Cooking Class

You have seen one photo of the Charleston Cooks! class here already. Although this testing shot has the same technical perspective and motive, I want to get a different lesson across to you, Dear Reader. Yes, you can photograph what you love. But I challenge you to go one more step – photograph who you love doing what THEY love. … 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

Olaf Birthday Cake

Olaf Birthday Cake Information I knew my sister had forgiven all my little sister sins (listening in on phone calls from her boyfriend in high school, tagging along on sleep overs, poking out her eye glass lens in the back seat on the way home from Six Flags, etc.) when she said to me: You carry the cake. A small part of … Read More

Pine Mountain Tunnel

Pine Mountain tunnel is one of 26 tunnels on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The majority of the Parkway tunnels are on the southern end of the Parkway, and this one is no exception being located near Asheville NC (just past mile marker 399). Pine Mountain tunnel is the longest tunnel on the Parkway at 1,434 feet (437 m).  Driving into a mountain always … Read More

Horsetooth Falls Restored Us

This restoration sign on the Horsetooth Falls trail in Fort Collins, Colorado had a double meaning for us. There is the obvious meaning of that area off of the trail was closed for restoration, but for us it meant being out in nature restores us. Sometimes all it takes is a glass of wine on the porch looking at the … Read More

Minion Pumpkin

Susan is our resident artist, although she would never admit it herself. Compare her minion pumpkin to my mangled triangle eyed basic pumpkin (which wasn’t even worthy of a picture) and it is easy to see why I say this. These days at halloween each kid buys their own pumpkin to carve. Then usually right around the time we get the top … 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

Horse Show

Photos of our daughter at a horse show are always a challenge for us – both of us. Often at a horse show, the lighting is awful for photography because of the size of the barn interior. This picture from the winter show at High Caliber Stables in Greensboro, North Carolina is a good example. If you use a flash, … 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

Beautiful Flowers

The contrast of colors between all the flowers, the blue jar, and the different colored wrappings around the jar, combined with the way the light is coming through makes for beautiful flowers. This pictures uses the rule of thirds to focus the viewer’s eye on the most colorful pedals in the flower arrangement. The idea behind the rule of thirds is to divide … Read More