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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Fotos! Part Trois!


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Hello!

Well...here we are almost ready to say goodbye to 2014 and counting down to 2015.  I hope you' had a great year and the coming year will be even better!

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This will be the last post of photos taken at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on Saturday December 13th, 2014.

If you want to find out more about Fan Fest and see additional photos please check out my recent posts about it:

12-29-14 Jephyr Blog Post

12-30-14 Jephyr Blog Post

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And finally, here's a link to a post with photographs of the amazing sky and clouds over head that day.  Later in the afternoon there was an amazing sunset and a beautiful full rainbow.

12-28-14 Jephyr Blog Post

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For those not familiar with Fan Fest, its official website describes it as a "pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, events, and features exhibitors, vendors and costuming for those fans who can’t get enough of Phoenix Comicon!"

I spent the afternoon having a blast taking photos of costumed attendees and participants....and will post some of the last of my favorite images here: 


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Tyler Woida of HynMay Productions




Edward Bell of Superhero Synergy

Kiba Cheetah

Kiba Cheetah Photo Bomb





Thanks to everyone who generously allowed me to take their photograph...I appreciate your time and patience.

If you see yourself in a photo I'd love to know you had a look...so please say hi in the comments. Or if you recognize someone in a photo...please send them a link to this post so they can check it out.

Thanks in advance and have a great year!



Tuesday, December 30, 2014

2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Fotos! Part Deux!


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Hello!

As I wrote in my last post it's very hard to believe we are already saying goodbye to 2014. I hope you've had a wonderful holiday season full of Blessings and that 2015 will be prosperous, productive and filled with all the best for you and yours!

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My last two recent posts had pictures taken at the 2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Saturday December 13th, 2014

I spent the afternoon having a blast taking photos of costumed attendees and participants. 

For those not familiar with Fan Fest, its official website describes it as a "pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, events, and features exhibitors, vendors and costuming for those fans who can’t get enough of Phoenix Comicon!"

It was an absolutely beautiful day, with huge soft clouds overhead, set against a bright blue sky. Later we were treated to a soft sprinkle of rain and dark clouds with a full rainbow arcing across and through them, finally, erupting into a spectacular sunset!

I posted a full blog entry with numerous cloud/sky and rainbow photos from that day that captured some of its beauty...and you can find that here:  12-28-2014 Jephyr Blog Post

I've been hankerin' to share many of the Fan Fest photos I took of all the cool costumes and people too.  Last night I posted the first eight and you can find that entry here:  12-29-14 Jephyr Blog Post

Tonight I'll post another group of favorites. 

Thanks to everyone who generously allowed me to take their photograph...I appreciate your time and patience.

If you see yourself in a photo I'd love to know you had a look...so please say hi in the comments. Or if you recognize someone in a photo...please send them a link to this post so they can check it out.

Thanks in advance!


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Ex of Excessive Exclusives

Jeremy Pyles of Joyful Expressions - Photo - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
Jeremy Pyles of Joyful Expressions



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IttyBittyGeek.com


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Thanks for schtopping by...and look for still more Fan Fest photos soon!

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Thanks again!




2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest Fotos!


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Hello!

It's hard to believe we are rapidly winding up the last of 2014...and rushing into a new year.  Hope this holiday season has brought you good things and that 2015 will be prosperous, productive and filled with all the best!

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As I wrote in my last post...on Saturday December 13th, I drove up to the 2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest, at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona and spent a fun afternoon taking photos.

If you aren't familiar with Fan Fest, according to its official website, "it's a pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers and artists, events, and features exhibitors, vendors and costuming for those fans who can’t get enough of Phoenix Comicon!"

I've been eager to share many of the photos I took that day...and recently I posted some of the awesome cloud and rainbow shots I took there.

12-28-2014 Jephyr Blog Post

Today I'm going to post several of the photos of costumed participants. 

Thanks to everyone who generously allowed me to take their photograph...I appreciate your time and patience.

If you see yourself in a photo I'd love to know you had a look...so please say hi in the comments.  Or if you recognize someone in a photo...please send them a link to this post.

Thanks in advance!

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Ok...so let's get started with this first photo...with clear evidence of the amazing overcast (at the time) and cloudy sky overhead Fan Fest in the background.


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Ex of Excessive Exclusives


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Athena of Cosplay Conspiracy


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Thanks for schtopping by...and look for more Fan Fest photos soon!

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Thanks again!



Sunday, December 28, 2014

Fan Fest - Beautiful Sky Photos!

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Hello!

I hope you've had a wunnerful holiday season and will have a Happy New Year and all the best in 2015! 

2015?!  Can you believe it!  WHEW!

