01 Feb

Holiday flashback.

By Silver Blue

No snow during the holidays, but enough post. Still, I think the way the house was done up for the season would have made for a beautiful shot, if snow covered.

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

It even sort of looks like snow might have been on the ground.

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Silver Blue, who was once told “never lose the joy you get from snowfall; it’s like Christmas through the eyes of a child.” Somehow, no matter how jaded I get, that joy never leaves me.

 

 

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31 Jan

Our Love Will Keep Us Warm

By Silver Blue

(C) 2014 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

(C) 2014 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Be it wind, be it rain, be it snow… we’ve got our love to keep us warm.

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26 Sep

Summer’s End

By Silver Blue

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III

(C) 2013 F. John Barker III

Remembering good times with good friends as the world continues its journey around the sun, and summer turns to autumn.

Silver Blue, who feels the seasons are changing too quickly.

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27 Jun

One More Ride On the Merry-Go-Round.

By Silver Blue

carousel

The former carousel from Buckroe Beach Amusement Park, Hampton, VA. Restored and now housed in downtown Hampton, VA, just outside the Virginia Air and Space Museum. One of only a handful of remaining with hand carved wooden carousel horses and chariots.

For slightly more information, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buckroe_Beach,_Hampton,_Virginia

Silver Blue, who remembers when the carousel WAS at Buckroe Beach….

 

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24 Jun

The difference a year makes.

By Silver Blue

The Super Moon, shot May 6, 2012.

Shot May 6, 2012.

Shot May 6, 2012.

I was learning how to do nighttime photography, and there were several hours of post production done in order to bring out the craters on the moon from the slightly blurry photo taken with a 1300mm manual focus lens.

Shot June 23, 2013.

Shot June 23, 2013.

This photo had 3 minutes of post processing performed on it — because it was shot in RAW format, and needed to be converted to JPG format. This photo was taken with the same camera (Canon Rebel T3i) and the same 1300mm manual focus lens.

The 2012 photo also had the moon “moved” to center it in the frame, whereas the 2013 photo did not have the moon moved.

I find it interesting that the time of the camera shot (2012, 10:13pm EST; 2013, 10:43pm EST) as well as the fact that the “Super Moon” appeared 1 month, 17 days later shows the rotation of the impact craters on the moon.

Silver Blue, who agrees…one small step for man…

 

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25 Apr

Treehenge

By Silver Blue

Not all “henges” are made of stone.

treehenge_HDRFrom the Norfolk Botanical Gardens.

Silver Blue, who loves seeing things repurposed!

 

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18 Apr

The way things were

By Silver Blue

I’ve posted this photo before, in a time when I wasn’t doing much photo manipulation. This was taken in February 2007 in the backwoods of North Carolina.

hhouse

 

Silver Blue, who thinks so many places crumble before being captured by camera….

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13 Apr

Whatever you do…

By Silver Blue

“Don’t Sneeze!” – (C) 2010 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

dontsneeze

Silver Blue, who finds meditation to be an important part of every day.

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12 Apr

On wind and waves…

By Silver Blue

This photo was taken at the base of a bridge in Tappahannock, VA, in the summer of 2012. I call it “On wind and waves…” because the birds seem equally at home on either.

onwindandwaves(C) 2012 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

Silver Blue, who loves the wind AND the waves…

 

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11 Apr

Tidewater Virginia

By Silver Blue

…has two seasons. Winter, and Summer. It’s either freezing cold, or scalding hot. Rare that we get a spring or an autumn.

Because of this (and because we had ice/sleet last week, and upper 80s this week), I decided to share a nice lazy day from Virginia Beach.

“Watching the tide roll in…” – (C) 2012 F. John Barker III/Silver Blue Photography

beach2

 

Silver Blue, who’d like to be soaking up some rays, and losing this headache.

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