So, I dusted of my camera and headed down the street in hopes of shooting some of the local happenings. Living in a rural town, photo opportunities can often be limited. However, I am trying to practice and train my eye to find interesting subjects even among the often mundane and sparsely populated streets where […]Read more "Shooting Small Town Streets"
This is my one of my camera’s, my “main” camera so to speak. I have placed this camera on a undeserved pedestal. A pedestal tall enough to keep it from harm and as it turns out…keep it from use as well. It should have never been placed on a pedestal at all. Today, I’m sharing […]Read more "Too Precious?"
My morning surprise, I had walked a couple of blocks with this rainbow to my back, unaware that it existed until I turned to begin home. This must be a good sign. iPhone 10x + snapseed I hope everyone has a great day! – MikeRead more "Morning Surprise"
Just having a little fun with light and shadow. I hope everyone is having a good day and being safe during this time. I wish you all the best. – MikeRead more "The Introvert’s Self Portrait"
So…Confession…I’m really drawn to black and white street photography. I admire those who are brave enough to snap photos of complete strangers in the streets. I would like to give this genre of photography a try. But, I’m hesitant. I worry that someone may react negatively to being photographed by a stranger. I know this […]Read more "Small town streets"
While walking Katie yesterday we passed by a newly installed barber poll. This little barbershop opened for business on our street a little over a month ago. He seems to be doing well so far. While walking past I noticed the fish-eyed reflection at the bottom of the poll. I pulled out my phone for […]Read more "Fish-Eyed Refection"
A stroke of vibrant colors in the morning sky, I had to snap a photo to remember the site, What a welcoming start to the day.Read more "Morning Colors"
As I mentioned in my previous post, we are now living downtown. Our dog, Katie, is an older lady of 13 years. She stays indoors with us and we walk her about a block and a half a few times a day so she can fertilizer the vacant lot (turned city park) down the street. […]Read more "Random Photo & Thoughts"
Waterlogged Blossoms In my neck of the woods, we are in our third day of heavy to moderate rainfall. I believe this rose bush in my backyard has absorbed nearly all the water she can hold. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – MikeRead more "Sunday Snap 06.09.19"
Bushy-Tailed-Rail-Runner I caught this guy lounging on the backyard deck just a few moments ago. I attempted to join him but he wasn’t having it! He promptly ran off to the security of a nearby tree… Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – MikeRead more "Sunday Snap 06.02.19"
Backyard Visitors… This morning I hosted a trio of visitors in my backyard. I noticed them as I was pouring my coffee. I grabbed my camera and snuck out the front door, carefully making my way towards the backyard. I didn’t want to startle my unexpected visitors. I shot these photos at a distance, the […]Read more "Sunday Snap 05.26.19"
Rusty Wind Chimes on a Rainy Sunday Morning… A quick shot from my humble abode this rainy morning. The air is still and the chimes lay dormant waiting on a gentle breeze to stir them into singing once again. Thanks for viewing, I hope everyone has a creative & wonderful day. – MikeRead more "Sunday Snap 05.05.19"
Unexpected Magic During The Morning Commute… As I’ve mentioned before I live in a rural area in the Foothills of northwestern North Carolina. Each weekday I commute about 35 miles south to a nearby town for work. The drive takes about 40 minutes and takes me through mostly rural farmland. As commutes go, I consider […]Read more "Sunday Snap 04.28.19"
As I mentioned in my last Sunday Snap post, we recently returned from a trip to Southport, NC. This is a charming seaside town with good photo opportunities. During this past trip, we walked along the waterfront near the mouth of the Cape Fear River and I took the opportunity to snap a few photos. […]Read more "Southport Waterfront"
Southport Bench Warmer… We recently spent a few days in one of my favorite seaside towns, Southport, NC. Southport is a charming community located in the extreme southeast corner of North Carolina. The town has a lot of history and has appeared in many television and film productions. We try to visit every spring. The […]Read more "Sunday Snap 04.21.19"