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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…

A drink to start the day I started the day with the 24-70 mm lens, looking down rows, seeing patters, etc. Soon, I decided to switch to the 100 mm macro lens to have a closer look. I wanted to see parts of the flowers, not only the whole. I wanted to see the flowers in different stages of development. On one particular flower, I was photographing, moving this way and that, and noticed an irregular shape in my background…

I’m excited to be back in the woods! This morning, I went back, without fog, and stayed for almost two hours. I was on a hunt for wildflowers, but they were not to be found. I looked high and low, hither and yon, to and fro and not a wildflower was spotted. Oh well. I had a great time listing to the woodpeckers, the squirrels scampering about, and the trickle of the stream. On the way I out I saw…

Curves Going over my photos from the past several years and preparing my books has been a great learning experience. Previously, I’d take the photos and move on. Now, having to go back to the past photos, evaluate them for inclusion in a book, and really ‘see’ them again has opened my eyes to what I really like and where I think that I connect in photography. Most of the photos that I selected, where I really felt that I…

It was my desire to make it to the other side of town this weekend, but it was so windy and cold that I decided to skip it. This morning, I awoke, checked the iPhone to see what the morning’s weather would bring. To my surprise and happiness, there was an non-precipitation warning: Dense Fog Advisory. Well, I do have this fog fetish, you know. 😀 I got up, gave a look out the window, saw lots of fog, but…

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