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Rustic, with a Capital “R”

No need for many words here. Wanted to get the full picture, plus a couple of close-ups.

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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in America's Past, Close Up

 

Finding Different Reflections

Whenever I’m looking for possible photographs while wandering around, I tend to focus on “windows” and other glass surfaces on buildings as I find them, and try to position myself such that I get an interesting reflection. I was especially lucky with the first image below with the old lamp. Again I say, keep your eyes open and moving around, seeking something different. You may be rewarded

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Posted by on February 21, 2015 in America's Past, Architecture, Close Up

 

Up Against the Wall

Shadows and textures, up against the wall.

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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

Keeping your Eyes Open

I’ve listened to people say, and so-called experts write about, needing to be in some great location to make that “perfect” photo. “It’s all about location”, they opine. To me, it’s more about keeping your eyes open so when you see something that strikes your interest, record it with your camera right then. I’ve been to many extremely scenic locations in my time, four times in Alaska and the Bering Sea as one example, and I do admit to those occasions being full of great scenes that make wonderful photos. But, it was not that hard to make those images when they are there in front of you, so long as you know what your camera can do, and you do it right. Most times, however, I’m not at great scenic locations. So, I have to make the best of it. As long as I’m happy with the results, that’s all that matters.

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Posted by on February 7, 2015 in Architecture, Close Up, Landscape

 

Getting Close in the Woods

On this first day of 2015, I wanted to take my Fuji X100T camera out, seeking a place that would be scenic and peaceful, praying that the day would bring me success, thus setting the stage for the remainder of this new year. When I worked in local government in North Carolina, contractors we had there used to say if a person worked the first day of a new year, they would have work al the remainder of that year. I carried that same logic to my photography. I think it was a great day and wanted to present a few images I made while walking in the woods, next to a small lake.

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Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Close Up, Landscape

 

Some Artistic Compositions?

I “paint” with my camera, as do many others like me. When I see objects which I think might look good in a framed artistic work of art, I snap the shutter of my camera, and then when viewing it on my computer during post processing, I sometimes smile when I see success. On the other hand, some images get the “boot” to the trash bin. It’s all about having fun. These were made using my new Fuji x100t camera, and are essentially out-of-camera results, with some cropping.

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Looking Close

It’s usually interesting and often beautiful to use your camera lens to “look close” and thus see things you may have missed otherwise. These phtos were made at a nature preserve in Greensboro, NC last week. A beautiful warm day, preceded by a cold and wet day, and followed by same. This is typically the sort of early December weather we have in this part of the country. Great photo weather non-the-less. Used my new Fuji X100T camera.

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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

Seasonal Treasures

While eating lunch at a local cafe, I noticed several interesting objects, inside and out, that I felt would make interesting photo compositions. And, they are:

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

Familiar Things

I check out an online “Photo School” website that places its focus on how to be a better photographer, versus having lots of basic “how to’s” and camera techniques. Just like we were used to in school when I attended, there are “lessons” and some “homework” involved. One such frequent assignment offered is to have viewers consider focusing (no pun) their work for on a single, subject. The latest got my attention and I decided to try it. Essentially, the assignment was to wander around one’s home and make interesting and unique compositions of familiar things. Guidance was to use one’s imagination, which I did as shown below. No need for explanation of any of these photos, other than to say that are familiar to me, every day.

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Posted by on November 5, 2014 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

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Departing Leaves

The colorful leaves here in SW Virginia are falling quickly, and it won’t be long before they are gone for another year. I figured I’d take my camera along on one of my morning walks to make some photos of what I see. One last chance, so to speak.

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Posted by on October 29, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 
 
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