Wishing all of my American friends a happy holiday. May God bless our nation and her people.
I have several folders on the Mac desktop, photos sometimes get dropped into a wrong folder, hence I pulled these two out of the void. I’m heading out for an eye exam, who knows what photos await…
Lady Liberty on the Vegas Strip reaches for liberty. God bless America!
While flying the drone I used to own, I stopped for this photo along a hiking trail in the far southwest area of the valley along SR160. The mountain in the distance is Mount Potosi, the camera doesn’t capture the actual height of the mountain though. It looks like a little bump or hill doesn’t it? The old Nikon D3300 body was used for this photo, not sure which lens though.
Today I am messing around with black and white and grayscale photos via two of my favorite applications on the trusty old MacBook Pro. These are old-time photos from I dunno how many years ago, Miss Liberty is very small and up on a pedestal along Sahara Avenue near the fifteen freeway (I think). The wobbly old rails were in the now gone Bonnie Springs Ranch.
You are a long way north of Las Vegas at this point where SR160 meets the ninety-five freeway out of Las Vegas. You’ve driven north through the little city of Pahrump on SR160. Turn right, you’ll head back to Las Vegas, turn left, you’ll head for Tonopah, Reno and Carson City, our state capital. Let’s head south, Las Vegas is less than one hundred miles south, Reno is about five hundred miles north of Las Vegas. I like to sleep in my own bed, one day I’ll drive up there.
These older Nikon photos are not too sharp which I seriously don’t like, not my style. I expect more of my photos today. Looking back at my photography with the good old Nikon D3300 I can see now how fuzzy they are compared to the new Nikon Z6 series with no mirror.
Live and learn…
I’m really looking forward to the days ahead when I can safely get back to my sometimes daily drives around Las Vegas or in the open desert as I call it. A day run down to Laughlin and Needles. A day run to Death Valley. The Valley of Fire, or perhaps north to Tonopah. Let’s roll!
From one of my rides around the city and outside the city, this is the little town of Blue Diamond, Nevada. A quaint little place with a small community with it’s own businesses and post office too. Wikipedia has a nice article on this place.
Another view of how rain can make the Mojave Desert even more beautiful. ❤️🌴
These beauties were taken while hiking around the Spring Mountain Ranch State Park probably two years ago with my old Nikon D3300 body. The website says the park is closed which is zero surprise right? Two things that I seriously want to do when this situation passes is hop on a big jet plane and go home to Michigan and see my children and the family! And of course get my bum back out in the open desert for some fresh photography. I miss the freedom!
I am grateful for having been born and raised in this beautiful country, thank you God. 🙏🏻😎
Here are a few more shots from earlier today, gotta love our fab skies and 75 degrees!! ❤️
Just two photos from yesterday, sunshine and 73 degrees today. Happy Easter my friends. 🙏🏻
This morning has been beautiful, a high of 77F today. I sat in my favorite chair soaking up that beautiful sunshine and some vitamin D for a bit. I snapped these photos and went back in to whip up this post. Happy Easter! 🙏🏻❤️🌞
But never anything like what’s happening to everyone on planet Earth today…
Americans built cars that were true pieces of art! ❤️
Photos taken today
Trust in the Lord. 🙏🏻
A few more photos for you from 2015 on tour with my father. Good memories! ❤️
“In the desert you can remember your name ’cause there ain’t no one for to give you no pain”
I love this old song by America, good memories – good years. This set of photos are all rather old and taken both around the city and also in the Valley of Fire State Park as well as the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. I am digging very deep into my archives to pull out photos like this! I can see the difference between the Nikon D3300 and the Nikon Z6 bodies, the image clarity is very much cleaner, sharper these days. I hope you are well and safe!
Do you remember the old days of Radio Shack? Back in the day they were my go-to store for many electronic items, even less costly ham radio gear. Today the company is in my view just a shadow of what is was thirty years ago. Radio Shack is hanging on by just a few threads. This radio is actually new, just out of the box. I bought it more for it’s nostalgia than anything else but the cheap little radio works very well actually. Visit what’s left of the company here.
I took a quick ride to the beer store this morning, it’s so odd and a bit creepy to see these streets like this that are usually bustling with Las Vegas Locals like myself. I slathered up with hand sanitiser before going into the store, and before getting back into my truck and touching anything inside. These are scary times, my friends. Stay safe, stay home if you can.
My old buddy back home in Michigan sent me this video yesterday. It’s about three minutes long and a video I believe you will enjoy viewing. These people are great Americans!! 🥰🇺🇸
Having an eye for photos within photos, this portion of this structure made for a nice image on it’s own. It’s located at the US Forestry building near Mount Charleston. Gotta love those deep blues! 🥰