Bill Foster [billfoster]

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BIOGRAPHY
Born in Savannah, Georgia twoscore and a couple ago. Grew up in Georgia and DC and currently reside in Knoxville, TN. In between, I lived in Italy and Spain for 15 years. I was in the Navy for awhile but earned degrees in American Government and International Relations. Used to teach college on Navy ships; now I work for a nanotech firm in Oak Ridge, TN. Photonet is an incredible resource and is the driving force behind my renewed interest in photography. I never would have gotten serious if not for the feedback and opportunities to learn from so many talented people that this site provides so thanks to everyone! I am just an amateur and have a long way to go but this site has really opened my eyes and taught me to really think about what I am doing. Photography is a real passion now and has quite taken over my life. If you like it , then contribute. If you have the urge to complain about ratings, please spend that time making some constructive critiques instead. You will be pleased with the results. TEN THINGS I LIKE: Playing guitar, lifting weights, Atlantic Monthly, Dan Bern, living wage movements, TN basketball and Washington Redskins, Italy (obviously), Amarone, Chinese cinema, William Greider and Anchor Steam Beer(special bonus like). TEN THINGS I HATE: the current war (and most of the others), Michael Bay movies, any part of Georgia that's not Savannah, Republicans and Democrats, Dallas Cowboys and Florida Gators, Budweiser, Wal-Mart, people who lack empathy, the slow erosion of middle class living standards, Brittany (all of them) and reality TV or any TV show with the word touched, dream or angel in the title (except the Joss Whedon one).

GALLERIES

Istanbul

Spain

Italy

Smoky Mountains

East Asia (Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Guam)

Southern US

Digital Alterations

USS Carl Vinson

Panoramas

Collages

Red State

Faith

Germany

My Favorites

China

San Francisco

Cairo

France

Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine, Romana, Czech)

Western US

Northeastern US

Washington Baltimore

United Kingdom

PHOTOS

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Milan Cathederal 1

Padova 1

Sign beside the Prizren/Pristina Road

Pied Piper

Shot over the main altar in the Serbian Orthodox churh in Decane.

Outside of Serbian Orthodox Monastery at Gracanica, Kosovo (just south of Pristina)

Shot inside the Serbian Orthodox Monastery at Gracanica (just south of Pristina), Kosovo

Outside the Serbian Orthodox Patriarchy at Pec, Kosovo

Castello dell Ovo and the Sorrentine Penninsula in twilight

Castello del Ovo, Naples

The foyer of the Serbian Orthodox Monastery at Decani, Kosovo

San Giorgio at Sunset

Lightning Kitsch ...

Primary Colors (well ... sort of)

San Paolo Fuori le Mura

Boy with Thorn in his Foot

Bus Stop

Cathederal in Spoleto, Italy

Galleria Umberto at Night

Poppies are blooming in the Val di Spello!

Verona by night

Verona Skyline

Burano, an island in the lagoon of Venice

Courtyard of the Capitoline Museum in Rome

Piazza Maggiore, Bologna

Detail of the facade on the Duomo in Orvieto

Piazza di Campidoglio, Rome in the rain

Pallazzo Ragione (Palladio) in Vicenza, Italy

Young Child in Fatih, Istanbul

Young Girl in Fatih, Istanbul

Galata Tower seen from Galata Bridge

Fish Boats

Shoes outside a Mosque Door

Inside a Men's Club near Galata Tower

Kids Riding on the Tram in Istanbul

East Building of National Gallery

Lincoln Memorial at Sunset

Pepper on a Grill

Euroskepticism

Farmer near Lago di Iseo

Lucca

Pirelli Building, Milano

Ponte di Diavolo

Acqua Alta

Panorama of Firenze

The Roman Forum

Gondolier's Hat

Church of the Frari

Boats in the Bardolino Harbor

Police before the World Bicyling Championship

Maiden of Verona

Detail of the grafitti on a fresco at San Zeno

Panorama of Verona

Santa Maria della Salute

Reflection of San Marco during "Acqua Alta"

Gondolas in Venezia

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Arches inside Gaudi's Casa Batllo in Barcelona

View of elevator doors in Gaudi's Casa Battlo, Barcelona

Space Needle at Twilight

Seattle Skyline from Bremerton Ferry

Hong Kong Skyline on an unfortunately very foggy night.

