Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

Come join me on my journey!

Pop Castle’s Backyard.

The call of the wild is here.


Celebrating Our 22nd Wedding Anniversary.

Happy Anniversary Ray!

We'll be celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary tomorrow, May 31st.


Re-Feeling Emotions.

This photo was highly overexposed; basically unusable. I kinda like how it turned out after taking the photo into the software Silver Efex Pro.

My sister Ginny and her son Ramsey on his and Annie's wedding day.

I’ll never get through the editing process having so much fun working with Silver Efex Pro 2 presets. This one is 036 Antique Plate 1.


Amanda and Josh.

Ray's son, my stepson Josh and Amanda, giving me a pose following Ramsey and Annie's wedding.

My son Lane and Nicole unfortunately had previously scheduled a couple of months touring India and were unable to attend the wedding.


Colleen’s Photos From The Ramadan Wedding!

Many thanks to my sister-in-law Colleen for sending me these shots she took.

Colleen took these great photos with her compact camera!!!!

So glad I have an in-focus shot of me and my brother and sisters dancing.

Standing on the beach at Tides Inn, in Irvington, VA, where we stayed during the wedding events.

Ray and his son Josh.

Day 3 of editing photos!


Day Two Working on Wedding Photos.

Colleen took this shot of me dancing with my brother and sisters. I have switched my camera’s focus from where it normally exists on the same button with the metering system to a back button on my camera. It’s difficult for others to use my camera now. Even though this photo is out of focus, I love it. Thanks Colleen.

Gin, Me, Don and Leila dancing at Ramsey and Annie's wedding.


The Sher Kids.

Meet my family. I love and respect them more than they’ll ever know.

Don, Linda, Leila and Gin.

Photo by Colleen Sher

The Sher Kids.

Photo by Colleen Sher

Leila, Linda and Gin the evening of Ramsey and Annie's wedding.

Photo by Dee Akright


Front View Of Unidentified Spider.

Garden Orb Spider???????


Venom toxicity – the bite of Orb-Weaving Spiders is of low risk (not toxic) to humans. They are a non-aggressive group of spiders. Seldom bite. Be careful not to walk into their webs at night – the fright of this spider crawling over one’s face can be terrifying and may cause a heart attack, particularly to the susceptible over 40 year olds.
Spider Identification – an adult is about 2/3 to more than 1 inch in body length – has a bulbous abdomen – often colorful – dark to light brown pattern. The common Golden Orb-Weaver Spider has a purplish bulbous abdomen with fine hairs.
Habitat – often found in summer in garden areas around the home – they spin a large circular web of 6 feet or more, often between buildings and shrubs, to snare flying insects, such as, flies and mosquitoes.


What Kind Of Spider Is This?

Unknown spider spotted and then lit with a small flashlight by Jim Hurley while I tried to capture this guy using manual focus.

Camera/lens and settings:
Canon EOS 7D
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Time: 10:30pm
Outside our back door.
ISO 160, 1/60 sec at f/16.
Focal length: 67mm


First Dance.

Introducing Annie and Ramsey Ramadan.