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Monday, December 31, 2012

Color Of Winter #1

      
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Last year I started a series of photos that I called “Color Of Winter”. I did so because I would hear so many people say that they didn’t like taking photos in the Winter because there was no color to be seen. So, I took it as a challenge and started the series just to show that there are plenty of colors in the Winter time; you just have to be looking in order to see them.

Now that Winter is here again, I’m going to run another series of Winter photos with color. This time, however, with a twist. If you have a photo, somewhere on the Internet, that you feel would make a good example of a “Color Of Winter” photo, leave a message in the comments field with a link to it and share I’ll share it with others.

I do reserve the right not to publish any photos that I believe would not properly fit in with the topic. So, leave those links and we’ll see what happens and if this will be something with which we can have some fun… Smile

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

First Winter Snow

      

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Photo taken in my neighborhood on Christmas Eve. I’ve always felt that good photos can be taken anywhere. The problem, however, is that you must be looking in order to see photo opportunities everywhere. This is an example of that thought.

This is my world and you are welcome to it... Smile

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas!

From Our House To Your House

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Tree resembling a time of Christmas past...
 

May you have a wonderful and a most blessed Merry Christmas...
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If you would like to read a very short article on what Christmas is all about just click on the link below. The link will open in a new window. Thank you...
 
 
 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Entrance To Country Living

      
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Sometimes what seems to be isn’t what it is. What looks like an entrance to a country estate is actually an entrance to a mobile home court.

But, I still think it’s a cool scene… Smile

      

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

View From A Lock

      
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Looking East from a lock on the C&O Canal. This is just below the Lockhouse at Lock 75 a few miles East of Cumberland, MD…

Monday, December 17, 2012

Lockhouse

      
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Lockhouse 75, just East of Cumberland, MD on the C&O Canal…

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Bed By The Window

      
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In the morning early I awake to the light.
 
The mind says arise, my body says why, as the bed by the window is safe and warm.
 
For peace it is the place to stay. Why should it be empty all of the day?
 
Hours of many in the dark you are there. Your eyes closed. You are safe and warm. You know not what as time goes by.
 
But sleep revives and, though safe and warm, up you go for the day beckons and there is much to do.
 
You look behind and the light is right, so you capture that moment in an instance of time when life, again, begins anew.
 
You leave it as it is for hope reigns that once again the covers will hold you safe and warm, and sleep takes over as the world goes by; never stopping, never ending.

Knowing full well, though day or night, in the bed by the window shall you lie.
 
Safe and warm as time goes by.
 
 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Inside A Lock

      
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Looking East from inside a Lock on the C&O Canal. I wondered what it must have been like when this was full of water…
      

Monday, December 10, 2012

Bend In The Canal

      
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Bend in the C&O Canal just East of Lock 75 near Cumberland, MD…

Friday, December 7, 2012

Sale

      
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I went for an early morning walk recently and wound up seeing a “Sale” sign in the woods…

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Hidden Treasure

       
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Sitting in time, alone and forgotten. What treasure is this that lies in the bushes.? What is it that is hidden inside? …


Monday, December 3, 2012

Argosy Waiting

      
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Sitting alone, waiting, waiting for someone to come along and take it home.

"I've seen alot. I've done alot, and now I'm willing to share it all with you. Won't you come and take me home?"





Friday, November 30, 2012

Window Secrets

       


Who was the first person to have looked out of these windows? Where are they now? What secrets remain hidden behind them?

These are questions about which the answers will never be known. Many such windows exists and these are but one example of the secrets that we will never know.

Don’t you just love a good mystery… Smile

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Smoking Station

       
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Do you ever photograph something just for the sake of photographing? I don’t. Not much, anyway… Smile

While waiting for my wife to come out of a store I was looking around and I saw these seats with the cigarette deposit receptacle between them and I just loved the setup and the colors against the white walls. So, I backed the car up just enough to get this view through the front windshield and this is the result.

Yeah, I do like it… Smile

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eyes Of Innocents

       
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Recently I was doing some photography at an indoor youth soccer match. Usually I get up close to the plastic partition to do my work, but this time I was sitting on the top row of the bleachers and shooting the action as I could from where I was sitting.

