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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

 

Frank’s House

Neighbors where we live are perfect for us. One is Frank, and he has a very unusual house. Not so much on the outside, but when you walk through the front door you can’t help but feel you’re in a very unique place. His front porch has items displayed that make you wonder what might be inside.

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When you get inside, your visual senses are overwhelmed with items of beauty, historical significance and just plain awe that one person could collect so many diverse items and display them in such an attractive manner. Here are several examples.

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Frank definitely appreciates history; not only in America but worldwide. He has been collecting antiques for over twenty years since he retired. He told me he usually makes three weekly visits to local antique shops, usually coming away with a great find, often for an amazingly low price. And, he actually knows where everything is located in his house, and has each item recorded for posterity. Like I said above, we have great neighbors.

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2015 in America's Past, Close Up, People

 

Patterns in Nature

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There are times when I see photo opportunities I’d most likely miss, were I not paying attention to what’s around me. We have a relatively new concrete driveway at our home. It’s been raining a lot lately here in SW Virginia, and leaves are falling onto the wet concrete and then as the remaining colors bleach out from the leaves, they place an imprint of themselves. Here I got a couple of such patterns, and was fortunate to have a single yellow leaf laying there as a nice contrast. This photo will make a nice wallpaper for my iPhone. There point of my brief story is that nature is full of wonderful sights, if we’ll just “see” them.

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

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Leaves

It’s not only leaves still on trees during the colorful Fall Season that attract my camera lens, one can get some nice photos when they hit the ground. And, when it’s been raining, they look even better.

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Posted by on October 30, 2015 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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A Couple of Keepers

Just like fishing, when we make cast after cast looking for an elusive fish, so do I often find myself when using my camera. Most of my photos are ho-hum. But I do get some keepers. Here are two recent ones I liked.

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Posted by on October 14, 2015 in Close Up, Landscape

 

Wet

Not many words to be said about these photos, other than one … “wet.” Now to the technical details. Used a slow shutter speed for the first three, (1/20 sec, f22) hand held, and higher speed for last ones (1/200 sec) I wanted to show a misty scene with the first images using the flowing water, and sharpness and contrast with the close ups of the rocks. Found this “waterfall” in a small alleyway park in downtown Reidsville, NC.

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Posted by on September 11, 2015 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

Friday Freestyle

At the end of another week, I offer a mix of photos which have no special common theme. Except (that is) they were made in Danville, Virginia.

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Mountain Pond Up Close

Above 3000 feet elevation in portions of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia, trees have yet to fully open their leaves. However, vegetation along a small mountain pond I discovered does have some nice green colors already.

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

 
 
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