Monthly Archives: July 2023

5 months ago 6
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Brick work, 18-55, 1/75th of a second at f 8 ISO 400.


I got out today after church to do a little more practice.  I shot some of my favorite local subjects, (so sorry you will have seen some o these before),  and addd a few new ones with twist, I shot everything hand held and limited myself to three lenses; 18-55, 80 Macro and the 70-300d all shot with the X-T5.


70mm-300mm at 70mm 1/00th of a second at f 4  ISO 800.


This is my local record store, my only record store, love the name of it and I enjoy browsing there,  though it is not usually filled with my kind of music, run by a nice young couple.  I’ve donated over a hundred CD’s for them to sell and help them keep the doors open, every town needs at least one record store!!


70-300 at 113mm  shot at 1/690th of a second at f 8  Iso 800.  I love the silver aluminum skin and how the 40 mega pixels of the X-T5 shows the texture so well.



70-300 at 122.5 mm  1/400th sec. at f 8 and ISO 800


This is the warehouse for the Alley Stuff store, I need to get into warehouse to see what they have I might photograph, love this junk sign! Below there other sign, same settings!



18-55  at 37mm at 1/210th sec. at f 8  ISO 400


18-55 at 37mm set to 16:9 format 1/250th sec at f 8 ISO 800


I call this house Jack’s Nightmare!   That needs an explanation! My teaching partner and dear brother Jack Graham went to Indiana University which once was a big rivalry with the University of Kentucky where I went.  Jack went wild when he saw this, since he is not very fond of UK.  I could care less but have fun teasing him about it!


I hope that was a little fun and a little education!





the pilgrim

5 months ago 11
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It has been way to long since I got out to just shoot some images.  I was hopeful that I would find it all came back to me!  You can be the judge, but I had an enjoyable morning hitting some back roads around Corbin.  Sherelene had asked me to go to the local nursery to pick up some flowers for her to plant and I took the camera in hopes I might shoot a few close-up images!  On the way to the nursery, I saw the barn above and had to stop and shoot it!  X-T5 & the 16-80 zoom.



A short distance down the road,  I found the Keavy Grocery and liked the painting on the end of the building, I’m a sucker for painted brick walls!



When I arrived at the nursery and picked up the flowers I asked permission to poke around and shoot some images and, as always, they were fine with it, so my first stop was a small fountain where they had some lilly pads growing, I found the patterns really interesting, the one above was one of my favorites!  X-T5 and the 80mm Macro lens on a tripod or all of them, of course!



Another pattern just inches away from the last shot!



Before I left the miniature pond, I found a blooming flower and a sea of green, couldn’t pass it up!



A short walk away was a small display of cactus in small pots, I had to attempt them while I was there.




I’m not much of a flower photographer, but this one really caught my eye and then as I was headed to the car I saw the back lit leaf below and so I made that  my final shot!


Well I hope you enjoy them, I felt good for my first time with a camera in my hands in a couple of months, hopefully I will make more progress as I get out more!!!





the pilgrim


One last shot just for grins!  I stopped at  gas station to ask directions, I had changed roads so many times, and this fellow had a funny t-shirt, he allowed me to make a shot of it!  Enjoy!