Randy Bayne

Author: Randy

  • Of Worms, Trees, and a Pileated Woodpecker

    Pileated Woodpecker

    A couple weeks ago a storm took the top off one of the trees in my backyard. The tree is about 15 feet shorter now. That’s about one-third shorter than it was. It has been a candidate for removal for a while, but since it is hidden behind other trees and mostly out of sight […]

  • Grounded and Working Faith Defeats COVID-19


    The test results came back. Negative for COVID-19. Not what I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong. I am definitely thankful. Relieved too. It is a little surprising though. Having had all the symptoms, and spending a few days discovering new ways to eject my lungs, I was certain a test would show I had […]

  • Faith is Greater than Fear – A Follow-up

    Dog Beach Del Mar

    This is a follow-up to a short article I wrote linking to one my pastor wrote for his blog. Vacation Extension After getting home from San Diego I would have time to spend writing, processing pictures, telling stories, and posting to my Website. Oh, and finish reading the book I started before the trip. Sheltering-in […]

  • Simple Improvised Studio Setup Anyone Can Use

    Improv studio setup

    As an outdoor nature and landscape photographer I don’t own a lot of studio equipment, and I don’t think a lot about studio setup. I don’t own any lights, backdrops, light tables, or other equipment you might find in a studio. Heck, I don’t even know what I would need. But I don’t let any […]

  • Top Picks of 2019

    Continuing with making images right up to the end of the year has caused a delay in posting my top picks of 2019. I wanted to get what I have finished posted even though I still have a few to process and edit. Any which turn out to make the favorites list will be added […]

  • One thing for a Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas If I am going to write a Christmas post, now would be the time. Not doing it now would mean not doing it at all. I’m pretty sure I won’t be taking time for too much writing over the next week or so. It feels like Christmas got here awfully quick. Didn’t we […]

  • Our Winter Wonderland 2019

    A dusting of snow in the tree tops.

    Winter Wonderland in the Backyard. Two year anniversary post. It has been two years since our backyard winter wonderland. You can read the post I wrote about it here. It looks like I wasn’t finished with this photo when I posted it. I guess I planned to add it later and forgot. That was our […]

  • Reasons to Keep Your Photo Rejects

    When you make as many images as I do it stands to reason that there will be a lot of images that simply are not good enough to bother with. This post will discuss some reason to keep your photo rejects, but first a few reasons to reject images: Out of focus images, Overexposed or […]

  • Keeping the Holidays in Order

    Gray pumpkins

    Now that Halloween has been left in the past for another year, and the country is back on standard time, we should be careful to keep our holidays in order. With all the marketing strategies geared toward parting you and your money by offering amazing early Christmas shopping deals, it is nearly impossible to not […]

  • My Halloween Post

    Skeleton with Panama hat and glasses wearing a shirt and vest.

    With Halloween this week, you might expect a post with pictures of ghouls, ghost, and goblins. This isn’t it, but some might think it close. Had I been thinking about this post then, I might have taken more pictures of the creative “scarecrows” on display at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens during their “Scarecrows in the […]

  • Prayers for the President

    Prayer, hands folded on open Bible

    It seems like there have been a lot of calls for prayers for the President since the Trump administration took office in 2017. More than I have heard during any previous administration. Certainly more than I heard during the entire length of the Obama administration. Maybe there is a perception that the current occupant of […]

  • Lighthouse Fascination – St. George Island, Florida

    What is it about lighthouses that people find so fascinating? Maybe it is the stories they tell, or that we tell about them. Stories of heroism and bravery, tragedy and destruction. Stories that give us hope against enormous odds. It could be as simple as lighthouses are cool. Humble Lighthouse My own fascination with lighthouses […]

  • A Big Sign

    Last fall I grabbed my camera and a tripod and went to see what I could find to shoot. My first stop was at Starr’s Mill. It’s an old historic mill at the intersection of two main highways not far from home. From there I decided to stay off the main roads. Off the beaten […]

  • Eastern Towhee – Photo of the Day

    Occasionally I take my camera along while I walk the dog. Yesterday was one of those days. It was early enough to still have good light, and birds were still active before the heat of the day drove them into hiding. As we rounded a corner an Eastern Towhee perched on the street sign. It […]

  • Two Years is Long Enough

    Red Oak Creek Bridge

    A Two Year Journey It has been almost two years since we moved from California. I think that is plenty long enough. Long enough to adjust and adapt to life in Georgia. Long enough to make new friends, find a church, and feel like we belong. It is also long enough to be unfocused and […]