Randy Bayne

Category: Photography

  • Tent Caterpillar – Photo of the Day

    Tent Caterpillar – Photo of the Day

    This one gets the honor of being my Photo of the Day because it was recently licensed through my Adobe Stock account. It was made during a break in driving as we pulled over at a welcome center on the Georgia/South Carolina border. I don’t recall having ever seen tent caterpillars before, and I found […]

  • Ugly Day at Driftwood Beach

    Ugly Day at Driftwood Beach

    There is a place I had wanted to visit since I first found out about it. It is a beach located on the north end of Jekyll Island. I had seen a lot of incredible images of Driftwood Beach from other photographers, and there was no doubt that I would one day find myself there […]

  • A Deer Visits My Backyard

    A Deer Visits My Backyard

    Over the past several days we have had a few deer visit our yard and the trees across the creek. They come here for the abundance of food available, both outside our yard and inside. Here is a short (under two minutes) video slideshow of one of the recent visits. I suspect that hidden not […]

  • Sitting with a Cat

    Sitting with a Cat

    A few months ago my wife and I took a day trip to the north Georgia mountains. Knowing it was a bit early in the season we still hoped to see some fall color. It was a dark, overcast, rainy day and we didn’t see much color. What little fall color we did see was […]

  • Getting back to making images

    Getting back to making images

    Making images never really stopped. The pandemic just slowed me down a little, and other priorities have limited time spent on processing photos. There is a huge backlog waiting to be processed, and at the same time I am making more new images. Spring may be the reason It was a slow start this year. […]

  • The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place

    The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place

    I originally posted this in November 2014 and while reviewing my past posts decided this one should go up again. No re-writing. This is it as it originally appeared. The Moon and the Stars Which You Have Set in Place It is one of those things that is only seen about once a year, and […]

  • A Return to Starr’s Mill

    A Return to Starr’s Mill

    After setting a goal to post weekly I decided to take some time off for holiday celebrations and get past all the election angst which took over the Internets. I ended the year with a post about focusing on Jesus. Don’t worry. I won’t be reposting it here, but I do hope you will go […]

  • A Day at Hydrangea Farm Market

    A Day at Hydrangea Farm Market

    A new shop, new to me anyway, opened in Haralson, Georgia recently. It is called Hydrangea Farm Market. They had their soft opening in September, but Marcie only recently found their page on Facebook. Haralson is only a 30 minute drive from home, so we had to go check it out. It is a farmhouse […]

  • The Way I Saw It

    The Way I Saw It

    Like many of you, I watched the documentary, The Way I See It, about Pete Souza’s time as the Chief Official White House photographer. I was more interested in seeing and learning about this photographer’s work than about the politics of the movie. The images he captured of the Regan and Obama White House years […]

  • Eastern Swallowtail: Photo of the Day

    Eastern Swallowtail: Photo of the Day

    We took a walk by the lake today. Marcie wanted to take a look at some work the POA had done, and the lake trail seemed like a good place to walk the dog. Since I wasn’t planning on photographing anything my “real camera” got left at home. Make no mistake, phone cameras are excellent […]

  • Four Promises from Psalm 28:7

    Four Promises from Psalm 28:7

    “The LORD is my strength and my shield;My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped;Therefore my heart exults,And with my song I shall thank Him.”Psalm 28:7 Four Promises from Psalm 28:7 All of us have times when we feel alone or lost; like a boat in the vast expanse of ocean. Surrounded by nothing […]

  • Deer in the Backyard – Photo of the Day

    Deer in the Backyard – Photo of the Day

    A deer paused to look in my direction as I stood hidden behind the dark screen on the porch. I slowly braced my lens against the open doorway being careful to not expose myself too much and risk the deer running away. The late afternoon light was fading fading fast and I knew I would […]

  • Wild Babies Visit the Backyard

    Wild Babies Visit the Backyard

    Wild Babies – Photo of the Day, May 14, 2020 The goslings visiting our yard the past few days finally settled down enough for me to get a picture of them this morning. Four of them anyway. The other two insisted on running around the yard. Probably trying to keep mom on her toes. These […]

  • Of Worms, Trees, and a Pileated Woodpecker

    Of Worms, Trees, and a 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 […]

  • Simple Improvised Studio Setup Anyone Can Use

    Simple Improvised Studio Setup Anyone Can Use

    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 […]