New Year’s Florals

Alice brought a bouquet for my entertainment as she knows these things cause me to get out my camera. I took the vase to her studio where she has a great photo setup with lights and white background paper.

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My Daily Pedalling

I try to bike five times a week and I see all sorts of things from the seat on my recumbent trike and I rediscovered my indestructible  Olympus Tough camera. Other than significant flare when shooting toward the light source it is capable of good images.

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Lake Conestee Nature Park

Another gem in the neighborhood is lake Conestee Nature Park, http://lakeconesteenaturepark.com/. It is part of a larger recreation project with ball fields , etc. The lake itself is surrounded by a swampy forest. Hiking and bird watching are two great attractions, not to mention photography.

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Paris Mountain State Park

Fall in the Upstate of SC is great and the Paris Mountain State Park is a gem of an example.  The combination of great colors and their reflections in the pond are perfect.

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Yellow Swords

I was looking back through some photographs and when I do this, I always run across a few px that just stop me immediately and this is one of them. I love the combination of shapes and the varying shades of a similar color pjus a touch of green.

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Table Rock State Park

Last week Alice and I took a walk around the lake at Table Rock State Park which is close to home. Woods walks are most interesting to me as the last leaves are falling and the tree branches show their forms. I also like the late fall look of some of the wild flowers.

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