CMDPHOTOS: Blog en-us (C) CMDPHOTOS (CMDPHOTOS) Sat, 25 Dec 2021 08:05:00 GMT Sat, 25 Dec 2021 08:05:00 GMT CMDPHOTOS: Blog 96 120 MERRY CHRISTMAS! least it's Christmas colors!!! A non-traditional picture for a very non-traditional Covid Year! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!

Merry Christmas!Merry Christmas!

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At the Docks Just very interesting facial features.

At the DocksAt the Docks

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Fall Cardinal Red and the fall colors.

Fall CardinalFall Cardinal


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-21 animals birds cmdphotos © 2021 fall cardinal nc botanical gardens Tue, 21 Dec 2021 11:19:25 GMT
Winter Rose I liked the nice soft light falling on the rose.

Winter RoseWinter Rose

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Attractant Tube The Pitcher Plant has beautiful colors in the Fall.

Attractant TubeAttractant Tube

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-21 carnivorous cmdphotos © 2021 flowers nature nc botanical gardens pitcher plant plants Sun, 12 Dec 2021 11:39:00 GMT
Piper Party I liked the reflection and that he is not running. He is engaged in his dinner party.

Piper PartyPiper Party

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Winter Pansy For some reason I have never been able to get a good picture with Pansys, until now.

Winter PansyWinter Pansy

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Beaver Moon Eclipse As promised to my Basics class last night. By the way, the light from the moon was significantly darker than what we did for class. Apparently this Lunar Eclipse only occurs once every 500-600 years.

Beaver Moon EclipseBeaver Moon Eclipse

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Grand Prize Best of show Just thought I'd mention I won Best of Show Grand Prize with the Carolina Woman Magazine 2021 Photo Competition.


Morning ForayMorning Foray

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The Chase Who didn't do this when young? Assuming you have gulls in the area.

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Sunrise Osprey Catch Was shooting sunrise and Osprey caught a fish. Breakfast...yum.

Sunrise Osprey CatchSunrise Osprey Catch


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-21 birds cmdphotos © 2021 dawn myrtle beach nature ocean sea sunrise osprey catch water Mon, 01 Nov 2021 05:59:55 GMT
Hobie Peaceful.


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Abstract Azalea This is close to total abstraction. The stamen is the only thing holding the subject together.

Abstract AzaleaAbstract Azalea

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6th Ave. Amusement Was testing how steady I could hold the iPhone at night. Not a bad shot for nightime.

6th Ave Amusement6th Ave Amusement

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Ocean Osprey Loved the Light on the feathers.

Ocean OspreyOcean Osprey

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Coreopsis I really liked the design the flowers made against a black background. I think using the artistic brush helped bring this out.



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Myrtle Beach Sunrise 2 Here, the shells are the main subject.

Myrtle Beach SunriseMyrtle Beach Sunrise

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Myrtle Beach Sunrise I like how you can see where it was raining.The pier and the couple are the main subject.

Myrtle beaach SunriseMyrtle beaach Sunrise

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Broadway Ferris Just couldn't resist the night colors. Shot with my phone camera.

Broadway FerrisBroadway Ferris

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Flaming Hibiscus Yes, this is it's true colors! Shot with my phone camera.

Flaming HibiscusFlaming Hibiscus

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Sensual Purple I like to think that sometimes I see things that other people don't. Taken with my phone camera.

Sensual PurpleSensual Purple

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Coming or Going Title says it all. Which is it?

Coming or GoingComing or Going

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Soft Light Nice light.

Soft LightSoft Light

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Water Lilly One Third Light Waited a little to take this picture and have the one third of light on the stamen.

Water Lilly One Third LightWater Lilly One Third Light

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Light Trail Really Like the dimension.


Light TrailLight Trail


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Cool Tree Really liked this tree by Blue Note Grill. Taken with phone camera.

Cool TreeCool Tree

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Dueling Butterflies Caught these two at Eno River with my phone camera. Really like the flowers.

Dueling ButterfliesDueling Butterflies

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That Moment It gives me that feeling when you are just a few steps away from being on the beach for the first time of the year and having sand on your toes.

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Lilly Just a shot with my phone camera in my yard.


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Bark Abstract Found this bark laying in the water. Maybe from Sycamore tree. I liked the texture and abstract design, also in relationship to the stones in water.

Bark AbstractBark Abstract

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Yellow Monarch Interesting flower and pretty butterfly.

Yellow MonarchYellow Monarch

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Red Water Lilly I used the leaves to balance the flower. Shot with my phone.

Red Water LillyRed Water Lilly

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Honey Bee on Clover Picture isn't anything that special. Shot this with phone. It's just that you just don't see many Honey Bees anymore.

Honey Bee on CloverHoney Bee on Clover

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Purple Yard Iris Another flower from the garden shot with my phone.


Purple Yard IrisPurple Yard Iris

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Tides of Time Time motion shot. It has an "abstract" calming feel even though you can see the rush.

Tides of TimeTides of Time

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Sunset Romance Really liked how the sun gave a great atmosphere.

Sunset RomanceSunset Romance

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Rhododendron Just another flower in my garden.

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Moon Over Atlantic Liked the lines.

Moon Over AtlanticMoon Over Atlantic

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Cold Water This little guy even looked cold. Still he had a nice warm glow on him from the sun coming up.

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Sunrise Serenade 2 I wanted to capture the whole feeling of the sunrise.

Sunrise SerenadeSunrise Serenade

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Painted Moon The sun was rising over the ocean as the Moon was setting. Yeah, it's just a picture of the moon, but I like how the sun gave such pretty colors around the moon and clouds.

Painted MoonPainted Moon

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Springing Hydrangea Shot this in my garden with my phone. Can't hardly make it out of the house with out wanting to take a picture.

Springing HydrangeaSpringing Hydrangea

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Sunrise Kure Beach Really liked the birds adding depth to the picture.

Sunrise Kure BeachSunrise Kure Beach

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Trolling This Pelican was just gliding along the tip of the wave with such grace and ease. You can even see his shadow across the raise of the wave. There even seems to be a tiny school of fish in the middle of the wave.


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Purple Iris Shot this with my phone in my backyard.

Purple IrisPurple Iris

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Luna Moth These moths are just so beautiful.

Luna MothLuna Moth

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Dawn Sea Duties I wanted the strong sea wave in the foreground in order to give depth to the image.

Dawn Sea DutiesDawn Sea Duties

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White Peony Peonies fist developed popularity in the 1800. This is one of the flowers growing in my yard that I shot with my cell phone camera.

White PeonyWhite Peony

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Yellow Iris Taken in my backyard with my iPhone camera.

Yellow IrisYellow Iris

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Sunrise Senada Early in the morning to catch the boats, birds and the sun rising over the ocean.

Sunset SenadaSunset Senada

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Catching the Curl I liked the backlit silhouette of the surfer.


Catching the CurlCatching the Curl

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Sandpiper This little guy is fun to watch. I liked how the morning sun was illuminating his back.


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Sunset Paddle Board I used no filters for this image. The orange light from the sun colored the sea this color.

Sunset Paddle BoardSunset Paddle Board

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-21 cmdphotos ©2021 kure beach leisure nc ocean sea sunset sunset paddle board water Wed, 05 May 2021 06:35:41 GMT
Backlit Pelican Really liked the way the light showed through the Pelicans feathers.

Backlit PelicanBacklit Pelican

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Pelican Peruse Cool the way they sail across the top of the water. Pelican's travel the front of a wave for the fish that come up to the top of the wave.

Pelican PerusePelican Peruse

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-21 birds cmdphotos ©2021 kure beach nc ocean pelican pelican peruse sea water Sun, 02 May 2021 08:02:46 GMT
Light through Daffodils Just playin around with my phone camera. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!

Light Through DaffodilsLight Through Daffodils

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Pretty Bird Come on...isn't this the face every mother could love?

Pretty BirdPretty Bird

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South Africa Waterfall I like all the greenery and rock formations.

South Africa WaterfallSouth Africa Waterfall

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Leaf Abstract If you stare long enough the leaves suspend themselves from the fence. Just really liked the shapes of the leaves, colors, little wisps and textures.

Leaf AbstractLeaf Abstract

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-21 art cmdphotos ©2021 colors dimension leaf abstract shapes textures Fri, 26 Feb 2021 10:56:32 GMT
Nature's Organ I love this photo. It's so much fun. If you've ever stared at the clouds to try and see things in the cloud's shapes, this is a ton better.  If the picture could be presented larger, you would see more shapes that take your imagination in every part you look. The textures, colors and shapes alone are really interesting. How did nature create so many different shaped and colored strands all in the same place. Warning: If you stare at one spot in the picture to long you will go blind! Ok, well, it all depends on your definition of to long and imagination.

Nature's OrganNature's Organ

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-21 abstract cave cmdphotos ©2021- color longest cave natures organ organ shapes south africa texture Mon, 22 Feb 2021 07:40:29 GMT
Nature's Michelangelo An AMAZING cave I shot in South Africa. All the different textures. All the millennium it took to form this. The bigger it is the more you can see stuff in the formations. I see dinosaur poop and Michelangelo's David just for starters. Yes it takes some imagination.

Nature's MichelangeloNature's Michelangelo

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2021 nature's michelangelo south africa cave landscape 2-21 Fri, 19 Feb 2021 12:53:09 GMT
Downy Cute little guy.


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Curious in This Day and Age Does Reality follow Video or Does Video follow Reality?

1. Plot Line: People are to self-absorbed to realize they are making the Pandemic worse. They're just hangin out like normal till they make the big one come.

2. Plot Line: Traitors to the Constitution. Enemies within the ranks. Tyranny's attempt. Will the good guys win?

3. Godzilla vs. King Kong.

4. Avengers: Infinity War

5. Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

6. The Love Bug (1968)

7. The Men Who Awoke: 1933 series of short stories

Did we make it into a future for ourselves because of video or did video just predict the future? Many movies have been made with these same themes as above. My personal favorite type of movies for this purpose is zombie movies. History movies are forgotten.

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2021 something to think about which movie will come true next? Wed, 10 Feb 2021 05:41:25 GMT
Disillusioned Heart Really cool leaves.

Disillusioned HeartDisillusioned Heart

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-21 cmdphotos ©2021 disillusioned heart leaves nature plant Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:25:42 GMT
Yellow Finch I believe this is the female.

Yellow FinchYellow Finch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals bird cmdphotos ©2020 nature yellow finch Thu, 04 Feb 2021 06:28:10 GMT
Photographer of the Year OK, so I didn't win. However, I did beat out close to a half a million other photographers in the world. Not bad since I didn't even enter the competition or pick out the picture. did it themselves. Also, considering that I never ask for votes, I did pretty well. I do have many awards and achievements.

Top 10% Photograph International AwardTop 10% Photograph International AwardScreenshot

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Blue Bird Sitting there looking so Astute!

Blue BirdBlue Bird

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Cool Wall Paper The longer I stare at this the more I see. I like the flow of the flower's lines. The blurry leaves on the left side keep changing images that I see. I see an Asian Panda sitting with a skinny head and right arm pointing away. I see a man or monkey with a big mouth and his nose is almost touching the left edge of the photo. I could go on. It's fun when images do that. Kinda like looking up at puffy clouds. I could easily turn this picture into a border runner along the wall. I applied artistic brushes to the image which can be seen more the larger the image.

Cool Wall PaperCool Wall Paper

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Awesome Jet Coolest jet I've ever seen. A Fighter would be cooler, but for a jet I like the clean lines and the placement of the engines. There looks like a round dish on top. If that's the case then it maybe a reconnaissance jet. It could just be a part connecting the engines to the plane.

Awesome JetAwesome Jet


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Zoned I have felt this way before. You just stare mesmerized by the water's surface. For that moment, you look out and that's all you need.


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Here's Looking at You Kid I just couldn't help myself with the title.

Here's Looking at You KidHere's Looking at You Kid

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals bird black-capped chickadees cmdphotos ©2020 here's looking at you kid nature Sun, 10 Jan 2021 11:47:26 GMT
World Photography Competition Ok, usually I don't bother posting these, but considering I did not enter this competition, the international professional photography website ( entered and selected this picture and it still beat out well over half a million pictures from around the world, I thought was note worthy. I also never ask for votes.

World Photography CompetitionWorld Photography Competition

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International Photographers Website Top 10% Photographer Award I usually don't even post these anymore because it's not top 10 as in past, but considering I only uploaded 19 photos and never entered a contest myself, Top 10% in the world is still cool. Below are from and Viewbug themselves entered my pictures into competitions, I did not. I also, never asked anyone to vote for me.


Viewbug Top 10% 2020Viewbug Top 10% 2020 Viewbug Top 10% 2020Viewbug Top 10% 2020 Top 10% Top 10% 2020

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Pretty Maids All in a Row I like the way this plant almost makes it's own bouquets.

Pretty Maids All in a RowPretty Maids All in a Row

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021 Happy New Year to all my clients, students, family and friends. Being that we are in the middle of a Pandemic, I thought I'd do something a little different this year. So, for all of you who missed the ball drop in Time Square, I did this animated graphic from one photo, so you don't have to miss it. LOL. Be safe!


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Smiling Cardinal I know I know, but I could swear he's smiling!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!! To all my family, friends, clients and anyone who has been appreciating my work, I hope you have a safe, wonderful and Merry Christmas!


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Twilight Puppy water Frisbee at dusk. The silhouette worked well with the vibrant colors coming off the lake.


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Hot Mist in Vegas It was actually cold there that day, but the sun came through the mist making the image look hot and glowing in the background of the Stratosphere Tower.

Hot Mist in VegasHot Mist in Vegas

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Fur Bells I think nature can come up with such interesting shapes.

Fur BellsFur Bells

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Red-bellied Woodpecker The Red-bellied Woodpecker is named for its light red belly, but because it so often has its belly against the tree, we often don't notice any hint of red except on the head.



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Iris in Detail Love the Shape of the Petals.

Iris in DetailIris in Detail

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-20 close-up cmdphotos ©2020 flower iris iris in detail nature plant Thu, 10 Dec 2020 10:41:17 GMT
Woody Flower I believe these "flowers" grow more in the shade. I think they are really interesting because of their wood like texture. This is the closest I have gotten to a good shot of them. Partially I think because of their flat texture.


Woody FlowerWoody Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-20 calyxes cmdphotos ©2020 flower nature plant shade woody flower Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:46:43 GMT
Clover Like Flower Not sure what plant this is, but the flower looked similar to Clover. The flower was only about a half to one inch wide.


Clover Like FlowerClover Like Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-20 clover like flower cmdphotos ©2020 flower nature plant Sat, 05 Dec 2020 05:26:30 GMT
South African Sunset 2 I thought the rocks made for an interesting silhouette.


South African Sunset 2South African Sunset 2

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Happy Thanksgiving to all my Family, Friends, Students and Clients! We might be in the middle of a Pandemic were America has become the joke of the world, but we still have many things to be thankful for! I wish you all health and enjoyment for this holiday season.

Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving!

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2020 corn happy thanksgiving! holiday pumpkin Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:15:05 GMT
Strange Calyxes Unusual plant has one big leaf.