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Recently, I drove up to the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, for the 2014 Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest.

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Stadium Sky - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

I opted to just make the drive in the afternoon and spent my time outside the main entrance taking photos of all the peeps who where there.

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A preview of one of the beautiful costumes!

Many had dressed in awesome costumes...and I got a lot of great photos I'll be posting soon.

Until then I'll post some photos of the amazing sky overhead that afternoon.

It was absolutely breathtaking...with huge billowy clouds...against a clear blue sky.

As evening approached I began taking a number of photos of it...and as the sky darkened we were rewarded with a rainbow and a beautiful sunset!



It was an amazing day! 

Hope you enjoy my sky and rainbow photos!

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Thank you for schtoppin by!  See ya next time!


Friday, December 12, 2014

A Few More From The Telephoto Lens Frenzy


Hello again,

Thought I'd post a few more photos from my weekend with the telephoto lenses.

(See my post from 12-10-14 for more images and info)

As I said in that post it was really a lot of fun...and helped me a lot in deciding what lens I may end up purchasing.

These two are from the Canon 100-400mm L lens.

Hope you enjoy them!

"It's Good Ta Be Da King!" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"It's Good Ta Be Da King!" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


"Lunch!" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Lunch!" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved



Thanks so much for schtoppin' by!!




Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Telephoto Lens Frenzy


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Hello!

I spent the entire weekend taking photos with 3 telephoto lenses I rented.

(Canon Lenses:  A 70-200mm "L", a 100-300mm "DO", and a 100-400 "L") 

They didn't need to be returned until Monday at 6pm so I went that day and in a single afternoon took 100's of photographs.

It was so much fun!

Anywho...I thought I'd share a few of them here...along with a few from my visit to a wildlife preserve near my home on Sunday.

Hope you enjoy them!

"His Royal Highness" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"His Royal Highness" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

"Frosted Fire" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Frosted Fire" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

"One Bird In Da Bush" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"One Bird In Da Bush" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

"Super Bunny" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


"Quoth The Raven" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


"Lioness" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


"Flight Test" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Flight Test" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

"Preserve Pelican" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Preserve Pelican" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Whaaab?" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Whaaab?" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

Thanks For schtoppin' by!



Saturday, December 6, 2014

Today I was Threatened While Taking Photos.....

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Reservation Skies - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
Reservation Skies - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


From a house across the field, I heard a raspy voiced, drunk sounding man yell at me, "Stop Taking Pictures!"   And then seconds later, "I've got a gun!"

Within moments a police car pulled up and parked behind me .................

So ended Jephyr's photography adventure today!

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Please allow me to back up a bit and explain.

Over this weekend, I rented several telephoto lenses with the intention of testing them.

Unfortunately today was overcast near my home...but way off to the west I saw a bit of blue sky so I jumped in my Lamborghini Hurac├ín... errr... my jalopy... and raced across Phoenix trying to overtake the setting sun.

It seemed I would never catch it... but eventually I began to find more and more open sky and softer clouds over-head.

"Sky Father" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Sky Father" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


I soon found myself barreling along farmland and open country with ramshackle homes dotted here and there.

Finally, on a desolate little road I saw a turnout by a field and thought it might be a good place to stop and take sum p'ichures.

I was rewarded with a magnificent sunset...and was filling up my new flash-card with lotza photos.

After some time, just as the sunset was reaching its fiery pinnacle, I heard the throaty, slurred voice shouting the ominous words I quoted above.

"War Paint" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"War Paint" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


It didn't take me long to decide it was time to make a hasty retreat from the vicinity, and so I began quickly loading up my car.

As I was putting the last of my gear away I noticed the police car pulling in behind me. 

The officer got out and came towards me and told me I was on "Reservation Land"...and that although I was on a Public thoroughfare... if I was not a tribal member I was not allowed to stop along the road and could be cited for trespassing.

Then he said, "I don't want to sound racist, but they hate white people around here...and it gets very dangerous after dark."

I told him that I had no idea I was on Reservation Land and was about to leave...and without going into any detail... said I'd already been threatened.

He didn't seem surprised and then told me I was free to go... so I thanked him and we said our goodbyes... and I jumped in my Maserati Quattroporte... errr... I mean cruiser... and made a fast exit from the area! 

: )


"Ancient War Drums" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Ancient War Drums" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


Sadly the sky was really on fire right as I was leaving... but over-all I did manage to get a few good pics I'm sharing here.

Hope you enjoyed them......

Thanks for stopping by!


"Desolate Road" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
A look at my stopping place:
"Desolate Road" - Copyright 2014, Jephyr - All Rights Reserved