Photography

Great Backyard Bird Count Feb. 12-15

The Great Backyard Bird Count is coming up soon, Friday, February 12, through Monday, February 15, in fact. We’ll be taking part and going for great local photos, as usual. Check out some of our shots from years past in the Birds of Alabama Archive. Glynn Wilson A white-throated sparrow in the backyard birdbath… It’s…

The First Visual Signs of Autumn in Alabamaland

Glynn Wilson I meant to get this shot last year, but missed it because it only lasts about three days. The point being that in these climes, Alabama’s native hydrangeas provide the first visual hint of fall. The dogwood leaves are already turning a light, faded gold and in some cases bright red too. As…

On Izzy Stone, Rowland Scherman and Facebook

OK, I take back SOME of what I said about Facebook… Rowland Scherman Izzy Stone in his print shop… by Glynn Wilson When I signed up for Facebook a litte more than a month back, I was not thrilled with the prospect. I already manage several Web sites, most of which carry an economic interface…

GQ Publishes Massive '08 Election Photo Essay

Here at the LocustFork.Org Institute for Understanding Media, Politics, Public Opinion and People, we’re always looking for interesting stories and pictures from old media as well as new media. There are lot’s of ways to find out what’s going on in the world, and e-mail lists are one of them. I recently joined some of…

Willie Morris in Oxford in Black and White

Photo by Glynn Wilson The Southside Gallery in Oxford, Mississippi was the scene Thursday night for award-winning photographer David Rae Morris’s show “Willie and Katrina” about two emotional mine fields in his life, the death of his father Willie Morris, the writer, and the devastation of his home city, New Orleans. That’s photographer Dave Stueber…

Light and Color Along The Blue Ridge Parkway

Photo by Glynn Wilson If we are not mistaken, this is a view of Grandfather Mountain from one of the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooks. Now we know why they call them the Blue Ridge mountains… by Glynn Wilson BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY, N.C., Oct. 21 – We caught a perfect day on Saturday to tour the…

Peak Autumn Color in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Photo by Glynn Wilson Peak autumn color in the Blue Ridge Mountains along the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Marion, North Carolina. This is the view from the Switzerland Inn where we had a wonderful buffet breakfast of scrambled eggs, crisp mountain bacon, grits, fruit and bisquits with gravy. Notice the fog in the…