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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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04:01 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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But i i <Speech_Male> guess you're you're living proof <Speech_Male> of that <Speech_Male> because you <SpeakerChange> figure out <Speech_Male> where to stand. <Speech_Male> Yeah <Speech_Male> it's an one <Speech_Male> of my co workers <Speech_Male> Gave <Speech_Male> me the quote for <Speech_Male> his louis. Pasture <Speech_Male> came <Speech_Male> out with the chance <Speech_Male> favors the prepared <Speech_Male> mind and <Speech_Male> i've <Speech_Male> always <SpeakerChange> had people <Speech_Male> say boy. You're always <Speech_Male> in the right place <Speech_Male> at the right time. <Speech_Male> And that's <Speech_Male> amazing and it's <Speech_Male> like well that took a <Speech_Male> lot of planning <Speech_Male> and there was some luck involved <Speech_Male> in the sun <Speech_Male> may not have set <Speech_Male> that way but <Speech_Male> but i was ready <Speech_Male> for it when it <Speech_Male> happened and <Speech_Male> you can <Speech_Male> be too <SpeakerChange> so <Speech_Male> so be <Silence> prepared. <Speech_Male> Well bob <Speech_Male> thank you for taking <Speech_Male> this extra time <Speech_Male> to to photo <Speech_Male> geek out with <Speech_Male> me. I really <Speech_Male> appreciate it. And i <Speech_Male> know that everyone who <Speech_Male> enjoys <Speech_Male> your photos <Speech_Male> will <Speech_Male> will enjoy <Speech_Male> this as well. 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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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03:35 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"It was fun to be out there. I have a good time when when i can get kids laughing. It's always makes your great floats so so make your kids run. I've had parents starting to scold their kids for being too ornery and You know to to chill out not said no. No we gotta get them revved up so they can start laughing and having fun so so yeah do that for family photos and get some good ones with folks now taking more photos than ever and thanks to phone cameras being as good as they are Folks are ending up with more pictures than ever before. Then bef- before you go on vacation and come back with a role or to of film and have some four by sixes done and now it's very easy to to go on vacation for a week or two and come back with a couple of hundred or or in my case a few thousand frames. What are what are your techniques for managing libraries for sorting through picking your best stuff out and then and then safely storing them so they don't get get lost or art at risk of data loss. I'm not the best organizer in the world. But i've managed to do it Just out in the subsidy and and with me. I don't work for adobe. But i swear by adobe light room you know. It's it's made for photographers. You can At large numbers of images very easily it has a database built into can keyword images and You know give them flags in higher ratings of the better images so all always out. All upload my images and flagged the good ones early on and rarely look at my other images. But i don't delete them so i actually getting ready for retirement. I was digging through my image. I'd over two hundred thousand images. And i boil them down to about twelve thousand that i'm going to send in to folks the to be able to use but it. It would have taken years to do that without out. Light room but i was just able to to to do that but yeah most of the other images are like multiple exposures bracketing. Things like that and the only reason i saved them as. There's always that time that somebody kicked themselves saying boy. I wish i would have had a slightly different angle or something. And data's mesa's free in as long as you don't have to sort through. It doesn't hurt to have on file. I i would hope that someone at blm or interior has flagged the library of congress or the smithsonian. Because it seems like they're really ought ought to be a bob wick collection that goes online at some point to document your remarkable career. And everything you have done for for public land so if someone hasn't already made that suggestion to them or to the library. I'm gonna do that next because knowing that. That's out there. That is something that should not just vanish and sit on a shelf somewhere On on some stored hard drives. The world ought to be able to to see that and enjoy that. So that is just fabulous knowing that that's that's out there and we'll be a resource for the country going forward. I don't even have time to get into to light room. And you're processing techniques and your your approaches to that..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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03:05 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"You get to you know there are some star trails a little bit on the edge but the milky way it's on the edges. Yeah but the the center is pretty darned still and then also you know the one of the neat things as the newer cameras. The sensor picks up more than your. I can see what the twenty second exposure. So you are always seeing more stars than than the naked eye. And it's interesting you mention north because the core of the milky way is always to the south of us so that's a southern south south eastern exposure. And i kind of laugh at that. Because i've seen some photos where i know the landscape where it will show the milky way a mountain range and i know the person is looking true north. And it's a photo mosaic. As the milky way doesn't shine in the north of there inserting the milky way on north facing shot. Always you can always tell when somebody's buggering it up but yeah. I love just being out at night. I actually have a time lapse a four hour time lapse of the milky way as it moves across the sky in this image and i. I forgot my little interval timer. I was just going to go to sleep. And let the timer do the work But anyway i stood there for four hours every twenty seconds pushing the the shutter button. It was very zen allow loud that that is dedication for four hours. You feel like the guy from from lost in the cave at that point. Don't you having to hit hit. It enter and then so this last one to talk about is campbell creek alaska with a bunch of kids running to you in the snow and is some pretty serious heavy snow. Coming down. As as you would hope in alaska. It looks like their parents are following along behind. How how did this one come about. And yeah just give me the story behind it because there is so much joy in this photo. Yeah there you know. It took me a while. I used to do almost exclusively landscapes and then everyone starts. We need to get more people in your photos. So in general you'll notice my people photos off somebody standing looking out over landscape to give the landscape priority but in this case the kids were the focus so i wanted them to be having fun and and show the outdoors. They're they're having a good time in one thing. I've learned with kids as you know. Never tone the standstill. Give them something to do. And if you get them running. They're not they're always going to smile. You don't have to tell them anything. Just set him up to run towards the camera and in this case it was great because there was a sheet of ice under that thin layer of snow so those kids were going down like bowling pins every couple of seconds but they just bounce right back up and laugh even harder so it was..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

