Cactus Killer’s favorite pictures…

posted by Cactus Killer in America the Beautiful and have Comments (3)

Silly Squirrel aka red prairie dog

Today and yesterday there were some prairie dogs and I made a few pictures of them. As I haven’ t uploaded the pictures I will only be able to put one from the internet.

Actualy my pictures are much better or more realistic but this is an example… My videos too are much much much better.

I love to take pictures of the prairie doggies because they are cute and to take a picture of their private life, you need to establish some kind of confidence with them(that’ s the part I ‘m good at). I had to approach them very slowly  and wait very long before making another step to theme.

I actually had a favorite one that I named Joky he looked like an old man with his enormous bushy black eyebrows

posted by Silly Squirrel in On the Road and have Comments (2)

… mais la route

On a traversé plusieurs états déjà … de NY à Chicago : La Pennsylvannie a été longue à traverser hier.

Mais le soir on a eu notre récompense. Le camping était vraiment joliment situé sur la Cayohuga River avec sa belle chute d’eau. L’herbe était tout fraîchement fauchée et on a monté la tente en un rien de temps.

Et puis comme toujours le plaisir du feu! Ce matin encore je faisais le petit Turkish …

Puis une bonne petite randonnée pour commencer la matinée. Silly Squirrel et Blue Coyote semblaient prendre plaisir à chaque détail : les fougères, les champignons, les fleurs … tout était prétexte à faire une belle photo!

Pendant ce temps, Cactus Killer devait se fatiguer, marcher et marcher vite pour se sentir libre!

posted by Cactus Killer in On the Road and have Comment (1)

Some images from New York…

posted by Blue Coyote in America the Beautiful and have No Comments

The new camera arrived…

And I was like a little kid at Christmas! I couldn’t wait to open the box!

Frustrating that I have to charge the batteries before I can really start learning to use it… but I will be getting up to speed with it over the next week, so that I will have a good sense of the controls by the time Cactus Killer and Silly Squirrel arrive :-)

posted by Blue Coyote in Anticipation and have Comments (2)

A monumental decision…

The trip is having a profound impact on me already (and we haven’t even left NY yet!)…

I always said that this trip would be about more than just re-discovering America… it would also be about re-discovering ourselves… and for me I think that is tied up with my relation to the image… as an artist… a photographer… a videographer… a filmmaker… defining reality thru imagery… it has been central to my personal and professional evolution.

Over the years I have adapted to changes in technology, changes in economic realities, and changes in my own view of the impact I could make thru imagery…

It was roughly ten years ago that I stopped making photographs (well, anything beyond the odd snapshot with my phone or a throw-away camera on family occasions), replacing my Nikons with a Sony video camera, and following the superior storytelling opportunities offered by the documentary film format. That choice was influenced by many things, and I am pleased with the work I continue to do as a filmmaker. But…

… the siren song of the still image has never truly dissipated. And the potential for imagery offered by this trip is too powerful… And so I am taking the leap… I purchased a new Nikon digital SLR and I will treat myself to a rediscovery of this old companion, while we roam the backroads of America…

posted by Blue Coyote in Anticipation and have Comments (2)

Les jours sont courts …

C’est la fin de l’automne, les jours sont courts et sombres. La grisaille du bassin parisien. Et pourtant ce matin malgré la pluie que c’était beau, le parc de St Cloud. Même la tour Eiffel avait du mal à se tenir debout dans ce gris !

Dim et son copain ont pris quelques photos … j’espère qu’on pourra bientôt les voir !

Oui je sais … rien à voir avec “Route 66″ mais on peut voir du beau là où on se trouve aussi !

posted by Cactus Killer in Other thoughts and have No Comments

Maryland: the sun also rises…

The magical light of early morning paints the landscape with the most incredible shades of blue…

posted by Blue Coyote in America the Beautiful and have No Comments

Maryland: camping at Point Lookout…

We had some fun camping…


posted by Blue Coyote in America the Beautiful and have No Comments

Maryland: Point Lookout landscapes…

Wet weather can really put the damper on a camping trip, but it can also make for some pretty beautiful landscape shots. And it gets even better when the weather clears up and bright sunlight transforms everything (including our moods!)…


posted by Blue Coyote in America the Beautiful and have No Comments

Videos, Slideshows and Podcasts by Cincopa Wordpress Plugin