Tuesday, June 20, 2017
(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it. Clicking a second time will make it full-sized.)
What is Paradise like? I don’t know, but a beautiful beach under a gorgeous blue sky comes pretty darn close in my opinion. This picture was taken at Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, on May 10, 2017.
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
My Beautiful Bride and truly enjoy driving the back roads, especially when we’re in the mountains of eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina. These roads don’t work well when we’re in a hurry or have to be some place at a given time, The problem is that there is always a wonderful view around the next curve that simply insists we stop and get a picture.
I got this picture of Fontana Lake in North Carolina several years ago while we were driving through the Nantahala National Forest in North Carolina. Fortunately we had time to stop and enjoy the view.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
The pink dogwood in our yard always presents photographic opportunities when it is in bloom. I got this picture of a blossom on April 13, 2017.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Betsy and I enjoy getting up before the crack of dawn when we visit Mt. Nebo State Park in Arkansas. That gives us time to get to Sunrise Point in order to see a beautiful sunrise. One morning this year I got this picture of the moon while we were waiting for the sun to put in an appearance.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Betsy and I went to Cumberland Falls State Park in Kentucky to celebrate my birthday and, if possible, to see the moonbow which occurs on clear nights with a full moon. The night we were there was slightly hazy, and a ranger told Betsy that we wouldn’t be able to see anything.
Although we could see the falls in the moonlight, we did not see any sign of a moonbow at all. But I decided, since we were there, I would do some experimenting with night photography and time exposures. I took some 15 second exposures at where we thought the moonbow should be, but in camera, everything was black.
I was surprised, when I looked at the photos on my computer to see, although the photo was very dark, a faint moonbow. I worked on the image in Photoshop and was able to bring out the moonbow a little more. This image is noisy, but it is proof that there was indeed a moonbow although we couldn’t see it with our naked eyes.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Sometimes a scene just begs for a picture to be taken. In mid-January Betsy and I were hiking along the Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section of the Smokies. The day was pleasant, but partly cloudy. As we got near the bridge over the river leading to Ramsey Cascade Road, the sun came out. This moss-covered tree on the bank had branches leaning out over the stream, and the light seemed perfect for a photo. This is the result.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Betsy and I visited the McLeod Plantation on James Island, Charleston, South Carolina, over Thanksgiving weekend. The house and grounds were fascinating, and we enjoyed the beauty and history of the place.