Finding Inspiration

I’m not sure if my new addiction to Topaz Impressions is a good thing. All I know is that this plug-in software allows me to be a digital painter like no other software can provide. And I LOVE IT !! Blame it on Denise Ippolito who’s unique art and impressive photographic ability has inspired me.…

Dawn with a Girl and a Dog

The morning started with embers burning on the ocean’s horizon. A girl and a dog ran up the beach, racing to catch the rising sun. Clouds remaining from an overnight rain fueled the rising rays and the earth began to burn. Running up the beach, only to return to chase the opening sky. Where am…

And Then the Clouds Cleared

A mid-October visit to the Shenandoah mountains was filled with rainy days and overcast skies. Though it wasn’t the most pleasant of weather, the storm created its magic along the rolling mountains. But then the clouds cleared in the afternoon and the brilliant autumn colors shone brightly with their damp leaves. The air freshened and…

Setting Sail

Setting Sail out to the mountains, by land you see. As the leaves are starting to change the color and there is beginning to be a crisp in the air. The mountains are calling me, along with their furry friends. It’ll be wonderful to return to the Shenandoah mountains for a short respite from the…

A Perfect Sunset

There is nothing is more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which, alas, musicians read but too little – the book of Nature. Claude Debussy

The Red Barn

  The Old Red Barn and I The first time I painted the old red barn I was twenty years old and the skies were blue. There it sat in the middle of the hay field Waiting to be immortalized on canvas. The second time I painted the old red barn I was thirty-nine and…

A Burst of Color

From the snow covered trails on the rolling hills of Maryland, to the tropical paradise of the Conservatory of Longwood Gardens. Beauty in nature from both extremes. After a restless night, I stumbled into the car at 4:30 in the morning to reach Kennett Square to attend a photography workshop with Joshua Taylor at Longwood…

Swan Fight

This morning was my first official meetup group with my Feathered Friends Photography Meetup. One brave soul decided to come out, wind, sleet or snow. He had voiced an interest in locating Tundra Swans, and this is one bird I knew where to find a large flock. The Trumpeter Swan that I went in search…

Found at Ocean City Inlet Maryland

On Martin Luther King Day, I woke up at 4:00am for a drive out to the beach. Wanting to arrive for dawn, I shot the beach the lazy way. Handheld and high ISO’s. I then quickly changed my lens to the beast – the 500mm L, in hopes of some beautiful birds along the sunrise.…

Snow Day at the Barn

  Chang Tzu – Horses have hooves to carry them over frost and snow; hair to protect them from wind and cold. They eat grass and drink water, and fling up their heels… Such is the real nature of the horse