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Justice for George – Franklin Edition

Many protests have popped up across the nation. I believe there have been demonstrations even overseas. Unfortunately, the message from these demonstrations have been hijacked by rioters and looters, but there appears to be an effort to regain the message in the wake of the rioting and looting. One of these such protests took place on the square in Franklin, Tennessee. Over the last few weeks, I have made time to document the protests and demonstrations following the death of George Floyd. It’s been a lot of work, but I believe it will be well worth the effort capturing these

Old School Foto

  I just started a new website dedicated to analog photography. I wanted to create a portfolio site with more emphases on the individual pictures. This will allow for more direct feedback on each image. The commentary will be light and I will provide links to my main blog here at Shuttering Thru Life for the story behind the pictures. If you like film photography or just photography in general, subscribe to Old School Foto! Check back from time to time as I will be adding more photos to my portfolio.

American as Apple Pie-The Silent Inauguration

  What is more American than protesting your own government? Disagreeing with my government and living to talk about it is one of the many things I love about the Good Ole USA. The forefathers knew what they were doing when they made the First Amendment of our constitution the Freedom of Speech. In fact, here is what it actually says: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the

Alien Mantis

My wife called me while I was on my way home from work to tell me that there was a praying mantis crawling down the railing of the front porch steps. Whenever she sees a photo opportunity, she always let’s me know. To my surprise, it was a lot smaller than what I was expecting. I’ve never seen one that tiny. I had just enough staircase width to set up my tripod and get close to the maximum magnification of my lens while keeping the desired composition. I ended up taking a couple of shots. He moved right after the

Damp Day

After all the rain over the last couple of days, I decided to take a trip to Rutledge Falls to check out the waterfall. I was hoping for more water, but the view was still nice nonetheless. I had set out to shoot my first frame of a 35mm roll of black and white Ilford Delta 100. Since the water was not as spectacular as I wanted, I decided to make a digital capture instead. After leaving the falls, I stopped by the Normandy Dam in Normandy, Tennessee. There was not a lot going on at the dam, so I took

House of Gods

I’ve visited the Parthenon on several occasions throughout the years, but I never made any pictures of the structure in its entirety. Construction on the North side of the Parthenon limited my perspective, so I chose to capture shots from the South and East sides. These vantage points displayed a colorful sky for a backdrop. The sky in each shot gives a dramatic touch and maybe a touch of divinity.


A came across an article about how the dragonfly could possibly be the most misunderstood insect. Below are 5 myths. 1. Dragonflies just live one day. 2. Dragonflies sting. 3. Dragonflies can sew your mouth shut. (a little folklore here) 4. Dragonflies harass horses. 5. Dragonflies are evil. The above myths are from Debbie Hadley’s article on dragonflies at About.com. You can read more about each myth here.

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