Winter birding in the backyard

Being a snowboarder and photographer brings mixed feelings about snow.  One part of me wants to make more turns in the pow-pow (powdery snow), while the other part is ready for water to flow and animals to come out.  On the weekdays, when a few hours on the mountain aren’t possible, I like to shoot…

Virginia Beach

I was born and bred in Virginia Beach, VA and couldn’t have this blog going without saying something about my hometown.  As it relates to travel, Virginia Beach is an excellent place for getting away on weekends.  The Shenandoah Mountains are only a 4 hour drive West along the Blue Ridge Parkway, Washington DC is…

Shooting in New River Gorge – what worked? What didn’t?

My latest photography trips to West Virginia were taken during the early fall of 2007, so please disregard the date this article was written. West Virginia is one of the most scenic places I’ve ever been to.  You could be standing on top of a mountain, admiring the view, then climb down the mountain to…

The Dragon – an amusement park for sports cars and motorcycles

On route 129 between North Carolina and Tennessee there is what looks like a short bypass on regular road maps, but it is anything but regular.  Innocent victims of these road maps can find themselves confronted by some of the most aggressive drivers the United States can dish out.  These are people who have come…

Smokey Mountains

There is a road between Tennessee and North Carolina called the Dragon which is basically an amusement park for sports cars and motorcycles.  I try to go at least once a year and sometimes I make it twice.  Imagine 318 curves in 11 miles with no driveways or intersections or stop signs.  It is just…

Great Falls, VA

When one thinks of Washington DC, the thoughts typically float around government.  When one thinks of nature in DC, Great Falls is one of those places those places that doesn’t usually come to mind.  Hopefully, you’ll think of visiting it next time you’re there.

Washington DC Zoo

I seem to head up to DC a lot these days.  It is actually a great place for photography, and not just the typical tourist attractions like the White House and national monuments.  The zoo is free to visit and there is no limit to the photography gear you can take.  Just be careful because…

Nashville, TN | March 2007

I went to a conference in Nashville (AAISP Conference for Automotive Internet Sales Professionals – now called the Digital Dealer Conference).  One evening I got out early to walk around Nashville with some friends who live there.  These are just some random shots from around the town.  All of these images were shot hand-held….even the…

West Virginia – New River Gorge Photo Meet | October 2007

On this trip I ended up having more fun taking everyone around to the various spots we had scoped out in September.  I didn’t take as many pictures because I felt like I had already gotten some good ones from the last trip.  Due to the drought, we were expecting more colors in the foliage,…

West Virginia – New River Gorge | Sep 2007

To see the full gallery CLICK HERE. I took a road trip with a buddy to scope out some places for a fall photography meet.  Out of all the places on the East Coast we could have gone, West Virginia sounded like the most scenic and least expensive to visit.  The foliage was just starting…