Growing Pains

It’s been over a week since I’ve been out photographing as life got busy and quite complicated. I’ve been working on learning about technology upgrades, new equipment, and trouble shooting the old. A lot of sailor talk has been going on at the Manor, and in particular when my working laptop wanted to crash the…

Ducks Galore

Before the rain set in this weekend, Friday I was able to finally get back down to Washington DC to Constitution Gardens to enjoy the ducks in the pond. The ice has mostly melted and the waterfowl are thrilled to be back. Northern Shovelers, Gadwalls, American wigeons, Ring necked ducks, and of course the mallards…

Sky’s on Fire

This past week I’ve witnessed three glorious and deeply colored sunrises. Each one has taken my breath away and I always make the conscious thought that the o-dark-thirty wake up call was well worth it. However, when I returned home and imported the images into Lightroom some really strange things started to happen with the…

Sika Deer

I went on a wild owl hunt early this morning at Assateague Island National Seashore and came up empty handed. But I did find some amazing creatures that I least expected. Sika Deer are small members of the elk family and were introduced to Maryland in the early 1900’s. Smaller than the White tailed deer…

A Few Birds This Week

I’d like to share with you a few of our feathered friends from my recent adventures. Now that I’ve been photographing birds for a number of years, and with the hundreds of thousands of clicks that I’ve done in doing so, I’ve finally learned when ‘not to take the shot.’ This has been a hard…

Continuously Changing

The world is continuously changing. Once you think you finally understand something, it changes. We should be nimble with those changes and hopefully learn quickly without too much Sailor talk involved. Such is the world of technology and in particular the software possibilities that are being introduced for photo editing. Not only is it happening…

A Spectacular Sunrise

The Sun took my breath away today. Granted it was a chilly 30 degrees with a brisk breeze, but the o-dark thirty departure from home to arrive at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge was certainly worth it. One of my favorite photographer tools is the Skyfire option with TPE The Photographers Epheremis which is a…

Botanical Art

A favorite place of mine to visit is Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. I’ve been there at least once a year for the past several years. After viewing what I actually had captured from all of those visits, I was rather disappointed. It was time for me to really work on creating some Botanical…

Ducks in the City

Duck season ~ I really do love duck season. There is just something silly and fun about these diving and dabbling feathered friends that play and swim in the frozen waters. The season is just beginning for me and this time of year one of my usual duck spots is smack dab in the center…

For the Love of Birds

It’s been overdue for me to create my “Best of Birds 2017” video clip to share with all of you. At long last, I hope you enjoy many of the captures included in my video. Someone had commented to me as to How Many Hours Were Spent in the Field for me to achieve these…