Category: Photography

Floyd County moonscapes

Another beautiful autumn moon over Floyd County. Been shooting moon photos for more than 55 years and with newer equipment and long lenses, getting sharper and more detailed images is easier. This month’s full moon was captured with a 400 mm Canon lens with a 2X Tele-Extender on a EOS-1DS digital body from the top

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Floyd County’s high flying, athletic cheerleaders

When I posted some photos of cheerleaders after the homecoming football game at Floyd last week, some commenters on Facebook said it “was about time” I recognized the cheerleaders at Floyd County High School. Ouch! I thought I have been covering the young ladies (and the boys) who help whip up enthusiasm at high school

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By the light of a silvery moon

The sky was not fully dark when I left downtown Floyd Saturday after a full day of shooting assignments for paper but I saw one last shot — a partial but bright moon over South Locust Street. A nice way to end a full day of shooting photos — my profession, my hobby and my

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Post sunset on a Thursday night

As a photographer, I should be ashamed that I seldom use the camera that is always attached to my belt — my iPhone. It’s a good camera with decent resolution and usable color definition. I had just finished packing up my “professional” cameras in their padded bag Thursday night after shooting volleyball game photos for

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How many photos taken over the years? I have no idea.

In an exchange of emails from a woman who came across some of my photos on a website, she asked: “Do you know how many photos you have taken over the years?” “I have no idea,” I replied. “Hundreds of thousands, probably. Possibly more than a million.” My first published photo in a newspaper was

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Focusing on the cheeleaders

Floyd County High School’s cheerleading squads add a lot to the athletic events and have been a pleasure to photograph over the past 12 years. They will be with the Lady Buffaloes Saturday evening for the Virginia High School League state basketball 2a semifinals at James Madison University in Harrisonburg.

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Favorite photos of 2016

End of the year.  Time to select favorite photos of the past 12 months.  I shot more than 10,000 images over the year and will close out my sports photography for 2016 Thursday night in Lady Buffaloes basketball action in Floyd. It’s been a fun year and, fortunately, we had a lot of photos from

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In photography, luck is often key

Spent about three hours this morning selecting about 45 photographs to submit to The Floyd Press for this week’s paper. The 45  selections were culled from more than 2,500 images shot at various assignments last week. Makes one remember the old days as a newspaper photographer when picking photos for submission involved using a magnifying

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A little slice of time

When photographing high school sports, I often try to look for a right instant of time to catch action or a look by an athlete or other patricipant that, I think, expresses the intensity of the sport. Sometimes, what I shoot is an accident that still gives a photos that I like: A football player

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Hitting the dirt, bull riding style

The bulls bucked, the riders flew and the rodeo clowns helped keep things safe Friday night at Chantilly Farms as the Floyd Livestock and County Fair kicked off in wild style Friday night. More photos and story on this event and the Fair itself in the next edition of The Floyd Press.

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