Happy Thanksgiving!

There’s so much to be thankful for but at the same time, there are so many people hurting. Loss of a meaningful job, loss of a family member, or even the loss of a home. Food insecurity. PTSD. Gun violence. Please keep others in mind as you go about your bountiful life. Give generously and keep others in your thoughts and prayers.

The beauty of Christmas cactus blossoms always makes me smile. Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Christmas Cactus 2021 – first blossoms

Camera – Fujifilm FinePix S9900W.
Camera – Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM macro zoom lens.

This is the earliest it has ever bloomed. Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Friday Fotos!

I needed to take some test shots with my new to me Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi so I did a little walkabout in my front yard. Nothing more than snapshots but my goal was to test the autofocus and various modes on the camera. The Rebel XTi is a 10.1-megapixel from around 2008. I purchased it from the original owner who lives locally and knows I collect cameras.

A bit underexposed but my goal was to test the macro mode and close autofocus.
A nice clean and well-maintained Canon kit. The lens and camera work well together and it’s quick to lock on to the proper focus without a bunch of hunting around.
River birch and its beautiful bark.
At least the AF locked on to the central subject (I think this is a butterfly bush).
Yep, that sign! My go-to focus test shot. That sign was erected in front of my home about 27 years ago when my daughter was small and she and her friends would make the driveway their playground.
I like rocks. The big one on the right came from a stream in Otto, North Carolina.
Ground-level transformer right along my property line.
Veteran’s Day and my across-the-street neighbor put out his flag.
2014 Toyota RAV4 with just under 50K miles on it. It needs to be washed (and that driveway needs to be replaced).
Canon made an easy-to-use compact DSLR and put together a nice combo along the way.
I even have a box for it!

Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day and weekend! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by and have a gorgeous day! – Chris

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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wordless wednesday

Thanks for stopping by!

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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Happy SUNday!

My father-in-law’s Korea era US Air Force insignia pins.
Challenge Coin from The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day and be safe.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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dueling fans

Hunter Aerodyne 52 inch fan (model 51315).

We’re on the final stages of a pretty big kitchen and dining room renovation and while I was assembling another fan for the kitchen this made me smile.

Comments are always welcomed as I’ve learned quite a bit from reader feedback. As always, thanks for stopping by and while you’re at it, feel free to visit my camera shop at http://www.ccstudio2380.com (CC Design Studios hosted by Etsy). – Chris Whelan

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