Dec 29

#1254. Rockbridge Churches, Part II

By Lad Sessions | Travel Photography

Part I portrayed some of the numerous Presbyterian churches in Rockbridge County, Virginia,which make up one third of the whole. Part II takes up the other two-thirds: churches fromother denominations. This is a collaborative effort, with narrative by my good friend Ed Craun,paired with my images. Once again this is a sampling, not a catalog; […]

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Dec 22

#1253. An Ode to the Cold

By Joseph L | Opinion

New contributor Joseph L writes about his love of snow and cold 🙂 When I grew up, we used to have very cold winters and fair amount of snow. Not so any more due to climate change, but this winter was kind enough to sprinkle gentle December snow. My hometown went through massive industrialization some thirty […]

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Dec 20

#1252. Rockbridge Churches, Part I

By Lad Sessions | Travel Photography

In two previous posts (“A Tale of Two Cemeteries” [#1199] and “Living in Lexington” [#1215]), I tried to convey a sense of where I live. But it helps to have a wider context. Lexington is the county seat of mostly rural Rockbridge County, which stretches over some 600 square miles in the middle of Virginia’s […]

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Dec 17

#1251. Printing? What for?

By pascaljappy | How-To

So, a solid 18 months after promising to do so, I’ve finally started printing again. Good news, though not for the reasons initially imagined. The tactile “last mile” is actually so freeing.   So, printed, something like the photo above starts with a triple whammy unfair advantage. But there are more interesting reasons for bracing […]

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Dec 12

#1250. (An Ode to) Complexity

By pascaljappy | How-To

Reality is complex. Photographs shouldn’t dumb it down.   The sea, the sky, seperated by a perfectly straight horizon. Add a single white dome, with possibly a supermodel running down stairs in a striking red dress. That lone distant mountain with a blue river meandering through a uniform coniferous forest in the foreground. What could […]

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Dec 09

#1249. (An ode to) Simplicity

By Adrian | Opinion , Travel Photography

Sometimes we all need some simplicity in our lives, and that extends to photography too. In a hobby of more pixels, raw files, lightroom, monitor colour profiles, focus stacking, exposure stacking, and everything else that some enthusiasts see as absolutely necessary to create good photographs, sometimes it feels like less is more. As the cost […]

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Dec 06

#1248. Confessions of a grabber

By pascaljappy | How-To

Internal conflict between photographic aspirations and reality can eat you up, man. Know thyself, right?   A few posts ago, I mentioned growing dissatisfaction with my “grabber” approach to photography. For those not familiar with this website, the grabber is one of the 4 photographer personalities proposed by co-author Philippe which describes people like me […]

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