The Great Catch Up Post of 2019

It’s been a LOOOOOONNNNNGGGG time coming, but I am finally taking a moment to catch up on the gnat blog and fill you all in on what has been happening.  As much as things change, some things stay the same.  My spring and summer has been filled with bikes, family and photography.

As I look back over the last several months there have been a few common themes.  One of those themes is that I/we have been getting glimpses of the future.  For the first time in several years, I am finding some needed time to pursue both cycling and photography again.   Last fall, our kids got their driver’s licenses and I must say that with that comes a bit more time.  In that time, I have traveled, ridden my bike quite a lot, done a bike packing trip in Utah and shot a couple of events (Almanzo and Prom).

That said, those blocks of time are not always consistent.  Additionally, my wife and I are snagging every opportunity we can to relish time with our kids before they head off to college, hopefully, in two years!  But they have given me a sneak peek at the years ahead.

But with time, I have had a lot more time to think.  I am still taking photography a bit more seriously and trying to be intentional with the shots I have.  This gives me focus, but also gives me the ability to simply enjoy the setting and environment I am in.  I am finding more moments to simply take it all in as opposed trying to capture every moment.    I am still trying to find significance in my photography.  What do I want to do with it?  I still believe I want to do something more with it and I need the right kind of project to keep me motivated and out there.  I have a few ideas, but nothing firm enough to share today.

So with all that, here are some photos. I hope you find something here that makes you smile, inspires you or makes you think.

Family – Click on any image to go to slide show

BIKES – Click on any image to go to slide show

FRIENDS – Click on any image to go to slideshow

PHOTOGRAPHY – Click on any image to go to slideshow

 

And with that, a parting shot.   Jen and I celebrated 20 years of marriage. I am so lucky to have her in my life.  Thankful every day for her.

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