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The Walter Scott Monument At Night

Ann and I spent two weeks on Scotland in October, 2012.  I put some (like, 700…) of the photos from that trip onto a digital picture frame that sits on the counter in our kitchen.  Lately I’ve been seeing those photos and thinking I need to go through them again, if for no other reason than to share with a Facebook page I contribute to sometimes called “Scotland From The Roadside
This is one of the first photos from the trip, our first night in Edinburgh – The Sir Walter Scott Monument on Princes Street:

Sir Walter Scott Monument – Princes Street, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Super Moon Over The Cumberland

The moon was supposed to rise from the horizon at 7:17PM, but there was still a substantial cloud cover to the east.  Finally, about 8:15, the moon cleared the clouds and started to arc westward until the moonlight reflected in the Cumberland:

Super Moon Over The Cumberland River – August 29, 2915

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Waiting for the Super Moon

This past Saturday night (August 29), the Earth experienced another one of these occasional “Super Moon” events where the full moon is a few miles closer to the Earth than is normally the case.
I got permission to go up to the 30th floor terrace of the William R. Snodgrass Tennessee Tower State Office Building at the corner of Charlotte and Rosa Parks Blvd – it’s one of the highest points in all of downtown Nashville, and is the vantage point where I shot my entry in the Mayor’s Skyline Photo Contest back in 2013.  Some of you might remember that shot:
Music City Sunrise - October, 2013  Click to embiggen

Music City Sunrise – October, 2013 Click to embiggen

Well, the management at the Tower has changed, but I nevertheless managed to finagle my way back up there for the moon rise this past Saturday.  So here’s me, 30 floors up, waiting for the moon…

According to my trusty photographer’s ephemeris, the super moon should be coming up right over the river in about 10 minutes.  Image shot with iPhone 6 and edited in Snapseed.

 

Another Sliver Of A Second In The Backyard

There was a little more sun on Sunday (!), so I got the camera out and went after the little hummers again.  This time @ 1/1000th….

Another sliver of a second in the backyard#hummingbird #nature #backyard #freezeframe #lazysunday

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Hummingbird 1 – Coming In For A Landing

Throughout the summer, Ann diligently maintains a half-dozen hummingbird feeders on the deck behind our house.  This means that she is mixing new hummingbird nectar almost every day.  I think she’s been through about 50 pounds of sugar so far this season, keeping the little fuckers humming.
So over the weekend I finally got my camera out, mounted the telephoto lens, and sat back with the remote control and shutter on burst.  Every hundred frames or so you get a good one.
For the record this was shot with the Olympus OMD-EM5 Mark II, at 1/500th sec @ f/2.8, ISO 1600; the file was transferred to my iPhone and all the editing was done with Snapseed on the phone.  I haven’t even looked at the files on the big computer yet…

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Chasing The Sun (2)

Yup, another sunset on the road home to Pegram…

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Chasing The Sun

In case you haven’t seen enough sunset photos in your social media stream, here’s another.
Ann and I went kayaking on Percy Priest lake on Saturday, 8/15.. and then followed the sunset home to Pegram…

The sunsets on our Summer Vacation Weeh
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Welcome, Juniper Rae

If you’re wondering why no digest last week…. this is why.
Ann’s son Robert and his wife Melissa have been expecting their first child – and our first grandchild, to arrive around May 21.  But May 5, word came that Melissa’s labor had begun;  Ann flew up two days later, just in time to greet baby Juniper Rae Stout within hours of her birth.
I flew up to join the new family a week later, and got this photo of Ann holding the baby by a window.  There’s a bit of pretzel logic going on here:  I’m holding a reflector in my LEFT hand, shining the window light back from somewhere around my RIGHT hip, and I’ve got the camera cradled in my RIGHT hand, also at hip level, and firing the shutter with my thumb.
Whatever it takes to get the shot…

@shotgun49 with her first Grandchild, Juniper Rae w @milsa and @bertmcgurck