Sunflowers in Suburbia

sunflowers in suburbia Fifty-five years ago the Washington D.C. suburb of Fairfax County as well as neighboring Prince William County were mostly farmland. According to Wikipedia, even as recently as the 1950s, Tysons Corner Area of Fairax was “a quiet rural intersection flanked by a few small stores.”

Nowadays in Northern Virginia, where cows are outnumbered exponentially by developers and town homes, it is a thrill to find a gem such as the Summer of Sunflowers at Burnside Farms tucked between a row of McMansions and Route 15. (please see more photos and text below) Continue reading

My Favorite iPad Photo Editing Apps

downtown usa oakland md I enjoy mixing photos and graphics as I did with this  photo taken during July 4th Weekend in  downtown Oakland, MD. (please see more text and second photo below) Continue reading

Bug Eyes Inside a Sunflower

inside a sunflower The great thing about macro lenses is they open your eyes to a whole new world. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge : Summer Lovin at Deep Creek Lake (MD)

rob paine deep creek lake boat parade one

There are a lot of people  loving summer at Deep Creek Lake  especially around the Independence Day weekend.  These photos were taken during the second annual Deep Creek Lake Boat parade held the day after the fourth. (see more text and second photo below)

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Week In Review- What was your Favorite Photo?

Thank you to everyone who visited my site this week. Above is a gallery of some of the new work I have posted on this site in the last week or so.  Enjoy!

Would you like to take a peaceful break among the flowers at Green Spring Gardens?  Check out my recent post An Hour at Green Spring Gardens.

Below is a quick poll where you can let me know which photo you liked the most. Continue reading