My Julia

This is my darling Julia.  Not much needed to say here.  Just my beautiful little girl and a moment I hope we can remember forever.  These days are long, but the years are short.  I’m really trying to take more pics of my kiddos so I can remember these moments.  These are what matter, and this short walk on the greenway today with bikes was exactly what we needed.

My Darling Julia

My Darling Julia



Took this one about 6 weeks ago when we took the kids to Rocky Knob Park. I thought it stood out for some reason, probably bcause I was standing on the playground equipment like a kid.


Wagon Wheel

If you are from the Western, NC area, then you know the song Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show.  You’ve probably heard it a few thousand times, or at least tried to learn how to play it on guitar.

This is my take on Wagon Wheel…I like this one better.

Photo was taken with the Nikon D3200 here at the office.  I was on Beech Mountain looking to capture some stock images for our website and mobile app.  I used GIMP for editing as this was shot in NEF format.  Only messed slightly with the exposure.  I really like GIMP so far.  Hope you likey!!


Beech Mountain Wagon Wheel

Beech Mountain Wagon Wheel






Here is a shot I took out with our new camera at work.  It’s a Nikon D3200 with 18-55mm kit lens.  I shot it in NEF format, which actually took me a little while to figure out how to open up on my iMac.  Photoshop wasn’t able to read the file appropriately so I had to download GIMP to do so.  But the original version that I donwloaded opened up very small, low resolution thumbnails or something.  I had to download a different version that included the UFRaw plugin for GIMP and then it worked fine.  They are large files to work with, so they take a little time to process, but I think it’s worth it in the end.  I think these files are sharper than the camera-processed JPEGs, but maybe that’s just me.  I know these will be better for any printing I do.  Again…hope you likey!  Let me know what you think.