Through The Lens 153 – Maroon Bells Twilight

Maroon Bells at twilight from my 2016 trip to Colorado.  I really like the stars that appear around the clouds in this one.

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Through The Lens 152 – Leatherbark Creek Autumn

Leatherbark Creek

Some fall color along the Leatherbark Creek from the 2015 edition of the Cass Photography Workshop.  Hopefully we’ll get to do this again some day.

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Through The Lens 151 – Abrams Falls Autumn

Abrams Falls - Autumn

Fall color at Abrams Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  I took this one on a trip a couple years ago.  I hope to get back there in the next couple of years.

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Through The Lens 150 – Happy Halloween

Since its almost Halloween, I thought I would share one of my favorite photos of the Haunted Mansion Gravediggers.

Happy Halloween!

Through The Lens 149 – Keys

Keys

I was exploring the French Village at Mid Atlantic Air Museum’s WWII Weekend this past June and stumbled upon this little vignette.  With nice lighting, I had to stop and make a photo.

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Trip Report – Photographing Doc

As I mentioned Friday, I had the incredible opportunity to attend a photo shoot with Doc, one of the two flying B-29 Superfortress’ this past June.  The original plan was to shoot one of the B-24’s out on the hot ramp, but an afternoon thunderstorm resulted in the protective covers being installed on the B-24’s which nearly derailed the shoot.  Thankfully, Doc’s Friends were willing to allow us to photograph Doc on short notice.

We started with crew and civilian shots on the ground:

And then we moved inside for some cockpit shots:

It was a great shoot, and I hope to have the opportunity to do it again some day.  Thanks again to Doc’s Friends and Brett for being awesome hosts and to Pete and all the reenactors who made the shoot possible!

Through The Lens 148 – Bombardier

One of the shots from the photo shoot with Doc that I was invited to participate in back in June.  This was a challenging shot to get, involving carefully holding the camera in the air at the top of a monopod and a lot of guesswork on composition.  The unique angle, featuring the bombardier through the window of the B-29 was worth the effort.

More from this shoot on Tuesday.

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Through The Lens 147 – Richie

Earlier this year, I made a goal of photographing more people at the events I attend, particularly the railroad events, and I’m glad I did.  Doing so has helped me get to know some of the folks who maintain the locomotives that I love to photograph so much.  One of those people was Richie Maggs.  The picture above was taken during the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum’s 2018 WWII Weekend at the Cafe in the French Village where Richie was a reenactor.

Last weekend I received the news that Richie had passed away unexpectedly.  I only knew him briefly, but I know he was a great guy who lived life to the fullest and truly enjoyed his career in steam railroad preservation.  My deepest condolences go out to his friends and family.

Highball, Richie!  Rest easy.

Through The Lens 146 – Hazlett’s Battery Sunset

Sunset at Hazlett’s Battery on Little Round Top, Gettysburg, PA.

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Through The Lens 145 – Tractor Pull

The antique tractor pull was one of my favorite events at the fair and provided lots of panning practice over the years.  Sadly, they dropped this event a few years back.

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