Send To The Family

For several weeks, I have been putting about 70 of my best photos in a folder to eventually be sent to my family. Last night, I went through all of them to remove the watermark and give them one more check before shipping them out. Since I am out of photos for the blog except for extra photos that have probably already been used, I pulled these photos out of those 70 photos and added the watermark again. Sunshine and a very toasty 95 degrees are on tap for Las Vegas Valley today, no bike ride is planned for today!

Homeless Under A Blue Sky

Here are some photos from today’s bike ride. I was very surprised to see the travel bag and more along with the towel hanging from a rung when I stopped to cross a busy road. It tears at my heart, nobody deserves to live like this.

The children’s play area is at the main entrance to Tivoli Village, those pretty flowers were right along the trail! There is a 30% chance for rain today and I saw some rain sails hovering over the Spring Mountains across the valley.

My neighbor down the street from my home said that the community of Mount Charleston was getting some hail this morning! Not good. My recent change to posting just twice per day has gone well so far, but I do want to upload more than this each day, I have a lot of content!

More Of Those Beautiful Blue Skies!

You guys really love the beautiful blue skies over Las Vegas Valley, so here are more blue skies. I admit that the blues are a bit too deep but when I added more whites to the image, other parts of the photo would be washed out.  I tried! Sunshine and 89 degrees for today, it could be another ride today!

A Blue, White and Green Bike Ride

Perfect weather describes today’s 14-mile bike ride, check out the deep blues and fluffy white clouds above Las Vegas Valley! The underside of the Canary palm trees is thick and beautiful too. The temperature won’t see 90 degrees today so I hit the road to take advantage of this cooler weather before the 100s settle in for the summer. I used the new Sony A7C camera with the 28-60mm lens today which was wrapped in a soft towel in the bike bag. Welcome to summer in Las Vegas Valley! (the blues are a bit too deep).

City Streets and Mountain Highs

These photos were all taken using the Sony A7C camera and a 211mm lens, with no iPhone photography. The snowcapped mountain never looks as good as I want it to, making changes while processing doesn’t help. A high of just 86 degrees is up for today, should I head out for a bike ride?

Water Pics

I thought the title to be appropriate since there is water in each photo, but these photos really challenge the capabilities of the iPhone 12 or any other iPhone in my opinion. I think I had to over-sharpen them to get somewhat close to the sharpness I am looking for.

The result is the way these photos look, I really need to start taking the new Sony A7C on these rides with the 28-60mm lens. The camera has to be wrapped in a towel to protect it from the many bumps and occasional slams the bike takes on my rides.

Sunshine and 90 degrees are on deck for the valley today, I’m not riding today since I got a bit cooked yesterday. My farmer’s tan is looking fantastic though, haha!

In Town, Out Of Town

In town, the high will be 89 degrees, out of town could be warmer in the open desert, Happy Thursday folks. The photo of the fountain at Tivoli Village had a good makeover in the Prisma app on the iPad. I’m still trying to get used to a two-posts-per-day format here and honestly, I don’t like it.

Grayscale and Color Mixed

All of the grayscale photos were shot on the iPhone using the Lenka grayscale application, the other photos were shot using the new Sony A7C camera which was wrapped in a thick dish towel to protect that expensive body and 28-60mm lens.

Taking the bike ride today was very much a spur-of-the-moment decision since it wasn’t yet 90 degrees, it was a very nice ride.

The only bummer was that when I was crossing over the road on the pedestrian bridge, there was what looked like a middle-aged man passed out on the bridge as the very busy road below flowed with its usual heavy traffic and noise.

This is a great place to live but Las Vegas of course has its unfortunate citizens like any other larger city in this country. So sad… There are 15 photos in this set, more than my usual number.