Tag: Photography

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It had been a while, I don’t know exactly how long, since I’ve arisen before light, mounted any of my cameras on a tripod, and actually spent my time, unhurried, taking pictures. This morning, I did just that. I went to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and browsed around the garden. I spent 2 hours there – 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM, alone, quiet – nothing but the songs of the birds, the buzz of the insects…

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For a few years I had a bird feeder and I used to love to sit and watch the birds come and go. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to buy another one and once again enjoy my fine feathered friends. I’d forgotten about the particular seed mix. The one shown here has lots of millet, a seed that blackbirds and sparrows love. In fact, the blackbirds are quite the bullies, scaring away the smaller birds and gorging themselves…

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Yesterday, I decided to catch the train a little bit later, to delay by about 30 minutes. Catching a later train means fewer people on the train, a bit more elbow room. I decided to play a bit on the way with the Hipstamatic application on my phone. I started taking pictures right way, almost as soon as I sat down. Then, I noticed that by the reflection in the window, I could see the guy in front of me…

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So, there we were walking down the streets of Antigua, Vanessa and I. We were nearing the end of a tour given by a friendly man named David who spoke a number of different languages including his native Mayan tongue, English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French. I saw a lady with a basket on her head, carrying something or other. I stopped, pointed my camera, and took a picture from the other side of the street; Suddenly, I heard: ¡Págame! –…

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I really like the work of Byron Katie and I follow her Facebook page. Yesterday, she had a post that said: With nothing to compare yourself to, aren’t you perfect! ~Byron Katie Speaking of FB, there is a photographer that I used to follow. I liked his work because it was different. However, he was always about comparisons and how someone else’s work didn’t measure up, never pointing fingers directly, but as a group, and how they “should” do this…

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I looked at the number of posts that I’ve made this year and it’s about the same number of times that I’ve been out with my camera to take photos. 9 times out with the camera, 11 posts. That used to be how many times I posted in 11 days. However, it’s nothing for me to worry about. It’s just where I am at this moment. I still enjoy photography and writing, but haven’t had much to say of late…

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