During a break I was looking around and I noticed this little boy, sitting on his mother’s lap, staring up at me. How could anyone not want to photograph him. I had the perfect lens for this on my DSLR – an 85mm – and it gave me this great image.

Look at those eyes. What is he thinking? What does he see? Is he making memories? As I look back at him I see one thing. I see myself from beyond a half a century ago. And I do so as he sees me - through eyes of innocents… Smile

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two Forty Two

       
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The subtle green steps, the slightly faded red bricks and the running white paint surrounding the door with the oval glass set back in the alcove. Sometimes you can look at something that is fascinating, in an offbeat eclectic way, and if you have a camera with you, you just have to capture it in a photograph.

That is what happened here. Two Forty Two is like something out of the past. I just loved the way these elements came together. No matter how many times one would go back you would never be able to create this scene in exactly the same way. That is what I love about photography – stopping a moment of time for all eternity.

But, in order to do so, if you are not looking you will never see that one moment to capture…

Monday, November 26, 2012

Blue Monday

       
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Last Friday I posted a photo called “Black Friday”. It was from today’s photo – Blue Monday – from which Black Friday came.

In getting this image, if anyone is interested, I used a Canon G11 and used the Positive Color app. It gives a result similar to the old Ektachrome color slide film. Whereas Kodachrome was warm in color, Ektachrome was more on the cool side and emphasized the Blue’s and Green’s of a scene, hence the blue sky (clouds) as you see it…

Friday, November 23, 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Vintage Fall

      
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A vintage looking photo made with a point & shoot camera and Photoshop Elements10 along with an action from The CoffeeShop Blog...

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Time Has Come Today

      
 
Time has come today
Young hearts can go their way
Can't put it off another day
I don't care what others say
They say we don't listen anyway
Time has come today…
Hey!
 
Time Has Come Today LYRICS by The Chambers Brothers

Monday, November 19, 2012

Fall Along The Viaduct

      
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This was done so as to provide a "vintage" look. This is what I had in mind when I captured this image. I haven't said this for quite awhile now but, "this is my world and you are welcome to it"... :-)


Friday, November 16, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Lil Corner Market

      

My earliest memories of this little market was from back in the 50’s. I have no idea of how long it had been in business before that, but it has become a mainstay in Frostburg, MD.

  

Friday, November 9, 2012

I’m Watching You

      
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From the recent Halloween party on the town square...

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Headball Leap

      
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Young Warriors

      
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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Misty Morning Before The Storm

      
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One morning the week of Sandy before the storm...



Monday, November 5, 2012

The Last Goodbye

      
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The team gives one more salute as the last game of the season has ended, and the coach walks away alone having given his boys one Last Goodbye...


Wednesday, October 31, 2012

I Wonder What She Sees?

       
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Monday, October 29, 2012

Mystic Woods

      
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My own vineyard is before me.
You, O Solomon, may have a thousand,
And those who tend its fruit two hundred.
You who dwell in the gardens,
The companions listen for your voice—
Let me hear it!
 
Song Of Solomon...
 
 
Not a bad view from my backyard, with an Orton effect... :-)

Photo from the yard collection...

 
 
 

Friday, October 26, 2012

A Fall Evening At Mountain Ridge

      
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Before the start of a J.V. soccer match between the boys of Fort Hill and Mountain Ridge. Mt. Ridge came out on top 1 - 0 to remain undefeated and un-scored upon for the season. My grandson plays for F.H.


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Deadwood

      
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Photo from the yard collection...


Monday, October 22, 2012

Watch Dog

      
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Evening Tree Top

      
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And, yes, that is an overcast sky as the background...

Monday, October 15, 2012

Straw Love

Mike & Molly
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Photos from the yard collection...



Thursday, October 11, 2012

Drifting Off

             
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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Autumn’s Start

      
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Monday, October 8, 2012

Morning Light On The Mountain

      
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Photos from the yard collection...



Friday, October 5, 2012

V Cloud

      
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Photos from the yard collection...