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The New Street Photography

September 12th, 2016

I have moved into a new realm of street photography that goes beyond photojournalism (wherein truth and reality are critical). My images become art of an entirely new genre. I have seen nothing quite like it. I use professional equipment (Canon ca... 

Photographing through Glass

April 28th, 2014

The Western North Carolina Nature Center, located at 75 Gashes Creek Road in Asheville, NC provides a unique adventure where guests of all ages can discover and learn about animals and plants native to the Southern Appalachian region. The Natu... 

If You Never Ask ...

February 4th, 2014

If You Never Ask … … you’ll never know. It is easy to be shy. It is far more comfortable to keep quiet, stay at a distance, never take chances. We are taught from an early age that gambling is bad and loses far more than it wins. Yet the biggest su... 


January 21st, 2014

I got to reminiscing about college when I realized that I graduated 40 years ago. Time sure flies! I was remembering my last semester when I only needed one required course and could fill 9 more hours with electives. So I took fun class like “Science... 

Before you enter any photo contests, read the rules... … My latest blog at  

I am often asked how I “got the shot” that looks so good. The easy, smart-aleck answer is: I don’t “point and shoot.” The honest, and complicated, answer involves years of experience, accumulation of equipment, and using the right stuff at the rig... 

Forest Fall

September 26th, 2012

Today I'd like to take a hike Into the trees and woods I like With my two cameras in hand To survey this astounding land I'd see the birds and feel the breeze Spot butterflies and colored leaves I'd find the little bubbling creek And all the... 

A View from Behind the Lens

June 15th, 2012

I vote on almost all contests at FAA including those I do not enter. I am very careful and make my best judgments as to which images I deem worthy of a vote. When I enter a contest, I vote for my own because I never enter I contest unless I believe m...