Go West, Young Podcast

04:02 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"That'll tell you the asthma for the song elevation so i i just knew that it would be in that spot at totality and you could zoom then right on the sun but that shot could have been in portland or you know polka telo. Nobody would know so. I needed to get that landscape in there. The only way to do that was to have a teeny teeny son. So with the white angolans. Another landscape shot that that you you sent over that i had not seen before is from wyoming. And you call it pony express you've got you've got a writer on horseback cowboy hat iconic western shot with a sun break coming through some very dark clouds and you don't do a whole lot of shooting with people in it in your your regular beal and work. How did this one come about. Did you know you're going to have a horse and rider to work with that day. I did i actually. I've been really lucky in that. I've learned especially when i'm out at sunrise because nobody wants to get up at four in the morning. Go out i mean. You rarely will catch people randomly in the places on photographing so i usually have employees or volunteers or know mountain bike group or someone else come out when i wanna do People photography because it's just more like a plan for that so this this is actually a young lady who was what the pony express a rewrite group and And i was looking for a typical pony express rider and you know brown clothing and the rewrite group has he's big bright red vests on and And she was a young lady instead of a young guy who will most of the riders where some like. How am i going to make this look authentic and then the storm was brewing. So i started thinking. Well i need to come up with a way to make this look authentic so we just worked at. So i got a silhouette shot and just that forboding Storm cloud really gives the essence of what what does riders went through That's also very Non nondescript landscape in it's wide open sagebrush not a lot of landscape feature so That's always a good tip When when the landscape doesn't have a lot of features just work the skies best. You can you know i would Or matic or put a horse on it. Yeah so yeah getting those dramatic skies okay. Let's dive into night. Photography which i know is one of those things that folks really want to know how to do and you have one of the iconic shots from sonoran desert national monument round where i grew up in two song. You have so oros in in silhouette with the milky way between them and this is very wide because it looks like you've got some hills off to the side could even be a fish islands. You've got some movement in the star trails out on the edges. So i'm assuming we're must be looking pretty close to did north on this. How did you set this one up. How long a shot ally exposure to the end up taking and and how many tries did it take you to get this one the way you want it. Well that the others. There's all kinds of tutorials out there now on night sky photography. This is one of my earlier Shots but You know you basically have to ramp up your iso thankless was like thirty two hundred. The wider angle lenses can get a slower shutter speed and still capture the stars as point white. So in this case. I think with that particular lens i can go up to about twenty second exposures..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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05:29 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"Where i'm gonna be walking in cross country out you know 'cause there are no trails on a lot of vm lands. I usually am most careful for sunrise. Sunset shots to have as many options. As i can so if i have like a knoll or at least a spot where i can photograph into the sun photograph. Side lighting an end photograph away from the sun. That's that's optimal If i'm shooting in a canyon that's often the more difficult like a a north south canyon at sunrise is difficult. You know you get shadow on one side light on the other. So i'll use google to say. Oh yeah the river curves east west for this segment. I could probably stage over in this area and get some better sunrise. Sunset shot so just allows me to explore lighting angles at different times a day. And and and whether or not. I can get somewhere too with some of those sunrise. Sunset extreme dynamic range do you ever shoot. Hd year multiple exposures and stitching together later. Do you like to do just one shot. I do a mix of both. I probably use. Hdr shots i used a more in the past but now the arranges better with Were cameras but yeah. I'm in a harsh lighting situation. Just like i mentioned that canyons situation. Where half of its shadow. half of. its bright. I wanna pull out some of the details in in the the shadow area so yeah i will use hd for that. I do a lot of processing processing. Hdr because i think you can get some really You know non natural looking situations where you've removed too much shadow or it adds too much Our saturation so. I'll try to pull that back in light room to make it look though because naturals possible and i do manipulate all my photos. I- photography's the only are that people get upset when you go in and do something other than snap the shutter. And i always remind them. That ansel adams spent more time in the dark than he did snap his his shudder and he used filters and everything else i think we're photography's gotten a bad name or people that use photo mosaics or really you know over bake photos and that's fine. That's their choice. But it's everyone thinks everything's been photo shopped at sei shoot raw files which are very flat and choose to be a chef and make my own adjustments versus taken. What comes out of the camera. And i point out to folks that that the j. peg that comes out of your camera. Someone made a choice as to what that was going to look like and it was the programmers who programmed the j. peg algorithms to to make it look that way so you can decide to take that on yourself if you want so you talk about filters you've got this shot of the eclipse in idaho. This is a solar eclipse. is that right. that is yeah that that was the one..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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04:37 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"With your with like twenty four zero five or did you probably is like seventy two two hundred there. But i do remember there. Were few times where. I almost pulled back. More on the seventy and end the a lot just because they were maybe five ten close. Wow that's amazing So then i obviously it so it sounds like number one. You don't shoot with primes very often. If at all. I have a prime lens. I used for night sky photos sometimes but yeah i i do. Use more more zooms. There's a little drop in you. Know sharpness sometimes but for especially for a web based use. It's it's an indiscernible To me and and is that a function of trying to keep your weight down as you're in the field. Obviously some of these shots are kind of middle of nowhere. You don't wanna have to pack a giant four hundred millimeter. Some some massive prime. That's not gonna end up being the right one. Yeah as i you know earlier in my career. I pack three or four lenses up a mountain. Now it's like small tripod. Which which lends. Am i gonna take that. The function of getting album shape. Yeah by sixteen mouth to thirty five. I'd say ninety nine percent of the images. I at sixteen millimeter so i probably could have a prime but All right well. Let's go through some of these other amazing shots that you have sent with more than i of how you get them and starting with this basin and range in nevada and i've this is clearly one of those f sixteen because you've got the starburst coming off the star you have plants in front of you. That looked to be two or three feet in front of you. If that that are totally infocus as is the ours. Are the mountains all the way back so. Walk us through that setup up and your thought process as you're you're lining up to get this shot..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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04:48 min | 5 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"I'm aaron weiss outside at bear creek lake parked one of the crown jewels of the regional park system here in the denver area. We've got the second part of our interview with public lands. Photographer bob wick coming up this week. Just like last week. This episode is also on video so you can see the photos that we're talking about links to this episode are on facebook and youtube in the show notes along with links to all the photos that you're going to hear us reference. If you haven't yet listened to part one of our conversation with bob go back and do that right. Now we cover his career as a wilderness specialist also how he basically felt into the role of photographers that was unofficial all of these years and then we talked about some of those meaningful photos that he has taken over his thirty plus years with the bureau of land management. So this episode is a sort of bonus. Because i am such a fan of bob's work and.

