Speed of light: time zones, fast lenses, transformation, and fall in Michigan

Two hour time zone changes while traveling always get me. Can’t go to bed. Can’t get up in the morning.

Which is why I headed into Walmart in the first place. To purchase legit consumables for a decent wage, of the port wine and Diet Coke variety.

At the checkout, I didn’t think twice when I bought “Body for Life” hardcover for $6. En route to Pekosky, MI I was reading Bill Phillips, “Transformation,” inspired. So to rewind 10 years just seemed appropriate. Kinda like watching Jar Jar Binks for the first time, then watching the REAL Star Wars again.
wpid-RJK_0526-2010-10-18-21-492.jpgA few things running through my head:
+ How spending $2,200 for two stops of light still might be worth it. Proof forthcoming in due time.
wpid-RJK_0529-2010-10-18-21-492.jpg+ How I plan to make my million, outside of photography. That’s for my next book due out in 2015.

+ How I’ve mastered my Single Flash Multiple Exposure (SFMF) technique which no longer requires an assistant… here is a huge tip:
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This time of year I call my “think big thoughts on mountain top”…. a time to get away and reflect. Nothing too pontification worthy, just gaining (re)perspective and (re)creating. The first image is my favorite of the day shot at “Sand Lake Quiet Area” near Little Traverse, Michigan. I made a loud ruckus enjoying the creation of these images:
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4 Responses to “Speed of light: time zones, fast lenses, transformation, and fall in Michigan”

  1. Stacy — October 20, 2010 @ 12:37 pm (#)

    I have a slight obsession with trees. Im not exactly sure why lol it might be because im in Alaska and am surrounded by them. SOO when i saw the pic of the orange tree 6 pics above.. I fell in love. Awesome pic!!!! You rock as always 🙂

  2. misti — October 23, 2010 @ 4:11 am (#)

    Nice fall shots! I miss taking excursions to different parks while traveling for work! I think that was a great little perk!

  3. Stephanie Osborne — November 14, 2010 @ 10:20 pm (#)

    Ok so the shot of the tree changing color in the middle of the evergreens… WOW! I kept reading and rereading to find out of this was some sort of double exposure or photo manipulation. I just couldn’t imagine being able to walk up and find something so breath taking. You really did it amazing justice!

  4. r.j. — November 15, 2010 @ 6:04 am (#)

    Straight out of camera. As I was driving, it caught my eye and I had to jump out and explore the area. I was glad I did. Thanks, Stephanie, for your comment 🙂

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