Monday, December 27, 2010



Saturday, December 25, 2010

Holiday Tidings

Friday, December 24, 2010


Thursday, December 23, 2010


135mm f5.6 1/1600s ISO:100
Sunset. Naples Florida. U.S.A.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

pelican glide

135mm f10 1/400s ISO:400

Monday, December 20, 2010

teen bravado

Sunday, December 19, 2010

dangle down

50mm f2.8 i/25s ISO:100

Friday, December 17, 2010


50mm f1.8 1/250s ISO:1600

This is some more experimentation with my 50mm f1.8 lens.  This is a modern radio with retro styling  The f1.8 stop provides a deliciously shallow depth of field allowing for the eye track the fade.  The curves guide you into pin point and move you away slowly.  A controlled gaze.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

color safe rinse

50mm f1.8 1/250s ISO:100

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

wash it away

50mm f2.5 1/2500s ISO:1600

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Monday, December 13, 2010

Mason II

85mm f5.6 1/20s ISO:800

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mason I

90mm f5.6 1/30s ISO:800

Saturday, December 11, 2010

the rhythm

Friday, December 10, 2010

the harmony

300mm f8.0 1/500s ISO:160

Thursday, December 9, 2010

the melody

300mm f8.0 1/500s ISO:125


Tuesday, December 7, 2010


300mm f5.6 1/50s ISO:800
190mm f5.0 1/60s ISO:800
Two images layered over each other.  These are out of focus lights on my Christmas Tree.  I was playing with focus and DOF trying to see if I could get similar bokeh from each technical deviation.  I got lost in my assignment and found myself drawn to these tiny bubbles.  Then I saw that I had different sized circles of light depending on my zoom setting.  Next it seemed obvious to me to overlay them and see what I got.  Look at the deep layers of light where the rings touch and tangle with each other.  It is a near celestial observance.

Monday, December 6, 2010

dandle feit

90mm f5.6 1/500s ISO:160

Saturday, December 4, 2010

beveled light

90mm f7.1 1/100s ISO:100

Friday, December 3, 2010

marked and measured

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Feeling the RWB

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

out to pasture

edit fun. playing with new tools. trying overlay techniques. adjusting saturation. manipulating poster slides. tweaking layer opaqueness.  manifesting new design. edit fun.

Monday, November 29, 2010

tartan skins

Sunday, November 28, 2010

the barn window

40mm f7.1 1/100s ISO:400

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Tech tied turkey day

Happy Thanksgiving to all my webfriends. I hope we all shared a sense of history in the origins of turkey day. I hope we all found friends and family to love and fellowship with this fine day. Technical speedbumps are preventing my posts... Sorry and see you in few days.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


1. Tech test. Posting pic from iPhone.

2. Hmm, can't seem to attach a file.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

a photostitch in time

70mm f5.6 1/640s ISO:100
This is mt first effort at making a panoramic photograph.  I used Canon's PhotoStitch tool to do it.  It was straight forward and very easy- take a shot at it.  Everybody know what photo stitching is?  I took 7 shots of this valley from the Blue Ridge Parkway.  Each shots was a section of this one.  I visually found a marker at the edge of the first frame and compose that mark just inside the left edge of my next photo.  The right edge of frame two became the left edge of frame three... and so on.  The software tool aligns the images and stitches them together.  In this case it smartly found the horizon and hills to match up.  Pretty cool little trick. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

sodium sprawl

90mm f5.6 1/20s ISO:800

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

sip dial

come on man. just open your eyes, there is something right beside you.
where is your next photograph?

Monday, November 15, 2010

white bureau

undefined. experimental. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

white rocker


Thursday, November 11, 2010


Today is Veteran's Day in the United States of America.  I am thankful that the men before me stood strong against the enemies over the years, both foreign and domestic.  I am proud to have served in the greatest Navy in the World.  I am a United States Navy Sailor... and always will be.  To all of those that have served, Thank You.  To all of those who have not served, respect and appreciate your freedoms that have been provided you by the US Military Veterans beside you.  Let them know you are thankful.
"Never miss an opportunity to thank a Vet."

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Sunday, November 7, 2010


What's the big deal about filters anyway?
Why on earth would you ever use a filter?

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Electric Slide

28mm f2.8 1/20s ISO:800
This electric sidewalk is part of a art piece at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C.  This people mover connects the East and West buildings via and underground passage.  The light panel dances with patterns and has a "2001: A Space Odyssey" feel to it.  It's like sub-terrain space travel.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Ode to Two Tigers.

Autumn leaves: a series

28mm f2.9 1/30s ISO:160

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Autumn leaves: a series

28mm f2.81/20s ISO:200

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Autumn leaves: a series

28mm f4.0 1/200s ISO:100

Monday, November 1, 2010

Autumn leaves: a series

28mm f4.0 1/100s ISO:100

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Autumn leaves: a series

28mm f3.2 1/100s ISO:100

Thursday, October 28, 2010

purple flower majesty

28mm f4.0 1/250s ISO:100
I have lots of individual photos that need to be posted and don't really follow a theme.  I also have been very busy this portrait season taking school yearbook pictures.  I think in the lat 4 weeks I have taken 4000 or so. I'll have to update my tally book to know for sure.  Either way- I haven't made time to keep fresh posts coming on here.  My apologies...  I'll start up regular next week and stay on it. ;)

Monday, October 25, 2010

stuck in the muck

Lake James, Nebo, NC.
I was walking the shores of Lake James a few days ago and came across this duck hovering near the shoreline.  He was tail-feathers to the rocks and gazing strong across the body of water that is undoubtedly his.  This duck has been King on the lake for years...  obviously.

Friday, October 22, 2010

nectar of the Earth

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

mountain apples in north carolina.

The Historic Orchard at Altapass is a 102-year-old apple orchard turned Appalachian Cultural Center celebrating the people, music, art, and natural beauty of the Blue Ridge mountains in North Carolina. Built by the Clinchfield Railroad in 1908, the Orchard sits right on the Parkway providing some of the most amazing scenery on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Monday, October 18, 2010

singing in Bee#

What a strange thing to have seen.  Right outside our front door there is a generic bush that kept plenty of buzzies active over the summer.  It still has small white blossoms on it, and although there are less in number, the buzzies are still stopping by.  Several days ago there were 8-10 large bees clinging to flowers.  These bumblebees were lethargic and appeared asleep. I touched their backs with my finger and got no response.  The next morning the dew was heavy and laden over the flying insects.  Is this a typical "end of season" response for bumblebees?  Do you know what it could have been?  Please share.  Thank you.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

soylent green revisited


Thursday, October 14, 2010

the view inside out.

80mm f3.2 1/50s ISO:100
This is shot through the peephole in my front door.  I realized there was a "lens" in it that would offer it's own perspective to the outside.  Where will you see your next shot? Keep Looking and share the World as you see it.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

low res pyramid

National Gallery of Art, Sculpture Garden
low resolution art in a high definition world.

Monday, October 11, 2010

quiet, she stands

28mm f2.8 1/50s ISO:100
national gallery of art. west building
washington, d.c., usa