Omagosh! - A Photographer Who Is Legally Blind Takes A Closer Look At Life.

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The Pond
The Pond
This picture was an experiment with using reflection as the main part of the picture.



Spring Riot
Spring Riot
This riot of color caught my eye so I took a picture so that I could get a closer look at what those bands of color were.
 
 
Sail Away
Sail Away
I was so taken by the sound of this shot that I wanted to see what it looked like. The wind and the water played a stunning duet with the sunset adding a touch of color. I have come to really like this picture.
 
   
The Journey
The Journey
These falls were on the way to Rainbow Falls. I found them to be more enjoyable than the Rainbow Falls. Perhaps the journey is better than the destination?
 
 

 

 
 
Tiger Lilly
Tiger Lilly
There is a lot more to this picture than a spot of orange, which is what I saw when I looked at the flower before taking this picture.
 
Spanish Moss
Spanish Moss
An early morning walk brought me to this bright scene. What looks to be white is actually green, but the sun was behind it, making it so bright.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Threshold
Threshold
A view from under a natural bridge at Carter Caves State Park. I like the sense of two worlds captured in the picture.
 
Let's Go
Let's Go
The Cabin
The Cabin
Lake Leeland Sunset
Lake Leeland Sunset
Cat Tail
Cat Tail
Lake Leeland Sunset 2
Lake Leeland Sunset 2
Peaceful
Peaceful
Early Sunset
Early Sunset
I particularly appreciate this picture. It is quite beautiful in my opinion. But there is another reason I enjoy this picture. I cannot appreciate the entire scene when I view it through my eye. I do not see the whole of the picture or much of it's arrangement and detail. I could tell that there were bright and beautiful colors in the sky, but I could better appreciate the creator's painting ability when a picture made it possible for me to get a closer look at a large scene.
Allegheny End Of Day
Allegheny End Of Day
Alleghe;ny End Of Day 2
Alleghe;ny End Of Day 2
Darien Sunset
Darien Sunset
I cannot find words for this experience. I am so grateful to have enough vision to appreciate the color in the sky. I am also grateful for the camera's ability to let me get up close and personal with an image and find bonuses such as the light reflection on the water.
Sea Grass
I took hundreds of pictures of sea grass on various days as I tried to capture the wonder of the golden light that sometimes preceeds the sunset.
Sea Grass
11th Street
11th Street
I took the 11th Street entrance to the beach for the first time and this was what I found there. While I knew there was vegetation all around me, the main things I saw were the dark, the light at the end of the dark and the lighter path to follow.
Looking back
Looking back
I Know
I Know
Yes, I do know that this picture is very much out of focus. I really like it. It makes me want to paint.
Heading Home
Heading Home
Creation Falls
Creation Falls
This picture allows me to get a sense of the design of the stream and the flow of the water. It doesn't do much toward duplicating the sound though, does it?
On The Rocks
I took this picture because I thought it was inspiring to see a large tree growing on top of rocks. A friend pointed out that the tree roots looked kind of like a lizard.
On The Rocks
Zinnias
Zinnias
These flowers were patches of bright color until I saw this picture enlarged.
Bright Water
When I took this picture, I could see dark on either side and gold in the middle. When I saw the picture enlarged, I was delighted by how much there was to see. I am particularly fond of the bark on the tree.
Bright Water
Roadside View
Roadside View
This was an attempt to capture the sun rays.
Back Door View
The view from the back door of a gift shop at the Rock Castle River Trading Company.
Back Door View
Wagon Wheel
Wagon Wheel
This scene caught my eye so I took a picture to see how it looked when it was enlarged.
The House
These vibrant colors called to be photographed.
The House
High Bridge
High Bridge
I took several photographs of this bridge without a train and just had to see if I could capture the train in a picture.
Red Barn
While being surrounded by beautiful green, I spotted something red and took a picture to find out what it was.
Red Barn
Up Close & Personal
Up Close & Personal
Filling the entire frame with an object gives a unique view.
 
 
 
Today's  Omagosh 1
Today's Omagosh 1
I was fascinated by the colors and wanted to see if a picture would show the brightness.
 
