Thursday, February 14, 2019
On overcast and warm days there is no more enjoyable place to be than a well-run Zoo. The Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC is definitely a star among Zoos and this year, their crop of babies is simply outstanding! So that is where you will find me on these nice, mild temperature, slightly overcast, thin cloud days.
Sunday, June 18, 2017
Some days are definitely better than others. I recently spent the day on Lake Marion in South Carolina on a pontoon boat with Doug Gardner, the award winning outdoors photographer. At the height of the bird breeding season, I was witness to and able to photograph some beautiful and amazing birds in and around this hugh and beautiful lake.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Friday, October 16, 2015
Spent a glorious 2 weeks in Colorado, Wyoming and Montana and now engaged in the seemingly never-ending task of editing over 2000 images made during that time. I flew into Denver International and rented an SUV for the 2 weeks. I have often wanted to take the scenic Wyoming Rt 287 from Rawlings to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone so timed my trip to stop and spend an overnight in Rawlings before tackling the drive to the high country. The weather was perfect and it was impossible to drive for more than 30 minutes without the scenery compelling you to stop and photograph. Consequently, I left Rawlings at 7am and did not arrive in West Yellowstone until 7:30pm, aching back and all!! In spite of all the rain, the fall colors this year were spectacular and this is the scene that awaited me when I came to the Oxbow Bend area of the Grand Tetons National Park.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
When I see the holly hedges next to my driveway heavy with berries I know that that Cedar Waxwings will be visiting soon bringing with them their honor guards of Robins. I think the Cedar Waxwings are the prettiest birds we have on the east coast but don't see them often. But every year like clockworks when the holly berries are ripe they swoop in and when they leave not a single holly berry remains. I have a big tree outside the front door and it gets so weighted down with Waxwings and Robins that it sags. They eat the berries, fly off over my walkway, dropping their loads of digested berries, fly down to the creek and drink gallons of water and then go back for more berries. My wife is already complaining so tomorrow hopefully the temperature will rise above 20 and I will hose down the walkway and part of the driveway where the holly hedges are. Some years I just open the garage door and photograph for the couple of hours it takes them to clean the bushes. They are tough to photograph because of the sheen on their feathers is very easy to overexpose. They always arrive together, the Waxwings and the Robins. I will see Robins all year but not a peep out of the Waxwings until next year this time!!
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, October 11, 2013
The Photographic Society of America held it's 2013 Annual Conference in Portland, Maine. I used this as an excuse to visit areas I had never photographed before that were stuck on my bucket list. Even though I had attended school in Connecticut and flew I and out of Boston many times in my career, I had never visited the many outstanding photo destinations there. I visited the Portland Head Light in Cape Elizabeth several times. In fact, I think I photographed it from every possible angle including from a lobster boat. This is one of the ones that I liked...
The next morning after a disappointing sunrise I drove over to this beach scene. I was awed by the cloud formations and this made up for the like of color in the sunrise location.
Now back to the job of editing the thousands of images captured during a 6-week discovery tour up and down the eastern seaboard.