Knocking Off the Rust!

11 months, 2 weeks 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!


11 Responses

  1. David Berry says:

    Awesome Photographs Bill – You still have the magic touch!
    Hope your feeling better!

    • admin says:

      That comment is helping me feel much better, it was great to get camera back in my hands this morning! The healing process has sped up and I’m thankful!

  2. Walter Willis says:

    You will never lose your touch, Bill. Glad you had some fun. Keep moving forward.

  3. Rick Coleman says:

    So wonderful to see some great shots and know that you’re feeling better and out and about.

  4. Bill+Fortney says:

    Thanks Rick, looking forward to Sept!

  5. Rodney McKnight says:

    Glad to see you are getting back out. One of the best things you teach is to look for the possibilities. I always had a hard time finding hidden possibilities. Still struggle with that. Always love seeing what you find to photograph.

  6. Eric Wojtkun says:

    Ah fresh memories…glad all the cylinders are firing my friend! Glad you got to smell the flowers.

  7. David+W says:

    Seeing that you are out-and-about is great news. Seeing that you are out making some nice photos is even better news.

  8. Mike Roberts says:

    Glad to see you out and about!