Dancing Flowers

Along with lightpad floral photography I’ve been doing recently, one thing I’ve been wanting to work on is creating a short series of ‘Dancing Flowers.’ Renowned photographer Kathleen Clemons creates amazing floral captures with her iPhone using a small lens kit from Lensbaby as well as using regular images. The editing is through either Smartphone…

Mill Cove An Artistic Interpretation

It’s been a while since I had an easier day when I could go out and explore. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on Maryland’s Eastern Shore near Cambridge Maryland is home to all sorts of wildlife. I usually only make it there once, maybe twice a year and it tends to be in wintertime. Heading out…

Red Footed Booby

  “Red Footed Booby” I’ll never forget our visit on Tower Island – Genovesa Island in the Galapagos and the cacophony of nesting bird calls. Fondly known as the Bird Island, Genovesa Island hosts three types of booby birds, Magnificent Frigatebird and many others nesting on the island. The Island is barren save the mangroves…

The Story Behind the Picture

As a nature and wildlife photographer, and truly any photographer that wants to progress in their profession, Marketing and Promotion is an essential part of the equation. When speaking with several professional photographers that have been around a while, they spend a majority of their time Marketing and Promoting and a much smaller time out…

Getting a Second Chance

There’s a place out in the beautiful Maryland farm country that is a haven for horses that have been neglected and mistreated. The Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine, Maryland has been giving a second chance to horses in need since 1989 and with their life-saving program adopt out over 50 horses a year.…

National Wildlife Visitors Center

There are so many exciting things to discover around the world and many times we dream of places far away. Little do we realize that magical places could be just down the road from our homes. Many of these places are quiet and off of the beaten track where nature and mankind have created harmony…

Little Green Herons

The days are starting to get steamy and we’re entering into the dog days of Maryland summers. As always there are so many places I want to be but have so little time. One special thing I certainly wanted to try for was a Green Heron nest in a nearby community lake that I had…

What a Difference a Light Box Makes

As a prolific photographer, it is a wonder why a Light Box hasn’t been added to my kit yet. For some reason they seemed mystical to me and a bit intimidating. But honestly, I don’t know what I was so worried about. It’s a light that enhances studio work and is essential in particular with…

The Roaring Waters of Great Falls

From my last post you heard about the unseasonable heavy rains we’ve been having in Maryland and the resulting over flowing waterfalls and streams in the area. Earlier in the week I had made plans to head to Great Falls in hopes of locating a Great blue heron rookery that I’ve heard about. They’ve been…

Cunningham Falls

  Maryland has been receiving an incredible amount of rain this past month and as a result flooding has occurred in many areas of Central Maryland, including the devastation once again of Ellicott City. With so much rain, Cunningham Falls in Catoctin Mountains near Frederick surely would be bursting with water and I couldn’t wait…