Caged:  Back to the Zoo

Caged: Back to the Zoo

“My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport.”
– Steve McCurry

I took a bit of a break from working on my series, Caged.  In this series, I am creating images at the Riverbanks Zoo located in Columbia, SC.

If you have ever visited Columbia, SC in the summer,

Caged:  Another Week of Exploration

Caged: Another Week of Exploration

“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
― Confucious

Each week, I try to get to the Riverbanks Zoo once or twice in order to explore with my camera.

If you take the time to look, you will find that things not only change daily but minute by minute.  A shift in light can completely change a scene.

Since I have been going to the zoo, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching



“When I teach my students to not only embrace their constraints, but to pursue them, by choosing only one lens, only one subject or theme, they find it immediately liberating, and their work becomes more creative.”

-David duChemin

When I am not at work or spending time with my family and friends, I am doing something related to photography.  I am constantly working hard to improve my knowledge, skills, and capabilities.  I read books, attend workshops, and take courses online.

I have taken two online courses created by

Fascinated by Feathers

Fascinated by Feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul
And sings the tune without the words
And never stops at all.”
― Emily Dickinson


Since I first started photographing, I have had a fascination with feathers.  Some of my all-time favorite images are those of birds or of close up images of their feathers.

Rooster’s Rainbow, an image I

Fascinating Feathers

Fascinating Feathers

Ever since I have been photographing seriously, I have been fascinated with photographing feathers.  While I do not photograph entire birds very often and birds in flight even less, I love the close up shots of the intricate details of birds’ feathers.

One of my all time favorite images that I have captured is