A Different View of Charleston

A Different View of Charleston

I had the best Valentine’s Day gift ever this year on the weekend of Valentine’s Day.  My valentine gave me a different view of my favorite city as he booked a sunset tour of Charleston with Holy City Helicopters.

I first heard of Holy City Helicopters when one of my friends posted on social media that his wife had given him a gift certificate for a ride as a present.  When we researched the company and found

Just Create!

Just Create!

I constantly learn new things while creating images.  There is so much to learn with processing, it can become overwhelming.  I try to do just a little bit each day to add tools to my toolbox.  I learn new things from reading books and magazines, watching tutorials online, going to workshops with talented teachers, and by simply playing on the computer.

I was very surprised, initially, to find that

Geese, Swans, and Bears…Oh My!

Geese, Swans, and Bears…Oh My!

What a wonderful trip my friends and I took last weekend to Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge!  We went hoping to see migrating birds.  We were thrilled to see snow geese, tundra swans, and bears while visiting the refuge.  Geese, swans, and bears…oh my!

The refuge is located near Columbia, NC and Plymouth, NC.  We stayed in Plymouth while visiting the refuge.  Prior to visiting Plymouth, I would recommend researching

Bad Weather Can Lead to Good Photography

Bad Weather Can Lead to Good Photography

An important lesson I was taught was that bad weather can lead to good photography.  There are many times when you might look at the weather and decide since the weather is poor, so will be the photography.  I have found that many times, bad weather can lead to wonderful photography.

Last weekend, I was on a photography trip with a group of photographers.  One of the days was going to be a rainy day.  Many in the group chose

New Year’s Trip to Charleston, SC (Part Two)

New Year’s Trip to Charleston, SC (Part Two)

Angel Oak

Although I go to Charleston, South Carolina several times each year, I have never managed to go to see the Angel Oak.  Well, that is really not true.  I have been to the Angel Oak tree, which is located on Johns Island, one time before this visit.  I was not prepared for the tree being “closed”.  The first time I visited the tree, I was not aware that the tree was surrounded by

New Year’s Trip to Charleston, SC (Part One)

New Year’s Trip to Charleston, SC (Part One)

My family and I had a trip planned to ring in the New Year.   Our original plans were to going skiing in West Virginia.  The trip was a Christmas present for my son and his girlfriend.  Although we were all set for skiing, mother nature had other plans.  It had been unseasonably warm in our part of the country for weeks leading up to New Year’s Eve.  On Christmas Day, we were contacted by the ski resort letting us know there would be no snow on the dates we were scheduled to be there.  We turned to look for a plan B trip.

Charleston, South Carolina has always been

Beautiful Botany Bay

Beautiful Botany Bay

Whenever I visit Charleston, South Carolina, I never miss a chance to go to beautiful Botany Bay.  Botany Bay is a wildlife preserve located on Edisto Island.  It is about an hour’s drive from Charleston, South Carolina.

Edisto Island holds a special place in my heart as it is