For the Love of Photography – “Changes in Latitude….changes in Attitude”

Lately, I’ve been singing in my head “Changes in Latitude…..Changes in Attitude.”  You know, that song by Jimmy Buffet where he sings about “…..taking off for a weekend last month just to try and recall the whole year….”  We’ve had a lot of changes happening lately and one that I alluded to in an earlier post (For the Love of Photography – “More to the Story”) involves our recent move.   With a slight twist of Jimmy Buffet’s phrase,  we’re changing our latitude as we move from our condo on the mountain and we’re changing our attitude as we quickly adjust to living in a house again!

To say, I’m excited about the move would be an understatement. Life in a condo has its positives, but having a little extra elbow room, green grass under your bare feet and being able to crank up the music without getting a complaint letter…..well, let’s just say it’s “priceless.” But, there is one thing I will miss about our condo.  I’ll miss the spectacular, every changing view where each day is unique offering up a different perspective from the day before.  I’ve stretched my photography skills with this view….skills that I will continue to use for many years to come.

And so, today, as we officially close the chapter of “One Vinings Mountain” I thought it only fitting to share a few of the views from our last few weeks of “living above it all.”  Enjoy!


“Life is a journey, not a destination… are the artist, paint what you will!”


Pic of the Week 051217: Full Moon Rising

Yes, I’ve been away for a while. Life has been life and extremely busy.  But, I’ve still managed to take a “few” photos here and there.  Today, I’m sharing one from the other night.  As the sun was beginning to set in the West, a full moon was rising in the East.

It’s a little transparent because of the sky, and I suppose I could have cropped out a little of the foreground.  But, this is what I saw and captured, so I ran with it!

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Pic of the Week: January 15, 2017

One of my photography goals this year is to stay true to taking a photo every day.  So far, I have lived up to it, even if there were days that all I did was grab the camera and take a photo (or 2 or 3)  just for the sake of taking a photo!

And so, I start a new theme “Pic of the Week.”  There will be no lengthy thoughts or words of wisdom……just one (or two) photo(s) for the week that I really like.

This week, I’m sharing the “Full Moon”  which I took VERY early Friday (1/13) morning.

Why I like this photo:  It’s crisp, sharp and mystical. Who doesn’t find themselves wishing on the moon?

Field Notes:  f 5/6; Exposure 1/640; ISO 200; Focal Length 350mm (yes, I used the BIG lens) Time taken: 6:06a.m.img_6254-january-2017-full-moon-011317-copyright