Tony - Nice purchase!
Devin - Cool shots!
Peter - Nice variety and well done for a self-proclaimed rookie. Try to offset your subject (rule of 1/3's) and not center them in the image.
Matt - Neat idea for a shot!
Goose - Thank you. Maybe try to refresh the page? The image is still in my photobucket account, and I can view it on here in your quote. If that doesn't work I can try sending it to you in private message.
I live near Phoenix, and we had some horrific and tragic news recently with the Yarnell fire. 19 members of an elite hotshot crew perished fighting the wildfire. Here are the names of those who perished.
This is the last photo Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighter Andrew Ashcraft texted his wife before perishing in the Yarnell fire.
I wanted to drive to Yarnell today to pay my respects but was stopped short in the town of Congress. Hwy 89 was completely closed (understandably, of course) except for official vehicle traffic. There was a satellite truck in the Family Dollar store parking lot, and two other local news trucks on the shoulder of the road to my left reporting from this location.