Favorite Photo, March 31

Turkey, Fremont California. March 31, 2017.

The family was in California going through my mother-in-laws belongs and deciding what to do with everything. We heard a racket in the green space behind the back fence. Up in a tree we spotted this turkey. This is may favorite image for March 31.

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Favorite Photo, March 30

Bruce Munro: Light Exhibit. Columbus, Ohio. March 30, 2014.

Bruce Munro did a big and impressive light exhibit at the Franklin Park Conservatory. I had such good time that I went back more than one evening to photograph the various displays. This is just one of the light displays. This is my favorite image for March 30.

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Favorite Photo, March 29

California Golden Poppies, Fremont California. March 29, 2017.

The San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is one of my favorite places on the planet. Usually I am there to photograph wading birds. But this particular year I was there when the poppies were in bloom. My brother-in-law (who is also an avid photographer) and I had a great time. This is my favorite image for March 29.

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Favorite Photo, March 25

Sorting, Fremont California. March 25, 2017.

Sorting through a loved one’s belongings after they are gone is not an easy task, for all kinds of reasons. Despite all of the sadness, there are some good moments, like finding something that brings back special memories. This is my favorite photo for March 25.

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The National Park Series: Where to Go and When

National Parks Collage. Click for a larger version.

America’s National Parks are natural, environmental, and photographic treasures. They are high on the list of preferred destinations for professional and amateur photographers alike. To help you show up at right places at the best times to create beautiful images, I put together this ongoing series of articles.

Posted January 22, 2017. Updated and re-posted April 2, 2019.

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Favorite Photo, March 20

Sunny, Columbus Ohio. March 20, 2017.

This is the only photo for March 20 in my favorite photos folder, so it is my favorite photo for this date. It is not a great photo from a technical or artistic point of view, but it is a special photo from an emotional point of view. Sunny jumped up in my lap to nap for the evening while I watched TV.

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Favorite Photo, March 10

Orion's Belt, Sword, and the Orion Nebula in the middle of the sword.
Orion’s Belt, Sword, and the Orion Nebula in the middle of the sword. 300mm lens and camera mounted on an iOptron SkyTracker

I had recently acquired an iOptron SkyTracker but cloudy night skies in Columbus Ohio had prevented me from trying it out. My first clear night came during a visit to Lamoni Iowa, a location that is also blessed with dark skies far from big city lights.

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Favorite Photo, March 7

Chihuly Glass, Columbus Ohio. March 7, 2004.
Chihuly Glass, Columbus Ohio. March 7, 2004.

There was an art exhibit of Chihuly Glass at the Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio. I went and took a lot of photos. Eventually the exhibit left town, but a few permanent pieces remained. This is one of them.

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Favorite Photo, March 5

Jim Doty, Photo Exhibit at Changes
Jim Doty, Photo Exhibit Entrance at Changes, Columbus Ohio. March 5, 2014

I usually don’t post photos of myself, so this is an exception. I was invited to do an exhibit of my work at Changes Salon and Day Spa in Columbus Ohio. It was supposed to be up for two or three months (their usual length for exhibits), but it was so popular they asked me to leave it up for 6 months.

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