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Reeds and Trees

The wind was blowing pretty hard this morning as I walked the Mainaue between Hassfurt and Augsfeld. But it was still when I took this picture of the trees behind some reeds which grow near the water around here. Judging by how the reeds are growing, the wind must blow pretty steady in one direction most of the time.

I wasn’t quite sure where I was going this morning, but as I continued on a path it eventually made a loop completely around the small lake that is part of the flood plain. Swans are nesting on the back side of this lake. I had never seen swans in flight until this morning, when three of them circled overhead before landing on the far side of the lake. By the time I made it around to where they had landed, the clouds had rolled in. 

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iMapFlickr

I have just started experimenting with “iMapFlickr” So far, it seems easy to use and it is free. This is always a plus for me.

iMapFlickr.com

Create custom Google Maps from your geotagged Flickr Photos to embed in your website or blog, or for sending to friend’s Facebook, Twitter or your favourite website.

Its quick, easy and best of all, free!

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We recently spent the day at the Biltmore Estate. It was overcast in the morning and the light kept changing, which is not always a bad thing. This was taken in the Italian Garden, and I did minimal post processing on it.

Water-Lily

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Another shot of the stray at Leeman Field.

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They have painted a lot of the things in Leeman Field with the same shade of deep red that looks (to me) good in the foggy early morning light.

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Abandoned

Originally uploaded by kilgorebrian13

Another shelf, this one with an abandoned beer mug, fit only for holding small change.

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Detail of Pfingstrose

Originally uploaded by kilgorebrian13

A close up of the same flower as below. I’ve starting shooting in RAW, a format which allows more control than .jpeg, the normal format for point and shoot cameras. The files are bigger, but a “digital negative” is preserved and there is no loss detail each time it is saved. I don’t think I’ll go back to the .jpeg again.

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3483994905_8e7bf13f41_mPete Souza is the chief White House photographer and the guy who takes pictures of the President when all of the other photojournalists are sent out of the room. You can see his work on the official photostream of the White House. Only a fraction of the photographs he takes will make it to this on-line album, but they show a lot more than I normally would expect to see. And all are available to the public, not just the one or two that make it into the newspapers and magazines. While this isn’t the pictorial equivalent of the Nixon tapes, it is revealing. Especially of the major and minor players surrounding the President and who aren’t paying attention when the invisible man with the camera gets busy. 

I don’t know if it was Souza who came up with idea of posting pictures to Flickr. While he is a published freelance photojournalist who has been around for a while, Flickr is the MacDonald’s of the on-line photography world. The two don’t seem all that compatible to me. 

These official White House photographs are being made available for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use printing by the subject(s) of the photographs. The photographs may not be used in materials, advertisements, products, or promotions that in any way suggest approval or endorsement of the President, the First Family, or the White House.

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Tulips


Tulips

Originally uploaded by kilgorebrian13

Some volunteer tulips growing in the area. Gerda picked them rather than buy some at the store. I like these better than the store bought ones.

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