Jamestown settlement crosses

Starving Time

The original settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, the long-lost site of the first surviving English colony in the Americas, is perhaps the most archaeologically fertile acre in the United States.  The crosses you see in my 2007 photos mark the graves belonging to some of the first Jamestown settlers who died in 1607. What followed was…

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Heaven on Earth

These photos were taken in the North Cascades in 1996, back in my film days, during one of our Washington State hiking vacations. We loved the steep mountain trails zigzagging through the rough terrain, incredible waterfalls, hiking across some of the 300 glaciers above tree-line and looking forward to getting to the highest peak (well,…

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Lone Cypress Pebble Beach California

Roots

For anyone that has driven along 17 Mile Drive in Pebble Beach, this is surely a familiar icon for you. I took these photos in 1992 while on our honeymoon in Northern California. Thought to be the most photographed tree in North America, the Lone Cypress juts out from a rocky ledge overlooking the Pacific…

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space shuttle on launchpad at night

Lost in Space

Many moons ago, sometime in the early 90’s, I had the opportunity to have a front row seat at the launch of the Space Shuttle. It was a humbling experience, as I witnessed the amazing coordination required to ensure a successful shuttle launch. It was the evening before the launch when I had the opportunity…

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ducks at lake anne reston virginia

Everything Comes in Threes

We have all heard, and at some point experienced, the theory that everything comes in threes. Once you are aware of this expression, it is almost impossible to not anticipate the third thing happening after the second. You might think – and I am going out on a limb here – that we are actually…

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Disney Epcot France

Sweet Tooth

A visit to the France pavilion in Disney’s Epcot is probably the closet you can get to a Parisian Sunday afternoon in the US. On a recent trip, I took several photos in Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie while trying to decide which of these picturesque treats to buy. The secret is, you don’t have to…

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pelican in flight South Carolina

Recovery

This is a photo of a Brown Pelican in South Carolina soaring over the marsh. I am very fortunate to have had the opportunity to photograph this intriguing bird. Not because I was in the right spot, with the right lens and the right settings at the right time. No, I was fortunate that in…

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1981 Uniontown Basketball Kenner Holt

Jumpshot

Digging through some old negatives from high school, I was reminded of my time working for our school paper at Uniontown High School in Uniontown, Pa. The shot above of Kenner Holt was taken during a varsity basketball game in late 1981, the year after Uniontown had won the state championship. A legend in Uniontown,…

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1983 IUP vs Hillsdale Football

On the Sidelines

Every now and then in life, you kind of stumble into things. I took this photo in 1983 at my alma mater, Indiana Univ. of Pa. IUP was playing Hillsdale College that day. My roommate at the time was also the sports editor for The Penn, which is the campus newspaper. That gave me access…

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Growing Up

Listening to Bruce Springsteen this week reminded me of one of my favorite songs from his 1973 Greetings From Asbury Park, NJ album, Growing Up. Watching my two little girls grow into two amazing young ladies has been an experience that I will always cherish. Seeing them at the end of this walkway to the…

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