Photos

The past couple of years, I’ve been getting into digital photography: reading about it, talking with other photographers, practicing various camera settings. Linda got me a helpful book for Christmas and a nice camera for my birthday. Here are some of the pics I’ve taken recently.

Canterbury Tower Ceiling 1

The fan vaulting of the tower at the Canterbury Cathedral is 235 feet above the floor. I didn’t have the tripod with me, so I had to hold the camera as still as I could.

Canterbury Tower Ceiling 2

Here’s the same photo, cropped to show some of the detail.

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I love the curvy wave of this country warehouse. The roof line and walls have lost so much strength that they’re sagging and bowing. Years ago, it was solid structurally, but time has taken its toll. Just as it has on each of us. We discovered this at Fort Reno, OK a couple months ago. To be honest, the main reason I wanted to visit Fort Reno was because of my friend whose last name is Reno.

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Also at Fort Reno, this beautiful little chapel. It was a place of worship for German and Italian detainees during WWII. To this day, there’s an annual celebration for Germans and Italians around Christmas time.

Salisbury Avon Toll House

cropped-bldg-21.jpgWhile in Salisbury, England with my wife and her Study Abroad students, we had dinner at an outdoor restaurant overlooking the River Avon.  After walking across the bridge, we looked down, saw this boathouse, and loved the scene.

 

 

Oxford CS Lewis Pond Watercolors

Near CS Lewis’s home in Oxford, England, there’s a pond with a walking trail around the perimeter. I call this photo Water Colors.

Kew Allium

Kew Gardens, England: Allium is a member of the onion family. The bee wasn’t on the flower at first, but it landed just as I was ready to click.

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We discovered this old Chevy in front of the Wagon Wheel Motel in Cuba, Missouri, while driving Route 66 “from Chicago to LA.”

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Route 66: winding through the Arizona desert on its way to California.

Mothers Day

On Mother’s Day last year, our son sent these irises to Linda, but she was out of town, and I knew the flowers would be past their prime by the time she returned. So I draped a black cloth over the back of the couch, put the close-up lens on the camera, mounted it on the tripod, and took the picture. I emailed the photo to my wife so she could enjoy her Mothers Day flowers from her son.

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Well, I’m a standing on a corner In Winslow, Arizona
And such a fine sight to see
It’s a girl I met, in a red Corvette
Slowin’ down to take a look at me

(PS. She’s my wife!)