Favorite Photo, January 31

"Jim and Melissa" Christmas Ornaments. Columbus Ohio. January 31, 2014
“Jim and Melissa” Christmas Ornaments. Columbus Ohio. January 31, 2014

These ornaments were a gift, so they are special. We always hang them side-by-side on the Christmas tree. It was January 31 and we were going to take the tree down (yes, we leave the tree up for a long time), so I was taking a few photos of the tree. This is my favorite image for January 31.

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Favorite Photo, January 30

Ivory, Columbus Ohio. January 30, 2009.
Ivory, Columbus Ohio. January 30, 2009.

For this photo shoot we wanted something different than the usual portrait look. We wanted something more bold and dramatic. So I put the camera right on the floor in order to catch Ivory’s subtle reflection in the floor. This is my favorite image for January 30.

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“I have a dream …”

“I have a dream that one day . . . little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

Favorite Photo, January 14

Andrew playing soccer, Keller Texas. January 14, 2017.

Our grandson Andrew loves to play soccer. He is number 15 in white in this group of players near the goal. The key to most good sports photos is action and there is a lot going on in this photo. The ball is going behind the goalkeeper in yellow. This is my favorite photo for January 14.

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“And A Guitar”: What is the Process I Used to Write the Story? How Long Did It Take?

All the photos taken at the performance of “And A Guitar”.

Not long after I posted my review of And A Guitar I was asked how long it took to write. I gave a quick answer at the time. As I thought about the question since, the intriguing thing to me was the process of writing an article, as well as the time. So I checked the metadata for the folders and files I created to come up with an answer.

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One Photographer and Nine Outdoor/Travel Writers Pick the Best Winter National Parks

Last Light on Long’s Peak and the Keyboard of the Winds, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.

Thinking about a photography trip to one or more U.S. national parks this winter? You can benefit from the work I have done. Some national parks look better in the winter than others. You will want to make them a priority.  After you read this article I recommend you also read the companion article: The Best National Parks to Photograph in Winter.

Originally posted January 17, 2017. Updated and re-posted January 10, 2019.

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