Tag: nature

Being Present

Being present when you are out in the field with your camera is so important for both the personal experience as well as opening up the creative mind. It is only human nature in modern society to have the brain constantly flitting about from one thought to the […]

Finding Your Purpose

Finding your purpose is a life-long ambition and that purpose is ever evolving. Finding your purpose helps you focus your time and energy in activities that fulfill that purpose and spend less effort on those that distract you on your journey. Think of the Monarch butterfly and its […]

Building a Portfolio

It’s hard to know where you’re going if you don’t know where you’ve been. In my previous post I suggest a great idea to rediscover yourself by reviewing your past images to select a few that really stand out. It’s a wonderful exercise to review your past work […]

Rediscovering Yourself

As a creative, we have ebbs and flows with inspiration. There are times where the ideas are boundless and there just isn’t enough time in the day to take action on them. Other times however it’s a barren wasteland where dust devils swirl around just barely tempting our […]

Birds & Blooms

The one place I can say one can get birds and blooms together each year is at the sunflower fields in Poolesville, Maryland at McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area. Three fields of sunflowers are planted each year to attract wildlife, and to support the Mourning Dove hunting season in […]

Lovely Lotus

Summer time is flower season and Maryland offers some beautiful fields of flowers that people travel from surrounding states to visit. The Lotus flowers at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens are truly spectacular and is an Eden in a large public-housing neighborhood. I was looking forward to my early morning […]

Lavender and Lensbaby

This past weekend I heard about a Lavender festival being held at Springfield Manor in Frederick, Maryland.For once I didn’t have a photography class I was holding, the house was clean, the paperwork done and the refrigerator was full of food so I could finally play hooky for […]

Pelicans on the Chesapeake Bay

Growing up in Florida with Brown pelicans all over the place, it’s hard to imagine that this Jurassic looking bird was once an endangered species. Due to over hunting and DDT pesticides by 1970 the Brown pelican was listed endangered by the Endangered Species Act and conservation efforts […]