Winter Harbor Light

Winter Harbor Light

Winter Harbor Light, located on Mark Island off the coast of Maine, creates a nice focal point for this landscape. The overcast skies created a perfect diffuse, soft light. There are several words which come to mind as I look at this scene; solitude, stoic, historic. Unfortunately, I could not […more]

Always and Never — My Biggest Pet Peeve

My biggest pet peeve when it comes to photographers who give advice, is when they say, “you should always” or “you should never” while talking to someone new to photography. Here are some of the rules I’ve heard from the self-proclaimed experts: always shoot in manual mode always shoot RAW […more]

Exploring Solitude

Exploring Solitude

For me, this work evokes a sense of peacefulness and relaxation. Sure, I love the water. You probably know that if you’ve looked at my portfolio. You may also realize this scene is not from my home state of Texas and unlike anything I’ve seen along the Texas coastline. Still, […more]

Chasing Waves to Create Fine Art Images

Chasing Waves to Create Fine Art Images

I love creating fine art images at the beach. Chasing waves almost always results in surprises and amazing fine art images. This image shows what appears to be a dragon head emerging from the waves. Going with that, I adjusted the color temperature of the image, to one I thought […more]

“Addicted to Red” Poster Now Available

I posted this image to Facebook and it was seen by more than 11,000 people! Now, I am making it available as a 16×20 poster. “Addicted to Red” depicts a field of poppies next to a vineyard and makes for a mesmerizing view.  $25 plus shipping and taxes. I am […more]

The Promise of Beauty to Come

I am going to assume that all of us, at one time or another, have had a bad day. Maybe you’ve even had a bad week, month, or year. In those times we could all use something to give us hope that good things are coming. For me, this bud […more]

Peaceful Beauty in the Heart of Palo Duro Canyon

Peaceful Beauty in the Heart of Palo Duro Canyon

On an overcast, March day, I was lucky enough to find and capture the heart of Palo Duro Canyon. I have the proof in my photo. This was my first visit to this particular Texas State Park but it would not be my last. Palo Duro Canyon played a major […more]

Beautiful Name

Beautiful Name

How and why did someone select this beautiful name for this little warbler? Perhaps, bestowing a name, fit for royalty was a way to compensate for being, what many consider, an otherwise plain looking bird. The name orange-crowned warbler, conjures images in my mind of a bird with a fiery, […more]

Beauty in Everyday Scenes

Beauty in Everyday Scenes

I made this photo while in Galveston, Texas attending my very first Featherfest. Pictured is a Great Egret in flight. I spotted the bird in a pond while driving along Stewart Road and I pulled off to see what kind of photo opportunities might present themselves. This is the shot […more]

Finding Beauty in the Here and Now

Finding Beauty in the Here and Now

One of my frustrations with photography blogs and magazines, is their tendency to feature gorgeous images from exotic places I’m not likely to ever visit. Ever. They seem to imply I cannot possibly capture awe-inspiring landscapes or produce captivating street photography unless I travel far, far from home where I […more]