Fire Up The Presses

Like most of you, I was taught from an early age that it’s impolite to boast or “toot my own horn”.  So I struggled with today’s post. But I was so honored by this and wanted to share with my readers.

You may recall a couple of months ago when Motor Man and I “helped” launch a hot air balloon.  We didn’t ride, but one of the passengers that day was a reporter for our local paper.

A couple of weeks later, he e-mailed to ask me for permission to use some of my photos in an upcoming story. Well, the story was in yesterday’s paper. I would share the link with you, but it isn’t visible unless you have a digital subscription. So here’s the next best thing:

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And close-ups of the article, just in case you’d like to read it. Hopefully, you can click to enlarge the pictures.

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Yes, I was given photo credit!

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This photo was taken by the reporter.

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That’s Motor Man on the left in this next picture, helping to keep the balloon from launching until it can be untethered.

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In other news, on Saturday afternoon, we had very odd weather (more about that tomorrow) in our area. That morning, I had run some errands in the nearest “big city”, Newport News. On the way home, as I was about to drive onto the James River Bridge, which connects our county to Newport News, I noticed fog over the river. I diverted to a nearby riverside park, and took this photo.

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And this picture was also published in yesterday’s paper in a weather-related article.

So that’s my news that I’m humbly sharing with all of you.

~These Days Of Mine~


21 responses to “Fire Up The Presses

  1. KUDOS, Dianne! It was AWESOME seeing your pics in the paper yesterday. …and your name to identify the talented photographer. Knew it had to happen – they were bound to recognize your talent. CONGRATS!!

  2. OldeTownePhotos

    I was thrilled when I saw this in the paper. If you hadn’t posted it, I would have. This is one of the things on my bucket list. Great pics too.

  3. Your pictures deserve to be published. I’m glad the Daily Press recognizes talent when they see it!

  4. Well congratulations Madame Photographer! That’s wonderful – getting the photo credit in the paper is major. I’m so proud of you my friend!


  5. Nice work! fun stuff to have shared with us as well 🙂

    That fog picture is spooking and thrilling, all in one,

  6. Congratulations & very much deserved! Thanks for sharing:)

  7. You’re not bragging, just photographing the facts in yesterday’s paper. Very interesting article. Congratulations and thank you so much for sharing.

  8. I knew you would “make it”. Loved the photos in the paper.

  9. Congratulations! This is awesome. I always new your photos was professional and they should be published. Sweet!
    Oh wow what an amazing capture of that fog bank. I love that it was published too.
    I’m so happy for you. You go girl. 🙂

    This isn’t bragging, it’s reporting or sharing
    (but personally, I think you have ever right to brag. 😉 )

  10. It’s been really cool watching you evolve your blog and your photos over the past few years. Congratulations, Dianne 🙂

  11. Congratulations Dianna! You have every right to blow your own horn! Your photos are always “right on” and the reporter knew quality when he saw it. And the weather photo too? You are on a roll…….. 🙂

  12. that’s really awesome! you should toot your horn as much as you want! that’s great!!

  13. That’s wonderful news! Congrats, Dianna! You can toot your horn any day if it means you’re sharing your great photos and accomplishments with them. Hooray and ‘toot, toot, TOOT!’ [tooting your horn with you!!]

  14. You should toot your own horn Dianna! The James River Bridge click is stellar, blue ribbon! Awesome getting photo credit on the Hot Air Balloon event too. Congratulations Dianna, so happy for you… Toot!!!!

  15. Girl toot away! You have taken some of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen! You truly have a talent, and I’m sure others would agree, that we’re glad you share them! Your photos have made me laugh,smile and even tear up a time or two. Keep’em coming 🙂

  16. How exciting!! and please bring both papers to lunch on Wednesday!! Love the fog under bridge picture-looks like a scary movie. I still say you need to do the ballon ride (remember it is on Shirley’s bucket list)

  17. Fire the presses right up! Congrats on these! The perfect pics for the story…. and in the main picture I see barns, a nice pastoral background, and balloons… this picture is you all the way — if only a Friesian would make an appearance 🙂

  18. Diane – this is awesome! Yous should print that one of the bridge on a canvas!

  19. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    How wonderful! See we are not the only ones that appreciate your great talent. Congrats Dianna.

  20. Nice work, Dianna!

  21. Hey, congratulations on having some of your great photos published! I’ve thought for a long time now that your photos are book-worthy! I would definitely buy a copy! Glad to see you getting some recognition from local press! ~ Sheila

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