In photography a “chimp” is someone who after every picture they take they look down at their view screen to see what they just took a picture of.

Ooohh.. Ohh.. ahhh…

I’m not much of a chimp anymore. I may glance down occassionally to make sure all is well. Maybe check my histogram… lol.. hahaha.. not really… I can’t really understand a histogram..

One of the first elementary rules in photography is to check your camera before you start shooting. Do you have a memory card in there? Is your battery charged? Is it in your camera? (don’t laugh, I’ve driven for 1/2 hour to shoot at a location and discovered my battery is still home in the charger). Are your settings correct?

We drive to the car show on Florence Blvd in Casa Grande, AZ, find parking and head towards all the shiny paint jobs, the bikes, cars and trucks that are older than I am. Because I don’t really know my automobiles, I will usually take a picture of the vehicle and then a second photo of the sign that tells me what it is. Oh it’s a 1956 FORD… cool!

I am doing exactly that and I “chimp” my screen and see that the sign and the truck are all in one photo. ??



Sure enough I’m still on the double exposure setting I was using last time I had my camera out.

Sometimes when you make a mistake shooting you create a “happy accident”. That DID NOT happen this time..

Here’s what I created in those first few moments before I “chimped”:

Kids dancing to the music.

1956 Ford – just like the sign says..

Arizona Feelings 2020

We are hiding out in AZ.. escaping the wet winter weather from the coast of BC.  Here’s a few photo’s from the winter.  I find that I’ve been drawn to create more black and white desaturated photo’s on this trip.  Is it because I miss the blue and greens of home?  Is it because there’s so many shades of brown down here?  Whatever the reason.. here they are!

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Rain on an Arizona sidewalk

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Yes it does rain in Arizona

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Column Cactus

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Cactus Abstract

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Palm trees reflected on the road

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Mesquite Tree

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Mesquite Tree and plowed Cotton Field

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Desert Tree

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Lots of interesting cloud shapes

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Playing with shadows

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1956 Thunderbird – Lots of car shows here in the winter

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1970’s inspired hood paint job

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Playing with Feathers

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What are you looking at?

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Joshua Tree