Sunday, April 24, 2022

A simple display for a simpler time

52Frames2022 Week 16 "Lamp" 

This week's photo challenge required a lamp to be in the shot. So, a lamp is indeed in this photo. But, the focus is on an old picture of my wife's grandmother, Marie Brandt Mackenzie. Marie tragically passed away in 1923 during childbirth. She was in her mid twenties at the time. Such a beautiful young woman in this photo, and snapshots of Janet when she was in her twenties look amazingly like her. Marie's framed photo can be found in our spare bedroom. A simple display for a simpler time.

Eye Love You

52Frames2022 Week 15 "Extreme Close Up" 

“An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language.”― Martin Buber 

The eyes of my fluffy Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Forrest, capture me taking his photo. You can see the blue sky, green trees, me and even our patio ceiling fan. Unconditional love in those eyes. I used my 70-200 f/2.8 lens with 2X teleconverter to get to 400mm for this photo.

Sunday, April 10, 2022


52Frames2022 Week 14 "Nature" 

Springtime in Georgia means you’ll be seeing more and more of these. No, not politicians … snakes. This is a banded water snake that I spotted sunning itself next to a creek in Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park.

Sunday, April 3, 2022

Facing Fear

52Frames2022 Week 13 "Emotion" 

Sometimes you get the hawk … sometimes the hawk gets you. I was descending from the top of Kennesaw Mountain when I noticed a hawk pounce to the ground just off the path and very close to a mom and her daughter who were sitting on a bench. Obviously, the hawk saw something that could be lunch. As the hawk rummaged around, I crept closer while taking a series of photos. I was within around 10 to 15 feet of him/her when suddenly the hawk made a beeline straight towards me. (At this point, I remembered the punchline of an old joke that seemed appropriate … “bring me my brown pants.") Anyway, I continued to fire off shots from my trusty Nikon while also breaking out my best limbo move. The hawk blew past me only a couple of feet over my ducking head. I was able to get this photo and it is not cropped as the hawk filled the frame. It is also not as sharp as I would like but under the circumstances, I’ll take it. Final score … Hawk-1, Spiff-0. I’m hoping for the best out of three with this hawk.