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

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part Two)

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part Two)

Last time, I shared with you my favorite images taken in the winter and spring of 2015.  Today I would like to share my favorites from summer and fall.

My summer folder is always filled with more images than any other folder.  This is not necessarily because it is my favorite season.  The reason my summer folder is so much fuller is

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part One)

Reflecting Upon 2015 (Part One)

Photography has become such a big part of my life in the past nine years.  When I take time to reflect at the end of each year, it is not uncommon for me to look back on my photography from the year.  I feel that each year I grow as a photographer.  It is interesting to look at my work from each of the nine years to see my progression.

I tend to photograph and classify my photography by