Maryland  Festival of Trees

Maryland Festival of Trees

Holy cow, it went on for building after building. We were surrounded by people in Ravens gear, hundreds of Christmas trees and everything from stone liquor dispensers to resin dragons for sale… [Show...
Portsmouth

Portsmouth

While out scouting for night shooting locations we had a great adventure or two… Firstly, a stop by the new Tuscan Kitchen.. So we asked about the DOB part of the name and it turns out that Italy has strict laws governing the exporting of cheeses, no...
Alaska in a nutshell…

Alaska in a nutshell…

I shot in the neighborhood of 1500 pictures, boiled them down to about 300 and scattered and spread those over 5 posts before I realized that was too many to expect anyone to go through.. So here are 60 of my favorites.. [Show...
From Rainbow Ridge south to Valdez

From Rainbow Ridge south to Valdez

Denali was almost completely socked in but a few hours of perseverance and the clouds lifted somewhat enough to let us grab a few shots.  When you get to these pictures, they were on the shore of Lake Valdez. The lake is a product of Valdez Glacier run-off. we arrived...
AstroPhotography

AstroPhotography

 AstroPhotography -or more simply put, taking pictures after dark of the sky.. Anyway, that was sort of my photographic goal on this trip, getting the Milky Way over Denali but Mother Nature had a totally different idea and we didn’t see anything like a clear...
Homer

Homer

Headed south on the Kenai [Kee Nigh] Peninsula yesterday and made it onto the Homer Spit, The spit is a 4.5-mile  long piece of land jutting out into Kachemak Bay — the longest road into ocean waters in the entire world, First internet access in a week so this...
RV Northbound

RV Northbound

Wheels up Monday before noon and the adventure & the weather and continues! First night Gate Lake, second night along the shore of the Nenana River [Show...
The 49th State

The 49th State

After a grueling 6 1/2 hours of layovers we settled into a rather nice and new hotel in Anchorage, had terrific Italian food and crashed early.. 5AM came way quicker than hoped for but trains wait for no man. The weather sucked — but the adventure was FANTASTIC!...
Playing with a macro lens

Playing with a macro lens

OMG, crazy how short the depth-of-field is on this 100mm macro lens. The spider’s knees are in focus and her body isn’t a fraction of a milometer away! [Show slideshow] Going to take some...
Nui’s Garden

Nui’s Garden

Went looking for pictures to take and drove by tons of photo-ops and ended up at Nui’s Farm. [Show slideshow] Perfect place for colorful...
Ke`anae

Ke`anae

We took cameras and a bit of a hair-raising drive out the storied Hana Highway to Ke`anae today. [Show slideshow] Ke‘anae is a peninsula known best for being one of Hawaii‘s major taro growing...
Puu Mahoe with W & C, S & M and G & J

Puu Mahoe with W & C, S & M and G & J

Chance and Woody, joined by Steve and Mary Anna & Jane and I, spent a lovely 36 hours in Fleming Arboretum… Complete with tropical squall and an overnight wind storm which managed to snap all of S & M’s tent poles! But not before we snapped some...