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Falling for Greenville once again

Today, Greenville spoiled us yet once again with her charming self!  We started out with an enjoyable breakfast with some great company at the Green Room and followed it up with a day of music, people watching, and lounging at Fall for Greenville.  Greenville never fails to welcome you in and wrap you up in her presense!


A Blue Moon

The sky was beautiful on this last night of August.  With the second full moon of the month shining down, the trees and yards were blanketed in a soft peaceful light.  Goodnight blue moon.

Raising the Bar Strength & Conditioning

I’ve wanted to try star trail photography for some time, simply to have it at my disposal as a technique to use, should I feel the desire. Turns out it’s not terribly difficult, just incredibly particular and rather finicky to set up.

I read some online articles here and here, as well as the applicable sections of my camera manual and handbook. Then I took all the information and patched it into a plan of sorts. Here’s the first result and I’m rather pleased.

The slight reddish spots in the upper left-hand corner are due to the headlights of a car pulling into the drive just as I was finishing up.

Specs and notes:

  • 17 minute exposure
  • F4
  • Polaris-centred (the star in the middle is the North Star)
  • tripod used
  • remote shutter release used, with camera set on “bulb” (this means it starts taking the photo when you…

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What a year!  A Leap Year filled with Beatlemania and the Rolling Stones.  The year the Ford Mustang debuted, Vietnam War protests were taking place, and Mary Poppins became a classic.  The Cardinals beat the Yankees in the World Series, the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer tradition began, and the Cleveland Browns beat the Baltimore Colts in the NFL Championship Game!  And this was the year my best friend was born! 

Happy Birthday my sweet husband!  Thank you for sharing yourself with me!  I loved our weekend “away”!

A winter afternoon in the park

January 28th…a beautiful day to grab my camera, new lens, a book, and a blanket, enjoy a nook of my favorite little city, and even grab an ice cream cone! 

I was not the only one…Falls Park was full of people itching to get outdoors after a very rainy week, and the 65 degree temperatures didn’t hurt either!  Kids were rolling down the grassy hills, daffodils were in bloom, and the ducks were enjoying being fed.  Though I would love nothing more than one pretty snowfall before winter fades away, I was perfectly happy with the idea that spring seems to be here!