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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05:37 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"I told you about where. I was on the road for three months photographing the southwest and this was also before i spent much time on google earth so i got here In the cloud deck was overhead. And i thought i was going to get totally You know just be a waste of a of an early morning in. The cloud started breaking the sun Started burning off the the clouds. And i realized i was supposed to be on the next hill so i ran up to this particular spot and just you know everything came together at at the right time. And it's one of my favorite early images It's also one of the images. One of the ways that my name got out. There was through social media and it was widely used on the department social media platforms which were starting to come into being a little after that. So it's it's it's a very special place to me. So this is the the this was during that ten year anniversary of the national conservation lands system number one walks back to what that system is and and what that marked in terms of blm's development as an agency to have a conservation and promotion of public lands in that way become part of the agency's core mission. It's always been part of our our missions since the passage of flip ma but It's just been coming into. Its own like when i started with the ele- mediate even recreation was thought of as a nice thing to do. But the elihu lands are more for commodity production and things of that nature and that's evolved over the years and the national conservation lands. Were really the way to package. All of our conservation designations wild and scenic rivers wilderness wilderness study areas national monuments national historic scenic trails So it's our family of those units. And bruce babbitt was really the one when he was secretary of the interior that liked the blm's management model of really working with the communities keeping areas in a really low key primitive you know explore on your own type of management versus the park service model of a.

