Autumn Colors

Autumn is beginning and with that lovely colored leaves are starting to fall. Visiting a local park, I picked up a few and brought them home to see what I could do with them. It’s a rather simple thing to do. Using a 100mm Macro Lens with my Canon camera, I staged the leaves in…

Come and Sit a Spell

Come and sit a spell with me. Under the trees and along the canal. The leaves are a-changing and the air is brisk. And while we sit, perhaps the world will pass us by. Distracted and absent are they. It is us that see the beauty of the morn. Hearing the distant thunder of the…

Northern Walking Stick

There’s an insect out there that many don’t know about. Known as a “Stick Bug’ or “Walking Stick”, there are incredibly about 6,000 species worldwide. A gentle insect that lives on leaves, these unique creatures are hard to find as they blend in so well into their environment. One of the best things about these…

Sugarloaf Mountain

“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” (Helen Hunt Jackson) In the days of waning heat and the promise of balmy autumn days the mountains call to me. This is one of my favorite times of the year although I find magic in…

Breakfast for Two

Sandy Point Park near Annapolis, Maryland has a herd of White-tailed deer and they can be best seen just after sunrise grazing on the grass near the picnic areas. After enjoying a beautiful sunrise, I headed over to where I knew they liked to be and hoped I would get a chance to find some…

In Search of the Sunrise

With Hurricane Irma moving northwards, the potential for a colorful sunrise improves. The Skyfire predictor with The Photographer’s Epherimis app showed deep reds in the Maryland area, so of course that means a wake up call at o-dark-thirty to get to a sunrise vantage point. This time I decided to go the easy route and…

On Walkabout

I was going through my images that I’ve taken this year, and in particular my bird photography folder. It wasn’t long before I realized that this year has been so busy that I really haven’t birded nearly enough. “I need to fix that” I tell myself and vowed I get out a little more to…

Dahlia’s 

Creative captures can be created with the simplest tools. This isn’t to say that I don’t have a strong attachment to my fancy camera gear, however I find that lightening the load can be liberating. The more I play with my iPhone as a photographic tool, the more I love it. It helps that I…

In the Rains

The disaster in Texas this past week quickly reminds us of the power of water and how devastating Mother Nature can be when we least expect it. With all the attempts with preparation, there are times that we can be caught unaware. It’s a time when people pull together and help each other out, working…