Posts Tagged ‘hampton roads’

A Stunning Sunset Along the James River

James River Sunset | Newport News | Virginia

Right Place, Right Time…Barely. I nearly missed capturing this sunset. I was photographing fall colors in Mariner’s Park when the light started to change. By the time I got back to my car I could tell that the sunset was going to be spectacular…but I was surrounded by trees. A split second decision had me…

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Fall in Virginia is Oh So Enchanting!

Fall Colors | Mariner's Park | Newport News | Virginia

I love this time of year! The air has turned crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and I get to pull out my scarves and boots. Fall in Virginia is heavenly. One of my new (to me) favorite places to get out and enjoy some nature is Mariner’s Park in Newport News, Virginia. It is roughly…

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Smithfield’s Victorian Mansions

Historic Victorian Mansion in Smithfield, Virginia

Strolling down the streets of historic Smithfield, Virginia I spy…beautiful Victorian mansions! These ornate homes are one of the many things I love about Smithfield. Some of the Victorian mansions are impeccably maintained and restored while others show the wear and tear of many years. Many of these structures are well over 100 years old!…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Fall Sunset | Oak Grove Lake Park | Chesapeake, VA

In past years I’ve taken the entire month of November to blog daily and count my blessings. These days, my blog is a bit more business than personal, but I thought I’d take the opportunity of the Thanksgiving holiday to express my gratitude. I’m thankful for: An awesome family. I’m very lucky in that department!…

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Focus on Something Beautiful | Oak Grove Lake Park

Fall Sunset at Oak Grove Lake Park | Chesapeake, VA

fo•cus: the center of interest or activity. beau•ty: a combination of qualities, such as shape, color, or form, that pleases the aesthetic senses, especially the sight. I captured these photos a couple of nights ago at Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake, VA. With the crisp, cool fall weather it is quickly becoming my favorite walking/stopping to…

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Finally, Fall | Chesapeake, VA

After a long, hot, humid summer, I’m so very happy that fall is here! The weather has cooled off and the trees are just starting to turn colors. Recently, at a photo club meeting, a friend told me about Oak Grove Lake Park. It has a walking trail along a small lake. Last night I…

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Scott Kelby’s Worldwide Photo Walk | Norfolk, VA

Grand Victorian Homes in Ghent | Norfolk, VA | Worldwide Photo Walk

This past Saturday I led my third Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk! I had the pleasure of exploring the Norfolk neighborhoods of Ghent and the Freemason District with six other enthusiastic photographers. I’ve seen a few of their photos so far and I’m always intrigued at how unique each photographer’s vision is. We all walked (roughly)…

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500px Global Photo Walk | Portsmouth, VA

Last Saturday I led the 500px Global Photo Walk in Portsmouth, VA – my first photo walk in Hampton Roads. I suppose I use “led” loosely as the only attendees for were me and my husband. Still, we had a great time and covered a lot more ground (i.e. more steps for the Fitbit) than we…

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How to Find the Best Places to Photograph After You Move

Brick Detail | Fort Monroe | Hampton, VA

What do you do when you move someplace new and you desperately want to get out and shoot but you simply don’t know where to go? As a military wife, moving is part and parcel to my life. Sometimes it is easy to find the best places to photograph near my new home (like when I moved to…

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Images of Hampton Roads | Art Exhibition

Spiral Staircase | Old Cape Henry Lighthouse | Virginia Beach, VA | Black & White | Images of Hampton Roads

I’m honored that my photograph of the Old Cape Henry Lighthouse Spiral Staircase was chosen for display in the Images of Hampton Roads juried art exhibit at the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library in Virginia Beach! I captured this photo in April of 2016 at f/4, 1/40 second, ISO 640. Initial edits and finishing touches were done in…

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