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Fall color – the hard way

This year the fall leaf color in the Blue Ridge Mountains has been a day to day guess to decide when to drive up there and deal with the traffic. My choice defied the weather forecast and was right and it was wrong. I took my dog Carly with me and she was wonderful –...

The Accidental Portrait

An excellent portrait has to “say” something.  Sometimes everything happens in an instant, and that is why having a camera with basically no lag in capturing the shot is so important.  In this case I was able to catch the dogs and my model all looking in the same direction, while the wind at 5,600...

Snowstorm fun

We had about 3 times more snow than predicted. I took advantage of it to get some interesting shots.  For this composition I set my 24-120 zoom at 24mm and used ISO 100 at f9.5 and 1/90 second. This kept everything in focus except the snow flakes very close to the lens, while also creating...

Now That is a Postcard!

When crossing Avenue Lopez Mateos and child heroes in Guadalajara, there is a spectacular sculpture of galloping horses. There is so much traffic you have to just look for seconds as you pass.  I got out of the car, risking my life, and took this photo! Al cruzar Avenue López Mateos y los niños héroes...

Drone Art

I have had some problems with video transmission from my drone (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle)  Using a cutting edge technology always has issues! They are over now and the crystal clear video gives me great confidence and control.  Here is an image I call Sunset Looking Down, made from one frame of the video stream.

Taking a photograph

Taking a photograph requires planning, preparation, and thought. This is as opposed to doing a selfie or a snapshot – where you go “Oh, look at that,” and swing your cell phone up to shoot multiple shots of something.  The digital age of photography combined with huge memory capacity of most devices, can make you...

Moonshadow

Last night we came home about 8:30 from watching Spectre. On the way through the meadows to my house, the mist and fog was dramatic; low and tenuous and moving like specters surrounding us!  As I turned into the garage I looked back and saw an amazing dark landscape that I had to capture. I...

Taking the picture is just the first step

Almost every year since I moved to North Carolina I try to be in the Blue Ridge at the peak of fall color. Of course when and where the peak color happens depends on the altitude and also how the season progresses – rain and temperature changes. This year I went early and a mile...

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