The Colors of Autumn

You have to stay ahead of the zephyr winds that blow through Nevada and the snow that starts to sprinkle in order to catch the colors of autumn.

Through the Cemetery Gates

Welcome to the Silver Terrace Cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada.    The ghosts are everywhere.

Monochromatic Corn Maze

I thought it would be fun to play with some filters for the corn maze photos.   Sometimes the super busy textures of things just look better without all of the distractions of color.   What do you think?

Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch

This weekend was the family trip to the pumpkin patch and we visited the corn maze at Lattin Farms in Fallon, Nevada.

Lattin Farms lights all of these pumpkins up in the evening for a spectacular show. Too bad, for us, it was too late for our little dude. Maybe, next year.

Important information to know …

The theme for this year’s maze was Nevada dairies. The maze was a cow with the “Got Milk?” logo and there were puzzle stops with questions about dairy cows.   You can see all the way to the pumpkin patch from the bridge inside the maze.

Autumn in the Sierras

Photographers who carry their cameras around with them all of the time get the best photos.   That’s what I’ve been told anyway.   And, some days that works out to be a good idea.    I was lucky enough to have my camera with me the other day when I drove up to Lake Tahoe for other work-for-pay activities and managed to get off the beaten path for a couple of minutes to take some pictures.   Enjoy.

This is Spooner Lake and is just up the hill from Carson City, NV, before you make the turn to Lake Tahoe.   I think a lot of people are distracted by the beauty of Tahoe and forget what a little gem this one is.

It’s hard for me to resist a good look at some aspens changing colors in contrast to the pine trees here.   A little touch of red would have made it all too perfect.

It was a little breezy at Tahoe today but the big blue sky and big blue water are still so inviting.   I could sit at this bench all day.

Maybe, I should.    This is a much better spot than any office.

Don’t tell this cute little butterfly that winter is coming … and that I am looking forward to it, too.

Photowalk

It’s appropriate that the first blog post here is about a photowalk.    Actually, it is about the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk 2012 on October 13, 2012.   What is so important about this?

First, this website is a transition for my photography.   It started as a hobby that I never shared to a near obsession that I almost always share now.   This is a whole new website format.   Why not make it completely different?

Second, participating in the SKWP was more about doing something out of my comfort zone.   The event here in Reno had about a dozen photographers show up and we just wandered through a local park looking for some fall foliage to photograph.   It was not life changing but it was definitely something that I don’t normally do.   It was a good opportunity to meet some other people and find a way to be a part of a worldwide effort to get new photos out there.

The photowalk was held at Rancho San Rafael Park in Reno, Nevada.   There was a nice wooded area where we found an owl watching us and then looped around to finish at a 22-foot memorial statue that celebrates the Basque heritage of Northern Nevada.    For more information about the Basque Memorial and sheepherders of the Great Basin, please go to http://basque.unr.edu/banner-basque_monument.html.

Want to see some pictures now?