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Jul 19, 2019 06:07:05   #
Ya'll have missed it. It's a petrified Pileated Woodpecker.
May 22, 2019 06:30:30   #
Richard Engelmann wrote:
For sure I will. I will also be candid about whether I wasted my money.

Good luck! Return policy states that items on sale cannot be returned for a refund. Hope it works out for you!
Apr 28, 2019 07:01:17   #
Gene51 wrote:
...Once you have completed your editing, downsample your high mp image to 12 mp, and you will see the noise disappear, and the image look nice and crisp...

Interesting tip. Never heard of that but I'm still pretty new, is that something you can do in LR?
Apr 26, 2019 06:29:41   #
jjenk wrote:
I am spending May 6-10 in Wintergreen, VA with plans to also visit the Shenandoah N.P. Are there any "Must See" locations recommended? Thank you!

Wintergreen and surrounding areas are beautiful.

Hop on the Blueridge Parkway ( and take a ride down to Swannanoa ( You might like to take some shots of the grounds, I think for your dates, you miss the open house by one day (May 5th). The views along the parkway are beautiful as well. The Parkway is just up on the ridge above Wintergreen and is a beautiful drive in either direction.

If you have a day, and enjoy hiking, head south to Crabtree Falls, but also just north of you, along the parkway, is Humpback Rock visitor center and farm that gives a beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley.

The drive along Rt. 151 at the foot of the mountain is a nice road with scenic areas along the way, old farms, barns, and such. 151 will take you south to Crabtree Falls. Staunton, VA is not too far away and is a beautiful small town.

Hope that helps!
Mar 29, 2019 06:29:20   #
I see you're located in Virginia. The James River State Park was just recently designated as an International Dark Sky Park. Virginia also has another state park with that same designation, I think it's the Staunton River State Park. If you're reasonably close to either of those, that might give you some dark sky options. Nice shot by the way!
Feb 21, 2019 06:13:50   #
racerrich3 wrote:
wow, good observation. the "made in china" at the bottom, china is missing, which should have been on the other side.

Very well could be the same lens cut in half...ya gotta allow some room for the saw kerf and the clean up of each side.
Feb 17, 2019 06:37:54   #
My son and his g/f went for a week a few months ago. They stayed in local homes and had a wonderful - and safe - time. Never felt in danger, I'm certain that typical travel precautions are in order. Your guide will give you a ton of additional information such as safety as well as sites to visit. Look forward to your photos!
Feb 8, 2019 18:57:12   #
ERay wrote:
For something a little out of the ordinary visit Hollywood Cemetery. Belle Isle in Richmond is also nice. It is accessible to pedestrian and bicycle traffic via a suspension footbridge that runs under the Robert E. Lee Bridge. I haven't been there in years, but when I was there there was an abandoned power plant and other abandoned buildings all accessible and not fenced off.

Yes! I forgot to mention the cemetery! (

And another historical area is straight down 95 is Blandford Cemetery ( and the old Blandford church there with it's original Tiffany windows.

Not too far from the Blandford Cemetery is the Petersburg National Battlefield self-tour where you can drive through the battlefield. (
Feb 8, 2019 18:44:54   #
CO wrote:
I used to walk around Belle Isle a lot. It's very historic. There was a prison camp there during the Civil War. The Tredegar Iron Works is just a few hundred yards away and worth visiting.

And that footbridge across the James and over to the Manchester Wall is a great view too!
Feb 7, 2019 06:21:23   #
Dutch Gap has a great trail that might interest you! Not too far from where you're gonna be, but you'd have to get back over to I95 and come south a few miles. The trail is about 5 miles I think and mostly flat. Here's a website for information:

Something else that might interest you is that you're not too far from several plantations along the James, just east of where you'll be.
Feb 5, 2019 16:50:48   #
Lugano wrote:
Hello the shoe,

I have already drag and drop it and I have all the pics in the new drive but LR does not see it, it show all pics with ? sign.

Go up to the top of the hog and click on search, put in the box the following (without the quotes): "why do I get the question mark in lightroom" and hit search, and have a look at some of those topics. Also, put in the search bar this: "how do I move files in lightroom?" (again, without the quotation marks).
Hope that helps.
Feb 5, 2019 06:10:59   #
Lugano wrote:
Hello friends,

...I connect B to my Mac OS X but LightRoom 6.6 does not seem to recognize it and show all my folders with and ? sign...

I also have Lightroom and am in the process of moving things to a new external hd. As I understand this - and I do not fully but learning - the reason that you're getting the question marks is because LR doesn't know where your photos are. In order for LR to find your photos at the new location is that you have to move the photos from within LR itself OR you have to move all the other accompanying files (catalog files) along with the photos onto the new harddrive and open LR FROM within your new external harddrive.
Confusing? Yes, it still is for me and I still don't fully understand it...hopefully I've shared enough info here that someone else that does understand it better can chime in and clarify. Also, there are plenty of youtubes and other websites related to exactly this, just google "moving lightroom files to a new external harddrive" or similar through google or in the search bar on this site.
Jan 30, 2019 12:14:04   #
bsprague wrote:
No question that Lightroom 6.14 continues to work.

That said, the subscription and Lightroom Classic CC works better. A single example is the Dehaze tool, but there are many more.

Then, as mentioned, you get Photoshop. The problem with it is that it is so complex and full of parts useless to photographers. What Lightroom users do is learn just the most useful parts for them and nothing more.

Finally, you get (cloud) Lightroom which can be largely a useless distraction for 6.14/Classic CC users. But like Photoshop, it can be an accessory to your tried and true computer based workflow. One example is taking a few images you want to show someone, put them in a dedicated collection, sync them to (mobile) Lightroom CC, make a "Web Gallery" and send a link to it via email, text, social media or even UHH!
No question that Lightroom 6.14 continues to work.... (show quote)

Thanks bsprague for you comments! Very valid points for sure and something to consider!
Jan 30, 2019 06:13:20   #
bsprague wrote:
"I know the subscription is the way to go for a lot of folks but that's not for me."

Yet, you can buy a top of the line Mac Book Pro. What part of Adobe offends you so much?

Yes, good question. So, I'm not a professional photographer by no means, and do all my photo editing in LR and have since back before 4.0 (I think). I do not know photoshop and have never used that, and currently don't feel the need at this point to learn it. When that changes, they perhaps the subscription would be the way to go but for now, the LR standalone works for me.
Jan 29, 2019 21:27:33   #
Thanks everyone for the replies and information. Got it solved...I contacted adobe online support and it was all good. The adobe person said to click on the "license this software" (I think that's what the button said) at the bottom of the splash screen. That give you the windows to put in your product serial number. Put it in and bam! LR opened right up! And there was nothing else to do to update it to the 6.14 as when it opened up, it opened as the 6.14. I guess I couldn't get past the little button that said "Start your free trial."
I know the subscription is the way to go for a lot of folks but that's not for me. When the LR 6.14 no longer provides what I need, I'll move on to another product that I can buy.
bsprague, thanks for that link! I'm gonna hang on to that one!
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