Author: Paul

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Monday evening I was thinking about sunflowers and thought: Well, I haven’t been out to see the sunflowers since last year, I’ll drive out to Brattonsville, SC and check them out. They ought to be pretty “sunny”. I checked my Lightroom library and saw that it had been 2 years since I was there. Say what???  I couldn’t believe that – it seemed like it was only last July, not July 2013. Go figure. Anyway, away I went. It’s about a…

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Yesterday morning, as is my habit every morning, I looked out of the window into the backyard. I noticed this hawk camped out on the fence enjoying a few tasty bits of what looked like a mouse. He was very vigilant. He’d shred a bit, eat it, have a look around, then repeat. I guess that he knew that even though he’s a predator, there are others higher up the food chain than he! 😀 I went and got my Nikon…

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La madrugada is the Spanish word for “dawn”. I just like the sound of it. Saturday morning, around dawn, I spent an hour and just a little bit more, exploring my backyard. I’ve lived in this house for just over 3 years and have never spent an hour in the backyard, other than to cut the grass and trim the edges. Saturday, I got to have a look at my crepe myrtle trees, my neighbor’s grapevine, a weed or two…

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This morning, just before sunrise, I went back to McDowell Nature Preserve with my Nikon 105 mm macro lens, Nikon D750, and a my tripod. I wanted to take a closer look at the shells on the beach, the normally inaccessible beach. I spent a pleasant hour or so photographing various things of interest to me. This weekend, I spent quite a bit of time on the tripod. It’s a great way to slow down. The only thing that I…

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A frequent visitor to my back yard since I installed the bird feeder. I think that this act of camouflage may not be working exactly as planned, but then again, it could be a nice, comfy resting spot.

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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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