Today's Photo: On Top of the WorldThis statue is in front of the Boys and Girls Club of America headquarters on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. I was having tons of fun taking photos around this area and ran across this one. I had to wait a couple minutes for my turn, but I think it was worth it. This status is only a few feet tall, so I had to lay down to get this angle. I got a few odd looks for it. It's all in a days work. Visual proof that if you work hard there is no limit to what you can do. Even making it on top of the world. - Daryl Clark Read more at the Daily Photography Blog Just Shooting Memories!...
Today's Photo: Chrome 434I was never a chrome type guy growing up. I still am not really impressed with chrome, but sometimes it is just done so well that even a non-chromie can find the beauty in it. I found this engine compartment all covered in chrome a while back. I can't even remember what show it was at, but I have numerous shots in my library. There were very few bad compositions. - Daryl Clark Read more at the Daily Photography Blog Just Shooting Memories!...
Today's Photo: Cartersville Train DepotI took a stroll around downtown Cartersville the other night. For anyone that knows, it was not a long stroll. However, it was kinda pleasant. It was not so cold that it was unbearable, but it sure beats the heat we usually have around here. Too bad this was the weekend that was the calm before the storm. I mean, three days of constant rain and another one predicted. At least it made for a few good photo opportunities. Those photos shall be posted soon. - Daryl Clark Read more at the Daily Photography Blog Just Shooting Memories!...
Today's Photo: May FlowersApril showers truly do bring May flowers. I took this on May 5. Just a few days ago, this field did not hold a single flower. In the span of a few days, and several inches of rain, these sprouted. Now it is time to go search for some more. - Daryl Clark Read more at the Daily Photography Blog Just Shooting Memories!...
Today's Photo: Station 11Last weekend, prior to the crash, I went to Midtown Atlanta for some nighttime skyline shots. My plan was to shoot from the 17th street bridge south. Unfortunately, that side of the bridge was closed for construction work and I could not get what I wanted. I did get this shot from the Atlantic Station side of the bridge. The 11 is on the side of Atlanta Fire Department Station 11. I'm gonna wait a couple months and hope that the construction is gone and try again. - Daryl Clark Read more at the Daily Photography Blog Just Shooting Memories!...
Today's Photo: Fannin Tob. & Candy Co.I like to explore old towns. I would classify downtown Blue Ridge Georgia definitely as an old town. It is so much fun to explore the old architecture. Sometimes you even come across something that tells a little about the history of a building. There wasn't anything telling about the history of this building, but the facade tells a little about it. I'm sure many people have visited this building. If the walls could talk, I'm sure they would have tons of stories to tell.
Today's Photo: Diverging PathsLike the paths around these memorial gardens, the lives of these soldiers took many different paths. They also came from may different paths, but all shared one thing in common. A love for a county and a duty to serve. For what ever reasons, these men and women decided to give a part of them to keep an idea alive. Although many never knew each other, they share this common bond. Both in life and now in death.
Today's Photo: Like a PinwheelSpin the wheel and no one knows where it will land. That is what the weather has been like this year. One day it is cold, the next hot. This weekend was perfect though. Cool in the morning and just right for the afternoon. This was the first weekend in a long time like this, so I spent it fishing and having fun. Sometimes it is good to put the camera down and enjoy life.
Today's Photo: The Ugly DucklingI love to shoot animals. It is one of those things I enjoy, but don't get to do often. I was at the Duck Pond in Jasper, Georgia when I ran across this ugly duckling. The ducks there have been fed so much that all it took was a few pieces of bread to get the dozen or so clustered around me and my daughter. I was mesmerized by the sky blue eyes on this one. And then, it decided it wanted all the bread we had to offer. It's a good thing we did not have too much out at the time, or it would have run away with it all.
Today's Photo: Clouds and More CloudsWith all of this wired weather, the one thing we have not lacked has been clouds. That has been the problem also. Either there are so many that it is just a sheet of grey, or the skies are completely empty. This was during one of those transition periods and did not last long. Just behind this came the rain and grey.
