Local Gems

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Spring is in the air, and folks are busy flipping through photography and travel magazines, looking at images from lots of intriguing destinations, and planning their photo trips for the year. Many intend to head to the scenic red rocks of the Southwest, to the forests and coastline of the Pacific Northwest, to various bird hotspots in the Southeast, to the many spring wildflower sights across the country, to the lighthouses and lobstering towns in Maine, or even to more far-flung destinations around the world. 

PHOTOSHOP CS6 … COOL NEW FEATURES

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Recently, Adobe announced the public availability of the Beta version of Photoshop CS6. Take a look here (http://timgrey.com/blog/2012/top-ten-new-features-in-photoshop-cs6-beta/) at Tim Grey’s blog and free online training piece about the top ten CS6 features that excite him the most. I personally am looking forward to the new content-aware move tool. This will allow one to easily apply a non-destructive adjustment to say a bird flight image so it appears the bird has sufficient space to fly into the image versus too close to an edge. Gone may be the days when one had to take time...

Washington DC Memories

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  Washington DC, Memories Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT ISBN 978-0-88150-986-1 $16.95 128 pages Hardcover   The 125 full-color photos in this photographic essay help you experience the iconic beauty, grandeur, and spectacular special events of our Nation’s Capital. Visit the monuments and memorials, including the inspiring new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; behold the treasures in our national museums; thrill at the thunderous July 4th fireworks; applaud the talented street performers along the National Mall; savor spring and the beautiful cherry blossoms surrounding the Tidal Basin; and hear lions roar at the National Zoo. Washington,...

Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis & Maryland’s Eastern Shore

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Photographing Baltimore, Annapolis, & Maryland’s Eastern Shore Countryman Press, Woodstock, VT ISBN 978-0-88150-960-1 $14.95 112 pages Paperback   This photography guide is a result of my explorations and the photo workshops I teach in and around Baltimore and Maryland. It provides equal coverage of urban sights, natural areas, and photogenic seasonal events. Whether you are a Marylander looking to discover more of the sights our state offers, a visitor hoping to capture some great shots during your travels, or a seasoned photographer seeking to expand your professional portfolio, this guide tells you where to find...

Happy to have a camera in hand again

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A string of family emergencies kept me busy for the past eight weeks: traveling to and from medical offices, visiting hospital patients, providing home health care, and keeping final vigil in a hospice center. My schedule precluded any photography and online activity, except for an occasional quick check of email. A day or two before I arrived back home, I developed a wicked sinus infection which knocked me out of commission for another week. Sunday Baltimore held its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, an event that always provides numerous fun photo opportunities. I filled my...

Topping the bestseller list

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What a thrill that would be – having a book on the best seller list. While I may have to wait for that experience, I am excited to tell you about the forthcoming publication of my two new books. The first book is entitled Washington DC Memories. The 125 full-color photos in this photographic essay help you experience the iconic beauty, grandeur, and spectacular special events of our Nation’s Capital. Visit the monuments and memorials, including the inspiring new Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial; behold the treasures in our national museums; thrill at the thunderous July 4th...

Wild Life Photography

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Winter along the Mid-Atlantic is the perfect time for wildlife photography. Migratory waterfowl are moving along the Atlantic Flyway to such gathering places as Bombay Hook NWR in Smyrna, DE, the inlet in Ocean City, MD, and Blackwater NWR near Cambridge, MD. Winter birds flock to many county and state parks, especially those near the Bay or other large bodies of water. Photographers will find plenty of wildlife photo opportunities along the Susquehanna River in Havre de Grace, North Point State Park in Baltimore County, Centennial Lake in Howard County, and the Patterson Park Boat...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011 – #2 and #1

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. These two images round out my top ten countdown. Baltimore is a very photogenic city. Conditions were optimal when I created this image at twilight on a cold January evening. The light was dramatic, and the thin coat of ice on the river provided a stunning reflection. Shoot your favorite subjects in various...

Countdown of favorite images from 2011 – #4 and #3

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Like many folks, I am busy reflecting on the year gone by and making plans for 2012. One thing I like to do at this time is select my favorite photos. Over the next few posts I will share these favorites with you. My top ten countdown continues with these images. I have several photos of Eastern box turtles in my image collection. I created this shot at Soldiers Delight NEA this past spring. Everything coalesced to make this my all-time favorite Eastern turtle photo. Thanks to its excellent markings and color, this was a...