Month: August 2016

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Hot Line


There is only one set of powerlines that cross the Neuse River near Falls Dam. It seems to be a popular place for hawks to hang out. The last two times I’ve been out I’ve seen hawks hanging out here. This one was silently scanning the river banks for breakfast.

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Log Rainbow


That’s right, a log rainbow. Totally made up, but pretty accurately describes this fallen tree over the Neuse River near Falls Dam. With the rising sun filtering through the trees along the Neuse River Greenway Trail, all the colors of the rainbow can be seen in the background.

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Role Reversal


This dragonfly followed me around all morningĀ as I walked up and down the banks of the Neuse River in Raleigh. I finally decided that I should take his picture, but then he wouldn’t sit still long enough. I was finally able to get a good picture, but I had to follow him around for a

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Wrap it up!


On days when I’m on the Neuse River and it is tough to find something epic to photograph (which is actually pretty rare), I think back to something my high school photography teacher once said. She said to, “Look smaller.” So, for example, rather than looking at the whole river, maybe you look at how

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Technicolor


An odd angle, low light, and a rising sun combined to make this heron appear to be on a multi-color backdrop. It is amazing how you can be at the same place, looking at almost the same thing, but have it look totally different based on the light coming in. The Neuse River is a

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