Today's Photo: To Shoot or NotI run across this problem sometimes. I happen to be out around sunrise, or sunset and notice that it is turning out to have some great colors. I am not always near some place that can make a great composition. So, the problem is, do you settle for a mediocre shot and attempt to maybe photoshop out some elements that you really don't want, or do you just sit back and enjoy the show and pass on the photos? This is one of those and I could not find a good place for the shot. I settled with pulling off the side of the road and could not get in a place without the power lines in time.
Today's Photo: Flower TimeIt's that time of the year again. Everything is blooming and making pretty landscapes and many photography opportunities. Along with the bi-annual allergies, rain and general weather havoc. This shot was actually in the butterfly exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. I can look at it and dream of what the blooming landscapes are going to bring this year.
Today's Photo: A Last Winter SunriseAccording to the weather people, spring is finally going to make a stay... maybe. This was one of the final sunrises I took during the winter season. This morning, there was tons of frost all over and created a nice light white coating. Not nearly as good as a dusting of snow, which we did not get this year... again. May spring and summer bring some good morning and evening shows.
Today's Photo: Mr. EdHow many people out there remember the talking horse, Mr. Ed. I'm not sure there are that many left. I found this one, not Mr. Ed, the other day driving home. There were several horses in the pasture and one foal. The foal was running around the other horses in circles. I stopped to get a few shots and this one walked up to the fence. He started moving his mouth. I don't know if he was trying to talk or just wanted an apple. However, if he was trying to talk, it had to have been something about the foal running in circles.
Today's Photo: Spring FlowersSpring has finally arrived. That is what the flowers, trees and my allergies have told me. That is not what the weather has told me. When was the last time Georgia had below freezing temperatures at the end of March? I was able to get a few shots of one of the trees in the yard. I think this would fall in the cherry blossom family of trees. If you know, leave a comment.
Today's Photo: The First CaddyIt does not take long to run into good photographic opportunities at Old Car City in White Georgia. Sitting just outside the front door is this old Cadillac. It is the first of many old junk cars that you will find while exploring the miles of lanes lined with old junk cars.
Today's Photo: Tree and PostThe weather here has been strange of late. It is warm for several days and then extremely cold for several more. Not just a few degree difference, but in the range of 30 - 40 degrees. This shot was taken on one of those milder days. Maybe this summer will bring some of the mildness with it and none of the brutal heat that we have had the last few years.
Today's Photo: Sledding TimeI used to not take my camera when I go to events with my children. Now I do but I get so tied up in what is going on, that I don't take too many photos. My daughter went to a birthday party where they have a year round downhill tubing slope. I am glad that I decided to break out the camera for this. I got some great smiles and joy captured. This was one of many.
Today's Photo: Christmas in CalhounIt is too bad that Christmas lights are only up for about a month. I wanted to visit so many more places, but did not have the time. This is the county courthouse in Gordon County. I decided to shoot the Christmas lights in downtown and invited my sister. We were walking around the courthouse when she showed me a photo she had taken. I thought it was so good, that I had to go back and steal that composition... This is it.
Today's Photo: Retro Rain DayThere is something special about getting to play in the rain. When it is not too cold, I love to walk and let it wash over me. You get the opportunity to loose the facade of being an adult and let the kid out that's inside. You can't beat splashing in a big water puddle to give that little inner excitement. As you can tell, I have no problem letting my kids enjoy a run in the rain. You never know what childhood memories you may be able to capture.
Today's Photo: Time ChangeFinally, time has changed. I am still not used to it, but now I will have many more hours of daylight for photography. Not that everything else in life is going to get in the way. The joy of children, a full time job, a wife and growing a rather large garden. I would not give any of it up though. They all make for too many photo opportunities.
Today's Photo: The Cool FallsThis is another shot I took of a small water fall near the old paper mill ruins on Sope Creek just north of Atlanta. I wanted to get some shots of Sope creek also, but it had been raining for several days and the water was muddy. It's hard to believe that one of the largest cities in the United States is just a couple miles south of this point. It's nice to have these pools of tranquility in such a busy city. - Daryl Clark Read more at the Daily Photography Blog Just Shooting Memories!...