Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

No, Cumberland Falls And Victoria Falls Are Not The Only Waterfalls Where You Can See Moonbows!

Night Photo of Moonbow at Rainbow Falls on Horsepasture River

Just saw this article from Newser. Got it from a link on USA Today. Don’t know anything about Newser, but I have to say I’m disappointed in USDA Today for linking to garbage. Are there no fact checkers left? So, the article claims that moonbows are reliably visible at only two places in the world: Cumberland Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, April 1st, 2016

Amazing Waterfall Discoveries!

In two months, my new North Carolina Waterfalls book will be out and everyone can finally see all the discoveries I’ve made since the last edition. I’ve been revealing a few of them periodically, but I’ve held back on the most amazing ones until now. I’m going to reveal the four most exciting discoveries I Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

The Last Great Epic Adventure In North Carolina

My friends love to use the word “epic” around me because they know I hate it. Everywhere I turn, I see the word used to describe this photo or that hike. It makes me cringe. I’ve seen a few epic photos—the Wright brothers’ first flight, Armstrong on the Moon, the napalm girl, and my favorite, Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, March 13th, 2015

More Wild Photo Night Adventures!

As I mentioned in a recent post, I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. One of the shows, which is about night photography, is in the current season and hasn't been available to view online until now. Watch Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Wild Photo Night Adventures!

I’m honored to have been a guest photographer on six episodes of Doug Gardner’s wildly popular Wild Photo Adventures TV show over the past five years. Two of those episodes include night photography. You can watch one of them below. The second one is part of the current season and won’t be available to watch Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A Night At A Waterfall

When you get a good night at a photo subject, it makes sense to shoot it in as many ways as possible. That’s especially true for some of the waterfalls that I hike to. When the subject is miles away from the nearest road, it’s not like I can just pop over any time I Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, August 29th, 2014

North Carolina Waterfalls Facebook Page

Light painting at waterfall

As some of you know, I am presently working on a complete revision to my North Carolina Waterfalls book. The new edition will contain some 800 waterfalls and will have color photos throughout. (What a concept—color photos!) The new book won’t be out until fall of next year, but in the meantime, I am sharing my Read more... you know you want to.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

With Night Photography, What You See Is Not What You Get

A painter is an artist who starts with a blank white canvas. A night photographer is an artist who starts with a blank black canvas. Fireflies and star trails shine in the sky above a cabin in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Night photography is different from shooting in the daytime in many ways. Of course, the Read more... you know you want to.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

My Kind Of Weather For Waterfalls!

Frozen waterfall

I had just about given up hope that my neck of the woods would ever see some decent winter temperatures, but this past week came through for me. By decent, I’m talking chilly. Not that 20s and 30s crap, but single digits and negative numbers. The kind of temps that produce the frozen waterfalls and Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Waterfalls at Night

Waterfall at night

Here are a couple waterfall shots I took recently. I’m just about to wrap up my new eBook about photographing waterfalls at night and this will be one of the book’s examples. If you look closely, you’ll notice that the sky looks the same in both shots. That’s because the sky is the same in both Read more... you know you want to.