No wait, that was my knees! Right after falling off that merry-go-round in Caliente, I spotted a patch of blooming clover. Oh my, I hadn't seen blooming clover in ... can't remember when!!
Covered in mud already, I figure what the heck, can't hurt to get on the soggy ground to photograph them, right? Yeehaw, they're swarming with bees! My lucky day!!
(There is still more to this story...)
I want in #LasVegas! Posted via 4G on G+ Android app.
Also, I want to shout out to to let him know this is Part 2 of my Caliente story. This is after I fell in the mud - you can see it on my right calf.
I searched for a merry-go-round for nearly 3 years to do this shot. I was so excited when I saw this that I completely forgot my main reason for being there: to shoot a small town for the Nevada Magazine Great Photo Hunt. I only got one shot for that, because after this, I found other distractions.
There was a trench around the merry-go-round (roundabout for my European friends), filled with water and mud, making it a bit of a challenge to make the silly thing spin for the 10-second timer. I was laughing and having fun though. I stepped in the water more than once, making my sandals slippery. Hence the fall.
The messy hair is from having my windows down for part of the drive there. Oh well... Deal with it!
Okay, guys, this is your chance to make me feel pain! I promise that I will do 5 squats for every +1 on this post. And while I'll have to break them up into sets of 25, I will do them all in one day, if I can (depending on the number of pluses - physical limitations apply).
Plus one to exercise vicariously through me! Better yet, share this with your own followers and take the challenge yourself. :-)
Caliente is much cooler than Las Vegas at 4395' elevation, about 2000' higher than Vegas. So, why "hot" - which in Spanish is caliente? It's named for the hot springs found in nearby springs and was originally Calientes.
Ohhh, the stories!! Just a day there and back, but it was a long day ... and quite eventful!
The best-laid plans ... more to follow.
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
My passion is life, and I express that through my photography and occasionally through writing. And I happen to be very passionate ... about FAMILY (first and foremost!), life, friends, people in general.
I'm a photographer who loves to write. I'm waiting for one or the other of those to become a profitable venture! I've been a bit lackadaisical about both, but I'm currently working on upping my game. I'm in the process of starting a boudoir business. Stay tuned for details.
Photography has been a passion of mine since childhood. Photographically, I have run the gamut from hobbyist to professional portrait and wedding photography to landscape/travel photographer. I’ll shoot (practically) anybody/anything anytime anywhere and have fun doing it! I have very few fears, so I have been known to take foolish risks to “get the shot.” I’ve threatened wild animals, climbed on all sorts of things, had rocks thrown at me from atop a mountain – all unscathed. I finally met my limit in July 2013 when I jumped off the wall surrounding the Bellagio Fountains in Las Vegas, landing wrong and breaking my calcaneus. (Did I mention I was barefoot?)
If you like what you see, circle me! I'd be honored. If not, I'm glad you passed through and have a great G+ experience! If you love what you see, please comment and/or share. If I see you commenting, I'll visit your page! After all, that's what this social network is all about - networking and getting to know other people. I've met quite a few people face-to-face from the interactions online. You just never know.
I started the Leading Lines Monday page, which kept me very busy on Mondays for about three years. I loved curating it, and I loved the theme. My co-curators - Andreas Levi, David Murphy, Michael B. Stuart and Simos Xenakis - and I decided to end the theme in October 2014. It was bittersweet, but it was time to move on.
Photographic Things I Recommend:
Topaz Labs Software - use coupon code Boling15 for 15% off any purchase
Camtasia - Best screen casting software for Windows!
Very short list of people I most admire:
Ludwig von Beethoven
There are many, many others, but these come readily to mind.