Saturday, September 10, 2016

Humming Along

A year ago I purchased a hummingbird feeder late into the migratory season and simply put it in the garage and forgot about it until a few days ago when a friend reminded me to hang it up.  Well, the first day one little visitor stopped by to drink, then the following day another visitor showed up with him, and today I noticed there's a whole lot of territorial fighting going on over the feeder between multiple birds.  With so much activity going on at the feeder I rushed to get my camera to capture the splendid wonder of these little guys.  Here are some of my first images of my new backyard friends.

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Great Smokey Mountain Railway Adventure

As an adolescent I have always loved and admired trains.  I can remember Florida East Coast freight trains stopping behind my grandmother's house as they waited on side tracks for another train to pass.  The rumbling, screeching, thundering noises these iron giants made were the launching pads for all sorts of adventures and fantasies during this impressionable time in my life.  To this day I still wonder if the rocks my brother and I put on the tracks to stop them could cause a derailment...NOT!!!

Anyway, when I got the opportunity to take a train ride with the Great Smokey Mountain Railway Adventure I simply couldn't resist the chance to experience the excursion and perhaps get some neat shots.  I'll have to admit that most of my photography was captured in the town of Bryson because the ride through the mountain was truly up close and personal with the vegetation along the route.  However, whenever there was a clearing in the trees or rock faces I squeezed off as many shots as was artistically creative to the eye.  Here's what I came up with both on and off the train...





































































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