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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03:24 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"That's in. That photo was actually opened the off highway vehicle use When i first got there didn't get a lot of use I can't imagine what level of us would get now that we're still open but We did on environmental assessment to actually close a vehicle us because we felt in this case the the best use of the most undeveloped part of the california coast will be for non motorized access. It was extremely controversial. caused a lot of stress in my life. Living up there in a town of fifteen hundred people you when you're a rural employees in the federal government. You don't leave work. Your you know all your waking hours remember ducking behind grocery search offs one. I'd see somebody coming. That was against the proposal but but anyway now you know. The area is designated as wilderness. it's one of the most pristine stretches california coastline and i'm just proud of that accomplishment even though it was very stressful Let's look at another shot here from career plane in new mexico. And you and you sent a couple here because crease plane is important on for a couple reasons. So let's start with one of these shots of looks like a off road trail or or road with some some fencing and you got low. Clouds looks like maybe some storms in the distance and beautiful low low sunrise or sunset coming in across the the green here Talking about chris. Oh plane and why. That's why that's important or he's playing as it's another example of where the blm can be kind of a chameleon agency or we don't have boundaries surrounding heartlands like a national forced or national park so if an area has various resource values republic values. We can partner with other organizations agencies as long as we have in our management program and an acquire lands in a given area or work to to conserve. It in the crease of plane is one of those areas where the nature conservancy the biella in california department. Officiant game got together and acquired a piece of land to block two hundred fifty thousand acre area up that saw has the highest concentration of threatening endangered animal species in california. It's the last remnant of the san joaquin grassland ecosystem so it's a very special area ninety nine percent of the time it looks dry and desolate and in the spring every few years when it's wet it explodes with amazing wildflowers. Such it's a very special place will and that's the second shot which is from a series. You took a during super bloom in. I believe it was twenty seventeen and there are some spectacular shots just of these flowers of amazing orange and purple and yellow lighting up the hillside. I mean truly breathtaking and then there are others in this series for you pull back and you've got a couple of cowboys and herd of cows right next to this super bloom and i think that makes an interesting point of a national monument..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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03:07 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"That are in part in the hr edo three wilderness bill. So i'm hoping congress will take got up in the senate and get some of these wilderness. Study areas out of limbo and designate. Some of them the wilderness. 'cause they're truly deserving and browns canon of course went from being a wilderness. Study area to now a national monument. What does that mean to you when you see something over the course of your career go from a study you wrote in in nineteen eighty eight fresh out of grad school to to a perfectly protected national monument. Yeah i mean it's really exciting browns canyon. It's not only an amazing natural resource. It's a workhorse for the economy of of that part of colorado it's it's a very whitewater boating river and Commercially outfitted river. So the saliva universe the kennedy. The economy's really depend on it and it's to have that national monuments status Does some protective Things like withdraw from mineral entry so will never have mining activities along along the river corridor where people are voting through browns canyon and just sta narrows the numbers of uses with. It doesn't lock the area up. It just focuses the use on the highest and best use in my mind for that that corridor which is protection and recreation. Let's move onto a sunset shot on the beach that that you picked from the king range national conservation area in california. This is it is classic. You've got the clouds got the sunset you've got the waves crashing on the beach and a lone person Tourist visitor looking out at at the water. A lot of folks don't think of california as having a lot of land first of all Why why is this area so important to you well. It moved up to the king range in nineteen ninety five and at that time just to have a stretch of coastline that undeveloped anywhere in the us alone in california was amazing. You could go out there for days at a time without seeing a person in the back country of thirty five miles stretch of unrooted coastline. Just because it's so rugged and seismically active that they couldn't build highway one through the area But when i moved there. It's kind of the evolution of in many ways because the king range was actually designated in nineteen seventy and it predated are organic act. Flip ma So the mandate for the king rangel's very broad allowed for a lot of different uses in that beach..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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03:47 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"Don't have the luxury of staying in one place for long periods of time to get that perfect shot so there's a lot of times where i won't have been doing area until i get out there. An hour before. Sunrise at four. Am and then as the the dawn starts breaking on notice. Oh my gosh. I should be up on that hill. A quarter mile away. So i'll do the best. I can to get to the good spot. A new york was helped that quite a bit Where i can look at areas before. I've got more but there were so many times early on where i would just be mesmerized by these landscapes that Came upon me one in the dawn white. So so yeah. I always say afternoons from napping on long summer days and then i'll go back out in the evening for the golden hour and then sometimes i'll be out all night doing night sky photography so it there's no day that's the same but very long days if you're shooting sunrise and sunset and then some some astro photography at night that is that is a long day. Indeed you said along some of your favorite shots. And i want to police up here and talk to you about them if you're listening to this on a somewhat fancy podcast app. We will embiid these photos along so you might be able to see them or if you're watching this on facebook or youtube you'll definitely see them. We will do our best to describe them as well if you are just listening or driving. Please don't look at these pictures in the car. But they're also linked in the show notes and they are truly stunning. So and i love these because they do they tell a story about the bureau of land management and how it has changed and evolved over the years. So let's start with this spectacular shot of browns canyon and it looks like this is This either a sunrise or a sunset looking down at the river through the canyon. Why number one The the reflection of the sky on the water. It is beautiful. You've got the oranges and the blues and some green from the trees going on how did you. How did you get this shot and wise. Is this important to you. Well one thing. I learned with Specially dawn while dawn. Dusk photography specifically as Right before sunrise on right after sunset is when you get these colors. So i've often early in my photography would be putting my gear away and walking down the hill and then this brilliant pinks would come up so i always wait. Forty fifteen twenty thirty minutes after sunset. But this is this vote is important because browns canyon was the first wilderness. Study report that. I wrote when i started in in canyon city And browns canyon was recommended for wilderness designation in that report but i wrote five or six other reports for areas that we did not recommend for wilderness designation and these were areas that were less tackler more arid at that time wilderness was acquitted more to just recreation versus ecosystem conservation and always joke that we have alpine envy in the blm. That at least at that time has scenario didn't have mountain lakes trees we deseo that just a bunch of desert that doesn't need to be wilderness so to me. It's exciting the see the lot of the areas that we didn't recommend back in the nineteen eighties have since been designated as wilderness including few areas in canyon city..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

