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Wilson Whirligigs: January

Back in January, Laura and I ran East to Wilson to check out the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park. The park is quite cool. It's the obvious draw downtown Wilson—for now.

There's some fun stuff coming to Downtown Wilson around the park. As the sunset got muddier than I'd hoped, Laura and I grabbed a pint at 217 Brew Works. We learned about the pizza place going in next door, the potlucks at the brewery, food trucks, etc.

We'll be back—for more than just another shot at interesting whirligig shots. Until then, here's a taste of what I did get from the first trip.

Kirby Derby 2017

Kirby Derby 2017

Kirby Derby 2017 at Dorthea Dix Park. A new venue after 15 years.

 

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Art Deco Car Show

Art Deco Car Show

Favorite shots from the North Carolina Museum of Art's Rolling Sculptures exhibit.

 

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Lemurs and Perspective

Lemurs and Perspective

Visiting lemurs and the value of the sneaker zoom.

 

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NCMA: Porsche by Design

Last year Laura treated me to spending far too much time in the Porsche by Design exhibit at the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Since they were allowed, of course I dragged my camera with me.

I'm not sure what the final exposure count was to yield these 10, but it was up there. Turns out, I married a very patient woman.

In hindsight, I think I fell into the trap of shooting against what I was working with. Instead of working so hard to isolate the objects on display, maybe I should have worked to include the audience. It'd have yielded a very different set.

I'm goint to chalk that up to not shooting as often as I'd like and the rust that comes along with that.