Category Archives: Thoughts


A great start to the week

We had a great start to our week photographing Rocky Mountain Big Horned Sheep on the red rocks along Rt 26. Our big find of a group of over 30 sheep were long Trail Lake […]


A splendid morning at Lake Kussharo

I had a very fun week exploring Hokkaido over the Christmas holiday. While the weather did not cooperate fully for what I was looking for with the red crowned cranes, that gave me the opportunity […]


The Downy Woodpecker

The supports of Sax Zim Bog put out feeders for the non migratory birds. This draws the superstars of the show, various owls including barred, boreal, snowy, and northern hawk owls. They will return to […]


The Boreal Owl

Considered a “bucket list” bird for many, the boreal owl is one of the smaller and elusive owls in Sax Zim Bog. We drove around in the area where people indicated they saw the owl […]


The head shot – Red-crowned crane

Usually when you use a long lens, you want to try to isolate your subject. You can also have fun with a long lens to isolate part of your subject. In this case, I wanted […]


The flight shot

The unique benefit of going to Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge is the awesome New Mexico sunrise and sunset color with the snow geese and sandhill cranes. My favorite thing to do is to […]


Early to rise

Waking up early in the morning gives you the best rewards at #bosquedelapache Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. While the main goal at the refuge is to photograph #sandhillcranes and #snowgeese , the unique […]


Tis the Season

In South Florida, us natives wait for the influx of northern snowbirds (the ones that take the plane) to descend and clog up our freeways. What comes just before the holiday season are the northern […]


My New Nikkor 24mm PC-E Tilt Shift Lens

When I visit London, I always take a tube ride down to Pimlico to visit a really cool camera store that deals only in Nikon camera gear. Grays of Westminster has been around for a long […]


You Need Those Skies – A Lesson on B&W

Usually, when I am doing landscapes and the skies are less than ideal, I tend to lean with finishing my photo in B&W. This allows me to darken the sky and give it some character […]

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