Strange CalyxesStrange Calyxes

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-20 calyxes cmdphotos ©2020 flower nature nc botanical gardens plant strange calyxes Tue, 24 Nov 2020 09:53:03 GMT
Hanging Rose Light worked out really well here.

Hanging RoseHanging Rose

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Jordan Lake Forest Interesting Landscape. I singled this one out.

Jordan Lake ForestJordan Lake Forest


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South Africa Coastline Cool how many varieties of environments in one area.

South Africa ShorelineSouth Africa Shoreline


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Subtle Mist I love how the mist seems to outline the various mountain ranges as the sun starts to break through to the day.

Subtle MistSubtle Mist

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South African Sunset Really liked the dimension of the picture and the fog or mist surrounding the area.

South African SunsetSouth African Sunset

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-20 2009 cmdphotos ©2020 ocean sa sea south africa sunset water Mon, 02 Nov 2020 12:37:22 GMT
Morning Foray I was busy taking pictures of the moon when this Osprey decided to fly by.

Morning ForayMorning Foray

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-20 bird cmdphotos ©2020 jordan lake moon morning foray nature nc osprey Mon, 12 Oct 2020 05:32:35 GMT
Jordan Lake Sunset Sky Just imagine being able to see it at that angle.

Jordan Lake SunsetJordan Lake Sunset

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-2-20 cmdphotos ©2020 jet jordan lake jordan lake sunset sky nature sunset water Sat, 10 Oct 2020 10:33:18 GMT
Pier Pleasure I enjoy hangin out at the pier....only I use a fishing pole.

Pier PleasurePier Pleasure

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-20 bird cmdphotos ©2020 great white egret nature ocean pier pleasure sea shore Wed, 07 Oct 2020 08:37:26 GMT
Jordan Lake Silhouette During sunset the water had this beautiful color reflected in the water.

Jordan Lake SilhouetteJordan Lake Silhouette

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Portrait of a Lion Really liked the soft lighting on the Lion.

Portrait of a LionPortrait of a Lion


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-20 animals cmdphotos ©2020 king of the jungle lion male nature portrait of a lion Mon, 28 Sep 2020 07:15:11 GMT
Jordan Lake Water Mmmmmm...the water.

Jordan Lake WaterJordan Lake Water

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Jordan Lake Sunset 4 Another Sunset at Jordan Lake. Which one did you like better?

Jordan Lake Sunset 4Jordan Lake Sunset 4

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Jordan Lake Sunset 3 Found this really nice textured tree to basically kind off frame the sunset.

Jordan Lake Sunset 3Jordan Lake Sunset 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-20 cmdphotos ©2020 jordan lake jordan lake sunset 3 nature rv camping sunset Mon, 21 Sep 2020 07:27:02 GMT
Right Red Really liked the light coming in on these flowers.

Right RedRight Red

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Jordan Lake Waves Love the pattern and color of the waves. Gets better the larger it is.

jordan Lake Wavesjordan Lake Waves

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) camping cmdphotos ©2020 jordan lake jordan lake waves lake front nature rv sunset vacation 2020 water waves Thu, 17 Sep 2020 09:56:16 GMT
Jordan Lake Osprey Caught this Osprey going over my camp sight on Jordan Lake.

Jordan Lake OspreyJordan Lake Osprey

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) bird camping cmdphotos ©2020 jordan lake jordan lake osprey lake front nature rv vacation 2020 water Sun, 13 Sep 2020 09:36:00 GMT
Jordan Lake Sunset Took this while on vacation at Jordan Lake.


Jordan Lake SunsetJordan Lake Sunset

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-20 boat camping cmdphotos ©2020 jordan lake jordan lake sunset lake front nature water Fri, 11 Sep 2020 08:25:58 GMT
Head Dress ReDress Took many brushes to do this painting.

Head Dress RedressedHead Dress Redressed

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Rhino Friend Bet ya thought it was an elephant. I call this Rhino my friend because he didn't kill me. I was at one point 2-3 feet away from his head. He is one of the most dangerous animals after all. Interesting story.

Rhino FriendRhino Friend

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My Friend Can you guess what animal this is? Yes I was this close up.

My FriendMy Friend


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Horse Light Flash Back Friday! Still love the reflection in this. Saw the light coming threw the glass and had to shoot it. Shot with film (OMG what is that?).

Horse LightHorse Light

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Days Gone By Lots of cool old products and Advertising on this building. Would be better if it could be blown up larger than allowed here.

Days Gone ByDays Gone By

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) "cmdphotos ©2020" "gas station" 8-20 barn cmdphotos ©2020 country days gone by eclectic old timey Wed, 19 Aug 2020 09:26:21 GMT
Lilly Flower Design The light was perfect.

Lilly Flower DesignLilly Flower Design

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Luna Moth Late Night Catch Was gettin a bit dark when I saw this young Luna Moth. Glad he didn't mind my phone.

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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-20 backyard bug cmdphotos ©2020 giant silk moth insect luna moth luna moth late nite catch nature phone camera Wed, 12 Aug 2020 08:19:55 GMT
Hummingbird in Flight Matching colors, so how do we separate? Had to use a high speed for the shutter speed. Hummingbird in FlightHummingbird in Flight

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-20 animal birds cmdphotos ©2020 hummingbird hummingbird in flight nature Mon, 10 Aug 2020 09:03:58 GMT
Museum Abstract Retro. I did this image in 2014, but never posted it. Can you guess what it might be?

Museum AbstractMuseum Abstract

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Lunar Eclipse Oops. Forgot to add the eclipse. Sorry. Guess it was kinda Shady. All kidding aside, I do think the Penumbral Lunar Eclipse actually helped capture more detail of the moons surface. Not to bad from only 400mm.

Moon EclipseMoon Eclipse

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No Pants...No Shoes...No Jacket.......No Service. Ummm....wouldn't that be Discrimination Against Shoeless People?

No Pants...No Shoes...No Jacket.....No Service.No Pants...No Shoes...No Jacket.....No Service.

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) ©2020 8-20 close-up cmdphotos ©2020 conceptual metaphor no service. summer play Sat, 01 Aug 2020 05:46:53 GMT
Hanging Rock Mountain and Falls Student Location Shoot The only time I actually got in the picture. Taken during my Nature/Landscape class.

Hanging Rock Mountain and FallsHanging Rock Mountain and Falls

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Life and Science Student Location Shoot Gee...I wonder what these students are tryin to take a picture of?

Life and Science Student Location ShootLife and Science Student Location Shoot

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2020 college class life and science student location shoot students Mon, 27 Jul 2020 18:56:02 GMT
Photography Students at Duke Gardens Yes, Duke Gardens, before they became a money hungry pathetic place.

Photography Students at Duke 2009Photography Students at Duke 2009

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Students and Jr. NBA This one goes back to 2010 when I was teaching a Sports Photography Class. These students were troopers! We had just had a big snow (well...for NC) and Durham Tech. cancelled classes. However, the sports event was still going, so my students did too!


Students and Jr. NBAStudents and Jr. NBA

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Pose In this COVID-9 crazy world where classes will now be online, I thought a look back to the good ole days were the students went on a fun location shoot together for class would be timely. At the location shoot below our model hung in there for about 30 minutes. The Rat snake was very calm considering all the students taking pictures of him.


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Storm Sailing It was a very stormy day at the ocean.

Storm SailingStorm Sailing


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Alien Mountains I think it's incredible the shapes of these mountains. The sunset helped to emphasize the shapes.

Alien MountainsAlien Mountains

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Colorado River Sorry, this is just a sweet landscape. Many things to like about it.

Colorado RiverColorado River

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Cata Really pretty for a Caterpillar. Like the Positive and negative space.


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Lily in the Dark Shot this Lily in my garden with my phone.

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Cartoon JD Just a fun shot I wanted to cartoon.

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4th of July Happy Independence Day to all my family, friends, clients and students! Have a Safe one!

Happy 4th of July!Happy 4th of July!

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4th of july 7-20 cmdphotos ©2020 fireworks Sat, 04 Jul 2020 09:21:42 GMT
Rose in the Sky It was a cloudy foggy morning and the roses hung over a trellis.

Rose in the SkyRose in the Sky

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-20 abstraction cmdphotos ©2020 flowers nature nc botanical gardens plants rose in the sky Fri, 03 Jul 2020 08:59:20 GMT
Nice Grill Someone did a really nice job on this front end.

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Heron Flight Just thought it was a nice close-up.

Heron FlightHeron Flight

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Hydrangea 2 On the same plant next to the Purple and Blue flower was this lighter color. Not sure which I liked best.

Hydrangea 2Hydrangea 2

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Nevada Wild Goats These guys just roam anywhere.

Nevada Wild GoatsNevada Wild Goats

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-20 animals cmdphotos ©2020 nature nevada wild goats Tue, 23 Jun 2020 11:34:26 GMT
Hydrangea Really liked all the colors in this one.


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Red Bud Spaces Liked the Positive and Negative space. Shot at ISO 3200 because it was getting dark at dusk.

Red Bud SpacesRed Bud Spaces

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Hanging Rock Falls 2 Liked the many layers this has.

Hanging Rock Falls 2Hanging Rock Falls 2

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Spinach Mushroom Bacon Ham Sundried Tomato Quiche Don't normally post my cooking, but this was the best Quiche I've ever had and I was able to get an appetizing shot with my cellphone camera. So, what do ya think? Look appetizing?

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Baby Praying Mantis Shot with my cellphone. This baby Praying Mantis was not much more than an eighth of an inch long.

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White GUll Not anything fancy. Just a nice pic of a gull. Thing that intrigued me the most is how far from sea it is.

White GullWhite Gull

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Hanging Rock Falls 3 Really liked this portion of the waterfall, how the light was coming into it, but filtered, the water making white sprays of light and so much more. I had to hang from a tree over a Ravine to get this shot that was about 60 yards away. Definitely best seen on a large screen.

Hanging Rock Falls 3Hanging Rock Falls 3

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Fern Tree I've always liked ferns for some reason. These baby ferns were growing on the moss side of a tree.

Fern TreeFern Tree

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 520 cmdphotos ©2020 eno river mill fern moss nature plants tree tree fern Sat, 06 Jun 2020 10:21:52 GMT
Heron Silhouette The Heron is basically silhouetted against the sky. There is a little detail left in the Heron to give it some shape. I waited for him to fly up between the blue and orange as the sun was rising. I've always liked silhouettes were you can tell what it is just by the shape.

Heron SilhouetteHeron Silhouette

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron silhouette jordan lake jordan lake damn lake morning light nature river Fri, 05 Jun 2020 08:08:12 GMT
Leaf Cup Close-up Butterfly.


Leaf CupLeaf Cup

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Dying Iris Even though old and dying, there is still beauty left to give. This Iris was close to falling off the stem. I took an artistic approach to emphasize the beauty I saw. Shot with my phone camera.

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Morning Heron Really liked the morning light on his face and the way he is looking out gives more depth. Shot at 3200 ISO.

Morning HeronMorning Heron


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron jordan lake jordan lake damn lake morning nature river Sun, 31 May 2020 08:13:42 GMT
Utah Landscape To those living in the West this is just an everyday landscape, but for those of us in the East it is unique to what we see every day.

Utah LandscapeUtah Landscape

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Puppy Fun This was Bella's first vacation to the beach. Just a phone shot for fun. I did like the design and lines.

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Heron's Catch 4 Fish looks good enough to eat.

Heron's Catch 3Heron's Catch 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron's catch 3 jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Wed, 27 May 2020 11:09:12 GMT
Fall Liked the strong reflection of the Fall trees.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-20 cmdphotos ©2020 fall landscape porch reflections Mon, 25 May 2020 11:01:04 GMT
Small Worlds Hopefully your screen is big enough to see the small subject. Life of an ant.

Small WorldsSmall Worlds

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 ants cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nc botanical gardens plants Sat, 23 May 2020 09:33:31 GMT
Angles and Design I like the inner angles. The moon was in the right spot. Kinda reminds me of flight.

Angles and DesignAngles and Design


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 angles and design architecture arizona buildings cmdphotos ©2020 las vegas moon night time Fri, 22 May 2020 09:24:35 GMT
Heron's Hunt Interesting to watch them hunt.

Heron's HuntHeron's Hunt

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron's hunt jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Thu, 21 May 2020 08:46:32 GMT
Lilly in Yellow I really like the detail from my cellphone camera.

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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-20 cmdphotos ©2020 flowers lg g4 pics lilly in yellow nature plants Wed, 20 May 2020 11:12:04 GMT
Cormorant By Two Panning shot.

Cormorant By TwoCormorant By Two

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 cormorant by two jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Mon, 18 May 2020 08:45:14 GMT
Desert Glow I love this time of day where the sun light silhouettes its subject.

Desert GlowDesert Glow

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-20 cactus cmdphotos ©2020 dpbb 1-20 hoover dam las vegas light nature plant Sun, 17 May 2020 09:17:21 GMT
Baaah Interesting color and design.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 animals baaah cmdphotos ©2020 goat nature Sat, 16 May 2020 09:11:54 GMT
Heron's Catch 3 Liked the reflection.

Heron's Catch 3Heron's Catch 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron's catch 3 jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Fri, 15 May 2020 11:33:47 GMT
Butterfly Eyes Just look at them peepers.

Butterfly EyesButterfly Eyes

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-20 bugs butterflies butterfly eyes cmdphotos ©2020 insects nature Thu, 14 May 2020 09:08:46 GMT
Heron Wheels Up An unusual position.

Heron Wheels UpHeron Wheels Up

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron wheels up jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Wed, 13 May 2020 12:50:44 GMT
Nevada Landscape Just thought the angle was cool. Shot out of a plane with my cellphone.

Nevada Landscape cellphone cameraNevada Landscape cellphone camera

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Red Bud Light The Dusk Light made the red leaf transparent. Always liked these leaves. Shot with my cellphone.

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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 cmdphotos ©2020 leaf leaves nature plant red bud red bud light spring transparent Sun, 10 May 2020 07:12:19 GMT
Wolf Portrait Up close.

Wolf PortraitWolf Portrait

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Heron's Catch 2 Caught this picture just after he caught his catch. I liked the diagonal design of the water to match the direction of the Heron.

Heron's CatchHeron's Catch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron's catch 2 jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Fri, 08 May 2020 06:08:00 GMT
Hanging Butterfly Hadn't seen one of these before. The blue was opalescent.

Hanging ButterflyHanging Butterfly

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 bugs butterflies cmdphotos ©2020 flowers hanging butterfly insects nature Thu, 07 May 2020 07:39:16 GMT
Lone Wolf Looks like he's just enjoying the sun light.

Lone WolfLone Wolf

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 animals cmdphotos ©2020 lone wolf nature wolves Tue, 05 May 2020 09:55:55 GMT
Heron's Catch Right at the exact moment the Heron caught its prey.

Heron's CatchHeron's Catch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron herons catch jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Mon, 04 May 2020 09:03:05 GMT
Herons' Bristle This is his full spread.

Herons' BristleHerons' Bristle

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 birds cmdphotos ©2020 heron heron's bristle jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Sun, 03 May 2020 07:41:16 GMT
Portrait A very unusual angle. Just imagine if you looked like that. LOL


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Orchid Dragon Like the whiskers.

