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On photography while traveling

I’ve just returned from a week-long stay in Savannah, Georgia, and before I start to post photos and talk about my adventures down south, I want to start…

BRENT PENNINGTON Hyacinth blossoms photographed with a macro lens after blooming, 19 April 2015.

2016 Update

It’s been a long, snowless winter here in Northeastern PA.  As in, really no snow – not a single day that I could grab the camera and head…

BRENT PENNINGTON Moonlight shots of Chittenden Dam, merged in HDR and Tone Mapped to show stars, yet details in the landscape as well.

That time I went shooting at midnight in Vermont…

I’m feeling nostalgic today, so I’m going to tell you a story. I made the photo above many years ago, back in 2007, when I was in Vermont…

No Posts Last Week

So no posts last week – sorry.  That wasn’t entirely planned, but it’s how it played out.  Last week was my birthday, which I normally wouldn’t even mention…

Some thoughts on the nature of artistic pursuits

I haven’t been doing much photography lately – a couple of personal autumn outings, a few events, a portrait session or two, but the cameras have largely remained…

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  May your day be filled with friends, family, food, and cheer. Overall, I think we always have a great deal to be thankful for,…

A short break

I’m getting married in a few days and life is about as hectic as you’d imagine right now.  So I’ll be away without posts for several days –…

BRENT PENNINGTON A secondary stream of Bear Creek trickles among the river rock at the far western end of the Frances Walter Dam impoundment on the evening of 07 August 2015.

Some thoughts on rivers

I like rivers.  Especially smaller rivers.  Rivers I can walk in. I like standing in rivers. I like rivers in literature.  I like Hemingway’s Big, Two-Hearted River and can…

BRENT PENNINGTON Independence Day fireworks as seen from atop the Connell Garage in downtown Scranton following First Friday on the evening of 03 July 2015.

Independence Day Fireworks

Scranton put on it’s Independence Day fireworks show on Friday, as part of this month’s First Friday – after an evening covering a performance by the New Vintage…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking at the Chittenden Reservoir on the afternoon of 14 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – noodling around the reservoir

My final time on the water in Vermont wasn’t a photographic expedition; I only took the P&S.  It was a trip out to the Chittenden Reservoir, our perennial…

A fresh look

The Roving Photographer has a new look!  Things had been the same for a number of years now, and while I was fond of the longstanding theme, I…

BRENT PENNINGTON Long grass at Archbald Regional Park at the start of spring, 05 March 2013.

Spring Update

It’s been a couple of weeks now without any posts, for which I apologize.  I’ve been working on other projects that have taken up my time, and the…