Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Waxing Cresent

These are a couple of photos from my walk around town yesterday afternoon.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thurmond, WV

I'd like to have a dollar for every time somebody made a photo just like this one.  ;-)

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New River Gorge Bridge

I posted the color version of this photo on my Instagram account but I think I like this one better.  This is one 30 minute exposure at ISO 160 on a Canon 6D with the long exposure noise reduction switched on.  The lens was a Canon 17-40 zoom @ f/4.  I've tried stacking 30 second exposures to make star trails before (the most I've done is 180) but really wasn't crazy about how they tuned out.  I like this technique better.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Kanawha Valley Fog

Fog is one of my favorite things to photograph.  These are a couple of photos from a foggy morning last week. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Classic Cars

These photos are from two different car shows.  I went to one on purpose and just happened across the other one.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Happy Birthday To Me!

While everyone was still sleeping yesterday morning I fixed myself a birthday breakfast sandwich.  Fried green tomato, bacon, colby jack cheese, red onion, spinach, red plum slices and Duke's mayonnaise.  Mama!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hunting Island in Black & White

Nerd alert!!  

These two photos are the same.  The only difference is that the top one is from a RAW file that I processed in Lightroom and converted to b&w with Nik software.  The bottom one is a JPEG that was shot in camera as a b&w with a red filter.  I can't decide which one I like better.  Probably the top one.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Old County Road

Nitro and Saint Albans firefighters work to extinguish a house fire this morning on Old County Road in Nitro.  The house was fully involved when firefighters arrived.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Perfect Timing

It's been another long period between posts.  We've been pretty busy since the 4th of June.  My wife and I both retired in June and we were at my retirement party when we found out my father-in-law had had a massive stroke and was in ICU on a ventilator in Beaufort, SC.  We left the party and drove straight to Beaufort.  He was in the hospital there 27 days.  Now he's back here with us in WV at a rehab facility where he's making good progress toward recovery.  These are some photos I made in and around Beaufort Memorial Hospital while we were there, and we were there a lot.  As you can tell from some of the photos, there can still be happiness amidst sometimes unbearable sadness.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Andy's Grill

I'd seen a couple of articles and photos in the paper and on instagram about Andy's Grill about to be torn down, so I had to go by and get some photos of my own.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Evening On The New river

Here's a couple of photos from week before last.  I had also put these up on my Instagram page.  The top one is obviously Fayette Station Bridge and the other one is from on the bridge.  I love it down there in the evenings.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Young Saint Albans Firefighter

That's me on the right, firefighter Eric Mitchell and Captain Carl McCormick on the left.  That was about 25 years ago.  Carl's been retired for at least 20 years.  Now I'm a captain and getting ready to retire next month after 26.5 years.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mason County Sunset

It looks like I haven't posted on my blog for a pretty good while.  I hope my "legions" of
fans aren't too disappointed.  ;-)  I've been posting a lot of stuff on Instagram, or as the cool people say, "the insta G".  Click right here to see my Instagram feed.