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Weekly Photos 40, 41, 42

Well, life has been a whirlwind these last few weeks and I’ve fallen behind with posting my photos. I’ve still been snapping away, though, and finally have a chance to catch up, while sitting at home through the hurricane. Here’s photos for weeks 40-42. All taken with my iPhone.

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Weekly Photos 38 and 39

Hi folks! I’m just catching up here… Here are weekly photos 38 and 39. Photo 38 is another one taken from a bridge during my commute (another crazy sky!) and the other is from my weekly trail run. Both taken with my iphone. Enjoy!

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Weekly Photo #37

Happy Friday! The workweek is over (for many) and it’s time for some R n R. Here’s an iPhone shot taken from our backyard hammock, as the sun was peeking through our woods. I found it interesting that the sun was shining through the very center of my view. This is usually a no-no in photography, to put a point of interest in the very center, but, hey, rules are made to be broken. Two of the bigger trees are following the rule of thirds, so there. Enjoy your weekend!

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Weekly Photo #36

Here’s photo 36, a close-up of some public art at Town Center, with an abstract pattern backdrop of the various buildings and windows. Taken with my iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #35

Happy Friday! Here’s weekly photo #35. I haven’t been out much since my race, between school starting and work, but have continued with my lunchtime walks on base. This doesn’t look like it was taken on a military base, does it? I like the looks of the pampas grass against the blue sky. Taken with my iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #34

It’s been an odd week of storms, rain, and floods here in Tidewater. I haven’t seen much outside of the house or the office (other than a couple short training runs), so I took another photo during my commute. Might be another sunny/stormy day, according to the looks of this morning sky. Taken with iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #33

I hope you all had a great weekend. Here’s weekly photo #33…. A self- portrait of sorts. I was trail running, was admiring the view, and noticed my shadow. I was feeling one with nature at the moment, so this photo seemed appropriate. Taken with the iPhone.

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Weekly Photo #32

Good morning, let’s start out early this week…here is weekly photo #32. This was taken during a visit to Manteo, NC on the Outer Banks. Taken with the iPhone. Looks inviting, doesn’t it?

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Weekly Photo #31

Hello! My regular weekly photo posting schedule became discombobulated mid-year, but after a couple of batch photo postings, I think we’re caught up now. This is the new weekly photo, taken from an observation pier in a nearby neighborhood, with the iPhone. It was a lovely weekend, and we enjoyed some neighborhood pools, and the company of friends.

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500px vs Zenfolio

Like many photographers, I’m always on the lookout for new photography sites for either displaying my photography or for learning more about the craft. Although it’s not exactly a new site, 500px is new for me. I recently signed up for an account at http://www.500px.com, which is a site that displays some pretty awesome photography. In fact, if you purchase the upgraded account for 500px, you are considered “Awesome”, with the word displayed on your gravatar. When one signs up, they are automatically “Awesome” for a 14 day trial period. So, I am currently in this state of Awesomeness and checking out the site community. I already have a Zenfolio account, which beautifully displays my portfolio, however the user community doesn’t seem as active as the 500px community. Mere moments after nervously uploading my first batch of photos to the 500px site, I started receiving votes and favorable comments (although constructive criticism is welcome also). Zenfolio has its benefits, however I’ve never received comments from other photographers and this is my second year using them. On the other hand, 500px seems to be meant for critiques, commentary, voting, learning, and the whole social aspect of photography. I also like that there’s an easy way to share or Pin each photo. I will provide an update in the future about how 500px plays out for me, however, my initial feedback is that it’s, well, awesome! Check it out here…

If any photographers out there with experience with 500px and/or Zenfolio care to share their opinions of either site, please do!

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