negative space there.  Overall I like the look.  A bigger question though is, do you like it?

Thanks and have a good one!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f5.6
Metering mode - Multi-segment
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/mission-beach-lifeguard-shack-02-duotone Tue, 10 Nov 2015 09:28:00 GMT
Hotel Del Coronado Lobby https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/hotel-del-coronado-lobby
The inside of the hotel is as nice as the outside, too.  The lobby has this great chandelier right in the middle and it really adds something to the rest of the lodge-like interior.  One thing I thought was weird though, is that they have these video screens behind the check-in counter and I thought it sort of cheapened the place, ever so slightly.  Maybe they'll get rid of those someday.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - F4
Metering - Multi-Segment
Exposure - 1/30
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/hotel-del-coronado-lobby Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:28:00 GMT
Steelers Super Fan https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/steelers-super-fan
I took a page out of Scott Kelby's Recipes book for this one, the bleach bypass recipe to be precise.  It turned out to give the shot a look similar to Fuji's Classic Chrome film simulation, which I really like.  I could have used Nik's Color Efex 4's bleach bypass filter, but I wanted to experiment a little  in LR with the develop module a bit instead.  It's not as extreme as Nik, but a cool look nonetheless.

I hope you like the picture and thanks for stopping by!

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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 32mm
Aperture - f5.6
Metering - Spot
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program -  Program AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/steelers-super-fan Fri, 06 Nov 2015 11:37:00 GMT
Love You Sand Castle https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/love-you-sand-castle
The day was still overcast because of the morning clouds so I thought a good desaturation along with some split toning and clarity helped a little with it.  What do you think?

Hope you enjoy the picture and thanks for stopping by.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 46mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/11/love-you-sand-castle Wed, 04 Nov 2015 09:50:00 GMT
Avalon Bay https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/avalon-bay Rain-pocolypse!!!

Wow!  It's been raining here in Austin so much that once the rain broke, downtown was a marina!  Just look at the pic below!  Ha!  Not really, but it sure seems like it.  We got something like 10 - 12 inches of rain today in like three hours.  It was what I like to call "rain-pocolypse"!  And it may not be done!  Time to build an arc and start marching animals two-by-two! 

Seriously though, be safe and pray for those who may be flooded!  Turn around, don't drown!!!

Today's Pic - Avalon Bay

OK, horrible jokes about the rain here in Austin aside, this shot is of Avalon Bay at Catalina Island off the coast of California!  Fun place to go for a quick something to do. If you do go, rent a golf cart and take the scenic route! That's how I got this shot here.  Lots of great views on the little roads in the hills around the bay. Fun and you'll be done in an hour!  Also, the building on the left in the entrance to the bay is known as the Catalina Casino.  It was once a thriving casino back in the late 20s and 30s, but now it seems to be a performing arts center and unless one goes to a show or something, the only way to see it is via tour guide.  We didn't have time to go there, but it might be fun.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 42mm
Aperture - f13
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1/3 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/avalon-bay Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:15:00 GMT
Oceanside Pier Sunset https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/oceanside-pier-sunset Hello Betty fish house.  Hello Betty is right near the beach so just after the sun went down, I ran over to the  beach and took a few shots of the pier.  I know, these shots are best with a tripod and a long exposure, but I didn't feel like carrying the tripod around.  Now I regret it, but I think having these beachcombers in the foreground adds a little interest and provides no need for the silky smooth long exposed waves.  Right?  My photo buddies, help me out here! :-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 35mm
Aperture - f4
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 3200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No (bummer)
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/oceanside-pier-sunset Thu, 29 Oct 2015 13:29:00 GMT
The End of Route 66 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/the-end-of-route-66
But first, we decided to drive up the Pacific Coast Highway (aka PCH, Highway 1) from San Diego and stop at the Santa Monica Pier, then turn around and head back.  It was a great idea in theory, but once we got to Long Beach, all bets were off and we had to head out to the 405 and back in again on the 10, I think..?  We still made it to the pier for lunch, which was the goal.

