Memphis Trolley Fun

Riding the Main Street Trolley is a fun and inexpensive way to view some of the historical, interesting and pretty sites in Memphis, Tennessee.  You need exact change and it’s only $1.00.

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Road Trippin’

Road trips are fun!  My recent trip to Memphis took about eight hours from Cincinnati and I was equipped with my I-Pod filled with lots of new music, my camera, my sense of adventure, and my imagination.

A setting on my new camera called Color Sketch is fun.  This is me…

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Memphis has a Surprise!

Did you know Memphis, Tennessee has a pyramid (the 6th largest in the world) and that it’s being converted into a Bass pro Shop?  I didn’t either!  It was originally built as a sports arena to hold over 20,000 people.  It’s quite impressive…

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Camera Color Fun

While in Memphis, Tennessee recently, I enjoyed playing with the Selective Color function on my new Nikon D5100 camera.  I had only used the function once before and didn’t have the manual with me while my friend Cindy and I were walking around.  After 15 minutes of determined concentration, I figured it out.

These beautiful pink flowers in combination with our colorful dresses were the inspiration…

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Cindy and I both liked this photo of my hair swinging…

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Playin’ the Blues in Memphis

If you ever visit Memphis, you should stop in B.B. Kings Restaurant and Blues Club for some great Blues music!  The other evening I had so much fun dancing to the music of the B.B. King Allstars band.  Of course, I took some photos in between…

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Art in Unexpected Places

Beale Street in Memphis is a pedestrian only street with bars, restaurants and shops that runs about two blocks.  Monday evening, Cindy and I stopped to talk to this street artist.  We were asking his opinion on the best places to eat and he tried to persuade us to have our “reality” caricature done by him in about ten minutes.  I explained that I’m not into buying more “things” for my house because I prefer to collect experiences rather than things.

Anyway, it was fun to watch him in action.  He is quite talented…

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Most photographers love the time of day before sunset or sunrise because the lighting is so pretty.  This was a courtyard along Beale Street…

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When I first took this photo of a small section of a fountain, I wasn’t sure how it would turn out because of the dim lighting, but I loved the outcome.  I am always fascinated with the concept that art is all around us…if we open our eyes!

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