Incense burning in a shrine in Singapore

Doorway Shrine in Hong Kong

Taken near Fort Pulaski in Savanah, Georgia

Blue Mosque taken from a boat in the Bosphorus

Taken on the roof of Casa Batllo, Barcelona

Chimneys on the roof of Casa Mila, Barcelona

Tybee Lighthouse

Stairs in Charleston, SC

Mabry Mill, located off the Blue Ridge Parkway in southern, Virginia

Montage of the Lincoln Memorial at sunset

Panorama of four separate photos of Cade's Cove. The cantilivered barn is Tipton Farm.

A photo of Amalfi, Italy, converted to a sketch.

Burano, in the lagoon of Venice

Santa Sofia in Istanbul

Hindu Temple in Singapore

Hindu temple in Singapore

Detail of Theater in Singapore. It's shaped like a durian (and if you don't know what that is, you are indeed fortunate). :-)

Castel dell Ovo at Night

Galleria Umberto in Naples

A view of Naples taken from Vomero

Panorama from Vomero

View of Amalfi, Italy

Ponte Pietra, Verona, Italy

Porta Nuova, Verona and mountains

Sunset from Castel San Pietro looking over Verona

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Roof of Casa Battlo in Barcelona

F-18

Double launch

Fuel Team

Sunrise in the Phillipine Straits

Propwash

S-3 Landing

Launch

Tourists in Guam

Burano, Italy, in the lagoon of Venice

EA-6 Prowler

Burgess Falls

Burgess Falls

San Diego seen from North Island

Point Loma Lighthouse

Detail of a church grave in Seville

Fall Creek Falls

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Venezia Canal

Venezia, 7 AM

A gondola pilot at rest

A late evening fisherman in front of Castel dell Ovo and Vesuvio

Kids playing soccer in front of Church of San Paolo

View from the Parco della Rememberanza. First "island" is Nisida and second is Monte di Procida (both capes). Behind are the actual islands of Procida and Ischia.

Street person in Naples

View of farm and mountains above Cortina

Tre Cimi di Lavaredo

View of the tre cime of Lavaredo

View of the valley across from the tre cime

Looking South from Empire State Bldg

Farmland in Le Marche

Rooftop in Macerata Italy

Sunflowers near Ancona

Grafitti and a Vespa in Urbino, Italy.

Opening Day, September 3, 2005

Taken in the mountains of northern Italy near Lavaredo

Ponte Pietra at Night

Roofs of a town in Mountains of northern italy

Collage of windows in Verona, Italy

Red State

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Just off the main square in Annapolis, Maryland. I handheld the shot and it was unusable so this is my attempt to save it ... Not really a red state, but I thought it would fit well in this series.

Inside Tootsie's Tavern on Broadway in Nashville

Inside Lawrence Record's in Nashville, TN ... nothing but vinyl!

Another shot that was handheld and too blurry to use ... quite a shame because I really liked it so here is my attempt to save it.

A barber shop window in Frederick, MD

Taken off highway 72 in rural TN

Taken off highway 72 in rural TN

Store window in Bryson City ... the signs are for concealed handgun classes, a gospel group, a turkey shoot to support troops in Iraq, etc....

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Taken near Chimney Top in the Smoky Mountains

Taken near Chimney Top in the Smoky Mountains

Taken near Chimney Top in the Smoky Mountains

Vonore, TN

Farm near Louden, TN

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Welcome home to troops along with a bible quote on the barn

Church in East Knoxville

Gravestones in Cade's Cove

My little Autumn cliche 1

A mill in Cade's Cove

Old Barn in Cade's Cove

Three pics taken along the Little River Road

A collage of some pictures I took at churchs in Milan (and a museum in Florence), temples in Singapore and Hong Kong and a mosques in Istanbul and Eyup

Young woman in Eyup

Statue of Mary Madgalene by Donatello

Priests' robes in Milan

Bell ringer in Singapore

Priests at a hindu temple in Singapore

Worshipers at a Bhuddist temple in Hong kong

Two worshippers in a Bhuddist temple in Hong Kong

Inside a mosque in Istanbul

A Franciscan monk outside of Santa Maria della Salute in Venice

Sufi Dervish dancers in Istanbul

Galata seen from a ferry

Duomo in Pistoia

Statue "the Dying Gaul" in the Capotiline Museum in Rome

The Basilica of Santa Maria della Salute at night

Another Rock City barn

Poplar Trees

Little Pigeon River

Hindu Temple

Hey, everyone HAS to try this one ....

