Daily Instagrams: December 26, 2016 at 10:04AM

My old #Olympus #OMD with the beautiful #Tomioka #Porst 55mm #F1.4 lens. I’ve never sold or parted with this gorgeous lens because it’s in mint- condition and continues to serve me well on Sony Full Frame mirrorless. I haven’t been able to get out and take pictures as of late. We’ve been working stone orders and enduring the holidays and cold. I want to! If you’re looking for this specific lens as well memorize the focus dial leather grip on mine and look for the same grip or the orange lettering on the lens barrel; that is most likely Tomioka. If you find one with the green and red lettering it’s most likely the #Cosina design. #Tomiokas have a cult following for their superior optics especially in the 55mm F1.2 range which I like even better than the Leica #Noctilux! ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2hrfv5P

Daily Instagrams: December 25, 2016 at 08:44AM

Merry #Christmas or #HappyHolidays (whichever you prefer?) // In an infinite Universe or Multiverse, we have to avoid the #FlatEarther outlook especially in a realm of endless possibility – we have to assume the real possibility that our ancestors mixed and mingled with relatives from the stars. This Earth is simply too old and unique not to be a way point for interstellar creatures who roam the galaxy. Perhaps we are an out outpost, who knows? #ancient #rockart #petroglyphs #utah #coloradoplateau #colorcountry #canyoncountry #rainbow #ancientaliens #aliens #humans #ancestors #tbirdnation #prehistoric #et #extraterrestrial ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2hkUaJE

Daily Instagrams: December 10, 2016 at 07:53AM

Really examine this photo and then try to imagine what life was like for those who came before us and then try to imagine what this world will be like decades after you have left this world, in the future. Do you think the unborn will give you the same courtesy of trying to imagine what your reality was once like!? Some dreams are forgotten and some footprints fade! Let’s not forget those who came before us. #ruraldecay #newmexico #abandoned ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2gp4aTe

Landscapes of Terlingua in Far West Texas

During my travels along the US/Mexican Border between Calexico, California, and Brownsville, Texas, my favorite borderland landscapes were found in Far West Texas around Marfa, Terlingua and Alpine, Texas. This is a good location to escape winter somewhat!

These photographs were taken in April of 2015 but I can only imagine what Christmas would be like in this Big Bend Country? As a desert rat, I would guess that the nights still get cold in winter, but the day time hours are fairly pleasant. According to the latest weather check for Terlingua, it’s 42 degrees Fahrenheit with an average of 70 degrees this week. Not bad for December!

The mountains off in the distance are Big Bend National Park. I highly recommend photographers avoid this national park because I was harassed by park rangers there and they don’t take too kindly to any photographers using cameras in the national park. Locals warned me that I would run into trouble and I have enough fodder for a good story. On top of that, I would recommend visiting Texas’s own Big Bend State Park which is much more inclusive towards visitors and in my opinion, more beautiful than the national park!

 

Daily Instagrams: November 30, 2016 at 08:16PM

This is a #portrait of #me that my brother @JoeCow captured in my natural environment of #CanyonCountry. He liked the #GrandCanyon map on my bandana of #Havasupai and the #Raybans. I wear these glasses almost religiously! Haha… After much #blood #sweat & #tears we are on the cusp of #Prividence! We opened our first Alabaster mine two days ago after two years of sifting through gov red tape and bureaucracy and got green light to open our brown Alabaster quarry! We are winging right now but we will be selling this premium carving stone within days and this will allow us to finish and finance our remaining projects!! Yeehaw! Never give up! My family is also helping me with some resources for my #Kickstarter campaign to get that fulfilled and finished… It’s been a difficult two years but the these goals are achievable and in within sight! With the production of this stone, we will be building many assets! I’ve been busy this week working a backhoe with my brother at the mine on the Arizona Strip! All my Native stone carving friends are going to appreciate this good news… Our stone company is @EtTrading! ??? ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2fNudhR

Daily Instagrams: December 07, 2016 at 01:34PM

The unconventional use of Instagram filters on ancient #native #rockwritings. Who said the ancient Native peoples of #NorthAmerica didn’t have a written language!? Of course they did! #ironcounty #cedarcity #parowangap #parowan #petroglyph #rockart #rock #ancientart #anasazi #hitsotsinom #hopi #pueblo #fremont #utah #tbirdnation ~ via Instagram: ift.tt/2gc3pg2