Photography by Joni

Haiti,  The Beauty of a Village Giving Way to Flood Waters

Taken with Nikon CoolPix L3

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Savannah, GA including Forsyth Park 

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Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC 

Playing in the Water A Gift of a Statue
Beautiful Bronze Statue a Young Woman Playing in Water
The White Bridge In Magnolia Gardens
Magnolia Gardens White Bridge – Still Waters
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Red Bridge at Magnolia Plantation Bursting in Glorious Color
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The Great Cypress Trees
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Standing Tall the Egret with it’s White Plumage and Dark Legs
A Beautiful Angel Amongst the Brick
Magnolia Gardens Protected and Angelic Path

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC 

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Front Shot of the Biltmore Estate
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Statue at Biltmore Estate
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Beautiful Old Red Bridge on the Estate
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Woman and Child Statue on The Biltmore Grounds
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Lily Pad Garden in Pond on Estate with Morning Blooms of Red Color
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The Last Glimpses of Daylight on a Beautiful Statue on Grounds of the Biltmore
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An Upper View of The Enormous Estate and Our Flag Swaying Gentle in the Morning Breeze
Pictures Property of Joni Caggiano – All photographs taken with Olympus E-520 Digital SLR Camera

54 thoughts on “Photography by Joni

      1. I am sure God has blessed you with so many gifts. I enjoy all the photos that people find that are perfect for their post, thanks again and have a blessed weekend. Love your sister in Christ. Joni

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  1. Some lovely shots here, Joni. It’s always great to see places you will never likely be able to visit as an individual. I particularly like the shots of the flooded areas, and those of the various statues.

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    1. Thank you Stuart, you are very kind. That is how I feel about your photography, I get to experience some of the historic beauty that I too, will likely never get to visit. Thank you for visiting I appreciate it. I consider myself to be a novice photographer, unlike many of the photographers I follow including you. I haven’t devoted the time and energy to get really good at it. I am working on my poetry and believe that to be where my talent lies. I do love to take pictures of nature though and will continue to do so. Thanks again for your kind comments. I like statues as well. Love and hugs Joni

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      1. I had the advantage of an early education in how to use a camera from my stepdad, then I was a photographer in the RAF, and worked for a while as a graphics technician in an art college. I’ve had illustrated articles published in the UK photographic press, as well as some overseas. And I was a press pohotgrapher for a while, so I have a good background in the subject. It takes time to learn the technicalities of photography, and I’m still learning about a new piece of software I bought recently to edit my digital images.
        Carry on taking your pictures; nothing like experience as an educator. And you should be proud of your peotry; that’s an area I’m trying to learn, too!
        Keep well and stay sfe.

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      2. Thank you so much Stuart. It sounds like you have had both extensive training and experience. Also it sounds like you have had lots of publications. Thanks for the kind words concerning my poetry. You write beautifully, the description/poem about your photography was amazing. I will keep up with learning photography. Love and hugs Joni

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  2. If I could be presumptious and offer one piece of advice, Joni. When framing a picture through the viefinder, or on the camera screen(whichever option you choose) the common habit is to place the subject centrally. There is a proportional rule in art, that relates to all 2 dimentional pictures; It’s the ‘rule of thirds’. If you imagine your picture space is divided into a grid with three horizontal and three vertical lines, you’ll have 9 smaller spaces in your picture area. If you place your main subject on one of the intersections a third from the picture edge, you’ll produce a more visually pleasing composition. If you look at how my ‘paths’ are generally leading to a point a third of the way across the picture, you’ll see what I mean. I hope I’ve explained that so it’s comprehensible. Ideally, it needs a diagram to show what I mean. Here’s a link that explains it much more effectively: https://www.creativebloq.com/art/how-use-rule-thirds-art-21619159#:~:text=The%20rule%20of%20thirds%20%E2%80%93%20used,and%20more%20interesting%20and%20dynamic

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    1. I watched the video and read the article. I will be honest this surprised me. I am going to have to play around with my camera and see what I can learn. Thanks a bunch Stuart I am excited to practice. Love to you and yours. Joni

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      1. Enjoy the process, Joni. At least with a digital camera you’re not spending a fortune on film, so you can take as many pics as you like and then just keep those that most please you.

