Wichita Mountains 2013

Richard called up on a Monday morning and asked if I could take some time off to go shooting with him. Or just about anything else. This was supposed to be his vacation time with Abby but she has been sick and missing work so didn’t have any vacation time she could use. It was a spur of the moment thing for us to go out to the Wichita’s and hike our old stomping ground.

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In my teens, I scampered up the rocks. In my twentys, I rock-hopped from boulder to boulder. In my thirties, I explored. In my forties, I hiked. Now, in my fifties, I pushed myself up the rocks. I have got to prepare better next time. The rocks got the better of me this time. I couldn’t go as long or as far as I thought I could.
It was all still good. But I think that I want a rematch. I’m particularly irritated that on one trail in the afternoon, I bumped my camera’s settings to M instead of A. And didn’t notice. An hour’s worth of shooting was completely over-exposed. Bummer.

7 Comments

  1. Richard R. Barron

    Despite one technical glitch, great-looking stuff.

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  2. Robert

    Awesome pics, great eye exercise.

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  3. Wil+C.+Fry

    Slideshow kept skipping around, sometimes faster than I could see an image. Also, couldn’t find a way to stop/pause it. :-/

    The few I could see looked great.

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    1. Michael (Post author)

      The ‘hover-pause’ got turned off. It’s back on now. You can also click on the ‘picture #’ to turn auto-play off and back on. (Your replies were pending since your IP address changed from your last approved comment. I’ve removed repeated comments and approved your first one.)

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  4. Wil C. Fry

    Thanks, Michael. For what it’s worth, I’m on a variable IP address through my provider (or I used to be; I haven’t checked in a while), if it matters.

    Thanks for the tips to navigate the slideshow.

    I enjoyed the images. Fave: either the first dead tree shot, or the heart-shaped cactus.

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  6. Gregory Smith

    I love your blog

    I have read this article and enjoyed it

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