Author: Paul

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Mills River Valley Overlook – One of my favorite spots on The Blue Ridge Parkway. On Saturday, I was doing some closet cleanup and happened to run across my, now discontinued, Epson P-3000 Multimedia Storage Viewer. I’d not seen, nor used it in quite some time. It used to be my constant travel companion. It’s much lighter than a laptop and has a nice 4 inch screen for picture viewing and sharing with other people. Also, you can put music…

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Yesterday, I went to one of my favorite photo hunting grounds, McDowell Nature Preserve. It was an overcast morning, but I was up early and wanted to get some shots. As mentioned earlier, we are in the grasp of a drought; therefore, the lake level is down, I found out, quite significantly. The objects pictured here, with the exception of the tree, would normally be under a few feet of water and would perhaps be boating hazards to be avoided…

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Here in Charlotte, we are in a drought – a “normal” one. One that doesn’t contain an adjective like severe, extreme, or at the top level, exceptional. We are a few inches below normal for the past couple of months. We’ve had a fairly hot summer, a summer that reminds me of Texas, except it’s a still quite a bit greener around these parts. Anyway, I figured that I’d go out and see if I could find some droplets to…

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Meet Niblet! One day, Vanessa told me about this cute dog that she had seen on Facebook. It was at a shelter near her house. Though, at that time, she didn’t think that she really wanted to have a dog to take care of, she really wanted to save this dog and the dog’s picture tugged mightily at her heart strings. Eventually, after seeing the picture again, she decided to do something in the hopes that it would help. She…

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The other day, I went out and took some pictures of this guy, Metalmorphosis. When I got back home, I looked at the pictures on my screen and thought: None of these look that sharp. They’re all a tiny bit fuzzy. I wonder what went wrong? When I returned back from vacation, I noticed that my reading glasses seemed to be a bit off. The right lens seemed fine, but the left one looked a little distorted. Just to make…

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Go to Europe with only a carry-on, a single camera, and a single lens. Sure! Why not? I did. 1 – RedOxx carry-on 1 – Nikon D750 1 – Nikon 50mm f/1.8   That’s it. Well, not quite – I suppose that I really could count the iPhone as I did use it here and there; however, I felt quite a bit free not having to make a lens choice because there wasn’t one. Dangit! I did use the Lensbaby…

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