An amazing view of the beautiful Soco double waterfalls in NC

SOCO falls in NC

Soco Waterfalls is a popular waterfall attraction outside of Maggie Valley, NC. There are a few things you should know before visiting this location. Continue reading “An amazing view of the beautiful Soco double waterfalls in NC”

a stunning bluejay resting in a tree

A Male Blue Jay resting in a tree. 

The Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata) resting on a branch. For me, there have been several birds that have been rather elusive to capture. The Blue Jay is one of those elusive
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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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The unbelievably stunning view on the up to Pikes Peak

Image from the Cog Railway train, half way up to pikes peak

This original image and the digital art was created from an image on the cog railway half way up Pikes Peak. Pikes Peak is just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado. There are only three ways to have the Pikes Peak experience you can hike to the top, drive the 19 miles or so to the top, or take the cog railroad.
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Amazing, It looks like a pair kissing camels

Kissing camels Rock formation
Kissing Camels is a rock formation in the Garden of the god’s city park in Colorado Springs, Colorado

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An image of the Kissing camels rock structure in Garden of the gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

It is almost heartbreaking to read and listen to the news about Colorado Springs, Colorado. A few years ago I made the trek to Colorado Springs and toured Garden of the gods.
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A time of peace in the Yadkin River’s backwaters

Tree reflection in the backwaters of the Yadkin River

North Carolina is known for two things, landscape – wise they are the mountains and the ocean or beach. People often forget the flora and fauna that exists in the 100 or so miles between them two distinctly
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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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The stunning purple of the Cardoon flower

a cardoon in bloom
the Cardoon is an edible European gourmet plant that was brought to America for the wealthy settlers.

The cardoon is an edible plant that was popular in Greek, Roman, and Persian cuisine. The plants were imported into the United States in the early 19th century. At that time it was admired for its
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