Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Jekyll Island Dunes

This is just a simple photo of some of the dunes on Jekyll Island.  I think I make a photo like this every time we come here.  We probably won't be back to Jekyll until next summer, so I couldn't resist making a photo in the almost perfect evening light.

As we were leaving the beach to go back to Bonnie's, a truck with WV license plates pulled in.  We asked them where in WV they from and they said, Milton.  That's just a few minutes west of where we live.  They told us they were on their way to Florida to visit family and where stopping at different beaches along the way.  Pretty cool.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Art Walk

Molly, Bonnie, Allie and I went up to the art walk yesterday evening (mostly to do some people watching) then we met Kim at Graziano's for pizza before we headed back home.  Since it was the Art Walk I took my Fuji x-e2 with only my 35mm lens, and only shot hipsterish black & white.  ;-)

The first one is the Blossom Dairy sign.  I thought it looked like pac man.  The second is in the window of Stray Dog Antiques.  Third is the old Merrill Photo store that's been turned into an art gallery and framing shop.  Fourth is a lampshade in Taylor Books on Capitiol St.  Fifth is Old Glory atop a building on Capitol St.  Sixth is Kim and Bonnie on Capitol St. just up from Graziano's, and the last one is Saint John's Episcopal on Leon Sullivan Way.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Dataw Island Clouds

Some people might look at this photo and think that I did a bunch of post-processing in photoshop to get the clouds to look the way they do.  I did do some, but a very minimal amount.  The biggest thing I did was to bring out some shadow detail of the marsh grass in the foreground.  I actually desaturated the color a little in another part of the photo. 

This was one of the prettiest sunsets I've ever seen.  I made this photo the day after Hurricane Arthur passed by Beaufort, SC.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Hanna Park, Jacksonville, FL

This is one of our favorite beaches.  I tried to do make this photo in black and white on my dinosaur laptop but I think it's giving out on me.  It has a hard time running Lightroom.  It's eight years old, so in computer years....It's old.  ;-).   Maybe it's time for me to get that refurbished MacBook Air I've been looking at.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Saint Johns River

The sun sets Tuesday evening over the Saint Johns River in Jacksonville, FL.    

Friday, June 27, 2014

Ice Princess

This photo is from the ice storm in Winston-Salem, NC back in March.  Maybe it'll help cool us off.  ;-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Saint John's Episcopal

I went for a walk around Charleston this evening to try out my new wide angle lens for my Fuji x-e2.  It's the tiny little Rokinon 12mm f/2.  I like it.

Monday, June 9, 2014

2014 WV State Baseball Tournament

Last Friday morning.  The Hurricane Redskins beat the Washington Patriots with a final score of 3 to 1.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Endless Wall

We went back to the New River yesterday for another evening hike.  This one kinda had a dual purpose.  We hiked the same trail we hiked a couple of weeks ago because Kim lost something while we were there and she was hoping she could find it, but she didn't.  Oh well, it was still a great evening for a walk in the woods.  It's pretty cool how just a little change in the weather and a different time of day make things look.  Click here to see the pictures from the last time we were there.

I named the picture of Molly, "Strong Sad".  She had gotten ahead of Kim and I and when I caught up to her I asked what she was doing, and she said, "Oh, just hangin' around talking to trees..."  Check out the video and you'll get it.  He's one of our favorite characters on Homestar Runner.