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Payton Adams …

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These are a couple of Jenna and Will’s little girl.  I made them last week … she is only six weeks old and is not able to sit up by herself yet.  I will post a few others later when I get them ready.

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July 15, 2010 at 2:33 pm

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Happy Fourth of July !

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Happy July 4, 2010!  This photo was taken at Morgan Freeman’s bar / honky tonk in Clarksdale, MS, several years back and I had never done anything with it.  His bar is named “Ground Zero” and we were passing through, having just left Memphis.  I had always heard of Clarksdale and never had been, so swung through the area.  I did not see Robert Johnson’s ghost walking the highways, but we did stop at a road-side tamale stand and got a brown bag full of tamales.  We ate them on the side of the highway and drank a couple of bottle Cokes.  That is what I call, “Living Large” … it does not get much better than that!.  I will dig through my archives and find some more images from that trip and post them.

I hope everyone had a safe Fourth and did not eat too much.

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July 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Dingle Coast …

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One more from our Ireland trip, only because it was handy.  This place is on the southwest coast, just above Kerry.  They have this Ring of Kerry that they say is gorgeous, but the weather can turn bad quickly, so since we were staying in Dingle, we decided to take the Ring of Dingle.  This photo was taken on that outing.  The ring was about 15 / 20 kilometers and took several hours since the road was narrow and you had to share it with walkers, sheep, bicyclists, dogs … you get the idea.  The road ran right along the Atlantic Ocean and the view was spectacular.  I have several from this trip in b&w that I will post later, also.  I promise I will not make this a travelogue blog, even though at this point you might get the feeling that it is going that way.  All I am trying to do is figure out how this WordPress program works and where all of the buttons are and how they work.  Thank you for your patience.

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July 2, 2010 at 8:37 pm

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Irish Musician …

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Pam and I traveled to Ireland several years ago.  We have traveled all over the US by car and had taken several cruises, but we had never flown to a foreign country, rented a car and driven ourselves around.  The surprising thing was we never got totally lost ( no GPS either ) and it was easier than expected.  One thing I discovered … if you are lost, find a funeral home and ask directions.  The funeral director has to know every nook and cranny in their area, so they can go pick up the body when the phone rings.  Forget about going to a bar / restaurant and asking directions, every drunk in the place wants to help.  That is one thing about the Irish people … they are the friendliest, nicest, most helpful nation of people you will ever want to meet.  Never one time during our stay, did someone brush us off when we asked for help or kept walking by us to avoid our questions.  I cannot say enough nice things about Ireland or the Irish people.

Now on to my photo above.  This guy was playing the flute outside of the Pease Street Train Station in Dublin.  I stopped to talk to him and ended up taking a couple of portraits of him.  Nothing earth shattering, but it just goes to show what you can do with just a little coaxing and prompting.  I have several others of him that I am going to post to show what can be done with different Photoshop treatments.  This one by the way was shot on 120 Tri-X with my Hasselblad.  I scanned the negative and worked it up in Photoshop.  I have not done anything with all the images of Ireland yet, so I plan on posting quite a few of them in the future.

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July 2, 2010 at 8:20 pm

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