Weekly Photo Challenge:Dialogue

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Checking my photographs for a couple of pictures that speak to each other – This is what I came up with – hope you enjoy them.

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While I was trying to get my camera out of the back of my truck, these two elk were banging heads. Just as I got ready to photograph them they quit. It looks like they were talking it over and walked away.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:Silhouette

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Silhouette of rock formations in the canyon.

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If you look in the lower right hand corner, I believe that is me but not really sure because I know that when the sun drops lower in the west shadows become longer.  I can say that if that isn’t my Silhouette than it most be someone else’s.

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Silhouette of the trees and bushes on this peaceful  water. With a small waterfalls and mountains in the background. Doesn’t get more calming and peaceful than this.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:On Top

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I young man sitting on a rock ledge checking out the view of the Grand Canyon. The best seat in the canyon.A Seat With AView 1

Here are two people sitting in the best two people seat in the Grand Canyon checking out the view from their vantage point. Wait a minute that is what I said in the above picture. The truth is that I know photos have more character when there is people in the photograph. I never would have thought I would see anyone sitting on the edge of the Grand Canyon but to see the same thing twice in one day blew me away.

I shot a waterfalls in Maui several years ago ,when I was barely starting photography, I entered it into the Los Angeles County Fair and it got an honorable mention. I was told by my instructor that if I had had a person in the photo it would have taken first place in not the Grand Champion. I never forgot that!

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My wife and I went to watch our granddaughter do her competition cheer. This is not her group – I had trouble with my camera.

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This young lady got to swim and play with the whales. She’s on top of the world  and loves her job.

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I love this photo with two old buzzards sitting on top of a chimney.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected

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We have had quite a few Red Cardinals around our house and my wife loves to watch them and feed them. We did have one that my wife thought was partially blind. It would approach the bird feeders with wings flapping like a humming bird, very slowly, as not to fly into anything. My wife would stand near and nearer to the bird feeders when that bird was near and talk to it. She eventually got to touch the blind bird.

But then we went away for several days and there wasn’t anyone here to feed them,the bird never came back.  We were very sad.

I’m telling you this story because there is a house not far from us that always has buzzards flying around it, setting on the chimney or on the tree at the back of the house.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

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The habit that I have today, that is the present, is to get up in the morning pour myself a cup of coffee then let my dogs out. This is a habit I hope to keep for along time. DSC_3555 copy

Just to right of that shed is the path going down to the lake.

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What we also have is a awesome view like this off of our front porch. In the fall the trees start turning color and what a magnificent view. If it still warm enough we sit out on the porch we’ll have our coffee out there.

When  the dogs get tired of chasing deer or squirrels down in the in the woods they come home. I had many a year of having to walk my dogs two to three times a day now we just  open the door let them outside. We don’t have any or many neighbors so it is not a problem. Or if it is hot they run down to the lake and jump in, that is the little dog, the bird dog won’t go outside to do his business if it is sprinkling.

Now thank you Veterans’ for your service. Coming from a Navy veteran. Thank You.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

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I was walking my dog one evening about dusk when all of a sudden hundreds of birds started swarming over head. My first thought was run back in the house and grab my camera but when I came back out all I could think about the movie The Birds. You may not call this eerie but it sure was spooky to me. I remember what the birds did in that Hitchcock movie. Take as you wish eerie or just darn right spooky.

I want to give thanks to, Leanne  Cole Photography,  for helping me to enhance this photo.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Good Morning!

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I have been fortunate to be in many places when it was breakfast time. Here my wife and, I’m taking the pictures, I are having a cup of coffee sitting by our little fire place looking  out on Lake Sinclair ,GA. Enjoying the coolness of the morning and the scenery, while watching the boats go by.

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We were at Medina Lake ,TX having breakfast in our motor home when we looked out the window and saw all these deer. WE went out – I took this picture and several more. My wife started walking closer and closer, they almost would eat out of her hand. There were many more then just the few I have in this picture.

Normally I have bacon and egg over easy. These haven’t been flipped over yet. I don’t normally take pictures of my food or drink. But I did have these two.

Can’t get by with out a cup of coffee or two in the morning.

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Good Morning to y’all.

Travel With Intent–Look Up And Down Challenge–Week One

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When my wife and I got our first motor home, we would spent just about three weekend a month down by the ocean. My wife would work four days a week and ten hours a day 4/10’s. I would take the motor home down to the beach  on Thursday morning and park it, then come back home. When she would get off of work we would loads up the dogs and us ,plus what ever else we needed – head for the beach. We would stay until Sunday afternoon then head for home ,which was only 45 miles away. We would do that almost three out of four week ends a month.  We would love to watch the dolphins putting on a show for us or everyone else that was watching. The pelicans always fascinated me because they would always fly in formation. I would wonder how they came to the decision to who would lead the flock. The sea gulls would fly back and forth depending if someone was feeding them. They weren’t as much fun to watch as the pelicans or the dolphins. A couple of times we would saw a whale come by but he would be so far out that mainly all we could see was him spouting water. I don’t blame him, I spit that salty water out too.

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I just loaded the parrot in for the look down part of this challenge and because he’s sharp in all of his grandeur.

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