Fort Fisher Jellyfish Aquarium

Fort Fisher Jellyfish Aquarium Information Taken By: Paul Date Taken: 16-Jul-2015 Camera: Canon EOS 7D Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Exposure: 1/80 sec at f/4 Focal Length: 24 mm ISO: 1600 Flash: Did not fire Fort Fisher Jellyfish Aquarium was last modified: February 2nd, 2016 by Paul

Cherry Grove SC

The kids wanted to try a new fishing spot while we were on vacation in Cherry Grove SC so I took them down to the Cherry Grove Park and Boat Ramp to let them fish while I got some sunrise pictures. To get here take either Ocean Boulevard or Lake Drive/Nixon Avenue to 53rd street and turn away from the ocean. … Read More

The Shade Tree

On a hot day in Fort Fisher North Carolina while we were waiting for the Fort Fisher Ferry to arrive and take us back to Southport Tyler went looking for a shade tree. The shade tree that he found also happened to be a great climbing tree. Of course the shade tree + climbing tree + 11 year old boy … Read More

Copper Patina

This copper light on the Fort Fisher ferry is green instead of a “normal” copper color because of a process called patination. Copper patina is similar to rust on iron, except that the patina actually protects the copper underneath. Copper patina is also what makes the Statue Of Liberty is green. So from the standpoint of the metal on the light, the … Read More

Channel Markers

On our annual family beach trip this year we decided to take the ferry from Southport North Carolina to Fort Fisher to visit the Fort Fisher Aquarium. My (Paul’s) grandparents lived in Southport while I was growing up so I spent a lot of time there as a kid. On our way too and from the ferry, my sister and I got … Read More

Mountain Ash Tree Berries

While we were hiking on Rough Ridge we saw a lot of mountain ash trees (also known as a Rowan) with these nice red berries. The mountain ash tree itself has interesting leaves and an interesting look, but what really drew my attention was the red berries. One interesting thing about mountain ash trees is that they like cooler weather so they are usually … Read More

Big Alligator

Susan and I went for a walk while we were in Fort Myers Florida and decided to bring our cameras along with us. I was walking along in the grass taking pictures of some birds and almost stepped on this big alligator. Luckily Susan saw it and said something because if she didn’t I’m sure I would have stepped on … Read More

Family Photo

This family photo tells the story of us taking pictures with the kids. Tyler is a big cheese ball and loves to have his picture taken, while Anna generally refuses to let us take her picture. So Tyler’s big smile, and Anna’s scowl in this family photo is normal for us. It actually usually takes a good bit of convincing … Read More

Sun Rays

Sun rays like this are one of those things that you can’t really predict when they will happen. Here we were hiking along at Wilson’s Creek in North Carolina when I noticed them coming through the trees. I stopped for the picture and through the view finder I couldn’t see the sun rays so I figured the picture wouldn’t turn … Read More

Perfect Smile

Our daughter Anna and her cousin Rebecca are showing us their perfect smiles at Paul’s sister’s wedding. The thing to remember here though is that with portrait photography, it is all about eyes. Humans are naturally drawn to the eyes. In a picture like this, the eyes draw you in and make you feel connected to the people in the picture. … Read More