Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sunset Kiss

Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Technicolor Wasp

Queen City

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA.
The Queen City crown lights up the nocturnal skyline.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hardened Hydrangea

Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, USA.
The Oakleaf Hyndrangea blossoms have lost their lives for the season, but not their color.  The bush radiates in warmth and delicacy.  The fragile stems hold tight the tissue paper petals not willing to end the mission.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fall Sunsets

We see things differently this time of year.  The days are shorter, the trees are barren and the scenery has changed.  We see things differently this time of year.  Wrapping up our business, preparing for holidays and already looking forward to the new year.  We see things differently this time of year.  Looking backward, looking forward and just looking round...  but look just the same.  It needs to be done.

Butterfly Ghost

Do you think she can make a rabbit too?
Shadow puppet fun.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Vin Faux Pas

Monday, November 2, 2009


The mountains of North Carolina are alive with animals year round.  The was just outside Blowing Rock, NC yesterday.  I was making the drive down Shulls Mill road is spotty fog.  I had my camera out thinking I may come across some deer feeding. Sure enough.  Setting up the tripod in these situations is risky so I went in hand-held.  It was evening light already and foggy- not ideal "hold your camera" conditions.  I have very little experience in wildlife photography.  These were fun to capture- I felt like the real deal.


Sunday, November 1, 2009

Queen Anne's Lace

More so in the wintertime... I love Queen Anne's Lace

Mill Pond

Mill Pond. Banner Elk, N. Carolina.
A late afternoon drive led into this area behind Lees-McRae College.  I am feeling better and needed to shake the post flu cabin fever off. Not much better than fresh air and the sounds of shutter repetition.  The air was cool and the cloud line was low.  The very typical foggy conditions were set in and I decided to shoot in B&W.  The late evening light and the fog were muting the leftovers of fall foliage.  This let me focus more on contrast than color.