Flowers

I just bought a new camera and three new lenses (Nikon D200, 17mm-55mm f2.8 80mm-200mm f 2.8, 50mm f 1.8) . I needed to see what kind of detail I could get so I walked outside of my sisters house and shot these. Let me know what you think…

All were shot with the 17mm-55mm 2.8 Nikor at 2.8 Iso 100

Bee and Flowers

Cilantro

More Flowers

Southeast Brazil

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I took these photos while staying at a small farm in the souther part of the state of Minas Gerais. I wish I could have stayed longer. Got to know a small town and was amazed at how hospitable everyone was. We would walk into a restaurant and the owner would just give away the meat he was grilling. There was also a nearby farm that made the best cachaca (pronounced cashasa) I have ever had. That alone justifies another trip back!

Back….

Ok it’s been a long time since I posted. Seven months it’s been. Why the down time? I guess I wanted to be a spectator on the internet for a while. Got tired of the dailly content push of a blog. Got tired of trying to get more hits. Anyway I am back….

Enjoy the new pics.

Ouro Preto Brazil

Road trip is over here are some photos…

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So in two days and 900 miles I spurned the interstates and traveled along the farm roads. From central New Mexico to Fort Worth Texas. If I had to do it all over again I would have made it a four or five day trip and stopped in the small towns for some candid portraits.

Vacation Post 7-25-06

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Long drive and lots of wide open spaces….  Did I mention it was a long drive? Well my vacation is almost over. One more day of driving and stopping to snap some photos.

Vacation Post 7-22-06

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From the Fox Hole 7-22-06

UNITED STATES WEAPON TESTING GBU-28 IN LEBANON

US Weapons Deal Allows Israel To Use Bunker Buster and Laser Guided Missiles.

The United States has given Israel a week to defend itself against Lebanon and today Isreal enters Lebanon. [link]
Now the Videos of what a Bunker Buster can do.

The sanitized version of the GBU-28: [link]

Now imagine the GBU-28 in your neighborhood [link]

That is a big hole.

And Think.

Think real hard before you say, “They” deserve it. Think about collateral damage, people killed, children, and homes destroyed. People who do not want to leave their homes. People who were given fair warning to evacuate southern Lebanon. People who have been told to leave and did not. And People who have a right to protect themselves. People, who six years ago, spent 22 years occupying Lebanon and now have to go back. The people who had Israel occupying them in the south and Syria throughout. People who are exhausted of war.

Think.

Now Think about our own past.

Our History.

Our wars.
Some”re-enact” battles of the fallen for past glory waving a flag representing the vanquished we “Shall Rise Again ! “. Some do not forget, some celebrate the choice not to.

America.

Think.

If General Tecumseh Sherman had a Bunker Buster in Atlanta, he would have used that GBU-28 to the sea.

Now think, real hard.

General Sherman didn’t have GBU-28 in his arsenal. But what he did have he used: a tested army, The Will to bring the war to the people and A Lot of Fire. And yet, many in our great country, cannot forgive or condone what General Sherman did even after 122 years..

And yet, many would say and still do, it was in the past.

Let it go.

Besides “they” deserved it . “They” started the war didn’t “They”?

Today on July 22, 1864 was the start of the Battle of Atlanta.

General Sherman has arrived.

The South is being introduced to the phrase “War is hell”.

Sometimes you got to bring the war to the people.

Do you think Lebanese will do re-enactments when it’s over?

Think before you answer.

General Lee Speaking