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Falls of Hills Creek

September 06, 2021 - Tucked away in the center of West Virginia is a trio of waterfalls called the "Falls of Hills Creek". Above is the middl...
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January birds

January 08, 2021 - I recently came across a bald eagle here in Washington, D.C. I was very excited to see it and have my camera with me! I...
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Autumn in Rock Creek Park

November 05, 2020 - Autumn is now in full swing here in Washington, D.C. The leaves take a little longer to turn here because the weather st...
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Summer in Shenandoah

July 20, 2020 - My family and I recently stayed near Luray, which is a small Virginia town just outside of one of the main entrances to...
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Going wide at Rock Creek Park

June 21, 2020 - So, I got a new ultra-wide angle lens, the Fujinon XF8-16mmF2.8 R LM WR. I've been very excited to play with it. 8mm is...
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Chincoteague

October 28, 2019 - Recently, my family and I made a trip to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island in Virginia. The...
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Birds and Critters

September 20, 2019 - Recently, I went hiking with my family at Huntley Meadows. It's a great place to see wildlife near Washington, D.C. Howe...
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Kilgore Falls

February 26, 2019 - Last week, I decided to head out and visit someplace new. So, I went to Kilgore Falls in the Falling Branch area of Rock...
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Full Wolf Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse

January 27, 2019 - Last Sunday night, we experienced an unusual lunar event. We had a total lunar eclipse of a full supermoon. It was absol...
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Chasing Autumn at Catoctin

November 30, 2018 - Congress was out of session in October to give members time to campaign for the November election. I took a few vacation...
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Green October

November 15, 2018 - In mid-October, I made the trek over to Shenandoah very early in the morning. It was a beautiful morning. Well, all morn...
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Above the mountains and clouds

October 30, 2018 - In September, I took my family hiking in Shenandoah. It was a cloudy day, which made for some pleasant hiking. Here's a...
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Great Falls after a Summer Rain

July 29, 2018 - We've been having a lot of rain lately. On Friday, it let up for a bit and I set out to see what Great Falls looked like...
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Dragonflies and telephotos

July 22, 2018 - Earlier this year, I purchased the Fujifilm XF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 R LM OIS WR Lens (yes, lens names are boring). It's a...
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Back to Blackwater Falls

October 24, 2017 - It's autumn and I returned to Blackwater Falls in West Virginia. The fall foliage was lovely and I captured some great s...
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A Yellow Spider

September 28, 2017 - I recently came across this giant black and yellow garden spider while hiking in Huntley Meadows. It is by far the large...
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Let's hike Bearfence Mountain

September 17, 2017 - At the end of August, I hiked to the top of Bearfence Mountain in Shenandoah National Park to shoot the sunrise. I had n...
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Summer water flowers

September 10, 2017 - The giant Victoria water-lilies bloom in August here in Washington, D.C. The leaves of the Victoria can grow up to almos...
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Butterfly

August 31, 2017 - On a recent visit to the National Arboretum, I noticed this butterfly and thought it would make for a couple of nice pho...
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Hawksbill Summit

July 18, 2017 - I recently had another opportunity to get out of town and do a bit of shooting. I knew right away that I wanted to visit...
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Autumn Color at the Potomac

November 13, 2016 - Here's another autumn sunrise. The fall foliage was just starting to turn when I took this photo and the clouds were ver...
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Golden colors of autumn at Dark Hollow Falls

October 30, 2016 - When I was last in Shenandoah, I shot some photos of Dark Hollow Falls. The tree canopy was a bright gold. I really like...
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A Waterfall and Wildlife

August 17, 2016 - Last week, I had a chance to visit Great Falls. I had a great time. The sunrise was beautiful and I got to see some wild...
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A Sunny Day at Kenilworth

July 26, 2016 - A couple of weeks ago, I went to Kenilworth to shoot the lotus flowers. While I was there, I also saw lots of dragonflie...
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Sunset at Harpers Ferry

August 19, 2014 - I recently visited Harpers Ferry in West Virginia. Harpers Ferry is an historic town and national park. It resides at th...
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Winter twilight at Great Falls

January 09, 2013 - I started of the new year with a visit to one of my favorite locales, Great Falls in Virginia. It's a huge waterfall on...
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Bear Rocks Preserve

October 19, 2012 - While I was in West Virginia shooting waterfalls and sunsets in Blackwater Falls State Park, I heard about Bear Rocks Pr...
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Autumn sunset at Lindy Point

October 18, 2012 - When planning my recent visit to Blackwater Falls State Park in West Virginia, my first goal was to get a great shot of...
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Blue Ridge Mountains

September 14, 2012 - If you've ever wondered why they're called the "Blue Ridge Mountains," here's a good answer: I took this photo a few we...
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Summer at Dark Hollow Falls

September 12, 2012 - I read that Dark Hollow Falls in Shenandoah National Park is the most popular waterfall in the park. If that's true, I c...
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Chincoteague

September 03, 2012 - My wife and I recently visited Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge on Assateague Island in Virginia. The biggest attra...
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Sunset at Huntley Meadows

August 06, 2012 - I was in a good mood on Thursday and decided it might be fun to go out and shoot a sunset at Huntley Meadows. It's not t...
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A midsummer sunrise

July 15, 2012 - I've heard a lot of great things about Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. I've seen some really great wildlife photos...
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The beaver lodge

July 12, 2012 - On a hot summer's day at the beginning of July, I went out to Cedarville State Forest to shoot some photos of the swamp.
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Dawn at Great Falls

May 28, 2012 - On Sunday, I visited Great Falls to photograph the sunrise. It was a beautiful warm day and I got some great photos. Gre...
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Sunrise near South River Falls

May 13, 2012 - A week ago, I set out for South River Falls in Shenandoah National Park to shoot the sunrise and the falls. I think the...
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May Day Trillium

May 06, 2012 - Last Monday, I got my hands on the new Nikon D800. I've been waiting to buy this camera for more than a year. It's an ex...
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Tuolumne Meadows

October 02, 2011 - High up at 8,600 feet in the Sierra Nevadas, Tuolumne Meadows is one of the more beautiful locations in Yosemite. The me...
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Half Dome with Purple Skies

September 22, 2011 - I took this photo of Half Dome just after sunset at Glacier Point. It's a beautiful place to watch the sun set. The sun...
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Stretching out at 7,800 feet

September 20, 2011 - After visiting Glacier Point in Yosemite, my wife and I decided to hike to Taft Point. It's a less frequently visited lo...
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Morning in Yosemite Valley

September 05, 2011 - In continuation of my series on Yosemite, here are a few photos from Yosemite Valley. I took the following photo in the...
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Sunburst over Yosemite Valley

August 30, 2011 - Here's another sunrise shot of Yosemite Valley taken from Tunnel View. I took this photo just as the sun crested over th...
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