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RailroadingSteam from a local processing plant rises behind some railroad crossing lights. A double-exposure in post-processing gave the light streaks. I accidently hit the shutter while getting out of the car. The blurry streaks looked kind of cool so I thought I might as well use'em.
The PlantI was going for something kind of industrial-mysterious on this one, using back-lit steam to abstract the machinery.
My Nightmare Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. - Edgar Allan Poe
NOLA "freezes over"Nikon D7000, Nikkor 14-24mm/2.8G @ 24mm; manual exposure (f/5.6, 1/60s), ISO 100, matrix metering. Processed in CaptureNX2.
"That's our future, behind us?"
Fall portraitIt's senior picture time! We spied this beautiful back lit tree driving to the park and had fun trying several angles.
Morning walk
Always ProtectingThis is a roadside memorial of a fallen friend and fellow firefighter God took home too soon for any of us to understand.
After The Catch...Was able to capture this shortly after feeding time. The sun was setting from the West and was able to catch some great backlighting. Enjoy - jack

Arches National ParkAn afternoon hike in Arches National Park
Rock ClimberI saw this rock climber in garden of the Gods today. Maybe he was going up to water the tree on top of the rock!
Scrub Oak Leaf
The wind is burningNikon D7000; Nikkor 70-200mm/2.8 VR1 at 200mm; tripod; Aperture Priority (f/8, 1/5s); matrix metering; ISO 200. 14-bit NEF processed in RawTherapee(v4.0.4.2) to JPEG then selective adjustments, resize in CaptureNX2.
Are you serious?Nikon D700; Nikkor 50mm/1.4D; Aperture Priority (f/5.6, 1/1600s); ISO 200; matrix metering; Fill-flash (iTTL-BL-FP) with SB-900 in-camera. 14-bit NEF processed in RawTherapee (version to JPEG then selective adjustments, resize in CNX2.
Horse ridingThis is not a direct into the sun but slightly over.
Colorado Mountain Grass (weeds)As the sun was setting this grass caught my eye so I grabbed the camera and this is what I ended up with. It was pretty windy so it took alot of patients to even get this shot.
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