Orchid DragonOrchid Dragon

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 cmdphotos ©2020 flowers nature nc botanical gardens orchid dragon plants Fri, 01 May 2020 09:43:58 GMT
Blue Bird on a Stick Really liked the background in this.


Blue Bird on a StickBlue Bird on a Stick

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 animals birds blue bird on a stick cmdphotos ©2020 jordan lake jordan lake damn lake nature river Thu, 30 Apr 2020 08:19:14 GMT
Alpaca 3 This is the third Alpaca in my Three Stooges Series.

Alpaca 3Alpaca 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 alpaca 3 animals cmdphotos ©2020 nature smile Tue, 28 Apr 2020 08:51:29 GMT
Purple Star Beautiful simple flower. I like a lot about this image.

Purple StarPurple Star


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Long Drink Liked the angle of the butterfly's tongue.


Long DrinkLong Drink

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 bugs butterflies cmdphotos ©2020 flowers insects long drink nature Sun, 26 Apr 2020 08:45:20 GMT
Abstract Mallard Really liked the abstract nature of the water.

Abstract MallardAbstract Mallard

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 abstract abstract mallard birds cmdphotos ©2020 design duck las vegas nature water water fowl Fri, 24 Apr 2020 08:40:17 GMT
Daffodil Expression Artistic rendition of a Daffodil close up. Best when viewed on computer.


Daffodil ExpressionDaffodil Expression



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 artistic cmdphotos ©2020 daffodil expression drawing flowers nature nc botanical gardens plants Thu, 23 Apr 2020 07:22:06 GMT
Alpaca 2 Sometimes you feel like a nut.....

Alpaca 2Alpaca 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 alpaca 2 animals cmdphotos ©2020 funny nature Wed, 22 Apr 2020 10:34:44 GMT
Close Sip Liked the texture in the butterfly wings.

Close SipClose Sip

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 bugs butterflies close sip cmdphotos ©2020 flowers insects nature Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:31:29 GMT
Toadshade Been wanting to get a decent picture of this plant for a long while. Hard to get. This ones not to bad.


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Goldeneye Unique eyes for Ducks. Liked reflected sky off the water. Does this bird have a crazy hair-do or what?


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Transparent Liked this angle with the butterfly looking down and his shape in the leaf.



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Wild African Violet While a very common Spring Flower, The Wild African Violet is only about a half inch wide and often overlooked.


Wild African VioletWild African Violet

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 cmdphotos ©2020 flowers nature nc botanical gardens plant wild african violet Thu, 16 Apr 2020 14:29:19 GMT
Lemur Really Just couldn't resist this one.


Lemur ReallyLemur Really

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Happy Easter Happy Easter to all my Friends, Family, Students and Clients.


Happy EasterHappy Easter

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 beach cmdphotos ©2020 happy easter he has risen holiday sun rise Sun, 12 Apr 2020 08:06:05 GMT
May Apple Beautiful wild flower grows in early Spring.

May AppleMay Apple

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-20 cmdphotos ©2020 flowers may apple nature nc botanical gardens plant Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:49:41 GMT
Hangin Butterfly Thought it was a unique angle for Butterfly hanging upside down and light that is affecting the Butterfly.


Hangin ButterflyHangin Butterfly

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 bug butterflies cmdphotos ©2020 hangin butterfly insect nature Thu, 09 Apr 2020 10:59:34 GMT
Alpaca 1 Doin a few funny Alpaca pics.


Alpaca 1Alpaca 1

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 alpaca 1 animals cmdphotos ©2020 funny nature Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:00:41 GMT
New Growth Just as nice as any flower.


New GrowthNew Growth

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 cmdphotos ©2020 leaves nature new growth plants spring trees Tue, 07 Apr 2020 07:36:05 GMT
Butterfly on Leaf Liked how the outline of the butterfly and leaf repeated the form of an open winged butterfly.


Butterfly on LeafButterfly on Leaf

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 bugs butterflies butterfly on leaf cmdphotos ©2020 insect nature Sun, 05 Apr 2020 08:47:55 GMT
Winter Cardinal Shallow DoF for bird.

Winter CardinalWinter Cardinal


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-20 animal birds cmdphotos ©2020 nature nc botanical gardens winter cardinal Sat, 04 Apr 2020 10:24:40 GMT
Forest Flower Nice early Spring flower.


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Butterfly Bar Chose the background brighter than the foreground.

Butterfly BarButterfly Bar

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 bugs butterflies butterfly bar cmdphotos ©2020 flowers insects nature nc Thu, 02 Apr 2020 06:04:54 GMT
Downy Caught this guy scurrying up a tree.



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Spring Crocus Beautifully small simple flowers growing from the winter debris.


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Butterfly in Blue The realistic one is nice, but I like this more abstract one better. The larger you look at it the better you can see the designs.


Butterfly in BlueButterfly in Blue

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Mallard Swirled Liked the colors of the duck with the colors of the water. Shot at ISO 12,800.


Mallard SwirledMallard Swirled

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Daffodils in Light Loved how translucent the flowers are.


Daffodils in LightDaffodils in Light

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 cmdphotos ©2020 daffodils in light flowers nature nc botanical gardens plants Wed, 25 Mar 2020 09:50:00 GMT
Arizona Mountains Well, this may be a semi common scene for westerners, but I thought it was kind of cool. Again, shot out of a moving bus.

Arizona MountainsArizona Mountains


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Antelope Canyon, Arizona A combination of Light, Shadows and Color.


Antelope Canyon, ArizonaAntelope Canyon, Arizona

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 antelope canyon arizona cmdphotos ©2020 color landscape light page shadows Sun, 22 Mar 2020 08:45:39 GMT
Orchids in a Row Really liked the light highlighting just the 3 orchids.


Orchids in a RowOrchids in a Row

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 cmdphotos ©2020 flowers light orchids in a row plants Sat, 21 Mar 2020 10:22:53 GMT
Butterfly Online Shallow Depth of Field.


Butterfly OnlineButterfly Online

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-20 bugs butterflies butterfly online cmdphotos ©2020 flowers insects Fri, 20 Mar 2020 06:23:06 GMT
Malard Abstract Really liked the design in the water. Shot at 12,800 ISO.


Malard AbstractMalard Abstract

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 bird cmdphotos ©2020 design duck las vegas malard abstract nature water water fowl Tue, 17 Mar 2020 10:20:43 GMT
High Roller Like the light and the lines.


High RollerHigh Roller

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Show Birds I swear this Cockatoo was actually posing for the camera!  Shot this at 12,800 ISO.


Show BirdsShow Birds

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Arizona Trail I like the scale and perspective.


Arizona TrailArizona Trail

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Good Morning Utah Always love these type of mountain scenes.


Good Morning UtahGood Morning Utah

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 cmdphotos ©2020 fog good morning utah landscape mountains Tue, 10 Mar 2020 09:10:39 GMT
Interesting Environment What can I say? The picture says it all. Again, shot through the window of a moving bus.


Interesting EnvironmentInteresting Environment

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Hillsborough, NC Just an interesting city scene.



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Yellow Lilly Exercise in use of color and light for separation.


Yellow LillyYellow Lilly

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 cmdphotos ©2020 dpbb 1-20 flowers hillsborough lillies nature night yellow lilly Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:46:00 GMT
Smooth Lines The water was pretty still. So, when the boat made these waves, it made a beautiful pattern in a crystal blue Lake Mead. The picture shows a starting point and the lines lead you to the boat.


Smoth LinesSmoth Lines

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Lake Mead What can I say about this one. I like it for so many reasons. How often do you get to see pointed peaks on mountains. I like the water reflections before the island and how it contrasts with the obscurity of the water in back of the island. The mountains themselves have so many different colors and textures that I believe is rare to find.


Lake MeadLake Mead

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 cmdphotos ©2020 dpbb 1-20 island lake lake mead mountains reservoir water Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:04:32 GMT
Upper Antelope Canyon 16 This is so cool. Just a neat area.


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Moon Over Utah Not to bad for shooting through a window of a moving bus.


Moon Over UtahMoon Over Utah

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Flamingo Rd. Just an interesting moment in Time.


Flamingo Rd.Flamingo Rd.

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Upper Antelope Canyon 14 Like the contrasting texture of the center rock.


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Interesting Advertising I wanted the style of the photograph to match the image. Somebody really put in some effort to build this home made advertising.


Interesting AdvertisingInteresting Advertising

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 arizona cmdphotos ©2020 hand made interesting advertising page unique Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:41:36 GMT
Upper Antelope Canyon 9 The Indian guide often suggests seeing things in the rock formations.

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Happy Valentines Day! Hope you all have someone to Love!

Happy Valentines Day!Happy Valentines Day!

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Upper Antelope Canyon 3 Just amazing rock formation.


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Hoover Dam 1 and 2 Through the years there have been many pictures taken of the Hoover Dam. I wanted to try getting a different angle than had been done before. As far as I can initially tell, this was a unique angle. I just can't decide which one I like better. One has the road as the dominant feature in the picture. The other splits the dominance with the river and bottom of the dam. Visually I like the vertical one better, but as documentary, the horizontal Illustrates the dam better. Sooo...please tell me which one you think is better? Thanks!


Hoover Dam 1Hoover Dam 1 Hoover Dam 2 (horizontal)Hoover Dam 2 (horizontal)

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Flamingo Always wanted to shoot this hotel. It's one of the very first hotels in Vegas.


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Upper Antelope Canyon....or Mars As the sun light filters down through the Canyon rock, so many different colors appear. It gives such an other worldly feeling.


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Live or Memorex BxW So which do you prefer? Color or BxW?


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Live or Memorex Hand held at 1/20 second without image stabilization. ISO 6400.


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Beautiful Light The light falls in just the right places.


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Upper Antelope Canyon 2 Amazing all the colors in the Canyon just from natural light.


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People in Upper Antelope Canyon I'm posting this pic to demonstrate my previous comments and help give a perspective on the photos posted from Upper Antelope Canyon. You have groups coming in and then turning around to go back out. The shots I got, I consider lucky. Tight spaces, no tripod, sloooow shutter speeds, high ISO and people bumping into you all the way.

People in Upper Antelope CanyonPeople in Upper Antelope Canyon


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Upper Antelope Canyon Very cool place to see, but seriously not at all photographer friendly. Was actually very disappointed. The Indian Reservation is only concerned about cash. There are apparently at least 5 tour companies running people through this small channel. There are so many groups being pushed through there that it is hard to even stop much less take pictures. Add this with the low light changing constantly, and your lucky to get any shots at all. I was not able to take the "photographers tour", which costs extra, due to time and tour transportation, but apparently that tour is also slaved to the masses going through the Canyon. By the way, I was told they are dropping the photographers tour in about a's hindering them from pushing more people through the Canyon. Beautiful light comes through the Canyon, even though I was not there at the right time of year.


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Las Vegas Strip I was pretty happy with this shot. Considering it's at ISO 6400, while moving....did I mention how many drinks I had in a half hour? This shot basically has most of the primary hotels on the strip, The Flamingo, Bellagio, The Mirage, Harrah's, Bally's, Caesar's Palace, Paris, The Cosmopolitan, The Linq, Linq Promenade, High Roller, etc. I stayed at the Linq's. Wasn't bad, but watch out for the bate and switch! What ever you are getting, make sure they give you the price in writing. I was told $30 for an upgrade and they ended up charging $49/night. Not to mention the daily $40 "Resort Fee" for nothing at all. Did enjoy the business trip. I did gamble way to much. I placed my whole two dollars in the slot machine and lost it in 20 seconds or less. Did have some interesting experiences.


Las Vegas StripLas Vegas Strip

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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona Here's my "me too" (LOL) of Horseshoe Bend. Not bad for the very limited time I had there. Shot at 11mm (full Frame).

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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-20 arizona cmdphotos ©2020 colors horseshoe bend landscape nature page us Thu, 16 Jan 2020 05:33:32 GMT
Eno River Mill Have you ever been to the Eno River Mill in Durham? Amazing the Degradation this mill has gone through and how different it looks in general from the past.


Eno River MillEno River Mill

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11mm 1-20 cmdphotos ©2020 degradation eno river mill mill water Mon, 06 Jan 2020 09:44:31 GMT
Happy New Year! Happy New Year to all my Friends, Family and Clients! As we end the decade, I find myself thinking back to the year 2000 and the only computer crisis we have had is Apple selling computers for $53,000. LOL


Happy New Year!Happy New Year!

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Red Bud Rainbow Shot at dusk with an ISO 1600. The colors really popped as it got darker on the green leaves.


Red Bud RainbowRed Bud Rainbow

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 bud carrborro cmdphotos ©2019 leaves plants red red bud rainbow Mon, 30 Dec 2019 21:49:06 GMT
Merry Christmas! Santa Lucy says MERRY CHRISTMAS!



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Peekaboo Don't ya just hate it when they stare.



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Lower Cascade Falls, Hanging Rock Long shot, medium shot and now close up.


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Falls' Christmas Tree Yep, it was pouring down rain. Shot at ISO 8000. Little guy was just hit by a rain drop in his eye.


Falls' Christmas TreeFalls' Christmas Tree

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-19 basics class birds cardinal cmdphotos ©2019 falls' christmas tree nature nc botanical gardens rain weather Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:57:52 GMT
Downy Shot at ISO 8000 and in the rain.



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Smooth Sailing Wouldn't this be nice right now. I really liked the changes in water patterns.


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Crocus Really liked the marbling light on the flower. It seems to help it sparkle.



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Border on the Beach Just love the intense stare of Border Collies.


Border on the BeachBorder on the Beach

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Lilly in Green I really like the lines in this image.


Lilly in GreenLilly in Green

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Sandpipper Liked the background and foreground to this image.





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Orange Balance The orange color really popped behind the dark background.


Orange BalanceOrange Balance

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Lower Cascade Falls 2 Gee, I think there's gotta be a lesson in here somewhere. Interesting how the rock formations build up over one another.


Lower Cascade Falls 2Lower Cascade Falls 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-19 cmdphotos ©2019 hanging rock lower cascade falls medium shot nc water waterfall Tue, 12 Nov 2019 09:00:46 GMT
Dragonfly Really liked how the colors of the dragonfly match with the rail.



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Lower Cascade Falls One of the many waterfalls at Hanging Rock.


Lower Cascade FallsLower Cascade Falls

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-19 cmdphotos ©2019 hanging rock lower cascade falls nature nc waterfall Tue, 05 Nov 2019 09:10:44 GMT
Butt Wine Not an opinion. Bota can mean Butt in different languages. Just what we need....Butt Wine.


Butt WineButt Wine

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-19 bota wine butt wine cmdphotos ©2019 funny Sun, 03 Nov 2019 09:29:22 GMT
The Schweddy Plant Just thought this was an interesting plant. Notice how the pods stick out from the shaft.


Schweddy PlantSchweddy Plant

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-19 cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nature nc botanical gardens pods schweddy plant Fri, 01 Nov 2019 06:06:36 GMT
Happy Halloween 2019 Happy Halloween to all my clients, friends and family!!!


Happy Halloween 2019Happy Halloween 2019

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-19 cmdphotos ©2019 happy halloween 2019 holiday spider Thu, 31 Oct 2019 07:19:53 GMT
Butterfly on Red Shot during Basics student location shoot.


