Category: Photography

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To my left I could hear the unmistakable sound of a woodpecker hammering on one of my neighbor’s trees, looking for breakfast. After a few minutes of hammering, he became silent. Suddenly, a red, black, and white streak appears before my eyes, zipping past me to the right and lands on the tree having the bird feeder. A short hop from one of the branches and he’s on the feeder. He grabs a seed, flies back to the branch, pecks…

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To set the record straight, as a couple of folks misunderstood: I will not be moving to NYC. I’ll be staying right here in good old North Carolina. I’ve been living in the south now for 32 years and I really love the sunshine and the slower pace, moseying, and have no intention to leave it. Thanks to the wonders of technology, I can work remotely. We have video conferencing, screen sharing, e-mail, chatting, etc. All of that said, I…

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A couple of weeks ago, I started a new job with MLBAM. Major League Baseball Advanced Media. MLBAM was announced in the beginning of the year of 2000. All of the Major League Club owners voted to centralize all of Baseball’s Internet operations into this one independent company. It’s amazing the amount of technological depth that MLBAM has as well as the breadth that they cover. Of course, we cover Baseball, but there’s also hockey, wrestling, soccer, video streaming for…

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Now that I’m working from home again, 100%, I am carving out a new routine. A routine that will allow me to get a bit of exercise, relaxation, and a bit of photography. In general, I get up very early, around 5:00 AM. When it starts getting light, I hit the road and do my walk. I try to do 5 miles/day. When I return, take a shower, fix breakfast, and head out to my patio to sit and watch…

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There’s a new kid in town, the Leica M-D. It’s billed as the purist’s camera, giving the photographer nothing but the essentials and the freedom to focus on creativity and capturing the decisive moment. Man! I love marketing! Basically, they’ve taken the M-9 digital camera and removed the LCD screen. They say that this “leads to more freedom for creative photography”. So, basically, this is similar to a film camera and it costs the same as M9, about $6,000 USD…

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Hidden in the bustling metropolis that is Marion, NC there is a restaurant named Bruce’s Fabulous Foods. Even though Marion is some 100 miles from Charlotte, I’d heard, on more than one occasion about this iconic institution. I’m sure that they’ve also heard about it in places like Asheville, NC and as far north as Huntersville, NC. 😀 If I remember correctly, the first place that I heard it was from my friend, Tom Dills. Tom had mentioned that each…

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