Many of the photographers that I follow inspire me, and I plan to highlight some of them over the next months. When one of my images aspires to the style of someone I admire, I’m going to post mine, referencing the photographer at the same time.
Everyone knows what it’s like to come home from vacation with a ton of digital images to sort through, delete, edit, and post. Well, add to that my ignorance with technology and getting photos from camera to tablet and back off tablet. Ah well … lessons learned (and still to be learned in terms of patience).
Part 1 of the 2013 Bike Trip involved a 550 mile ride to Urbanna, Virginia and back. It was a glorious 3 days on the Rappahannock River and on the Middle Peninsula. I’m home for 24 hours before heading back out. Lots to do, including figuring out that technology problem, before getting back on the bike early tomorrow morning. Can’t wait!
For now, know that I enjoyed …
The beauty of the water …
The elements …
The wildlife …
A whole lot of fun with the GOAs (Girls of August; friends from grad school 20 years ago; this was taken with someone’s phone; I’m in the VT cap) …
And a little history on the way home … Appomattox, Virginia … the old jail house
The snow has stopped and spring has truly arrived! It’s time for motorcycle rides, outdoor festivals, baseball games (that’s for you, Ralph), and Happy Hours out of doors. Okay, and yard work.
Bull & Bones at the River (http://www.bullandbones.com/?q=river) has a wonderful deck overlooking The New River and it’s a wonderful place to enjoy a glass of wine with friends at the end of a long day at work. And of course, the early evening light is perfect for photography.
It was a beautiful evening … one of those times when the light captures the colors of nature perfectly! I met with Pam to enjoy a glass or two of wine after work and the view was our reward for working hard (well, the view AND the wine AND the friendship).
Purple and Gold
Green and Silver
Blue and Rust
Amber and Grey
Olive Green and Dark Brown
Blue, Grey and Buff
I wish I could say that I took these pictures while on a bike ride …
At least I CAN say that I at least have the new bike!!!
I have so much to learn about photography, and even though I am thoroughly enjoying the process, I am often impatient with my less than rapid growth. I particularly need to improve my skill with photographing people.
On Monday, I had the chance to visit with Amy and Debbie, and while we enjoyed our catch up time, sweet little Raleigh enjoyed her snacks and playtime. It was the perfect chance to practice and I had fun photographing her.
Raleigh chattered all evening, and was often smiling and playful, but my favorite shot was this one. Don’t you wonder what she was thinking?
She sure loved those apple slices!
And managed to entertain us as she ate.
This was the best one in B&W
Was she ready to get out of the highchair?
Or just ready for bed?
Either way, she’s pretty darn sweet and made the perfect subject for portrait practice!