Autumnscapes

Every once in a while I take the time to look at my blog statistics and on some days I notice a spike in visitors. I like to see what brought the visitors to Hoofbeats and Footprints, and there was a new link I hadn’t seen before. This week I was included in a list…

Seeing in a Different Way

Twice today I’ve seen a Belted Kingfisher at my dock. Twice today I’ve grabbed my Olympus OMD EM1 Mark II with 300mm f/4 Pro lens to try to sneak up on him and get his picture. Twice today, said Kingfisher saw me coming from a long way away and flew off. So I get to…

Return of the Winter Friends

I have to admit, I love all seasons of the year. Being located along the Mid-Atlantic Flyway on the Chesapeake Bay, different bird species travel through our area depending on the month of the year. Winter time means ducks to me, and along with those a few shore birds that are little expected. Now that…

After a Long Wait

The image above is one I’ve been wanting to capture for a long time. Fishing along waterways, Herons of all varieties freeze in motion so that their prey below thinks they’re a tree. It’s a perfect scenario to set the camera for a slow exposure and blur the water with a motionless bird. Great Blue…

Autumn Autumn Everywhere

Once Upon An Autumn Day by Joseph T. Renaldi Once Upon an autumn day, Colorful leaves began to fade In the midst of a chilly, frosty air As multitude of trees grew steadily bare. Once upon an autumn day, The whispering breeze was here to stay Moving aimlessly through the countless trees Scattering leaves with…

It’s Eagle Season

Autumn is a favorite time of year for me as so much is going on. Beautiful fall colors and best of all, the arrival of the Bald Eagles at Conowingo Dam. With two of my photography classes being offered this week, of course I ‘had’ to get up to the dam beforehand to get the…

The Deer in the Meadow

In my recent stay in Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, my friend and I went in search of White-tailed deer several times. Known to spend time at Big Meadows and the roads leading to the lodge we would troll the roads in hopes of finding one. The past two years that I’ve been, the deer…

A Cedar Waxwing

This week I’ve had the special privilege of having a flock of Cedar Waxwings spend time in my garden. One afternoon I sat inside my photo blind in hopes of the flock landing on one of my water fountains. I could hear them in the tree above me zee-zee-zeeing, but when a few would drop…

Nature as Art ~ Art Exhibit

As an artist photographer, the dream to hold your own private art show seems like finding a beautiful Unicorn. Rare and nearly impossible to achieve, the honor has been bestowed upon me. Beginning on November 2, 2017, it is with great honor to announce my own private art show being held at Gallery 333 in…

Oh Shenandoah

It’s been a warmer year than usual and autumn colors are slow to show themselves. Visiting Shenandoah National Park in my perennial trip with my hiking friends from the Mountain Club of Maryland, I brought a photographer friend and we arrived early to enjoy the scenery. My true reason for visiting was to climb the…