Tag Archives: Las Vegas

Doing What An iPhone Could Never Do

I got a Canon Vixia camcorder a while back, hoping to produce videos with it instead of my iPhone. My phone produces high resolution video but it is of course limited in what it can do. This morning I was … Continue reading

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Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area

Took a walk at Red Rock today, just west of Las Vegas, only ten miles from where I live. Below: looking north to iron stained hills at dusk Below: looking south to a limestone outcropping with Yucca Below: desert wash

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Las Vegas to Oakland From The Air

Photos taken through a plane window on the way from Oakland to Las Vegas and back. No Photoshop adjustment save for one picture. That adjustment _did_ make the photo look better. Active Cargill Salt Ponds, San Francisco Bay near Newark. … Continue reading

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That Was Intense!

“An ordinary person spends his life avoiding tense situations. A repo man spends his life getting into tense situations.” From the movie Repo Man. This morning I had Mohs surgery to remove a basal cell carcinoma from underneath my left … Continue reading

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My Prospecting Life in Two Definitions

These two definitions are going in my book. They come from a door stop of a title,  A Dictionary of Mining, Mineral, and Related Terms, published in 1968 by the U.S. Department of the Interior. It’s 1,269 pages and it … Continue reading

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First Attempt at Photographing a Fluorescent Specimen

I’ve taken an interest in fluorescent rocks. This is my first attempt at photographing such a specimen. It’s a piece of petrified wood I found at Blue Diamond Nursery in Las Vegas, better known as Cactus Joes. (external link). The … Continue reading

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Life in Las Vegas

Ten months ago I moved to Las Vegas. I previously lived in my own house for fifteen years in West Sacramento, California.  I’m now in a two bedroom apartment in Sin City. I’ve enjoyed the change. A few notes. The Big Picture. Las … Continue reading

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