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How to Make a DSLR Pinhole Camera

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Early in 2024 I started on a project to make a DSLR pinhole camera and compare the resulting images. This post describes my design and procedures in detail.

Categories: How To
Tags: DSLR, Macro, Pinhole

Whatizit?

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A new Whatizit image has been added to https://blinspirations.com/whatizit/ - please submit your guess.

Categories: Focus Stacking, Macro, Whatizit?
Tags: Acorn, Candy Box Tray, Ice Cube, Mold, Orange Slice, Osage Orange, Sawtooth Oak

Hatteras – Ocracoke Ferry

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In October 2021 we rode the Hatteras - Ocracoke Ferry and saw many birds, a gorgeous sunset, and a nearly full moon over the Pamlico Sound

Categories: Full Moon, Scenes And Vistas, Sunrises & Sunsets, Wildlife
Tags: Birds, Ferry, Hatteras, North Carolina, Ocracoke, Outer Banks, Pelicans, Sunset

Houseleek (aka Hen and Chicks) Flowers

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One of our houseleek (hen and chicks) plants bloomed and I captured photos of these seldom seen flowers.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees
Tags: Flowers, Focus Stack, Hen And Chicks, Houseleek, Macro

Norfolk and Western Class J Steam Locomotive #611

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We photographed Norfolk & Western No. 611 Class J steam engine pulling the Shenandoah Valley Limited excursion train near Ferrol, VA. The Class J has a 4-8-4 wheel arrangement, known as a 'Northern' type engine.

Categories: Railroad
Tags: Norfolk & Western, Railroad, Shenandoah Valley Limited, Steam Locomotive

ESPN College GameDay at JMU

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We photographed ESPN equipment on JMU's Quad prior to the ESPN College GameDay broadcast.

Categories: Street Photography

Chocolate-Covered Pretzels

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After a holiday gathering my grandson and I photographed tiny sprinkles on a chocolate chip.

Categories: Focus Stacking, Macro
Tags: Candy Sprinkles, Chocolate Chips, Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Pink Barn

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The front of this barn along Rt. 33 in Harmon, West Virginia is painted pink with a Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon and one side has a quit smoking message.

Categories: Architectural
Tags: Breast Cancer Awareness, Pink Barn, Quit Smoking

Birdhouse and Flowers

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A black-eyed susan vine around a pole supporting a bluebird house in our backyard.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees
Tags: Birdhouse, Black-eyed Susan Vine, Sweet Potato Vine

Evening Primrose

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We have enjoyed watching new Common Evening Primrose blossoms quickly open each evening.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees
Tags: Bumble Bee, Evening Primrose, Flower, Oenothera Biennis

Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Gardens

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This April we visited Boxerwood Nature Center & Woodland Gardens in Lexington, VA. We had never visited this volunteer-mananged informal arboretum before and we enjoyed the variety of plants and spring flowers.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees
Tags: Ann Magnolia, Apple Blossom, Beale's Barberry, Daffodil, Dawn Redwood, Flowers, Fothergilla, Garden, Golden Ragwort, Japanese Andromeda (Pieris Japonica), Japanese Flowering Crabapple, Japanese Maple, Japanese Red Maple, Lenten-rose, Persian Ironwood, Red Columbine, Redbud, Trees, Tsutsusi Azalea, Turtle, Virginia Bluebells

Street Photography After a Snow

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After a recent snow and attending a zoom webinar on street photography, I took a camera when Beverly and I walked in our neighborhood.

Categories: Street Photography, Uncategorized
Tags: Shadows, Snow, Street Photography

Water Drops from Melting Ice

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I noticed water drops on the garage door from melting ice on the garage door windows. I quickly took some pictures.

Categories: Water, Ice, And Snow

Iridescent Clouds

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One afternoon in late December we saw clouds which showed multiple colors which changed as we watched. I have since learned that this formation of colors in clouds, known as irisation, is relatively rare.

Categories: Clouds
Tags: Iridescent Clouds, Irisation, Light Diffraction

Sulcata Tortoises in Calabash, NC

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We were passing through Calabash, NC where we saw a man with several large tortoises in a vacant lot. He said they were Sulcata Tortoises (also known as the African Spurred Tortoise) and he was with a tortoise rescue.

Categories: Wildlife
Tags: African Spurred Tortoise, Calabash, North Carolina, Sulcata Tortoise

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