Butterfly on RedButterfly on Red

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 bugs butterflies butterfly on red cmdphotos ©2019 flowers insects nature nc botanical gardens plants Tue, 29 Oct 2019 06:56:41 GMT
Boder Puppy Play Don't ya just hate it when this happens?


Brder Puppy PlayBrder Puppy Play

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-19 beach border puppy play dogs canine animals cmdphotos ©2019 ocean wrightsville beach Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:28:51 GMT
Sheep Dog Really liked the hair patterns and color.


Sheep DogSheep Dog

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-19 animals beach cmdphotos ©2019 dogs nature ocean sheep dog wrightsville beach Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:34:46 GMT
Malamute The background was distracting, so I waited till the bigger dog was behind the Malamute to use as a background. Not bad for a 1000 ISO.



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Butterfly Flower Loved the way the two blended.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 09-19 butterfly butterfly flower cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nature nc botanical gardens Fri, 18 Oct 2019 08:15:20 GMT
Thanks For Playin 3 Just to round out the demonstration, an example of good composition. Don't think he's gonna make it under this curl.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 beach carolina beach cmdphotos ©2019 composition leisure ocean sport surfing thanks for playin 3 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:25:49 GMT
Thanks For Playin 2 Here's your answer to the last photo posted. Maybe had you wonderin a little bit? The examp[le was extreme, but hope it gets the idea across.


Thanks For Playin 2Thanks For Playin 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-19 9-19 beach carolina beach cmdphotos ©2019 compositional rules ocean thanks for playin 2 Wed, 16 Oct 2019 09:29:34 GMT
Thanks For Playin Really like this image. Is it one or two people? This image stretches one of the compositional rules I teach in my Basics class (Dangling Appendages). Do you see what I mean?


Thanks For PlayinThanks For Playin

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-19 beach carolina beach cmdphotos ©2019 lesson ocean susan thanks for playin Sun, 13 Oct 2019 09:13:01 GMT
Meme Ok....I'm tryin to pick the perfect words for this. If you can think of something clever, please enter it below.



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Flight A metaphor for life.



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Waggle Wader This dog isn't afraid of the water.


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Orange Intrigue Interesting texture for a flower. I like the outside more than the inside.


Orange IntrigueOrange Intrigue

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 basics class cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nc botanical gardens orange intrigue plants Thu, 03 Oct 2019 09:05:10 GMT
Grasshopper Split I waited for the grasshopper to move into this position. I saw the light on his tail, but shadowed on his body. By waiting for just a couple steps, he is sunlit with the dark portion of the leaf in the background, but sort of silhouetted by the bright part of the leaf in the background.


Grasshopper SplitGrasshopper Split

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 basics class bugs cmdphotos ©2019 grasshopper grasshopper split insects nature nc botanical gardens plants Fri, 27 Sep 2019 08:36:00 GMT
Sunlit Butterfly Shot During my Basics location Shoot.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 basics class butterflies cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nc botanical gardens plants sunlit butterfly Thu, 26 Sep 2019 06:37:57 GMT
Hummingbird I wanted to freeze the head and body, but let the wings show motion.



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Carborro at Night Lots of interesting things going on in the picture, but best to see it even larger. Really like the red color design in the street.


Carborro at NightCarborro at Night

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Caterpillar Er go. (see previous blog photo)



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Red Bud Caterpillar Yes, the shape reminds me of a caterpillar. Color transition of the leaves is the most interesting.


Red Bud CaterpillarRed Bud Caterpillar

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-19 carrboro caterpillar cmdphotos ©2019 colors leaves plants red bud caterpillar Thu, 12 Sep 2019 08:23:40 GMT
Pink Bouquet Flower Just enough light.


Pink Bouquet FlowerPink Bouquet Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-19 cmdphotos ©2019 flowers light nature nc botanical gardens pink bouquet flower plants Fri, 06 Sep 2019 03:52:34 GMT
Bouquet Flower Pure White.


Boquet FlowerBoquet Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-19 bouquet flower cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nature nc botanical gardens plants Mon, 02 Sep 2019 08:27:13 GMT
Huggin Buggin I don't know, but if you say it 3 times fast, it starts to sound good....Huggin Buggin. LOL


Buggin HugginBuggin Huggin

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-19 buggin huggin bugs cmdphotos ©2019 dimensions flowers insects nc botanical gardens Mon, 26 Aug 2019 09:12:44 GMT
Soft Flower Beautiful Light, Beautiful flower.


Soft FlowerSoft Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-19 cmdphotos ©2019 flowers light nc botanical gardens soft flower Sat, 24 Aug 2019 08:20:26 GMT
Paper Flower I used the leaves to frame the picture.

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White Shade Flower Really liked the light.


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Purple Cone Flowers Just really liked the arrangement.


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Big or Small This turtle is roughly 150 years old.


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Jordan Lake Sunset Yeah yeah....lots of sunset pics to be seen, but I really liked the calmness of this one. I was going to call it Tranquility, but opted for the more descriptive. Shot while camping at Jordan Lake. If you get a chance to view this at a size bigger than a phone, you can start to see the colors mixing better. You can see the design in the water better which is almost perfect in my eyes.


Jordan Lake SunsetJordan Lake Sunset

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-19 camping environment jordan lake jordan lake sunset sunset tranquility water Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:26:30 GMT
Sunset Silhouette Hey All,

Haven't posted in a while, but have been busy taking pictures. My computer died a month or so ago and had to buy another and recoup. Fortunately, I do not load any pics to my computer HD, so no worries there. Went camping on Jordan Lake and caught a few good pics along with a few fish.


Sunset SilhouetteSunset Silhouette

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-19 boating jordan lake lake leisure sunset sunset silhouette water Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:44:00 GMT
Funny Car Found this truck with it's nose peeping out of a dark garage. Pictured this in my head as a funny curve to the truck so I altered it just a bit.


Funny CarFunny Car

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-11-19 antique artistic modification cmdphotos ©2019 fine art photography class ford funny car truck Sun, 14 Jul 2019 11:46:59 GMT
Hydrangea 2 Just a cellphone shot of a yard flower.


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So Much I felt the color, style and word worked well together. Ok, just a quick statement about the world.


So MuchSo Much

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Early Hydrangea - cellphone shot Just a pic I took in early spring of new flowers coming out.


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Music This just seems like a visual of sound. This is a straight shot.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-19 abstract archetecture cmdphotos ©2019 downtown durham durham fine art music Tue, 04 Jun 2019 06:43:28 GMT
Field Flowers Nice fresh Spring flowers.


Field FlowersField Flowers

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Black-eyed Susan Really like the intensity of this flower.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-11-19 black eyed susan cmdphotos ©2019 fine art photography class flower nature plant Thu, 30 May 2019 09:45:01 GMT
Hillsborough, NC Night scene I did with my Fine Art Class.


Hillsborough NCHillsborough NC

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Backlit Bud In addition to how beautiful the leaves are, I liked the positive and negative space.


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Windows Urban reflections.



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Bells Liked the detail even at high ISO.



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Calibrachoa Purple Almost looks 3D.


Calibrachoa PurpleCalibrachoa Purple

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-19 calibrachoa purple cmdphotos ©2019 downtown durham dpbb durham flowers plants Tue, 14 May 2019 07:54:24 GMT
White Calibrachoa These little guys where little more than a half inch long.


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Urban 2 Want to know what you think? BxW or Color? Why do you feel that way? Thanks!


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-19 architecture bxw cmdphotos ©2019 downtown durham durham people urban 2 Tue, 07 May 2019 07:18:27 GMT
Stares Another addition to my Escher Series.



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Purple Irises. Just a pic from my cellphone of some Irises in my yard. I liked the simple composition.


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One is the Loneliest Number Since the image is small, I will state (which I usually don't do) that the boy has a number one on the back of his shirt. Shot at Stagville's Largest Hand Hewn Barn.


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Purple Iris Close-up of an Iris from my yard. Taken with my Phone Camera.


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Arrangement Shot for Fine Arts class using a single light.



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Clematis Nothin special, just  cellphone picture of the Clematis Flower in my yard.


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Purple Flowers in Reeds These flowers were little more than a half inch tall.


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Female Titmouse I believe I caught her mate too.


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Nuthatch I don't think this little guy can see me.



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White Throated Sparrow Felt using artistic brushes worked better than the straight photo.


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Mother Natures' Collage Yeah, first glance you'd probably pass this by. Heck you're probably ready to do that to this photo. That is one of the problems in today's digital age. People have been sensitized to react to only certain kinds of photos. Some examples, ones with lots of color or pretty butterflies or subject. With billions of photos out on the web, TV and in hard copy... people only take time to glimpse a photo. What if there was more to see than what a quick glimpse can give you. What if you took the time to look a little harder. The way I look at it...I think interesting things can sometimes be found.

I'm going to use this picture as an example. It's a picture I like, but many will not. Don't care, I'm posting it cause I personally like it. I see many things and relationships in this image. I decided to call it Mother Natures Collage. To me there are several things going on in here. First, the obvious, new life springing from old. I liked the pattern of the leaves in the frame. Just enough Green to give the eye a place to rest. Normally, I would think sticks running through my whole picture was a terrible look. However, these tree limbs were Red and Blue, they sort of framed the picture, they make a letter and add a second level to looking down. Not sure how they got their color, but then again....mother nature (with just an admitted little saturation). Turning up saturation to much could have started putting unwanted color in the dead leaves and flowers. Then there are the leaves themselves. Besides the interesting geometrical and abstract forms they make, the textures are interesting in themselves. Then there is the fun part for me, just like looking up at clouds, taking a closer look at the leaves' figures can start to look like faces, animals and things. Looking at the image in a small screen obviously makes this difficult to see. I will give an example, I see a bright punk rock hair-do on a guy that has a bird talking into his ear and just above him is a hillbilly. They are to the right of the middle green leaf towards the right edge on the lower part of the picture. The hillbilly has a hillbilly hat, a beard and shaggy bangs. Yeah yeah, yeah...I know what your saying. If I get enough request I'll post a close up of it so you can see for yourself. Each segment of the picture makes a new collage/abstract with new potential figures to discern. If you see anything yourself...please do tell!


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House Flowers Cellphone Camera Nothing special, just an arrangement that I picked from my yard.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-19 cmdphotos ©2019 flowers house flowers phone camera Tue, 19 Mar 2019 05:32:12 GMT
Pine Warbler Puffed out for winter. Shot at ISO 2500.


Pine WarblerPine Warbler

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-19 animals birds cmdphotos ©2019 nature nc botanical gardens pine warbler Fri, 15 Mar 2019 08:28:20 GMT
Medusa Love the winding tentacles.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-19 cmdphotos ©2019 flowers medusa nature nc botanical gardens plants Tue, 12 Mar 2019 11:56:47 GMT
Under Flower Delicate flower shot in NC Botanical Gardens.


Under FlowerUnder Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-19 basics class cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nature nc botanical gardens plants under flower Mon, 11 Mar 2019 09:31:06 GMT
Dark Eyed Junco Positioned myself for a dark background. Image shot at a very high 2500 ISO.


Dark Eyed JuncoDark Eyed Junco

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2500 iso 3-19 animals birds cmdphotos ©2019 dark eyed junco nature nc botanical gardens Fri, 08 Mar 2019 14:11:04 GMT
Calla Lillies Just a cellphone pic.


Calla LilliesCalla Lillies

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-19 calla lillies cell phone camera cmdphotos ©2019 flower nature plants Tue, 05 Mar 2019 05:58:59 GMT
Golden Dragon This is from a photograph. Then applied brushes and filters to achieve what I had visualized.


Golden DragonGolden Dragon

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-19 abstraction cmdphotos ©2019 dragon golden dragon painting Wed, 27 Feb 2019 07:56:27 GMT
Catch the Wind Pelican was gliding in the wind. The image states a lot about man versus nature.


Catch the WindCatch the Wind

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) beach bird catch the wind cmdphotos ©2019 fort fisher man nature ocean pelican sea sea oats shore wind Wed, 20 Feb 2019 12:12:44 GMT
Anemone Just a very interesting creature all by itself.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) anemone beach cmdphotos ©2019 fort fisher nature ocean sea sea creatures Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:27:36 GMT
Simplle So much to see with so little.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) beach cmdphotos ©2019 fort fisher minimal ocean sand shell simple water Tue, 12 Feb 2019 09:02:59 GMT
Elation High Key.


ElationElationCMDPHOTOS ©2010

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos cmdphotos ©2019 elation emotion high key model Sun, 10 Feb 2019 10:10:30 GMT
Rains Edge Was driving down I40 in the rain when I crossed an almost straight line of rain clouds into a clearing. On one side was a big Rainbow and this was in the other direction. Captured with my Cellphone Camera.


Rains EdgeRains Edge0,8,-6 FN=0 lidx=353.25 FM0 FC100111111:zzzzzz0 8161 078043874441663838014c0 bac2fd1592fd937631474b5d79df1352e224d6014d 786 87a1531e8822e715925392af715d316c3bb415d3b6348b9

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-19 cellphone camera cmdphotos ©2019 landscape nature rains edge sunset cellphone trees Mon, 04 Feb 2019 09:10:18 GMT
Soundless Sunset Just thought this was a tranquil setting. The waves slowly rippling in while the sun sets.


Soundless SunsetSoundless Sunset

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) boat dock cmdphotos ©2019 ocean outer banks sea sea grass sound sunset Sat, 02 Feb 2019 09:33:07 GMT
White Light The light falling on this flower caught my eye.


White LightWhite Light

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-19 cmdphotos ©2019 flowers nature nc botanical gardens plants white light Sun, 27 Jan 2019 10:17:36 GMT
Decked Out Egret Utilizing patterns and depth of Field.


Decked Out EgretDecked Out Egret

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) birds cmdphotos ©2019 decked out egret egret nature ocean patterns Thu, 24 Jan 2019 04:34:43 GMT
Heron in Reeds bxw Here is my BxW version of Heron in Reeds. Compared to the previous picture, which do you prefer?


Heron in Reeds bxwHeron in Reeds bxw

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals birds cmdphotos ©2019 color heron heron in reeds color jordan lake nature Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:19:07 GMT
Heron in Reeds color Ok, I just can't decide if I like this in color or BxW best. Please feel free to post your opinion based on this and the next picture.


Heron in Reeds colorHeron in Reeds color

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals birds cmdphotos ©2019 color heron heron in reeds color jordan lake nature Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:09:36 GMT
Hangin It's all about shootin the perfect moment. On this one, the two wheels only lasts but a second or two. Gravity dictates it.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2019 hangin skate board skateboarders sports Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:55:50 GMT
Butterfly Grass Slightly modified with Lightroom. Shooting into the sun and fog with semi-transparent subjects.


Butterfly GrassButterfly Grass

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-19 bugs butterfly butterfly grass cmdphotos ©2019 grass insects nature white butterfly Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:47:59 GMT
Say What? I can't decide which one is funnier? The one with the mouth open is funny, but I like the neck attitude in the other.


Say What? 1Say What? 1 Say What? 2Say What? 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals birds cmdphotos ©2019 eagle jordan lake lake nature say what? 1 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 08:56:06 GMT
Heron Flight Liked being able to see all the back feathers in this one.


