For the last few weeks, since the Northern Mockingbirds have fledged, it seems that all I see on my morning walks is Mockingbirds. (Don't get me wrong, I like the Mockingbirds. But we can become bored with anything so common.) Five juveniles and their parents have continuously hung out in a tangle of blackberry briers and pokeweed near my office.This morning's walk was no different. Here a Mockingbird, there a Mockingbird, everywhere a Mockingbird! I nearly walked by... continue reading
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Photography has been my passion for over 51 years. My work started as a family photographer but really escalated when we travelled to the set of a movie called The Cowboys when living in New Mexico. Being close and photographing John Wayne catapulted my photography into a whole other realm.In high school I took printing & photography at a vocation school as well as a photography class at my sr. high. That launched me to my first job, traveling in three states taking portraits of children... continue reading
I am not the first nor the last to capture the beauty of this amazing park. Thousands of photographers have taken thousands of images here that are better than mine; even famous photographers like Ansel Adams have taken iconic images that have inspired generations of photographers, here in this park. There’s a reason why; this park is a natural wonderland and, while my images are not as famous or iconic as other images taken here, they tell the story of my own personal experience visiting the park.... continue reading
You never know what you’ll see.After literally hundreds of morning walks by my office, this morning there was something I had never seen before on this pond. At first I thought the splash in the brown murky water was one of the beavers ending a night of tree-felling and heading back to his home. But when the creature surfaced, it had a much longer neck than a Beaver!A Double-crested Cormorant popped up out of the water with a fish in his hooked bill. Since it didn’t immediately notice my... continue reading
Either you are a professional photographer, a junior in this fascinating world or an amateur who loves taking shots you must read this guide, because not only the destination can be the perfect place for your photos, but even the way up there. Before you hit the road, set up yourself some photo goals like telling a story through your gallery by photographing your journey, surprising the nature you are surrounded by, collecting the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises and even captioning your favorite... continue reading
Last year I was vacationing in California and got to visit Sequoia National Park twice during our stay, taking as many photos as the rest of the (non-photographers) group allowed me to. I loved it.I’m from the Caribbean, I’m used to sandy beaches, sun and warm tropical weather. The park was cool, breezy, full of gigantic green and brown trees, mountains and streams of water snaking between rocks, song birds singing and majestic vistas of the mountains in the distance and... continue reading
Zoom lens differentiates two swallow speciesEach and every day this spring, I’ve seen the swallows darting and fluttering over the surface of the pond behind my office. Their goal is simply to snatch up insects. But in doing so, they perform an aerial display which provides awe-inspiring entertainment on my lunch break. High loops of flight; swooping and swirling in the air. Then strategic dives that break to horizontal just at the water’s surface leaving concentric ripples in the liquid mirror... continue reading
As photographers, we all know that the sunrise action happens during a short period of time when the sun comes up. During the daylight hours, we scout what we think will be great locations. The next step being the early rise out of bed in the morning. Seems pretty simple, right?Well, if these locations are in a natural setting, there's a number of common sense items you should consider beyond camera settings and all the money you'll make off your images...Pack a flashlight! You scouted the... continue reading
On my drive home from work last month I pulled a Common Snapping Turtle out of the roadway. Thankfully I got to him before a large truck smashed him into turtle pie! He spent the night in the back of my pickup truck and got a photo session the next day. Taking him to a shallow mud puddle, I laid on my belly and got some shots at that low perspective. The eye-to-eye level made him look much bigger than he was in person. Although not as big as some snappers, he was just as feisty and snappy as the big... continue reading
1788/5000I am a time traveler.I have the art of registering and transporting from one date to another, images that can never be seen again, because in less than a minute everything can change.With that in mind, one of my great passions is to photograph nature.Relevance.With the constant action of humanity polluting, transforming and tracing the routes of urban evolution, much can be lost.Ecological awareness has been worked through organizations, initiatives and media, but the truth is that every... continue reading
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