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03:56 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"With policy questions budget questions. Everyone calls my job the dream job which it is but i spend a lot more time reviewing documents writing policy than i do Being behind the camera so I do love the fact that i get the deal with every state in the west alaskan wilderness issues. Each state in the vietnam is very different unique. So it's it's a fun job. Well so obviously. Yeah that that that dream job you look at your pictures and you think wow. This guy has literally the best job in the entire federal government. Getting too travel these places taking these amazing photos and at number one is is amazing considering you have no formal photography training so how did your photography work ended up becoming part of what you do as a wilderness specialist. Well i started out in a lot of times. Your multi-headed in field offices on with the blm kenyan city office. I finished my work on the wilderness. Study reports early and i started working on some recreation projects including getting the gold belt tour cynic by way a designated in colorado. And we did a brochure for the gold belt tour needed Photos for it. So i was able to use a bunch of my photos in in the brochure and that was sort of a starting point from their discontinued on on I started getting a reputation as a photographer so back. Then people would ask you know. Could you send us some slides of your area for this national publication and there were times i never got the same slide back. Get some from a different state. It was such an old archaic system but but yet on started growing growing. And i will always had an interest in photography I bought my first. Cell are when i was in college actually quit smoking and used the money i saved by a camera. So that was mike skews. Yes just did it on my own most of the time until you know several years into my job and then finally ellen bought me a camera and at that point you realize hey this is this is actually part of part of what i do and i get to get to travel and both seeing document. The these remarkable places. Yeah i was still actually. I was in northwest california when i when digital photography came into play and So that that just exploded the exposure of my photos to different of folks across the agency and other organizations because you could just email stuff back and forth. So i got a couple of Gigs where they asked me to go out and photograph different areas around the west and then i landed a dream. Detail was attempt anniversary of the bureau's national conservation lands which is our family of conservation designations and they wanted someone to get some photographs for the celebration so i was out for three months one. Spring photographing Constantly all around the south west so that and that really kicked it in to to higher gear where i was able to get out Sometimes i'll get out up to six seven weeks a year doing photography. So it's it's a great side gig so when you're out there shooting what does your day look like are you. Are you heading out in camping somewhere early. So you can be there before sunrise. You scoping out places for for a day or two ahead of time. What's your what's your workflow like when you're when you're shooting. Yeah i kind of call it guerrilla photography..

