Friday, October 30, 2009

road and rail...


...lots of wonderful places to see. Colors have peaked and are falling off the trees so fast today. But its still nice to be home for a change...My world..

from the road...



A teaser of some rough pics from Little River Canyon Falls..I am in Northeastern Alabama for today. Rain in the forecast..Love the mountains in the rain..More pics later!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

solitude behind the lens...


Finished up my photography work with my company early today. Loaded up the truck and hit the back roads. Did more riding than anything but managed a few decent pics, including a rare pic of the photographer. ;-) These are unedited and will be redone after vacation. I finish up my shoot for my employer tomorrow and will head straight for the mountains.. Vacation!!
Colors are showing up really good here..Cant wait to see what they look like further north..

Photo goob on patrol!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Lets go..



Updates from the road as I can get them to you..

Sunday, October 25, 2009

its time again....

Clothes packed...Truck loaded..only have to work my EMS shift and then a couple of days on the road finishing up some company photography work. Then on Thursday afternoon I turn northward and disappear into my beloved mountains of Alabama. After pondering where to go I am thinking of just hanging around the old home state. So many places I have yet to discover, places that I haven't seen since a child and on this trip I have plenty time to see memories come alive again. Yes the colors are peaking further to the north but this time something inside just wants to go home

I, just want to go home..

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Still waiting...wondering...

On the road yet again.

Tonight and tomorrow in Columbus Ga and then back to work 24 hours. The good news is that I have the weekend off and will spend it it going going over video and camera gear and packing for one more road trip then on to vacation. The bad news is that I may not get the Fall shots due to timing. I will be heading back up to northern Alabama and areas nearby but the colors haven't made it that far south and I have obligations in the state. Maybe a couple more weeks and they would be. But due to my shooting schedule for my company I don't have the time in November to head back up. I will be spending some time with a friend and will be having a great time no doubt. I will have one day of shooting to myself. This means making a run for the areas shot this April and only one day to shoot them. I hate rushing things when on a shoot. So there are a lot of variables in the mix. May just go with the flow and just unwind and not worry bout "nuthin".....course you know a camera wont be far from my reach ;-)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

closer...

....working my 24 hour EMS shift and then on the road for two days is beginning to take its toll somewhat..12 days and no day off yet. The good thing is that i do get to rest comfortably...I am home long enough to wash clothes, reload the truck and edit pics before going to bed, then to work and then on to somewhere in Georgia. Its been a real adventure, doing what I really enjoy but on the 29th through the 3rd the Wayfarer will be roaming the back roads once again. Still watching the reports of the Fall colors. My destination depends on where the colors will be in a week and a half. Might be a return trip to Etowah Tennessee..Time will tell..Hope everyone had a great weekend. Its finally cold in the South!! Frost warnings are out..I love it!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

escape...

My Fall escape is set and hopefully the leaves will cooperate. 29th -3rd...Roaming around and relaxing with nothing but open roads.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

and so on and so on..


Back from two days on the road shooting employee portraits for my company. Back to work tomorrow for my EMS shift and then two more days on the road..That's my schedule for the rest of the month. Fall trip still up in the air. Waiting for foliage reports to see whats gonna happen, where its gonna happen and if its gonna happen at all..Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

on the road again..


I am booked solid for this month with photography work for the EMS company I work for. When I say solid I mean work my 24 hour shift and then spend two days shooting photography around various parts of the state returning only to work my 24 hour shift. I am hoping for the Fall colors in the mountains to hold off until the first week of November as I will make time for a small vacation. Might have a little time on the road to shoot some local spots....time to put the cameras to work...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Once again..

My first autumn shot taken way back in 04 with a Canon Rebel 35 mm camera. This was the picture that started me on my photographic journey though life.

This is a place I have returned to quite often during these last several years. It is a place of solitude for me. A place of escape. This year is a little fuzzy as I have no idea how this wet summer will affect the colors. The leaves may simply fall off the trees without really turning any color as you can see in the photo below... Still its a wondrous place for the mind to relax. A place I yearn to return to year after year...A place I call "Home"...