The pier itself was pretty much a tourist trap.  I think the sign was the best part about it.  Oh and maybe the views of the beach and the PCH.  Otherwise, lots of t-shirt stands and amusement rides. Not a lot of sport fishing going on either.  There were a few guys with lines in the water and I think they said they were catching some mackerel, but not a whole lot else going on.  One thing about the t-shirt stands is that there were lots about Route 66.  I probably knew this at one point, but Route 66 started in Chicago, wound its way down through Oklahoma and Texas and ended at this pier.  Pretty cool, eh?  I think even my Uncle Bill made that drive back when it was popular in the 50s or 60s... So, I thought that was cool to find out, if I didn't already know. :-)

Lastly, we did make it for lunch and we ate at The Albright and that was pretty good.  A little overpriced, but that's what you get for being tourists, yes? :-)  Anyway, now that all is said and done, at least now we can say, "Been there, done that"!

As far as the picture goes, yes, it has a little flare and specks going on from the sun, but I kind of like it.  I think it adds something to it.  What, I'm not sure, but it adds something.  I also made it a duotone sepia sort of shot and cloned out a couple of distracting lamp posts.  What do you think?  Did it work?

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for stopping by.


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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 24mm
Aperture - f14
Exposure - 1/350
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/the-end-of-route-66 Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:24:00 GMT
Rivers Throws https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/rivers-throws

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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Focal Length - 108mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/640
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/rivers-throws Tue, 27 Oct 2015 04:11:00 GMT
Vick Throws https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/vick-throws
This shot is a post-processed raw that I tweaked out a bit.  I took some of the noise out of the players but left it in for the field to keep a little texture in there.  I also adjusted the exposure, contrast, saturation and other stuff that one would normally do, even added a little vignette.

What do you think?

Hope you enjoy it and thanks for dropping by!

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Exif data:

Camera - Lumix DMC-FZ300
Lens - 24x Leica DC Vario-Elmarit
Focal Length - 108mm
Aperture - f2.8
Exposure - 1/1600
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - O EV
Tripod -No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/vick-throws Mon, 26 Oct 2015 04:26:00 GMT
Lumix DMC-FZ300 Review and NFL Football! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/lumix-dmc-fz300-review-and-nfl-football
For me and this little blog and photography habit that I have, taking pictures at a football game is a blast!  However, the NFL makes it a little difficult to take cameras in.  They have the policy about taking stuff in in only clear bags and everything has to be out of your pockets as you go through the gates.  Taking a camera with 2-3 lenses to shoot games can be tricky.  I like to cram lenses in pants pockets with batteries and other things, so the policy makes it a pain.  So this year I decided to get an ultra-zoom camera for this very purpose.  One camera, no fuss no muss.  There are a lot to choose from out there.  I really wanted to get the Nikon P900 because it has a super 83x zoom lens.  However, it does not shoot raw and it doesn't have a constant aperture through the zoom.  So after lots of searching, I settled on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 as seen below:



This camera has a nice 24x zoom lens, equivalent of 25-600mm in 35mm format if I'm not mistaken, has a constant f2.8 aperture throughout and it shoots raw.  This is pretty much what I was looking for and as matter of fact it just came out at the end of last month. The camera is even weatherproof, so no bag to take to the stadium in case of rain. Yeah, rain in San Diego, right. :-)

I enjoyed shooting it for the most part.  It has customizable fn buttons and it has a nice touchscreen lcd monitor on the back which makes it easy to adjust focus points and stuff.  The fn buttons aren't really the physical buttons on the camera though, they are more like tabs on the touchscreen monitor.  That's ok, but if the actual buttons could be changed, that would be nice.  The screen menu was a little difficult for me to navigate, too, but I think that's just because I am used to my Fuji stuff and need more exposure to this one.

