Friday, August 29, 2008

Laura Ratcliffe

Last week when I went up to the two (2) Photowalks in DC, I stay at the Marriott. Next to the hotel was a historic maker for Laura Ratcliffe. The first day I only saw this maker.

Laura Ratcliffe historic marker.

As you can see, there are a lot of scrubs behind the maker. It was not until the next day while walking around with my camera the I saw more. Here is what I found as I walked into the scrubs.

Hope you liked these.

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Ron M.

DC Photowalk on the Mall

Last Friday I participated in a PhotoWalk on the DC Mall. We started at the Lincoln Memorial and headed to the Capitol building starting at 6pm. Our Host was Shawn Duffy and was organized for Trevor Carpenter of

Here a few shots from the night. Enjoy!

Some of the group.



A Vet giving a History lesson.

Thru the Trees

Ghost on a walk

You don't see us!
These are not the photographers you are looking for.

WWII Memorial after sunset.

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Ron M.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

World Wide Photo Walk

Hey all

Saturday August 23, Scott Kelby World Wide PhotoWalk. I participated in the moring DC photowalk located in Old Town Alexander. The walk leader was Jeff Revel of PhotoWalkPro.

Here are a few of the photos from my walk. Click on the image to see it larger.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cane Bay High School

Cane Bay High School in now open. CBHS had it's dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony August 10, 2008. It is the newest addition to the Berkley County Public school district in South Carolina.

I was attending because this is the school that my daughter will be going to. When you see the pictures, understand that these are just snapshots. As a parent, I was limited in where we could go.

The Grand entrance to CBHS

Ribbon Cutting

CBHS Atrium

The gathering

For those that could not fit inside, you could watch on the big screen.

The CBHS food court

Football field

Looking back at the school from the football stands.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Nikon D700 Unboxing

It has been a couple of days, but I needed to get this up. Here are a few shots of opening up my new D700. You must forgive the fact that these pictures were taken with a Canon. My mother-in-law shots Canon while I shot Nikon. So much for sharing lenses. In the box from B&H Photo was; 1. Nikon D700 2. Nikon MB-D10 Multi-Power Battery Grip 3. Nikon AF-S Zoom Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Autofocus Lens along with spare batteries and addition memory card.

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Thursday, August 07, 2008

Charleston Blue Crab

The family went to Folley beach while I spent the day at work. As a way to make it up to me, she stopped at the docks and brought home dinner. When I got home, waiting in 2 brown bags was 3 dozen crab. We had 8 for dinner and still had a couple left over.

Nothing like fresh and live crab. I decided to take a couple of pictures both before they went into the pot and after. These guys were still moving around and had a lot of fight left in them. Well up until they hit the boiling water.


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Hello all

The Nikon D700 has arrived. The UPS delivered it about 15 minutes before I got home last night. What a wonderful camera. I played a little before the sun went down. THEN I broke out the manual and started reading the difference.

All I can say is WOW! Nikon has done a great job with this.

I got my camera from B&H Photo. Everything went just as it should. Would I use B&H again? YES!

Give me a few days to post some of the impressive pics.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Making a Drive Way

This weekend was for clearing a driveway back to where the house will be built.

Most of what we cleared was small scrubs and overgrowth. But right in the middle of what will be the drive way was an old tree stump. It was so old that a new tree had decided to grow out of the side of it.

There are time when friends and neighbors can help out a lot. Even better if they have a Cat backhoe tractor.

Here was some of the fun.

The tree stump.

Help has arrived.

Going deep to get the stump out.

Out comes the stump.
(Glad I did not do this by hand)

A job well done.

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