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Saturday, December 5, 2009

One more of Maymont's Japanese Garden pond

Japanese Garden Maymont

I took this with an old Mamiya Universal Press camera — with a 6x9cm back. This was one of my first tests with it! You can make 40x30 inch prints from the slides it creates.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grace Street color

I took a walk today in the Fan and came across this beautiful tree with a pile of color under it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Cloud drama

My neighborhood doesn't have the best scenics by any stretch, but sometimes even I get lucky, right outside my front door!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Portrait of a Sirazawa

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Psalm 24:1 A Psalm of David. The earth is the LORD'S, and all it contains, The world, and those who dwell in it. (NAS)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Another HDR sunset

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Sunflower Mayont Park

Deep Run magic

This photo was taken in the infrared wavelengths with a special IR filter. A little work in Photoshop brings out the "magic."

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Beautiful baby

Beech Mountain sunrise

Stormy sunset

I used Photomatix, a great High Dynamic Range (HDR) software, to merge 3 diferent exposures into one. This was the result!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

A few new pictures

Storm clouds rolling in

Rosyln wild flowers

Glorious sun rays

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lighthouse — Gibraltar, UK

On our whirlwind tour of South Spain, we had the opportunity to visit Gibraltar. This was a nice scene, among many, that I enjoyed taking pictures of.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

James river pics

Friday, April 24, 2009

Our backyard Japanese Maple

Detail of the leaves in the below shot.

Don't you love Spring? I sure do! Within the last week our little, red Japanese Maple tree blossomed forth with all it's leaves. I took this opportunity to try another panoramic shot. God sure does beautify the earth :)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Nodal Ninja test

This is one of my first panoramic tests using my new pan head called the "Nodal Ninja."
Place? Maymont, Japanese gardens.

Tulips by our mailbox

We planted some tulips by our mailbox — and I shot this with that same 35mm F2 lens mentioned earlier.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Spring time at Maymont

Near the Japanese gardens

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Beautiful bokeh

I got to borrow a Nikon 35mm F2 lens and was thrilled to see that it did some beautiful things with that background blur. We planted these new tulips near our mailbox.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Byrd Park blustery day

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Adkins Farm

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Super depth of field

Photoshop has a new feature that processes several photos together at the same time to get extended depth of field. The foreground flowers are only about 3cm from my lens, and the house is like 30 feet. I used a macro lens and shot 9 different photos with varying focal points — all combined to make this one image. Not the prettiest image, but the technology behind it is way cool!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring tulips

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I want my web-TV

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Spring pics from Maymont

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bear den


Maymont — a few new Spring posts

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Foggy day

I love it when fog rolls in — well, as far as photos go. Landscapes get that kind of dreamy look.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Shadow of me

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Same tree different capture

Took this one withe the Contax camera.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back to film

My friend Roy loaned me an old Contax film camera, with a 21mm Carl Zeiss lens. I shot 3 rolls of outdated neg film — and really enjoyed the imposed constraints inherent with this kind of camera/film combo. The downside was the $50 price-tag to process, scan and print the film. It was then I fell back in love with my digital camera :)

Friday, March 6, 2009

Snow branch