When it came to wanting to shoot action on the field, I only had the camera's drive set to single shot and it took me a while during the game to find the high continuous mode, but I did.  That helped a lot!  The camera is pretty fast for continuous shooting, but trying to track movement once you start shooting is kind of weird because you get quick previews of each shot which interrupts the flow of the action.  In other words, when I was watching someone run with the football or trying to receive a catch, I would start shooting and then I would lose track because the action would stop on the camera for each individual picture and that goofed me up. Other than that, not too bad.

Also the stabilization in the camera is pretty good.  Even when I wasn't shooting pictures, I would watch the game though the camera with it zoomed all the way to the field and I could see everything on the field really well!  I felt like one of the ESPN camera men there! Wouldn't THAT be an awesome job, btw?

Lastly, the zoom was just about the best you could ask for in a camera like this.  If it was any longer with a constant 2.8 aperture, the camera would be rather big.  Same goes for the sensor; it sports a 1/2.3 sensor and if it was APS-C or larger, the camera would be huge, too. This camera is a nice size, just a tad smaller and lighter than my Fuji X-T1 with its 18-55 attached.  You can see the range of the lens in the two photos I have posted below.  They are both jpgs taken straight from the camera, un-retouched.  The one of the stadium is with it zoomed all the way out.  You can see the view we had from our seats.  We were in the upper deck about half way up.  Pretty high up there.  The shot of #2 Michael Vick, is with the camera zoomed all the way in.  At the time I took that shot, he was on the near sideline around the 30 yard line near us, I believe.  Not too shabby!  And, as you can see with the Vick shot, the lens is quite sharp!

So overall, I like the camera. I just need more time to play with it and get used to its menu system and customize it more for my style.  I would probably give it 4.5 out of 5 stars.  That's the best I would give anything because I don't think anything is perfect.  Except my wife! :-)

Oh, before I go, my next couple of posts will be action shots from the game.  They are raws that I did a little post-processing on and might show you a little more of what this camera can do.

Qualcomm Stadium at Dusk, camera zoomed all the way out, 24mm. (Click on pic for better version)


 Michael Vick (#2) warming up with teammates prior to game, camera zoomed all the way in, 600mm. (Click on pic for better version)


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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/lumix-dmc-fz300-review-and-nfl-football Sat, 24 Oct 2015 17:05:00 GMT
The Sun Deck Bar at the Hotel Del https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/the-sun-deck-bar-at-hotel-del Hotel Del Coronado - the Sheerwater restaurant to be exact.  We got there a bit early so I took that opportunity to take a few pictures while the others shopped... of course.

This picture is of the Sun Deck Bar and Grill located just off the beach at the back of the hotel.  It was just a few steps away from the Sheerwater and looked like a great place to enjoy a few adult beverages and watch the sunset.  The beach was right behind me.  And one other neat thing about the Sun Deck Bar is that there are rooms just beneath it.  Of course I'm not sure how noisy they would be with bar patrons enjoying themselves just above, but it was a surprise when we walked down the steps to the beach and saw the rooms there.  Bet they're not cheap either...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length -10mm
Aperture - f4.5
Exposure - 1/420
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/the-sun-deck-bar-at-hotel-del Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:39:00 GMT
Laguna Beach Surfer 02 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/laguna-beach-surfer-02 my Laguna Beach Surfer post yesterday, I described how the surfers would run down a little bit of a slope and step onto their boards as they hit the water.  Well, this shot here may not be of guys actually surfing, but I kind of hope it shows a bit of where they ran down the sand to get into the water.  You see the water was a few feet lower than where the main part of the beach was, enabling the water to break closely and giving these dudes a way to run and catch the waves quickly. See what I mean?  Now that I look at this shot, I kind of wish I would've gotten a shot of one them actually running into the water.. That would've been cool!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure -1/1250
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/laguna-beach-surfer-02 Thu, 22 Oct 2015 12:10:00 GMT
Laguna Beach Surfer https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/laguna-beach-surfer
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/800
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed -200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/laguna-beach-surfer Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:26:00 GMT
Sunset on Mission Beach https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/sunset-on-mission-beach
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 21mm
Aperture - f14
Exposure - 1/350
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - -1 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/sunset-on-mission-beach Mon, 19 Oct 2015 19:48:00 GMT
Collin McHugh of the Astros https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/collin-mchugh-of-astros
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujino XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/collin-mchugh-of-astros Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:44:00 GMT
Astros Win Wildcard https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/astros-win-wildcard
The first is of the girls known as the Coca Cola Park Patrol and the second is of Carlos Correa, the rookie phenom swinging at a pitch from Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers...

