Capillaries

16 03 2018

I shot this image at a rest stop in Arkansas en route home to Virginia this week. My friend Greg purchased the new Nikon D850 (which I have been dreaming about) and let me play with it on this trip. I knew I’d love it! Now to just find some spare change in the couch ($3,300 to be exact).

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Road trip to Texas

21 01 2018

South 281 near Harrisonburg, VA

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Belle at Sweetwater Valley Farm

24 03 2017

Meet my new friend Belle, front porch sentinel at Sweetwater Valley Farm, the magical cheese place in Philadelphia, TN. (She rolled over and requested belly rubs. I obliged. I think she probably wanted cheese.)

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Re-post: Shine on, shine on Harvest Moon

16 01 2015

Originally posted 9.23.2008

En route to visit Barb and Dean in Spokane on Saturday, September 13, we drove past miles and miles of wheat fields and as the land became more golden in the late afternoon light, we noticed the makings of a harvest moon.

Whenever I hear the words, “harvest moon,” I always remember a very old Ruth Etting album (heaven only knows where I found it) that I eventually gave to a friend’s husband to add to his large music collection. I just did a search and I actually found the recording! The only words I could remember were “shine on, shine on harvest moon…for me and my guy.” (I sing it true to her old-fashioned vibrato, of course).

Etting revived the song in Ziegfield Follies in 1931. Click here to find it on youtube.com. And if you’re a Liza Minnelli fan, click here for her rendition of the song.

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Road trip in Iceland: Guillemots at Látrabjarg

16 06 2014

These are Guillemots (Common Murre); I counted more than 60 just in this “record” shot; bird cliffs of Látrabjarg in Iceland

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Road trip in Iceland: Icelandic horses

16 06 2014

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Road trip in Iceland: Yes, another waterfall…

14 06 2014

What’s this? Another waterfall? Yep…and I don’t know if this one even has a name on this one since it’s not a major attraction…you’ll find these every couple of miles on some parts of the roads running around the entire country!

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Another Waterfall





Road trip in Iceland: The cliffs of Látrabjarg

14 06 2014

This is a “record” shot” (meaning it won’t win any awards!) of a portion of the bird cliffs of Látrabjarg in the West fjords. I wanted to give you a sense of how steep these cliffs are. At the top of the photo, you can see a few little buildings and a lone man walking. There is a squiggly white line to the left of the man in the black jacket—this is the “safe zone” line they marked in the grass with paint. Before we went to Látrabjarg, I was doing some research and learned that in 2010, a 51-year-old German man and his wife were at Látrabjarg and the man fell to his death while photographing the birds. The cliffs are 1500 feet high and the ground at the cliff edges can become unstable because the puffins dig their burrows below the surface. I was a bit apprehensive about going after reading that, but once there, I felt safe since I was staying behind the safe line and using a long lens. I’d do most anything to get a good photograph, but I won’t risk life and limb!

You can’t see the birds in this photo, but there are hundreds of birds nestled in the nooks and crannies. I got most of my shots from one side, pointed toward the areas that jut out at an angle. I got the puffin shots easily because they nest close to the top of the cliff and my 80-400 lens was perfect for the task.

Látrabjarg is the westernmost point of Europe.

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Latrabjarg scale





Road trip in Iceland: Brúarfoss

14 06 2014

I shot this image of Brúarfoss with my iPhone 4s and one of my favorite apps, 645Pro, in the 6×17 panoramic format. Not bad for an iPhone shot, eh?

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Road trip in Iceland: Garðar BA 64

14 06 2014

Garðar BA 64, the oldest steel ship in Iceland, built in Norway in 1912 and beached in 1981 the Latrabjarg Peninsula in the West Fjords of Iceland

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Steel Ship





Road trip in Iceland: En route to Látrabjarg in the West fjords

14 06 2014

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Road trip in Iceland: The road to Látrabjarg

14 06 2014

Beautiful beach en route to the bird cliffs of Látrabjarg in Iceland. Although I haven’t been to Hawaii (yet!), I felt like I was there when we came upon this vista!

