From the monthly archives: "June 2011"

This is another old photo I found while exploring my archive the other day.  I happened to to catch my daughter in the middle of grabbing something out of a bag.  No, I don’t remember what it was, but I do remember that this is her guilty look.  “what daddy, I not doing anything wrong”…Girls.

Really, My hand's not in the bag.

So, today has been havoc and I have not even had the time to think about what to write here, let alone think of processing images.  But, I have to confess, I was able to get a few photos today while racing around.

This image comes from my flower garden.  I was fortunate enough the other day to have been graced with some very heavy morning fog.  Dew was on everything giving it a glowing soft appearance.  Things just fell into place.  That was until I arrived late for the morning meeting I was going to.  They just don’t understand (exasperated sigh).

Foggy Flower

We have had some very strong thunderstorms here over the last week or so and the cloud formations have been fabulous.  The sunsets following these storms has been outstanding.  Unfortunately, I have committed an atrocity over and over.  Two days, I was working and unable to get any photos with the Nikon.  Another day, I had taken tons of photos and ran the batteries out on the camera.  However, I was able to take a few photos with my iPhone.  Check them out on Instagram.  I am @darylclark.

With the comedy of errors, I was able to take a few photos with the last storm that went through.  This photo is from just inside the leading edge of the storm.  The dark clouds at the top of the frame are from the Thunderhead.  About 30 seconds after taking this photo, the bottom fell out.

From the Storm

I am going to do something unusual tonight.  I am posting two photos because I was unable to choose.  I was going through some of my archive photos and ran across these two.  These are some of my earliest work and I learned so much from taking them to processing them.  I find that I use some of the techniques I learned on a regular basis after agonizing over these for hours at the time.  I have changed nothing since first processing them, so let me know what you think.





Little “Little A”


I am amazed at the wonder with which children see the world.  I can only dream to convey my own wonder at the world through my photography.


I had in my mind another long insightful post for tonight, but that is not going to happen.  Why?  Because I decided to add another to experiment in “Finding the Small Things”.  So, Welcome to Just Shooting Memories.

I think my Dunce is crooked.


I am usually an early riser.  I love the way things are quite and calm first thing in the morning just before sunrise.  You can sit quietly and hear the world wake up.  I really enjoy it when it is a foggy morning.  Although the sun is rising and the world is waking up, you can only hear it.  This morning was very foggy.  So, I grabbed the camera and had a little fun.

Morning Myst


This is an amazing airplane.  Even though it is only designed to glide, how can it stay in the air.  It took a lot of smart people to figure that out.  I mean they are rocket scientists.  Real rocket scientists.

This is the entrance to the space exhibit at the Udvar-Hazy center.  The view as you enter makes you feel like you are in the presence of something great.  The shuttle Enterprise just sitting there staring you down.



HLittle A browsing the mallave you checked out Instagram yet?  If you have not, it is a must have.  I downloaded it to the iPhone today.  So far, I have only found one  downside, only 15 in app filters.  However, they appear to be very open with their API and other camera apps are picking up in that area; one notable is 100camerasin1.  Instagram is easy to use, fast and it connects with facebook, flickr and twitter.  Check me out on instagram I am @darylclark.



Blueridge Sunrise

The jury is still out on whether I like the east coast or the west coast better.  I really love the size and vastness of everything on the west coast / west of the Mississippi, but I love the gentleness of the eastern mountains.  This was another shot from the top of Blood Mountain.  You can really see why it’s called the Blueridge Mountains.


I have passed this by on a regular basis for quite sometime now.  I have always loved the way this meanders through the field.  However, I have never been by it when conditions were right.  Yeah, I know, excuses.  But I made it there finally with a very pretty sky.  I just loved the way the patchy clouds floated through the sky, creating shadows on the ground.  I have been really disappointed in the weather this year in Georgia.  It went from cool to hot and hazy.  I think the haze has been worse this year than any other.  How have weather conditions been near you?


It has been awhile since I posted a classic car photo.  This one was from the car show at the Ellijay, Georgia Apple Festival.  There were so many cool cars there, I did not know where to begin.  I have not been a big car fan, but I think that is changing now that I have found them to be such good subjects for photography.  I think I need to go find a good car show now.  In fact, I heard there was a Chevelle show somewhere in the Tennessee / Kentucky area earlier this month.  If anyone knows where / when / details, please let me know.


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