Thankful for Photography

Thankful for Photography

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
― C.G. Jung

Photography has been such an incredible gift!  It has allowed me to interact and appreciate the world in an entirely different way.  Photography has

The Wonders of Water

The Wonders of Water

“Dripping water hollows out stone, not through force but through persistence.”
― Ovid

When searching for a quote for this blog post, I came across the one above.  I loved that it included the word persistence.  Persistence is a word that I would use to describe my

Scavenger Hunt:  Round 26

Scavenger Hunt: Round 26

“Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party. ”
― Jimmy Buffett

The reveals have just concluded for the 26th round of the photography scavenger hunt that I began participating in during the 16th round.

The theme for this round of the hunt was

Michigan Through My Lens

Michigan Through My Lens

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.”
― Pablo Picasso

One of the things I love the most about summer is the gift of time.  Time allows me to slow down and get more in touch with

Jekyll Island

Jekyll Island

“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”
― Jo Walton

This past week I enjoyed a week off from work for spring break.  At the beginning of the break, two great photography friends and I made our way to the islands of Georgia.  Our first stop was Jekyll Island, Georgia.

We were very fortunate as Jekyll Island can be both a sunrise and a sunset location for photography depending upon where you are photographing.  When traveling, you have to hope for conditions to be just right for photography during your stay.  Sometimes things work out in your favor and sometimes they don’t.

Our first morning did not

The Island Called, So We Went

The Island Called, So We Went

“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”
― Dave Barry

Two years ago, during the winter, I took a huge leap (for me) and joined some great friends and fellow photographers on a weekend primitive camping trip to Capers Island.  That weekend turned out to be one of the best experiences of my life.  I wrote a post about that trip upon my return.  If you would like to read about it, you can do that here.

Last year, I was greatly anticipating joining the same group to spend another weekend on the island.  Unfortunately, 

My Favorite Images Created in 2018

My Favorite Images Created in 2018

“The whole point of being alive is to evolve into the complete person you were intended to be.”
― Oprah Winfrey

Each year at this time, like many of my fellow photographers, I like to take a look back at the work I created during the year.  There is a lot that can be learned by taking a look back.

Instagram supplied me with my “top nine” images of 2018.  This indicated the nine images that were liked the most by others who viewed my images on Instagram.  I found it interesting to see that of the sixteen images that I selected as my personal favorites,

Scavenger Hunt Reveals:  Composites Twenty-two, Twenty-three, and Twenty Four

Scavenger Hunt Reveals: Composites Twenty-two, Twenty-three, and Twenty Four

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” 
― Maya Angelou

Several years ago, I began participating in an amazing scavenger hunt on Google Plus.  You can read about a previous post I made regarding the scavenger hunt here.  

This week, the reveals for the 24th Creativity Never Sleeps Round Scavenger Hunt began.  Reveals are highly anticipated by all of the photographers who