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

Go West, Young Podcast

03:24 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"Are thrilled to be joined today by wilderness specialists and the defacto landscape photographer for the bureau of land management bob wick. If you have ever admired the public land's imagery in one of our research reports. Chances are you are looking at a photo taken by bob wick and although bob may not be aware of his rockstar status outside the bureau the center for western priorities and many other conservation organisations rely on his photographs to help us communicate about the importance of public lands across the country. His work has also been featured on postage stamps commemorating america's wild and scenic river system. If you look up any number of blm lands on wikipedia. You probably find bob wick photograph there as well and i have to break the news. Unfortunately that bob is retiring at the end of this month. He agreed to join us here on the podcast to share some insight into why he is so good at what he does. And how he got here in his remarkable career. So bob wick. Welcome to the landscape. Well thanks for having me. And thanks for that very gracious introduction. I really appreciate it. I want to start with the basics. I wanna know how a guy who grew up in western pennsylvania. You're earned two four street degrees in the mid atlantic region. And then you find your way somehow to l. office in canyon city colorado writing wilderness. Study reports. how'd you. How'd you land there. Well you know when i was younger. The four service was kind of the go-to agency for forestry majors. Natural resource specialists and going to school. With both penn state and virginia tech. All of our textbooks would always have this little paragraph with the end of a chapter saying. Oh yeah and there's this. Other federal agency the the vietnam that manages more federal land than any other agency and and they have forced resources to period. That was it now. So it was a totally unknown agency to me But actually when i was in grad school one of my Professors new personnel in canyon city. And they were looking for a temporary and employee and i put in for the position thinking. Wow i always wanted to be out west. I'd never been less than mississippi so landed in colorado right at the tail end of the wilderness study process so It was a great way to go west. I drove my pickup truck out and haven't been back since other than for visits. And when when are we talking about there when you started. This was in march of nineteen eighty eight so over thirty three years ago. So i mean that's one of the things we're going to get to. I think is how the agency has evolved over those years. But start with your work as wilderness specialist. What does your day to day. Life look like working for the agency on wilderness issues. Well right now. I'm i worked for our headquarters office. i've been here for about seven years now but i've I only took the job on the condition that i could stay out west back when our headquarters was in dc. So i've always been based out of sacramento. But i did a lot of trouble shooting whenever problems. Come up with field offices or state.

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

Go West, Young Podcast

02:53 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"She testified about it and sent the tree spikers to prison. That's it there is truly nothing new there. Either that's unconscionable to you or it's the right thing but nothing has changed over the last several months. So what is really going on. What is behind this vitriol against tracy. Well the fight here is over. How the timber. War's ended twenty thirty years ago. I was on the road with my kids earlier this month. We listened to a really excellent podcast. Series called timber wars from oregon public broadcasting. I will drop link to that into the show notes. The podcast covers tree spiking protests in the forests. The spotted owl all of that. But what i took away from the podcast is how the timber wars fundamentally changed the forest service. It had been forced century. An agency dedicated to selling timber. It was an agricultural agency still part of da to this day but then in the nineties it changed into an agency that managed ecosystems now. Some of that change happened. Because of the clinton administration some of it happened under court orders but the forest service of today while it still does sell timber of course it manages ecosystems. I and a lot of people still don't like that fact thirty years later so the fight over tracy stone. Manning is really an attempt to relitigate the timber wars with the knowledge that the bureau of land management is in the midst of a similar transformation albeit one that is slower and hopefully less contentious and what was only slightly jokingly referred to as the bureau of leasing and mining for decades is also becoming agency that manages ecosystems. I david bernhardt tried to stop that transformation by getting rid of blm headquarters. It's not going to work. He only delayed the inevitable. Beal will of course still managed grazing. There will still be mining and oil drilling on public lands for decades to come but all of that extraction will be part of ecosystem. Management led by good. science courts. Have made that very clear. The biden administration has made it clear as well following the best. Science is the law of the land. Following climate science is increasingly a part of that. And so as you listen to bob wick here in this episode reflect on his thirty plus years with the bureau of land management. Think about that fundamental change and when tracy stone manning becomes the director which will happen any day. Now think about how far we have come in how we manage our american ecosystems and how far we still have to go. We.

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"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

Go West, Young Podcast

03:51 min | 6 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on Go West, Young Podcast

