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It’s been too long….

Posted in Digital Image, Highways, Roads, train, train station, Travel with tags , , , , on July 21, 2014 by melabeemiller

Hasn’t it?  Lots of things have been going on and I owe you.  In this post, I’d like to catch up and share what I see from various Amtrak train windows.  I usually sit on the same side of the train but, since my last trip, I realize that the views on each side are remarkably different.  Do you recognize any of these locations?

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2012 Holiday Greetings

Posted in Christmas, Lights, Melabee, Melabee M Miller, New Year, Winter with tags , , , , on December 13, 2012 by melabeemiller

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I know it’s Summer when

Posted in Digital Image, Flowers, Summer, Sunflower, Sunlight with tags , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by melabeemiller

I see sunflowers-in the garden, along the road and at farm stands.  Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers. The ones I photographed last week were as tall as I am.  Sunflowers turn toward the sun, shine even on a dark day and produce seeds that can be dried and eaten.  Have you ever tasted sunflower honey?  I like the Italian variety- Girasole Miele.  Try it and tell me what you think.

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May is National Photography Month

Posted in Colors, Detail, Digital Image, New York City, Photography, Tulip with tags , , , , on May 1, 2012 by melabeemiller

And, it is the perfect time to try photographing something new.

Try taking photos of things that would not be your typical subject.

Try taking photos at an unusual time of the day or from a different height.  A friend once asked if I could shoot from the vantage point of a small dog. This challenge opened my mind to consider radically different viewpoints when photographing.

I hope this inspires you to try something new.  Be sure to let me know.

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Warm Weather

Posted in Beach, Caribbean, Coastal, Melabee M Miller, Nautical, Ocean, Rainbow, Sailboat with tags , , , on March 22, 2012 by melabeemiller

Just back from a wonderful catamaran cruise on the yacht,  Sweetest Thing, in the Caribbean.  After a week of sailing, we landed in Newark to find warm weather, trees in bloom, flowers, butterflies and birds chirping.

Spring is here and Summer is not far behind; enjoy the Caribbean’s clear blue water.

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Zoo Lights

Posted in Animals, Christmas, Holiday, Lights, Palm Tree, Washington DC, Winter with tags , , , , on December 16, 2011 by melabeemiller

Let’s take a break from Florence and go to the zoo for the holidays.  It’s a short trip to Washington DC and  The National Zoo where we can see a sparkling light show that is quite wonderful.  The zoo is free and the lights will be on until January 1st.

All my best wishes for the holidays and a healthy and prosperous New Year.

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Florence, Two!

Posted in Architect/Architecture, Digital Image, Florence, Italy with tags , , on December 6, 2011 by melabeemiller

Our next adventure was a tour of the Vasari Corridor.  I’ve always wanted to visit the corridor which begins at the Palazzo Vecchio, winds through the Uffizzi Gallery, along the Ponte Vecchio and ends at the Palazzo Pitti across the Arno River.   The passageway was the idea of Grand Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici in 1564 and was motivated by the Grand Duke’s desire to move freely between his residence and the government palace without interacting with the people.  He commissioned Giorgio Vasari, the Italian painter, historian and architect, to create a design.

On the guided tour, we were told the corridor’s history and were cautioned by a Uffizi Gallery guard not to take any photos in or of the corridor.  She accompanied us every step of the way and only allowed photos taken out the windows.  Along the winding corridor, we saw an extensive collection of self-portrait paintings.

The Grand Duke appropriated private property for his corridor and built across the facade of the Church of Santa Felicita.  A corridor window looks into the church and the Duke and his family could attend mass and not be seen by the public.  Sorry, no photos through this particular window. It was fascinating to see familiar locations from a completely different vantage point.

What hidden treasures have you discovered in Florence?

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