Congrats Astros and good luck against the Royals!


If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of these images or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/10/astros-win-wildcard Wed, 07 Oct 2015 08:45:00 GMT
Super Blood Moon https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/super-blood-moon
If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 2 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/super-blood-moon Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:46:00 GMT
Kapoho Sunrise No 6 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/kapoho-sunrise-no-6
Enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 19mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 5 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/kapoho-sunrise-no-6 Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:55:00 GMT
Harbaugh https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/harbaugh
To celebrate, here's a picture from last year when Harbaugh was still coaching the 49ers.  It's not a great shot since the guy with the stick has that crazy yellow and black striped vest on - very distracting - but it's the best shot of Harbaugh I have.  I don't care, I'm just happy Michigan football is back!  For this week at least!  Go Blue!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/harbaugh Sat, 12 Sep 2015 13:05:00 GMT
NFL Kicks Off Tonight! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/nfl-kicks-off-tonight
If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/nfl-kicks-off-tonight Thu, 10 Sep 2015 15:46:00 GMT
Social Media Opportunities https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/social-media-opportunities Lee Brown who lives out in Colorado. Lee is an awesome photographer and works for a company called Griffis Residential.  Griffis Residential is a company that manages several luxury apartment complexes here in the Austin area as well as Denver and other places and Lee is their Director of Client Services as well as their main photographer who does all of their commercial photo work.  Lee needed some new daytime photos of three of the complexes in the area that showed some recent updates of the buildings and he couldn't make it out here right away.  Therefore, Lee asked me if I wouldn't mind taking some pictures of some of those complexes for the corporate website and for a fee of course!

Lee had seen some of the work I've posted out there on Facebook and found that I live near some of the locations needing to be photographed and asked if I would do it!  I did and am happy I did, too!  He was great to work with and compensated me well for it!  Oh, and Lee even taught me a few things about the business side of photography and also gave me some good Photoshop tips! What an awesome dude!!

So the lesson is, if you don't like social media, maybe you should because you never know what opportunities may come along.  One caveat though, just be careful what you post... Social media can be just as bad in return as it can be good.  And, thanks again, Lee for taking a chance on me!

If anyone else out there needs some commercial work such as this, please contact me. :-)

One more thing...  You can see my work at the following sites, although my shots only make up a select few.  Mine are the first 3 or 4 on each site and then Lee's make up the rest:

Griffis LaFrontera

Griffis Lakeline Station

Griffis Canyon Creek

Finally, below are a few of the shots I took for Lee and Griffis and you can see more at my flickr site.





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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/9/social-media-opportunities Wed, 09 Sep 2015 16:56:00 GMT
Correa and Martinez https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/correa-and-martinez
For this shot I developed the raw file using the Fuji Classic Chrome film simulation, opened up the shadows a tad in LR and added a little vignette.  That's it.  No sharpening or noise reduction whatsoever.

Lastly, I also used Fuji's XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS lens which is a very inexpensive telephoto zoom lens.  It's not as well made as say their 55-200 lens as it made of plastic and the glass may not be quite as sharp.  However, with manual focus and the focus peaking of the camera, it can still render pretty good results.  I think I would rather have the 55-200 lens, but I'm OK with this one for now, mainly because it's $150 cheaper than the 55-200.  If the 100-400 lens ever comes out, that's my next pipe dream.  Can't wait for that!!!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 1250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/correa-and-martinez Wed, 26 Aug 2015 07:17:00 GMT
Minute Maid Park Panorama https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/minute-maid-park-panorama as it did in Arlington and sometimes it doesn't.  As a matter of fact, I think I waited a hair too long to take this panorama.  I originally wanted to take it at sunset so the skyline through the windows would look really cool with a nice sunset, but that didn't work out too well.  I should have shot it a little sooner so I could get more of the sun shining on the field. As it worked out, you can see the sun shining on the stands in the upper deck of right field.  It's OK, but next time I'll try a different time. 

