Category: Weekly Winners

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A change in the season

I grew up in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. This time of year - early October - the foliage in the Smokies is glorious. Red, orange, gold, and burgundy, the color spectrum is truly stunning. The very air seems to change to a richer shade of blue. Aside from the mountains ...

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Worldwide Photo Walk

This weekend I participated in the Fourth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk, brainchild of Scott Kelby. According to Kelby's website, more than 1100 walks were planned and more than 30,000 shutterbugs participated in the two-day event. My group met in downtown Fort Walton Beach. A dozen or so local artists and amateurs trooped about snapping photos ...

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Autumn afternoons

Today's photos are from a hike at Rocky Bayou State Park, just a short trip from my home. I had the trails to myself, except for a few lizards that I scared up on my walk. It's beginning to feel and look more and more like fall. Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile. ~ William ...

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What was wrought

This week I made a return visit to St. Michael's Cemetery near downtown Pensacola. The last time I went, I focused on photographing the historic monuments and gravestones. This trip, the wrought iron work, which is every bit as beautiful and intricate as the stones, fascinated me. Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an ...

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Old downtown

Drove around historic downtown Panama City this week. Captured a few more old signs and some other interesting sights. No storms this time, just cooler fall temps and clear blue skies. (Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4) For more ...

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Storm chasing: Tropical Storm Lee

On this gloriously rainy Labor Day weekend, I headed out to the annual Greek Festival hosted by Sts. Markela & Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Walton Beach. The food, all prepared by parishioners, is as authentic as it gets. I had to get a to-go box to take most of it home there was so much. That... ...

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Retro

Went a little old school this week, and sought out some old signs and abandoned buildings. (Photos shot with a Nikon D60, using an 18-55mm, 55-200mm, 20mm f/2.8 wide-angle, 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, Nikon CoolPix S205 and/or iPhone4) For more photos, please visit my Flickr photostream. More Weekly Winners photo galleries can be found at ...

Wired

Monday my son heads back to school. Saturday he finally agreed to get his hair cut. This was seriously epic. The guy has CrAzY hair. Long, blond, curly, and OUT. TO. HERE. That adventure, by far, upstaged going on a photo hike. I wish I could show Before/After shots - he's shy. He had four ...

Cruisin’

Summer is winding down. Crowds are thinning out, temps are beginning to drop (even if only a little) and schools are about to start again. I am ready for fall. This weekend I went cruisin' to Navarre Beach to walk out on the fishing pier, and to DeFuniak Springs where I met a new mother, ...