Arles, France

Arles, France

“Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.”
― Anita Desai

Some things are meant to be savored.  Last summer, I traveled with two very close friends to France.  Our trip lasted two weeks.  In those two weeks, we explored many places in Provence.  By far, my favorite place visited was

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

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,

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

Camping on Capers Island:  A Closer Look

Camping on Capers Island: A Closer Look

“Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.”
― Henry David Thoreau, Walden and Other Writings

My last post, Camping on Capers Island, SC, gave background and details about my recent primitive camping trip with great friends.  If you missed it, you can read that post by clicking on the orange link.  With my post, I included images that gave an overall impression of the landscape of Capers Island.

What I find, as a photographer, that I really enjoy

Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, NC

Billy Graham Library, Charlotte, NC

“Christmas…it’s the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, our Savior.  Amid the Glitter and busyness of the season, may you not lose sight of the miracle and meaning of that Christmas night.  With the shepherds and wise men, let us fall down and worship Him!”

-Billy and Ruth Graham

 

My family and I went to the Billy Graham Library for the first day of

Quick Trip to Asheville, NC

Quick Trip to Asheville, NC

“Every experience is a form of exploration.”
― Ansel Adams

Sometimes, after being home for a weekend or two at a time, I get the urge to be on the move.  I always enjoy a quick trip, even for just the day, looking for things to photograph.

I often view my photography like a scavenger hunt.  I don’t have real expectations, I just go with the intent to photograph.

This was the case at 5:00 in the morning this past Saturday.  I did have an idea of one image I wanted to make as my husband, Randy, and I packed our car with photography gear, our dog, and a picnic lunch including turkey sandwiches