Carson Valley Eagles

February is the time for eagles in the Carson Valley. I found these two along Genoa Lane. One was guarding the nest, and the other was patrolling the area.

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Point and Shoot Testing

I bought a new point and shoot at work for the engineers to use when they do site inspections, a Canon PowerShot SD1400. Of course I can’t get my hands on a new camera without squeezing off a few shots for “testing” purposes. It strikes me how slow point and shoots are compared to DSLRs, yet they are attractive because of their small size. And the image quality on these new cameras isn’t horribly worse than my SLR, better than an iPhone for sure. But I still can’t justify spending the money to get a point and shoot for myself. They’re fun to play around with, though.

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Jack

Just more of Jack modeling for the camera.

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Folsom Portraits

We visited friends in California last month, and I gathered everyone together for a few portraits. Had to get the dog too!

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Howdy

I’m really happy with the way these pictures turned out this morning. That’s Howdy the Senator, the icon of Cactus Jack’s in downtown Carson City, standing in front of the Laxalt Building.

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Keirra Portraits

Last month I did a photo shoot with my niece Keirra. I think a lot of the shots came out really nice, and we put together calendars for the family to give as Christmas gifts.

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Glow Party

Fun with glow sticks.

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New Lights

I got a new lighting setup, with stands and umbrellas and everything, so the other night I played around with Sam a little, learning how the new lights work.

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Pogonipp’d

Crossposted from AroundCarson.com.

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Lunar Eclipse

We weren’t sure if we were going to be able to see the lunar eclipse Monday night. It had been snowing and raining all weekend, and the forecast called for the weather to continue through the week. Even Monday through the day it was mostly overcast. But after sunset the clouds parted and the stars came out, and we ended up having a perfect, if cold, opportunity to view a total lunar eclipse.

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Carson City Christmas Tree Lighting

Sometimes I don’t want to carry the big camera around with me. Like if I have both kids with me, and I have to keep an eye on both of them in a crowded area, and we’re going to be walking around in the cold and I just don’t want that heavy piece of machinery hanging around my neck dragging me down. That’s when I turn to the iPhone, and its camera which is pretty amazing for its size. Sure I could have gotten better pictures with a big camera, but this fits in my pocket, and it takes video too!

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Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween (a few days late).

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Pumpkin Carving Party

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Pumpkin Decorating Party

Last night we went to a friend’s house, met some other families, and got all our kids together for a pumpkin decorating party. Less messy than a carving party, a decorating party is where you get foam stickers and go crazy plastering them all over your pumpkins. The kids had lots of fun, the clean up was really easy, and our pumpkins will actually last a while before they rot!

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Apple Hill, Part 2

This is part 2 of our trip to Apple Hill. Part 1 is here.

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