The Mississippi River From 33,000 Feet

How is this for a beautiful view? the image of the river wouldn’t clean up much, all I did was adjust the contrast. The weather here today is just plain old shitty with rain and a cold wind blowing. Sunny and 60 degrees are up for Las Vegas this Wednesday which is much more acceptable.

I have about one half day off today from working with my dad taking care of things he needs help with while he is away with a good friend for a few hours socialising with a big group of friends.

Good for him, of course. As for me, here I am stuck indoors but at least I have this blog and Instagram to keep me busy regardless of the lack of a high-speed connection. My phone’s hotspot is running at around 600kb up and down, which is basically dialup speed to me.

I hope your day is warmer and you have a faster internet speed than I do!

A Quick Desert Hike

Wow, man, it was really hot while shooting these photos this morning! Imagine doing this when it’s 112 degrees instead of 92! This is the first time I’ve taken the new Sony A7C body and the 28-60mm lens in the field. What do you think, did the new system do a good job?

If I were using the Nikon Z50, I’d probably have the zoom lens on but this camera works very well with a smaller lens for my type of photography. I saw two wild donkeys in that area but in this case, that 28-60mm lens was incapable of capturing them at that distance and the zoom lens was at home. Oh well!

On a different note, it seems rather odd to me to be uploading (posting) only twice per day, I am very accustomed to publishing much more content per day, so I need to post more photos per post, right? 🤪

Welcome To Vegas

This view is pretty darn high up, yes? You are looking west in this view. The photo is a part of the group of photos that were taken when my sister was here recently, we were almost home after seeing the Valley of Fire State Park and the long drive south back to Las Vegas through the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. To the left of this view and out of sight is Frenchman Mountain. The Mojave Desert is so beautiful!

Tourists Visiting Red Rock Canyon

Many thousands of people visit our beautiful Red Rock Canyon each year. Winter is the preferred, favorite time of year for the rock climbers and hikers in that area which is roughly eight miles southwest of my place. To see Red Rock Canyon proper you need to make a reservation these days and of course, pay the fee to enter this beautiful 12-mile scenic drive.

Tiny People On Lone Mountain

Just one photo shows the tiny people atop Lone Mountain which is just 600 feet or so tall. Tall enough to die though if you were blown off the summit and rolled down on that very rough and tough rock! The other photos are just local peaks which are 5000 and 6000 feet with snow up there. The ski lodge near Mount Charleston has had to use its Howitzer to mitigate the chance of an avalanche. Yikes!