National Wildlife Visitors Center

There are so many exciting things to discover around the world and many times we dream of places far away. Little do we realize that magical places could be just down the road from our homes. Many of these places are quiet and off of the beaten track where nature and mankind have created harmony…

Little Green Herons

The days are starting to get steamy and we’re entering into the dog days of Maryland summers. As always there are so many places I want to be but have so little time. One special thing I certainly wanted to try for was a Green Heron nest in a nearby community lake that I had…

What a Difference a Light Box Makes

As a prolific photographer, it is a wonder why a Light Box hasn’t been added to my kit yet. For some reason they seemed mystical to me and a bit intimidating. But honestly, I don’t know what I was so worried about. It’s a light that enhances studio work and is essential in particular with…

The Roaring Waters of Great Falls

From my last post you heard about the unseasonable heavy rains we’ve been having in Maryland and the resulting over flowing waterfalls and streams in the area. Earlier in the week I had made plans to head to Great Falls in hopes of locating a Great blue heron rookery that I’ve heard about. They’ve been…

Cunningham Falls

  Maryland has been receiving an incredible amount of rain this past month and as a result flooding has occurred in many areas of Central Maryland, including the devastation once again of Ellicott City. With so much rain, Cunningham Falls in Catoctin Mountains near Frederick surely would be bursting with water and I couldn’t wait…

Floral Art

Now that the spring bird migration has winded down and the days are getting hotter and buggier, it’s time to find a photography project that will keep me entertained. Recently I’ve come across some beautiful floral art books. The first one is Seeing Flowers by Robert Llewellyn, and the second is Flower by Andrew Zuckerman.…

Flamingos in Bolivia

Tall and elegant but yet gawky are the Pink flamingos, and finding them living at altitudes above 12,000 feet is something that you would least expect. In my travels, I’ve had the great fortune to enjoy them at Lake Manyara in Tanzania, and on the Galapagos Islands but the altiplano region of Bolivia is home…

Birds Finally !

I’ve been looking and looking each and every day. Migration season is the flavor of the week and I kept hoping and exploring in hopes of finding some of those visiting feathered friends. The cooler temperatures that we had along with days of rain kept the migration at bay. And then BAM ! It’s as…

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…