Spring
Spring
I used to walk along this block and enjoy the phlox, as I passed them. But this picture makes it possible for me to see the bigger picture I could not enjoy the view of the 20 yards of phlox because I cannot see detail that far away.
I was curious about what the upper part of this tree looked like, so I took this picture and enlarged it to check it out. Now I can tell the arrangement of the branches and enjoy the little patches of sunlight on the trunk of the tree.
 : I was curious about what the upper part of this tree looked like, so I took this picture and enlarged it to check it out. Now I can tell the arrangement of the branches and enjoy the little patches  of sunlight on the trunk of the tree.
Tree 2
Tree 2
The sun made this area look very bright to me, but the picture shows a wonderful balance of shadow and light.
The brightness of the sun behind the leaves caught my attention, so I shot the picture. I was delighted to see the picture which let me examine a much larger area. Aren't the colors fantastic?
 : The brightness of the sun behind the leaves caught my attention, so I shot the picture. I was delighted to see the picture which let me examine a much larger area. Aren't the colors fantastic?
Killdeer Eggs
Killdeer Eggs
Office mates told me that there were eggs in the gravel by the edge of our building. I went out and tried to find them but could not see them. I went back into the office and got Oma, my guide dog, and she sniffed out the eggs, when I took her to the gravel. I asked her to sit and stay, while I snapped the picture.
Red River Gorge Pictures
I enjoy the bright foliage with the blue background.
Red River Gorge  Pictures
 : These pictures were all inspired by the glorious colors I saw. Even two years after cataract surgery, I am deeply touched by the beauty of colors.
These pictures were all inspired by the glorious colors I saw. Even two years after cataract surgery, I am deeply touched by the beauty of colors.
Pictures make it possible for me to enjoy a much larger vista than I can appreciate by looking with eyes alone.
 : Pictures make it possible for me to enjoy a much larger vista than I can appreciate  by looking with eyes alone.
The Yellow Rose Of Pittsburgh
The Yellow Rose Of Pittsburgh
This rose has a delicate arrangement of petals, that I cannot see clearly without magnification. I took the picture to be able to appreciate the beauty of this amazing creation. Imagine my surprise, when I discovered that there was a green grasshopper in the flower! I didn't know it was there until I enlarged the photo. I had never seen a grasshopper before.
The color and design of flowers fill me with awe. Photography broadens my perspective of everything it captures and magically transforms a splotch of color into something quite different.
 : The color and design of flowers fill me with awe.  Photography broadens my perspective of everything it captures and magically transforms a splotch of color into something quite different.
Dogwood
Dogwood
I love this delicate blossom.
Flat Creek Wild Flower
I was shown this beautiful flower on a walk in the woods and had to take its picture, as I had never seen anything quite like it before.
Flat Creek Wild Flower
Water Lily
Water Lily
This flower is beautiful by itself, but I was amazed to see water tension, which I had never seen before. I took the picture for the flower and got the water tension as an unexpected bonus.
Look at all of those petals! This picture turned a large red/orange spot into an arrangement of dozens of petals.
 : Look at all of those petals! This picture turned a large red/orange spot into an arrangement of dozens of petals.
Scaevola
Scaevola
A neighbor planted this beautiful pot of blue flowers, and I enjoyed the color so much, that I took a picture to see what the detail looked like.
Orchid
The description of this picture can be found on my Home Page.
Orchid
The Gate
The Gate
This is one of my favorite pictures. The ice fell off this gate when I opened it after taking this picture.
Back Yard Sunset
A pretty view from a friend's porch.
Back Yard Sunset
Early Sunset 2
Early Sunset 2
This was the same sunset as the picture above, but it was taken a little later.
Golden Sunset
A picture of this gave me the opportunity to look at the many different areas of the sunset. What I saw before taking this picture were bright, but vague patterns of color and light.
Golden Sunset
Allegheny Sunset
Allegheny Sunset
I didn't realize that the picture captured the lock, until I zoomed up on it.
Old Spring
Old Spring
I was with a group of people who were "ooing and ahing", as I stood where this picture was taken. I had no idea what they were seeing that was so interesting, until I got home and brought this picture up on the computer.
What's That
What's That
The question in my mind was, "What's that dark area"? The answer was in the blown up picture.
Cotton Candy
This tree looked like cotton candy to me. The picture showed me the strands.
Cotton Candy
Cherry Blossom Road
Cherry Blossom Road
It took a lot of paatience to get this picture without a car in it. There were a lot of people enjoying this view.
Spring Beauty
Spring at the Lexington Cemetery
Spring Beauty
Snow Blossoms
Snow Blossoms
From a distance, these trees look like they are covered in snow to me. Zooming in on a picture changes the view and the season.
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