Monthly Archives: October 2018

How ’bout them apples

and grapes and pumpkins. We have an abundance of churches, Mexican restaurants, and apple orchards around here, well now we have a lot of breweries too.

A few of us gals took off to hit the orchards around Western NC.¬† Several we drove past because they didn’t really look like they’d appreciate us touring around with our cameras and tripods.

St. Paul Mountain Vineyards 10 2018 7-sm

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Contrast & Color

Thankfully, I had already uploaded most of the pictures to my blog for this post before my less than 2 month old, new Dell computer crashed – especially since their customer service is so horrible. I will be updating my blog soon on that.

CCoH theme for the October critique forum is contrast. Here are the three I submitted plus a few more. I shot the chess pieces on purpose for this theme.

Checkmate
Contrast: winner / loser, light / dark, black / white, King / Queen

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More talkative Tyler

I go back and forth on getting Tyler another feline playmate. Hubby is in the hard no category. No cat could replace his littermate sister Trinity for us, and I’m guessing for him either. When we are home, which is a lot of the time, I don’t think he’d appreciate another cat getting some of his attention. When we are out of the house and at night, I think he may like another cat in the house.

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Why I’ll never buy a Dell computer again.

My less than 2 months old expensive @Dell xps8930 won’t even stay on long enough to back up my stuff or run diagnostic. Blue screen WHEA_uncorrectable_error which is the most serious fatal hardware error. and Blue screen Watchdog_error which is a processor error. BTW it never moved from 0% complete.

BAD-hardware-new-DELL

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Honorable mention in WNC Magazine photo contest

It was not in the rules not to have your photo watermarked but they requested one without it after the contest had started. I’m not in the habit of posting large photos or photos that have not been watermarked since it is what I do for a living. It was my understanding you only sent larger, logo-free photos if you won the contest or they wanted it for the cover as then they would give photo credit. Although I’m honored to have an image chosen to be in the finals and be awarded an honorable mention.

https://www.wncmagazine.com/…/images_western_north_carolina… #24/50 Cold Squirrel

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Squirrel in the snow. “Cute for food”

My entry is the squirrel in the snow title Cute For Food. (no longer watermarked)
http://wncmagazine.com/photocontest

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