Category Archives: Photography

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Heron Hawks, Swans, and bells at Furman University, plus one SC waterfall

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Karen, June and I started EARLY. We considered some waterfalls in SC but since hubby will waterfall with me, and one of them had been to the park before, I wanted to go to Lake Conestee Nature State Park.  I’m sharing pics on here, but know that I can’t sell any of these for a book cover. They have a lengthy confusing photography terms page on their site that is like nothing I’ve ever seen for a state park. It’s like they wrote it for professionals selling prints, who had to pay for session fees then threw in some info for amateur photographers and then went back and edited it so much it was just confusing. Kinda left a negative feeling about the park IMO. Continue reading

The making of Chasing the Brown Mountain Lights cover for CC Tillery

Chasing the Brown Moutain Lights is the fourth book in the Brown Mountain Lights series.  The colors on this one came together so nicely.  The sister duo authors want to continue using the one photo I took of Brown Mountain from the first book, and just make changes to the colors and adding a second foreground image composite.

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The plan: A B C D EFG…

June and I started on the Oklawaha trail. It had ice on the puddles, ribbon ice, and birds, including a hawk. I’ve seen ribbon ice before but never had my camera with me. I think it’s cool. I also like seeing the difference rotating the polarizer making the ice opaque or clear.

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Nikon D3500 For Dummies Book

I get the title is catchy and I always learn something, but geez nothing like feeling stupid 🙂 I’d guess over half the book applies to all photography, not just the Nikon D3500 operation. I did visit Nikon’s own website (Japan) to watch a video, where I learned I’ve been pronouncing it wrong. It’s “knee-con instead of nigh-con” and some even say “Nick-on”.  Seems there are lots of post about how you’re supposed to say Nikon.  Bet they don’t care how you say it as long as you buy their brand.

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Trillium (Trickle) Falls, Website frustration & rebuild and Christmas.

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.” ― Lovelle Drachman

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I saw a photo in Our State magazine of a river bend of the French Broad River.
I wanted to photograph it.
5 hours and probably 5 “u” shaped bends being found on GPS, we found the bend.
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Why I chose superzoom bridge cameras

I had the post (below) already written when I bought a DSLR this month.
I know, gasp, right? I never thought I’d buy one.

A Nikon D3500 with 2 kit lenses to be exact. I’ve been trying to win a DSLR by entering contests for years. I just wanted to know that I knew how to operate one. My first impression of my new Nikon D3500 was boy, it’s light. With the 18-55 lens on it, it seemed to weigh less than my Pany’s. Typically DSLR’s are bigger and heavier.

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