New Article – Behind The Scenes With The Colorado Rockies Team Photographers

Charlie Blackmon of the Colorado Rockies at the plate

I’ve just published my new article “Behind The Scenes With The Colorado Rockies Team Photographers”

A documentary story of a day at Coors Field with photographers Matt Dirksen and Kyle Cooper of the Colorado Rockies.

Click the photo or (here) to read the story.

Time And Tide Wait For No Man

Photograph of a steam train in the Rocky Mountains
Georgetown Loop NGRR

Since I’m taking a few days off this week from my normal photography related business, I find that my mind is still restless. I normally go over my website about once a year and make the necessary modifications to get it (them) looking and running to my liking. One thing that keeps coming back to me is WordPress as a platform for writing my blog.

I like the interface and ease of use that WordPress offers me, but honestly, it’s becoming quite limiting for the things I find that I really want to do. Since I’ve moved into retirement from the commercial photography world, writing is becoming a bigger part of my personal life and I just can’t see wasting time on things that aren’t working. I’m not getting younger.

That said, I’ve decided to once again take a look at different writing platforms.  The most obvious candidates for alternative platforms are Drupal and Joomla. So I’ve loaded these on to my server and am going to play with rebuilding my blog into something more akin to what I want to be doing.

I was talking with one of the guys at Fstoppers and their system is based on Drupal, and I like some of the features their interface provides, but taking a look at Joomla and I see some stuff I like there too. What I’m not going to do is make a switch until I have both figured out and have migrated most of my personal writing to the new platform.

I know how I do things though. Migrate I probably will, and I’m suspecting that will occur before the end of the year.  I’ve found tutorials on both systems and will be delving into this matter a little bit more while I wait for things to happen elsewhere. Killing time, my mind never rests. The trick I’ve found, is to keep focused on things that work and get rid of things that aren’t working. I’m not so much afraid of failing as I am of having wasted my time on something that goes nowhere. The worst mistake anyone can make is to cling to something that is nowhere.

Time and tide wait for no man.

Oh, and it’s Train Tuesday.  Enjoy your day.

Too Much Gear Head Talk These Days

Shiras Moose of the Colorado Rocky Mountains

Happy Moose Monday

Enjoying a few last days of quiet time before I meet a group of photographers in Red Feather Lakes for a 4 day moose photography trip.

This is the second year in a row I’ve organized the outing for North American Nature, Wildlife and Landscape Photographers Association, a Facebook group I started about 6-7 years ago.

The intention is to organize this outing each summer as long as there is interest. Moose are a niche photography subject. I think a subject for the elder photographers. I’ve been debating writing about them for Fstoppers, but I’m not sure the audience for that publication is all that interested in things like this. Maybe it’s best to keep things in their respective boxes. Young people are more interested in photos of young women’s assets and gear head talk.

Life in the slow lane.

I don’t generally hang around young women trying to show off their assets and I don’t do too much gear head talk these days.

Baseball Been Berry Good To Me

Rockies Shortstop, Trevor Story Smacking a Triple During the July 17th Game at Coors Field

I was fortunate enough to get a press pass to a Rockies day game this past week. I wasn’t really there to photograph the players or game action, it was for a different project.

But…

I did get a few game shots.

Rockies shortstop Trevor Story put on a show with his bat. Lucky me. I had a camera with me.

Scenic Saturday

The San Juan Mountains in Autumn
Winding up a very busy past couple of weeks here in Colorado. Summer is in full swing and there is more adventure to come.

I have two moose photography tours coming up, one starts on July 29th and the next begins on August 12th. With a one week break in between, I’ll have enough time to get some fresh moose photos edited and to update the stock catalogs.

I’ve been working steadily trying to get ahead of the curve with my Fstoppers articles. The most recent effort involved me spending a day working at Coors Field with the team photographers for the Colorado Rockies. A lot of planning and coordinating went in to that effort and I do like the final result. I’m looking forward to sharing that effort with everyone.

Today though, is Scenic Saturday. So sit back, enjoy a summer Saturday and try to take in a little scenery if you get the chance.