The Art of (Avoiding) Seduction

In Jessie and I, Pep Talks, Rants and Sermons, Travel by David63 Comments

I’m in Pensacola, Florida. This dune was in Galveston, Texas. I’m a few days behind on importing new images. Woke up early this morning and went walking with my camera, tripod and a thermos of coffee to shoot the lagoon in the morning mist. I was churning something over in my mind and it struck me as something that might …

I’ll have the Gator

In Jessie and I, Just For Fun, Travel by David54 Comments

Actual conversation in Louisiana, somewhere on the bayou. I’ve been thinking about it ever since and suspect- just maybe – the human brain doesn’t do well on the toxic combination of gator, frogs and deep-fry. I do love it here, and the people are great, but this one was too funny not to pass along. Me: I’m not from around …

Postcard from the Rio Grande

In Jessie and I, Travel by David26 Comments

Bridge over the Rio Grande, New Mexico, 2011. More and more I love twilight – it allows a greater focus on line and color, and – as in this case – nothing done in Lightroom except removing one dust spot with extreme prejudice. It took me 2 hours to find the frame I wanted and wait for the light, but …

Monument Valley, Utah

In Jessie and I, Thoughts & Theory, Travel by David30 Comments

Sitting in a quiet restaurant in Taos, New Mexico. We’ve got one more day before we need to be in Albuquerqe. Some of you have expressed anything from wonder to shock to consternation at how fast I’m travelling. It won’t always be this way. Sadly in order to do this trip at all I needed to front-load some of the …

Postcard from Death Valley

In Travel by David15 Comments

Racetrack Play, Death Valley. Just a quick hello from Las Vegas en route to Valley of Fire State Park. We spent a couple great days in Death Valley at the Racetrack Playa, which I’ve wanted to see for as long as I’ve known about the moving rocks. So much fun. Stayed late last night until the sun was well on …

Overland Preparation: Jessie Inside Out

In Jessie and I, Travel by David47 Comments

Jessie in her natural habitat. Trona Pinnacles, CA. Click the image to see a larger version. For a truck as relatively small as Jessie (a 1993 right-hand drive diesel Land Rover Defender 90), she holds a lot of gear, which is a good thing as the trip on which I set out at the end of February will take me …

San Francisco, CA

In Jessie and I, Travel by David25 Comments

Golden Gate Bridge at twilight, Nikon D3s, 24mm tilt-shift lens. Sitting in the home of a friend in Los Altos, CA this afternoon after a marathon session of “find the $100 part.” Jessie’s been running great but her temperature gauge has been pinned on red since I started this adventure – not usually a good thing. Concurrently my second battery, …

Sausalito, CA

In Jessie and I, Travel by David43 Comments

Lake Tahoe. Nikon D3s, 35mm (Sigma 24-70.2.8 EX), 30 seconds @ f/16. ISO 800. Unfiltered. We’re settled in San Francisco now, Jessie and I. Dave Delnea leaves us soon, and heads back to Vancouver on the 14th, which we’re none too happy about, but Corwin comes on the 23rd to take his place and in between the 14th and 23rd, …