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Moon Tonight 2-22-2021

Posted on February 22, 2021 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Female Cardinal

Posted on February 18, 2021 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Blairsville GA (2-18-2021)

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Sunset Through the Trees 2-5-2021

Posted on February 5, 2021 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunset 1-26-2021

Posted on January 26, 2021 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

These 3 images were taken with my Canon 5D Mark IV with a Canon 16-35mm f/4L Lens.

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Holly Plant - Vintage Lens Shot

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Holly plant shot with a 55yr old lens....

Pentax K1 ~ Auto Rikenon 55mm f/1.4

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Hairy Woodpecker

Posted on January 22, 2021 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hairy Woodpecker - 1/22/2021 Blairsville, GA

Canon 7D2 ~ Canon 100-400mm V2

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Posted on December 22, 2020 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Vintage Lens Comparison-Bokeh

Posted on December 9, 2020 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

This is a lens comparison between two awesome old lenses that are very similar in age and focal length. Both are just over 50 years old, the Takumar is a few years older than the Sears lens. Both lenses were shot at there widest apeture and both images are shot with the same camera, same exact settings, and same exact processing settings (very little post processing).

Personally, I actually like the bokeh and saturation of the Sears lens the best.......

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Pileated Woodpecker 11-14-2020

Posted on November 18, 2020 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Misty Morning 10/25/2020

Posted on October 25, 2020 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Fall Colors are Here 10/22/2020

Posted on October 23, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

here's some pretty fall colors....

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Milky Way Core 10-17-2020

Posted on October 19, 2020 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Laurel

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Mountain Laurel - I had an "abstract" moment....10-17-2020

Canon 5D4 ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2

[ f/2.8, 1/60 sec., ISO-100, 24mm ] Blairsville GA

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Milky Way 10-17-2020

Posted on October 18, 2020 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

A different type of Milky Way shot I took this evening....The bluish fog was created by a car's headlights.


Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA 10/17/2020

Canon 5D Mark IV ~ Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2

[ f/2.8, 20 second exposure, ISO-1600, 24mm ]

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Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Posted on October 9, 2020 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I've had new visitor's today!  A pair of Juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers

Canon 7D Mark II ~ Canon 100-400mm V2

[ f/6.3, 1/160 sec., ISO-800, 400mm ] Blairsville GA

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Milky Way 10-7-2020

Posted on October 7, 2020 at 11:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's my shot of the Milky Way this evening.

Lake Nottely Dam - Blairsville GA.

Canon 5D4 ~ IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone

[ f/2.8, 30 sec. Exposure, ISO-1000 ]

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Bust Your Butt Falls

Posted on October 6, 2020 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

"Bust Your Butt Falls" Highlands, NC 10-6-2020


I had about 2 minutes to take these two images today before a ton of tourists started climbing all over these rocks and peppered the scene!

Best compositions I could manage in such a brief window to set up and take the shots.

Canon 5D4/Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 G2/Hoya CPL/Sirui AM-284

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Sunset - 10-5-2020

Posted on October 5, 2020 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunset this evening; not quite as intense as yesterday's sunset, but very nice indeed :) 

Canon 5D4 / IRIX 15mm f/2.4 Blackstone.

[ f/22, 1/15 sec., ISO-100 ]

This lens is extremely difficult to shoot in to the Sun with, it sometimes has a bit of a fit when it comes to flaring....

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Sunset - 10-4-2020

Posted on October 4, 2020 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Lake Nottely, Blairsville GA

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Monarch Butterfly 9-7-2020

Posted on September 7, 2020 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)