Thursday, January 22, 2015

Gillispie Tree Service

I had our giant American Elm tree topped today.  That thing was huge.  Our friend Tom and his son, Daniel were the arborists that gave it it's haircut.  They did a great job.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Fayetteville, WV

I took a little walk around Fayetteville Saturday morning.  I wasn't looking for anything in particular to photograph, as per the advice of Jay Maisel.  He made a short video with a couple of tips on how to become a better photographer.  You can watch the video here.  He said (I'm paraphrasing) "be open, walk slower and don't try to obey all of photography's rules.  Just photograph what interests you".  That's what I do most of the time anyway.  I like these two photos, especially the "for rent" sign.  The colors and the lines and angles caught my eye.  The thing that interests me about the photo of the old Fayette theater is the amount of overhead wires criss crossing the area.  I didn't pay much attention to them until I saw the photo.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Keeping An Eye On Pinterest

I really like making photos with just the light form an iPhone or an iPad.  There was a tiny bit of ambient light, but not much.  I was trying to focus on the reflection in her eye so I could see if I could tell what she was looking at, but it was too small even when enlarged on the monitor.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Old Post Office

This is the top of the old post office in Saint Albans, WV.  It was placed on The National Register of Historic Places in 1994.  It's now the home of Chapman Technical Group.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Monday, January 5, 2015

Friday, January 2, 2015

Edisto River

Take from the Highway 17 bridge crossing the Edisto River in the ACE Basin.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Hunting Island Fog

We went out to the beach this afternoon and found some awesome fog.  It had been sunny until we got to Hunting Island, where it looked like a cloud had dropped out of the sky and covered the island.  It made for some great photography.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

New River Gorge

We spent the afternoon of a very warm December 23rd in the New River Gorge. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014


A couple of rail car panoramas that I liked.  The top one is a 3 shot panorama and the bottom one is 4.  Click on them for a better view.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Gauley Bridge, WV

This is the little town where I grew up.  I actually didn't live in town but on up the Gauley River about 3 miles in a wide spot in the road called Alta, WV.  We did everything in Gauley though, school, church, friends, groceries, doctor, pharmacy, clothes, haircuts, tv repair and on and on.  It was a pretty neat town when I was a kid and probably even more so when my mom and grandmother were growing up there.

The New River and the Gauley River both end right where the bright lights are and they form the Kanawha River.

Molly and I had gone rock climbing this afternoon and we were on our way home and we stopped at the end of the "boulevard" to see if the Milky Way was visible over Gauley.  It was visible, but it was almost directly overhead and not over the town.  I went ahead and made a few photos anyway, just for s & g's.  This was also the first time I had used my Fuji xe-2 for any night sky photography.  I think it did ok.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Charleston Baptist Temple

This is from one day last week.  All we've had is cloudy weather for a while, but it makes for good black and white photography.