Coke Museum at Christmas

Merry Christmas 2015!

December 25, 2015 HDR, Holidays, Travel 0 Comments

I took this photo in December 2013 as part of an assignment but I just realized that I haven’t ever shared it here, other than in my portfolio. This is the Coca-Cola Museum in downtown Atlanta with the Westin, 191 Peachtree Tower, the Georgia Pacific building, the American Cancer Society building and just the edge of Centennial Park visible in the photo. The Georgia Aquarium was directly behind me.

Merry Christmas to everybody out there from this unseasonable warm, drizzly Christmas Eve (technically Christmas Day) in Georgia!

Brooklyn Bridge Black & White Angle

New York in Black & White

November 23, 2015 Black & White, History, Travel 0 Comments

I took a semester of photography as an elective when I was in college, long before I began to consider trying to make money as a photographer. The class was taught using film SLRs with black & white film. I quickly learned that I loved shooting in black & white and that even more than shooting, I loved the traditional dark room.

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Manhattan from the Ferry II

New York City!

October 19, 2015 History, Travel 0 Comments

Almost two weeks ago I flew up to New York to photograph a couple of commercial properties.  The next day, instead of taking the early flight home, I took the latest flight that I could and spent the day in the city.  It was my first time in New York (other than connecting through JFK once) and I was lucky enough to get a day of great weather.

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Cove Rocks & Cliff

St. Abbs and Cove :: East Coast of Scotland

January 30, 2014 Landscape, Nature, Scotland, Sky, Travel 0 Comments

I didn’t mean for more than a month to pass between posts! January seems to have gone by so quickly. I don’t want the year to start flying past me, but I am looking forward to spring. It was 9°F here this morning just north of “It’s-Going-to-Snow-Two-or-Three-Inches-But-Let’s-Not-Close-the-Schools-Because-We’re-Awesome-at-Driving-in-the-Snow” Atlanta.

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The Not-So-Wild Wildlife from My Recent Travels

December 16, 2013 Animals, Nature, Travel 0 Comments

Deep down inside me there is a frustrated wildlife photographer.  Every time I travel I end up annoying the pigeons, seagulls, cows, horses, sheep… At other times I have pursued unsuspecting turtles, fish, caterpillars, spiders, lizards, rabbits, deer, elk, grasshoppers, spiders…and reindeer! Sometimes I could swear I see them rolling their eyes at me. Someday I’ll make it out west with a good zoom lens so I can capture moose, bears, maybe wolves, whales, marmots, prairie dogs…

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Rannoch Moor Blur

Rannoch Moor :: Glencoe, Scotland

While in Scotland in September I visited Glencoe in the Scottish Highlands. I had been there once before but it was during my earlier photography days and all I had was my old Canon Snappy point-and-shoot film camera. I had my new, beloved Nikon with me this time, and a tripod, and a polarizing filter…and a bit more skill and experience =) It was nice to get out for a day and just think about photography.

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Bay Bridge Blue Sky

San Francisco

August 31, 2013 Black & White, Travel 0 Comments

I flew out to California in early August to go to a friend’s wedding and while I was out there I got a chance to see a bit of San Francisco.  I’ve been out there a couple of other times in the past several years so it wasn’t all new to me, but I did get to take the ferry from San Francisco to Vallejo (about a one-hour ride) and I dragged myself and my suitcase up to see Coit Tower.  The view on the way up was pretty nice so it was worth it, even if it was a bit of a workout with my suitcase in tow!

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Hunter Museum from Walnut Street Bridge

Chattanooga Day Trip

September 7, 2012 History, Landscape, Travel 0 Comments

I took a day trip to Chattanooga almost two weeks ago with my mom. We visited Rock City, the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge and Point Park (and an ice cream place). The bridge and the ice cream were the best part! Not that I didn’t like Rock City – it was geologically fascinating. And the view from Point Park is always nice, especially if you manage to visit on a clear day.

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