Saturday, January 21st, 2017

A Different Way To Photograph A Gate

Entrance gate at night

For a commercial assignment I recently worked on, the client asked for a specific shot of the gate at the entrance to their estate. I had already submitted several shots of the gate, but it was open in all of them. The client asked for a shot with the gate closed, so it would show Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Night Photos-Twilight

Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

The images on the “Night Photos” pages are selected from blog posts, but these pages include only a sampling of the relevant images. If you want to see all of the content for a certain topic, use the blog’s “Search” feature.

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

Saying Goodbye To Old Friends & Exploring New Frontiers

Orionid Meteor-Big Dipper-Venus-Blue Ridge Parkway-North Carolina

Note: I shot every image in this post from the same location. In this recent galactic post, I talked about exploring those “one of these days” places that we all drive by on the way to somewhere else. Well, now I want to talk a little bit about those “somewhere else” places that we’re always on Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2013

Space (Needle)-The Final Frontier

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

How many potential photo ops do you see all the time and then drive right by, thinking you'll check it out one of these days? You know, a dirt road you pass by on the way to a somewhere else, or an overlook on your favorite parkway that requires a short hike and you just Read more... you know you want to.

Friday, March 15th, 2013

Comet PanSTARRS and False Advertising

Comet PanSTARRS

I'm not a big fan of traditional advertising techniques, especially those that insult my intelligence, or lack thereof. Show me a baby that Warren Buffet turns to for investment advice, or try to play on the fact that I’m an ignorant redneck in order to get me to drink your watery excuse for a beer, Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Nightly Night Photo – Big Dipper On The Edge Of Blue Hour

Big Dipper in twilight sky

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Twilight To The Rescue

Haw River cotton mill

Had an assignment to photograph one of the old mill towns along the Haw River in North Carolina. It’s typical of these kinds of towns, in that it isn’t the most exciting place to photograph. Contributing to the problem is that this particular mill has been reborn as condos, shops, and parking lots. All the Read more... you know you want to.

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Today’s After Dark Photo – Twilight Reflections

Twilight reflections on Black River in North Carolina

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

Nocturnal Image of the Day – Venus and the Crescent Moon

Venus and crescent moon in twilight sky

New moon is a night photographer’s best friend. It’s the time to photograph the night sky and capture the stars and Milky Way in all their glory. And in the few days just before and just after the new moon, you have the bonus of a thin crescent moon in the twilight sky. In the days Read more... you know you want to.

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Twilight Dancing in My Mind

Seashells and twilight sky

The visions dancing in my mind The early dawn, the shades of time Twilight crawling through my windowpane From "Twilight" by ELO A favorite song from one of my favorite groups, supposedly ELO is singing about following under the spell of a woman, although I wonder if the real meaning is more about a drug-induced state of mind. Come Read more... you know you want to.