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…

Growing Pains

 I’m not sure about you but I can’t help myself. I tend to collect things. Shoes, boxes, bags, um…camera equipment. And with the camera equipment comes more bags. Storage and portability is probably one of the biggest challenges that photographers face and don’t realize it until they are knee deep with equipment. One of…

Art or Pictures

Recently I came across an old article that talked about the difference between simply taking a picture versus creating art. As a budding digital photographer it is so easy for us to take hundreds of images without thinking twice about it. In fact, for many years I would do exactly that. Go on walkabout and…

The National Colonial Farm at Piscataway

This weekend I had the pleasure of visiting the National Colonial Farm at Piscataway National Park across from Mount Vernon on the Potomac River in Accoceek, Maryland. This unique place is a gem off of the beaten track but has amazing views on the river and is home to an authentic historical Colonial farm. Established…

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…

Graffiti in Paris

It just dawned on me that I never did finish sharing my wonderful experiences that I had in Paris earlier in the year. And so, we will leave the great outdoors and head back to the City of Love. Graffiti is a growing artistic trend in urban settings, and there are now world renowned graffiti…

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…