If you can’t travel far to photograph wilderness, consider the woods and water not far from home. A little planning can reward you with rich opportunities for outdoor photography and for photo art.[Read more…] about Outdoor Photography in the City
Inside city hall, planners draft what become, years later, walking paths. These paths hold uncounted value for their visitors, the city residents, their neighbors.
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Madison, Alabama, is a growing small town, a small city, ringed with new neighborhoods and strip malls. Commerce orbits of the city like planets circling a small sun.
Downtown Madison is its own small town. It doesn’t grow outward but develops inward. Old buildings, a few new buildings, and a main street that follows the railroad tracks into the west and the dusk.
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The iconic 3-in-One oil is as popular as a cell phone. You can always find a neighbor or friend who has a bottle hanging around somewhere in home or garage. It’s not hard to understand why. Slip over to the 3-in-One website and browse all the uses that reviewers report: honing blades, lubricating contact points on a guitar, quieting hinges, removing rust. It can handle almost everything.
By blending several apps in my mobile photography workflow, my iPhone has become a 3-in-One. It shoots quickly, slowly, closely, distantly. It can handle almost anything.
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If you like to photograph water, with its reflections of sky and trees, look for big opportunities by visiting small water.
The urge to see big things is almost inescapable. A big landscape, a big river, a big sky, a big sunset–these all shout like a carnival barker and we often pay full attention.
I live in northern Alabama where big lakes are 15 minutes to an hour away. A big river, the Tennessee, flows east to west before swinging north to meet up with the Ohio and eventually give over its muddy waters to the Mississippi. Not far away are waterfalls, water pulled frantically over limestone ledges and pushed into rough boulders and fallen trees.
[Read more…] about Photograph Water: Don’t Overlook the Small