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.
From my rooftop in New York City in lower Manhattan, Battery Park City. When I filmed this I knew I would be leaving New York in about a month and a half. I thought seeing in later would make me a little sad to miss the rooftop, my apartment and living in NYC, but it doesn’t.
The views from the 46th floor at work.
I tried to buy some ammo for my handgun yesterday, for the first time in over six months. No one, and I mean no one has any on the shelf to sell. People have been making runs on Ammo since Newtown and the newest debate over gun legislation. Which, is interesting, considering no one is talking about limiting ammo sales, especially for a common .9mm.
Nathan’s dramatic turn around got the editing treatment.
You are on a spaceship, traveling in various directions right now.
When I came back to Oklahoma in 2009, my original plan wasn’t to stay. I was waiting out the recession then heading back to New York City. I needed a car however and Nikki had an extra one after just buying a new car, so she leased me her 4Runner. After I took the job at Devon and decided to stay in Oklahoma, I bought the 4Runner from her. Since then I’ve had a new air conditioner put into it, all new drive belts, a new thermostat, a new windshield, 2 new lights, Rear brakes and drum replaced, Axel seals repaired, and now all new 16″ (had 15″) tires with all new wheels.
Nathan and I were treated to straight razor shaves at The Shave Shop on Saturday. A nice treat that was given as a Christmas present, but we are using just after his 16th birthday.