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…

Heading North

It was a fog filled morning at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area today. The Snow geese have arrived in full force this past week and today was the first chance I had to get up there to spend some time with this mesmerizing flock. The 2018 year has proven to have the largest numbers present…

My Artistic Journey

One of my everlasting life long passions is to learn. And learning photography and the art of photography and how it merges into the art world is galaxy of opportunity. It took the insightful words and inspiration of Art Wolfe in his Photography as Art Seminar which he is offering throughout the U.S.. Attending last…

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…