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the south

Oct 272016
 

Halloween’s almost here and I can’t help but think of the ghoulishness of a good cemetery.  It still light when walking around Bonaventure, but still it was great to explore.  Plenty of interesting creepiness with the huge monuments and Spanish moss.  Boo!

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Jan 182016
 

Heading into town on a full moon night.  What a shame.  But, the family was hungry and since I was too I chose to nix my plans to head out of town a ways to capture full moon images.  Well, the moon was going in and out from behind the clouds and from our parking lot was right next to the bank building, so, I grabbed the tripod and snapped a few times.  Saved me from waiting for our table and I still got to eat well.  Great tradeoff.

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Sep 052015
 

Up the lazy river.  Around here, that’s what the Atchafalaya is.  Slow moving.  Without a ripple, she moves with nary a care as mosquitoes buzz above the catfish waters and bugs of an unknown origin call out, breaking the silence of the moment.  I can almost imagine a log raft floating into view with a young boy or two doing some fishin’ with their stick poles, cut off pants, bare feet and straw hats.  Makes me pine for a slower world where I can throw my cares into the river.  Just let them float away on their own time and leave me to gaze out at my dreams, feel the freshness of the evening, watch the fish jump.

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Apr 302015
 

I love cemetery’s.  Is that morbid?  I just find them so interesting.  I find myself wandering around looking at the markers, wondering about the lives of the deceased.  Who are you?  What kind of life did you have in a time I probably didn’t experience.  And cemeteries in the south are so unique and, pardon the expression, alive.  Lafayette no. 1 is nestled in the garden district of New Orleans.  A wonderful neighborhood to wander around in.

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Jan 262015
 

What a remarkable place.  Where the outside is somewhat ordinary, the inside makes up for it in spades.  Artistic, detailed, glorious.  We just happened to be turned on to the place by a local as a not-to-be-missed visual spectacle.  Especially in a place as unlikely as Savannah, Georgia.  So, off we went to see what we could see.  As fate would allow, we arrived just a few minutes before the church was to be used as an event locale, but we were told to come on in for a few minutes before they got started.  Fine with me.  I set up the tripod and had fun composing.

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Dec 022014
 

Nothing like the south for an old west coast boy.  I love old and the south is so much older.  Walking along River St. with its old buildings and their new shops is an evenings entertainment.  But, in order to get some perspective I crossed the bridge and went over to Hutchinson Island where I could see the frontage landscape.  It’s a charming part of town.

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Aug 122014
 

New Orleans is a great place to wander around and just take in the atmosphere.  It was late and I was quite tired, but still had enough energy to keep wandering and enjoy what I was doing.  Not trying to get somewhere is always the best way to go for me.  I was on my way to my bed but not hurrying.  I turned up Iberville St. toward Bourdon and this simple scene with its signage popped out at me.  I was sweaty but happy.

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May 242014
 

Ah.  The great New Orleans at night.  I was wandering around, sweating, carrying my camera and tripod, not really caring how I’m perceived.  I took a spot across the street from the square up some steps where I could get a better perspective.  Then a tall young man approached me and wanted to polish me running shoes.  Of course he said he’d do it free of charge.  I talked with him a while then finally sent him away and told him I was working.  Can’t beat the locals or the city of New Orleans!jackson-square-night-3Purchase a print or digital download of this photo by clicking on the image.

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Apr 062014
 

It’s so much fun walking around unfamiliar neighborhoods, seeing what they have to offer.  I had walked around New Orleans all day.  Even at night I was sweating, profusely.  Though I had stopped at a few places to eat, drink and listen to great music, I was tired.  And I still had a ways to walk, then wait for the streetcar for the ride over to my hotel in the garden district.  Color and beautiful architecture was all around me.

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Mar 272014
 

Though I’m not a classical morning person, I really enjoy getting up before the sun rises when shooting photos is first on my agenda.  That first light of the morning is usually so amazing and pure.  It’s often quiet too which I like.  Here, I’m wandering around a Savannah, Georgia neighborhood and Forsythe Park watching the day come alive, admiring the dedicated joggers, watching the moss grow.  My kind of meditation.

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