photography

Feb. 10, 2017 Snow Moon

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A full moon in February is called a snow moon. Adding to the excitement  was a lunar eclipse – not an awesome total eclipse. but the moon passes through enough shadow (called the penumbra) to create a noticeable darkening on the left side – this photo is the peak.

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I spent some time looking for a foreground…

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but with a 500mm Mirror lens, the moon was not big enough for the depth of field to work…

Feb. 3, 2017

Eno River State Park

New photos for my classroom/ PJ newsroom. Photos from graduates of the program since I started and where they work now! Great folks with great jobs, North Carolina State A&T, Carolina Panthers, Fayetteville Observer, Rocky Mount Telegram, Live Storms Media, Winston-Salem Journal, Sports Endeavors and Grand Forks Herald (ND) all represented!

Oct. 15, 2016 (The rest of the day)

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The day started before dawn for the drive to Lenoir and the first race of the 2016-17 North Carolina Cyclocross Series. Turns out tennis does not help one bit for cycling – I finished about 5 from dead last, but this picture from Sam captures the moment… this is the last lap and coming out of the last turn, the lap before I had caught this guy but took a beer hand-up (illegal, but it’s ‘cross) and had to work to catch him again, as I started my sprint, the chain slipped (why I am about to go over the bars) so no fun sprint to the line for us.

Then Sam and I visited Henry River Mill Village (it’s own post) and headed for a hike a part of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail to the Upper and Lower Gragg Prong Waterfalls and Hunt-Fish Falls. We got a late start, and I decided to turn around before it got dark, as it was it was after 5:30 when we got back to the truck.

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Cruising along dirt roads in the mountains

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Finally we got on the foggy Blue Ridge Parkway and headed for a campground for the night.

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Dinner, a small fire, a quick card game and off to bed!