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!”


For the Love of Photography – “Walks on Sunday”

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone today and posting photos I took with my cell phone.  You see, our Sunday morning walks are not for the faint of heart! And, schlepping 10lbs of camera gear really isn’t a good idea…..let alone the fact you tend to draw a LOT of attention when you’re carrying a camera around your neck looking like a tourist who just stepped off a cruise ship in the Bahamas!  Trust me……..I speak from experience.

So, when Michael said he had a new path for us this morning and  that it would take us from the Condo down to (and through) Rottenwood  Creek, by The Weather Channel, by the new Braves Stadium and back home……….I decided my handy Samsung 6 would do just fine!

To put into perspective  just how far we walked, this is a picture of our condo. It’s hard to tell, but there are two (2)  major interstates (I-285 and I-75), a six (6) lane parkway (Cobb Parkway), a mall and several hills between where I was standing (in front of the stadium)  and the condo!


2 1/2 hours and 8 miles later we made it back…….I was glad I opted for the cell phone!