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The Urban Individualists

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“Artists, Poets, Praise Dancers & Dramatic Readers ARE All Welcome To Reverence Our Ancestors with the Future FOR OUR CHILDREN.
We will demonstrate our talents to call attention to the historical significance of this sacred land.
Event will be in the parking lot located by the slave burial grounds and Lumpkins slave jail in historical shockoe bottom/Richmond VA”

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My first visit to this sacred land last year and panorama I took below.


the last chickadee

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As the leaves come out I hear the chickadee’s more than seeing them.

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Chinese maple bud

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Cold Sun

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Another frigging cold front! I was trying to ignore and photograph buds but ended up with this photograph and starting yet another fire in the wood stove.

MACRO buds

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almost #2

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almost Spring

almost took photograph I wanted of a Hawk

almost won Power Ball

the Cellist

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2014 version of a print I did in 2010 of pictures I took in 2008 on the summer solstice with a Nikon L6.



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Chasing Crows

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After photographing the Rookery at dawn this morning and missing some beautiful shots I’ve decided to put my bird chasing on hold. The limitations of what I can do with my vintage equipment has been frustrating but hope to get out with the auto lens for a evening landscape for a cure.

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Today I thought it said “waxing gibbous moon”, turns out it’s full tonight and tomorrow night. We have a ritual that I like, we go for a fish taco at Alamo Barbecue and I take a night city landscape. Tonight we got a Barbecue Taco which was judged by the best food critic in town, my wife. BEST RVA Barbecue, Period!

Daytime view below :

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The edge of Vulcan

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We caught the edge of Winter Storm Vulcan with mostly wind and a day of cold. Be gone soon hopefully.

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Both pictures above taken with snapshot camera. I’ve been photographing a lot of birds still but none that have made the cut. I’ve grown really fond of our mockingbird that hangs out with me outside of our home.

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Source and Spirit

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Live Music and Bellydance at Dogtown Dance Theatre, March 8th, 2014.

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I’m always ridden with guilt after shooting these events regarding women’s feelings. If I didn’t get a good picture of any it wasn’t from not trying. Getting good photos is like a batting average your not going to hit a home run often. I have a lot of handi-caps that don’t help, 60 year old eye site close to Mr.Magoo and worse in low light. I was shooting with a telephoto zoom lens from the 70’s which requires self focusing, guessing at the lighting and constant adjustments. I may have a few more but this basically what I got from 1293 photos shot. A very special evening and a Big Thanks for including me!

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The first act consisting of 10 performance’s they had the chairs,music stands and mikes for the live musicians sitting on stage empty that would be with dancers in 2nd act. My fusion was to try to de-emphasize these objects. Wouldn’t be fun if it was easy, Hehhh. Would also like to mention this one of the best lighting productions I’ve been witness to at Dog Town Theatre for photographers and my flaws for not doing better.
I really want to start using Light Room and do more tradition stuff. I know I tend to go over board with Photoshop trying to fix the image by fudging the mistakes of a just ok camera. My camera will shoot great in low light at the lower ISO’s but to capture movement it is dreadful when I push it past 800. I’m at the point in my life everything seems to be broken or out of date and having trouble replacing.

These are all rough-cuts as usual.

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