Happily Ever Oberhofer

During the first weekend of December there were blizzards raging through the Midwest, but I was safely burying my toes in the sands of Anna Maria Island on the Gulf Coast of Florida. No, I wasn’t the one getting married, but I was in the wedding party.  It was a

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Lower Salmon River in Idaho

The first clip is hitting Snow Hole…my first time in an inflatable kayak. The second clip is Lower Bung Hole (facepalm and slight weeping) NO Audio The first clip is hitting Snow Hole…my first time in an inflatable kayak. The second clip is Lower Bung Hole (facepalm and slight weeping)

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Center of My Known Universe

Things I’ve learned riding to the center of my American Universe:
Nothing worth telling anyone about is easy.
Life is 98% drudgery on your way to the highlights.
The good bits will always come, learn to appreciate the drudgery…

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Center of the States

I was as far away from all the oceans as I could possibly be today. It sort of defined the term “land-locked”. The Center of the Lower 48 States, just outside of Lebanon, KS…more photos…

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Riding North

This begins the 3000 mile motorcycle trip from Kansas City to Montana. I’ll be quickly passing through Sturgis before all their festivities begin and on to Billings. There I’ll be meeting up with old friends and we’ll ride the Beartooth Pass (which is a Bucket-list item for me) After that,

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Just another day on the road…

I found a man dying on the side of the road early in the morning. I drove right past him, no, it couldn’t be that…but then the reality of the situation sunk in during a hasty u-turn. He was old and collapsed on the side of the road. My only

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Biff Reunion – Day 1

This is the first full day of my full vacation. I’ve landed safely at our friend’s lake home on Smith Mt. Lake Virginia. Amazing place and wonderful people.

So, what happens when you start throwing around a GoPro camera while swimming? The girls take over the production…

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300 Miles of Missouri

It was a long hot Saturday. A test run for things to come later this summer. My idea was to day-trip it from Kansas City to Carthage, MO…about 300 miles round-trip. I wanted to try and do that all in one day, and take all back roads, on my KLR

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Dreary Day Dreaming…

Just dreaming of better days and riding. It’s so dreary and grey outside. Midwest winter consists of grey cold…that’s it. On top of that I seem to have lost my enthusiasm. I feel the white-water rapids of life coming around the corner…change is coming…change is good. Or maybe I just

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Guess What I Did This Weekend…

So…what happens when all the professional landscapers turn you down for poison ivy removal? Send in the clowns… Yeah, it was a REALLY large poison ivy bush…or more like a poison ivy tree (do they make those?).

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In remembrance of Spring

This was my yard a couple of weeks ago. Now it’s just all too much grass and poison ivy (insert sad face). I miss Spring time already and it’s not even over. These were some of the first days with my new camera, Panasonic Lumix LX100. Can’t say enough goodness

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And the plastic battle raged on…

So much fun with one little camera. I’m telling you, once you truly sit down and think about your workflow and your needs, then you will find the proper fitting camera for you. Don’t fall prey to the latest pixel count or sensor size. And interchangeable lens are really just

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Seriously Shallow…Part II

This camera is just way too much fun. And I’m really falling in love with Macro photography. It’s been so long since I’ve had a decent camera that could handle such small subject matter and close-up work. Also, this 1.7 lens really helps. So, today, I was playing around with

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Seriously Shallow…

Yeah, this is a seriously shallow depth of field. Just playing around with my new Lumix LX100. Completely rocks for such a small camera. 4K video, amazing photo features, old school ergonomics, tiny size, large chip, good price…can’t say enough good about this one. Don’t be fooled by the DSLR

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One Day in the Bozone

Digging through old files I stumbled across this golden oldie…and I just needed to post it here for safe keeping.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxbexrdyzD4

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Biff Fest XX

Floating around Smith Mountain Lake in the heart of Virginia. A wonderful weekend with good friends, good food, good weather and a GoPro Hero camera. A special thanks to our gracious hosts, The Cooper Family. Thanks isn’t even enough for what they’ve given us over the last 20 years. We

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Silo Tree

Seriously…somebody built a silo around a tree. This just goes to show the dumbing down of America (or is it just the dumbing down of me…derp).

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20th IFC Reunion

So, this seems to be the “Year of the Reunion”. Family, High School, Work…and the 20th IFC Reunion. I got a chance to meet up with some of the past presidents of the Independent Filmmaker’s Coalition last night at our old stomping ground, Harlings (a shit hole of a bar). It was

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Plaza Fountain Timelapse Test

Here are some test shots I did of the Plaza Fountain. I like the 2nd and 3 shot…the 4th isn’t bad, but it pans too fast. I’m learning what are good speed and distance combos while doing time lapses.

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Kansas City Plaza Indian

Went out tonight to catch the evening sun but I forgot about the last few days of winter…my finger tips were numb. But the shot is kinda cool. I’ll do it better when the days warm up later this spring.

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Way Too Early…

I’m up way too early getting packed and heading to the airport. Why? Because it’s on again…and this time it’s bigger and better. I’m heading out to Atlanta today for the new revised IPPE trade show. I don’t have any idea what that stands for, but I know it’s a

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My Cat Was Undercover KGB

After many years of sworn silence the files can now be opened and the untold story…told. My cat was an undercover KGB agent that was surgical altered to fit into a Siamese Cat suit and sent to the USA to spy on us. Why our family, you might ask? It

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Have you ever kept a New Year Resolution?

Have I ever made and kept a New Year’s Resolution? Yeah…a long time ago I made a resolution to never make New Year’s Resolutions. I can honestly report back that after 20+ years I have successfully kept that resolution. Be happy in your skin. And if you aren’t willing and

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