When stillness, pastels, and glassy reflections meet at the salt marsh you can breathe it all in and smile inside because summer is here. Let your eyes gaze upon the calming oxbow feature framed by swaying marsh grasses and hum your favorite song. Placid moments are the spice of life.
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Here you'll find my complete archive of photographs—excepting my nine portfolio photos. I welcome you to drift through my array of photographs made since this site's launch in January 2014. While my best work manifests in landscape and nature photography, writing has proved a growing passion as time drifts on. I hope you enjoy.
A sublime pastel sunset over late June salt marsh has me questioning my own assumptions. Where has the green marsh gone? As sunset light reflects upon the marsh, I, too, reflect on if what I thought knew was true. Despite seeing the same place over and over for years you can “observe a lot by watching.” Thanks, Yogi.
Macro worlds will suck you in. Once lensed properly the eye sets upon the small things so easily ignored. In such small spaces countless details reveal themselves to the well attuned. Here we encounter such a journey as we venture into the macro world of honeysuckle.
Windswept marsh bows low as the sustained winds usher in from the northeast. Brooding gray clouds dominate the sky, but they do little to pushback the energy infusion coursing through a marsh reborn. It all comes together to make a striking salt marsh photograph made late in the day at Cedar Run Dock Road.
Life is layers. Time passes and we add layers to mark our lived experiences—good and bad. Conversely, during our lives we peel back the layers built up by others. This is how relationships build. Peonies depict the concept of layers perfectly. Endless layers make up the big beautiful blossoms as a metaphor for life.
To make photography you must make time for photography. With my photo making pace quickened, it’s open season on the great bloom of flowers this spring. Here I bring singular focus to a lone peony photographed in shimmering light, opening its flower petals to the world.
Get low. You will come across this command often in your development as a shooter. It is especially common for us plying our trade in the landscape photography niche. Get low. Get the shot. Get the viewer in. Throwing a quick and dirty best guess out into the universe, I would ballpark I make some […]
Art imitates life, and in my longing for youthful imagination I want to think lily of the valley flowers served as creative impetus for the bowler hat. This is patently ridiculous surely, yet I would love to believe it so. In the meantime I will photograph and I will imagine.
Look upon a sunset. A dramatic end to a day well lived. No two sunsets are the same, unique and personal as is each lived existence. So, too, is it for our heroes that sacrificed all. An early setting of life sacrificed in the most glorious of terms. Sanguine colors of blood and sacrifice to ensure beauty and peace in all our sunsets to come.
Making time to visit nature and take it all in reduces stress and restores the soul. It’s made better when you capture the drama of a perfect salt marsh sunset coupled with newborn marsh grass, storm clouds, and anticrepuscular rays. It’s better still when it’s your first sunset photographs in months.