Trending on Saturday

Work continues on the updates to the web page.  I’ve added a few photographs to the site in the form of a slide show.  About a dozen shots taken throughout the year in 2017. I’ll probably create a few more of these to document the highlights of the past 10 years as well as the years to come.

You can view the slide show here.  2017 Photographs Slideshow

Here’s the inventory of my web pages for those of you interested…

Gray Photography Web Site (this is my main business web page)

Colorado Photo Tours Web Site (information on photo tours I’ll be conducting throughout the year)

Image Colorado (my photography blog and general goofing off site where I post articles and blog)

I’m also maintaining profiles on Facebook, Google + and Twitter, but you won’t find much activity on Google and Twitter as I just don’t use them very often.

Health Issues

From time to time I bump in to people around Colorado from photography clubs or groups I once participated in. These meetings usually result in brief greeting and an exchange of niceties and I often end up having to explain why I don’t do much club activity these days.

Mostly, I quit doing photography clubs a few years back when I was diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis. It wasn’t the diagnosis that made me stop going, it was the pain and inconvenience of not knowing when I’d flare up, but also a result of my personal embarrassment and insecurity about putting my disease on public display.

It turns out, I’ve had the disease most of my life and never knew about it. I never paid attention to the rashes, they never seemed to be a problem and I thought they were dry skin spots. The joint pain, I  blew off as normal workout pain after physical activity.

Fast forward to today. I’m doing quite well and have been receiving treatment for several years now and I  have an enjoyable life in photography. I’ve to deal with the disease in the process and learned how to cope with the problems it causes on a daily basis.

The only reason I’m bring this out now is that I’m tired of giving vague answers to questions and I’m tired of wasting time on things that aren’t important.

So, for any past camera club friends wondering, this is why you haven’t been seeing me. I’ve been dealing with this and other health matters and the camera clubs are not on my radar.

I admire this young lady for telling her story. I think we all look for confirmation and to know you are not alone in your private struggles is reassuring.

Psoriatic Arthritis. A Patients Story

Trending on Thursday

Photography by Gary Gray
A herd of buffalo at the base of the The Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Colorado

The Bison are part of the herd at Wolf Springs Ranch in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Westcliffe, Colorado. With over 55,000 acres of land, you can purchase this property for a mere 49 million dollars.

If you’re looking for a good place for Colorado outdoor photography, try exploring what the Sangre de Cristo Mountains have to offer.

Trending on Wednesday

Lions at the Denver Zoo

Working on updates to the web sites today. Trying to avoid the television news, the never ending political talk has worn a hole in my brain.

Look for photo albums here soon. I’ve got a catalog set up in Lightroom and I’m working on a base presentation. I need to test it well though, as I intend to use it as the template for future presentations.

Did my normal rounds of the Internet Photography Web Sites today. I try to keep up with what’s new but mostly what I find out is that I’m not what’s new. I don’t buy gear every week, I don’t do that much horse-trading these days as I’ve pretty much got the camera kit I want to use. Until something breaks down, I don’t really need new stuff.

So, what’s in your kit Gary? (I thought I’d never ask)

Who cares. I shoot Nikon.

Trending on Tuesday

Stock Photography
Steak Sandwiches
Doobie's Carcass
Winter? What Winter?

February in Denver and this may be the most unexciting Winter I’ve had in many years. Spent the day today in the office editing images for stock, which makes money but it doesn’t make images. I’m itching to get out.

Trudy has to make the run across the mountains to Grand Junction later this week to visit with her uncle who has fallen ill. I-70 in the Rocky Mountains is a game of dodge the snow storms. Looks like she has a window to get there and back without getting caught in it.

I’m planning my photographic projects for the year. Still a lot of unanswered questions regarding who, what, when and where, but I have a general idea what I’ll be doing.

I’ll be moving some of the photo catalogs I have on Facebook to this web site. For those of you not familiar, I’ve generated quite a collection of nature and wildlife photos from around Colorado and I hope you’ll enjoy seeing them when I get them up for viewing.

The Blog

I’ve decided to migrate away from Facebook for blogging about my adventures in photography, life and whatever. Migrating a lot of that stuff to this web site.  It’s all a part of my master plan to move away from things that don’t work and move towards things that do. I’ve concluded that Facebook doesn’t really serve me in any way other than to waste my time with distractions.

So here it is.  The Blog.

Look for more commentary in the near future. I’ll share some photos too. Only here, it looks the way I want it to look and this is an advertising free zone.

Who knows, I may even have a guest blogger from time to time.