After three months of waiting, several setbacks on the arrival date and a few trips to Dallas to finalize the sale, The Park Place Mercedes dealership in Dallas made good on delivery by shipping my car to me free of charge to Oklahoma City. So there we have it, my first new car in over a decade after going most of a decade without using a car. I must say, I really love how the car feels too. More photos to come.
The moon is the remnants of another planet (about the size of Mars) that once collided into the Earth. Much of the debris was collected into another formation, caught in the gravitational pull of the Earth where it circles in orbit around our planet. The moon has helped given the Earth protection from space debris and reflects the light of the sun in the darkness. Its weight gives balance to the Earth’s axis and allows us to have regular seasons, to grow crops and plan our years for harvest.
A year ago, I built and launched the Devon Energy Center website that visitors could schedule tours through the new complex as well as get information about the new building that reshaped the Oklahoma City skyline. Yesterday we launched my new version of the site that does the same and much more. http://devonenergycenter.net.
Bellagio view of the fountains and the strip in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve never been here and although it was a great trip for a birthday weekend, it’s like Times Square, you want to see it and experience it, and then you want to be done with it.
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
Today was my father’s birthday. On the 1st was the eight year anniversary of his passing. Normally I’d say something every year on both days to remember him and July is pretty much a month of reflecting about my dad. The truth is, I just don’t want to feel down about this day anymore. Memories and missing someone is actually a positive thing; they are / were someone worth remembering. Remember the day and mark it with positive memories, not dwell on the loss. Celebrate a life that impacted yours and not spend that life in sorrow thinking about them.
Today was a good day, and my dad was surely thought of with a smile
We rented an ATV and drove through the mountains, exploring the trails that wind up the mountain forests. Had a great time but Nate was disappointed he wasn’t old enough for his own, so I let him take over and drive a bit.
We pulled into The Arches National Park in Utah last night, after a full day of driving and exploring for canyons. There wasn’t a park ranger at the gate and the entrance was open. Tired and worn from a long day, we decided to at least find the first observation point so I could should Nate something he’d never seen. This was just about midnight pulling in.
We came to the first observation point in the park, Park Avenue Viewpoint (fitting) and got out of the car. When Nate looked up, he got to observe, for the first time, a sky full of stars and the Milky Way Galaxy. He laid on the ground and took it all in while I experimented with settings for night photography.
I had forgot to pack my shutter release cable so this was the best I could do with a 30 sec exposure.
After leaving Bryce National Park, Utah was a lot of interesting and beautiful scenic views. A bit long in between towns sometimes, but worth the drive.
A quick trip through Bryce Canyon, a few hours north from Zion. Bryce is vast, almost feels as vast as the Grand Canyon but with different features.
Will leave this on the front page for a little bit, I like seeing how it works. Getting better at this animation business.
I think this may be the most widely seen creative thing I have done, since it will be shown during a televised Thunder NBA game.
After a decade of procrastinating working in Adobe After Effects, I have been having to bury myself in it as of late.
Really enjoying this move to do more with film editing and animation. This is the company logo where I work.