Generations

Sailor on the Star Ferry

Hong Kong Skyline

Kids in Fatih

Part of the Little River near Townshend, TN

Little River, Chimney Top

Dandridge, TN

Sunset from Newfound Gap

Ozone falls from below

Upper Piney Falls

Rock in Little Pigeon River

Upper Piney Falls

Upper Piney Falls

Plaza Mayor during Christmas Parade

Burgos

Guggenheim, Bilbao

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

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Salamanca Cathederal

Last minute shopping

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Kia Towers, Madrid

Bar El Matador in Madrid

Looking at Miro, Renia Sofia Museum

Plaza Espana, Madrid

Madrid

Salamanca

Storks

Zamora

Leon

Santillana del Mar

Castro Urdiales

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Matt Dalton shoots a 25 foot drop on Bald River Falls (during a snowstorm to boot)!

I shot this barn in another shot here a few months ago. Apparently, it burned down sometime recently.

Bald River Falls

Little River

Pollution and trash on the banks of the Cumberland River

Election Time in Monroe County

Conasauga Falls

Lower Coker Creek Falls Detail

Coker Creek Falls Detail

Coker Creek Falls Detail

Collapsed Barn in Sweetwater, TN

Rock in Cumberland River

Verona, Italy

Duomo di Firenze

Istanbul

Topkapi Palace seen from a ferry

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East side New Orleans

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Inside Trinity Church, Boston

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Beacon Hill, Boston MA

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Cristobol Colon

Puerto de Barcelona

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Abstract 1

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kkk

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Cadiz

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Conil

Vejer

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Minneapolis

Polo at the Gallatin County Fair

Gallatin County Fair

Gallatin County Fair

Gallatin County Fair

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park ... that's calcified rock, not ice.

Prismatic Spring at Yellowstone National Park

Border of a thermal pond in Yellowstone national park. The colors are due to bacteria living in the water.

Female Moose

American Bison in Yellowstone National Park

Beaver in Yellowstone River

Yellowstone

Minneapolis

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Not sure if this is a great photo, but I love it for the memory of the moment. I was hiking on a small mountain above Seoul, looking for a small Shamnistic temple, when I heard this woman chanting and playing the drum. It was a beautiful, peaceful moment even though we were quite close to the city.

School Kids in costume for their group pictures at the Korean Folk Village just outside Seoul

Parade ... as the parade went down Insadong-gil in Seoul, South Korea, this man came along dancing in front of them. Most of the marchers couldn't keep a straight face.

Parade in Insadong

Lanterns outside the Beomasa Temple in Pusan, Korea

Northern Coast of Taiwan

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Taroko Gorge National Park

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Incense, fortune sticks and throwing stones at a temple in Kaoshiung, Taiwan

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View of Pudong Development Zone at Night

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Toro y Vento II

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Toledo

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Tian Tan, Beijing

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Cable Car - San Francisco

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Golden Gate at Night

Mission District

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Consuegra

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Consuegra

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Alcazar, Segovia, Spain

Alcazar, Segovia, Spain

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Ramsey Cascades

Seoul Drummer

Cuenca

Cuenca

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

Tio Pepe

Puerta del Sol

Cathederal of Learning, Pitt

Tamburello

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Mount Vernon

Washington DC

Protest

Washington DC

Washington DC

HUD, Washington DC

HUD, Washington DC

Tulips and Monument

Tulips and Monument 2

Baltimore

Baltimore

Aquarium

Collision

Georgia Aquarium

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Ramsey Cascades

Madrid

Alien

Giza

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Mosque

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Tower

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Hondarriba

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Bordeaux Cathederal

Beynec et Cazenac

Beynec et Cazenac

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Rocamadour

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Cross Garden

Cross Garden

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Prophet Love

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Incline over Three Rivers

Big Ben

Big Ben

cambridge

garden of the gods

garden of the gods

Garden of the Gods

Frist Day of Tour-de-France

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

garden of the gods

Garden of the Gods, CO

cambridge

cambridge

cambidge

Cambridge

Three Modes of Transport

Puy-en Vallee

lyon

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Lyon

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Lyon Sunset

Toros Poster and castle, manzanares

Segovia

Alcazar seen from the church of Vera Cruz

Segovia

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Segovia

Segovia 1

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Muxia

Costa del Muerte

King's College

Only in Beverly Hills ... !

parliament

Watt's Tower

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Avett Brothers 2

The Avett Brothers

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King's College, cambridge

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crosses

eve-and-dino

Fireworks

gunrunners

Gus

jesus-coming

troops

windmill

Eternity

Dale

Adult Cross

American Way

Tea Party