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Thanks so much Nick!
Thanks Karen. Luck sometimes happens.
Really appreciate it Lyndee. As I was watching #2 come together, it actually seemed like the fish and the man were making a connection. Funny how that happens.
Thank You Binnur.
Last year I took a weekend trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Big Sur and came back with a few images that I liked.
#1 Bixby Bridge, taken from the south end of the bridge.
California Dreaming by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr
#2 Mola Mola and visitor. I was up on viewing platform and noticed the...
Thanks Klaus. One day, I'd like to drive and photograph the entire route.
Thank You Andy!
Thanks Glenn. You're right about the lighting. I used a sb-800 with a gel and popped it a few times after triggering the shutter. For the cabins, I took one shot for each of the cabins...
In the spring of 2018, I took a trip to visit sites along I-40 in the Mojave Desert of California. There are some interesting sights to see.
#1 Route 66 Motel in Barstow
Get Your Kicks on Route Six Six by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr
#2 Dixie Inn, Hinckley, CA
Dixie Blues by Alvin Tenpo, on...
Found this video on Youtube.
I subscribe to this email list that sends out a notice whenever there's an upcoming launch.
Launch-Alert Info Page
I saw a launch once many years ago and recall how amazing it was. If a launch and my schedule work out, I'd love to see another one, especially at...
I hadn't been to Vegas for about 20 years prior to my recent visit. I only spent a few hours there to photograph the Neon Museum and had to get back to the Bay Area the next day so it was a short visit.
Vegas has changed a lot in those 20 years. It's more sprawling than I...
Yes, it took some time before I started to get into a groove. A lot of the tour is during the late afternoon, so that gives you some time to try out different lenses and compositions. I thought I could get by with my 16-35mm F4, but it wasn't quite wide enough. Once I put on the...
Good luck Glenn.
I'd like to hear the results of the repair work and your experience with Nikon repair.
I had one leg on my Gitzo flop around but tightening the bolts on that one leg seemed to fix it. I'd be curious to know what they did to fix it.
My Z6 arrived along with a Rokinon 14mm F2.4 SP. It seems to work fine. The autofocus confirmation light is working and I'm not having any issues with the LCD, or setting the aperture nor any noises. It's working as expected. The F2.4 SP version is a newer model.
However, my Sigma 15mm DG...
I signed up for the last Photowalk Tour (until June 2019) at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. It's super fun to photograph when the light balance is right. I enjoyed using my Sigma 15mm on a D800. The extra wide FOV works well in the tight spaces.
#1 Visitor Center
Neon Museum by Alvin Tenpo...
Late in October, I took a drive into Nevada to photograph locations along US95. One interesting location is Goldfield, NV.
#1 Goldfield High School
Stairway to Education by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr
#2 Goldfield Hotel
Hotel Entrance by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr
#3 Goldfield Garage
Thank you Orv. There was a lot of trial and error and many failures. The process is fun and a little painful when my bare leg backed into a cactus while light painting. Thanks again for your nice comment.
Thank you Walter!
Thank you Randy. I was happy with the results.
Last month, I spent one night photographing the metal sculptures in Borrego Springs, CA.
There are about 130 metal sculptures scattered around Borrego Springs. Some are easy to find, others are off highway a bit.
Feeding Time by Alvin Tenpo, on Flickr
Climate Change by Alvin Tenpo, on...