Whew… that was (not) fun!

So, it’s been a busy month for me.  Did some travel, took lots of photographs, got ready for this month’s solar eclipse.

Oh, and this site got hacked (while I was on the road, of course).

I’m pretty sure everything’s now back in working order again, but if anything misbehaves for you, please drop me a line via the contact form.

Meanwhile, prepare for a backlog of material to be unleashed…

Looking down the canyon

A fisheye view of Echo Canyon in Zion National Park, seen from under “Weeping Rock:”

Looking down the canyon

This scene, BTW, is just a taste of the attractions in Zion. The place can get a bit crowded during the summer, but a shuttle bus service runs up and down the canyon, and many impressive sights are just a short hike away from a shuttle stop.

Olympus E-M1
Olympus M.Zuiko 8mm Fisheye lens
f/22, 1/100 sec, ISO 200

Going out on patrol

A quick shot of (wild)life from Florida’s Myakka River State Park, as an alligator heads out into the lake, looking for lunch:

Going out on patrol

I took this shot from a tour boat the park runs — I’d absolutely recommend it if you’re ever in the “neighborhood” (but get there early, tickets for the boats tend to sell out early in the day).

Olympus E-M1II
Olympus M.Zuiko 40-150mm f/2.8 lens
MC-14 teleconverter
f/7.1, 210mm, 1/1600 sec, ISO 200