Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Union Pacific’s last steam engine train, No. 844, rolled through Amarillo Saturday, during its 150th birthday celebration tour.
The train made a service stop in Amarillo just after 12:30 PM.
The 454-ton train left Houston on Oct. 27 and is scheduled to arrive back to its home in Cheyenne, Wyo., on Nov. 8.
Posted by Steve Douglass at 4:24 PM
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I'm almost to the viewpoint where I have pre-planned to take my photo when some deer decide to stand in the middle of the highway and block my way. I slow - then pul over to the right and take a few photos of them. They then move out up out of the road and onto a grassy hillside and graze. They seem tame - and don't seem to mind me taking some photos.
I glance to my left and I see clouds moving in over Baldy. It is getting to dark to shoot. I quickly throw my gear in the car and leave the deer behind - sorta mad at myself for letting them distract me.
A mile later - I arrive at the spot I picked out. Looking at the mountain it's almost lost in the clouds that are moving in. It's also too dark to shoot handheld. The light is - ehh.
I then drag out my tripod, mount the camera, focus on the mountain and take a few shots. I tell myself maybe I'll be able to take a long exposure and pull the mountain out of the muck. Twelve frames later - I'm not impressed and am getting cold. I'm seriously thinking about calling it a day - and then - just for a few seconds - the clouds light up.
I literally gasped. CLICK!
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:30 PM
Monday, October 15, 2012
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Thursday, October 4, 2012
I looked around - knowing I hadn't shaved in two days and must have looked like a railroad bum.
"Who me?" I replied.
She answered, "You're the one with the camera."
Posted by Steve Douglass at 9:06 AM
Posted by Steve Douglass at 7:11 AM
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
You never know when a good photo op will find you. I'm sitting in the truck at a store in Colorado when I spot this pooch in the truck next to me. I wanted him to look my way so I did my dog whistle - a trick I learned as a kid. I purse my lips real tight and can make a whistle only a dog can hear. It worked.
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Tuesday, September 25, 2012
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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
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