Friday, April 29, 2011

Rising Meadow Rooster

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A neighborhood rooster on a recent afternoon.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fava Beans

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Fava beans bloom in my son Tristan's garden in Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cedar Falls Post Office

I've photographed the old post office at Cedar Falls, North Carolina many times over the years. Local folks have worked on restoring the building that was once the office for the Cedar Falls Manufacturing Company since the last time I shot it.

Daisies bloom in front of the building on a Saturday morning.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011


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Still life, old keys.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Williamsburg Pigeon

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Image from Williamsburg, Virginia.

Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke of the "decisive moment" in photography. I was shooting pigeons on their roost behind the Wythe House when a bird decided to create it's own moment.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Saturday in the Front Yard

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Clemitis blooming in my front yard in Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Mustard Fields in England

Another photograph from my film archive. Mustard fields in England.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Block and Tackle

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Still life of an old block and tackle.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Image From the Vault

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I look back through my earlier work and occasionally find something that stands the test of time. In 1976 during my Tri-X film days, I photograhed my friend Emmitt in front of his abode near Chapel Hill, North Carolina. That's "Geronimo"s Cadillac" on the calendar and that's the song he's singing.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

House in the Horseshoe

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Still life from the Alston House near Sanford, North Carolina. Also known as the House in the Horseshoe, because it sits in a horseshoe bend of Deep River, the house was the scene of a Revolutionary War skirmish between patriots under Col. Phillip Alston and Tory troops under David Fanning in July 1781. The house still has bullet holes on the front porch from the battle.

Monday, April 18, 2011


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Spirea is one of the "old fashioned" shrubs blooming in our yard now. Sort of a waterfall of blooms.

Friday, April 15, 2011


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For a quick camera test, I can always count on our farm cat Tiger as a portrait subject.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Neighbor Portrait, Justin

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Portrait of neighbor Justin Latham.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Dogwood Blossoms

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Still-life of dogwood blossoms, Grays Chapel, North Carolina.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Whitaker Farms

Neighbor Richard Whitaker in his tomato hot house in Grays Chapel, North Carolina on a warm afternoon this week. Richard and his family raise tomatoes, strawberries and other produce and run an extensive garden center at two locations in Randolph County. For info, visit their website at

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Monday, April 11, 2011

Office Portrait

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Office portrait from a recent web site update for a local client.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Asheboro Criterium

Saturday was a cold and rainy day, but the cyclists were out in Asheboro for the inaugural Asheboro Criterium. Riders in several amateur and professional classes raced on a closed .6 mile street course in downtown. The events were a combination of timed rides plus sprint finishes. Great turnout of riders, spectators were a little scarce. They missed an interesting event.

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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Azaleas in Greensboro

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Azaleas bloom in Fisher Park in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Friday, April 8, 2011

The Last Two Weeks

Two weeks ago, this happened on the floor above my studio.

Which caused this.

And brought a visit by this guy.

Things slowly began to dry out.

And now the studio's starting to come back together. It's been a strange two weeks, but we are getting there. I hope. 

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Thursday, April 7, 2011


Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Ocracoke is an isolated yet extraordinary destination. You have to try hard just to get there (accessible by ferry only), but it is worth the effort. Haven't been in a while. I really miss it. From my film archives.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Neighbor Portrait, Dwayne

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Neighbor Dwayne Caviness leans in the window of my truck as we talk about cows on Routh Road in Randolph County, North Carolina.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Odell Routh had his 56 Cadillac Fleetwood out on Saturday. It was owned originally by his wife's aunt and uncle Jo and Ed Thompson, who bought it new. I remember the Thompsons driving it to church when I was a young boy.

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Monday, April 4, 2011

At the Farm and Garden

A stop by Liberty Farm and Garden on an April Saturday morning to pick up a bag of chicken feed found Melvin Nunn's crew starting to move seed, fertilizer and other spring garden products. It's that time of year again.

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Afternoon Image

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Wild violets bloom in my backyard this afternoon in Grays Chapel, North Carolina.