Slab city, the last free place in America, or so the sign says as you drive onto the old abandoned military base. Considered a required pilgrimage for most people living the RV or van life, I figured it was time to check it off my list. Damn, it’s definitely checked off. Slab city or, the slabs as the residents call it is a home to … Continue reading Slab City California
As I passed the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen at Yosemite national park I overheard her talking with her friends. “This trail isn’t that hard, when I was training for my second Iron Man race….” I wanted to throw a squirrel at her but unfortunately I couldn’t catch one. The hike to the summit of Half Dome is considered to be the most difficult … Continue reading Yosemite National Park Half Dome Hike
Three Months living in a van and I’m still alive and not regretting it. Complete with 70’s shag carpet, vans are once again becoming part of our culture. As retirement was going on it’s 3rd year I chose this lifestyle with the hope of discovering where I belong. Still searching for that answer I continue to explore and add more memories and experiences to my … Continue reading Three months of vanlife
Life and love inspires us all, it changes and develops beyond our control. What is the meaning of life and why do we love? This week instead of reporting on my adventures we shall explore the humans I encountered and the feelings they evoked in myself as well as the feelings and emotions they were experiencing in their lives. Why am I traveling? What made … Continue reading Vanlife Ramblings and theories?
And I thought I hated cooking two weeks ago. My second week in the van has revealed to me that I hate cooking even more now. My refrigerator is stocked to resemble my Italian Grandma’s whenever we went to visit. She stuffed so much food in there that the shelves literally sagged! Now I regress to the times of college when I lived with a … Continue reading Food caves and hookers oh my!
As this day comes to an end, so does my first week of van life. What is van life you ask? Simply put I have given up on the typical failing American dream and instead of living in a traditional home I have chosen to live in my van. The change is dramatic and requires a new way of thinking and approaching my day … Continue reading A new life adventure
Landscape photography is one of my most favorite subjects. From the beaches and coastlines of Big Sur, California to the lighthouses of the Northeast, landscapes make up our world. Everyone looks at them but few can capture the magnitude. Here are some tips to help you improve your landscape work and get the most out of your time 1. Wake up before the sun comes … Continue reading 10 Tips for Better Landscape Photography
How to safely buy used photo equipment. In today’s economy every nickel counts, and just like everything else cameras and lenses cost way more than anyone wants to pay. I’ve had good and bad experiences with buying used equipment. However, if you do it correctly then you can save a bundle. Used equipment is available from several sources; some examples are eBay, craigslist, store … Continue reading Buying Used Photography Equipment
When you need a huge long lens for your Nikon there are a few choices. Today we will talk about the Sigma 300-800mm and the Nikon 600mm. If you are looking for a quick answer, in my opinion, the Nikon 600mm is the better lens. There, now you can quit reading if you only wanted a fast answer. Onto the details: I first purchased the … Continue reading Nikon 600mm vs. Sigma 300-800mm
Photographing dangerous animals is something that a lot of us enjoy. It gets us excited as we are interacting with something that has huge teeth, speed, and weighs as much as a Yugo! I hope I’m not the only one old enough to remember what a Yugo is… Really, who is going to get an adrenaline rush by taking pictures of a cow? As with … Continue reading Photographing Dangerous Animals