Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Pioneer


The Historic Pioneer Hotel in downtown Elko is the home for the Western Folklife Center.
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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bike Parking for OktoberFest


This one arrived early for Oktoberfest, or maybe they are at the Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival. That is where I am today.
They should make 6 a.m. later in the day... It is the weekend for heaven's sake.
;-)
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Friday, September 25, 2009

Stray Dog Pub


One Way to the Stray Dog Pub near the corner of 5th and Railroad
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Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Downtown Train


This train is left as a reminder of the days when the large rail and cattle yard filled all of Downtown Elko.
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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Blue Angels & Fat Albert


Blue Angels



Fat Albert

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Retired

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Wooden Gate and Clouds



A wooden cattle gate near Devil's Gate, Nevada
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stockmen's


One of Elko's original casinos.
Aptly named for the stockmen that worked in Elko's Historic downtown.
Elko's bustling downtown was once being populated with real cowboys and cowgirls working in the cattle industry. The majority of downtown was a rail and cattle yard. Today the rails and stock yard are gone but the signs are still here.
Some are neon, like this one, but most are just remnants of a bygone era.
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Friday, September 18, 2009

Slow Rise



This is from the balloon launch at Antelope Island a couple of weekends ago.
(Incidentally that is where the Pelican photo from yesterday was taken as well)

Elko will have it's own Balloon Festival next weekend. I see many balloon photos in the not too distant future.

This weekend will see Elko Daily Photo seeking flying objects of a considerably speedier nature. I will be covering the Reno National Championship Air Races in Reno, Nevada. Aircraft flying at 500+ miles per hour dozens of feet off the desert floor. I will be right there with my camera in hand ducking as they fly over my head.
Photos and story to be posted very soon.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Pelican

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Not Exactly a Bird Bath


The birds fly around, picking things off of the bison. Do you think he notices?

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Following in the Footsteps


I just used the holes left in the pavement by the tripods of the photographers that came before.

I apologize for the lack of Elko photos, I am still sorting photos from the old hard drive. hopefully back to normal soon.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Swan


A nice swan photo.
Thanks for all the suggestions for back up software via email and comments.
I was able to save the vast majority of my photos.
I did lose a few folders (not sure exactly how many images) to bad sectors on the hard drive.
A costly lesson in the end.

I signed up for the carbonite online backup solution. Thanks for the tip.
The back up is ongoing.

I should be back to posting normally in a day or two.
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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Technical Difficulties - Day 2


Still having PC Issues so another shot from the past.
This is Chatsworth House. I visited here many times when I lived in England. It was one of my favorite places.
The nearby town of Bakewell is quite famous for the Bakewell Tart, which is a nice jam filled pastry.
It was not a trip to Chatsworth without a stop in Bakewell for a tart.

This is both a trip down memory lane and a stark realisation that most of my photos from 2004 to present may be lost due to the PC crash from Thursday night. I am still working on it so all is not lost.
I re-installed to operating system on the crashed PC, last night and I am hopeful that I will be able to start accessing the image folders later today. I really hate not having a backup of them. I bet you can guess what the first thing I am going to do when I finally recover them... Can anyone suggest a good back up solution that is both easy to use and inexpensive?

Thanks
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Technical Difficulties



Having computer issues today. It crashed hard and I am trying to save all my photos from oblivion. I am updating from a backup PC with photos that are several years old, until further notice.
This Photo is of the waterfall at Newstead Abbey in Nottingham, England taken in 2003.

The plan for today was to post something appropriate to the 8th Anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. But since the PC crash last night I have been preoccupied and will be lucky if any photos from the last 5 years are saved.
Back to normal as soon as possible.
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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Icarus


This kite is flying too close to the sun.
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Flight of the Bison

I guess I got a little too close. I was getting tired of the same old Buffalo shots so I went off the beaten path for this one.
Shooting from above the animals on the road produced many similar shots to what I shot here a in the spring. I wanted something new.
I spotted this lone Bison lounging at the top of a rise about a quarter mile away from the road. judging that I would need to do some walking to get the shot I set out up the hill.
I was concerned that I might stress him (or get charged) so I approached at alternating angles always facing it and never losing sight of it. I did not want to unexpectedly pop up out of a dip and scare him (or me). I moved slowly and watched for signs of agitation so I could leg it if necessary.
I did get a little too close for the comfort of the birds, but they are skittish anyway. Although the Bison never took his eyes off of me he never seemed to be stressed in any way so I continued forward.
I got my shots and walked back to the truck.
The walk back proved to be more dangerous than facing the buffalo. While walking back I tripped over a rock and nearly fell on my camera.
Ahhh! Graceful til the bitter end!
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Monday, September 7, 2009