Photographing a Less than Magnificent Sky

Photographing a Less than Magnificent Sky

“A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”

-Dorthea Lange

Beautiful skies are such a welcomed sight to a nature photographer.  Magnificent, colorful skies add so much to a landscape image.  Often, the nature photographer will be rewarded with brilliant skies to enhance his/her composition.

Unfortunately, this past weekend in Charleston, there would be no help from

Battery Park and White Point Gardens

Battery Park and White Point Gardens

“Except for memory, time would have no meaning at all.”
― Pat Conroy

I have so many memories tied to Battery Park and White Point Gardens, located in Charleston, SC.

My first memory of this wonderful area began in Jr. High School when I encountered the park for the first time.  I was accompanying a family so that I could watch their young children throughout the trip.  Since that first visit,

Rally in Raleigh

Rally in Raleigh

“Teachers affect eternity; no one can tell where their influence stops.”

-Henry Brooks Adams

There are days in your life…and there are extraordinary days in your life.  Yesterday, May 16, 2018 was an extraordinary day in my life.

I just learned, in the last week or so, about

Finding Images Near Home

Finding Images Near Home

“There is no place like home.”
― L. Frank Baum

I spend a great deal of time traveling to locations in order to put myself in the position to create interesting images.  This spring, I spent so much time chasing the image, that I ended up wearing myself down too much.

I realized that I needed to slow down the pace a bit in order

Week Seventeen Composite

Week Seventeen Composite

“You can’t crawl back in the dollhouse
You’ve gotten too
big to
get in.
You’ve got to live here
Like the rest of us do.
You’ve got to walk roads
That are winding and new.
But oh, I wish I could
Crawl back with you
Into the dollhouse again.”
― Shel Silverstein

As adults, we forget the magic of play.  I am fortunate, with my job, that I am able to surround myself 

Wonderful Wisteria

Wonderful Wisteria

“In pale moonlight / the wisteria’s scent / comes from far away.”
― Yosa Buson

It truly feels like spring to me when I see the wisteria flowers dangling from vines.

Since a very young age, I have been drawn to the color purple.  There was a year or two, when I was in high school, that I wore

April Showers Bring May Flowers

April Showers Bring May Flowers

“Tut, Tut, looks like rain”
― A.A. Milne

Many people avoid rainy days when going out to photograph.  However, I found myself very excited to see a rainy day forecasted in April on a day that I planned to photograph

Week Sixteen Composite:  Road Trip

Week Sixteen Composite: Road Trip

“Photoshop and Lightroom help me transform my photos into what my heart felt, but my camera couldn’t quite capture!”
― Marius Vieth

One of my favorite things to do during the weekend when the weather is just right is to take a road trip.  This past weekend the weather was exceptional and I felt a pull to go exploring.

Sometime after noon Saturday, Randy, Maui and I headed to our chosen