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A Few Random Shots…

Posted in Babies, Children, Landscapes/Nature, Weddings on May 14, 2009 by twophotography

We are in between some weddings right now but are in full swing for the season… here are a few pictures from trips and whatever else!! Enjoy! ūüôāRandom_1856cowm





An Islands Rescue

Posted in Landscapes/Nature on April 24, 2009 by twophotography

A story by Ryan Edwards

So I’m on my way back from getting a few gallons of gas from chevron along with the roommate and see something next to the road that would be photo worthy. ¬†It was a mama duck along with her little herd of ducklings. ¬†No really, a herd, there were like 10 of the little guys. ¬† Phil and I go back to the house and take a few minutes to gather up our camera gear and set out upon our new adventure. ¬†Much better may I add than our planned mowing the lawn for the first time this year. ¬†When we arrived at our guessed destination, the pond, of our newly found duck family and they were nowhere to be found. ¬†So we split up to go find them, Phil took the upstream route and I took the downstream one.
I was just climbing down the side of the banks when I heard a strange noise getting louder and louder. ¬†It took a moment for me to realize that the noise was coming from a drain pipe that ran under the road. ¬†Right when I reached the bottom of the stream “my noise” came shooting out of the drain pipe. ¬†It was a baby duck. ¬†The poor guy had become¬†separated from his mother and was in a real tizzy over the situation. ¬†He was trying to get upstream so he could get back to the group but he wasn’t able to fully fight the current. ¬†I watched him for a few moments until he had gone up onto the shore and decided to stay there while crying for help. ¬†I then ran back upstream to see what the mother was up to. ¬†Here I was thinking that she would be in a tizzy looking at the drain trap trying to figure out where her little one had gone off to. ¬†I eventually found her about 20 yards up sitting on the shore with the rest of the babies. I’m not even sure she knew the little one was gone. ¬†I knew at that moment that drastic measures needed to be taken. ¬†So I recruited Phil and we went downstream to attempt the rescue of the little duckling. ¬†I hung up my camera on the rod Iron fence and climbed down into the marshy bottom of the stream. ¬†At first I was glad that I had flip flops on, but then I quickly learned that the¬†foliage¬†strewn bottom consisted of a 12 inch sublayer of mud. ¬†The kind of mud that eagerly swallows up flip flops. ¬†It didn’t take long for the little duckling to realize that my primary objective of being on the stream bottom was him so he quickly improvised and decided a downstream get away was his fastest way out. ¬†At that point, Phil had to abandon being the photographer of the event and become involved by going down stream to scare the little guy into coming back up. ¬†After about 10 minutes of¬†maneuvering¬†up stream and realization by Phil that the mud was deeper than his water proof boots, we were able to get the duckling into a spot he couldn’t get away from. ¬†He was a cunning little guy. If I wasn’t 6 feet tall, the rock he had found to hide behind would have been perfect¬†camouflage.
After the capture, we went back across the road and found mama duck still with the remaining babies catching some afternoon rays on the side of the water.  I then climbed down to the stream bottom and mama decided it was no longer safe to be there and started grabbing up the troops for a getaway.  That was until she realized that I had one of her babies after I put him in the water.  It was a Hollywood moment.  Baby, now known as T.I. (since he was captured with a Texas Instrument hat) swam out into the middle and met each other with what I guess is a duck hug and she led the little guy back to the group and was accepted with open wings by the remainder of the little duck herd.  Below are a few pictures that were the result of our 30 minute afternoon adventure in the Islands subdivision.

Strolling Wilson Ponds

Posted in Landscapes/Nature on April 21, 2009 by twophotography



Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Posted in Landscapes/Nature on November 18, 2008 by twophotography

Sometimes its good for everyone to get back to their roots and rediscover what it is that inspires them. Here are a couple of highlights from the first day of my r&r trip to Jackson, Wyoming.