Families at the Rally Set 1

So many great people from so many places all come together to partake into the joy and appreciation of the motorcycle and rally. I have taken time to meet some of the riders and enthusiasts and take their photos. I enjoy their stories and I am happy to reconnect with friends that come back to the rally from year to year. I am going to include a few sets of families as I am able to process through the photos so I hope you come back to view the photos.

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Mastering the art of a motorcycle

There is a passion one must have to work on crafting a object; one part at a time to build a work of art. Finding a frame that may have been set aside for years waiting for a new opportunity to shine and be remembered. Or perhaps crafting the shape from a more recent creation. I am amazed at the work of the individuals that are mastering the art of a motorcycle. I had the opportunity to reconnect with Roy and Nikki, a family of master builders and the owner of Roys Toys Customs. Last year they won first place in the competition and are donating a motorcycle in a raffle at the Rally this year to a military Veteran.

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Rocks and rollin with the flow

“Once was a thought inside my head
Fore I’d reach thirty I’d be dead
Now somehow on and on I go-o-o
I keep on rolling with the flow
Folks said that I would change my mind
I’d straighten up and do just fine
Ahh, but I still love rock and ro-o-oll
I keep on rolling with the flow”
— Charlie Rich – Rollin’ With the Flow

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Habitats

I wonder how it must be. It seems that everyday around me something new is being built. The environment is constantly changing in all cities around the world. New development is created and in our minds nature is expected to adapt. As I sit here making adjustments to my photo, I ponder the habitats between us and the rest of the critters.

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Los tiempos tan lejanos

I sit and ponder life as I consider this photograph that I captured. Los tiempos tan lejanos. Do Egrets reflect upon the journey of their life as we do? In this photograph, I would like to think so.

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A day in the life at Egret Island

A day in the life of an Egret on the small island in Taylor, Texas. It was a chilly, windy afternoon and my wife, my pup and I made our way to Taylor, Texas to see Egret island. There are still a number of potential vacancies on the island as we drove up to the lake and observed the island from a distance.

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The Mating Season begins

The Egrets are back in Taylor, Texas. My pup and I went out to Murphy Park to see if any of the birds had returned for the mating season and were happy to see they are starting to nest. This couple in particular had found one another and I just happened to start the video as they went along and well you know the rest. How awesome to think my pup and I were there when it all began. If I am lucky I can try to capture their babies moments along this Spring time journey from in the egg to mighty baby egrets. Within a few short months the babies will be as large as the parents and still be expected to be fed. Hope you enjoy the video.

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Precision Camera Austin Sony Model Event

I happen to notice that Precision Camera in Austin, Texas, was having a Sony Event with Models in the store this past Saturday. What a great opportunity to check out Sony cameras and lenses while taking some photos of the models. It was a great time, in my favorite camera store, to meet the models and take some photos. I have included a sampling below where I used the 85mm f1.8 Sony lens and the Pentax Super Takumar (SMC) 50mm f1.4 m42 manual focus lens. I also tried the 90mm Sony Macro f2.8 and a Nikon 105mm f2.8 Macro lens. The Sony event was promoting the Sony a9 and a6500, but I had recently purchased a used Sony A7R II from Precision Camera and I wanted to see how it would perform.

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