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Just a tree!

September 08, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

Tree standing aloneTree standing alone I took a few moments this past weekend to head to the mountains. My daughter had her first band performance in two years so I made sure I was up there to watch that. It was good seeing them perform, they all seemed really happy.

I also had a chance to ride up the Parkway for a few minutes. It seems I never get to spend the amount of time I want to there, always rushed to do things, but the moments I do get to spend up there are peaceful for me! I didn't have time to wait for the evening sun so most of the photos I captured were late morning/early afternoon. 

This lonesome tree here stands at a overlook near water rock knob. I was hoping to get more fog in the valley below it but I was a little late getting there. It is a beautiful over look. I don't think there is an overlook on the parkway that isn't beautiful. I added a few more photos to the mountains gallery on this site if you wish to go view them. Hopefully I can make it back up there in a few more times this fall.

Have a great day/night everyone! 

Sunflowers, Calendar and Rambling

August 02, 2021  •  1 Comment

Sunflower 4Sunflower 4 I went to see the sunflowers last week at Dix park and took a few photos. It was a fun quick little trip. I had never taken any photos of a sunflower before so it was definitely interesting. 

The past year and a half has been really slow for me photography wise so I scaled back my subscription to the host of this page. I am debating on whether to keep it or maybe move to a different host. I do get a few visitors here but my domain names stays with me so no matter where I am hosting things at I can still use the same domain. Still undecided as to what to do, but will definitely decide within this next month. 

Last year a lot of people asked about a calendar but I didn't create one because of the short time frame I had once I decided I might try it. Well I am going to try it again this year, just not for sure how much interest there would be in one. They would definitely have to be pre-ordered in advance, the expense of having them printed is something I can't really afford to do. In a few weeks I will have things put together so that I can show what will be in the calendar. Also debating on the size of the calendar as well. Most are 8.5 x 11 but there are 12x18's out there. I want to keep it one size though. Leave your thoughts in the comments if you have any. 

My daughter starts college in a week and a half, band camp will be underway. I really hope that this surge in virus cases goes down quickly. I want this year to be a better year for the band for sure. I am not getting into any answers about the virus, I just want it to go away. 

If you are not following me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter look for the social icons and do so, I would appreciate it. You can also follow me on the buy me a coffee page. I recently created that because it doesn't cost anything and if I leave this platform here I will have a place to ramble at. Even though my ramblings have been far and few between lately. In reality I have spent about 90% of the past 15 years alone unless my daughter is with me or I am around her. You get use to not saying much that is for sure. I use to take a lot more landscape and sunset photos than what I do, it was my way of escaping these walls I look at a lot, but the pandemic definitely kept me inside a lot more than I wanted to be. I really need to be out everyday photographing something, that is what makes me happy. One day I am going to go back and write some stories about the photos I have captured over the past few years. Most has a story to be told with them, the same story basically, but looking back I realize that it is definitely not a bad story. Even though at the time it seemed so. Maybe I can put some thoughts of mine into the calendar? 

Have a great week ahead everyone! 

White Albino Whitetail Buck!

July 19, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

White Whitetail BuckWhite Whitetail Buck I have seen a lot of female albino deer but never a male albino. This is a beautiful deer. The one standing beside him is a beautiful animal as well. Deer are heavily hunted in the area that I live in so they are not too human friendly. Although at this time of the year bucks are easily seen hanging out with each other, in another month or so they will be less likely to be seen as much unless you really know where to look for them at. There is more wooded land than open land here. I gave up hunting quite a few years ago, if I shoot a deer it is with my camera. I don't have a 500mm lens or longer so I don't usually attempt to capture many wildlife images, although one day I hope to be able to do so. I am thankful I was able to crap this image though, talk about being in the right place at the right time.