Photo for Today (Waiting)

As an Expediter there is a lot of time sitting and waiting. Today while waiting in a truck stop outside of Dallas Texas I decided to see if there is anything worth photographing. I remembered back to one of my favorite instructors saying “there is Always something to photograph, just stop and look around”. This was the results.

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Date Taken: 1/13/2016 ( 5:00pm)
Camera: Canon 70D
Exposure: 1/600 s at f/5.6
ISO: 200
Lens: 100 mm – 400mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Focal Length: 400mm
Flash: Did not fire
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Location: Rockwall, Texas

Edited : Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro 2

building (1 of 2)

Date Taken: 1/13/2016 ( 5:00pm)
Camera: Canon 70D
Exposure: 1/2000 s at f/5.0
ISO: 200
Lens: 100 mm – 400mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Focal Length: 182mm
Flash: Did not fire
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Location: Rockwall, Texas

Edited : Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro 2

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Photo for Today

Periodically I will be posting single photos for your viewing. Settings are listed below. To see more photos check out my web page www.donnygreenway.com .

fishing friday (1 of 1)

Date Taken: 1/8/2016 (11:30 am)
Camera: Canon 70D
Exposure: 1/600 s at f/4.5
ISO: 200
Lens: 100 mm – 400mm f/4.5 – 5.6
Focal Length: 100mm
Flash: Did not fire
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Location: Sandy Creek Park, Texas

Edited : Lightroom and HDR Efex Pro 2

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Small Towns

As part of my travels around the United States, one of the things I want to blog about are the small towns. I will try to find at least one really interesting thing about the town and throw in a few pictures while I’m at it (it is what I do). So I figured why not start with the small town that I live in. The first “town” will be the City of Leander.  Personally I love this little suburb of Austin. It has grown quite a bit in the last 15 years, since we moved here in 2001. It has that small town feeling with the big city (Austin) access. It’s approximately 20 miles northwest of Austin. I think what it is most known for around central Texas is the once a month car show. This show brings in people in from all over central Texas to show off their rides. You can see some of those on my website www.donnygreenway.com or come on out for a visit the first Sunday of the month. See their Facebook page at Leander Car Show.

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Other Facts: According to Wikipedia – Leander (/liˈændər/ lee-an-dər) is a city in Williamson and Travis counties in the U.S. state of Texas. The population was 26,521 at the 2010 census. It is the fourth fastest-growing city in the state of Texas, a suburb just north of Austin, and is part of the Greater Austin metropolitan area. Leander was established in 1882 on land sold by the Austin and Northwestern Railroad Co. to prospective citizens.[5] The town was named in honor of Leander “Catfish” Brown, one of the railroad officials responsible for the completion of the line. It was near Leander that the Leanderthal Lady, a skeleton dating back 10,000 to 13,000 years, was discovered; the site was one of the earliest intact burials found in the United States.

Population: 31,717 (in 2013)

Interesting Fact: The Leanderthal Lady, discovered in January 1983, is the name given to the skeletal remains of a prehistoric woman found at the Wilson-Leonard Brushy Creek Site (an ancient Native American campsite) in the city of Cedar Park, Texas, by the Texas Department of Transportation. The remains were also alternatively labeled “Leanne”. Both names were inspired by the proximity of the site to the town of Leander, to the north.

Carbon dating and stratigraphic analysis showed the remains to be 10,000 to 13,000 years old. The skeleton is of a five-foot, three-inch tall female who was approximately eighteen to thirty years old at the time of death.

The find was significant as one of the oldest and most complete human skeleton finds in North America

Photo courtesy of  The Williamson Museum in GeorgetownScreen Shot 2016-01-10 at 4.42.28 PM

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Photo for Today

Periodically I will be posting single photos for your viewing. Settings are listed below. To see more photos check out my web page www.donnygreenway.com .

Road less traveled (1 of 1)

Date Taken: 1/8/2016 (11:00am)
Camera: Canon 70D
Exposure: 1/250 s at f/4.5
ISO: 200
Lens: 24 mm – 105mm f/4.0
Focal Length: 24mm
Flash: Did not fire
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
Location: Volente Texas

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The “New” Journey Begins!

So it’s been a couple of months sense I have blogged and with the year coming to an end and the New Year beginning I figured its time to fill everyone in on the new adventures that are planned for this year!

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After 25 years in the swimming pool industry I decided to hang up my pool pole and retire from the industry. It was time to get more serious about my photography carrier. I will say it has been a long time coming.

Back in July I started looking around for opportunities to pursue. A couple of things that I wanted to do was travel and take photos. I wanted to find the right combination of traveling around the United States photographing this great country and make money at a job I love. I have always been drawn to the open road and I have had a few family members that were truckers. They have always seemed to enjoy their profession and liked what they did. I thought maybe I would become a truck driver. Although I was not super keen on the idea of driving a big 18 wheeler back and forth from the same location each and every day to the same location time and time again.

As most of you who know me understand that I am a big “Law of Attraction” guy and I know that things are always working out for me. So about the same time that all this was going through my head I see a friend who I had not talked to in many years and that I used to drive a school bus at the same school district was on Facebook. I messaged him to see what he had been up to lately and he asked me if I had heard of this thing called expediting or “hot shot trucking”? After several conversations I find out that Him and his son had started an expediting company and thought it would be a great fit for me. So what exactly is Expediting you ask?

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Expediting: It is basically like trucking (truck driving) except  one difference is you can run much like an Owner Operator without having to invest in a truck . Many expedite trucks are owned by fleet owners. The usual arrangement is hired drivers can pick the loads and run any way they want as long as they turn a profit for the owner. For the most part, time sensitive, and exclusive use of truck deliveries . An example would be an assembly line breaks down and no replacement part is on hand and delivery is needed ASAP. An expedite company is called , they call the truck closest to the shipper, and the part is picked up and the truck runs non-stop to deliver it . Rates are higher but because the work is unscheduled expediters sit more  (this is good for me). Once they make a delivery they never know when or where the next load will be picked up . Two or three day waits between loads are not unusual (again good for me). When they do get a call if they accept it they are typically expected to be enroute within 15 minutes. More on this in later blogs!

This is turning out to be perfect for me. My friend happened to have an opening for me (law of attraction?) and after obtaining my CDL  I am getting ready to ht the road! The goal is to post pictures and videos of the adventures that we go on. Yes…. I am seeing this as an adventure rather then a job. The unknown is exciting and the “down time” gives me the opportunity to focus on photography. I will try to keep a balance between the photography and the  Expediting world because I know a few of you have asked about the Expediting life.

So here we go!! Stay tuned for many more blogs on these two subjects and a whole bunch of photos! Tell your friends and please share. Thanks for looking! This is “THE NEXT LOGICAL STEP”

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Blending In

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It seems like over time things seem to just “blend in”. While walking around the back yard today looking for different ideas for a photo shoot that is scheduled for later, I saw this statue. It has been there for quite some time. The statue brings back memories of some very special people in my life, both past and present. This reminded me to stop and look around at my surroundings and see all the beautiful things around me. We get so caught up in life that some of the little things that are so precious to us just seem to blend in to the back ground. So stop and take a moment to see what’s in your life right now that has started to “Blend In”. I bet you will find some things that will bring back a memory or two. Have a great day and thanks for following me!

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What a Life! 

So while I was home this morning recovering from a little stomach bug I was able to observe my dog Budha’s routine. Oh boy “What a Life” he has. His biggest decision was where do I sleep next. I guess this is why he has so much energy when I get home! I think we could all learn from our fur babies. Rest, rest, and rest some more! Budha BW.2 (1 of 1)Budha BW (1 of 1)

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