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Classic Games: On Display at a Bar in Charleston, SC

There is this saying that has become popular in the photographic community “The best camera is the one you have with you”.  Yeah, I agree with that totally as do most people, but man what I wouldn’t give to have had a better camera in some situations – specifically lower light situations.  This part of this bar was extremely dark and had horrible light.  This photo was really just a snapshot for study, but I have always been drawn to it.

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Study: Grunge

I have taken hundreds of photos in my time that are for the sole purpose of going back to look at them at a later date so I can take either use as stock, or just simply to take a closer look at all of the details.  Well, to be honest, I rarely do either, so they are just sitting on my hard drive, nearly forgotten.  I never intended on sharing any of them at any point, but I might as well, right?  These “study” photos are by no means epic or compositionally “correct”.  They were simply interesting subjects I stumbled upon while doing life.

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The 1895 Inn – Savannah, Georgia

I can’t help it.  I do judge books by their covers.  When I saw this place, I was immediately thinking how awesome it was.  But for only three reasons; the railings on the stairs, the blue-ish color, and the brick detail.  For all I know, this place could be a dump inside – but I would like to tour it someday in any case.

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Small Farm Hills with Fog

This was taken with my Canon G9 point and shoot camera.  I love this photo.  I love the way it looks, but I more so love the fact that even though it was taken with a point and shoot, it still turned out great.  It just showed me that although you have more options with the big SLR cameras, you can still make great images with the camera you have with you at any given time.

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Street in Savannah

One of the streets in Savannah, Georgia.  It was my first trip to this city and I loved it.  I love history in the first place, so seeing so much history in every direction was absolutely great!  We only spent a few hours here, but I look forward to spending more time in the future.

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Joshua - I really love this.

Jordan - Me too. Savannah is amazing!

Mesa Valley

What I wouldn’t give to know more about photography, composition, stitching, etc. when I took this photo.  Although I love this image, I couldn’t imagine how much better I couldd represent this moment had I known a little more.  This image reminds me that no matter how good or lucky you might be – practice makes perfect.

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The Jeff’s

Yet another one from the archives . Originally titled “Multiplicity”, I decided to change the title to “The Jeff’s”. 

Jeff is one of my best friends.   Like all of those who I consider my close friends, he is the kind of guy that is up for anything and is always there when you need him.  He is an extremely witty and creative person and I’ve always been inspired by him for one reason or another.  He, enthusiastically, acted as a model for me on more than one occasion throughout the years as I have been experimenting with photography.  Even though he isn’t a photographer, per say, he was always up for going out on photo adventures with me.  He would use my backup camera and totally dive into it – and come up with some great stuff.  This images was from one of those trips.

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The Road Through Salt Valley

Another image from Arches National Park.  This one is from an area called Salt Valley.  We sat out here for several hours taking long exposure night photos and I got an awesome vantage point of the road going through the valley.  I shot this with my digital rebel.  What I wouldn’t have given for a 5DMk2 at that time 🙂

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Marblehead Shoreline

A few years back, my friends and I took a little trip out to Marblehead, OH to take some photos.  We found this little location and hung out here for several hours.  It’s amazing how many little things you can spend time appreciating in such a small vicinity when you actually take the time.  Although I walked away with several images from this location, I enjoy this one the most.

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