Another drive home

Sorghum field outside of Lexington, NC on October 7, 2019. (photo by Janis M. Grainger)

I was on the search for a tree to use for my final composite assignment, when I came across this amazing view. I did not have a tall pair of boots on to venture out into this field to get a closer shot of the dead tree in the middle but I think this photo will do. I love the Fall and its beauty. This was a perfect day, amazing clouds and great weather. I wish these days would stick around for a while.

Whether you are on a mission or just out enjoying the day, if you see something like this, stop and take it all in. Enjoy the scene!

Pilot Mountain, NC

A view from Pilot Mountain in NC on September 22, 2019. (photo by Janis M. Grainger)

I have always loved panoramic photos and had only made one using a cell phone. Well things have changed! I drove to Pilot Mountain for my newest assignment, spending just a little over an hour gathering the shots that I thought I would need to create my own panoramic landscape. After putting this together, I am pleased with how it turned out. It may not be perfect but it was my first , the first of many. I will be on the hunt for some gorgeous, open views. I am thankful for another things added to my toolbelt to help make some beautiful photos. Get outside and see what you can find!

It’s ready to unleash

storm clouds

The newest assignment to try out for the first time is, the photo a day. I am excited for this as it will get me touching my camera everyday and chasing after something new. I did not plan to shoot a landscape photo today as I was after a shot of a person but I could not pass this up.

I believe this storm is how the immediate future is going to be as we get new assignments in the Photojournalism and Multimedia classes. Remind you, they are not the only classes.

I tried to stay in front of this storm but it came up quick and told me to start running. I will try to weather the storm and if I am lucky, I will see the sun again. Keep running Grainger!

Above the Fog

Fog in the Valley

Things have definitely changed over the past five years but one thing for sure, I will never forget this view. I lived most of my life in Upstate NY as did most of my relatives before finding my way to a warmer climate. Life there was normal or so it seemed. I guess you just get used to what you see and what is around you. Not that any one place is more perfect that another but living in NY had its challenges. The cold Winter would set in as early as late September and if you were lucky, may break by Memorial day. Snow can be a beautiful thing until it doesn’t stop for days. With all the yucky weather, came lots of work. Just imagine shoveling snow with no end in sight. Weather may not have always been pleasant but there were the perks of a beautiful scene.

This was the view from the back of my house. Absolutely amazing to see when you wake up and get your coffee.

I hope you enjoy my view from the mountain that overlooks the valley between Norwich and Sherburne, NY.

Feeling a little lost

morning fog

The journey I have been on for the past year has been one crazy rollercoaster! I decided to pursue my love for photography at Randolph Community College which has allowed me to do things I had only dreamed of. Building a solid foundation is key, as in any other thing you do and this I am learning to do here. But… with what I have learned, I am still finding myself feeling lost. Which direction do I go that will allow me to do my “mixed bag” of photography and be happiest? Should I think outside the box and try something new because I know what I can always fall back on what I know? This is such a hard decision…..to be continued.

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