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We've Come a Long Way Baby

August 19, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Digital photography really took off sometime at the turn of this century. My own personal foray into the digital arena came in 2004 with the purchase of a 8mp Canon 20D, a DSLR camera body with a cropped sensor and kit lens. Notes: 1) DSLR - Digital Single Lens Reflex 2) mp - mega pixels; the resolution of digital cameras is measured in mega (mi...
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Shooting the Stars

August 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
You never know what you may uncover when shooting the night sky. Case in point - On August 12th I started to prepare for an evening of photographing the annual Perseid meteor showers. I knew that the best view for observing the showers was in the northeast sky and that the best time for possibly catching a few meteor glimpses was well after midnigh...
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Land and Wildlife Conservation - OBX

August 12, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Last September, while vacationing on North Carolina's Outer Banks, my darling wife and I rode our bikes from the rental property where we were staying over to the Whalehead Club island. We then walked the self-guided tour trail along the marshland adjacent to the Club. One of the informational panels along the trail mentioned that during the early...
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The Folly of Unchecked Development

July 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Currently, over thirty images that you see on this website were taken on an area of terra firma that I have named the Bread & Cheese Branch Woodland. The namesake waterway branch borders the western boundary of several score acres of wild woodland, a portion of which bounds the backend of my homestead property. This woodland is and has been the hom...
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