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The release of Olympic, a rehabilitated American Bald Eagle, back to the wild.

August 19th, 2018

The release of Olympic, a rehabilitated American Bald Eagle, back to the wild.

This past Saturday, I had the privilege, along with about 100+ other observers, to witness the release of a rehabilitated bald eagle, named Olympic, back into the wild. As Olympic took off from the clutches of its handler you could sense this magnificent bird�s joy as it freely flew off into the afternoon sky. The release took place at the Duke Energy , McGuire Nuclear Station�s Energy Explorium. The bald eagle was rehabilitated at the Carolina Raptor Center�s, Jim Arthur Medical Center. It came to the Carolina Raptor Center from Maryland in November, 2013 with broken bones in the wing, along with soft tissue and feather damage.

The Carolina Raptor Center is located at 6000 Sample Rd, Huntersville, NC. It has 23 species of raptors and over 100 individual birds. It is one of the only centers in the southeast that rehabilitates and exhibits the American Bald Eagle. For those of you who live around the Charlotte area, I would encourage to make a weekend trip to the center to see the raptors.

Photo Hall of Fame

August 19th, 2018

Photo Hall of Fame

My photograph, "Early Morning Fog Over Lake Moraine", has made the Viewbug.com Hall of Fame.

2017 Landscape Art Competition Awards

May 4th, 2017

2017 Landscape Art Competition Awards

This photograph, Crater Lake Sunrise, was selected as an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Landscape Art Competition and two Special Merit Category awards for Grandfather Mountain Sunrise and View of Monument Valley from Hunts Mesa, Photography & Digital Category at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery.

NANPA Expressions 2017 Top 100

April 17th, 2017

NANPA Expressions 2017 Top 100

My photo of a 72 image stack of a millipede was featured as a Top 100 Macro, Micro & All Other Wildlife in the NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association) Expressions 2017 competition and is included in the NANPA Expressions 2017 publication.

Color of Humanity Art Gallery Juried Competition Winner

October 6th, 2016

Color of Humanity Art Gallery Juried Competition Winner

"Sunrise at Grandfather Mountain" won Best of Show at the Juried competition conducted by Colors of Humanity Art Gallery. This show will run October 1-31, 2016. Artists from around the world were called to submit their work. There were 119 accepted entries came from 23 different states in the USA, plus Washington D.C., and 12 other countries: Armenia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Sweden, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. A variety of styles and mediums were entered including, acrylic, digital, gouache, illuminated text, Knifed Watercolors, mixed media, mosaic, oil, pastel, pencil/graphite, photography, tempera, watercolor, and weaving. The judging criterion was originality, interpretation, quality, demonstration of ability, and usage of medium. Other factors, such as the clarity of the images provided and their ability to be viewed online, also contributed to our decision. Best of Show, First Place, and Second Place winners received a monetary award in addition to special recognition.

You can view the show here: http://www.colorsofhumanityartgallery.com/

Art Competition Winner

October 6th, 2016

Art Competition Winner

My photograph, "Early Morning Fog Over Lake Moraine", was selected 1st Place in the Photography category and 2nd Place Overall in the Open 2016 Art Exhibition conducted by the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery. The exhibition had 654 entries from 20 countries.

Waterside Woolen Mill

February 10th, 2014

Waterside Woolen Mill

I had the opportunity, as part of a workshop, to photograph the historic Waterside Woolen Mill located in Morrison Cove, Bedford County, PA. The mill is one of the oldest operating woolen mills in the United States. The mill started operation in 1806 and continued operating through the mid- 1960's. The majority of equipment in the mill is original. In 1990, the mill was purchased and reopened by a family member to keep the family trade alive. The mill resumed producing traditional Pennsylvania woven blankets in 1993. In 2009 the mill was purchased by a local resident, Dennis Wile of Woodbury, PA. His desire is it to keep the mill as authentic as possible and to share the mill's history with the public. Dennis and his family are keeping this tradition alive by using the existing equipment and high quality, natural Virgin Wool to make blankets, vests and other woolen items. The mill and store are generally open on the weekends for public tours. If you are in the South Central Pennsylvania area and want a glimpse of the once rich American Industrial Revolution, stop by and take the tour. It will be something you remember and I know Dennis would love to have you stop by.

Photo Contest Awards

January 12th, 2014

I again this year entered the Arts Council of Lincoln County, NC Photography Contest. The awards presentation event was Friday, January 10, 2014. This year I entered 6 photographs and was humbled when 5 of the photographs won awards: Best of Show, 2 First Place, 1 Second Place and 1 Third Place. In the artistic/misc category I won Best of Show and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.

Gallery Show

December 8th, 2013

Gallery Show

I will be having my first ever gallery show on December 19, 2013, from 5-8 PM at the design studio of Starr Miller Interior Design, Inc., Cornelius, NC. Thanks to the encouragement and friendly nagging from Starr and my wife, Mary, I decided to do this. I hope it is fun for all, so if you are free on that date and in the area please stop by.