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My Uncle Ben told me the secret to being a good photographer was to take lots and lots of pictures, then only share the best ones.  So every day I  try to share one great photo.  That isn’t as easy as it sounds.

When I travel, I take so many I love, and I want to share them all.  This project has taught me to edit and find the one image which really captures the essence of what I am seeing and feeling rather than 20 which become tedious to the viewer.

When I am home, I get caught up in the daily grind.  It is sometimes hard to stop and take a few pictures. Knowing I need a picture for the blog forces me to look at the world a little differently.  I always stop and think, would that be a good picture?

Taking lessons with Paul D’Andrea, I learned to apply basic techniques, to make great effects happen deliberately. He taught me to bring my point of view into each photos.  So this is my point of view.



Flowers of Newfields

A trip to Newfilelds on my birthday was a special treat. It was one of the first outings we have taken since the beginning of the virus.  Wandering the grounds, taking pictures of flowers was definitely my happy place. 

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My New Pal

He sits high in a tree, chattering loudly as he looks down on me. He doesn't scamper away, he isn't afraid, just hanging out as the sun sets.

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Fall Comes to Mr. Happy

Sitting on our deck, welcoming each season is Mr. Happy. One of the first metal sculptures Andy created, he still watches the seasons come and go. I have phtos of him all year round, and they always make me smile.  

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Who knew that pumpkins come in so many awesome colors?   Wandering the grounds of Newfields, we found a small, but lovely pumpkin patch.  Just the thing to put us in the Halloween spirit.

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Along the Urban Trail

Looking for a cool way to see the city of Asheville? Wander along the Urban Trail for bits of art, history and architecture. This watch was one of my favorite pieces along the way. Celebrating the works of Sydney Porter who often wrote stories under the name of O....

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America’s Castle

The Vanderbilt's were rich. Well they still are, but in the late 1800's they were really rich. The young railroad magnet George saw the palaces of Europe and wanted one of his own. So he built one in Ashville North Carolina. More than 100 rooms built on thousands of...

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