Saturday, October 19, 2013

Very Large Array

A photo stop along US 60 on the way to Socorro, New Mexico is the Very Large Array, a group of radio telescopes. On a stop this afternoon there were some pronghorns in the foreground. Click for a larger version.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Arizona Fall League

I made it to one Arizona Fall League game in Phoenix, and picked a good one. Washington National prospect Matt Purke struck out seven in four hitless innings and got the win for the Mesa Solar Sox, 6-1 over Peoria. His teammates supported him with four long homers, including three in the fourth inning.

I wish I had a Canon 5D Mark III when I was trying to shoot nighttime baseball 10 years ago. High ISO performance is outstanding. Click on image for larger version.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Grand Canyon Elk

Kudos to the State of Arizona for stepping in to cover up the failures of Beltway partisans, at least in regard to having the Grand Canyon open in time for our visit.

I've never been an enthusiastic landscape photographer. I always keep an eye open for something alive and moving on the landscape, and was happy to spot a small herd of elk hanging around the Visitor Center. Click on the images to start slide show for Grand Canyon and other parts of Arizona and New Mexico.

Grand Canyon

Elk at Visitor's Center

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yet Another Trailcam Update

I've gotten into approximately a six-month cycle for checking my trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. It was time for a checkup this month but I was concerned that the government shutdown might prevent me from getting to the location. But the gates were open and I found lots of images of elk and other critters. Click on images to start slide show.

Still in velvet, 6/22/13

Velvet gone, 10/9/13