"Come to you outside today on a beautiful morning up at red rocks park overlooking the city just stopped buying climb the steps. What is one of the most gorgeous stunning concert venues in the world. Also one of the most beautiful places to photograph in the world which is kinda why. I'm here on the show today. We have an interview so big. It didn't fit into one episode. I have been a fan of photographer. Bob wick for years bob might have. What is the best job in the country. He takes beautiful pictures of america's public land's specifically bureau of land management land across the west. You may not know bob wick by name but you have almost certainly seen his work so as an amateur photographer myself. I was so excited when bob agreed to join us and talk about his remarkable career. Which oddly enough doesn't even officially include photography as part of his job description. So this is a two-parter this first episode is all about bob's career and how the bureau of land management has changed over the last thirty years and this is also video episode. You can find it on youtube or facebook there. You will get to see some of bob's best work as we talk about it. If you're listening to this podcast app that supports chapter markers you will probably see pictures as we go as well. But please don't look down if you're driving And then next week we're going to do a bonus episode diving into the nitty gritty of outdoor photography for photo geeks. Like me but first. Let's do the news. Interior secretary deb holland was here in colorado last week. Talking about a couple of bills that we have featured here on the podcast that includes the colorado wilderness act sponsored by congresswoman. Diana get as well as the colorado outdoor recreation economy act or core. Act from congressman. Goose and senator michael bennet but the main reason for the secretary's visit was looking at how to fix the bureau of land management headquarters remember. That's the building in grand junction colorado. Where a grand whopping three employees who were at the old headquarters in washington. Dc eventually moved after former interior secretary. David bernhardt effectively and intentionally broke the agency. Even today there are fewer than forty people working in that grand junction office. There are about eighty open and unfilled positions. So something is not not working here at all and the solution is a pretty obvious one to us. You just have to admit the whole thing was a failure. It was designed to force career expertise out. And it's time to rebuild the agency headquarters back in washington. Now it's understandable. That folks like senator bennett senator. John hickenlooper want to keep jobs in colorado. Even if it's just forty of them so secretary holland came out to grand junction to listen to be element -ployees to listen to members of the community before she decides what to do next and of course the bureau still doesn't have a senate confirmed director has not had one for four and a half years now but we are finally getting close. The senate energy and natural resources committee last week deadlocked ten ten on the nomination of tracy stone manning to run the bureau that vote said it to the senate which voted fifty to forty nine on tuesday afternoon to move her nomination to the senate floor head back one episode for the background on the really absurd character assassination campaign that is being waged against tracy. But i think there's another takeaway here that everyone needs to consider. The fight here truly is not over what tracy stone manning did or did not do with earth. I thirty years ago. The record there is clear. nothing new has come out..

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"bob wick" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

The Sports Reporters

07:31 min | 7 months ago

"bob wick" Discussed on The Sports Reporters

"You know we're both very proprietary to paul westphal in the memory you particularly and Of course. I was very very fine to pawn as well and it just just lead speaking. Begin apology he He did live to be honored by both the the smith basketball hall of fame and the college basketball hall of fame rightfully belonged That that happened. But by talking about bob you know i think you know. I'm sure you know monty. Williams paid a visit to him. And cindy when was dying and like brought food and and he absolutely honored one. Paul had met to the sons as a player and as a coach. It was a very cool thing. That's really good. Well la- jet another reason for for the team with monte. Everybody seems to be very very and he certainly so is a good coach. And i agree with you. That would be very intriguing matchup. And of course i have never cared. You know about the identity of the teams. I just want teams. That should be there to be there. I remember one year. Mike speaking of this vein about the network the network Angst about about the the franchise who's on who's going to be in one year. There was a very good possibility. Back in the day in which could have been indianapolis and salt lake city and i had a picture of executives lining up to jump off the top of black rock. Right i mean really and it didn't happen but they worry about that stuff a n. Invading the interesting as grown You know from lot of doom and gloom going into the playoffs but the actually the they've done quite well. I think it's been bobby. Let's change the baseball. Because bob put me down is somebody who was fully expecting a sweep at fenway park this weekend but not from the red sox i thought the yankees had shown signs of life and bob wicked. There's two ways of looking at this okay. I and i've got a parting shot on alex. Cora okay the red sox in the san francisco. Giants are the two greatest surprises of the baseball season. Okay and it's it's it's cleared out that the red sox are not a flash in the pan we know what they look like all three after a weekend opening season-opening series against the the orioles. Since then they have been as good as any team in baseball. But bob all of the yankees deficiencies all of them. Okay all of them. Were on display starting with okay. Friday night's game all right handed hitters. Okay yang you've heard me. I'll die on this okay. No yankee team has ever won a world series without left handed bat. Okay when the game was being decided in the ninth inning. Of course they had four right handed hitters. And how does the game end with another yankee. Strikeout and another yankee double-play friday night double place. Four bob and then the doomsday scenario and then again the judge strikes out to In a big moment okay. He pops out in a big moment yesterday with the baseball. Gods are starting to scream at. Brian cashman who basically gave away garrett whitlock and adam of vino. The hero of saturday night's game. We'll we'll lock was rule five right. Yeah and how they still let him. Guy can't exempt. I can't exaggerate to how high they are on him of the beg going back to spring starter bit. They stole starters. They absolutely feel that they stolen something. And and He he's you know. Yes that an auto vino who. Well thirty six pitches and just it's as gutsy performance i've ever seen. He could did not pitch that way for the yankees. I can understand why they didn't want bob. Then the doomsday scenario. A rare sunday afternoon. Gay by the way between the red sox and yankees yeah. I was talking to a really good yankee fan friend of mine in the morning and i said to him i have this feeling. They're gonna get coal today. Okay and bob no reasonable person. No even reasonable. Yankee fan can look at the way. This man has pitched since the foo farrah about sticky stuff. Okay and to say that he is the same guy that they thought they were getting now if there ever was a highly damaging circumstantial evidence if you will the results of what he has done. Bob what happened on the first pitch of the game yesterday disappeared. did you go. We no. I was not i was elsewhere yesterday. I didn't see yesterday's game but I'm well aware of what happened first. Pitch home run the first time you know of course. Everybody's got all these annotations now. The first time ever given up a first pitch homer anyway. Yeah you he's not the same as clearly not the same just as the red sox gary is not the same and we don't know how many others hey dated pay garrett richards three hundred million dollars. Hey bob when when boever's hit that ball yesterday. I swear to god i thought it was on the way to ted williams. The ted williams seat to their whitefield key. He seldom gets a cheapo. Let me just put it that way. That that young man murders the baseball when he when he puts it to the back to it. He's up to six. I asked the other day. I said how talented izzy and he said. He is off the charts talented. That's how talented rapid devos's so let's go back. You've talked about the scope of off into its active. You take the totality of the weekend. And how they played. It wasn't the best baseball overall in all aspects of this of the game that they have played all year starting friday night when they played small ball to a wonderful degree then they get a the highlight of the weekend may have been one that denver scored on the pop foul when he alertly knows what he's running away okay and it's clear he's going to catch it. I was watching the boys. Okay and i said he's going to go. Okay and bob again. This is how bad the yankees are on fundamentals. Let me ask you this. Don't you have to have at least your second baseman. At that moment screaming at him to turn around because what void finally turned around. Bobby two steps. I think he took more than three stuff. I think he took eating. He thought about running the ball back in without the field. You're counting the euro step. Now come on. Let's can't count the eurostar but that was a brilliant play and by the way he went in standing up. Yeah did you notice that. I didn't realize that. Until i saw that we play that devas went and standing up everything. We all day minded me up the night. That jacoby ellsbury stole home on andy pettitte status. Same and those moments. Bob are backbreaker but again the yankees they all of the late innings of these games when it got to six two. You know what they've got stanton and they've got judge even at six to the game wasn't over and they do not they are not situational hitters. They just aren't well. this gets back. Let's go back to the right hinting. You identified it right away but what was cashman thinking all right all right. Here's what i think. Okay by the way were from geico again. Our friends do you own or rent your home. Sure you do. And i bet it can be hard work. You know it's easy. Bundling policies with.

