My November Doobert Blog Installment

Still enjoying the honor of submitting Blogs monthly for!  Here is my November post:


JJ’s November Blog Post on



December Doobert Blog Installment

I was honored to be asked to contribute a monthly Blog posting on!  Here is my December posting.  Enjoy and Bless you all.

JJ’s December Blog on




RIP My Beloved Dragon

Well, it’s been a tough few weeks here remaining ‘focused’ in my studio as my best friend passed away over the Thanksgiving holiday.


I held my own personal funeral for him on December 5, 2018, at 12 noon, and performed a cremation ceremony on my wood stove.  I recovered ashes and some bone fragments and placed them in a carefully selected urn, and laid him to rest in my bay window, where he spent many hours watching squirrels and passersby.

I will be making one of my video treasure stories once I am able to collect and narrow down my most favourite photos of him — there are oodles! to go through.  He was an amazing companion and he even went on a week and a half long travel adventure with me driving to Florida and the Smokey Mountains, Tennessee!   What an amazing co-pilot!.  He garnered love everywhere we went and folks thought he was the greatest little guy.  We lovingly toyed with our friend Joe in FL quite often, who is plagued with iguanas in his neighborhood.  But Joe loved Souli deep down, I know….. :0)  I met a lovely young couple Vicky and Brennon since as Souli grew into larger habitats, we sold off some of his older vivs and decor.  Vicky and Brennon have two Beardies currently…and rescued one, nursed him/her back to health and re-homed her/him to a loving family.

It’ll be a quiet Christmas here without my buddy — yes I still turn and talk/confer with him on occasion, til I realise he’s not there to give me a look or strike one of his many famous poses!

All is well, though. even though our time together may have been shorter than I would have liked, we had amazing times and cuddles.  There are a bazillion pix I could share with you, but here’s just a few.


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Well, busy day ahead, lots of Blogging to catch up on.  RIP my beloved dragon…




Photo Expedition: Covered Bridge

BlueJ Imagery Photo Expedition to Humpback Bridge in Covington Virginia, USA on November 3, 2018.


“Matisse” my drone took a bit of a bruising as it (ever so gently) crashed into the bridge railing as I was fiddling with a weird shot—I was trying to tilt the camera but used the wrong control and zigged instead of zagged, breaking all 4 propellers.. LOL He’s all mended up now though. I’m still learning! as I look at clips from this expedition, I keep kicking myself at how much cinema opportunities I had – like flying over the bridge, under the bridge, along the river a bit and so forth, BUT it’s intimidating as there are so many trees and wires, and I’m so new to flying this I’m still taking baby steps… and even with that much care I still managed a crash into the railing hahaha. Oh Well…. Hopefully Matisse will survive this learning curve. (as my dear friend Allan knows – there’s a little rascal somewhere – yes Al?! haha)

This covered bridge also boasts a LOVEwork installation.

The still images will all be for sale in my SmugMug Galleries, or through my home studio in Central VA. Photo Gifts, Matted prints, Framed Prints.

Photo collection from this expedition:

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On Consignment!

A Local Visitor Center has agreed to consign my Lake Anna Collections in their gift shop.  They will be displaying 4×6, 5×7 & 8×10 matted prints, note cards, calendars, and postcards.  View the image collections I am placing in their store:

Ground Stills:

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Aerial Stills:

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Video Photo Stories for Doobert!

Video Photo Story of DBT5936 (Deuce)

Video Photo Story of DBT5884 (Betty & Gracie)


Well, I’ve got a sort of format going now for these Video Photo Stories that I’m making for  Chris and Rachael have been very supportive with feedback and tips.  I now use instrumental music from YouTube Library!  (Thanks Chris), and I’m making Collages to group photos together to keep the overall video about 3 minutes in length.  Those are all done in Photoshop prior to importing into the slideshow software. kind of grouping all into the legs, so the story flows a bit.  So, basically, the videos now will

  • Start with an intro slide telling the Animal names,
  • Have a little map of the travel route,
  • Have collages of driver’s pix grouped by legs (can be multiple legs in 1 slide),
  • Hopefully each transport will also have some live video of the animals to splice in to keep it interesting,
  • Then an intro slide about the Doobert Volunteer Photographers,
  • A slide of their professional photos,
  • Scrolling credits of all the drivers names, the rescuing orgs, the adopters, the transport org, the TC’s, the photographers, the editor,
  • And wrap it up with a “all brought to you by DOOBERT!”

Here are the last two videos specially requested by Rusty @ Liberty Ride Transport – Happy Tails.  It was a good test for engaging photo volunteers.  Chris is helping his developers script some sign-up functionality on the Doobert site for the photographers to be able to sign up similar to how drivers sign up.  Then we gotta roll-out the effort (It’s called “Hand-Off Captures”) and help the photographers understand how that piece works.  We are developing the guidelines now, and I see this probably rolling out in late Q1 of 2019.

Cheers All!

Jo Lynn


Me-n-Matisse and Sunrise at the Lake

Pretty exciting.  Chilly but gorgeous sunrise at the lake this morning.  Matisse enjoyed a run about over the coves, and we captured some art.  The local visitor center agreed to consign my art, so I will be getting them some prints and such over the next week or so.  I’m floored by these images. just a couple of my faves from this morning:

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Have a beautiful day!


Some Lake Anna Aerial Photos

These are my latest of The Lake.  I’m enjoying the drone, and practicing here since there are some good wide open spots.

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Barboursville Vineyards (photo-day)

Photo trip to Barboursville Vineyards on Friday. It was so beautiful, peaceful.  I’m sharing some of my faves of the day here. I lunched (okay snacked) on the deck. Fancy local made cheddar popcorn, orange infused Perrier and Gearhardts Pistachio toffee.

I photographed ‘The Ruins’ as well as some gorgeous Butterfly / Moth / Bee activity amongst the flowers.  I hope to go back to do more photos of the ruins, and maybe some video footage within the walls of the ruins with “Matisse” (my drone)

Friday was more about photos (instead of videos) and peacefully enjoying the most perfect weather we have had of late.

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It was a beautiful day, great visit, and even enjoyed chatting it up here and there with other visitors.

I’d love to go back when looking for some peace and quiet, and beauty.





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