Tag: West Virginia

Camera testing in antique stores

Last post I briefly touched on the fact that I purchased a Canon EOS M camera and was in the process of testing it out. What I didn’t mention was the reason for the purchase. Regular readers would know that I use Pentax DSLR cameras and I am quite happy with them. I’m used to the way they operate and…

Here’s (over)looking at you, Wheeling

The last time I visited Mount Wood Overlook in Wheeling, WV was in 2011 in the middle of my 365 photo project. I was working in the area at the time and during a rainy day break from work I remembered the overlook from visiting in my teenage years back in the early 80’s and wondered what it looked like. I…

See through

Winter is sticking around a bit too much this year and I’m feeling like I have cabin fever even though I get out of the house every day. Maybe it’s “camera” fever, where I am not being able to do any shooting. I thought about doing some indoor still life stuff but I don’t have the lights or props to…

Trees, cold, and me

What to do during a sub-freezing weather spell? I, for one, carried about my regular work duties – to a point. Although I was out and about prior to the polar vortex plunge, I quickly decided that it wasn’t for me. When you can’t stand being out in the weather after 30 seconds, and you don’t really have to, you find alternative…

Who, wha, huh?

Between getting busy at work and following that with getting sick yet again, this past week has been  somewhat of a blur. I’m still recuperating a bit but I thought I would at least fire up the computer and see what I can share h my loyal followers. Since I didn’t get to take any photos at all last week…

Not far from the hole

Back on February 2nd, the groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, said spring was around the corner. Well it IS spring and it still feels like winter. Considering I don’t live too far from his “hole”, I have to say that varmint doesn’t know what he is talking (talking?) about! Other than that, I have been well and waiting for the transformation into…

Classic?

I don’t know what a half drunk case of Classic Coke has to do with antiques, but there it was!

Glass

I find that glass, in the form of bottles and vases, always makes for interesting still lifes. The transparency, curves and reflections allow for an almost endless variety of compositions. Subtle changes in light or angle can take on a whole new look. I should make it a quest to collect old bottles when I find them and save them…

Hello my ragtime gal

I was in Wheeling the other evening and was heading out of town as night fell. The colorful neon lights of the Victoria, enhanced by the snowfall, caught my eye and I thought I would grab a quick pic. Fortunately there weren’t any vehicles parked in front of the theater, as there normally is, and I had a clear shot.…