Adventures in the Smokies

Hiking along the trails with wife and daughter by my side on our annual visit to the Smokey Mountains was difficult to get going. Rain graced us every day sans two, my father in the hospital recovering from hip surgery, and my wife required to work on Christmas day resulting in a fly down forContinue reading “Adventures in the Smokies”

It really is all about the light…

or lack thereof…..Every article I have read, video I have watched stresses light. Photography without light is like snapshots in the dark. Dull, drab and not worth the time. One thing that is never stated is how much light. It is always quality of light, availability of light and direction of light. If you are outside andContinue reading “It really is all about the light…”

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – “Surprise”

This weeks photo challenge is “Surprise”. The background regarding my selection fits the theme to a tee. We were at Disney over the summer for our dance schools National Competition and during one of our slower days a few families took advantage of a trip to Epcot. I do not remember what I was focusing in onContinue reading “WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge – “Surprise””

A Time for Children

We have approached that time of year in which the majority recognize and celebrate the birth of a child. Let me say that again, recognize and celebrate the birth of a child. I often wonder whether this is truly understood, as its commercialism has dwarfed this holiday seasons true purpose and meaning. Whatever cynicism aboundsContinue reading “A Time for Children”

Power loss? Make Pictures!

So what does one do without power for 11 days? The first couple of days you are walking around the house, entering rooms and turning on the light switch. Naturally since it does not work you utter self depreciating words, shake your head and laugh at yourself. A simple everyday habit that is so ingrained in your consciousness thatContinue reading “Power loss? Make Pictures!”