Category Archives: NaBloPoMo

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to all from Tennessee, where it’s a “balmy” 35 degrees and cloudy.  Sun tried to peak out a few times but finally gave up.  I hope everyone, everywhere has been able to enjoy family and friends.

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Photography 101: Moment and #NaBloPoMo

Capture a fleeting moment and experiment with blur and movement.

That moment when you know it’s gone from being silly to completely over the top.

Photography 101: Architecture and #NaBloPoMo

Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.

I think the simplicity of this one translates well to black and white –  Mammoth Cave Baptist Church. Established 1827 Flint Ridge Road, Mammoth Cave National Park. Original church blew away in storm in the 1920’s and this one is the rebuilt one about 50-75 yards from the original church location.

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Then there’s The Mentz House in Park City, KY with all it’s angles… Built in 1885 by C H Smith of Bowling Green, KY, it was hotel and office for the L & N and Mammoth Cave Railroad.  It burned in 1897 and was rebuilt on the original foundation in 1902 and was home to the Baulch Junior School, a hotel, a nursing home, an apartment building and a private residence.  It is now being restored and is said to be haunted.

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Photography 101: A Pop of Color and #NaBloPoMo

Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.

This shot is of the ticket booth at the old drive in on Hwy 50 in Lewisburg, TN.  It’s closed for winter and looks so desolate and abandoned.  Took a shot of the sign at the entrance also but the color on this one really stands out.

IMG_20141117_110142_hdr The following photos are of the sign and the concession stand area.  They all have the pops of red.

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Photography 101 – Mystery and #NaBloPoMo

Show us something uncertain, and manipulate light around you to enhance the mood of your image.

Used some crazy setting in my photo editing after downloading pix taken with my Fire Phone.  The 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Spring Hill is being re-acted this month at the battlefield at Rippavilla just outside of Spring Hill, TN.   These flags line the driveway to Rippavilla.  Battlefield definitely looks different with the GM Plant across the highway now.

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Photography 101 – The Natural World and #NaBloPoMo

Capture a moment, big or small, and pay attention to the lines and curves produced by nature.

Since my pictures of the deer chose not to cooperate with me I am using a couple that were taken early in the spring.  An announcement from Mother Nature that warmer weather was on it’s way then.

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One of my favorite winter photos is from the backyard where I used to live.  It was used by the company I used to work for as a Christmas greeting on our emails one year.

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Photography 101 – Landmark and #NaBloPoMo

Landmarks are everywhere: iconic places, meeting points, markers on a map. Today, consider a unique point of view as you photograph a landmark.

This post ties in with the one I did over the weekend on historical landmarks around Franklin, TN.

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This is the way the cannons used to be mounted on the square.

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This is the way the look now. Remounted cannon on the square.  Much better.

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One of my favorite landmarks – The Old Bells Tavern site in Park City, KY