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Hot Flowers

These colors are indeed HOT! Summertime hot. I have to make photos like these when I can because they will not be around much longer this year. Enjoy!

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Posted by on July 4, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

A Little Bit of Greenery

This spring we’ve had lots of rain in SW Virginia and that made the vegetation green and lush. Now that July has arrived it’s much hotter and dryer, so the green colors may turn to yellow and brown. I hope not. My camera lens loves “green.” I made these images while walking around our neighborhood. The Magnolia blossoms are about gone for the year, and I can’t stop making photos thereof. I love the “color softness” of those flowers!

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Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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Interesting Views of Bricks

Here’s a mix of photos I made recently that mostly focus on brick buildings in the background. I like that sort of composition because it usually has lots of contrast, as well as some nice colors.

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Posted by on June 18, 2014 in Architecture, Close Up

 

Birds in Motion and More

To get these shots I had to patiently sit on our back porch, holding my camera at eye level and waiting. These guys, Yellow Finches and Hummingbirds are very skittish and don’t like much movement around them. But, over time they get used to you, thankfully. This is what I call “fun” photography.

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Posted by on June 11, 2014 in Close Up, Wildlife

 

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Friday Fun Flowers and Bees

It’s Friday here in SW Virginia (and elsewhere for that matter) and I wanted to make some photos on my morning so called “fun” walk, albeit with high humidity today it was not that much fun. But, seeing some nice colorful flowers and busy bees in the neighborhood along my way was definitely enjoyable.

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Posted by on June 6, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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Going to a Car Show

Few things have more interesting photo opportunities than what you can find at a Car Show. If, that is, you look for them. Here’s what I’m talking about for example.

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Posted by on May 23, 2014 in Close Up, Transportation

 

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The Best Camera is …

It’s been written and said by many photographers to the effect that the BEST camera is the one you have with you at the time. I practice this lesson a lot and carry some sort of camera with me everywhere I go. Sometimes it’s my inter-changeable lens mirrorless camera, a Panasonic Lumix GX7; sometimes it’s my small and pocketable camera, a Panasonic Lumix LX7; and sometimes it’s the very capable camera in my iPhone 5s. I always have some way to record things that my photographic eye sees around me no matter where I am. There are sooooo many things out there that are visually interesting, and I don’t want to miss an opportunity to record such for my photo collection. Maybe I’ll be the only one who ultimately sees most of those photos I make, but maybe I’ll share some of them with others, such as I am doing here. For example, at OUTBACK Restaurant recently, I had my small Lumix LX7 with me and I made the following photos. In order: 1. on the ceiling while waiting for a table, 2. on the wall next to where I was standing, 3. the lemon in my glass of ice-cold sweet tea after eating a delicious steak and lobster combination, and 4. outside the main entrance while walking back to the car. These things were waiting just for me and I captured them … to be a part of my memories forever.

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Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Artistic and Creative, Close Up

 

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Close Up Flowers

Getting close up and personal with spring flowers is fun and beautiful in a different way. In order, Rhododendron, Morning Glory and Iris. Enjoy the color on your birthday Barbara Jo Morgan!

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Posted by on May 9, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

A Bit of This, a Bit of That

Here’s a photo mix of scenes I saw recently while walking on a small town main street in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I especially like the antique Ford Coupe.

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Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Close Up, Landscape

 

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Letters

Making photos is not always about sunsets and landscapes. How about just “letters” of the alphabet? Examples below. Use your imagination and creative eye when you click the shutter. By the way, the term “Crooked Road” on the first image (a Tee-shirt) relates to a Blue Ridge road that goes through the center of the Bluegrass music heritage area of the region. Lots of signs, tee-shirts, hats and such seen all about the area.

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