I left my corporate job on 7/21/17 in order to help showcase Nature for Mother Nature fans online. I did not arrive easily at this decision since my corporate job paid extremely well and included amazing benefits. Alas, the one benefit I was not easily allowed was the time to immediately pursue any and all wild events happening any and all moments of every day throughout the world. I know it would have helped me greatly to see more Nature during the work week, so that is what I’ve set out to bring to you. Stay tuned!
One of the great things about Big Bend is that it is in nature. The reason I say this is that I was recently able to hang out with some friends in the Big Bend National Park area, or essentially "in nature". Why is this such a big deal? Well, when it comes down to it we were able to communicate with one another in nature with way less interruptions which constantly chisel away at our peace in civilization. If you have not had a close conversation recently with someone who you admire, respect, care about, or simply want to get to know more about, then you are doing yourself a great disservice if your get together does not include some form of being outside in nature.
I'd like to say THANK YOU to everyone who was involved in this outing, I appreciate having the opportunity to meet you all and I truly enjoyed spending quality time with you!
Oh, and by the way... Where did November go? I mean, I know it isn't over... But don't you agree? We're about to blast through this one with only December to go before the year's end... Make sure to spend time with one another enjoying actual quality interactions rather than buying into these ideas that we need to know more about someone else's family (i.e. television shows) in order to have conversations rather than enjoying the company of one another with some stimulating activities like a great game of Scrabble or something where we actually *gasp* talk with one another and learn with one another!
Have a great day!
Rey : )
Happy Remote Wild Wednesday!
What is that you ask? Well, I scheduled this post to be made on Wild Wednesday. Why did I schedule a post to be made rather than typing it live? Because if all went according to plan, I am in a remote area waking up after night one floating the Rio! This time I'm floating with Far Flung, but either way I am definitely away from the phone at the moment... Please leave a message and I will get back to you! :)
Ok, seriously now... I know this sounds like a lot of fun and relaxation and all of that, but it takes a LOT of work. And I'm not even the guy who was doing the REAL work setting up the float/etc! I just helped map out and coordinate the events for this outing! But I DID get my websites in order before hand, and I DID work nights and weekends to get all of that done, so if this was relaxing? I think I can use that once in a while. Right?
Meantime, I intend to bring back some additional fun photos from this outing. Did I tell you that this will be my first overnight float on the Rio? Or on any river for that matter? In fact, this'll be a two night float! Well, I hope everything is well back in your neck of the woods and I hope to bring you some amazing photos and footage as usual! How can I fail right? I'll be in one of the most amazing areas in Texas!
Have an amazing Wednesday!
Rey : )
Happy Wild Wednesday!
It is another rainy day here in San Antonio, so I thought I'd share a similarly moody photo. This image is of the Chisos Mountains in Big Bend National Park on a rainy day way back when. I LOVE the shadows in this image. The challenging thing for me is that I've shot in RAW for as long as I've carried an SLR, but I have yet to go through all of those images to bring out the best of what they captured. I've been busy with the paperwork aspect of getting this business in flight, but that is completed more or less ('till tax time ; ) and as soon as I've got a free minute I'm going to be backtracking through loads of images to share. Many are from my favorite place, Big Bend, but many more are from places I also consider amazing... And many more yet are from places I have yet to have visited!
Have a great day, I hope to share a trail with you along the journey!
Rey : )
A long time ago what seems like several lifetimes ago now, a now distant friend of mine took me out to take some nighttime cityscape shots for the first time. We had a blast taking pictures well into the night. Tonight for the first time in a bit, I'm finally able to sit at the desk without being as concerned about how "up to date" all of my corresponding websites are. I BELIEVE I've got them all up to date finally.
I'm ending the day late again, especially considering I'm heading out on a work related gig this upcoming Friday and that I've still got about three days worth of work to fit in between now and then. Don't worry, I'll manage to get it done as usual! Nothing increases productivity like the last moment, right? In this case it won't be a last moment production, but thankfully I have the tools to get the job done on the road if necessary.
Let me know what you think of my sites if you get a chance! They are all interwoven in some way or another to lead to this very path where we can share some stories and comments on a regular basis. I hope you like the story, and I hope you like the pic! It reminds me that even way back on March 9, 2007 I was already shooting for the stars.
Have a great day! I hope you keep shooting for the stars as well!
Rey : )
P.S. My newly minted (always being refined) websites are as follows:
Mother Nature Framed
Happy Thursday All!
I hope you are having a fantastic day! I wanted to share something before I got out into the world today. This is one of my favorite photos of an Acorn Woodpecker (Scientific Name: Melanerpes Formicivorus) because in this shot it is actually photographed with one of the items from its cache. An acorn! The acorn you see tucked into the branch towards the left side of the frame was just placed there by this beautiful bird. Have an amazing Thursday, and hang in there! The weekend is just around the corner!!!
Rey : )