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Luke the Lion

Luke the Lion at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington D.C. is an icon and revered member of the zoo. In the past six years, Luke has raised two families with sisters Shera and Nababiep. I’ve enjoyed these babies and now they’ve grown and moved on to other zoos to continue the Luke’s DNA…

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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…

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They Call Me Mellow Yellow

Spring is nearly here and the tulips are starting to appear in the store. The creative part of my brain has been active lately so I picked up these charming yellow tulips to not only enjoy but to also play with. Setting these onto my newly acquired Lightpad by Artograph¬†I¬†selected three of them and laid…

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It’s All About the Light

It’s all about the light for photographers. Where it is, what it looks like and how intense it is. Accomplished photographers learn to study the light, and in hand with that is to study weather patterns to predict colors in the sunrise and sunsets. The Photographer’s Epheremis is a smart device app that is used…

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The Milky Way in Shenandoah

Night photography is starting to intrigue me and even more, finding the elusive Milky Way along the eastern seaboard of North America. I’ve had two opportunities recently to get away from the bright city lights. First in the lowcountry of South Carolina, and most recently in the Shenandoah Mountains. The first thing that I’ve learned…

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Painterly Captures

Finding the artist within oneself many times is very difficult. Finding inspiration and learning the techniques of the art benefit from learning from others that have walked the path before you. Thus, this past week my inner artist has been challenged by two lovely and very talented photographers. Using a camera as my canvas the…

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Getting Your Photographs Organized

The Maryland heat this week has been quite the bear. Growing up in Florida, this was regular every day heat, but after being in the north for some time I’ve gotten used to a cooler climate. I’ve spent some time in the woods with lush ferns and verdant moss due to the heavy rains we’ve…

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Pretty in Pink

It’s springtime and the beautiful blossoms have been beckoning me to enjoy them at Hillwood Museum, Gardens & Estate in Washington D.c. A stunning estate with immaculately maintained gardens that continue to mesmerize. It’s one of my favorite places to visit in springtime. A garden of eden in the busy metropolis. Where one can step…