Peacocks!

Peacocks!

“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

Almost Spring

Almost Spring

“I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden. ”

-Ruth Stout

Although the calendar does not show that it is spring, signs of spring are all bursting forth where I live in the Carolinas.  Daffodils are breaking through the surface of the soil, pink blossoms are covering the trees, and 

Magnolia is Calling:  Part One

Magnolia is Calling: Part One

“The mountains are calling and I must go.”

-John Muir

I have always loved this quote from John Muir.  There is a place that seems to call to me, especially in the springtime.  That place is not the mountains.  The place that calls to me time and time again is

Peacocks

Peacocks

“The geometry of a peacock’s tail is more aerial: “The eyes in a peacock’s spread tail are situated at the intersecting point of a double cluster of spirals, that are apparently Archimedean spirals.”

― Gaston Bachelard

It just doesn’t feel like springtime to me until I get a chance to visit Magnolia Plantation and Gardens.  It is one of my favorite places on Earth.

For the past two weekends, I have

Revisiting Favorite Places

Revisiting Favorite Places

One of the things I enjoy the most is revisiting favorite photography spots.  Each time I visit, I add to my collection of images from that location.  I find that every time I stretch myself to try to walk away with something new from that location.

By far, my favorite place to photograph in spring is