By The Lake


Everybody loves a nice day by the lake.


One of my favorite things about sports photography are the facial expressions of the players.  You can often gauge the level in intensity by the faces of the players.  And it seems that at any given moment, each  player will react to the play in their own way.


A Tough Lesson


Late last week my laptop hard drive failed.  Normally this would not be an horrible event as I am very good about regular backups.  However, I had been rearranging my portable drives and had deleted my older TimeMachine backups fully expecting to create a new one as part of the process.  For whatever reason, I did not do that before the drive failed.  Fortunately I had backups on another drive, but the most recent was from November, 2014.  I have spent the last couple of days and will spend the next couple of days, rebuilding my laptop from the foundation of that backup.  I’m glad I keep so much of my important media on external drives, it means that I will be able to get back to about 90% of where I was before the crash.  But, there are files that I lost and will never see again.

As if most of you know, backups are vital to prevent catastrophes such as mine.  I hope this post will serve as a reminder to others, BACKUP OFTEN!



Night time observation as I drove through Red Wing, MN.  (iPhone 5S, tweaked in LR CC)

Can I Blame Climate Change?

I had hoped to post my follow-up to Lessons Learned yesterday, but as often happens, life had other plans for me.  Not that the outcome would have been any different, yesterday and today were warmer than the day I shot the original images, which meant that the frost did not form in quite the same way.  However, the weekend promises to be much colder so I may get a second chance to reshoot the frost.