Category: Photography

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My friend, and fellow blogger, Tom Dills came up with an idea that he wanted to try. He wanted to catch the Lynx light rail here in Charlotte, exit at each stop, take a few pictures, and then resume the journey. We’d tried to do this some weeks earlier, but couldn’t arrange our schedules. On Saturday, we got the chance. So, Tom, Don Brown, another one of our photographer buddies, and I got together, boarded the train, and set off…

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Each time that I come into my office/study/computer room, there it is, my bag that contains my Nikon D700 and its complement of lenses, nice glass indeed. I took exactly 97 shots with it last year. Yep. 97. I’ve had my OM-D E-M5 since January of 2013, which I can hardly believe! The OM-D E-M1 since November of 2013, so just over a year. Both of these cameras see plenty of use. They’ve been to the far reaches of North…

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I was going through some of my pictures, thinking about how I felt during the time that I was taking them. I have been places by myself and sometimes felt quite lonely – mind you, alone is a fact, loneliness is a state of mind. This time, as I walked through the desert, spent time reading, sleeping, walking, or perhaps doing nothing, I didn’t feel lonely at all … not one bit. I was great company to myself. I liked…

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One of the things that I did at the end of the year was to get a new phone and, more importantly, switch carriers. I had been with Big Red, or Verizon forever – since they were PrimeCo, and GTE, and whatever else they gobbled up to become Verizon. I was impressed with their coverage. Of late, T-Mobile has become the un-carrier, dropping prices, getting rid of contracts, etc. I had a look at their coverage map, considered how I…

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During my time in White Sands, I walked a lot. Every morning, for about two hours – up dunes, down dunes, click, click, click. I have no idea how many miles I logged, but my legs were feeling it. The first thing that I did when I returned home was to take a hike on Pinnacle Trail with Vanessa on New Year’s Day. The next day, we went to the zoo. The North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, NC. This is…

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We started on a good note. Vanessa had never been to Crowder’s Mountain State Park and I wanted to introduce her to it. My last visit to this park was on December 30th, 2011. It’s extremely rare that I can introduce her to something that has to do with hiking that I’ve done and she hasn’t. Let us say that she has a lot more experience hiking that I do. So, on January 1st, I drove us to Crowder’s Mountain…

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