Memorial Day

A few shots from the Fredericksburg National Cemetery’s annual Memorial Day Luminaria.

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An Afternoon with the Wilson Children

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of taking some lovely photographs of the Wilson family children. Children are the best subjects to photograph. They haven’t learned to be self-conscious and their expressions are always so honest. I plan on taking many more photographs of this wonderful family, to help document their growth. Thank you Wilsons for allowing me into your home for the afternoon.

 

A Day with Rodin Through the Lens of my Galaxy S5

On Friday, March 11, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending the second to last day of the Rodin exhibit in Richmond at the Virginia Museum of Fine Art. I truly, regret not bringing my camera. A lesson learned the hard way, for sure. Every other time I have gone to an exhibit at the VMFA there has been a strict no photography policy. So of course the one time I assume the rules will be the same I leave my camera at home. I did my best with what I had, my Samsung Galaxy S5. Here are a few of my favorites from that day. Note I forgot to write down all the names of the pieces. It was extremely busy and I was with family so I was unable to linger longer with the pieces.

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RunnerCache Race Report: Dahlgren Trail Half Marathon

Running has become my second favorite thing to do. And I really like this blog/blogger. Inspired to sign-up for this race next year!

Ramblings of a Runner Cacher

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When I signed up for my first half marathon in 2014, I wasn’t entirely sure I could run that far.  13.1 miles seemed so overwhelming.  I learned that I could do it, though, and in a reasonable length of time, too (2:35:16).  Now that I’ve run seven of them, the distance no longer scares me.  After the 2014 Marine Corps Historic Half, I posted on Facebook that I felt like my legs would fall off.  I was sore for days.  On February 20 I ran my seventh half, and although I was a little sore for the rest of the day, I felt well enough to seriously consider going for a quick run the next morning.  (I went for a walk instead–and I had some soreness in my right shoulder and hip from my epic wipeout on the trail–more on that in a minute.)  I signed up for this only a week and a…

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Monroe County Historical Association

Monroe County Historical Association                                                                     Stoudsburg, Pennsylvania                                                  http://www.monroehistorical.org

While in Pennsylvania I visited the Monroe County Historical Association’s museum. The association has taken up permanent residence in Stroud Mansion. A beautiful 12 room Georgian-style mansion built in 1795 by Jacob Stroud for his son, John. There is a research library and a rotating exhibit along with the permanent collection. It is an absolute gem. I highly, recommend stopping in if you ever make it to Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Until then here a few of my favorite photos from my visit.

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Freelensing

I heard about this technique called “Freelensing” right before Christmas and was just itching to give it try. Finally, gave it a whirl. Here are a few of the test shots. Definitely, need some practice. what do y’all think? Any suggestions on how to improve the outcome would be greatly appreciated.

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