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Turn Your Life Into a Story

March 12, 2015 - "If you don't turn your life into a story, you just become a part of someone else's story." Terry Pratchett from The Am...
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I Stayed

February 26, 2015 - As the last person left the beach, I stayed. As the clouds rolled in threatening very little to see for sunset, I stayed...
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Maine Blizzard of 2015

January 27, 2015 - I was itching to play, to explore, and to seek a mini adventure from my home base in Thorndike, Maine. So I bundled up,...
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180 Degrees

January 26, 2015 - In my last post " Winter's Ocean Blue," I talked about Sand Beach and shared a photograph captured by standing along the...
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Creative Extremists

January 20, 2015 - In the words of MLK: "The question is not whether we will be extremists, but what kind of extremists we will be... the...
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Fearless Sharing

January 13, 2015 - I recently spent time photographing the sunset on Half Mile Beach at Reid State Park. I had visited in December and was...
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Happy 2015 Adventure Year To You

January 01, 2015 - I spent the holiday quietly resting and recovering from a wicked cold so stepped away from writing a bit. I am back and...
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Life is Like A Camera

December 05, 2014 - I am not sure where or from whom the quote below originates, but it was shared with me earlier today during a time of tr...
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Shannon Falls: Changing Point of View

August 15, 2014 - Adventure, play, and photography are my favorite ways to explore the natural world and continue to develop my photograph...
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Choosing Experiences: Borestone Mountain Take Two

July 01, 2014 - My first trip to Borestone Mountain Audubon Sanctuary was in early May. I was surprised as the mountain greeted me with...
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Summer is Here!

June 20, 2014 - As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, "do what we can, summer will have its flies." Summer begins tomorrow and with that I a...
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Cairn's View

June 17, 2014 - I have hiked in Camden Hills State Park many times often from the Mount Battie/ Mount Megunticook entrance. This time I...
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Turning My Back on the Setting Sun

June 12, 2014 - Recently on an unseasonably warm day in Maine (mid to high 80's and humid!), I left work and raced home to grab my camer...
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Returning Home

June 02, 2014 - Often the ocean takes my interest, yet on this particular evening it was the wet lands. At first the color was rather mu...
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Sun Lit Farmland

May 19, 2014 - Bradbury Mountain State Park, one of Maine's five original state parks, is easy to access all year round and is a great...
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Get Ready and Wait For It

May 13, 2014 - A lot of people talk about the right camera, the best lens, and getting the perfect exposure. My tip for any outdoor, ad...
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Cloud Obsession

May 03, 2014 - It was an immaculate day admiring the beautiful stratocumulus clouds stretched across the landscape from Valley Peak in...
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Colors of the Spirit

April 12, 2014 - "Nature always wears the colors of the spirit." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Rays of Light

March 31, 2014 - Midday was spent at Kettle Cove and Crescent Beach State Park playing in the ocean and exploring the beach. It was a ver...
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A Ghost Appearance at Golden Hour

March 16, 2014 - A late afternoon adventure landed us near Todd's Point and the edge of Half Mile Beach at Reid State Park in Georgetown,...
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Breaking Through

March 11, 2014 - I often find myself deciding where to photograph based on what I am seeking from the trip. Am I looking for mountains, o...
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Ocean Slice

March 06, 2014 - Early morning light along the beach at Reid State Park. The angle of the beach sand is angled to lead the eye to the ene...
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Wonderland, Acadia National Park

February 10, 2014 - As Ansel Adams once said, "Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art."...
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Fresh with Possibility

February 04, 2014 - I spent the first sunrise of the year atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. As it just so happens, I found mys...
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Lead me to the Mountains

January 29, 2014 - Maine's route 26 leads to Grafton Notch State Park and the beautiful Mahoosuc Range. Known by many Appalachian Trail thr...
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An Attempted Ascent & the Five Strikes Rule

January 28, 2014 - Table Rock located in Grafton Notch State Park is a 1.4 mile trail (accessible by snowshoes in the winter) that leads to...
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Old Speck Alpenglow

January 27, 2014 - It's Mountain Monday. It only seems right to kick off the week with my recent view from the trailhead parking lot as Old...
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Morning Waves at Reid State Park

January 14, 2014 - Over the weekend, I set my sunrise sights on a beach day exploration at Reid State Park. I have to admit, this was my fi...
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Winter View of the Dead River

January 11, 2014 - It was a crisp, winter morning as James and I headed out along the Dead River Trail at Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in...
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Jordan Pond & Jack Frost

January 06, 2014 - After a sub zero sunrise to mark the first of the year, it was welcoming to feel the warmth of the sun hit my face bring...
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Nation's First Sunrise From Cadillac Mountain

January 01, 2014 - There was no way I was going to let the extremely cold sub zero temperatures in Maine convince me that this was not a go...
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Maine Ice Storm: A Pup Landscape

December 26, 2013 - James and I have been exploring the local area where we have been visiting family and friends in Maine. A vacant lot acr...
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'Tis the season to simplify

December 02, 2013 - "Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify." Henry David Thoreau
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Quiet Contemplation with a Tree

November 11, 2013 - I have found great joy in stopping to admire my surroundings and to reflect and daydream. I am not sure if anything ener...
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Colorful Fall Tree Landscapes

October 22, 2013 - Both images were shot in the early afternoon when the sun was still high in the sky. A polarizer and graduated neutral d...
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Mount Phillip take two: Once the sun was down

October 16, 2013 - In my last post, I shared a sunset vista of Mount Philip. From a similar vantage point, this image was created after the...
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Mount Phillip Fall Vista

October 14, 2013 - It was a race to the top of Mount Phillip (Kennebec Highlands, Maine) as the daylight was quickly fading on Friday eveni...
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First of Fall in Maine