Heron FlightHeron Flight

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals birds cmdphotos ©2017 heron heron flight jordan lake nature Sun, 06 Jan 2019 09:40:44 GMT
Cormorant in Blue Apparently there is so much oil in the skin of a Cormorant that water just rolls off there body.


Cormorant in BlueCormorant in Blue

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animal birds cmdphotos ©2018 cormorant cormorant in blue jordan lake lake nature water Fri, 04 Jan 2019 02:52:33 GMT


Happy New Year 2019Happy New Year 2019

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-18 2019 cmdphotos ©2018 fireworks happy new year 2019 holiday Tue, 01 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT
1st place in the "2018 Carolina Woman's Magazine Annual Photo Competition" I was recently informed that I took 1st place in the "2018 Carolina Woman's Magazine Annual Photo Competition" as seen in the pic below.


1st Place prize in the "2018 Carolina Woman's Magazine Annual Photo Competition!1st Place prize in the "2018 Carolina Woman's Magazine Annual Photo Competition!

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1st place prize in the 2018 carolina woman's magazine annual photo competition 2018 award carolina competition magazine photo Fri, 28 Dec 2018 18:23:20 GMT
Strike a Pose Perched Heron on Jordan Lake.


Strike a PoseStrike a Pose

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 heron jordan lake lake nature strike a pose Fri, 28 Dec 2018 10:45:43 GMT
MERRY CHRISTMAS Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! Holly is a genus of about 480 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and the only living genus in that family. The prickly leaves represent the crown of thorns that Jesus wore when he was crucified. The berries are the drops of blood that were shed by Jesus because of the thorns. In Scandinavia it is known as the Christ Thorn. Hope your Holidays are wonderful and thanks to all those that have appreciated my photos and the subtle nuances in them.


Merry ChristmasMerry Christmas

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-18 christmas" cmdphotos ©2018 holly merry plants winter Mon, 24 Dec 2018 19:41:53 GMT
Smokin Zebra So.......I wonder where the Mohawk originated?


Smokin ZebraSmokin Zebra

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) ©2018 animal cmdphotos smokin zebra zebra Sat, 22 Dec 2018 08:00:46 GMT
Blue Bird 2 For those of you that felt the last image wasn't your cup o tea, here is a straight shot. This image was taken at the high ISO of 8000.


Blue Bird 2Blue Bird 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-18 basics class birds blue bird 2 cmdphotos ©2018 fanimals nature nc botanical gardens winter Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:19:44 GMT
Blue Bird MOD This could have been a very nice picture of a Blue Bird, but I really liked this more abstract version.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals basics class birds blue bird blue bird mod cmdphotos ©2018 nc botanical gardens winter Thu, 13 Dec 2018 07:17:41 GMT
Winter Green Life Cycle.


Winter GreenWinter Green

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) basics class cmdphotos ©2018 design nc botanical gardens new life plants winter Tue, 11 Dec 2018 09:57:09 GMT
Nut Hatch Shot at 5000 ISO.


Nut HatchNut Hatch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animals basics class birds cmdphotos ©2018 nc botanical gardens nut hatch winter Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:26:07 GMT
Winter Flower Shot at the NC Botanical Gardens in December.


Winter FlowerWinter Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) basics class cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nc botanical gardens plants winter Mon, 03 Dec 2018 07:16:07 GMT
Surf Search I like the feel the water gives of intensity.


Surf SearchSurf Search

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-18 carolina beach cmdphotos ©2018 ocean sea sport surf search surfer surfing water Thu, 29 Nov 2018 09:08:00 GMT
Happy Thanksgiving! HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all my Friends, Clients, Students and Family


Happy Thanksgiving!Happy Thanksgiving!

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos corn happy thanksgiving holiday pumpkin Thu, 22 Nov 2018 22:58:43 GMT
Three Strange Bedfellows Interesting group.


Three Strange BedfellowsThree Strange Bedfellows

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-18 bugs cmdphotos ©2018 dragon fly frogs nature three strange bedfellows water lilies Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:53:43 GMT
Fall Caterpillar Did this one in my backyard. I did help him get to prettier leaves (no caterpillar was harmed in the shooting of this picture LOL)


Fall CaterpillarFall Caterpillar

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 bugs caterpillar cmdphotos ©2018 color fall fall caterpillar fall leaves insects Fri, 16 Nov 2018 07:33:03 GMT
Pollen Drop Apparently the bee dropped his load, pollen that is.


Pollen DropPollen Drop

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 bee bugs close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flower insect macro nature nc botanical garden pollen drop Mon, 12 Nov 2018 01:26:28 GMT
Sensual Flower 2 Shot during my Macro Seminar Location Shoot.


Sensual Flower 2Sensual Flower 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flowers macro nature nc botanical garden plants sensual flower 2 Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:03:15 GMT
Fly in the Mix Saw the fly on the flower and really liked his orange eyes. Shot during my Macro Seminar location shoot.


Fly in the MixFly in the Mix

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 bugs close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flowers fly fly in the mix insects macro nature nc botanical garden plants sondra Thu, 08 Nov 2018 09:53:56 GMT
Sensual Flower This was a small flower. Shot during my Macro Seminar.

Sensual FlowerSensual Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flower macro moisture nc botanical garden plant sensual flower Wed, 07 Nov 2018 06:47:59 GMT
Beeutiful Liked the complementary colors. I'm guessing the orange is pollen.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 beeutiful bugs close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flowers insects macro nc botanical garden pollination Sun, 04 Nov 2018 14:50:06 GMT
Myrtle Beach, SC Sans Pavilion This isn't meant to be a pretty picture. I took it more for documentary purposes. This is the original MB area. It used to have a fairly famous Pavilion in the grass area displayed. At least the "Gay Dolphin" novelty store is still there. This image was shot very soon just after Hurricane Florence past through. Enlarged, you can read the names on the buildings. Not bad for a cellphone camera.


Myrtle Beach, SC Sans PavilionMyrtle Beach, SC Sans Pavilion

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 amusements beach cellphone camera cmdphotos myrtle beach ocean post hurricane florence sans pavilion sc stores Sat, 03 Nov 2018 07:53:32 GMT
Iddy Biddy The interesting aspect of this image is that the flower was about 2 inches wide so the moth was about 1/32 of an inch.


Iddy BiddyIddy Biddy

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 bugs close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flowers iddy biddy insects macro moth nc botanical garden Thu, 01 Nov 2018 07:31:56 GMT
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Don't get spooked by this little cutie! Including legs he was only about 5 inches long. Hope you have a fun safe Halloween!



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 bugs close-up cmdphotos ©2018 halloween happy halloween insect macro nc botanical garden spider Wed, 31 Oct 2018 11:00:59 GMT
Pollen Pleasure Insect is less than a half inch long. Shot during my Macro Photography location shoot.


Pollen PleasurePollen Pleasure


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-18 bugs close-up cmdphotos ©2018 flowers macro nc botanical garden pollen pleasure Sun, 28 Oct 2018 11:40:17 GMT
Carolina Woman Magazine Photo Contest Hi All,

Below is information on entering the Carolina Woman Magazine! Deadline is Oct. 31st! So hurry and get your entry in!


Carolina Woman's MagazineCarolina Woman's Magazine

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 carolina woman's magazine details magazine photo contest Tue, 16 Oct 2018 11:20:34 GMT
Tranquility Thought I'd save a special one for a special day. Imagine this view. The calmness of the water. The moon and sun creating light. There was a haze off in the distance over the sea. The haze tinted the colors of the clear sky and there was a tropical breeze blowing which I think added in the look of the water. Then there's the Pelicans gliding in the breeze.  Hence...tranquil.  ....and yes the moon was that orange.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach calm cmdphotos ©2018 moon myrtle beach ocean pelicans post florence sc tranquility Wed, 10 Oct 2018 05:04:08 GMT
Birds Comedy A few interesting things about this shot. Normally, I do not take many pictures of Sea Gulls and Pigeons. The interesting thing at Myrtle Beach was that there were very few Sea Gulls and a lot of pigeons. It used to be greatly reversed. The other reason I liked this image was the comedy that is displayed. I could tell a story based on faces, but I think it becomes obvious if you pay attention.

Birds ComedyBirds Comedy

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach birds comedy cmdphotos ©2018 community myrtle beach ocean pigeons sc sea gull social Mon, 08 Oct 2018 09:16:15 GMT
Bliss Nice romantic stroll down the beach.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach bliss cmdphotos ©2018 couple dawn morning myrtle beach ocean romantic sc sea Sun, 07 Oct 2018 08:49:33 GMT
Myrtle Beach 2nd St. Pier The larger the image the more you can see the interesting patterns of the waves motion.


Myrtle Beach 2nd St. PierMyrtle Beach 2nd St. Pier

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach cmdphotos ©2018 dawn motion myrtle beach myrtle beach 2nd st. pier ocean pier sc sea water Fri, 05 Oct 2018 06:45:16 GMT
Myrtle Beach Dawn 2 Just reminds me of how much I like the beach.


Myrtle Beach Dawn 2Myrtle Beach Dawn 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach cmdphotos ©2018 dawn myrtle beach myrtle beach dawn ocean sc sun up Tue, 02 Oct 2018 06:52:35 GMT
Wind Surfing Normally I don't do many pics of Sea Gulls, but really liked the perspective on this one. It was interesting that there were more pigeons on the beach and hardly any Sea Gulls.


Wind SurfingWind Surfing

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 animals beach bird cmdphotos ©2018 myrtle beach ocean sc sea sea gull wind surfing Mon, 01 Oct 2018 07:27:32 GMT
Myrtle Beach Dawn Just couldn't believe how deep a color was coming from the sun.

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach cmdphotos ©2018 dawn morning myrtle beach myrtle beach dawn ocean sc sea sun Sun, 30 Sep 2018 09:20:28 GMT
He and She Found this angle so that you could see the front and a back of the flower at the same time.


He and SheHe and She

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers he and she lens seminar nature nc botanical garden plants Sat, 29 Sep 2018 08:15:16 GMT
Colored Sky 2 Nothing fancy, just beautiful.


Colored Sky 2Colored Sky 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 beach cmdphotos ©2018 colored sky 2 myrtle beach ocean sc sky sunset Fri, 28 Sep 2018 02:03:35 GMT
Butterfly Star I liked how the light, Plant and Butterfly combined to make a star shape.


Butterfly StarButterfly Star

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 butterfly butterfly star cmdphotos ©2018 insect lens seminar nature nc botanical garden Wed, 19 Sep 2018 04:12:19 GMT
Lace White Flower Felt this flower had a very soft lace like quality.


Lace White FlowerLace White Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers lace white flower lens seminar nature nc botanical garden plants Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:18:07 GMT
Hibiscus Just a pretty flower with a nice hot pink.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers hibiscus lens seminar nature nc nc botanical garden plants Sun, 16 Sep 2018 08:57:57 GMT
Pitcher Perfect For various reasons explained in my Lens Seminar, I used 70mm to take this shot. I liked the way the top of the Pitcher plants were glowing and the pink flowers added a point of focus.


Pitcher PerfectPitcher Perfect



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 9-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers lens seminar nature nc botanical garden pitcher perfect plants Sat, 15 Sep 2018 03:56:21 GMT
Eno Mask Really liked this little rapids, but I mainly liked the smooth rock to the right. The rock looks like a face. I've been to many parts of the Eno River, but this is the only rock I have ever seen so smooth.


Eno MaskEno Mask

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-19 cmdphotos ©2018 eno mask eno river mask nature nc plants river rocks water Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:48:08 GMT
Hurried Heron The Heron kind of used his wings to hoist himself up out of the water and onto the rock. I liked the balance of the yellow rocks vs. the blue rocks.


Hurried HeronHurried Heron

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 bird cmdphotos ©2018 eno river heron hurried heron nature nc river water Tue, 04 Sep 2018 08:00:59 GMT
Planter Rocks Nothin fancy, I just like the textures and shadowing on the rock.


Planter RocksPlanter Rocks

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 cmdphotos ©2018 eno river landscape nature planter rocks plants Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:09:50 GMT
Eno Green Just a really beautiful setting on the Eno. I love this landscape. The bird is just extra.


Eno GreenEno Green

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 cmdphotos ©2018 eno green eno river green heron landscape nature plants river water Thu, 30 Aug 2018 05:32:19 GMT
Natural Rock Abstract I did enhance the saturation to bring out the colors a little more, otherwise it's a straight shot.


Natural Rock AbstractNatural Rock Abstract

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 abstract cmdphotos ©2018 eno river natural natural rock abstract rock stone Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:20:52 GMT
Hungry Heron He had just spotted food.


Hungry HeronHungry Heron

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 bird cmdphotos ©2018 eno river flight heron hungry heron landscape nature nc river Mon, 27 Aug 2018 06:14:13 GMT
Hey Guys....What's Up? Title has two different meanings. If you can think of a better one to go with the it in my messages/comments and I'll add it.


Hey Guys Whats Up?Hey Guys Whats Up?

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 animals cmdphotos ©2018 eno river hey guys whats up nature reptiles river turtles Sun, 26 Aug 2018 08:14:42 GMT
Eno Heron I liked the angle of looking down the river.


Eno HeronEno Heron

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 bird cmdphotos ©2018 eno heron eno river heron nature nc river Sat, 25 Aug 2018 07:09:39 GMT
Fun Fungus All types of nature can be beautiful. Found this fungus along a path at Eno. Really liked all it's color.


Fun FungusFun Fungus

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 cmdphotos ©2018 eno river fun fungus fungus nature Thu, 23 Aug 2018 04:43:03 GMT
Heron Eyes He was definitely checking me out!


Heron EyesHeron Eyes

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 animals bird cmdphotos ©2018 eno river heron heron eyes nature river Tue, 21 Aug 2018 06:48:00 GMT
Southeastern Five-lined Skink This little guy still had all his tail! I liked the way the pine pieces pattern resembled the Skink's.


Southeastern Five-lined SkinkSoutheastern Five-lined Skink

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 cmdphotos ©2018 eno river southeastern five-lined skink Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:04:13 GMT
Mid Day Heron Even Herons need a little shade to cool off.


Mid Day HeronMid Day Heron

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) animal bird cmdphotos ©2018 eno river heron mid day heron nature river Sun, 19 Aug 2018 07:36:55 GMT
Mushroom Split Figure this one out!


Mushroom SplitMushroom Split

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 close-up cmdphotos ©2018 eno river fungus mushroom mushroom split nature plants Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:32:55 GMT
Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot I like the texture and shapes.


Blue Crowned Hanging ParrotBlue Crowned Hanging Parrot

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals artistic asheboro zoo bird blue crowned hanging parrot cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc zoo zoo Thu, 16 Aug 2018 03:50:39 GMT
Model Abstraction I feel the abstraction made the image seem more urban.


Model AbstractionModel Abstraction

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 artistic cmdphotos ©2018 model model abstraction models Mon, 13 Aug 2018 05:25:53 GMT
Look of Lemurs Pretty cool that these two variations can get along so well together.

Look of LemursLook of Lemurs

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 animals asheboro zoo cmdphotos ©2018 lemurs look of lemurs marsupials nature nc zoo zoo Sun, 12 Aug 2018 07:53:43 GMT
Levitating Chimp Funny Monkey.


