11.07.2011

Greer’s Ferry, Arkansas

 

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11.01.2011

9.11.2011

Focus Between

 

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teamwork

Concentration

 

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Angels in the Outfield

 

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8.21.2011

Downtown Searcy, Arkansas

 

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8.14.2011

Sudden Surprises

 

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It’s been awhile since I’ve had my camera out. I hit a dead zone of sorts, what with the crappy winter that transitioned right into a heat wave and drought overnight. But then it rained a little Thursday and a bit more on Friday. On Saturday, I looked out into my little yard and found these lilies had popped up on long, tall stems. I had to take photos, and I set out to walking around my yard snapping away. I looked up to find a robin sitting on the roof not paying me any mind, and then Lucy, the neighbor’s dog calmly watching me.

iPhone Rainbow

 

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The best camera is the one you have with you, and last Thursday, the iPhone was it. It was a remarkable storm with a lot of lightning and thunder, but little rain. Once it passed overhead, the sunset caught the rain to create a stunning double rainbow.  But, to my surprise, the camera caught a flash of lightning, something I’d never managed to capture before. Sharing the moment with Odin made it all that much more joyful.

5.07.2011

Over the Little Red River

 

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The flooding in Arkansas is devastating, and the rivers are threatening to spill out of their banks in places in my neck of the woods. Today, the Little Red River in Judsonia was calm and beautiful, though not quite up to flood stage. The gorgeous day brought many out with their cameras to capture the beautiful, tranquil looking river.

4.23.2011

The fun of teamwork

 

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Before the storm

 

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4.02.2011

New Growth

 

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Weathered

 

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2.26.2011

Warmth, optimism and creativity

 

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This is my favorite time of day when the world is painted in warm, optimistic, creative tones that fade away all too quickly. If I can capture an iota of that warmth, optimism and creativity, then I figure I’ve done good. Because, just like I never thought of myself as a singer while I was singing, I don’t think of myself as a photographer while I’ve got my camera in hand. The warmth, optimism and creativity are there already, and the only claim to fame that I have is that I manage to tap into it every now and then.

2.20.2011

Moonset

 

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2.05.2011

Cold as ice

 

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sixice

1.30.2011

A Sunday Drive

 

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ramblerhomerduke

1.12.2011

Thomas comes to visit

 

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thomaspoint

 

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