Eastern State Penitentiary: Where Light and Dark Intersect

Eastern State Penitentiary is a magical place where the manipulation of light, a photographers palette, and the darkness of prison life intersect to contrast the beauty of shadows, reflections and light against the backdrop of scenes of what life must have been like for the inmates who resided inside the penitentiary. General History of Eastern Read More >

Longwood Gardens: On Your Must Do List!

Water Lilies

If you are ever in the Philadelphia area for more than a couple of days, I highly recommend taking time to visit Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  It is an hour drive west of center city Philadelphia or only 38 minutes from where my wife, Mary, and I stayed in Drexel Hill, PA Read More >

Abandoned Dixie Cup Factory

abandoned America

The Dixie Cup Co. plant opened in 1921. The company got its start in New York, but industrialist Hugh Moore moved to the Lehigh Valley because he needed more manufacturing space. The cups were originally called Health Kups, but Moore switched the name to Dixie after a popular line of dolls made by the Dixie Read More >

A Bird Lover’s Paradise

roseate spoonbill

The Alligator Farm The St Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park located in St. Augustine, Florida is a wonderful in the Spring of each year. The rookery at the Alligator Farm is the a popular nesting place for shore birds. The wild shorebirds of all types gather at the Alligator Farm. They gather to build nests, Read More >

The Colors of Late Summer in the Palouse


The colors of late summer in the Palouse make this a photographer’s palette. Photographers follow the Palouse Scenic Byway and venture off on side roads to capture the beauty of this agricultural area. The colors of the Palouse landscape changes as the Palouse makes its way from summer to fall. These bands of color are Read More >

Always Look Behind You!


As photographers we can be so immersed in our craft and stay focused on the subject at hand that we miss what is around us. This photograph of Cathedral Mountain in Banff National Park was a result of looking around. I was intently photographing the activity of nesting ospreys as the adults were feeding young Read More >

My First Attempt at Focus Stacking

my first attempt at focus stacking

I wanted to try my hand at photo stacking and this millipede provided a great opportunity to give it a try. The photograph was taken on Roan Mountain, at the North Carolina – Tennessee border. I was photographing a mountain landscape when my wife, Mary, approached me and said “I have a great subject for Read More >

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