Gen. Colin Powell died today at 84. He was the first Black national security adviser, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and secretary of state. He served 35 years in the Army, and pulled two tours of duty in Vietnam. Most of all he was a good guy, and someone I got to know well and greatly admired. I took this of him in his helicopter returning to to the Pentagon in 1993 during his final days as Chairman of the JCS. He was a great one, and will be missed. @cntrforcreativephoto ...

A little change of pace pic. This fast flier taken in #marvista as it launched. @canonusa #eosr5 RF 100-500mm at 500. #canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #hummingbird ...

Where’s Waldo? Or maybe Rosebud! Containers stacked up at the Port of Long Beach wait to be loaded onto trains and trucks this morning. Slow motion work has pinched the nation’s supply chain here and in other similar distribution points around the country. Taken with @canonusa #eosr5 and 100-500 lens at 135mm. #canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto #anthelionhelicopters @anthelion.helicopters #supplychain #centerforcreativephotography @totallyeffnlost ...

Eight container ships (with a couple of cruise liners thrown in for no extra charge) wait for the green light to dock at #longbeach this morning. This port and others have become a weak link in the supply chain. Taken with @canonusa #eosr5 and the 100-500 lens at 100mm. Thanks @anthelion.helicopters and pilot Johnny Peralez for a great ride. @cntrforcreativephoto #canonusa @totallyeffnlost #anthelionhelicopters ...

This morning over #longbeach harbor photographing the ship jam of container vessels waiting to get to port. #anthelionhelicopters provided the ride, and the most excellent pilot Johnny Peralez put me in the right spots. Dozens of ships are stacked up, not “a thousand” as falsely reported on social media. I was shooting with my trusty @canonusa #eosr5 @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #canonusa @anthelion.helicopters ...

Just received the new @james_balog book, it’s magnificent. “The Human Element” is Balog’s magnum opus about the human impact on our planet--from the threat of animal extinction to catastrophic wildfires, global warming as visualized through glacier melt, and increased ferocity of historic floods and storms. James presents four decades of his research and photography in this environmental call to arms. Order it now, it’s huge in every way! @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #environment #photography @stephenwilkes @stevemccurryofficial @franslanting @astrodocscott @beckysenfccp @rizzolibooks @jimmychin @daviddoubilet @majorcbs @zirinskysusan @davidmfriend1 ...

Today is the 35th Anniversary of U.S. President Reagan and Soviet leader Gorbachev’s summit in Reykjavik. Although it ended with no deal the next day, it lead to a breakthrough which eventually facilitated the INF Treaty. It also produced one of my best TIME cover photos. Back then we couldn't just beam photos out of our computer, it required transporting a big leaf scanner to Iceland. Thanks to the foresight of Dirck Halstead and Arnold Drapkin we did that. The photo was taken on a Sunday and appeared on the cover of Time the next day. It was a journalistic coup in the magazine world, and I was happy to play a part. @cntrforcreativephoto @dirck.halstead @arnolddrapkin @jrlopeznyc @totallyeffnlost ...

One of my better post-resignation photos, will include it in my “People Who Quit” book. Former VP Spiro Agnew after stepping down 48 years ago today. (Oct. 10, 1973). I can draw a straight line from this moment to me becoming the chief White House photographer. @cntrforcreativephoto @fordlibrarymuseum @totallyeffnlost #spiroagnew #history @susanzirinsky ...

Join me on the latest Behind the Shot podcast for my talk with @stevebrazill @behindtheshottv about my career, and the making of my first Five Presidents photo. I will also share some secrets from my ongoing career! Link is in my profile. @canonusa @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #canonusa
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Sorry to say we lost Dr. Ted Hager yesterday, he was 90. I took this of him in Lyndenborough, NH on his 80th birthday in 2011. Ted was a renowned kidney specialist, and participated in the first kidney transplant. Ted’s daughter Tina Hager is a friend and colleague and former White House photographer. Adieu, Ted, you led a wonderful life and saved a few thousand lives along the way! @cntrforcreativephoto @hagertina1 ...

The goat. #eriemichigan eight years ago today. Trying to be @danwintersphoto but not quite making it! @cntrforcreativephoto @totallyeffnlost #michigan #goat ...

Time for my monthly #squirrel pic!
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Three years ago today my dad’s (then Sgt. O.A. Kennerly, U.S. Army Air Force), WWII dog tags arrived, Thanks Jordan Felo for not only finding them in that old drawer in Portland, but for sending them to me. His grandson Byron Kennerly (@totallyeffnlost) took this photo. A 70-year-old mystery was solved. @jordanfelo @rebkenn @nickkennerly @j_kennerly @cntrforcreativephoto @janestraight #armyairforce #wwii ...

Best warm-up show ever. @nickkennerly on the big screen before my appearance at Geoff Cowan’s class this week at @uscannenberg Thanks Nick and Shelby who was at the controls. @totallyeffnlost @rebkenn @j_kennerly #shelbylynnbolen ...

Foggy Mar Vista morning through the filter of the #tintype app. @cntrforcreativephoto #fog #marvista #california @totallyeffnlost ...

Happy 97th Birthday Pres. Jimmy Carter, with former Pres. Gerald R. Ford and Chief Justice Warren Burger, Jan. 20, 1977, on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol in a pic I took moments after he was sworn in as the 39th President of the United States. Carter was a mere 53 years old. @cntrforcreativephoto @carterlibrary39 #history @fordlibrarymuseum ...

49 years ago today: On the Great Wall of China outside Peking. I was one of only three Americans on a trip with Japanese PM Tanaka to visit the People’s Republic of China, one of the few Americans to go there since the 1949 Revolution. @cntrforcreativephoto #prc @j_kennerly @totallyeffnlost ...

40 years ago yesterday Sandra Day O'Connor became the first woman on the U.S. Supreme Court. I took this photo of her in her chambers not long after. @cntrforcreativephoto #sandradayoconnor @ussupremecourt #rbg ...

Yesterday was the fifth anniversary of this picture. An extraordinary event. An extraordinary moment. Thanks to @bankofamerica for being a sponsor of the @smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and assigning me to cover the opening. Big memory for me, great moment in history. #nmaahc @canonusa #canonusa #history #michelleobama #georgewbush #lonniebunch @nmaahc ...

Lonnie Bunch, director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture and Pres. Obama at dedication of the @nmaahc 5 yrs ago today. Lonnie made it happen, and now runs the @smithsonian @bankofamerica among the sponsors. Glad I was there. #lonniebunch @canonusa #canonusa ...