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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.



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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The Gossipers

We wandered into an art gallery and I noticed a few small bronze sculptures. It was obvious the artist was a woman. The women weren't sexualized, just real and beautiful in their own way. The style of the artist Rose-Aimée Bélanger was so distinctive that I knew right...

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White Flower at Sunset

The last hour of daylight is the best time to take photographs.  The sun is low enough that it doesn't cast shadows.  The light is soft and golden and reflects just right, and pretty flowers like this one look exceptionally beautiful. Memorial day weekend, the weather...

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Blue Bird

He sat patiently as I took his picture over and over again. I was amazed how long he sat still and posed for me.  He was beautiful, and perhaps I think he knew it.

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