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Simple Beauty

Here are three examples of why springtime is “beauty-time.”

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Posted by on April 18, 2015 in Close Up, Flowers

 

Spring Popping Out

It’s “color” time and my camera can’t stop. Nor can I from seeking these type images. They often present themselves quickly, and before you know it, they are gone until next year. Why wait?

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Posted by on April 14, 2015 in Flowers, Landscape

 

A Mix of Spring

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Ok, true this is a Christmas Cactus bloom at our dining room window, so not necessarily a “spring” photo subject, but hey, the flower has no calendar. Quite beautiful no matter when they decide to pop out.

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On the other hand, colorful spring sunsets are typical in SW Virginia at this time of year, given the number of weather cold fronts that move through, often with clearing skies and nice colors, made more special in my opinion when leaves are not on the trees.

The two images below show the hardy nature of Pansies, that were planted last Fall, and made it through cold and snow looking good. The first image surprised me when I walked by, and saw the “smiling face” look up at me. Spring is a great season for photography.

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Posted by on March 23, 2015 in Flowers

 

Purple Spring

Crocus flowers are springing up in our neighborhood, all purple and yellow. Beautiful! They don’t last long unfortunately.

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Posted by on March 18, 2015 in Flowers

 

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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

 

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

 

Fall Roses

Rainy days are mixed with sunny days at this time of year in SW Virginia and it was on one of the latter days when I made the photos below in a large rose garden at the Danville, Virginia Historical Center. Walking amongst these beauties, coupled with the wonderful smells from the blossoms was a real treat. Enjoy what I saw, sadly sans smells.

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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Flowers

 

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Friday Mix – In a Garden

I often like to end a week with a mix of photos with a general theme. No story, per se, just a mix of interesting compositions. Photography is sometimes just “getting into the mix.”

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Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Flowers

 

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Fall at the Train Depot

The old train depot in Bassett Virginia close to our home has been turned into a “farmer’s market” and when I last visited, the loading platform out front had been decorated with some appropriate “fall” items, all signifying the arrival of colder temperatures. I liked the way that the late afternoon sun was reflected in the windows near the decorations. It all made for a perfect photo opportunity. Stay warm!

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Posted by on October 5, 2014 in Flowers

 

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Tree and Rock Fungus

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Quite by accident (or luck) I spotted this very interesting and somewhat colorful tree fungus growing outward like a shelf about six inches wide on the tree’s base. That set me off to look for other fungus, no matter the kind. But first I decided to get a close-up view of the above image.

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Close in, the fungus looks like “snow” (to me anyway). Continuing along, I saw a large boulder in a neighbor’s yard, and on it I spotted some green fungus on top.

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Looking close again gives a much different view of what was there. This is why getting in close to a subject can be very interesting, depending on the subject.

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Once again, photography is all about having fun and always keeping your eyes open for interesting compositions.

 
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Posted by on September 24, 2014 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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