Levitating ChimpLevitating Chimp

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals asheboro zoo cmdphotos ©2018 levitating chimp nature nc zoo primate zoo Sat, 11 Aug 2018 09:10:50 GMT
Fairy Bluebird In this case, I felt the best angle was from the back of the bird. Pic was shot at ISO 3200.


Fairy BluebirdFairy Bluebird

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 8-18 animals asheboro zoo bird cmdphotos ©2018 fairy bluebird nature nc zoo zoo Thu, 09 Aug 2018 05:12:39 GMT
Gorilla Image looks better large. Liked the way this looks with artistic brushes.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals asheboro zoo cmdphotos ©2018 gorilla nature nc zoo primate zoo Tue, 07 Aug 2018 04:54:13 GMT
Flamingo Really liked the light on this beautiful bird.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 animals asheboro zoo bird cmdphotos ©2018 flamingo nature nc zoo zoo Mon, 06 Aug 2018 05:28:36 GMT
Sun Flags Really liked how the sun is coming threw the flags.


Sun FlagSun Flag

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) Sun, 05 Aug 2018 11:03:45 GMT
Hot Rod Mod This image displays better larger. I decided to go artistic with this image, not that the car wasn't nice just as is.


Hot Rod ModHot Rod Mod

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 antique antique car art automobile car hot rod mod Sat, 04 Aug 2018 06:34:05 GMT
Wild Sweet Pea This flower was about a 1/4" to 1/2" big and easy to pass hiking through the woods. Saw this while hiking through the Eno River.




]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 close up cmdphotos ©2018 eno river flower nature nc plant wild sweet pea Thu, 02 Aug 2018 04:53:34 GMT
Eno River Rock I doubt there are many places that look like this. It's unique.




]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2018 eno river eno river rock nature nc river scenery Tue, 31 Jul 2018 05:40:32 GMT
Wild Hibiscus Seaforth Jordan Lake Lots of these flowers blooming in a semi-swampy area.


Wild Hibiscus Seaforth Jordan LakeWild Hibiscus Seaforth Jordan Lake

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2018 flower hibiscus jordan lake nature plant wild hibiscus seaforth jordan lake Sun, 29 Jul 2018 07:33:27 GMT
Caught the Wave It feels like your at the top of the wave with him.


Caught the WaveCaught the Wave

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 caught the wave cmdphotos ©2018 ocean sea sport surfer surfing waves wrightsville beach Sat, 28 Jul 2018 07:46:07 GMT
Lily in the Dark Just a pretty flower with pretty light.


Lily in the DarkLily in the Dark

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flower lake lily in the dark nature plants pocahontas state park virginia water water lilies Fri, 27 Jul 2018 17:00:24 GMT
Moments Peace I liked the water reflection, the light, the Dragonfly, the texture of the leaves and the positive/negative space.


Moments PeaceMoments Peace


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bugs cmdphotos ©2018 dragonfly insects lake nature plants pocahontas state park virginia water lillies Wed, 25 Jul 2018 04:55:42 GMT
Heron's View I went wider on this shot. I think it gives more of a feel to the birds surroundings.


Heron's ViewHeron's View

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 Animals Birds CMDPHOTOS ©2018 Heron Heron's View Lake Nature Pocahontas State Park Virginia Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:09:49 GMT
Sun Lines I could have just taken a normal picture of the boat on the blue ocean, but I wanted a more dramatic light for not only the boat, but the water as well. I waited until the boat was directly in front of the light which not only silhouetted the boat giving it nice shadows, but also made the water sparkle and the sky flat. This can only happen during a certain time of day.


Sun LinesSun Lines

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 boat cmdphotos ©2018 ocean sail boat sea silhouette sun sun lines water wrightsville beach Sun, 22 Jul 2018 13:34:53 GMT
Lily Under Glass Close up of a Water Lily.


Lilly Under GlassLilly Under Glass

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flower lilly under glass plant pocahontas state park virginia water lillie's Sat, 21 Jul 2018 07:10:41 GMT
Eno River Few's Ford Beautiful day in the sun!


Eno River Few's FordEno River Few's Ford

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 cmdphotos ©2018 eno river eno river few's ford nature nc river wild life Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:20:14 GMT
Silhouette And Transparency.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jordan lake life light silhouette Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:02:58 GMT
Two Faced Do you see the two faces? Well, one as two. So, if you were walking by an outdoor orchestra, would you have seen this?


Two FacedTwo Faced

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 abstract cmdphotos ©2018 instrument music tuba two faced Tue, 17 Jul 2018 05:28:00 GMT
Heron Glide Paying attention to your background is Important.


Heron GlideHeron Glide

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 birds cmdphotos ©2018 heron heron glide nature pocahontas state park virginia Sun, 15 Jul 2018 01:41:22 GMT
Dragonfly 3 Like the eyes.


Dragonfly 3Dragonfly 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bug cmdphotos ©2018 dragonfly dragonfly 3 insect nature pocahontas state park virginia Fri, 13 Jul 2018 06:35:00 GMT
4th Fire Yep, through thunder, lighting rain and mosquitoes...I got my shot. LOL


4th Fire4th Fire

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) :"4th 4th of july fireworks 7-18 celebration cmdphotos ©2018 event fire fireworks holiday nc Sun, 08 Jul 2018 08:04:03 GMT
Surfin the Chop Fun Sport!


Surfin the ChopSurfin the Chop

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-18 cmdphotos ©2018 ocean people sport surfin the chop surfing wrightsville beach Sat, 07 Jul 2018 16:00:44 GMT
Ruffled Heron You don't see that everyday.


Ruffled HeronRuffled Heron

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 heron nature pocahontas state park virginia water fowl Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:37:16 GMT
We the People Caught just the right wind. Happy 4th of July!!!


We the PeopleWe the People

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4th of july 6-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flag house independence day we the people Wed, 04 Jul 2018 08:31:39 GMT
Dead End 2 Which one do you like better (from the previous blog post)?


Dead End 2Dead End 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bug cmdphotos ©2018 dead end 2 insect nature snail Tue, 03 Jul 2018 09:10:17 GMT
Dragonfly Detail I like the way you can see the hairs on his neck.


Dragonfly DetailDragonfly Detail

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bugs cmdphotos ©2018 dragon fly dragonfly detail insects nature Sun, 01 Jul 2018 08:14:43 GMT
Sensual Light You could turn this photo in any direction and still have it look like something.


Sensual LightSensual Light

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 abstract cmdphotos ©2018 landscape nature sensual light tree water Sat, 30 Jun 2018 07:32:04 GMT
Heron Flight Just the right light.


Heron FlightHeron Flight

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 birds cmdphotos ©2018 heron heron flight nature Fri, 29 Jun 2018 04:33:35 GMT
Dead End Not often you see a snail on top of a plant.


Dead EndDead End

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bug cmdphotos ©2018 dead end insect nature snail Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:43:02 GMT
Dragon Fly 3 Dragonfly 3Dragonfly 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bugs cmdphotos ©2018 dragonfly dragonfly 3 insects nature Wed, 27 Jun 2018 10:05:02 GMT
Lilly and Leaf I found the leaves as interesting as the flower. They also gave more dimension to the picture.


Lily and leafLily and leaf

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers lily and leaf nature plants water lillies Tue, 26 Jun 2018 10:32:37 GMT
Dragonfly Liked the colors on this guy.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 bugs cmdphotos ©2018 dragonfly insects nature Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:31:23 GMT
Water Lily Water LilyWater Lily

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nature plants water lilies Sun, 24 Jun 2018 06:29:56 GMT
Male Yellow Finch Hey...don't put that in your mouth!


Male Yellow FinchMale Yellow Finch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 male yellow finch nature nc botanical garden Fri, 22 Jun 2018 09:18:37 GMT
Downy Woodpecker Downy WoodpeckerDowny Woodpecker

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 downy woodpecker nature nc botanical garden Thu, 21 Jun 2018 06:56:24 GMT
Lucky Strike Shot after the ball game with my Phone Camera.

Lucky StrikeLucky Strike

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 6-18 cmdphotos ©2018 downtown durham lgg4 lucky strike nc night phone camera Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:41:56 GMT
Blue Bird Always liked these little Blue Guys.


Blue BirdBlue Bird

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds blue bird cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc botanical garden Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:59:43 GMT
Silhouette Actual colors from the water. Artistic brushes used.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica jordan lake model nc Mon, 18 Jun 2018 06:39:58 GMT
Titmouse Cute little guy.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc botanical garden titmouse Fri, 15 Jun 2018 03:59:09 GMT
Jessica 8 New Hair Style.


Jessica 8Jessica 8

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica jordan lake model nc Thu, 14 Jun 2018 12:16:27 GMT
Leaf Design Ordinarily, this would be just a picture of leaves, all be it...interesting leaves, but with interesting light, it provides a unique perspective with positive and negative space. Further, I always really like shooting fresh unblemished nature.


Leaf DesignLeaf Design

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 leaf design leaves nc botanical garden plants unc Wed, 13 Jun 2018 05:08:59 GMT
Jessica 7 Found this tree an interesting spot for the model. The image also represents one "look" of nature in the US.


Jessica 7Jessica 7

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica 7 jordan lake model nc Tue, 12 Jun 2018 10:13:30 GMT
Jessica 5 Like the light reflecting off of the drops.


Jessica 5Jessica 5

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica jordan lake model nc Mon, 11 Jun 2018 04:31:35 GMT
Female Yellow Finch Back lighting.


Female Yellow FinchFemale Yellow Finch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 female yellow finch nature nc botanical garden yellow finch Sat, 09 Jun 2018 12:45:17 GMT
Jessica 4 Nice shell.


Jessica 4Jessica 4

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica jordan lake model nc Thu, 07 Jun 2018 12:22:29 GMT
Nuthatch Had others, but the light caught him just right in this one.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc nc botanical garden nuthatch Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:37:24 GMT
Jessica 3 Was a beautiful day on Lake Jordan.


Jessica 3Jessica 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica 3 jordan lake model nc Tue, 05 Jun 2018 05:41:44 GMT
Iris 3 Really liked how the sun made the petals iridescent in spots of the flower.


Iris 3Iris 3





]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers iris nature nc plants Mon, 04 Jun 2018 04:06:14 GMT
Jessica One from a recent model Shoot.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 jessica jordan lake model nc Fri, 01 Jun 2018 23:05:56 GMT
Sunbittern Interesting bird. Reminds me of a Guinea Hen.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 nature sunbittern Mon, 28 May 2018 03:54:35 GMT
Jessica Just a little bit artistic.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 intermediate photography class jessica jordan lake model nc Sat, 26 May 2018 07:44:49 GMT
Lynx Gotta love those ears!



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals big cats cats cmdphotos ©2018 conservators center lynx nc Fri, 25 May 2018 09:53:57 GMT
Purple and Orange These flowers were about an inch or less.

Purple and OrangePurple and Orange

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nature nc botanical garden plants purple and orange Wed, 23 May 2018 07:16:13 GMT
Cardinal and the Hand Really liked the lighting.


Cardinal and the HandCardinal and the Hand

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cardinal cardinal and the hand cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc botanical garden Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:39 GMT
Liz and Dale? Communication?


Liz and Dale?Liz and Dale?

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 language liz and dale? urban Sun, 20 May 2018 07:09:26 GMT
Leaf Design Really like the shadowing and depth.

Leaf DesignLeaf Design


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 leaf design leaves nature nc botanical garden plants Sat, 19 May 2018 08:44:03 GMT
Yellow Mushrooms Really! They are yellow mushrooms!


Yellow MushroomsYellow Mushrooms

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 fungus plants yellow mushrooms Fri, 18 May 2018 06:37:22 GMT
Flicker Woodpecker


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 flicker nature nc botanical garden woodpeckers Thu, 17 May 2018 11:17:39 GMT
Purple Flowers 2 Really interesting Flower.


Purple Flower 2Purple Flower 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flower nature nc botanical garden plants purple flower 2 Wed, 16 May 2018 09:26:58 GMT
Iris Beautiful Lines.




]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flower iris nature nc botanical garden plants Tue, 15 May 2018 08:51:31 GMT
Common Sparrow Shallow depth of Field.


Common SparrowCommon Sparrow

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 5-18 animals bird birds cmdphotos ©2018 common sparrow nc botanical garden Mon, 14 May 2018 12:43:19 GMT
ELI FUN T For some reason, elephants are always fun to abstract.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 abstract animal animals cmdphotos ©2018 elephant eli fun t mammal Sun, 13 May 2018 12:12:28 GMT
Lion Eyes Really liked the lighting on this one.


Lion EyesLion Eyes

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals big cat cat cmdphotos ©2018 lion lion eyes mammals nature Fri, 11 May 2018 08:13:07 GMT
Mallard Shot at ISO 3200.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals bird cmdphotos ©2018 duck mallard nature Sun, 06 May 2018 11:12:58 GMT
You Lookin at Me? Can you feel him staring at you?


You lookin at Me?You lookin at Me?

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals ape cmdphotos ©2018 nature portrait primate you lookin at me? Sat, 05 May 2018 08:02:13 GMT
Scarlet Ibis Shot at 3200 ISO


Scarlet IbisScarlet Ibis

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 scarlet ibis Fri, 04 May 2018 07:42:27 GMT
Eclectus Parrot Shot at 3200 ISO.


Eclectus ParrotEclectus Parrot

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 eclectus parrot nature parrot Thu, 03 May 2018 18:00:48 GMT
Golden-crested Mynah Shot at 3200 ISO.


Golden-crested MynahGolden-crested Mynah

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals bird cmdphotos ©2018 golden-crested mynah nature Wed, 02 May 2018 05:18:00 GMT
Flamingo Liked the lighting and positive and negative space.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals birds cmdphotos ©2018 flamingo nature Tue, 01 May 2018 10:06:07 GMT
Kudu Cute little Feller.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals buck cmdphotos ©2018 kudu Mon, 30 Apr 2018 08:14:39 GMT
Same to You Buddy Well least mine is a real Gorilla.


Same to You Buddy!Same to You Buddy!

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animal animals cmdphotos ©2018 gorilla mammal nature same to you buddy Sun, 29 Apr 2018 08:17:55 GMT
Reflections Framed



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals asheboro zoo bird cmdphotos ©2018 goose nature nc zoo zoo Thu, 26 Apr 2018 06:20:08 GMT
Ocelot Big Kitty.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals big cats cats cmdphotos ©2018 nature ocelot Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:44:38 GMT
Blue Bird Pretty Bird.


Blue BirdBlue Bird

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 animals bird blue bird cmdphotos ©2018 nature Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:23:38 GMT
Tulip Triage Straight shot with colored Lights.


Tulip TriageTulip Triage

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 cmdphotos ©2018 color downtown durham durham flowers straight shot tulip triage tulips. Sun, 22 Apr 2018 06:18:10 GMT
Shadow Image Time to use your imagination? I was walking into OCC and saw this interesting shadow.


Shadow ImageShadow Image

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 cmdphotos ©2018 design grass illusion lawn nature plants shadow image Sat, 21 Apr 2018 03:23:26 GMT
Run It Up I don't know...I just liked the perspective and the flag design.


Run It UpRun It Up

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flag pole run it up Thu, 19 Apr 2018 08:43:23 GMT
Dogwood Bouquet The Dogwood was just completely covered with all these blooms.