October 06, 2013 - Welcome Fall! It has been way too long since I have been sharing photographs. I must admit I have not been out as much a...
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Get "Distracted", Hike to the Stream

September 07, 2013 - When you hike, do you pick a trail and follow it from start to finish? I usually start with a plan for the trail(s) I wi...
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Sargent Mountain, Acadia National Park & a Friendly Hello

August 05, 2013 - "The mountains are calling and I must go." ~ John Muir Just as the quote by Muir so simply states, the mountains of Aca...
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One Virginia beachfront sunset, two photographs

July 03, 2013 - Two perspectives on a quickly setting sun at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. I visited the beach earlier in the d...
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Wave takes flight in Acadia National Park

June 28, 2013 - Wave takes flight over rocky coast at Schoodic Point. Acadia National Park, Maine
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In Between Storms, The Stream Came Alive!

June 11, 2013 - My first trip to the Kennebec River Rail Trail led to a blissful afternoon of running and photography. Exploring on foot...
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Along My Run

June 03, 2013 - Follow me on Instagram to see this and other images. Tonights theme "Along My Run." (I am considering this as a longer s...
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Maine Barn: A Sunny Day in China

May 26, 2013 - Hello from Maine! Thank you for waiting patiently while I have been in the midst of a big transition and move from Maryl...
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Great Blue Heron

March 15, 2013 - The Great Blue Heron is a common inhabitant at Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge, however getting close enough to ta...
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The Calm of the Beach

March 08, 2013 - [Full Size Image: 500px.com/photo/27693837] "La Calma de la Playa" or "The Calm of the Beach" was a recent image create...
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Stratus Halo

March 06, 2013 - As the sun rose into the sky a single halo shaped stratus cloud perched above the cumulous clouds resting on the horizon...
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Eden's Twilight

February 04, 2013 - [Full Size Image: 500px.com/photo/25092181] Standing on the embankment from the Garden of Eden, looking out towards Bal...
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Awakening Tahoe

January 30, 2013 - Today is a day of remembrance of "Bunny" who was someone very special to me and who is greatly missed. She loved the wat...
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Peeking Mountain Top

January 21, 2013 - One of my favorite things about hiking in the mountains is the way the weather can change quickly and drastically as was...
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Assateague Lighthouse

January 09, 2013 - While visiting Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge (for the first time) I decided to spend the early morning (post sun...
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Banff Part VII: Lake Louise and Series Farewell

December 20, 2012 - This is the final post in the seven part series on Banff National Park. I want to thank those of you who have followed...
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Banff Part VI: Scouting Yoho National Park

December 18, 2012 - After hiking for several days in Banff National Park, we made an impromptu decision to take a day and visit nearby Yoho...
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Banff Part V: Parker Ridge and Rampart Creek Hostel

December 10, 2012 - In early November I talked a little bit about hiking Parker Ridge on my post about the importance of having a second set...
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"Work the Picture"

December 05, 2012 - "Work the picture. Sometimes it's the first shot, but often it's the last." This is a quote from Michael Melford at a re...
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California Sunset from Chimney Beach

December 02, 2012 - The sun setting from a view point at Chimney Beach. Lake Tahoe (California) was just beyond the rocks. Another weekend c...
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Banff Part IV: Johnston's Canyon Waterfalls and The Ink Pots

November 29, 2012 - Johnston's Canyon is a well known attraction in Banff National Park (Alberta, Canada). On this particular September morn...
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Banff Part III: Early Fall Snow Along Wilcox Pass

November 27, 2012 - Wilcox Pass is an 8 km trail (round trip) located at the Columbia Icefields (along the Icefields Parkway between Banff a...
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Henry House at The Battlefields of Manassas

November 12, 2012 - I spent the afternoon viewing photographs at Nature Visions (a Virginia Camera Club Photography Expo). It was a wonderfu...
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Delicate Arch Sunbeam

November 09, 2012 - Delicate Arch is an iconic image photographed by many talented photographers. As is often the case, I had a very limited...
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Remember To #VOTE

November 06, 2012 - Today is the day. Make your voice heard. Go #VOTE and offer to take a friend, co-worker or neighbor to the polls with yo...
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Banff Part II: Second Set of Eyes

November 05, 2012 - After our week long adventure in Banff, my partner in life really added to his resume Outdoor Photography Assistant Extr...
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Maine Autumn Wedding: Matt & Kim's Ceremony in Brownfield, Maine

September 30, 2012 - Just about one week ago, we travelled to the border of Maine and New Hampshire, to Brownfield, Maine, to celebrate the w...
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The Canadian Rockies and the BIG Crash!

September 25, 2012 - Tons of travel and adventure to share! I had every intention to tweet throughout my trip to the Canadian Rockies and the...
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Golden Details Along Waters Edge

August 09, 2012 - "Simplicity is the glory of expression." Walt Whitman
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Lakefront Sunrise Silhouette

July 26, 2012 - Photography Tip: Seek to find a few places that you enjoy and can visit regularly. This is important for a few reasons....
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Beach Weather

June 21, 2012 - Summer has arrived and it is a hot and humid day here in the Washington D.C. Metro Area. A recent photo taken on a beach...
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Taking Flight at Sunrise

May 04, 2012 - Having a very early morning flight means getting up in the middle of the night to get to the airport. On the upside it a...
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Pioneer Trail at Sunset

April 10, 2012 - Celebrating small milestones with my 50th blog post of a recent sunset hike along the Pioneer Trail in Montgomery County...
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Brookside Gardens: An Evolving Spring Landscape

March 28, 2012 - Brookside Gardens located in nearby Wheaton, Maryland is so much fun to visit this time of year. The peaceful atmosphere...
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