October 1, 2019

     Hurricane Irma blew through northern Florida in early September 2017.  A flight to Orlando was in order to visit family - Charlottesville to Philadelphia to Orlando.  If you don't fly very often, it's always a reminder of how open and yet how crowded the country is, and how it changes.  The window seat on an Airbus A320 provided the opportunity to capture these aerial photos....

July 1, 2019

     The beaches of Corolla, N.C., cover some 20 miles along the northern Outer Banks of Currituck County.  About 5,000 vacation rental houses dot the landscape. A summer population of tourists escape to Corolla from cities along the east coast.  Duck, Kitty Hawk, and Nags Head lie to the south.  Corolla is remote enough to separate your mind from the cares of daily life, and yet co...

January 1, 2019

      Sometimes the world paints a picture for you and all you have to do is frame it. The local YMCA in Orlando painted the picture, and all it took was a walk around the building to frame it. The rules were simple. If it's red, frame it. You can't have too much red in a picture. And if there's a little geometry, that helps too. And if you have all the primary colors, well, enough said. Someone a...

April 15, 2018

     There are two can’t miss shutter stops on I-95 between Virginia and Florida: South of the Border and any fireworks store. Pick one or the other, and, night or day, you'll find something to frame in vivid color. SOB is a living postcard from a bygone era. It's been on the NC/SC border for nearly 70 years. It's a melange of eateries, tourist shops, them park attractions, and a motel. Somehow, i...

April 1, 2018

     New Smyrna Beach is a miles long stretch of prime north Florida ocean front real estate. As you come across the causeway to the beach, you land on Flagler Avenue, and at the end of Flagler Avenue, you end up at The Breakers Restaurant, the gateway to the beach. You pay a fee and drive onto the sand. You don’t have to park and haul your gear to the ocean.  Just drive onto the sand, open up the...

March 15, 2018

     What do you do when you've got another 10 hours of sitting in a car on I-95 South? Naturally, you point the camera out the window. You don't even have to frame the shot, or focus it. Just shoot. See what you get. Change lenses, change aperture, change shutter speed, set auto focus, or zone focus. It doesn't matter. It's all rather random. Wait for some light and color, point an...

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