Dogwood BouquetDogwood Bouquet

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 4-18 cmdphotos ©2018 dogwood dogwood bouquet flowers nature nc plants spring Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:10:11 GMT
Carborro Play Just kinda goofing around with long exposures.


Carborro PlayCarborro Play

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) carborro play carrboro cars cmdphotos ©2018 long exposure night street town Tue, 17 Apr 2018 08:06:14 GMT
NC Spring Tree Just thought they were really nice flowers for a tree.


NC Spring TreeNC Spring Tree

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nature nc botanical gardens nc spring tree plants spring tree Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:47:04 GMT
Flow of Leaves Just a really nice flow of lines.

Flow of LeavesFlow of Leaves

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) carrboro chapel hill cmdphotos ©2018 dusk flow of leaves nature plants Sat, 14 Apr 2018 07:08:03 GMT
Girl, A Dog and a Stick Color is not always the best way to go.


Girl, A Dog and a StickGirl, A Dog and a Stick

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) a girl a dog and a stick cmdphotos ©2018 durham farmer market people rain street Thu, 12 Apr 2018 08:34:36 GMT
Spring Break I like the design pattern that the ferns make, but at the same time representing new life, Spring or from the old comes the new.


Spring BreakSpring Break

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 basics cmdphotos ©2018 design flowers nc botanical gardens new life spring spring break Tue, 10 Apr 2018 09:41:38 GMT
Columbine After Rain Columbine After RainColumbine After Rain

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 columbine columbine after rain flowers nc botanical gardens Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:38:11 GMT
Cacstract I liked the abstract forms made by the shadows.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 abstract arboretum cacstract cactus cmdphotos ©2018 jc raulston arboretum nc plants Sat, 07 Apr 2018 05:28:02 GMT
Globe on a Stick Found this to be a very pretty and unusual flower.


Globe on a StickGlobe on a Stick

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers globe on a stick nc botanical gardens plants Thu, 05 Apr 2018 09:54:09 GMT
Cardinal Couple Gee....I wonder what he did wrong?


Cardinal CoupleCardinal Couple

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 birds cardinal couple cardinals cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc botanical gardens Wed, 04 Apr 2018 07:20:17 GMT
HAPPY EASTER!! Happy Easter to All! Even the non-religious can appreciate the celebration of a new day...a new beginning.


Happy Easter!!Happy Easter!!



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2018 happy easter morning myrtle beach ocean Sun, 01 Apr 2018 07:30:37 GMT
Water Bud Really liked the translucence of the emerging flower.


Water BudWater Bud

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nature nc botanical gardens translucent water bud Sat, 31 Mar 2018 07:40:15 GMT
Cardinal Conundrum Oh yeah....Fooled me. He's not even red!


Cardinal ConundrumCardinal Conundrum

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 birds cardinal cardinal conundrum cmdphotos ©2018 nature nc botanical gardens Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:40:32 GMT
Amongst the Leaves The two mixed together well.


Amongst the LeavesAmongst the Leaves

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 amongst the leaves cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nature nc botanical gardens Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:54:46 GMT
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker Poor little guy got named "the Lesser".


Lesser Spoted WoodpeckerLesser Spoted Woodpecker

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 birds cmdphotos ©2018 lesser spotted woodpecker nature nc botanical gardens woodpecker Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:46:14 GMT
Buds Red Loved the way the leaves curl around the stem and buds.


Buds RedBuds Red

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 buds red cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nc botanical gardens spring Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:36:19 GMT
Yellow Finch Shot at NC Botanical Gardens.


Yellow FinchYellow Finch

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 birds cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nature nc botanical gardens yellow finch Mon, 26 Mar 2018 07:23:01 GMT
Purple Illusion Never really was to fond of this type of flower. However, with a closer look into the center I found something of interest. The patterns, positive and negative space and color tonality, to me, makes for an interesting abstraction. If you look at the image for just it's colors and not its actual shapes, you can see many abstract forms due to the interesting light falling on the subject.


Purple IllusionPurple Illusion

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 abstract cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nc botanical gardens purple illusion Sun, 25 Mar 2018 08:33:59 GMT
Tiny Treasure Light and Angle.


Tiny TreasureTiny Treasure

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 and cmdphotos ©2018 flowers lighting nc botanical gardens spring tiny treasure tones Thu, 22 Mar 2018 08:01:33 GMT
Daffy Dill Spring fresh!


Daffy DillDaffy Dill

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 daffy dill flowers nc botanical gardens spring Wed, 21 Mar 2018 07:10:06 GMT
Columbine 2 Just simple.


]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 columbine 2 flowers nc botanical gardens spring Tue, 20 Mar 2018 08:43:44 GMT
Cross Flowers Interesting translucent flowers.


Cross FlowersCross Flowers

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 cross flowers flowers nc botanical gardens spring Mon, 19 Mar 2018 09:34:17 GMT
Columbine Columbines are out already.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 columbine flowers nc botanical gardens spring Sun, 18 Mar 2018 10:16:54 GMT
Early Bradford Pear On Phone Camera Just fillin break time with pictures on phone.


Early Bradford Pear Phone CameraEarly Bradford Pear Phone Camera

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 early bradford pear phone camera february flowers tulip magnolia Wed, 14 Mar 2018 13:37:00 GMT
SIDES There is generally a little misconception upon fist View of the image.  The image is from the backside of the flower which in my opinion is even prettier than the front of the flower.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 cmdphotos ©2018 flowers nc botanical gardens plants sides winter spring Sun, 11 Mar 2018 05:23:29 GMT
Spotted Flowers Interesting little green spots at the tips. The flower itself was only about a half inch tall.


Spotted FlowersSpotted Flowers

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 arboretum close up cmdphotos ©2018 flowers jc raulston arboretum nature spotted flowers Fri, 09 Mar 2018 05:37:36 GMT
Yellow Bursts Nice spring flowers on trees.


Yellow BurstsYellow Bursts

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 arboretum cmdphotos ©2018 flowers jc raulston arboretum spring yellow bursts Thu, 08 Mar 2018 08:39:28 GMT
Tulips Beautiful Lighting.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-3-18 arboretum cmdphotos ©2018 early spring fap flowers jc raulston arboretum lighting magnolia nc raleigh tulips Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:38:17 GMT
Thorn Star Thorn StarThorn Star

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3-18 arboretum cmdphotos ©2018 fine art photography class flowers jc raulston arboretum thorn star Sun, 04 Mar 2018 06:00:43 GMT
Tulip Magnolia - Phone Camera I Took this with my Phone Camera this past week while on break from teaching Basics at Mount Olive College.


Tulip Magnolia - Phone CameraTulip Magnolia - Phone Camera

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 durham flower nc phone camera tulip magnolia winter Thu, 01 Mar 2018 08:25:06 GMT
Grunge 2 Just wanted to capture a real rough look that was half sexy and half aggro.


Grunge 2Grunge 2



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 grunge grunge 2 model style Wed, 28 Feb 2018 10:28:46 GMT
No Parking Signs,Signs...everywhere Signs.


No ParkingNo Parking

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 durham model models signs street art urban Tue, 27 Feb 2018 08:19:14 GMT
Light Design 5 In this case, I took the original photo and digitally altered the original design.


Light Design 5Light Design 5

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 designs digitally altered fine art photography 1st shoot light design 5 lights Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:48:10 GMT
Music in Color 2 I hope you enjoy this small "Series" of abstract patterns of light.


Music in Color 2Music in Color 2

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) artistic carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 designs fine art photography 1st shoot lights music in color 2 straight photo Sun, 25 Feb 2018 08:58:50 GMT
Light Design 3 More Light play!


Light Design 3Light Design 3

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 designs fine art photography 1st shoot light design 3 lights Sat, 24 Feb 2018 09:19:27 GMT
Music in Color Light Painting. Music is made out of waves. This is an actual photograph, not a computer generated design.


Music in ColorMusic in Color

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 designs fap fine art photography 1st shoot lights music in color Fri, 23 Feb 2018 11:03:23 GMT
A Night at the Armadillo During a class shoot we had a nice street person volunteer to model for us. This picture is kind of opposite the last. Model is basically still with car in motion.


A Night at the ArmadilloA Night at the Armadillo

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 a night at the armadillo carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 designs fap fine art photography 1st shoot lights Thu, 22 Feb 2018 12:18:28 GMT
Doorway to Wonderland An abstraction we learn in Fine Art Photography class.


Doorway to WonderlandDoorway to Wonderland

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 artistic carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 designs doorway to wonderland fap fine art photography 1st shoot lights Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:07:40 GMT
Doing the Armadillo A Broadway play right on the footsteps of the Armadillo! LOL


Doing the ArmadilloDoing the Armadillo

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 architecture carrboro cmdphotos ©2018 dancing doing the armadillo fap fine art photography 1st shoot no dancing people play street art Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:59:48 GMT
Sunflower Imagined There are many ways to represent a subject, this past week are but a few examples.




]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 artistic rendering cmdphotos ©2018 plants studio sun flower sunflower sunflower imagined Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:17:58 GMT
Depth of a Sunflower The interesting thing to seeing all those tiny threads attached to all those tiny seeds. The seeds get smaller and smaller as you look inward, almost creating a tunnel. Indeed there is some depth there as you can see the water droplets seem to have permeated to different levels of depth into the flower. Very visually interesting. Does help the larger it's viewed.


Depth of a SunflowerDepth of a Sunflower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 depth of sunflower nature plants seeds studio sun flower sunflower Sun, 18 Feb 2018 07:09:23 GMT
Sun Flower Dark Design Was kinda partial to this one.


Sun Flower Dark DesignSun Flower Dark Design



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 plants studio sun flower sun flower dark design sunflower Sat, 17 Feb 2018 08:10:43 GMT
Sun Flower Different Angle, different Lighting.


Sun FlowerSun Flower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 plants studio sun flower sunflower Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:36:57 GMT
Sun Flower Design Yet another way to look at this Multi-dimensional flower.


Sun Flower DesignSun Flower Design

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 plants studio sun flower sun flower design sunflower Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:03:09 GMT
Sunset Sunflower In contrast.


Sunset SunflowerSunset Sunflower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 plants studio sun flower sunflower sunset sunflower Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:23:01 GMT
Sun Up Sunflower Liked the light and shadows.


Sun Up SunflowerSun Up Sunflower

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2-18 cmdphotos ©2018 plants studio sun flower sunflower Tue, 13 Feb 2018 07:24:57 GMT
Is Photography Art? I recently came across this little gem (link below). It's on a "Debate" forum. It photography art? Since it has no answer is........... This isn't a debate. It's a brainless question. It's like asking if your momma is a female?

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:20:36 GMT
Sunset Snow Really liked the rays coming through the trees to make the snow sparkle and a sun star.


Sunset SnowSunset Snow

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 cmdphotos ©2018 snow sun sunset snow trees winter Mon, 29 Jan 2018 12:17:56 GMT
Raggedy Snow Ann Just thought it was a fun picture. This snow Ann is way raggedy. Plus I thought it was a nice background of the lake.


Raggedy Snow AnnRaggedy Snow Ann

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 cmdphotos ©2018 lake nature parkwood raggedy snow ann snow snowman winter Fri, 26 Jan 2018 08:02:49 GMT
Snow Glow This is from the day after the snow. The sun light was passing threw the trees and creating a glow around the snow.


Snow GlowSnow Glow

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 cmdphotos ©2018 nature snow snow glow sun trees winter Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:22:00 GMT
Snowman I was kinda going for a Norman Rockwell type of look.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) artistic cmdphotos ©2018 kids leisure nature play snow snowman winter Wed, 24 Jan 2018 08:05:11 GMT
Snow Gulls What makes this picture unique to me is that this is the first time I have ever seen Sea Gulls in snow. Not even sure how they could stand flying with the wind wiping the snow so hard over the Parkwood Lake.


Snow GullsSnow Gulls

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) birds cmdphotos ©2018 durham lake nature nc parkwood sea gulls snow snow gulls winter Tue, 23 Jan 2018 08:25:14 GMT
Bummer So...what do you do when you loose your ride? The wind was blowing the snow off of the lake, which was immediately to the left,  so fast that I could hardly see, but people were out having a great time!



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) bummer cmdphotos ©2018 durham funny lake leisure nc parkwood sledding snow white out winter Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:51:52 GMT
White Road I was shooting some trees and turned around to look up the road and saw mother and daughter coming home from sledding. This was shot during pretty much a total "white out".


White RoadWhite Road

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 cmdphotos ©2018 daughter durham mother nature nc road sledding snow winter Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:27:36 GMT
White Pines Snow had just covered the pines and I found the channel of the trees and depth interesting.


White PinesWhite Pines

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 cmdphotos ©2018 nature snow trees white pines winter Fri, 19 Jan 2018 05:44:17 GMT
Snow Cap's gotta stay warm too! Lucy...rockin her snow cap! LOL


Snow CapSnow Cap

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 animal cmdphotos ©2018 dog lucy nature portrait snow winter Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:48:55 GMT
Looking Glass Falls Tried to balance out the foreground with the background with the rushing water.


Looking Glass FallsLooking Glass Falls

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 cmdphotos ©2018 landscape looking glass falls nature river water waterfall Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:47:48 GMT
Interesting Facades Interesting combinations.


Interesting FacadesInteresting Facades

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 architecture asheville buildings cmdphotos ©2018 colors interesting facades Sun, 14 Jan 2018 08:24:30 GMT
Dimensional Train I wanted to give the feeling of movement and crossing of dimensions.


Dimensional TrainDimensional Train

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 artistic asheville cmdphotos ©2018 dimensional train illusion train Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:33:22 GMT
Heron on Grass Edge Another Heron from Jordan Lake, NC


Heron on Grass EdgeHeron on Grass Edge

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1-18 birds cmdphotos ©2018 flight heron jordan lake lake nature Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:44:49 GMT
Star Fireworks I don't know...just because I liked it.


Star FireworksStar Fireworks

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2018 fire works fireworks myrtle beach star fireworks Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:11:29 GMT
All Teed Up Just can't help thinking of Golf. LOL This is a combination of two individual fireworks.


All Teed UpAll Teed Up

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) all teed up cmdphotos ©2018 fire works fireworks golf myrtle beach Tue, 09 Jan 2018 08:49:20 GMT
Sunrise With this picture I feel both Serenity and Excitement.





]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2018 morning myrtle beach nc serene sunrise Mon, 08 Jan 2018 07:40:57 GMT
Dancing Bars Here again...I like the fireworks, but what makes it interesting is the smoke that is with the fireworks.


Dancing BarsDancing Bars

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2018 dancing bars fire works fireworks myrtle beach smoke Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:21:29 GMT
The Runner I like the design the fireworks made, but more importantly is the figure that I see in the smoke. A woman. In the upper right section of the photo is her head and torso. Her body goes through the right half of the light and the legs are in the bottom right. It looks like the woman is either running or playing a flute (flute coming out of the fireworks in top right section) with her leg up in bottom right. Yeah, yeah yeah, but do you see it? If nothing else, I like the smokes relationship with the fire.


