I found a stunning waxwing resting on a branch

A waxwing resting on a branch

This is an image of a Waxwing on a branch. There probably are only a few things I like as much as capturing images and they are spending time with my family, fishing, and hunting. On this incredibly hot day
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Have you seen a Beautiful Wild Tiger Lily?

Wild tiger lilies
Wild Tiger Lilies growing in West Virginia

Some times as much as you want to plan and prepare for a shoot you see something that you must just stop and shoot, as was the case in these wild tiger lilies.These wild flowers were almost begging
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one frantic old squirrel guarding his knot in a tree

Grey squirrel in a tree
A gray squirrel guarding the watering knot in WV

Squirrel guarding the watering knot the park what can I say. If you hang around in a park for any amount of time you will see some pretty incredible things. The most peculiar this day was the squirrel at
the watering knot. I had to try to capture an image of this for my photo gallery.
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How to find that one stunning artwork on a tight budget

1970 Chevy Chevelle SS 396
an awesome example of a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 396

So you have an empty area on the wall in your home and you want a “statement piece” of art in that area, but you are on a very tight budget, what do you do?

Well you can go down to the local
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See the breathtaking natural wonder of Cathedral Falls

Digital art Cathedral falls
Late summer Cathedral Falls digital art

West Virginia has a bunch of natural beauty Cathedral falls is one of those places. I really enjoy the serene surroundings the Cathedral falls. This is the same waterfall in an earlier post that I spoke about climbing
up. I actually did climb
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I found one blissful caterpillar hiding in the bushes

White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar
 White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar in a bush

This is a black and white image of a White Marked Tussock Moth Caterpillar (Orgyia leucostigma). I always find it interesting that I find some of the most interesting images when I am not out specifically looking to shoot a specific subject. I guess it just goes to reason
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How to capture amazing images of birds: Part 2

Key Area One

Why are the eyes the key?

 bald eagle in a tree

One of the key areas to focus on in any bird image is the eyes. Now realize some birds do not have pupils or have very dark or black eyes. In those cases, you cannot focus on the eyes. After all if the bird, like this Continue reading “How to capture amazing images of birds: Part 2”

How to capture amazing images of birds: Part 1

bald eagle 2

What does it take to capture a fantastic bird image?

Many people ask “what does it take to create a great image of a bird”? There are several things to consider when going out on an expedition to capture images of a specific bird and what makes for a “great photograph”.

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An electric image of a horse in the stable

horse electric image
One of the stylings that I really enjoy is electric images. This is a horse in a stable electric image.

I really dig electric images the styling, in my opinion, adds something special to a standard photograph. The styling itself falls into the mixed media art category.

Mixed media by definition is two or more styles or types of art combined into one “document” to create a work of art.
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One of the best waterfalls is southern WV, Cathedral falls

upper portion of Cathedral falls
The to 35-30 feet of the 100+foot Cathedral falls in West Virginia

Whether you are a waterfall lover or not this photograph is stunning. Just as stunning as the image is so is the story behind it

Anyone who knows me personally can tell you I am absolutely and totally afraid of two things snakes and heights. This image though was just too good to let slide.
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