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Beach near Latrabjarg





Road trip in Iceland: Akranes Lighthouse

14 06 2014

On the last night of our road trip, we stayed in Akranes, the 9th most populous town (6,623) in Iceland. This is the Akranes Lighthouse, built in 1918 and inactive since 1947. It is located at the extreme tip of the Skipaskagi (Ships’ Cape) peninsula. I saw the golden light on the lighthouse from our guesthouse owner’s dining room window. She suggested I borrow her bicycle and bike over to it to shoot some photos, so I did just that. I was only gone about a half hour, but I had such a great time—put my camera in the basket, hopped on, and pedaled over toward the lighthouse, wind in my hair. It was about 11:00 p.m., and I must admit that I’ve never been on a bike ride at that time of the night until then!

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Akranes Lighthouse





Road trip in Iceland: Water, water, everywhere!

14 06 2014

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Motion Blur Stream





Road trip in Iceland: Before the storm…

14 06 2014

Before the storm…shot somewhere near Lakagígar (Craters of Laki) in the south of Iceland

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Stormy skies





Road trip in Iceland: Moss-covered mountains

14 06 2014

Moss-covered mountains near Waterfall Skógafoss in Iceland

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Skogafoss





Road trip in Iceland: Sunset

14 06 2014

Last night in Iceland…I got to see the sun set (it’s rare to see it since it sets well after 11:00 p.m. in the summer!). And actually, I don’t think it ever really quite fully sets—there are more than 20+ hours of sunlight in the summer!

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Iceland Sunset





Road trip in Iceland: West fjords

13 06 2014

Yesterday morning we were headed to our last major Icelandic attraction, the spectacular Dynjandi waterfalls (also known as Fjallfoss), in the West fjords (Vestfirðir) when I captured this shot.

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Iceland





Road trip in Iceland: Lush waterfall

12 06 2014

Just another waterfall (not a major tourist draw; don’t know the name of it)…Iceland has a gazillion waterfalls. And no, I am not exaggerating!

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Road trip in Iceland: Lone puffin

12 06 2014

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Lone Puffin Latrabjarg





Road trip in Iceland: Látrabjarg

12 06 2014

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Gulls Squawking

 





Road trip in Iceland: Puffins at Látrabjarg

12 06 2014

Puffins at Látrabjarg in Iceland. (No photographer was harmed in the making of this photograph; these cuties were perched on the edge of a very high cliff and I was about eight feet away from them, well within the “don’t pass over this line” zone). Shot with my Nikon D800 and 80-400 VR lens

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Two Puffins





Road trip in Iceland: Ice field in the east fjords

10 06 2014

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Ice Fields





Road trip in Iceland: Sea stack

10 06 2014

Hvítserkur is a 15 m-high (between 45-50 feet) sea stack just off shore on the eastern side of Vatnsnes (in northern Iceland). It protrudes out of the sea in the western part of the Huna Bay near the coast a short distance from the farm Suluvellir.

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Sea Stack





Road trip in Iceland: Puffin

9 06 2014

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Puffin

 





Road trip in Iceland: Puffin

9 06 2014

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Road trip in Iceland: Puffins

9 06 2014

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Road trip in Iceland: Dandelions and lupines

9 06 2014
Proliferation of lupines and dandelions in the east fjords of Iceland..
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Road trip in Iceland: Eastern shore

9 06 2014

Somewhere in eastern Iceland…right before I captured this shot, we saw a beautiful arctic fox running through a field of golden grass. I got some quick shots with my 80-400, but they’re more record shots than anything.

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Road trip in Iceland: Mossy rocks

9 06 2014

For scale, here’s my traveling buddy, John, surveying the moss rocks. This terrain goes on for miles and miles and we truly felt like we were on another planet!

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