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Morning Colors

Made some nice photos on my morning walk today through the neighborhood. Nice colors.

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Posted by on August 22, 2016 in Close Up, Flowers

 

Waking up Sunday Morning

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For me, Sunday morning is a highlight of the week just ended, and the week about to start. As I step outside (often with my camera in hand) to express my thanks for what I’ve been given, I look around and see just how beautiful the world is. It’s all how we look at it. Sometimes it’s hard to do this, given all the hardship, anger and bad news that too often bombards our senses. No matter, I choose to remain positive that there is far more “good” out there than “bad.” Like with this Butterfly.

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Posted by on July 31, 2016 in Close Up, Flowers, Landscape

 

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Lantana

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Our Lantana flowers are really taking off this summer. They are my favorites. And, as you can see below they attract nice insects such as bees and butterflies.

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Posted by on July 23, 2016 in Close Up, Flowers

 

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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

 
 
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