Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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I started experimenting with panoramas back in 2011. Although smartphones and tablets have a pano mode, I make my panoramas by stitching together individual images using Photoshop. I’m never quite sure how a particular experiment is going to turn out, but I will admit I like the image above. It was made on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina in November, 2012. I like the way the mountains slowly retreat toward the horizon and start to fade away.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Betsy and I enjoy going to Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, for many reasons, but seeing sights like this when we wake up in the morning is definitely one of them. What a way to start a day!
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Betsy and I really enjoyed our return visit to Grand Teton National Park earlier this year. There was smoke and haze the first couple of days of our visit, but the weather cleared and we were able to enjoy those majestic mountains in all their glory our last few days. I captured this panorama of the Tetons near the end of our visit.
Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
There are many things Betsy and I like about Mt. No State Park. One of those things is the view from the back of ‘our’ cabin, which looks down into the valley below. We had a great deal of fog during our visit this year, and I captured this image one morning as the fog in the valley was lifting.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The West Prong Little Pigeon River in the Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We visited this beautiful stream February 13, 2015.
Thursday, April 2, 2015
When it was time for Betsy and I to end our January visit to Ocean Isle Beach, we left early in the morning. As I was loading the car, I noticed this beautiful pre-sunrise sky. I grabbed my iPad and got this panorama image.
Monday, March 23, 2015
This photo, taken from my archives, was taken on Mt. Nebo, in Arkansas in March, 2009. There had been an ice storm during the night which left the the top of the mountain coated with ice. I came upon this ice-encrusted tree when walking along the Rim Trail later in the day.
Thursday, March 5, 2015
Betsy and I got up each morning we were at the beach in order to watch the sunrise. I captured this photo on our last morning as we were loading up the car to head home. The sun had not yet popped up over the horizon, but I really liked the colors in the sky. The pier and the reflections in the sand were a nice bonus.
Monday, February 23, 2015
If you follow us on Facebook, you know that Betsy and I were without power for about 50 hours because of an ice storm that hit our area. Our yard looks like a war zone with broken tree branches all over the ground, so it’s not pretty in our yard. I got this picture of an ice-coated holly bush during a break in the storm.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Several years ago Betsy and I hiked to Spruce Flat Falls in the Tremont area of the Great Smoky Mountains on a brisk February day. There was as much ice as there was water on the falls, which made for a beautiful wintry photo.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
The Sinks is a very popular spot in the summer, since there is a swimming hole just below this little drop. But I captured this photo on a January visit to the Smokies when Betsy and I had The Sinks to ourselves.
Monday, January 12, 2015
A visit to the Conservatory at Biltmore House and Gardens in Asheville, North Carolina, is a wonderful way to bring some color and beauty to a dreary January day. This picture, from my archives, was taken a couple of years ago.