Category Archives: Commentary

Whirlwind Tour

Billie and I went on a whirlwind tour of North Carolina recently, visiting Charlotte, Hildebran, Blowing Rock and Asheville in just 4 days.  Our tour included a family wedding shower, an overnight visit with our grandson Jacob (and his parents … Continue reading

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Settling In to the Lowcountry Experience

Billie and I have begun to breathe more easily now after a whirlwind few months.  It’s pretty incredible that in this calendar year we have sold our home in the North Carolina High Country, bought a home in the South … Continue reading

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Hands on little creatures

Warning to those who don’t like spiders−do not open links here because photos of spiders are involved! I found this little creature outside our front door this morning, and since he was essentially immobilized because of the cold, I decided … Continue reading

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Audubon Newhall Preserve

I visited the Audubon Newhall Preserve on Hilton Head Island Thursday, January 24, and while there I happened upon an anhinga having lunch.  As I approached the observation deck on the north bank of the pond I saw some movement … Continue reading

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Gaussian Blur

I posted the photos of Charley the Bluejay on the CNPA web site asking for critique of the images, and fellow members and moderators offered the suggestion that the background was too busy with too much detail.  I agreed with … Continue reading

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Charley the Blue Jay

Billie and I walk almost every day, following a 2.6 mile route that goes by Hidden Cypress Golf Clubhouse and the boardwalk through the wetlands wild area behind The Aviary.  One day in late December we met a lady who … Continue reading

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Fred A. Brown

    Fred A. Brown passed away at home, surrounded by family, on the morning of Saturday, December 29, 2012.  Graveside services were held Monday, December 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm at Bonaventure Cemetery, 330 Bonaventure Road, Savannah, GA.   … Continue reading

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HDR using Photomatix

I reprocessed the files taken at midday from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, using Photomatix 4.  Rather than try the 32-bit file technology with processing in Lightroom, I went with the “default” settings in Photomatix and did the … Continue reading

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HDR Applications

I recently visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in midday sun with all the harsh contrast that goes with this lighting, and I wanted to get some good images even though the lighting was less than ideal.  Since … Continue reading

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta

We recently returned from the 41st Annual Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta where we saw ~750 hot-air balloons rise in waves into the early morning sky.  These balloons were multi-colored and came in a variety of shapes, ranging from the traditional “inverted … Continue reading

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