Author Archives: Rhys

Goodbye WordPress (Hello WordPress)!

I wanted a bit more control over the photo blog, so I’ve migrated over to a self-hosted site using  It doesn’t look much different for now, but it has a new link: Come visit!

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Another Pondhawk

Late June is when I start to see dragonflies in the yard.  The only one I seem to be able to photograph is the common Pondhawk.  Not that I’m complaining…

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Not a Raptor in the Sky

One of the more arduous hikes during the visit to West Virginia was the one to the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory in Monroe County, WV.  Quite a short hike, but very steep and rocky in places. Part of the trail … Continue reading

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Paint Bank General Store

Not all of my pictures are flowers and landscapes.  I actually enjoy taking pictures of folks  I meet on my travels. This is a fellow who was enjoying a bottle of pop on the porch of the General Store in … Continue reading

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Castle Rock Details

Above is detail from the cliff we passed along the Castle Rock hiking trail at Grandview State Park in West Virginia.  The picture below puts the cliffs in perspective.

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Bluestone Triptych

I was trying to choose between three landscape photographs from my trip to Bluestone State Park last week and decided to post all three!  Thanks to Patrick for some post-processing tips!  

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Impression of Lobelia

  I added a Nikon adapter to my kit for the new Fuji X-Pro1, and tried  an old macro lens with interesting results.

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