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Two Years Ago this Week : Framing Nature

rob paine biltmore webToday’s Wordless Wednesday photo was taken in downtown Asheville, N.C.

When I was growing up my home away from home was Asheville, N.C. My mom’s family lived in Asheville so we would make at least one trip down to Western North Carolina every summer.

Do flowers look better in color or black and white? Check out this post to decide.

Later my parents retired there, so the trek south continued. If you visit Asheville, you have to tour The Biltmore Estate, something I have done several times. (please see more text below) Read More

Top 5 Viewed Posts of 2015 : Great Balls of Fire with Doug Newstrom #3

In my year end series of the top 5 most viewed blog posts on this site, another older but goodie comes in at number 3. And the good news is : opening day of the 2016 season is just over 3 months away. Enjoy! Robweb fire ball The final day of the All Star Break is today. I thought it would be a good time to fill the baseball void with a sports portrait from my wayback file of Virginia high school pitching phenom Doug Newstrom.

Doug Newstrom was the the ace of the pitching staff for the W.T. Woodson varsity baseball team in Fairfax, Va. Woodson had won the Virginia State High School League championship in 1989,  with a nearly perfect season. Woodson was primed to repeat this feat in 1990.

Our paper, The Fairfax Connection, decided to feature Doug in its Baseball ’90 Preview section.

During an editorial meeting leading up to the preview section I suggested that since Newstrom had a blazing fastball, we should take a portrait of him holding a burning baseball. Read More

Framing Nature

rob paine biltmore webToday’s Wordless Wednesday photo was taken in downtown Asheville, N.C.

When I was growing up my home away from home was Asheville, N.C. My mom’s family lived in Asheville so we would make at least one trip down to Western North Carolina every summer.

Do flowers look better in color or black and white? Check out this post to decide.

Later my parents retired there, so the trek south continued. If you visit Asheville, you have to tour The Biltmore Estate, something I have done several times. (please see more text below) Read More

Weekly Photo Challenge : Beginning

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For the past few weeks I have been highlighting posts from 2013 that either were well viewed or in a couple of cases, my personal favorites. Today’s post which I also think is a perfect fit for the WordPress’ Weekly Challenge this week : Beginning is the last in that series, (I promise!)

This post originally ran July 23, 2013, a little over a month after the blog went daily so there is a pretty good chance most of you have not seen it yet. (please see second photo and more text below) Read More

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Literacy Live!

The mission of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities.

David Bornstein

Solutions Journalism

Epic Shutter Blog

Outer Banks Photographer. Smile and Wave. One Epic Shutter at a time.

Chronicles of Wonder

Beauty Through Untrained Eyes

Sagittarius Viking

Mindful exploring, through the eyes of a viking daughter.

Southern By Design

Flip Flops, Beach Hair & Life Is Good

Arcane

Magazine WordPress Theme

Enjoying the Wilds

Sharing my Passion for the Outdoors and my Love of Photography

Whisht Lads

Travel, Cooking, Photography & Sound

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