Sunrise at Sandy Point

An early wake up call that I can blame on the Skyfire feature on my smartphone app The Photographer’s Ephemeris that caused me to drive down to Sandy Point Park for sunrise. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning as a storm front is coming in this evening. The beach was quiet, giving me…

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…

Growing Pains

 I’m not sure about you but I can’t help myself. I tend to collect things. Shoes, boxes, bags, um…camera equipment. And with the camera equipment comes more bags. Storage and portability is probably one of the biggest challenges that photographers face and don’t realize it until they are knee deep with equipment. One of…

Art or Pictures

Recently I came across an old article that talked about the difference between simply taking a picture versus creating art. As a budding digital photographer it is so easy for us to take hundreds of images without thinking twice about it. In fact, for many years I would do exactly that. Go on walkabout and…

Fast Little Hummers

It’s been a little while since I’ve spent some time with the tweeties. I’ve had a couple of wonderful adventures but the wildlife were non existent in Paris and elusive and sparse in Maine. It is true that as an artist, and yes…as a photographer I can begin to call myself as a digital artist,…

A Simple Sunrise

It was a long day for me yesterday when I spent the day at the National Cathedral’s annual Flowermart. It is a great event, but the weather was nothing short of foul. Cold, windy, drizzly and on and off rain throughout the entire day. Inside though, I did get to enjoy some beautiful floral arrangements…

My New Olympus Toy

With the recent acquisition of the amazing Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II camera to my camera kit, I’ve been needing to take it out and get some practice using it. This is a Micro four-thirds camera sensor system versus the full frame sensor which is in my favorite Canon 5D Mark IV camera body. One…

My World Without Color

I love color. I really love color. The colors that the natural world brings to our lives. But for some odd reason, the concept of capturing the world in black and white has suddenly appeared. Perhaps it’s because of an addition of a new iPhone app to my phone that is to blame. Filmborn is…

Swans a Sleeping

This past weekend I conducted my first “Digital Art Class” with Capital Photography Center. The course helped guide participants in seeing photography as an artist would and how to begin the process out in the field when capturing an image. This past week I visited my favorite Tundra swan flock and noticed that there were…

Swan Fight!

The day promised to be sunny and it had been a little while since I’ve visited my favorite Tundra swan flock. Lifestyles of a nature photographer, leave the house while it is still dark outside to capture the sunrise. When arriving at the community park on the Magothy River, not a single swan was in…