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      2. Hi Stuart, You are right about the digital camera, I remember when I use to get photos developed, it does get expensive. Thanks again, I know I need to take some classes and maybe I will after COVID is not an everyday word. My husband actually explained your words by using the window panes. That was also helpful. Thanks again Stuart. Love Joni

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  3. My first camera was rollfilm model that took only 8 pictures on a roll, so I had to be very careful how I took each picture (My only income at 13 was from a paper round and 1 film cost a third of my weekly wage!). You might benefit from joining a local photography club (but beware, some of those clubs can be pretty competitive and downright brutal in their criticism of beginners).
    It’s good your husband was able to understand the principles and explain it – love the use of the windows for that! Keep that shutter clicking.

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    1. Wow you started on your talent early, the same time I seriously started working on poetry. Those photos were really precious to you I can imagine. I don’t care for brutal criticism, I prefer to have suggestions and helpful tips like you shared. I will eventually take some classes. There never seems to be enough days. I will keep that shutter clicking my friend. Have a great week Stuart. Hugs, Joni

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      1. I think you are right about that Stuart. By the way we have a very large bunny that lives in our back yard and he was out this morning. I had a great subject to practice my new method of taking photos. Have a blessed day my friend. Love and hugs to you and your wife. Joni

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    1. Thank you my friend. You have a really nice blog and I wish I had more time to read everything I wanted to and still have time to write. However I am going to start reading more of your post. You have practical wisdom about you and I love the format in which you share it. When I was young growing up, your blog would have been such a source of comfort for me. I am glad you are here and sharing with others. Love to you and yours. ❤️💕Joni

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      1. You are welcome. Young people are blessed with resources like yours today. I am grateful for that. Also it affirmation for me which is healthy for me. A blessing please do keep helping others with your posts. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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      2. Of course that is very flattering and I would be honored. I have never really thought of myself as a serious photographer but I would be honored to be your guest. The first picture is not focused and was never meant to be there. Let me get rid of that one first as I didn’t take that photograph as I am in it. Thank you I will fix this now. My little autobiography is short. There is one in Spillwords, thefinestexamble and Vita Brevis Press, or let me know if you want me to send you something. This is very kind of you. Thank you for making my day. Love 💕 Joni

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      3. Anita, if you are comfortable with this comment, it is the only thing I can think of to post before my photos. It is a simple quote.
        “It is an honor and a blessing for me to try and portray the splendor of our beautiful earth through the lens of a camera. God has brought forth unimaginable grandeur all around us, and I pray we learn to love and protect this, His offering.”
        Again, Anita I am honored by this kind gesture. Have a blessed Sabbath my friend. Love Joni

        Sorry Anita Sunday is a day where I tried not to be on my account too much. It is a worship day for us.

        I trust you explicitly to name post whatever you would like it to be. Doing this is a gracious gift to me. I will keep my phone by me – my intuition was telling me I had a text from you. Hugs 🤗 Joni

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      4. Alright, Joni. Thank you so much.
        Actually, my name is Mary, not Anita. 😊
        The “Anita” you’re referring to was a lady who visited my site, and left a comment in the “About” page. 🙂

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  4. Anita, if you are comfortable with this comment, it is the only thing I can think of to post before my photos. It is a simple quote.

    “It is an honor and a blessing for me to try and portray the splendor of our beautiful earth through the lens of a camera. God has brought forth unimaginable grandeur all around us, and I pray we learn to love and protect this, His offering.”

    Again, Anita I am honored by this kind gesture. Have a blessed Sabbath my friend. Love Joni

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