Monday, December 30, 2013

Hunting Island, SC

This is the first dead dolphin I've ever seen and I hope I don't ever see one again.  I talked with the guy on the backhoe about what he thought may have caused it to die.  He said he wasn't sure, but we could see where it had some cuts and scratches and he thought it may have been in a fight and had gotten some kind of infection.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Spinning Steel Wool

Cheap fun with 00 steel wool, some string and a kitchen whisk.  We're out at the Sands in Port Royal. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Cody Street

Saint Albans and Nitro firefighters take a break after battling a blaze on Cody Street Monday evening.  Photo by Molly Mitchell

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Joe's Gym

From left to right is Frank, me, Mark, Joe, Darren and Mark.  After our workout today the guys presented Joe with a couple of Christmas gifts to thank him for having us in his gym, his expert coaching and his friendship.  Joe's a great christian and role model.  He's also 66 years old and can still dead lift over 400 pounds.  Don't mess with him!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

John Amos Power Plant II

Another photo from the last Thursday morning.  I liked the way the light was hitting the cooling tower.  When I was in high school, one of my friends grandfather was in upper management at the plant and we went on a field trip there.  We got to go up in one of the cooling towers.  The towers have a walkway somewhere inside that goes from one side to another.  We got to walk across it.  I remember the guide that was taking us on the tour saying that walking inside the tower would be like "walking in London on a foggy day". 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

John Amos Power Plant

I had to run some errands in Nitro this morning and noticed that the power plant was putting out some extra steam because of the cold weather.  I headed on down to Poca to get a couple of shots.  While I was making my photos I was thinking, I bet these would make a nice black & white photo.  This is a 2 shot panorama.  Click on it for a better view.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Market Street, Parkersburg, WV

Chams Lebanese Cuisine.  I liked the way the building was being lit by the street lamp.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Matt Poff and Friends

My friend Matt put on a benefit concert Saturday at the Alban Arts and Conference Center.  He played everything from Christmas carols to rock-n-roll to bluegrass.  It was a great way to spend the afternoon.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

John Amos Power Plant Sunrise

I was hoping for a more spectacular sunrise this morning due to the storm coming in this evening.  This was a nice one, but not what I expected.  Plus, I wish I would've gone to Ridenour Lake instead of here.