Image by fred1st via Flickr “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always got.” For me, with the onset of cooler weather, and after the brain-fuzz of summer, I feel the urge to NOT do what I’ve always done. However, what changes to make depends on the different destination and consequences one wants, I suppose. I had quite a few opportunities yesterday at the Land Trust event to speak with folks from Tech, Blacksburg and Christiansburg, Giles county, Galax and …

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I had really expected that prizes would be awarded from a hundred or more entries in this year’s photography competition for the Floyd County Harvest Festival. Lord knows, there is a large and active photography club here, made up of members in at least two counties, and you can find photographers under every rock, including more than a few professional-level shooters. So to have such a weak turn-out was disappointing, and it made judging difficult and awkward. In the eight (?) categories each with …

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Note to Self–Why I am thinking of changing horses…er, cameras: I wrestle with the notion of allowing myself to even consider spending a large sum of money to get something I’ve already got: the Nikon D200 I’ve used for almost three years is a fine camera and I’ve not had any complaints from folks who have paid (not many and not much) for images from it of their families, for their walls or their web sites. But I feel like I’m missing brushes from …

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