Category Archives: Flowers

Four more days of “M” stories voting

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories votes are waiting in the wings . . . but I wish they would rush into the bright lights. If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your … Continue reading

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Still pining for “M” stories votes

The Alphabet Challenge M-Stories voting has stagnated . . . Yes, it sometimes gets a second wind near the end, but why wait? If you’ve not already done so, you can read the stories and cast your vote for your … Continue reading

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More Old Favorites and Another Reminder to Vote

If you haven’t yet done so — and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the three stories in THIS post and then, if feeling charitable, please cast your vote for one of … Continue reading

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Old Favorites and a Reminder to Vote

If you haven’t yet done so — and if so inclined — please take a few minutes (about 15-20 minutes) and read the three stories in THIS post and then, if feeling charitable, please cast your vote for one of … Continue reading

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Old Hawk and Reminder to Vote

Twenty-three visitors viewed the 1500 words challenge post but only two voted. I mean, I get it; it was a holiday. An eating holiday, at that. In retrospect, that wasn’t what one might call good timing. Same for today; people … Continue reading

Posted in About Writing, Airplanes/Aeroplanes, Animals, Environment, Feathers, Flowers, Ice, Machines, Macro Photography, Photo Post-processing, Photography Stuff, Photos, Plants, Snow, Software, Topaz Plug-ins and Studio | Tagged , , , , , | 14 Comments

I Feel B&G&W . . . in Magnolia

I was curious, so I tried a few conversions to Black & Gray & White. I only used the seeds as I think those are more interesting than the flowers. I used Nik Tools Silver Efex Pro 2 with custom … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Magnolia

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A few minutes in the back yard

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the … Continue reading

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. . . how about more random Nikon D7500 photos?

More Nikon D7500 photos shot here and there and other places some of which are near here or there or other places. We have two pots of these flowers. We like them.

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. . . how about some random Nikon D7500 photos?

These are all shot around our house using the Nikon D7500 and either the 70-300mm kit lens or the 105mm macro lens. Most of them, at the full zoom. Actually, these next two shots were an experiment of sorts; same … Continue reading

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Hello Nikon D7500 and kit lenses

This is a quick long update regarding my ongoing photography equipment odyssey. Some might remember my previous forays into the difficult landscape of photography equipment (HERE and HERE and probably other places . . . like HERE and HERE). Before … Continue reading

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Flowers, bugs, bark, and rocks

If I were smart . . . scratch that; let me start over; if I applied my considerable intellect to maximizing visits to this blog, I would split this post into four or five posts and feed them piecemeal to … Continue reading

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August 2018 — Random Samsung Note 8 Photos

For them not interested in reading, you can go directly to the SmugMug Gallery HERE.   For a slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options: 1) Manually scroll through the photos … Continue reading

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PC be down again . . .

. . . but I still find stuff to do using my trusty Samsung Note 8, its camera, its stylus, Pixlr, Snapseed, and a complete lack of talent (on my part; not the Note 8). First up, a couple of … Continue reading

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One more post from the Note 8

I should be transitioning to my PC as early as tomorrow (this being Saturday, here on the Big Island). However, I had worked on some photos for a phone update, so I’ll use them. Warning: this will not be a … Continue reading

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