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Foggy Morning On The Farm, Elk Creek, VA

As I was driving slowly along the winding roads of Elk Creek I kept noticing the top of a silo rising above the treetops in the distance. And then suddenly it appeared, nestled in a small valley ringed with layers of fog and rising humidity. I was giddy of course! The barn and silo are just under a mile from my camera position. And that's why I insist on carrying my entire gear bag when I travel and not just a lens on a camera. :)



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That's what I'm thinking, +Alf Randell ! :)
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Summerfield Methodist Church, Elk Creek, VA

I saw this little church for the first time around early April, 2014, and I just fell in love with it!  I've tried a couple times to gain access to the interior but the place is far out in the country, and a couple hours from where I live, and has proven difficult to arrange meeting someone to let me in. But thankfully I was in the area recently on a morning that gave me this gorgeous sunrise, which is almost as nice as photographing the sanctuary!

Handheld 9 exposures at +/- 1.0 EV.

#church   #churches   #churchphotography   #elkcreek   #virginia   #sunrise   #sunrisephotography   #cloud   #landscape   #landscapephotography  
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Thank you, +Annie Maull
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Black Ant ... but why does my black ant have a dent in it's face?!


#macro   #macrophotography   #macroaddict   #macro4all   #ant   #insect   #insects   #insectphotography   #nature   #naturephotography  
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You bet, +QUAZ TKO !
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1/5000th Silhouette


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Tradecraft at Cherry Grove Beach, SC


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Thanks, +Aniya Pickett 
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Chapel at Ann Street United Methodist Church, Beaufort, NC
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HAHAHA, +David Brown !  Nope, haven't sold a single piece. Seems all the stupid 'ole yard work takes priority though.  :(
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Horizon in Elk Creek, VA

I spent a couple days recently kickin' 'round the hills of Elk Creek, VA, where I picked up several landscape images that have become a few of my favorite landscapes of recent months. Here is one such image of a lone tree photographed as clouds begin to part to allow that nice, warm light to illuminate the hillside ... LOVE IT!

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Thanks a bunch, +Ken Fowkes !  I love the scene itself but what I think I really like is a combination of warm-ish light mixed with a blue sky. That's kind of rare for me.
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Corinth Reformed Church, Hickory, NC

Nikon D800 ~ Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8 at 14mm ~ f/16 ~ ISO100 ~ 18 exposures at +/- 1.0EV ranging from 1/1000 to 90 seconds. 

#hdr   #hdrphotography   #interior   #churches   #churchphotography   #hickorync  
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As soon as I saw your stained glass crop, it made sense - blue sky, green grass (or forest).

All of the UCC churches I have been in had deacon's benches somewhere, usually in the back.  So that part seems to be traditional.  The number and placement is different from what I knew in New England.
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Thanks, +Ken Fowkes . That light is definitely my fav quality of this photo!
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A Pastel Morning at Cherry Grove Beach, SC


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Red Wasp : 50mm lens (wide open) reversed on 85mm macro lens at f/16. Two off-camera flashes (one to each side), and one continuous light on the background color-balanced to ~5,000k. Focus-stacked from 21 2-second exposures. No crop other than the edges of the overlapping stack. 

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Thanks a bunch, +Tom Cooper . I'll readily admit that working with backgrounds is by far the most difficult aspect of macro for me. This high-key background was just the result of me not being able to come up with anything else!
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This blog post may not be very helpful for the seasoned togs but will hopefully help those who are still carving out their own style of photography. 

Wishing you all happy and safe photographic fun !
When discussing this subject it is common to hear a lot of big words like perspective distortion, extension distortion, compression distortion, and several variations thereof. My goal with this post is not to elaborate on all the technical terms rather than to provide a simple, real-world example of how lens selection and different focal lengths can be used to change how one perceives the distance between objects within a photograph. This techniq...
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Sure did, +Tom Cooper . I had discussed this in the photography forum at Panoramio and I did use the same two images for discussion. 
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I am a North Carolina native, photographer, hiker, backpacker, and paddler. 

My primary interests in photography are in landscapes, seascapes, historic features, and practically all facets of nature. The images I share here offer a diverse mix of subjects and only my finest compositions and technically-correct images. Hopefully the posts here will leave you with an impression of the detail and beauty that is all around us!

I would be grateful to receive any feedback that you have, either positive or negative, related to my work.


Thank you for your visit and best regards to you all,

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