Every time I do a pano, I try to remember my own little way of doing it, which is a little different than using the built-in panorama mode of a phone or camera.  Basically, I take a few test shots of just the portion that I plan to have in the center of the pano to find the best aperture, shutter and ISO settings, use those settings in manual mode and then take all of the overlapping shots from left to right in portrait orientation.  Those portrait shots are the ones I use for the pano-merge in LR.

Lastly, I will take a portrait shot of some good action on the field and mask in the players from that one shot so the scene has some interest on the field.  Otherwise, chances are you will get some players just standing there between pitches and that's not as cool in my opinion.

Oh and one other thing about baseball stadium panos for me anyway, I like to take them when the home team is on the field because the home uniforms are usually almost all white and they standout better than the gray visiting team's uniforms.

You can click on the photo itself so you can see a larger version.  I hope you enjoy the shot and as always, thanks for dropping by.

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f3.6
Exposure - 1/180
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - O EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/minute-maid-park-panorama Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:57:00 GMT
Verlander Pitches https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/verlander-pitches
The game was Awesome with a capital "A"!  Justin Verlander seen here, pitched and had a great game.  He pitched 7 shutout innings with a score of 1-0.  Verlander even picked a guy off at first.  It was funny because the leadoff hitter for the Astros - Jose Altuve - got on with a single, but he just kind of zoned out at first when Verlander picked him off.  As Altuve was leading off, Verlander threw to first, but Altuve didn't even attempt to jump back to the base and the the first baseman, Victor Martinez tagged him easily.  You can see what I mean here.

Later, the relievers came in and the closer gave up a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth.  The Tigers rallied in the 11th by scoring 3 more runs and won the game 4-2.

As far as the picture goes, I had my Fuji set with the classic chrome film simulation which worked great for the game here.  I took the raw photo, used the classic chrome camera calibration in LR, warmed up the white balance a tad, cropped it, sharpened it, dropped the highlights, and added a little noise reduction and vignette.  Not much post-processing at all!  What do you think?

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera -Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 2000
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/verlander-pitches Mon, 17 Aug 2015 17:04:00 GMT
Masking the Denver Broncos Cheerleader https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/masking-denver-broncos-cheerleader 1,000,000 Hits on Flickr!

Wow, I never thought this would happen but I have finally gotten over 1 million hits on Flickr!  Yowzers!  Thanks to everyone who takes a gander at my silly little photos over there!  I really appreciate it!



Masking the Denver Broncos Cheerleader

Here's another shot commemorating the return of NFL football this season.  I took this shot at Sports Authority Field in Denver, CO when the Broncos took on the division rival Oakland Raiders back in Oct of 2012.

This shot was processed using many liberties, specifically masking and cropping.  You see, the original shot had a clear background of more of the football field, people in the stands and on the sideline as well as other cheerleaders performing in a different direction.  All of this was rather distracting.  So what I did was mask out the main cheerleader and cloned out the other cheerleaders, blurred out the background and then copied this cheerleader in overtop of the "new" background and cropped the shot.  I also added in a little tonal contrast for her hair, some dynamic skin softening, darken/lighten center and some sharpening of her uniform, all done with Nik's Color Efex 4. Oh, and I blurred the background with Nik's Analog Efex 2.  Anyway, I need to practice a little more of my masking skills, but I'm rather pleased with how this turned out.  BTW, the masking in Photoshop CC is better than ever and works pretty well!

Now on to football!!!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 135mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/320
Exposure program - Program AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/masking-denver-broncos-cheerleader Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:25:00 GMT
Football is Coming!!!! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/football-is-coming
BTW, wouldn't it be great to be one of those sideline photographers you see here, too?  Man, that is like a dream gig for me.  I would like to do that just once!  It would be so awesome!

