Photography #174

swamp skimboarding
We went to explore the headwaters of the Chickahominy River which is not far from our house. The skimboard attempts were semi-successful.

birch trees
I remain fascinated with these trees. Tried drinking their sap one time. It was not maple syrup.

The reverse of sports photography is trying to take pictures while driving down the road at 70 mph (112 kph). These shots are on the return trip from Alabama. Darkness called an end to the attempts at some point. I’ll make another post with the shots coming from VA to Alabama.

I love this building. Someday I will stop and go take proper photographs. It looks like it’s close enough to Ruby Falls to justify doing that before the building gets torn down. I have photographs of it going back a number of years so who knows how much longer I can delay.Time slips away and leaves you with nothing mister but boring pictures of strip malls.

white cow, misty field
I repeat that doing this with an 85mm lens from the car is an interesting challenge. You do see so many more things if you look.

Dystopian roadside.

That color water always reminds me of Alabama.

The Birmingham Zoo was mediocre. I was chastised for being less wary of a cassowary than they desired.

wild slide is closed due to slick conditions
Wildness remains strictly controlled.

albino timber rattlesnake
One piece of pine straw . . .

I’m not driving.

pet photography may be my super power
Stealing the dogs’ attention.

Tired, low on food, low on water, or unprepared for a very strenuous hike, please turn back.
You have been warned.

Waterfalls and mountain streams.

big jump
He did land the jump and even made it back from the island.

Comments on this post

  1. Jim Groom said on January 8, 2020 at 10:19 am

    Damn these photos are gorgeous, glad you are getting back in the habit of posting, I enjoy them tremendously.

    • Tom Woodward said on January 21, 2020 at 10:20 am

      If I have enough comebacks it’s like I never left.