Changing Seasons

The changing seasons are always a good time for photography. Trees are always interesting in the changing seasons, wether it is the bright green new leaves in the spring or the the varied colors of fall, both can provide great opportunities for photography. Susan and I went to Boone North Carolina for our anniversary weekend and decided to take a … 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

Turn Around

Where do you think this picture was taken? It’s a nice nature scene right? Actually it’s Central Park in New York City (one of the biggest cities in the world). This is about as far away from what I think of as being in nature as you can get. Standing at this dock is where I took the Bow Bridge … Read More

All About Eyes

Portrait photography is all about eyes. People are naturally drawn to the eyes, and the eyes tell the story. This picture was taken before one of a PYMBL bike races and you can see the excitement in Tyler’s eyes. Tyler looking at me is what makes this a good picture. When you look at the picture it seems like Tyler is looking and … Read More

Rough Ridge Views

Rough Ridge is part of the Tanawha Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains which runs beside the Blue Ridge Parkway. Rough Ridge provides amazing mountain views where you can see for hundreds of miles. The parking area for Rough Ridge is at mile 302.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. There is a short section of trail from the parking area that goes … Read More

Bird In Flight

This hummingbird comes around and hangs out on our back deck every day. Normally the bird stays around even when we are outside moving around, but on this day it was much more cautious. I had to sit on the back deck waiting patiently ready to go. As soon as I would move to get ready the hummingbird would fly off. … Read More

Manhattan Skyline

This is the view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. We knew that while we were in New York we wanted to get some pictures of the Manhattan skyline, the problem is the buildings are so tall it is hard to get a good, open view. From Brooklyn Bridge Park there are views of many … Read More

Thin Air

This picture was taken on the trail near Quandary Peak outside of Breckenridge Colorado. This was just one of the many great views we had on the hike. With Breckenridge at 9,600 feet (2,926 m), Quandary Peek at 14,265 feet (4,348 m), and this trail sitting somewhere in-between be prepared for some thin air if you plan on visiting. Also be ready … Read More

Night Photography – The Brooklyn Bridge

This picture is of the Brooklyn Bridge taken from Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York City. Night photography provides new and unique photo ideas that people usually don’t think about. If you feel like you keep getting the same pictures over and over give night photography a try. The different lighting and colors can give you new perspectives, and make scenes that seemed boring during … Read More

Central Park Sax Man

While we were walking through Central Park in New York City we saw several musicians and dancers out preforming. This guy playing saxophone really caught my eye (or maybe it was because he caught my ear that I noticed as he was a great player). Several good lessons can be learned from this picture. One lesson to learn is black … Read More