Can't wait to go to the next game!  Another Monday nighter this year!  Woohoo!  Stay classy!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 
Exif data:

Camera - Fuji X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/8/football-is-coming Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:43:00 GMT
Suspicious Clown https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/7/suspicious-clown
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 95mm
Aperture - f5.4
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 Ev
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/7/suspicious-clown Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:05:00 GMT
Happy 239th Birthday, America! https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/7/happy-239th-birthday-america
As far as this shot goes, it's a compilation of two pictures I took..  The flag is our very own that we fly at the sprawling Gearing compound here in Georgetown, TX and the other is of a bald eagle that we saw at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center outside of Girdwood, AK from our fun trip to Alaska last year.  I just took the liberty of masking the eagle on top of the flag and lo and behold, the perfect 4th of July pic, without the fireworks of course. Maybe I'll get the fireworks into one for next year!

If you would like to purchase a print or digital copy of this image or any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 


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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/7/happy-239th-birthday-america Fri, 03 Jul 2015 18:06:00 GMT
Larimer Square #2 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/7/larimer-square-2
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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Focal Length - 15mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 0.8 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 Ev
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/7/larimer-square-2 Thu, 02 Jul 2015 18:12:00 GMT
Round Rock Donuts and Lighted Tower https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/round-rock-donuts-and-lighted-tower
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Here's a little more about Round Rock donuts..  Enjoy!

Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor  16-35mm f4 ED VR
Focal Length - 17mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 2.5 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7, spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/round-rock-donuts-and-lighted-tower Tue, 30 Jun 2015 05:27:00 GMT
A Fashion Wynn Sunrise https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/a-fashion-wynn-sunrise
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens -  Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 14.5mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1250
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/a-fashion-wynn-sunrise Sat, 27 Jun 2015 20:09:00 GMT
The Tron Monorail https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/the-tron-monorail Tron: Legacy movie was either coming out or just came out.  It was pretty good, too!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Nikkor 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length - 22mm
Aperture - f3.8
Exposure - 1/8000
Exposure program - Program AE
ISO speed - 400
Exposure bias - -2 EV
Tripod - No!! ;-)
HDR - No
# of brackets -NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/the-tron-monorail Thu, 25 Jun 2015 11:06:00 GMT
Gas Pumps of Yore https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/gas-pumps-of-yore
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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 19mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 3 secs
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/gas-pumps-of-yore Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:28:00 GMT
Heading Down Stein's Way https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/heading-down-steins-way
I took this one with the iPhone and edited in Snapseed for those who care.

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Exif data:

Camera - iPhone 5c
Lens - NA
Focal Length - NA
Aperture - NA
Exposure - NA
Exposure program - NA
ISO speed - NA
Exposure bias - NA
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/heading-down-steins-way Fri, 19 Jun 2015 05:23:00 GMT
Denver Performing Arts Complex #2 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/denver-performing-arts-complex-2 Denver Performing Arts Complex in Denver, CO.  On one of our last nights there, I decided to go shoot this place because there were some cool angles in there and it was close to our VRBO where we were staying.  Now, our good friend Eugene works there as their manager of security ops, I believe, right Eugene?  :-)  Pretty awesome!

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D300s
Lens - Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - NA
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 640
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 7 spaced 1 EV apart from -3 to +3

