We have spent many, many weeks this winter in Tucson. Not totally, since we spent most of January in Phoenix area (see previous blog posts). Late November through December then back late January through late March. It's been unseasonably warm if you consider the 70's warm. We couldn't hope for better weather which has it's downfalls too with draughts, etc. Not the place on this blog to comment much on all this. I am a member, in good standing, of the Camera Club of Tucson and wanted to participate in many of its regular activities over a period of time including field trips and Thursday night meetings.
Now it is early March. Sraddha went to Oregon for 3 weeks and returns tomorrow. What has he been doing? Hmm. I like lists so let's look at list and I will fill in with photos. Click on photos to expand.
|One of my bike routes with details|
|Kent, Paul, Loren at Desert Museum|
Attended Wizard of Oz musical at U of A. Some friends we met last November are musicians who have a a gig traveling with broadway musicals around the country. They are also really good photographers of birds, bugs, airplanes, tanks etc. They invited me to attend a showing of their current musical, Wizard of Oz when they returned in early March. What a treat! I must confess i cannot remember if I ever saw the original movie in its entirety but knew the story. The musical was written and adapted for stage by Andrew Lloyd Weber, who added 4 songs yet kept the original theme, songs and script. Amazing musical and now I want to see the original movie.
Photographing Warbirds - Friday, after the Wizard musical, I joined my friends, Loren and Paul, to photograph vintage warbirds at the Davis Montham Airbase east of Tucson during an event called "Heritage Flight Training". We were to meet a freind of theirs who knew the area. We floundered around for a while watching the various planes take off and fly around but didn't get many photos. We finally met up with their friend at a place just before lunch where I got a couple photos of the planes. Shot 350 photos. deleted 345. Here is one photo of a P-51 coming in for landing. I shot this with 200mm lens and heavily cropped to get close enough. Should have used 200-400 lens. But fun Kinda like shooting the Sandhill Cranes. I learned the settings needed to stop the propeller.
|At Zabriskie Point|
|Lake Cuomo at the Bellagio on the strip|
|Pano of Horse in Bellagio Lobby. Chiluly on ceiling|
|Me at Pinao Rock in Valley of Fire|
|Bebe inside Windstone Arch|
|Windstone Arch (B/W)|
|Bee on flower. Macro Simplified|
|Posing Camera for HDR shot|
Farmer's market shopping - no pix but good food. We usually go to St Philip's Plaza Sunday mornings. I bought some great purple asparagus, tamales, grapefruit, eggs, escarole. Coulda bought more but our fridge is pretty small. We also to to Saturday market up by Catalina State Park.
Oh, yes, clean the RV prior to Sraddha return. Whew. Is this enough? Gotta get back to processing photos.