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Lazy 5 Ranch: Hello There

If you ever have a change to pop by Lazy 5 Ranch, it is well worth the trip. You really get a chance to get up close and personal with some of the animals. I was feet away from this Giraffe.

Soaring Above

Laughing Gull Soaring

While Shooting the sunset at Folly Beach in South Carolina I had these laughing gulls that were constantly flying over my head. The backdrop of that blue sky scudded with clouds was to irresistible. This is one of them that I caught. Location: Folly Beach, SC Settings: f/11.0, ISO 250, Shutter Speed 1/640 of a second.

You wanna fight!?

Caught this praying mantis in full on warning mode trying to fend off a cat. It was quite an impressive display and he got away.

Flying in the Light.

Caught this pelican at just the right moment. Flying through the light in the aftermath of a stormy sky near dusk.

Trying something New: Weathering the Storm

So I have decided to try to post at least 1 picture a week this summer to get some consistent movement on the blog. So here is the first shot: This is from Top Sail beach in NC. The storm was out to sea and really framing the bird on the long strut of an old pier. I tried a bit of a time lapse to get a smooth ocean. I loved the colors.

Uwharrie National Forrest Anniversary Excursion: The Uwharrie

If you visit the Uwharrie the first thing you will learn is that most of its trails main audience is horse back riders. Fortunately when we stopped by the ranger station on our way in we were informed that if we wanted to try hiking any of the trails that were for Horses, Bikes, and Hiking, that we would want to not do that on a weekend because they would be packed with horse riders and thus dangerous to hikers.

Uwharrie National Forrest Anniversary Excursion: Marrow Mountain State Park

This year for our anniversary my wonderful wife planned an excursion to the Uwharrie National Forrest. It is an awesome place to go for hikes. On the other side of the lake from it also lies Marrow Mountain State Park. Both are very picturesque. We started it all off right with a visit to Marrow Mountain State Park.

Great Bend Park at Glenco

Near the old Glenco Mill in Alamance county you can access part of the Mountains to the Sea trail. It is also part of the Haw River Trail. It is a beautiful hike, complete with views of the Haw river and a man made waterfall. Well worth a visit.

Lake Macintosh

Cathy and I ran out to Lake Macintosh for a quick 3 mile hike a couple weekends ago. The trail is right along the lake for most of the hike with a great little Gazebo at the halfway point. The above picture was taken at that point. The light was right and the reflection in the water was great!

Scenes from Semora

So we took a trip up to Semora recently for our niece’s first birthday party and as you can see while up there I got the opportunity to shoot a bit!
I walked outside to watch the above storm come in and while I was standing there marveling at the site I realized that I could be capturing this. I ran inside grabbed the camera and ran back out and was lucky enough not to have missed the whole thing!

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