Quiet Time

seagull hilton head island

One of the things I love about nature and landscape photography is finding that quiet spot in the woods, at the beach or on a mountaintop. As far back as high school, I remember making time to grab my camera and heading out for a few hours to find an inspiring scene. Sometimes I found …

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Life Is Messy

Today is National Siblings Day. While this is not a federally recognized holiday, the governors of 49 states have recognized this day at the state level. I’m not sure which state has been the hold out, but they really need to get their act together. If I had to bet, I would pick Vermont. They …

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Mountain Man

In 1981, when I was in high school, my graphic arts teacher took us on a photography field trip. We travelled up the mountain (Chestnut Ridge) to visit a reenactment encampment of “mountain men”. It was an interesting afternoon for photography, as there were plenty of characters to visit with, black powder rifle demonstrations and …

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The Living Daylights

I took this photograph in the summer of 1987 while in London on business. This was long before the terrorist attacks on September 11, even though Europe was already experiencing an uptick in terrorism. At this point in history, the Bobbie securing the gate of Buckingham Palace felt comfortable taking time to have a friendly …

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San Francisco

San Francisco Bay

I took these photographs back in 1992 on a film camera while on our honeymoon. I have always had a spot in my heart for San Francisco. It is a special city that has everything you would ever want. Good food, great people and a feeling of community that runs throughout the region. If you …

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Beautiful Morning

Another photograph of the big cats on a foggy morning at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This particular shot is a bit more dramatic. “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. It will defend itself.” – St. Augustine

Fog Lifting

I took this photograph in June 2017 at around 6:00 am in the morning. I felt fortunate to be there when the ducks were waking up with the morning fog lifting off the still water. “The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” – Henry David Thoreau

Spring

I took this photograph, using a film camera, early one morning during the DC Cherry Blossom season in 2010. Looking at this photo, this poem by Ada Limón seems especially appropriate for this year. Instructions on Not Giving Up More than the fuchsia funnels breaking outof the crabapple tree, more than the neighbor’salmost obscene display …

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Day is Done

Hilton Head South Carolina

Standing near the edge of the water in the marsh, sunset is my favorite time to watch the boats pulling in at Shelter Cove. It is the most peaceful time of the day. “The day is done, and the darknessFalls from the wings of Night,As a feather is wafted downwardFrom an eagle in his flight.” …

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