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The Mad Bobber

Chop off all of the un-necessary parts of your bike, slap on a mean ass looking paint job and go out and scream around town.

Remember “LOUD PIPES SAVE LIVES”

Mesa Verde Dancers

Indian Dancers celebrate the return of spring

On location in Mesa Verde National Park during the Indian Arts & Culture Festival of the Four Corners area.  Memorial Day to the first of June is a fantastic week to spend in the Four Corners area of Colorado and New Mexico.  There are many events to attend, including music events, art shows, gallery openings.  At this Native American dance event held at Chapin Mesa, the dancers celebrate the return of spring with traditional dances and songs.  Chants are led by the elder, Bert Leno who keeps time with his sticks and rattles.  This troupe of dancers are keeping the ancient traditions alive through spoken history and movement.  The tribal traditions are being preserved for future generations.

Coming Soon: Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update

Canon recently announced a firmware update for its EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR.  The update enables manual exposure when shooting in the video mode. Users will now be able to manually adjust the shutter speed, aperture and ISO settings. Users can download the new firmware on June 2, 2009 from Canon’s website.   This feature has been in the works since the 5D Mark II was released last year and HD shooters will be very happy for the firmware update.

Click here to download the Canon EOS 5D Mark II firmware update *
* The firmware will be available for download beginning June 2, 2009


The New West

Riders on the Range

Riding the range to move cattle from winter to summer pasture in the Mancos valley of South West Colorado.   Some things change and some things stay the same.  Even though trucks and trailers are a part of every ranch in the New West, there is still room for moving cattle the same way they have been doing it for generations.  Cowboys and cowgirls keep their herd moving along as storm clouds build in the distance.  The traditions of the New West are firmly rooted in the Old West.

Wall of Flame

Yuma Air Show Sets World Record

This photoshoot at the Yuma Air Show was really a treat.  View my full story on Demotix

A full day on the runway with flight demonstrations by world class aerobatic teams and military units.  The final events of the day were an aerial re-enactment of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor with vintage Zero fighter planes, with the Wall of Flame finale.  The Wall of Flame set a world record.  What a great way to spend the afternoon at Marine Corp Airstation.

US Marine Corp Air Station – Yuma, Arizona, USA, completed a World Record as certified by Guinness Book of World Records, for the longest continuous Wall of Fire at 10,000 feet. The demonstration was part of the M.C.A.S. Yuma 2009 Air Show which commemorates the Marine Corp station’s 50th anniversary. The air show included aerial demonstrations and static displays of United States Military and civilian aircraft. The Wall of Fire was set off after a re-enactment of the WWII attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. The aerial demonstration team flew the Japanese Zeros in the Tora Tora Tora attack formation as the 10,000 foot long by 150 foot high wall of fire was detonated on the runway. The world record was witnessed by a crowd of more than 60,000 spectators. Aerial performances included fly-overs by B-1 Lancer Bombers, F-16 Fighter Jets, P-51 Mustang WWII vintage aircraft, and mid-air refueling of fighter craft.

 

City Center Las Vegas

City Center Las Vegas 

My story about the City Center project appears on Demotix website for global distribution.  This is one way of getting your images out there for the world to see and bringing some attention to your photography.   Working in the Las Vegas area is challenging to say the least.   Traffic, people, issues all around, but this was a fun project.  Some of the images were taken from atop a new parking structure that was under construction.  My trusty manager arranged access with a quick pass to the top for an impromptu photoshoot.

Hello World!

Here it is Doug Allen Photography Blog!  Hey how hard can it be?

With any luck I will post images, thoughts and links that you might find useful and if nothing else…well entertaining…at least I amuse myself!!!

 

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