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#38 Street Scenes

How pathetic is this:  I'm standing at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Flamingo Rd - on one corner is Bally's and Paris, on the other the Flamingo, on the other Caesar's Palace, and on the fourth, the Bellagio.  So what do I do?  Take long exposures of the traffic and back in the room by 10, where Joanne is reading a book.  20 years ago, we would have been just getting started at 10...



#37 - Stop Action

I used to stop the action with a 12-gauge pump, but those days are in the rear-view mirror and it is just as much fun to bag 'em with a camera - a bit harder to do, actually.  The only thing I miss is the dog - nothing like a day in the woods up north with a bird dog doing what it was born to do.  Bliss.  


#36 Stitched Together

this is actually two images stitched together and then cropped in Lightroom to give more width to the shot.  Florida has beautiful sunsets, but also some gorgeous sunrises, too.  The obvious problem is that you have to get up early to see them....


#35 - Starts With A "C"

My dad did not believe in borrowing money - he saved and paid cash.  The first brand-new car he bought was a 1965 Chevrolet (starts with a C, get it?) Biscayne when he was 41 years old.  He was a practical guy and always described his choice of the Biscayne over the top of the line Impala as "I won't pay $400 bucks for an extra taillight."  The Impala model in that era had three taillights and the Biscayne had two.  I think of him saying that every time I see an Impala with its distinctive 3-light tail.