The world as I see it — by R C Norman

Archive for April, 2012

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Water’s Edge


Water's Edge

My 13 year-old son made this image one evening along the shore of Broad Creek where we spend summers on our boat Sea Horse. I was amazed at the abstract quality he saw in the evening sun’s reflection off the water and wet sand. The contrast of shadow and gold light make this an unusual and striking photo.
July 2, 2011
Nikon 200 mm, F/14, 1/1600, ISO 400


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A Grand View


A Grand View

This brave squirrel sat confidently on the edge, taking in the view from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Even nature can admire itself!
July 28, 2006
Nikon 55 mm, F/10, 1/320


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Clay Pots


Clay Pots

On a trip to the Southwest several years ago, I couldn’t resist capturing the intense color provided by these clay pots stacked outside in the bright sunlight at a flea market near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
July 23, 2006
Nikon 55 mm, F/11, 1/320


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Sunrise on Norman Creek


Sunrise on Norman Creek

In 2007 I bought an old boat — a 1975, 36-foot Trojan Tri-Cabin. I had never owned a boat before, but had grown up on them with my family. She was berthed in a little tributary called, of all things, “Norman Creek”, which fed into Middle River. From there, we had a straight shoot to the upper Chesapeake Bay, where we would make the long trip south, turn west around Windmill Point and head 30 miles up the Rappahannock to a little town called Urbanna. The morning of our voyage down the bay, my father, brother and I awoke before dawn to get an early start. Before we left port, I captured this sunrise from the bridge.
May 4, 2007
Nikon 55 mm, F/11, 1/400


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Autumn Colors


Autumn Colors

On the Monticello Wine Trail near Charlottesville, Virginia
October, 30, 2011
Nikon 18 mm, F/11, 1/125, ISO 125


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Jenny


Jenny

My inspiration and travel companion. This photo was taken at the Grooving in the Garden, Holly Point Park, Deltaville, Virginia
June 25, 2011
Nikon 105 mm, F/5.6, 1/60, ISO 500


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Boat Dog


Boat Dog

Aslan, a Labradoodle, with Jenny on my boat Sea Horse, Deltaville, Virginia
August 21, 2010
Nikon 55 mm, F/7.1, 1/200


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Sputnik II


Deadrise boats on Broad Creek in the early morning, Deltaville, Virginia.
August 14, 2010
Camera Specs:  Nikon D50, 200 mm, F/6.3, 1/640

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Barboursville Vineyards


Barboursville Vineyards

Barboursville, Virginia
August 23, 2009
Nikon 18 mm, F/4.9, 1/320, ISO 100


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Great Blue Heron


Blue Herring

Great Blue Heron on Broad Creek, Deltaville, Virginia
June 21, 2011
Nikon 165 mm, F/11, 1/400, ISO 400