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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

Sunset Beach, North Carolina

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In October 2021 Beverly and I visited Sunset Beach, NC where we spent three days with her daughters and granddaughter. We also visited the Outer Banks to see the lighthouses.

Categories: Scenes And Vistas, Sunrises & Sunsets, Wildlife
Tags: North Carolina, Sanderling, Sunrise, Sunset Beach, V-22 Osprey

Overgrown Truck

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This abandoned truck in a cow pasture near Keezletown, VA has a tree growing through it.

Categories: Distressed
Tags: Abandoned Truck, Distressed, Keezletown, Tree Growing Through Truck

Nature Treasure Hunt at Seven Bends State Park

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Beverly and I recently participated in a photo scavenger hunt in Seven Bends State Park, Virginia's newest state park.

Categories: Autumn Colors, Clouds, Flowers, Plants, Trees, National/State Park, Wildlife
Tags: Clouds, Flowers, Geese, Hawk, Patterns, Pollinators, Textures

Wild Mushroom

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In our neighborhood, there is a spot in the grass between the street and the sidewalk where a wild mushroom occasionally appears. Sometimes it is mowed or cut down and sometimes it just withers away. One day on her way out of the development Beverly noticed that it had returned. When she reached her destination, she called me to tell me about it, so I went there and cut it off at ground level so…

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Focus Stacking, Macro
Tags: Chlorophyllum Molybdites, Focus Stacking, Macro, Mushroom

Stages of an Ox Eye Sunflower

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I have tracked the development of an oxeye sunflower from bud to final form, concentrating on close-ups of the center of the flowers.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Focus Stacking, Macro
Tags: Flower, Focus Stacking, Macro, Ox Eye Sunflower

Dump Truck Rollover

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A dump truck rolled over in a new development near our home. Apparently not a big deal to the heavy equipment operators.

Categories: Construction
Tags: Articulated Dump Truck, Construction, Rollover

Bryce Canyon

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Bryce Canyon National Park is noted for its "hoodoos", which are irregularly shaped columns of rock. Hoodoos exist around the world, but by far the largest concentration is found in Bryce Canyon.

Categories: Geological, National/State Park, Scenes And Vistas
Tags: Bryce Canyon, Hoodoos

Lunar Eclipse – January 20, 2019

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There was a total lunar eclipse on January 20, 2019 and we had clear skies for the event so I was able to photograph it.

Categories: Astronomical, Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse
Tags: Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse, Supermoon

Peace Lily

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The Peace Lily is a tropical, evergreen perennial houseplant with unusual blooms that can take nearly four months to develop.

Categories: Flowers, Plants, Trees, Macro
Tags: Flower, Macro, Peace Lily

Super Pink Full Moon – April 26, 2021

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This photograph of the Super Pink Full Moon was photographed on April 26, 2021 and was planned with the PhotoPills app on my phone.

Categories: Astronomical, Full Moon
Tags: Full Moon, PhotoPills, Supermoon

The Innovators

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The Innovators is a book by Walter Isaacson about the development of the core innovations of the digital age.

Categories: Books
Tags: Computers, Integrated Circuits, Internet, Mathematical Logic, Software, The Innovators, Transistors, Video Games, Walter Isaacson, World Wide Web

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