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Who says you can’t go back? My favorite spot for photographs is Churchville Park, and I go back a lot. And, I’m never disappointed. Season or lighting makes it a new experience every time.

Conveniently located, Churchville is five miles from my house. Running errands is just an excuse to throw the camera in the car and scoot through the park.

No matter time of the year, it’s a good chance there’ll be wildlife. Herons, egrets, geese, and ducks are a given. And I’ve been lucky enough to see red foxes and osprey. Regardless, the scenery and sunsets are beautiful.

These photos illustrate my point that the same place never gets boring. They were shot in almost the identical spot. One in autumn’s bright light and the other on a foggy winter’s day.

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dsc00009What to do when the skies are gray, dark, and gloomy? Find an old cemetery, that’s what.

Today, we found a gem, Wheatland Rural Cemetery. Very well maintained, and filled with history.

Veteran’s graves were marked serving in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the Civil war. We felt honored to walk through the hallowed grounds. And as always when we visit a cemetery, we gained new appreciation for life.

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Baby, it’s cold outside. And that’s hell for us outdoor photographers. The frigid cold is tough on the body and equipment. There’s not much to photograph, except white on white. Even the wildlife is hunkered down.

But, fortunately there’s always tons of work to do inside, like catalog photos, edit, and sharpen techniques by studying. But, if you want to keep the creative juices flowing, there’s plenty to shoot inside, too.

Dream up still life photos from prized possessions sitting around the house, super market plants, or deals from the dollar store.

Last winter, my husband and I challenged each other. With a set dollar amount, we went on a spree at an antique shop. Came home and set up the tabletop studio. We even surprised ourselves with our creations.