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June 1994


I visited the Grand Canyon in August 2003. It is actually a most difficult place to shoot pictures. The sheer magnitude of the canyon, the ever changing light and weather actually create complex problems for shooting. This blog photo, which I did not take but I wish I had, is just about as perfect a photo of the canyon as anyone has a reasonable chance of taking. “Grand Canyon“; Arizona (June 1994). If you look closely you can see what appear to be two eagles circling in the sky in the middle of the photo.

As seen from John Ford Point.


This is exactly what it looks like if you were standing there haze and all. “The Mittens at Monument Valley“; on the Navajo Nation reservation, Arizona (October 20, 2000). I stood at the same spot in August 2007. The sun is rising in the east. Appears to be about 10:00 A. M. Visitors have to leave in the early morning so as not to be affected by blowing sand and dust. What I found incredible was the complete silence of the desert, like nothing else in the world. What is also incredible is how people could survive here without electricity and running water. And now COVID-19 too! An amazing place of beauty. Photo was taken on Agfa film which is sensitive to earth tones. A good choice in this case.

Part of the extended family of "Ike" Clanton of Tombstone, Arizona fame.


You are looking at a photo taken in about 1890 in Norwalk, California. Pictured are members of the Clanton family. That should set off an alarm bell. Remember “Ike” Clanton of Tombstone, Arizona fame? “Ike” had a run in with Wyatt Earp at the O. K. Corral, but he was not killed at that gunfight. “Ike” was arrested and later killed while escaping after being charged with the crime of cattle rustling.  See his short biography. “Ike” was a member of a very large extended Clanton family, and this photo shows the part of that family that settled in California. We assess that this photo was taken just several years after the death of “Ike” Clanton.


An Homage to USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi

On March 31, 2014 USMC Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi accidentally crossed into Tijuana, Mexico with three weapons which were registered to him, an AR-15 rifle, a .45 caliber pistol and a 12 gauge pump shotgun. Sgt. Tahmooressi suffers from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He has been held in La Mesa Penitentiary in Tijuana pending the outcomes of several hearings the latest of which is scheduled for August 4.

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