Iseebeautyallaround’s Fourth Anniversary!

Four years ago today I started my daily blog. I had the blog in name for a couple of years before 2013, but rarely posted entries.

On May 28th, I dared myself to go daily and to see how long I could have some sort of a post every day.

1,460 days later, it is still going and I want to thank every single person who has taken the time to look at my posts or like or comment on them.  For anyone who is considering starting a blog I would encourage you to.

Thanks to blogging on WordPress I have been exposed to so much great photography from around the world that I would never had had the pleasure to see if it were not for blogging.  I have also received a great deal of encouragement  from so many people which I truly appreciate.

Below is blog entry I posted on May, 28, 2013 and as always, thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!

Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2013

During every visit to Deep Creek Lake, I am up before sunrise looking for beautiful scenes. This past Memorial Day (2013) weekend was no different. Continue reading

New Summer Postcards Available Soon At Swallow Falls State Park in Maryland

Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2017

I am very excited to announce that beginning in June I will have two previously unpublished Deep Creek Images postcards on sale at my favorite place, Swallow Falls State Park in Garrett County, MD. (please see more text and waterfall video below) Continue reading

29 Tastee Diner, Fairfax, VA, 1987

Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2017

While feeling nostalgic this week I began to thumb thru some of my old negative files (yes, that is right, negatives, before there was such a thing as digital photography) and came across this black and white of the historic  29 Diner in Fairfax,VA that  I photographed for a newspaper article in 1987. Continue reading

Framing Green Spring Gardens

Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2017

In addition to the wonderful flowers one of the reasons I enjoy spending so much time with my camera at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax County is the great job the park staff and volunteers have done of landscaping and adding points of interest among the gardens. I always tell the photographers that I tutor Green Spring is a great place to practice your framing skills, as shown in the photo above taken through a sculpture. (please see second photo below) Continue reading