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Tall

I often like to go out with my camera with a single subject or theme in mind. When I walked around downtown Greensboro, NC recently I planned to focus on compositions that involved things “tall.” For me, Greensboro and it’s neighboring city Winston-Salem are perfect places to visit. Lots of available places to park on weekends, friendly people and inviting places to visit. So, have a look at what I saw. Looking up.

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Posted by on February 4, 2016 in Architecture

 

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Wildlife at a Winter Pond

The ice has melted on the lake/pond, and most of the snow has gone as well at Benjamin Park in Greensboro, NC. I took a stroll along the trails of the Bog Garden in the park last weekend and while there were not as many wildlife subjects present as I have seen before, there were enough to make me smile.

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Posted by on February 1, 2016 in Birds, Wildlife

 

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Colors and Snow

It’s obviously white, snow that is, but in a way that’s sort of boring. So, after the recent snow we had I looked for some colors. Here’s what I found.

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Posted by on January 27, 2016 in Artistic and Creative

 

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Winter Textures

There are many winter patterns and textures that make for sone interesting photos, especially on fresh fallen snow. Sunlight can create nice effects on the snow when it’s low on the horizon. And, there are the ever-present animal tracks. Enjoy the following.

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Posted by on January 25, 2016 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

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More than Snow

Sure, I could have made some “Gee, look at all the snow” photos today (there has been a lot of it) but instead I decided to focus on our backyard Sun Dial and German Hay Wagon sitting on our brick covered porch.

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Posted by on January 22, 2016 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

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Inside

When it’s too cold (like in the 10s-20s) for me to take my camera outside to places around our home in SW Virginia, I elect to stay inside and make some “warmer” photos. Point is, I’m being creative with my camera and enjoying every moment of it.

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Posted by on January 20, 2016 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

Trees on a Background

I’m not one who likes to spend a lot of time trying to find the “perfect” sunset or sunrise. However, I am one who is always looking out my window either at home or while driving. Right after the beginning of this new year I looked out my bedroom on a dreary, wet and foggy day. One tree in our backyard had a misty, haunting look so I grabbed by camera and made a photo.

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Later that day as the sun began to set, clouds earlier present slowly went away and right at that moment when vibrant red and blue hues from the setting sun provided a nice backdrop for other trees in our yard, I made the following images. We’re talking seconds to capture the best colors … the sun sets very fast.

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And lastly, today I got up early because I had a very busy morning ahead. As I opened the front door, looking east, and while headed to our mailbox to get the morning paper, the sun rise I saw made me turn around and go get my camera, after which I made this nice image.

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In summary, I took advantage of my surroundings and made some nice photos. Yes, it’s not like looking at the sun rise or set at the Grand Canyon, but they will do for my purposes. It’s all about having a passion for doing what you do, and enjoying it all the way.

 
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Posted by on January 15, 2016 in Landscape

 

Cold Day On the Mountain

I believe that photos look better during the Winter months, mainly because haze is down, and one can see the rugged topography better. Plus, the sun shines lower on the horizon and nice colors result. Enjoy what I saw recently.

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Posted by on January 11, 2016 in Landscape

 

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A Special Photo Walk in Danville

Danville, Virginia is but a short drive of thirty minutes or so from our home. It’s a very historic place with many wonderful photographic opportunities. I’ve been there many, many times and each time I go I find some different view I’d missed before. Right after Christmas 2015, I made the trip with folks who had never been there. Our youngest daughter Amy and her three sons (in order behind Amy) Stephen, Brandon and Daniel had traveled from North Texas and I was of course most happy to have them with me on this very special “photo walk.”

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One photographic attraction and popular visitor location I wanted them to see was the Main Street Historic District and it’s intricate and colorful Victorian Style homes. I was not the only one with a camera. Brandon (below) is very creative in both photo/video work and perhaps one day that will be his chosen life’s journey. Amy and Stephen had their phone cameras and the images they made showed a talent for composition. Daniel, being a high school athlete excelling in both football and tennis was the catalyst of the group, offering wise and inspiring comments along the way.

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Here are a few photos I made for my personal enjoyment that day.

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This trip to Danville was my last photo walk of 2015, and I have to say it was certainly my most enjoyable for that year. May those in 2016 be equally so.

 

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Starting the Year Off Right

Here’s a toast to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, for 2016, “May your beautiful scenery always inspire me to share what I see with others.”

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Posted by on January 3, 2016 in Landscape

 

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