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Badlands in Black and White

June 22, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

We took a trip to South Dakota last week and visited Mount Rushmore and the Badlands.  Here is the first photo from the trip.  It is a black and white shot from inside Badlands National Park.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

Badlands 01Badlands 01Taken in the Badlands National Park in South Dakota. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

 

 


Gatlinburg at Dusk

October 04, 2021  •  1 Comment

This year our annual fall trip took us to Pigeon Forge, TN.  No, not to go to Dollywood, but to go to the mountains and get away from the TX heat.  From Pigeon Forge, we were very close to Gatlinburg where the Gatlinburg Skybridge is located.  More on that later.  However, that is where I took this shot of the city from.

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

Gatlinburg At DuskGatlinburg At DuskDowntown Gatlinburg, TN from atop the Skybridge at dusk. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

 

 


Grand Union Flag

July 03, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

From USFlags.com:

A new flag needed to be designed to represent both Congress and the fledgling nation, (initially called the United Colonies). A banner needed to be distinct from the British Red Ensign flown from civilian and merchant vessels. The Grand Union flag was first hoisted on the colonial warship, Alfred, in the harbor on the western shore of the Delaware River at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 3, 1775. The Grand Union Flag was a combination of the British King's Colors, the Union Jack, and 13 horizontal stripes alternating red and white to represent the original 13 colonies.

It is not known when, or by whom the Grand Union flag was designed or created. Some of the other names this historic flag gathered are the Continental Colors, the Congress Flag, the Cambridge Flag, and the First Navy Ensign.

It is most likely the Grand Union was the flag raised at Cambridge, January 2nd, 1776 by General Washington and given a salute of 13 guns.

The most recent moniker, the Grand Union Flag, was applied during the 19th century during the Reconstruction era by George Henry Preble in his 1872 History of the American Flag.

I took this at the Field of Honor in Georgetown, TX back in 2017.

Happy Independence Day everyone!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

Grand Union FlagGrand Union FlagTaken at the Field of Honor in Georgetown, TX. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

 

 


White Winged Dove

June 07, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

On December 27th of last year I ordered a new telephoto lens to go with my kit.  It FINALLY arrived about 2 weeks ago! I guess the delay was due to COVID and goodness knows what else.  At least it wasn't the ransomware attack that Fujifilm had.  Anyway, I have been playing with it in the backyard trying to get shots of various birds and captured this white winged dove yesterday just as it was unfolding its wings.  Turned out pretty well and I must say the lens is pretty sharp zoomed all the way.  I think I'll keep it!

I hope you enjoy the photo and thanks for dropping by!

White Winged DoveWhite Winged DoveTaken in backyard in Georgetown, TX. To purchase a print or digital copy of these images, click the image above and go to the "VISIT SHOP" button.  For any other, please contact me or visit my on-line gallery.
 

 

 

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