Thursday, February 27, 2014

Winter Bright Spots

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After many days of snow and gloom we finally caught a break.

I was sitting at the computer last week when a little movement caught my eye.  I looked out the window to see this tom turkey and fourteen of his concubines walking through the woods.

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The building in the foreground is the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in Altoona on Pleasant Valley Boulevard.

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When I first took a photograph of these three towers several years ago all you could see behind them was the mountain top.  Now the mountain top is covered with a wind farm.

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One of the many stores in the Logan Town Centre shopping complex in Blair County, PA.

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Marine Corps sticker in the side window of my van.

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This has been one of the snowiest winters that we've had in several years.

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Orchid - A tabletop project

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Cones on a snow covered hemlock.

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Dwarf Japanese Maple and Sedum flowers buried in the snow.

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Pompas grass

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A shot out the family room window just after a blizzard-like whiteout blew across the ridge.

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Last week I started a project for a local metal artist to capture his work for advertising. 

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Studio on a budget

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mixed Media

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Eventually a local metal artist will turn these recycled railroad spikes into scuba divers.

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Welding a golf cart.

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Mother and Child

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Spruce Road on the way home.

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Mixed media.

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Reflections of a flower captured in water droplets.

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Flash photography 1

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Flash photograph 2

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Flash photography 3

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American flag using the same process as seen in the flower photograph.

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One of two Female Pileated Woodpeckers living in our woods.  This is the first time that I've actually gotten a good photograph of this particular bird.

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Male Cardinal.

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Female Cardinal.

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Female Red-Bellied Woodpecker shot just as she releases from the suet feeder.

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Brown Creeper
It's impossible to tell the male from the female just by looking at them.