Van Gogh Exhibit

Van Gogh Exhibit

“I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”
― Vincent van Gogh

An exciting exhibit, Van Gogh and His Inspirations, opened earlier this month at the Columbia Museum of Art.  My mother learned that the exhibit was coming and encouraged me to go.

For years, my mother and I have

Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

“One of my main objectives was to have something different than everyone else. Not necessarily better, but different, unique.” – Pearl Fryar

One of the things I enjoy most is finding people who are living creative lives.  A creative life was evident everywhere I looked yesterday while visiting the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, located in Bishopville, South Carolina.  This was not my first visit to 

Fun at the Fair

Fun at the Fair

“You loved ferris wheels more than roller coasters because life shouldn’t be lived at full speed,  but in anticipation and appreciation.”

-Amy Harmon

Each fall I enjoy visiting the fairs to photograph.  There is so much to photograph at the fair.  Colors, shapes, textures, and

Sunset at Lake Moultrie

Sunset at Lake Moultrie

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”
― Rabindranath Tagore

Several weeks ago, when my great friends, Amy, Tony, and I spent the weekend photographing in the Charleston area, we were faced most of the weekend with gray, storm threatening skies.

There was one evening, however, that we were able to experience  

Battery Park and White Point Gardens

Battery Park and White Point Gardens

“Except for memory, time would have no meaning at all.”
― Pat Conroy

I have so many memories tied to Battery Park and White Point Gardens, located in Charleston, SC.

My first memory of this wonderful area began in Jr. High School when I encountered the park for the first time.  I was accompanying a family so that I could watch their young children throughout the trip.  Since that first visit,

Photographing in Downtown Charleston

Photographing in Downtown Charleston

“There is no city on Earth quite like Charleston. From the time I first came there in 1961, it’s held me in its enchanter’s power, the wordless articulation of its singularity, its withheld and magical beauty. Wandering through its streets can be dreamlike and otherworldly, its alleyways and shortcuts both fragrant and mysterious, yet as haunted as time turned in on itself.”
― Pat Conroy

Each time I go to photograph in Charleston, SC, I always make sure to save time to photograph 

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

Chasing Light at Carowinds

Chasing Light at Carowinds

“And when you see light like this, trust me, it’s like a strawberry sundae with sprinkles.”
― Joe McNally, The Moment It Clicks: Photography Secrets from One of the World’s Top Shooters

The theme park, Carowinds, has been a special place for me since childhood.  While a young child, I couldn’t wait for my parents to take me to Carowinds for a day of adventure.  As an older child (sixteen), I began my first job there.  It was an amazing place to work as a teenager.  I worked for several seasons and made friendships that last to this day.  Now,