Scavenger Hunt

Scavenger Hunt

“Following that scavenger hunt of curiosity can lead you to amazing, unexpected places.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

I am always looking for ways to learn and grow as a photographer.  A couple of years ago, I learned about

Mammoth Hot Springs

Mammoth Hot Springs

“Somber Yellowstone Park and its colored hot springs, baby geysers, rainbows of bubbling mud – symbols of my passion.”
― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

This summer was my second opportunity to visit Yellowstone National Park.  The first time I traveled to Yellowstone was with my family two summers ago.  The second time I traveled there was with a group of great friends and fellow photographers this summer.  Both times visiting Yellowstone National Park, I was most captivated by

Midway Geyser Basin

Midway Geyser Basin

“Yellowstone, a place so special and awe-inspiring that after exploring it in 1871, the Hayden Expedition conceived of the original concept of the world’s first national park—and set-aside of 2. 2 million acres containing more than ten thousand thermal features, canyons, waterfalls, and wildlife—so no man or corporation could ever own it.”
― C.J. Box, Free Fire

This summer I had the opportunity to experience Yellowstone for the second time with some very dear friends and fellow photographers.  I will break up my experience in Yellowstone into several posts.  For this first post, I would like to begin the journey at

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

“Childhood memories are sometimes covered and obscured beneath the things that come later, like childhood toys forgotten at the bottom of a crammed adult closet, but they are never lost for good.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

When I was a child, one of the biggest vacations my family and I took included a visit to

Same Sunflower Field…Different Day

Same Sunflower Field…Different Day

“The painter has the Universe in his mind and hands.”
― Leonardo da Vinci

I found this quote and feel that the photographer with a camera also has the universe in his/her mind and hands.  The challenge lies in how we capture the universe creatively using our cameras.

As you may already know, I am

Getting a Closer Look

Getting a Closer Look

“If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.”
― Marcus Tullius Cicero

One of my goals for my summer break is to begin using gear that I have purchased over the years but not taken the time to truly learn how to use.  The first items I have started exploring their full potential are my 

Summer Sunflowers

Summer Sunflowers

“The sunflower is mine, in a way.”
― Vincent van Gogh

I thoroughly enjoy every second of summer vacation.  For the past ten years, it just has not felt like summer until I find myself in a field of sunflowers.  Luckily, there is a field of gorgeous flowers that I can reach in a half an hour’s drive  from my home.  I was thrilled when I saw a friend’s post on social media which let me know that the sunflowers were already in bloom.

I immediately made plans to meet friends to experience sunrise in the sunflowers field located

Fresh Outlook

Fresh Outlook

“All things that have form eventually decay.” -Orochimaru”
Masashi Kishimoto

I cannot believe it has been such a long time since my last blog post!  Life got so busy at the end of this school year.  Last week was my first partial week of summer break.  Unfortunately, I was sick my first three days of summer break.

Saturday I had the pleasure to explore an abandoned

Photographing Around Town

Photographing Around Town

Many times I am itching to travel to take pictures.  However, sometimes I just need to stay close to home.  Whether I am traveling or near home, I feel the strong need to photograph every weekend.

A couple of weekends ago, my friend, Lorraine, and I decided to see where our cameras would take us in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Our first stop was