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the DIGITAL House

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I’ve been noticing this house for years and finally stopped this season : http://www.rosedalechristmas.com/

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Smith & Hawken® Natural Wood Bird Feeder

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A gift we received that our bird friends really like! and so far no squirrels have attacked and broken. Although this feeder has terrible reviews, apparently it deteriorates fast? I’m going to do my best on keeping it functioning and photographing…..

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The next few days after taking the 2x convertor off my 200 mm lens, I captured my favorite friends family the tufted titmouse. They love this birdhouse so an excellent present. photos below…..

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To end the year my photos of a well done mount of a Screech Owl in the lobby of Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries.

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the FRAME

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Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.
Martin Scorsese

“Each man should frame life so that at some future hour fact and his dreaming meet.”
Victor Hugo

“The most important thing in art is the frame. For painting: literally; for other arts: figuratively – because, without this humble appliance, you can’t know where The Art stops and The Real World begins. You have to put a “box” around it because otherwise, what is that shit on the wall?”
Frank Zappa

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An annual gift from a favorite niece.


lights of holiday past

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In 2011 Barry, Khalima, Meechie, Arthur and myself, at Barry’s request, photographed some of the tacky light tour with Barry playing Christmas carols on the accordion and Khalima dancing. I hadn’t seen some of the bigger displays so it was quite fun (Thanks Barry!). The high lite were some young girls being fascinated with Khalima and getting a picture taken with her by their mom.

The home above was my favorite and uncertain whether on tour, loved it even in the daylight.

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There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens

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the power company parade

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A couple of years back I ran into this while getting a Chimney cap at Pleasants Hardware and have been returning yearly.

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The Science Museum of Virginia fruitcake balloon made its debut in the Dominion Christmas Parade circa 2012. On a personal level it has me buying and enjoying a fruitcake and think it’s really cool the City has it’s own balloon. I have known some of the Crafty fellow’s over at the SMOV. Well Done!

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below, testing my 2x on telephoto…

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