Wrapping an F-22 in Vapor

November 22, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The solid morning cloud cover finally broke and weather conditions setup nicely for the middle part of the second day of the Air Show. This year the Jacksonville Air Show was at NAS, the previous year it was at the beaches. At NAS, it seems like the action is more concentrated in front of you and one of the main draws for me is the F-22 flight demo...
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Chasing New England's Fall Colors

October 31, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Starting October 6, and for the next 14 days and 4,188 miles, I’ve been on a quest for fall colors. On day 2, I picked up my friend Bill Crnkovich in Washington, D.C. Bill is a landscape photographer from Salt Lake City. D.C. gave us the opportunity to start our quest on the backroads of the Pennsylvania Dutch country. We’ve been fall color chaser...
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The Presentation for "The Beaches Photography Club"

August 02, 2017  •  5 Comments
It was an honor to spend an evening with the Beaches Photography Club. My presentation was titled "Driven to the Ends of the Earth". We had good discussions with lots of Q&A. The presentation slides can be seen by first clicking on the title above (the title of this blog) and then by clicking here. It's a large PDF so it takes a moment or two to do...
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Lucky us, the only things eaten were the fish

September 24, 2016  •  3 Comments
Honored to present at the 2016 Alaskan Photo Fest in Anchorage. I spoke on two subjects; (1) posing and lighting, and (2) planning a winter photographic landscape expedition to Iceland. I owe a debt of gratitude to Jackie Kramer. She was the visionary, creator and organizer of the Photo Fest. I also owe Jackie a special thanks for our side trips t...
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Bugs, Sweat, Sleeplessness, and Dripping Humidity

August 21, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Moon tourists and rockets, just a walk in the park (a typical Florida night) with fellow photographers Trace Cloulat, Keith Bartholomew and John Anderson; an evening photographing the moonrise and the St. Augustine Lighthouse then later into the early morning (12:52 a.m.) photographing the Delta IV launch from south New Smyrna Beach. Rocket Laun...
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Taking a photograph into the domain of fine art

March 08, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
The dance movement and the stage lighting captured in the first image was crafted by other creative minds, my role was to photograph the dance. Of course, creating a fine art photograph is subjective and the following examples only represents my ideas. It’s picking a moment in time, getting the technical details right, choices in post processing,...
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Tips on Icelandic Photography

December 04, 2015  •  2 Comments
A lifelong pursuit of excellence in photography is about vision, paying attention to details, mastering techniques and a lot of patience and determination. I started collecting Internet images of Iceland eight months before the trip and found where each was taken with “Google Earth.” For our dates at each location, “The Photographer’s Ephemeris” p...
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Wines-Gillikin Wedding

May 13, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Congratulations Katie and Mike! A spectacular ending to a beautiful day at the Oyster Bay Yacht Club in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Just another wonderful couple at a great North Florida venue with food and staff as spectacular as the scenery, thank you Terrie Sanders, Yacht Club Manager.
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Rakoczy-Boehner Wedding

April 20, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Congratulations Rachel and Joe! Two PPA Master Photographers, Kevin Floyd and Olis Garber, teamed up for Rachel and Joe’s wedding. At was a beautiful day spent with a lovely couple at a great Florida venue, the “Sweetwater Branch Inn” of Gainesville, Florida. Kevin and I have done this many times, we’re what you'd call a Wedding Photography “Power...
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On-Location Classical Portraits

March 27, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Jo and I had an opportunity to setup a temporary studio for executive head shots at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort last week. Our goal in creating executive head shots is classical portraiture. Whether in our home studio or on location, for a bride or a corporate board member, the objective is the same; to provide a solid repeatable styl...
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Seasons Greetings!

December 17, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
It's getting to be that season again, Winter in Florida, where we get to hang out with lots of feathered friends... the Reddish Egret, Green Heron, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbill, Hooded Merganser, and many more over the next few months. Images of Reddish Egret and Hooded Merganser from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, to see more, just c...
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What a great way to spend a birthday!

October 26, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
It's October 25th, with Jo under crystal blue sky's and 70° temperatures. We're at the 2014 NAS Airshow along with 297,000 other airshow fans. What normally takes 15 minutes to drive, this morning took 3 hours, but that's fine considering where I normally go for a shoot. See more Air Show images; click here. Camera equipment: Nikon D810 Lens:...
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What do Brides and Bears have in common?

July 15, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Being photographed by me! A few weeks ago I was capturing the elegance of a Southern Wedding, last week it was photographing black and brown bears in the Alaskan wilderness and not becoming the main entree for their catch of the day. To see more of my eagles and bears, click here
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Shooting Eagles on the 4th of July

July 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
It just doesn't get much better! Just got back from a spectacular 4th of July in Alaska photographing eagles (thank you Jackie Kramer)! The eagles were flying above, below and beside me, it was just an unbelievable experience. My Notes: Weather condition, mostly cloudy with a high and midlevel overcast with occasional light showers. The shooting...
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A Southern Living Wedding

June 13, 2014  •  1 Comment
You know it's not going to be your normal wedding day when it starts with an A-10 flyover. Between the farms, Spanish moss covered oaks, pines, and pecan orchards, eighteen miles west of Valdosta Georgia is the town of Quitman, and the beautiful family home of Colonel and Mrs. Robert Penar. Walking into their home was like walking into the pages...
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