I was converting my slides from the 70’s and 80’s and started to remember my trip through the United States in 1981. We traveled through 27 states and traveled 10,000 miles in 1.5 months in a motor home. I also look at the beauty I captured during this adventure, wishing I was older at the time and truly adsorbed everything in and not just passively enjoying the view. I have also been riding around locally on my new quest of landscape and dilapidated structures, and I am finding beautiful rolling farm land and other treats that I do not notice, because I have not looked. We assume beauty is not in your back yard and you must travel somewhere to see it. While some areas are not the most breathtaking view like the Grand Canyon or the Oregon shoreline, but we still have it. I have decided to start taking my camera with me and start looking around me when I am out and about.
The image in this post is of a moose that was in Yellowstone park. I in my young wisdom, got out my Canon AE-1 with a 50 mm lens Ektachrome slide film 100 ISO. Then I proceeded to walk to the edge of the water line, to get a better shot. The moose originally was on the far side of the water and he started working his way toward me and I stayed around, not thinking well now this critter could take me out of this world in a blink of an eye but let me get that shot. To this day I can clearly see the whites of that Moose looking right at me that was captured. Do not forget to look back at your work from the past. You may be surprised at what you have actually forgotten
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