Black & White Vs. Color – Making Choices in Photography

The first color photographs were made in the 1840s. However, color didn’t become the dominate choice in photography until the 1970s. It took a hundred and thirty years for the technology and popularity of color […]

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Best Laid Plans: Fog Instead of Sunset and Emerald Isle NC

I had planned on it all day. I’d drive down to Emerald Isle to make some sunset photos At the beach. As I crossed the high-rise bridge from the mainland to the island I could […]

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Elegant Winter Oak Tree

It is easy to see the beauty of a tree when cloaked in it’s summer leaves or brandishing its brilliant fall colors, but there is also an elegance to be found when they are bare […]

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Motion Blur and Black & White Technique

I’ve shared some of my motion blur photographs before. However I don’t believe I’ve done so combined with a black and white conversion. It can result in a very appealing image. At least I think […]

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Capturing Rural Decay: The Search for Inspiration in the Winter Months

If you’ve been following my blog for long, or perhaps my Facebook page, you’re likely aware that I love, love, love to get outdoors and make images in natures. Trees, wildlife, birds, beaches, flowing water. […]

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My Groundhog Day Was Beachy!

For Groundhog day 2022 I decided to make a trip to the beach for a little sunset photography. I find winter to be a rough season for making photos. Since I shoot a lot of […]

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My Favorite Images of 2021: A Baker’s Dozen

First up is this photo of a Live Oak tree made in the Hoop Pole Nature Reserve at Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. I like this photo so much that I have a large canvas of […]

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An Afternoon With Wild Horses

I few weeks ago I received an email from Fred Hurteau of http://www.ncwildhorses.com/. Several years ago Fred had joined me for a Wild Horse Safari here along the Crystal Coast. We developed a friendship. It […]

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Autumn at the Island Creek Walk

The Island Creek Walk trail is found between Pollocksville and New Bern North Carolina. This unique area of the Croatan National Forest has predominately deciduous forest. Another unusual feature for the NC Coastal plain is […]

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Soco Falls – Just Off The Blue Ridge Parkway

Soco Falls is a double waterfalls located along Highway 19 between Maggie Valley and Cherokee, North Carolina. It is roughly 1.5 miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is approximately a 10 minute drive from […]

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