The RunnerThe Runner

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) abstract cmdphotos ©2018 design figure fire works fireworks myrtle beach the flutist the runner woman Sat, 06 Jan 2018 08:46:07 GMT
Lucy 1st 2018 Snow (Phone Camera) Please sir....let me in! It's cold outside! (fyi...she only was out to pee) LGG4


Lucy 1st 2018 SnowLucy 1st 2018 Snow

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 1st 2018 animal cmdphotos ©2018 dog lucy pet phone camera snow Fri, 05 Jan 2018 08:32:48 GMT
PC Abstract Just havin a bit of fun with geometric abstracts.


PC AbstractPC Abstract

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) abstract artistic cmdphotos ©2018 pc pc abstract Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:35:23 GMT
Carolina Woman Magazine 2017 Photo Contest 3rd Place Normally I don't enter many competitions anymore, but since I announced this competition to everyone, I felt the need to enter myself. Apparently there were many entries from all over the state. You can check out the website here to see the other winners:

Anybody wanna buy a Sparkling Water Maker?

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 3rd place carolina woman magazine carolina woman magazine 2017 photo contest 3rd place north carolina photography competition Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:17:44 GMT


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017-2018HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017-2018

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 2017 2018 happy new year 2017-2018 Mon, 01 Jan 2018 05:00:13 GMT
Perusing Maybe the other direction is better than the last one? LOL



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 cormorant flight jordan lake lake nature perusing Sun, 31 Dec 2017 07:34:42 GMT
Abstract Illusion Are the stairs going down to the left or going down to the right? Or up depending on how you look at it.


Abstract IllusionAbstract Illusion

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) abstract abstract illusion cmdphotos ©2017 illusion patterns Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:22:57 GMT
Spray Really like the spray coming off the Cormorant.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 cormorant jordan lake lake nature spray water fowl Fri, 29 Dec 2017 09:17:36 GMT
Hawk Eye? The Heron was intensely staring at the water between the two rocks.



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 eno river heron nature river Thu, 28 Dec 2017 08:53:28 GMT
Soar We definitely Soared through this year!



]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 eagle flight jordan lake osprey sky soar Wed, 27 Dec 2017 07:22:54 GMT
Frosty Says MERRY CHRISTMAS! I just want to wish all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Frosty Says Merry ChristmasFrosty Says Merry Christmas

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 butterflies christmas cmdphotos ©2017 complementary color flowers frosty butterfly life and science museum merry christmas plants Mon, 25 Dec 2017 05:49:14 GMT
Moon in all it's Glory Can you imagine what it took too create the creators on the moon? Shot this with just my 100-400mm.


Moon in all it's GloryMoon in all it's Glory

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) cmdphotos ©2017 moon moon in all its glory night Sun, 24 Dec 2017 07:44:03 GMT
Christmas Park Lake View It's startin to feel a lot like Christmas...everywhere you go.


Christmas Park Lake ViewChristmas Park Lake View

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) artistic boat dock christmas park lake view cmdphotos ©2017 lake night time" Sat, 23 Dec 2017 07:36:22 GMT
Eno Flight Caught him right before his feet left the water.


Eno FlightEno Flight

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 7-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 eno flight eno river heron nature river Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:47:11 GMT
Tranquil Existence Just read a sentence from “Mother!”. It talks about “tranquil existence”.....what the hell is that ? Has anybody ever attained “Tranquil Existence” before? Sure there are those that “claim” they have. However, what do they base it on? Even monks base their tranquility on doing with out much more than the basics. How do we estimate the basics in order to qualify as tranquil existence? So then, what would it take to guarantee tranquil existence? Well potentially everyone could have a different definition of tranquil existence. The main key that it requires an overall sensation of comfort. So, that is a feeling no matter where it came from. The question is....where are you comfortable at? What gives you peace. What ever it is, equals your spot for tranquility. Ultimately, can at best anyone find total tranquility? Maybe Buddha or Christ, but even then was it total?...... Oops.......I just figured out what absolute tranquility is...gettin to go pee after 4 beers. LOL

]]> (CMDPHOTOS) tranquil existence Thu, 21 Dec 2017 08:16:57 GMT
Interesting People This is one of the people pulled off the street to do the Click Photography Festival 8x10 tintypes.


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Eno Dinner Tasty Morsel! LOL

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Heron's Smile He was just hangin out on a rock in the middle of the Eno River.


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Hey all you Apple “i” this and that users plus the rest of us. Here is a new format that you will have to contend it or not! Personally, following the belief that quality is more important than space, I do not like it (as it stands currently). I can refer you to history. It used to be that just 1 gig on a memory card in 2004 cost $500! So, although this new format saves what in it's current standing.

Apple announced in June of this year at its WWDC programmer conference that it's endowing its iPhones, iPads and Macs with support for a new photo-storing technology called HEIF, short for High Efficiency Image Format. HEIF needs only half the storage space as a JPEG photo of about the same quality. So surely adopting HEIF is a no-brainer?


It hasn't even made it to the dictionary yet. Everybody at Apple pronounces it "heef," but some people disagree. Heef, hife, hey-f, heff -- we could be looking at another internet culture war like the dispute over hard G vs. soft G when saying "GIF."

Compatibility problems and other factors complicate HEIF's prospects. But Apple has massive clout in the computing industry. If it succeeds in pushing HEIF into the mainstream, we stand to possibly benefit [if quality improves]-- not just from saving storage space, but also from cooler animated photos, more powerful image-editing possibilities and even fulfilled promises of augmented reality.

To help you understand the issues, here's a look at HEIF.

There's a good chance HEIF will barge into your life. Not only does it let you squeeze more photos onto your phone, HEIF also modernizes digital photography in important ways. Its future looks a lot brighter with Apple's backing. It's the world's most profitable tech company, selling one of the world's highest-profile phones and a lot of computers as well. Apple's endorsement carries a lot of weight with app programmers, chip manufacturers and the millions of people who use its products. Best to get a handle on HEIF now.

What is a photo file format again?
It's a standard way for computers to store and view pictures. With one, it doesn't matter if you took a photo with an Android phone and then share it with a college roommate with a Windows PC. JPEG, the king of photo formats, has been around for decades, and every computing device out there understands JPEG files. But HEIF is new, so most devices today have no idea how to handle them. For those devices, encountering an HEIF file is like when you visit a country where you don't speak the language.

The biggest benefit is data compression. The close to original, high-quality version of an image often can be shrunk so you can fit more on your phone and worry less about blowing through your monthly network data cap when you share them. Photos using HEIF take up half the space as a JPEG or alternatively offer possibly crisper, more detailed and colorful images at the same size.

HEIF uses video compression technology called HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding) that was designed by some of the best experts in the business -- the Motion Picture Experts Group. If you watched streaming video on your TV, phone or PC in the last day, chances are good it used their video compression technology. HEIF is the technique to compress individual frames that comprise an HEVC video.

HEIF uses some similar methods as JPEG, but goes a step further. JPEG breaks an image up into blocks, each of which is compressed with a clever combination of trigonometry and matrix mathematics whose details needn't worry you. One way HEIF improves on JPEG is by comparing those blocks. If one block is similar to another, HEIF records just the difference, which requires less storage space. In effect, for example, HEIF could tell a computer, "just put some blue sky here like we already did for the upper-left patch of the photo."

HEIF offers a lot more than just smaller photo file sizes, and indeed those other features are a big part of why Apple picked it. HEIF is actually a container that can hold a lot more than just a single image. It's a good way to store an animated image like an Apple live photo, for example, or one of those eerily compelling half-moving, half-still images called a cinemagraph. It also can hold a collection of photos taken in a burst, though Apple isn't using it for that purpose, at least now. It can also hold audio, video and text information, too -- imagine a short video clip with a caption that you might post on Snapchat.

When Apple uses HEIF for its live photos, that'll make it easier for other phone makers or app developers to view them. If other phone makers want use the same feature, iPhone users should be able to see them more easily if they're recorded as HEIF images as well.

HEIF also can bundle multiple photos of the same scene, for example shots taken at different brightness levels that you might later want to combine into a single image through a technology called high-dynamic range (HDR) photography. Apple doesn't take advantage of this particular ability -- iPhones generate HDR images before they're saved into a file -- but HEIF opens the door for several computational photography technologies like HDR. Another use of stacks of photos is to package shots with different focus points that can later be combined for different photographic effects.

Here's another thing HEIF can do: store extra data called a depth map that records how far away each part of a scene is from the camera that took the photo. That's just what an iPhone 7 Plus can do with its dual-camera design, so HEIF offers a straightforward way for app developers to use that distance information once iOS 11 starts shipping. Apple uses the data to blur backgrounds in its portrait mode, but now others can use it for other effects -- generating a selfie of you on the moon or some other exotic location, for example.

"In iOS 11, we're storing the depth map as part of what we capture.We're giving you and your app access to the photo and the depth map so you can load it up and use this to do your own creative effects,” Marineau-Mes told app developers.

SO WHAT ARE THE PROBLEMS WITH HEIF FILES? The biggest one is that most devices and programs don't know how to read HEIF files. Adobe Systems' Photoshop, for example, has no support. Nor do any web browsers. And it's tough to get new formats to catch on.Microsoft improved on the JPEG with a format called JPEG XR, but it never got traction. Google's WebP format is now common on the web, but it's not used anywhere else. Even Google's Android phones can't take WebP photos.

Will HEIF kill off JPEG? No way. Even if HEIF turns out to be a smash hit, billions of JPEGs will persist on the internet, phones, PCs, digital cameras and countless digital nooks and crannies. If any formats achieve immortality, it'll be text files and JPEG.

Despite the huge storage savings, image quality left a bit to be desired. Taking a close look at each set of images, we saw that the new high efficiency format loses detail, especially in low-light shots. Compared to JPEG files, detail and color looked smudged and smeared.
Even though the new HEIF format loses some image quality, it's still very impressive for being almost two times smaller in size.
If you aren't viewing images side-by-side and aren't looking for the absolute best quality, then shooting in high efficiency format should be fine for you.

There are also a few issues when importing HEIF files to Mac, including odd file handling quirks like unwanted auto-conversion to JPEG which in itself degredates quality and enlarges the file size.

So here's the big question: should you take photos in the new HEIF format or the older, yet more widely compatible, JPEG format?

First of all, there is only one iOS Settings option for changing photo and video recording formats. And the new 4K 60 frames per second and 1080p 240 frames per second recording modes offered with iPhone 8 and iPhone X require the high efficiency mode to be turned on.

If you want to take higher quality JPEG photos, but also shoot in 4K 60, you'll have to constantly switch back and forth in the Settings menu.

If we're just talking photos, then it depends on the user. If you're the kind of person who takes thousands of photos and doesn't really mind a slight degradation in quality, then definitely use the new HEIF format. If you don't take that many photos, or you have a higher storage iPhone model, then use the old JPEG format to ensure you're getting the highest quality images possible.

Soooo...again, unless image quality is upgraded in the HEIF format, I will not be using it. Yes, as mentioned, there are other benefits, but those benefits can be done in other currently existing technologies. To sum things is good to know about this new format, especially if you are an Apple user.

Article comes from a combination of Appleinsider Staff, Stephen Shankland and Mike Dellerman (for educational purposes only).

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Rush Shot at Cabes Ford on the Eno. Just really liked the ripples in the water.



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Weaved Petals Again, more of my artistic side. I had to use several brushes and techniques to get this to look the way I wanted.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 abstract cmdphotos ©2017 flower nature nc botanical garden plant weaved petals Fri, 15 Dec 2017 07:45:12 GMT
Heron Around the Corner The Heron had just turned the corner around the rock when he obviously spotted something.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 10-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 colemill eno river heron heron around the corner nature river water Thu, 14 Dec 2017 08:15:11 GMT
Moon Reflections Taken at the last Supermoon in the beginning of December on Parkwood Lake.


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Sun and Leaves I know, this is just a splash of color with random patterns, but I like it. Can anyone tell me why people will stare at an abstract piece of art on a museum wall for quite a while, but this is “just” a photograph. This is a photograph of reality imitating art that is imitating reality. LOL

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Cold Witch Flower Took it this season just after a frost. Really liked it for the abstract feel of the plant and the textures.


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Cormorant DO what tey DO Shot at Parkwood Lake. They have such rude birds there. First the duck sticking his tongue out at me and now the Cormorant showing his ass.


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Star Flower I really liked the uneven growth of these petals.


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Winter Prep Such a cute little guy. This spider was less than an inch big and making what looked like an egg sack.

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Parkwood Lake Mallard I don't usually take pictures of common Mallard, but this was so pristine and such interesting water that I couldn't resist. Of course...the Mallard was not to happy about it!


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Parkwood Lake Cormorant Close-up from my local Lake.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 12-17 birds cmdphotos ©2017 comarant lake nature nc parkwood lake cormorant Wed, 06 Dec 2017 09:25:23 GMT
Leaf Light Another shot I took with my phone. I shot this leaf with the sun straight behind it. Liked the colors and translucent veins.


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Fall Trees (Phone Camera) Nothing to fancy. Just a few pictures I took with my phone while on a walk with Lucy.


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Peace Love the background on this.



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Critique Ok, so this is for all my students, but anyone can join in the discussion. Take a look at the 4 pictures from this "Headline" first two pages of the Digital Photo Magazine. Now keep in mind that these photos are "supposed" to be ultimate examples of what you should supposedly do, especially the Nikon advertisement. I want you to find the compositional flaws (as I teach) in each of these photos. Please submit them on here as a "message".  By the such thing as a wrong answer. Go ahead! Give it your best guess. Personally, I think the photos here are a joke.



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Cole Mile Bridge An example for my Beyond Basics Students.


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Furry Moth This moth had amazing colors.

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Pre-flight Caught this Heron just before flight.



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My Flock Another angle to my Heron and Turtles. Looks like Heron is 'lording" over his turtles. LOL


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Nature Appreciation I could say many possible scenarios and connections here, but....I'll leave it up to you.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-17 cmdphotos ©2017 culture eno river fall nature nature appreciation people river woods Mon, 27 Nov 2017 07:09:17 GMT
Black Eyed Susan Abstracted Really Liked the metamorphosis from the center.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-17 abstract black eyed susan abstracted cmdphotos ©2017 fall nature nc botanical gardens plants Sun, 26 Nov 2017 08:59:31 GMT
Camillia CamilliaCamillia

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Wild Flower I liked the spacial design in this one.

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Happy Thanksgiving! Happy ThanksgivingHappy Thanksgiving

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Leaf Life I find that there is beauty even in decay. Leaf LifeLeaf Life

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Simple Elegance It's amazing how something so simple can be so beautiful. The freshness of life in just a plain setting can be just as interesting as a beautiful sunset if we take time to look.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-17 beginning cmdphotos ©2017 fall flower life nature nc botanical gardens plants simple elegance Tue, 21 Nov 2017 11:55:13 GMT
Fern Script This Fern just reminds me of script writing or Asian Script.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-17 cmdphotos ©2017 fall fern fern script nature nc botanical gardens plants Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:38:37 GMT
Ripples Like the water reflections. Water was really low on Jordan Lake.



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Fall Color Really liked the color, shapes and texture.


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]]> (CMDPHOTOS) 11-17 cmdphotos ©2017 fall fall color leaves nature nc botanical gardens plants Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:38:05 GMT
Leaf Lines These dried Fall leaves were about 12-20" long. Personally, I can find beauty even in decay. Let me know if you can agree!?


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