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Goodbye 2019

I don’t make New Year resolutions so you’re not going to see any of that stuff here. However, I do hope to accomplish one major undertaking in 2020: a vacation just for photography! I haven’t decided on any one place and it will probably be several, including National Parks and places not so familiar.

My wife will help with choosing destinations, and I’m considering whether to drive or fly. Flying will cause some concern because I’ll have all my expensive camera gear with me. Pre-trip packing if we do fly will have to be carefully arranged. (We’ll probably be driving!)

There are so many beautiful places here in the US and I know it’ll be tough choosing what to pass up! National parks and forests are abundant, but I want to pick a couple of places that are not so touristy, mainly because I don’t want to bother with cloning out people from my photos.

It is hoped that 2020 will be a year that will go down in my archives as one of the best, I wish I could say that for 2019 as it closes out the decade. There were many disheartening things that occured this past year, both in and out of my family. I would like to include them in this year-end blog post, but I know it would cause a great deal of animosity, so I’ll have to wait until I write a memoir just before I die and dedicate a chapter or two for that kind of stuff.

I wonder if it’s possible to somehow get a memoir published on the exact day of your death? I guess you’d have to have a designated executor, and provide him or her with written instructions beforehand.

The Big Photography Vacation (BPV) will probably interrupt a few band gigs, but hey, you gotta give and take a little every now and then. I’ve never taken a BPV but I’ve damn sure had plenty of band gigs! So those few folks who enjoy seeing my antics while I have my guitar strapped on will have to understand, and I’m sure they will.

Bye bye 2019, hello 2020!

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Back to School

Summer is winding down, it will soon be turning much colder, I’m back to driving the school van, and I still haven’t done a Milky Way photo shoot.

My plans to travel west in search of the perfect place will have to wait until next summer. Other things often spring up that take precedence over photoshoots and this year that “other thing” just happens to be our son’s wedding.

I probably could’ve planned a relatively cheap and quick weekend getaway somewhere close but the Milky Way photoshoot I have in mind probably isn’t going to be cheap and quick. There’re lots of great escapes that I know would fit the bill for what I have in mind so I’m probably going to have a hard time choosing.

These United States have many national parks and I’ll just have to buckle down and research as many as possible and choose the one I see that jumps out at me. It must have canyons, waterfalls, mountains, old-growth forests, meadows, creeks, rivers, streams, I could go on and on!

If any of you are into photography like I am, I’d like to suggest a really great alternative to Adobe’s Lightroom Classic photo editing software check out Skylum’s Luminar 3 and I’m certain you’ll see that it’s top-notch. I’ve been using Lightroom for years and I’m just about ready to make the switch!

That’s me below and isn’t that TV screen just lovely? Peace!