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"bob wick" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

02:49 min | 1 year ago

"bob wick" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"Boulevard is a weekly radio program hosted by the Archdiocese of Baltimore, airing each Sunday following the broadcast of the radio, Massive Baltimore way are grateful to our Catholic radio partners for sharing with us some of the content in this program and for the opportunity to bring quality Catholic programming to the Archdiocese of Baltimore every Sunday this is our final Catholic Baltimore show on Wcbm. We are your hosts. Have you been your host for the last couple of years? I'm Chris Conte of the Catholic Review, And I'm sure dramatic, also of the Catholic Review and the Archdiocese of Baltimore. We'd like to think the radio massive Baltimore for sharing its time slot with us for the last 5.5 years so that we could bring news and information to you. For today's show. We're going to look back at a handful of our favorite guests and share a bit of those shows with you. Think of it as a sitcom, going off the air after a long run and having a flashback episode before the final curtain. George, We don't have a studio of our own. So what, if some of the challenges you've come across as we've recorded these shows over the years there have been a few challenges. One of the best things I liked about the show is having the opportunity to go out into the field. I remember covering something with Bishop Madden, where he does prayer walks and visit sites along a church where there's been violence or murders, and it was really great to get out into the community and talk to people. But once the pandemic struck, we all started having to work from home. And so everything was remote. So I started actually recording my interviews from my car because I have five kids at home and it gets noisy. So that's been a challenge for me is I've been using my phone and a phone app sitting in my cars my studio to do the interviews so that that that's been a big challenge. That's great. I was in Rome with with our breach of Lori and some medical leaders. Interfaith leaders from Baltimore a few years ago, and we did some of our interviews along the streets of Rome. And as you can imagine, that was a little bit noisy, but it was really nice to canal must have the flavor of of the city going along with us. And a couple of years ago, I was interviewing Colonel Louise and Antonio. Always in town for a conference and way were in a hotel meeting room near downtown. And during the interview of fire truck and the ambulance came roaring by with their sirens blasting, so we had to stop re record that part and go from there, So it's just Yeah, without of really studio. It's been a little bit hard to do this. I had a similar situation. I was recording an interview with Dr Bob Wicks, who's a clinical psychologist. And right outside my car window. Some kids started playing basketball. I had it. Get out of the car and asked him to take a break for 15 20 minutes so we could get the interview done. That's great. We're going to share with you some of our.

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