Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Photographic Illusions For The Eye

These are some of my favorite photos that I have taken besides the ocean sunrise/sunset scenes. If you double click on each photo, they will enlarge for you.


What A Tangled Web We Weave

This looks like a really strong web. I would hate to run into the spider that made this one.



A Road Less Traveled

A couple of years ago I was driving a small backroad in South Carolina. I came upon this closed down business and knew I had to take a picture of it. I wonder what kind of business it did in its heyday.

Of Sun And Sea

I love the colors in these photos

Sometimes It Is Better To Be Lucky Than To Be Good

Veronica and I have driven the Blue Ridge Parkway a couple of times. It is a very nice drive and besides the beautiful scenery, sometimes you get to view some wildlife. On one occasion, we came upon several cars parked on the side of the road adjacent to a large field that had a tree line just beyond it. Out on this hilly field were bunches of deer just walking around eating. You could see some people off in the distance kind of following the deer here and there. The deer did not seems to mind and they kept eating and moving away a bit, if anyone got too close to them. I got out of the car with my trusty camera in hand. I decided to follow a couple of deer that no one else seem interested in. I kept my distance so as not to scare the deer off. I ended following just one deer as it got closer to the tree line. I took a few photos, walked several feet and stopped to take a couple of more photos. Right before I was ready to call it quits, I saw the deer that I had been following squat down and before you knew it....Voila...the MONEY SHOT!!!

My First Bass




Back in the 70s I was on Ft. Stewart in Hinesville, GA. At Ft. Stewart they had lots of tanks trails and some of these trails went by ponds. On a early Summer evening I drove my car on one of these trails until I found one of those ponds and decided to try my luck at fishing. Up to this point, the only fishing I had done was when I was small and as a family, we would go deep sea fishing out of Tarpon Springs, on a head boat. The only fishing gear that I had with me was a basic rod, a Zebco 101 reel and a few plasic worms. I grabbed my gear and started walking into the water. I was wearing jeans, t-shirt and a pair of sneakers. I walked far enough to where the water was about 4 1/2-5 feet deep. Off to my right was a small cove type area. At the furthest part of this little cove was a dead log laying partially on land and the rest in the water. I put a plastic worm on my hook. My first cast hit and landed on the top the log. I thought to myself...Damn, now I am going to get hung up on that log. But I gently pulled the plastic worm until it plopped into the water right next to that log. The next thing I know I was pulling in what I thought was a submerged log or a bunch of submerged vegetation. It felt like dead weight. I pulled the weighted thing towards me. When there was only about 3-4 feet of line out, all of a sudden their was this huge splash and a big tail disappearing back into the water. It all happened very quickly and scared the heck out of me. I though I just had some plant or something on the end of my line but as it turned out, it was an almost 8 pound largemouth bass. This was the first bass that I had ever caught. Just goes to show you, you don't need high dollar equiptment to catch fish.

More Photos Of Brookgreen Gardens

I went through several years of photos that I have taken and I found several more of Brookgreen Gardens. This batch should be better than the last. We have been to Brookgreen Gardens twice. These are of the 2nd visit. We had a better camera with us this time. I hope that you enjoy these.

The sign said "Please Don't Feed The Bears" Pardon me sir..I just wanted to see how the Red Sox did last night. Wow...they demolished the Yankees again!!!! The Red Sox Nation rules!!!!
Hard to believe that they made a statue based on me....huh!!!





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