Sunday, October 30, 2011

Photo of the Day......Stormy Evening Departure

A change of pace from the "ponderous" prairie drought photos.  A Dassault Falcon 2000 departing Springfield-Branson Regional Airport on the evening of July 28, 2009.  

Monday, October 24, 2011

Photo of the Day......Sunrise on the Western Pairies of Oklahoma

Run rise at 5:38 AM Central Daylight Time northwest of Guymon Oklahoma on July 2nd 2011.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Photo of the Day......Big Horn Sheep Ewe with Lamb

You all may have noticed I have abandoned the "dynamic" blog format for the older "simple" format.  I hope this doesn't negatively impact your visit.  Even though the dynamic format was pleasant it required a couple extra keystrokes to leave a comment and I am very interested in any comments you may wish to leave on the site.  I also noticed that the dynamic format would not work on the iPhone.  Even though the iPhone accounts for only 5% of the visiting traffic I felt it may be locking some people out.  

I am still working on photos taken in No Mans Land out in the Oklahoma panhandle, recording the drought conditions there.  Tonight I have a related image but a bit different than the usual.  On the morning of July 2nd I spotted a herd of Big Horn ewes with lambs and yearlings climbing up the east side of Black Mesa. I was afraid that they would hurry up the mountain side if I took time to set up the tripod so I attached the 200mm lens with the 2X extender to the camera and held it against a rock to steady my hand and hoped the image stabilizer worked as advertized.  

This photo is of a ewe with suckling lamb.  I am sure she is looking back at me to be sure I behave.  Please notice the dead grass all around the ewe.  Survival is tough for them in this drought.  They survive on grasses during the summer and you can see most all the grasses surrounding them is dead.  

I know very little about the sheep of Black Mesa but I am making inquires and hope to tell you more about them as I post additional photos.


Friday, October 7, 2011

Photo of the Day.....Prairie Road

I'm still working on photos taken in the panhandle of Oklahoma.  So I've been posting mostly small town and prairie shots lately.   Today I am posting a photo of a prairie road located in the Valle De Escondido in the Northeast corner of New Mexico just off highway 406 just south of the Carrizozo Creek. Looking at a prairie road makes me wonder where does it go and how far?
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Monday, October 3, 2011

Photo of the Day.... Grain Elevator at Dawn

A grain elevator located about a mile Northeast of Guymon, Oklahoma on a very hot shimmering summer morning July 2nd 2011.  it was the beginning of a full day of photo shooting while traveling from my overnight stop at Guymon, OK to my destination Black Mesa Ranch north of Kenton, OK.