Here are a few new images from the 2022 NTT Indy Car Season
Here are a few new images from the 2022 NTT Indy Car Season
Images taken at the Nevada Norther RR Feb, 2021
Here are my favorite images from the BC39 race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway dirt track
This 9 piece collection title USAF THUNDERBIRDS is now available in metallic prints with floater frames.
This was my first attempt at photographing the Thunderbirds.
Mesa Arch is a Mesa Arch is a spectacular stone arch perched at the edge of a cliff with vast views of canyons, rock spires, and the La Sal Mountains in the distance. It’s on the eastern edge of the Island in the Sky mesa in Canyonlands National Park in northern San Juan County, Utah, United States.
This hike to Mesa arch is level, easy and only 1/2 mile long.
Canyonlands is adjacent to Arches National Park. The drive from Moab, Utah to the arch takes about 50 minutes per Google and about 40 minutes if you drive like me.
The nearness to Moab and the short easy nature of the hike makes this an extremely popular site. You will not have this location to yourself except maybe at 2:00 AM and perhaps not even then if Milky Way shooters are out and about.
Plan the Shot
To get this shot, you need to be at the arch no later than 45 minutes before sunrise and that’s likely cutting it close. There are 5-7 prime spots (elbow to elbow) and there may be 25 people or more at the arch at sunrise. If there is a photography workshop going on, forget about it, unless you beat them to the spot.
Assuming you get to Mesa Arch in time to get a good spot, you still need clouds. And you need to have an idea of what exactly you will be doing. You might have a minute or two to get it done, at most.
I was there in the dead of winter almost one hour prior and before sunrise there were 30+ photographers.
Turret Arch, located in Arches National Park, Utah. An easy climb up a gravel loop trail leads to three massive arches (North and South Windows, and Turret Arch). An alternate return, is by way of the primitive loop around the back of the two Windows, offering a different perspective of the rock formation. The primitive loop trail starts at the South Window viewpoint.
This image was captured at sunset and immediately after driving from the Durango CO airport. The sunset presented this dramatic composition the moment we arrived. Scouting locations online was very helpful and helped get this image with only minutes to spare.
These images were created at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad in February 2020.
The first image I call “Turbulent Steam & Soft Stream is at the “Cement Wall” , this is an area that the railroad has nicknamed due to the very narrow confines of the river through this stretch. The tracks were severely washed out during the September 1970 flash flood. When the D&SNG rebuilt the roadbed, they poured this cement retaining wall to stabilize and protect the roadbed during future high-water events.
“All Tracks Lead To Home”
Thsi image was taken at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train yard in Durango Co.
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Monhonk Mountain house sits in the heart of the magnificent Shawangunk Ridge, named one of “Earth’s last great places” by the Nature Conservancy.
A deep respect for history surrounds you at Mohonk Mountain House. In 1869, our founder Albert Smiley purchased a ten-room inn on Lake Mohonk and expanded it into the sprawling, marvelous Mountain House we see today—now in its fourth and fifth generations of Smiley family proprietorship. Albert Smiley’s vision was to preserve a natural paradise for guests, a place to rejuvenate away from the stresses of work and city life. But Albert was more than just a hotel proprietor. In 1895, he convened the first of many Conferences on International Arbitration at the Mountain House, bringing together leaders to meet and discuss world issues. Sky Top Tower, the signature stone landmark at the top of our ridge, was erected in his memory in 1923.
Over the decades, distinguished visitors to the Mountain House have included five U.S. presidents, naturalists, theologians, business leaders, actors, artists, musicians, and more.
Imagine your winter engagement pictures by spending time with your sweetie in a private cabin while the snow falls gently outside. Or watching the snow fall from your hot tub on the deck looking out over snow covered fields and mountains. Finish your day with a gourmet meal prepared by talented Chefs, served in a warm and friendly setting by a crackling fire. Winter engagement pictures are perfect for the adventurous couple seeking unique and one of a kind portraits.
Although winter engagement pictures can be taken anywhere, our favorite location is at the Luxury Colorado Ranch of Vista Verde. This luxury Colorado ranch provides the perfect setting for your engagement photos. Located just outside of Steamboat springs, you’ll find a quiet escape where you can experience winter at it’s best and the perfect place for the most romantic winter engagement pictures. Cross country skiing, snowmobiling, horseback riding are just a few of the activities we incorporate into your winter engagement pictures.
In the lane, snow is glistening….you know how the song goes. Verde Ranch, you can enjoy the scenes of a Winter Wonderland from a horse-drawn sleigh. What could be better? Maybe if there was also hot chocolate? Done.
Several times a week we offer sleigh rides in a beautiful one-horse sleigh. Gather your sweetheart, cuddle up in a blanket, and head out over the snow-covered meadows around the ranch. Come join us for a sleigh ride during our next trip to Vista Verde!
DeFabis Photography has been photographing couples at this romantic winter wonderland since 2014. If you are seeking a memorable, once in a lifetime experience, Joe’s winter engagement session at Vista Verde is the perfect choice. Mr DeFabis offers a yearly trip to Vista Verde that includes a full day activity filled photo session, airfare, and of course the all inclusive resort fees from $4999. Ask us about dates for this year’s trip to Vista Verde for your winter engagement pictures. contact us at 317-291-8111 to reserve your place in our next trip.
I visited Jungle Park Speedway for the first time during the 2018 reunion
This video was with my Lumix GH5 asnd Ronin S gimble.
These words appear at a plaque located on the grounds of the historic speedway;
Few racetracks in America poses the renown, mystique, and sense of aww as Jungle Park Speedway.
Carved from the dense Indiana woods in 1926 by Earl Padgett the ½ mile track soon became a hotbed for Midwest racing attracting drivers that would soon become icons for the sport.
Indianapolis 500 winners Wilbur Shaw, Mauri Rose, George Robson and Bill Holland competed here. As did notables like dutch Bauman, Tony Bettenhausen, Bob Carey and Duke Nalon.
After WW II, Jungle Park racing resumed at a frantic pace under new owners Ralph Jordan and Lawrence Woody. Cliff Griffith won an amazing 9 features as fans by the thousands flocked to the picturesque park county track.
As crowds diminished, racing at Jungle Park ceased in 1955. In October 1960 the old track took one last breath. A midget car race was staged on the quarter-mile dirt track. It ended horribly when driver Arlis Marcum, of Indianapolis, swerved to avoid another car and one of his wheels hit a hole in the track. “The front end of the car bounced high into the air,” IndyStar reported, “and came down through the fence and into the crowd.”
Annabelle Sigafoose, 37, Terre Haute, was sitting on a blanket, watching the race. She saw the car coming toward her and started to move away but did not move fast enough. The car struck her, dragged, and killed her.
Ownership changed hands when Charles Sentman purchased it in 1971. Today The Sentman family remains the caretakers of this historic facility preserving it’s legacy for generations to come.