Another Photog in the First Fam

An isolated but severe snow storm loomed ahead on the SD prairie. Image by HolliÂ

It’s another one of those mornings when I have a long batting list and not enough time in the game to even have a single at-bat–except to post an image that belongs to my daughter.

It was on the strength–literally–of this experience that she went out and got a “real” camera. This shot was taken with her iPhone, and I did some minor work on it in Photoshop.

I think the photography bug has bitten, and there is now one more landscape photog in South Dakota. And I think this is great.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. Extraordinary what you can do with the iPhone, and I recently discovered that several lens attachments are available for it, as well. While the iPhone may offer less control, that is still one heck of a shot. Of course, the landscape doesn’t hurt either. Hope we get to see some of your daughter’s real camera photos. 🙂