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McGowan Road and Friendship Cemetery photos

Sunday, October 4th, 2009

Sarah and I went for a drive out McGowan Road, where I have done some cycling, so we could do some photography. I decided going into it that this would be a fully manual, black and white outing. I brought my DSLR, and while it doesn’t have a B&W feature, as soon as I got home, I had my computer convert my photos to B&W before I even looked at them. I attempted to capture the overcast autumnal evening vibe that we were feeling. Tricky, without color, but I think it worked. First, here are some nature shots, and a couple of my wife.

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After we had done some nature shots, we decided to head over to Friendship Cemetery, which I had passed, but I had not stopped to explore it. We found some very old gravestones, some of which had eroded to the point that you couldn’t make out the markings on them.

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This next one is creepy (Sarah J. being my wife’s name) — seeing it creeped us out but I think my photo made it worse.

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Patricksburg

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

On Sunday, Sarah and I went for a drive to the west of town, out to the near ghost town of Patricksburg. We intended for this to be a photography-oriented outing, but we ended up doing more driving than shooting. Still, we did stop at a couple of different places to take some photos. I brought my DSLR, which has been neglected for some time now, as I always take a small point & shoot camera on my bicycle rides. Here are some of my best shots from that day.

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I’ve noticed that my cycling photography has left an indelible stamp on my style. I take lots of photos of roads, even when I’m not riding.

It was a wonderful afternoon with my wife. I hope we can go on more outings like this soon. And, I’ve got to get my DSLR back into regular rotation, it is so much better than the point & shoot camera!

Storms

Monday, July 6th, 2009

We had some impressive storms on Friday. My wife and I spent some time on the other side of town, on a mountain overlooking the valley, and we had amazing views of some thunderclouds, some up high and some hovering low, over the valley. Yet at the same time, other parts of the sky were blue.

We went for a drive and as we were headed up Bunker Hill Road, one of my usual cycling routes, the road was blocked and we suddenly had to stop. We later learned that there was a mudslide, and some trees had been knocked over by the storm. I sure am glad I wasn’t out riding there at the time!

Later, the rain stopped and the sun came out, and we were on the lookout for rainbows. As we drove up a big hill, sure enough, we spotted part of a beautiful rainbow.

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We continued our drive, and I took her on the route I rode the previous weekend. That’s something we’ve taken to doing. A lot of times if we feel like going for a drive, I’ll take Sarah and show her a route I’ve ridden. It’s great to be able to share the places I find with her, even though she isn’t into cycling. And I always see things a bit differently, too.

We saw a lot of beautiful scenery that day, but the rainbow was the highlight of our trip.

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