Archive for the Handheld Category

New Years – Taos Plaza

Posted in 5DMII, Available Light, Handheld on January 2, 2017 by budbranch
Dan Morano

Our host: Taos Mayor Dan Barrone

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Checking In: I Broke My Darn Leg

Posted in Available Light, Cellphone camera, Handheld on October 24, 2016 by budbranch

Dear blog followers –
A friend offered a friendly ride on a borrowed mtn bike last week – the brakes failed on downhill, I bailed off and tumbled, and cleanly broke my right femur. It didn’t penetrate the skin, nor (most importantly) cut my femeral artery. Pure luck.

2:25PM We were by ourselves, out of cell coverage, 14 miles from the bottom. He bundled me up and headed downhill for help. 10 minutes later, two brothers on ATVs came down from above. One gave me his coat and stayed with me, the other went back uphill to find cell coverage and activate EMS. 3:10 The other brother returned, reporting that EMS was on the way. It took a couple more hours to get me IV-d, medicated, and transported two miles down the trail, where a medivac chopper could land in a meadow and fly me out.

I was in the ER in Santa Fe by 6:00PM – they did surgery ASAP: aligned the bones, drilled out the core, and installed an internal continuous rod, screwed everything together and stapled me up! I was in my room by 3AM.

Four days in hospital (St Vincent Med Center), now five days at home, healing nicely. Thanks for your interest – here are a few pics, enjoy the video too:

Selfie, 2 minutes in...

Selfie, 2 minutes in…

Clean femur break

Clean femur break

Evacuation helicopter

Evacuation helicopter

Helicopter nurse

Helicopter nurse

ER angel

ER angel

Immediately post surgery

Immediately post surgery

Julie showing us how to use a walker

Julie showing us how to use a walker

Three days post surgery

Three days post surgery

Ballooning Over NM

Posted in Canon 7D, Handheld on August 20, 2016 by budbranch

Cactus Bloom

Posted in Handheld, Sony RX100-II with tags on June 21, 2016 by budbranch

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Canyon Sunset

Posted in 5DMII, Available Light, Handheld, HDR on June 15, 2016 by budbranch

Canyon Sunset

Moonset At Sunrise

Posted in 5DMII, Handheld on May 28, 2016 by budbranch

Handheld.  Noticed the moon setting as I headed out at sunrise.  70-200mm 1/2000 at f/7.1 ISO 800 moonset

Ultralight Salute

Posted in 5DMII, Handheld, sky on May 27, 2016 by budbranch

Neighbor Chris throws the Shaka sign over Taos CanyonShaka

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