Shots with Randy

Dog Beach Del Mar, CA

Favorite Images of 2018: A Look Back

The end of each year, or the beginning, is a good time to look back at the year that was. It is a time to think about what went well, where improvement can be made, and consider what impact you want to make in the year ahead. During 2018 we traveled to South Carolina, California, … Continue reading Favorite Images of 2018: A Look Back

Merry Christmas

The Essence of Christmas

Here we are, Christmas Eve. We haven't sent Christmas cards this year. It's not that we didn't want to, or didn't plan to, but I'm not even sure it's a thing anymore. There are so many alternative ways to communicate that sending anything in the mail... Well, it just isn't done. Besides, I'm not even … Continue reading The Essence of Christmas

Old Car

Hitting the Backroads for November Outtakes

Today, December 19, I am working on images I made back in September and using them for my November Outtakes. That should give you a little idea just how big my backlog of images is. And I am just getting started. Working backwards from the present means that my most recent images, on which I … Continue reading Hitting the Backroads for November Outtakes

Yellow leaves on a rock

October Outtakes – Images Tell the Story of the 10th Month

It is time for my October Outtakes. Starting this month I will be posting a few images made during the previous month. In spite of calling them outtakes they are not necessarily bloopers. For the October Outtakes I am showing images from two events. One at the beginning of the month, the other near the … Continue reading October Outtakes – Images Tell the Story of the 10th Month

Carolina Wren

Carolina Wren Survives Crash with Window

Thump! Dog barking... Repeated thumps with movement on the back porch. Sunday afternoon football on television interrupted. Went out to the back porch to see what the commotion was and saw a Carolina Wren flying around the screened porch in search of an escape. I did my best to assist. Unsuccessfully. Quiet. Where did the … Continue reading Carolina Wren Survives Crash with Window

Windmills

Flexible for the Wind

Be Flexible One of the first lessons a photographer learns is to be flexible. A few months before moving to Georgia I went to a wind farm to photograph the rising of a full moon. It was somewhat overcast, but I went to the meet-up with the group of photographers anyway with the hope that … Continue reading Flexible for the Wind

Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

A short post this time around. Short because the real post is an Adobe Spark Page linked below. Spent a recent (7/16/18) morning visiting Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. It was a great visit, but I will definitely need to return to see what I missed and to hike around some more. Of the 15 … Continue reading Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park

Whimbrel at Del Mar Beach

Walking on the Beach in Del Mar

We were vacationing in Del Mar, California last month, enjoying walks on the beach everyday and a few travels around San Diego. We spent one day in Pasadena to see the latest show our son was working on. Even though there were a few other things we did, this year our vacation was really about … Continue reading Walking on the Beach in Del Mar

Bluebird with mealworm

Productivity: Getting Things Done by Focusing

An interesting title coming from a photographer. It came about because that is exactly what I have been doing the past couple days. Focusing... ...which has resulted in... Productivity. Focus Right now I'm taking a break to write this from a bunch of processing of images in my backlog. As I plodded along in my … Continue reading Productivity: Getting Things Done by Focusing

Bluebird fledglings

Bluebird Teaches a Lesson on Life Outside the Box

When we moved into our house last August there was already a Bluebird nesting box in the backyard. As spring approached, we bought some bird feeders, some birdseed and dried meal worms, and enjoyed watching as a variety of birds visited our yard. We enjoyed visits from thrushes, finches, sparrows, woodpeckers, wrens, cardinals, blackbirds, robins, … Continue reading Bluebird Teaches a Lesson on Life Outside the Box

Starr's Mill

Starr’s Mill – Improve Your Photography by Going Back

About this time last year I posted about a visit I made to Starr's Mill. A lot can happen, and a lot can change, in a year. Before last year's visit to Georgia moving here was not even a remote thought. It wasn't until several weeks after my visit, in May, that we pulled the … Continue reading Starr’s Mill – Improve Your Photography by Going Back

mason jar light

You can’t hide light in a mason jar

Originally posted: October 2013 Hiding Light "No one lights a lamp and hides it in a jar," says Jesus (Luke 8:24). Duh...It wouldn't make much sense to turn on a light and then keep everyone in the dark. That's why I put my light in a mason jar. But we all do it, hide our … Continue reading You can’t hide light in a mason jar

snowy morning

Our Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland in the Backyard You might know, we recently had a little bit of winter weather here in Georgia. Before the snow arrived it had been unseasonably warm. Snow fell throughout the night on Friday and by the time morning rolled around two to three inches had fallen at our house. Almost all of … Continue reading Our Winter Wonderland

Yellow Squash - after

Daily Practice with Yellow Squash

Who takes a trip to the gulf coast and makes images of yellow squash at a farmer's market? I do! And why would I do that? Practice. Daily Practice Something I have always tried to do is practice my art everyday. Some days it means going out and shooting images. On other days it is … Continue reading Daily Practice with Yellow Squash

Lake Zwerner, Georgia

3 Tips for Fall Color on a North Georgia Trip

It's our first autumn living in the southeast. Georgia to be specific. Coming from California we really only knew two seasons, and depending on where you lived the two could have various names. Hot / Not Hot Dry / Wet Fire / Not Fire Shakey / Still The only leaves we saw change were the … Continue reading 3 Tips for Fall Color on a North Georgia Trip

Old Tin Gin

Old Tin Gin: Photo of the Day

Every Photo Has a Story The other day Marcie and I went by the Old Tin Gin in Sargent, Georgia. It was something we had been wanting to do since we arrived here. As we drove by at the end of the final leg of our cross-country journey we saw flags surrounding the building that … Continue reading Old Tin Gin: Photo of the Day