Call of the Bosque 10/24/2007

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There’s a chill in the air, the leaves are turning and this morning when I stepped outside, I heard the call of a flock of geese as they made their way south for the winter. Suddenly, I thought of Bosque del Apache and my upcoming safari just a month away with great anticipation. What an amazing spectacle to witness as thousands upon thousands of snow geese take to the skies with the coming of dawn. My senses are overwhelmed, it takes great control to grab my camera and begin photographing. I am mesmerized by the sights and sounds that are “the Bosque”. I envy those who are about to visit Bosque for the first time for even though the wonder never wanes, there is nothing like the first time. It begins with an early morning arrival at the refuge where we gather our gear to the sounds of the geese as they begin to awaken. As we set up, the sky begins to show a little color off to the east. Suddenly, the sound becomes deafening and as if by some signal thousands of snow geese rise as one into the air, circle around once and fly off to the farm fields for a day of fueling themselves on the corn that is grown jsut for them. I am very excited to share this experience as another Excell Nature Safari commences. Due to a last minute cancellation, there is one spot left for the Nov 26-30 Bosque del Apache Safari. For more information contact me at: laurie@laurieexcell.com or 503-703-3872

New Cameras, New Lenses, time to upgrade… 10/20/2007

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With Nikon just about to ship their two new bodies (D3 & D300) and their five new lenses, now might be a great time to think about upgrading. EQLady is here to help you sell your equipment so that you can upgrade to the newest model. Not ready for the new wiz bang model? I can help you find a gently used camera and or lens at a good value. Business is hopping. Stop by EQLady to see what I have for sale. New listings go up on Sunday night.

DLWS Cape Cod 10/17/2007

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We visited Rock Harbor for our last shoot. There were rusty old fishing boats, weathered fences covered with buoys and the day ended with a stunning sunset. A fitting close to a great week.

Both images captured with Nikon D2Xs, AF-S 70-200mm 2.8 VR on Lexar Digital Film

Twenty-Five and Counting 10/17/2007

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I can’t believe it but, DLWS Cape Cod is our twenty fifth workshop. And what a great ride it’s been. We strive to be the best workshop out there and I think we have succeeded!…Just ask all our alumni. It was great to have our friend and Photoshop guru extrodainaire, Scott Kelby, join us to celebrate the fun times. Hope to see you at a future DLWS.

Group photo captured by Kevin Dobler