The Flat Tire

Since I got my new bike, I’ve been tracking my rides with the goal of reaching 100 miles before the end of the month. But, it seems that I have been punished for my hubris. As I was peddling down a well-trafficked road, my bike got a flat, and I was forced to walk it home. But, if you follow this site, you won’t be surprised that it takes more than a flat tire to stop me from shooting.

Bentleyville Panoramas

Wedding prep and work has been keeping me busy, so I’ve got no small backlog of things that I need to post. These photos here are from a family trip to my ancestral home of Bentleyville, Pennsylvania.  Both of my grandparents on my mother’s side grew up there and many of my grandmother’s family still lives. The area is absolutely beautiful with its sprawling hills and miles of woods. I do regret accidentally leaving my 24-70mm in my other bag with my 70-300m attached to my camera body, making wide shots difficult. I think I was able to make due with my 50mm.

Returning To Twin Lakes

I had more yard work to do, but I brought my DSLR this this time so I don’t have to rely on my camera phone. I lucked out, since the birds were feeling friendly. Normally they hang back at the tops of trees and close to the water, but today they stuck close enough to the road that I could get clear shots with my 24-70mm and 50mm.

Of course, I shot more than just the red-winged black birds.

And, because all of you just love toads:

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