Archive for the 'History' Category

Jan 07 2014

Welcome Site for Sore Eyes When Traveling

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Many years ago, I used to drive big rigs over the road long distance.  When I I was heading from Tx or points West, I would usually have to go over the newer of the two bridges.  It always meant that I was only about 50 miles from the house.  I can remember as a […]

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Jan 07 2014

Never Gets Old

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Windsor Ruins is some place I have visited many times and I still discover new things about the place either by talking with people or just listening to the wind thru the trees.  Rarely do I process images as HDR, but the light really demanded it for this go around when I was home for […]

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Dec 30 2013

The Start of a Wonderful Journey – MY FIRST CAMERA

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In 1976, I was a freshman in high school and growing up was as it always is for a pimple face boy that was just learning his way around, a fun experience.  A teacher in my jr high school, Mr Green, saw something in me and took me under his wing. He planted this seed […]

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Nov 19 2013

Jefferson Memorial

Another shot from the Tidal basin. Caught this during sunset after flying into Dulles.  I really like going here when I am in DC.  It is relatively peaceful, not crowded with people and can sit on the benches under the cherry trees and look up the National Mall and see the home of the stupid […]

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Nov 19 2013

Gettysburg

Published by under Fall Photography,History,Travel

Recently I was able to visit Gettysburg National Military Battlefield Park. If you expect a lot of memorial and statues and stuff, this not the park for it.  Lots of wide open country and corn fields. This included the area of Pickett’s Charge.  This was wide open.  Now I see how the Union soldiers were […]

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Jul 30 2013

Washington DC at Night

Published by under History,Night Photography,Travel

  Lately I have been having sleeping issues so when I travel for work, I always take the camera and the tripod.  Now there are times when I do not need the tripod, but them times like this I really am glad I have those sticks.  Washington Monument is undergoing some repairs from the quake […]

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May 24 2013

The Real Reason for Memorial Day

Published by under History,Night Photography

As we start our Memorial Day weekend today, let’s not forget the real reason for Memorial Day. As I sit here at my desk looking outside, I ask myself, what does Memorial Day mean to me? It is more that a day off, it is more than a day that signals the start of summer […]

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Jan 31 2013

Just Amazing Buildings

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When you think of the time in which Lincoln was President of the US and what he accomplished. This building is a great memorial to the man himself and to the ideals he stood for.  SO many that are now mis quoted and taken out of context.   And then you have George Washington….   Till […]

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Sep 24 2012

Lincoln Memorial

Published by under History,Night Photography,Travel

Recently I was in Washington Dc for a business trip and the opportunity to go shooting at night.  Had two goals, Jefferson Memorial with it reflecting in the tidal basin and Lincoln Memorial.  Got them both with actually a nice byproduct of the sky being cloudy, got great coloring from the city lights bouncing up into the […]

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