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/denver-performing-arts-complex-2 Wed, 17 Jun 2015 08:35:00 GMT
Walking in Front of TX Capitol https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/walking-in-front-of-tx-capitol
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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 17mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/160
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/walking-in-front-of-tx-capitol Sat, 13 Jun 2015 16:57:00 GMT
Another Shipwreck Beach Sunrise https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/another-shipwreck-beach-sunrise
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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 35mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/640
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/another-shipwreck-beach-sunrise Fri, 12 Jun 2015 06:03:00 GMT
Alaskan Pond https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/alaskan-pond
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 18mm
Aperture - f4
Exposure - 1/1400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/alaskan-pond Thu, 11 Jun 2015 05:05:00 GMT
Hilton GV Lobby on the Strip https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/hilton-gv-lobby-on-strip
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 12.6mm
Aperture - 4.5
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 2500
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/6/hilton-gv-lobby-on-strip Wed, 10 Jun 2015 07:38:00 GMT
Kung Fu Ninja https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/kung-fu-ninja
Just next to the Pfluger Bridge is another bridge for trains and some of Austin's more "creative" vandals have taken some time to paint "Ninja Style Kung Fu Grip" onto the side of it.  Why?  I guess it's the same answer as why some climb mountains... "Because it's there..."

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 40mm
Aperture - f4
Exposure - 1/1900
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 Ev
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/kung-fu-ninja Sun, 31 May 2015 07:25:00 GMT
Abstract Buildings in B&W https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/abstract-buildings-in-b
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 152.6mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/170
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/abstract-buildings-in-b Fri, 29 May 2015 05:18:00 GMT
Swede House in Zilker https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/swede-house-in-zilker
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f9
Exposure - 1/20
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5, spaced 1 EV apart from +2 to -2

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/swede-house-in-zilker Wed, 27 May 2015 05:42:00 GMT
Lily https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/lily
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS
Focal Length - 55mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/50
Exposure program - Aperture priority
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/lily Fri, 22 May 2015 06:03:00 GMT
Pfluger Bridge View #2 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/pfluger-bridge-view-2
I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 50mm
Aperture - f8
Exposure - 1/450
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/pfluger-bridge-view-2 Thu, 21 May 2015 08:08:00 GMT
Tilted Pfluger Bridge View https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/tilted-pfluger-bridge-view # 600!!

This is my 600th post on the little blog here!  Can you believe that?  Not sure I thought I'd stick with it this long.  I think I started this silly little thing in 2009 and I haven't gotten tired of it yet.  I guess I'll keep on until I do.  Thanks for visiting over this time, too!  I really appreciate it!  Oh, and tell your friends! Haha!!

Photo: Tilted Pfluger Bridge View

Last weekend I took a trip out to the Pfluger Pedestrian Bridge and took a few snaps.  The bad thing was that it was in the middle of the day, which is really not a great time for photography.  So, I tried to mix things up a little by tilting the camera for this particular landscape.

Most of those buildings in the background are new high-rise condos.  Austin is pretty much a big city now.  Austin as I knew it twenty five years ago is certainly long gone and is missed.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XF10-24mmF4 R OIS
Focal Length - 15.9mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure - 1/320
Exposure program -
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/tilted-pfluger-bridge-view Wed, 20 May 2015 08:23:00 GMT
Barrel Racer #4 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/barrel-racer-4
As always, click on the photo itself to see a larger version.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 50mm
Aperture - f4.5
Exposure - 1/125
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/barrel-racer-4 Mon, 18 May 2015 05:38:00 GMT
Barrel Racer #3 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/barrel-racer-3
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 50 mm
Aperture - 1/60
Exposure - f4.5
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/barrel-racer-3 Mon, 11 May 2015 05:38:00 GMT
Barrel Racer #2 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/barrel-racer-2
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmf4.5-6.7OIS
Focal Length - 182mm
Aperture - f6.4
Exposure - 1/30
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0EV
Tripod - No
HDR - NA
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/barrel-racer-2 Sat, 02 May 2015 11:40:00 GMT
Calf Roping https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/calf-roping
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 56mm
Aperture - f4.6
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/5/calf-roping Fri, 01 May 2015 08:57:00 GMT
Bronco Rider #2 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/bronco-rider-2
You see, I think this guy was able to stay on this horse for the standard 8 seconds. But when it came time for the dismount, he ran into some trouble.  According to our friend Ellen, whose husband used to do this, the rider here apparently tied his hand to the saddle of the horse.  When he tried to get off the horse, his hand stayed with the saddle and the horse pretty much dragged him on the ground across the whole arena dangerously close to the horse's hooves. The horse finally stopped when he slammed himself and the rider into a closed metal chute gate.  Needless to say, the rider did not get up very quickly but eventually was able to walk off.  The horse was fine.  You'll remember how I mentioned you have to have a special amount of crazy to do this?  Well this guy had some extra-spacial crazy in him.  We were all stunned when it happened, but were happy to see him walk off.  I doubt he'll be riding this weekend...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 153 mm
Aperture - f6.2
Exposure - 1/500
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/bronco-rider-2 Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:52:00 GMT
Barrel Racer #1 https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/barrel-racer-1
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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 144 mm
Aperture - f6
Exposure - 1/250
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/barrel-racer-1 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 08:55:00 GMT
Big A$$ Bull https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/big-bull
I took this shot with ISO 6400 and on aperture priority wide open to let the camera handle the shutter and also used Fuji's classic chrome preset for the jpg conversion from the raw format in LR.  One other thing... I'm not gonna lie; this shot is actually a compilation of two shots taken in succession.  In the first shot, the bull was just starting to kick up his front left hoof and most of him was in focus, however not too interesting.  The second shot had him kicking the dirt up more as you see here, but his head was out of focus just a tad, yet the shot was a bit more interesting.  So I masked in the kicking hoof and little more of his body from the second shot into the first and wa-la!  Now he's all in focus kicking up the dirt!  Overall it could still be slightly better due to a little more noise than I would like, but that's the limitation of the camera and lens setup I was using here.

