Leaving tomorrow!

September 29, 2008

Hey everyone,

I’m preparing to leave tomorrow on a ten week photography trip right now! I’ll be photographing fall color throughout the Blue Ridge, wildlife in Texas, and winter scenes throughout Canyon Country! To say that I’m excited is a huge understatement.

The first leg of my trip is six days in West Virginia, with Chris Kayler. We’re leaving tomorrow night after I complete a “court-ordered juvenile driving seminar”. I couldn’t be more excited about that either. After leaving West Virginia, I plan to make my way down to the Blue Ridge Parkway. I’ll certainly have a lot to say on here over the next few days, so stay tuned!

It may be a few days before I get back on to post again, so here’s another Shenandoah shot.

More Shenandoah!

September 27, 2008

This is another from the Shenandoah outing with Chris and Kari. I know we’d all prefer a more photogenic foreground in this photo, but photographing this sunset was a spur-of-the-moment deal and I made the most of what I had available to me! I do like the inclusion of the sun in my shot, but I still feel like it may be missing something. Oh well. Don’t be a stranger, feel free to say something if you so desire!

Shenandoah National Park

September 26, 2008

On September 17th, I went out to Big Meadows in Shenandoah National Park, VA. I was with Chris Kayler and Kari Post. We went up there hoping to photograph White-Tailed Deer. Bucks, in particular. Unfortunately, there were no bucks to be found. We came close to successfully photographing two different Black Bears, but it just didn’t work out. Bummer.

Anyhow, we stuck around Big Meadows waiting for the sunset and hoping on the off-chance of a Buck or two coming out to join us. One of those things happened and the other didn’t. I’m sure you can figure that one out.

Here are two shots I made of stacked ridges at sunset. In a way, its a very typical scene throughout all of Appalachia, but I found the skies to be exceptionally red, so I’m quite happy with these.

More More More Great Falls!

September 25, 2008

Hey Folks,

Here’s the last of my Great Falls shots for the year. I swear! I won’t have any more mornings to spend at Great Falls until next year. I’m quite excited, actually. I’m just a few days away from beginning a massive photo trip. I’ll be leaving on the First of October, and getting back in Mid-December. I plan to photograph Autumn foliage throughout the Blue Ridge, Wildlife in Texas, and wintry desert scenes throughout the southwest. It’s going to be a marathon, and it’s going to put my dedication to test, but I know I can do it!

Be sure to check back for updates as I plan on updating as much as possible from the road.

Anyways, this photo was taken during the little “group outing” on September 14th. Joe, Chris, Pini, and I all made some quality images in the breaking fog at sunrise.

More More Great Falls!

September 24, 2008

Here’s a photo from one of my many Great Falls outings from this and last month. All morning the clouds looked like they were going to produce more dramatic light than this, but I’ll take it however it comes! Some ambitious work on CS3 really makes a shot stand out from time to time.

More Great Falls!

September 23, 2008

In this post you’ll see yet another shot from one of my many Great Falls sunrises with Chris Kayler. On this particular morning, the sky was fairly overcast, and the color never really came out any more then this. I still think this was a nice scene. It was on this morning that I came across a really attractive bit of lichens on the overlook rocks that I hope to utilize with better light.


September 22, 2008

I’ve been spending a ridiculous amount of time in preparation for a rather lengthy trip this fall and winter. I’ll be photographing autumn foliage throughout the Blue Ridge, Wildlife in Texas, and winter desert scenes throughout Arizona and Utah. My journey begins in the West Virginia highlands, and should wrap up around Capitol Reef NP, Utah. I’ll be out for over two months, and I absolutely can’t wait.

Anyhow, enough about that. This is yet another Great Falls shot from the trip with Joe, Chris, and Pini. I used the backlit fog to my advantage, and composed with a somewhat unique composition (for me, at least.

Pectoral Sandpiper (I think?)

September 21, 2008

Here’s the last of my shorebird shots for a while. I believe this is a Pectoral Sandpiper, but I am not sure. Feel free to let me know if I’m wrong!

Great Falls: Take 2

September 19, 2008

I like this version a bit more, now that I think about it.

Great Falls

September 18, 2008

Here’s a shot from a recent outing to Great Falls with Joe Rossbach, Chris Kayler, and Pini Goldman. It was quite foggy on the gorge when we arrived, but it cleared a half hour or so after the sun rose. This is one of the few vertical compositions I tried. I wish the fog broke up a few minutes earlier, but I’m happy with this shot regardless.

Semipalmated Sandpiper

September 17, 2008

This one, like many recent shots, is from Conneaut, Ohio. I photographed this little one for a while, and it allowed me to get so close that I was within my minimum focusing distance. That little bit of grass in it’s mouth is what makes the photo for me.

Another Killdeer

September 16, 2008

The title pretty much sums this one up. I really liked this defensive pose taken by this Killdeer.


September 13, 2008

Here’s another from Conneaut, Ohio. I’m almost done with posting shorebird images, I promise. I haven’t really gotten out too much lately, and for the few times I have, I haven’t produced many good images.

Anyway, I really like the grass in this shot. Let me know what you think!


September 7, 2008

Atlantic Brown Pelican- Incoming

September 6, 2008

Here’s an older shot from this Spring. I’ve been going through old images, and as usual, I somehow didn’t notice this one. I really like the position of the wings here. Even though I shot over 600 images that evening, I didn’t get any more like this.

Calling Killdeer

September 3, 2008

Hope I’m not boring all of you with the shorebird shots but there are still a few more that I want to share! This Killdeer wasn’t happy about another Killdeer in the area, and didn’t hesitate to make it known. I really like the color of the grass in this one.

Immature Black-Crowned Night Heron

September 2, 2008

Here’s another of the many photos you’ll see on here from my weekend in Conneaut. This youngster flew in when we were concentrating on photographing the Sora’s I mentioned earlier. I’m sure you can imagine the conflict in my mind. I just made the most of both opportunities and walked away with what I consider strong images of each!

September’s featured portfolio on Photoportfolios.net!

September 1, 2008

Hi everybody,

I’m happy to say that my portfolio on Photoportfolios.net will be featured this month!