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifim X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 75 mm
Aperture - f5
Exposure - 1/80
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/big-bull Tue, 28 Apr 2015 05:03:00 GMT
Hanging On For Dear Life https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/hanging-on-for-dear-life Stockyards Rodeo over the weekend and it was a blast!  I've seen rodeos on TV, but nothing beats watching them in person.  And, seeing guys like this one holding on for dear life while a pissed off horse tries to throw him off is a thrill!  Those animals are so powerful that I think it takes an extra special amount of crazy to do this.

This shot is one I took with the Fuji X-T1 and 50-230 lens.  That camera and lens combo isn't really suited for low light indoor action shots, but I bumped the ISO way up to 6400, kept the aperture all the way opened and set the shutter speed to 1/500 to help freeze the action a bit. I would've preferred 1/1000 shutter speed, but that made the resulting image really dark.  I would've had to bump the ISO even higher to 12,800 and with the Fuji camera, it won't allow for raw at that ISO setting, only jpg.  It worked pretty well at ISO 6400 even though it is a bit noisy.  But the expression on this guy's face is fantastic so I can deal with the noise.

Can't wait to go to another one and then I can say, "This ain't my first...!" :-)

Oh and thanks for being a great host once again, Ellen!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 107mm
Aperture - f5.6
Exposure - 1/500
Exposure program - Manual
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias -0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/hanging-on-for-dear-life Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:09:00 GMT
Longhorn in Bluebonnet Field https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/longhorn-in-bluebonnet-field T. A. Brown from Austin, told me about a spot near Georgetown where I could get a shot, so out I went!  As you can see, the bluebonnets are fading as they are no longer in full bloom, and the weedy grasses are starting to grow up around them, but I was happy to get what I could.  I'll definitely try again next year!

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - Fujinon XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/400
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 1600
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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(Evan Gearing Photography) https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/longhorn-in-bluebonnet-field Wed, 22 Apr 2015 07:23:00 GMT
20 Years Ago Today... https://www.evangearingphotography.com/blog/2015/4/20-years-ago-today home to a memorial for the victims of this tragedy.

It is quite a moving place and one you should visit if you ever get to the city.  On the grounds of the memorial stands this Survivor Tree.  It is a 40 ft tall elm tree that made it through the blast across the parking lot from the Murrah building.  The quote in the circular wall around the tree states, "The spirit of this city and this nation will not be defeated. Our deeply rooted faith sustains us."

It was February when I took this shot so there were no leaves on it, but it still blooms and lives on.