Author: Paul

I’ve marked this as one of my favorites. There’s no telling when a particular photo will speak to me, but this one does because it has an association with it that I formed, while taking the shot, one of several from different angles. It was early, 6:35 AM by the timestamp, the sun still below the horizon. I was out on the beach, alone, enjoying the sound of the surf. I could see this sign in the distance, but I…

Hey! Calm down. Get your mind out of the gutter. I mean the joy of photographing trees in the morning. I just chose a shorter title; that’s all. This was my first trip to Hunting Island State Park, Beaufort, SC and it was kind of on a whim. I was having lunch with a friend of mine and he showed me a few pictures of him and his family at the beach. He mentioned that it was nice and that…

Sometime last year, while visiting my friend Richard, we were watching The Travel Channel. There was a show on: The Best Sandwich in America. Each week, from what I understand, 3 sandwiches are picked and the best of the three, moves on to be in the finals, or something like that. I wasn’t paying that much attention. One of the sandwiches that he tried was The Chicken Conquistador. He mentioned that it was from a little restaurant in Savannah, GA…

So, there I was standing on a floating dock, enjoying the slight movement of the dock as it moved, gently, up and down. I had my camera mounted, taking time exposures of the water within the marsh reeds. Suddenly, smile came across my face and a laugh escaped. I thought: How silly of me to have my camera mounted on a tripod, doing time exposures, while standing on what is essentially, a moving platform. After that small ‘epiphany’, I moved…

Big Sur, CA – June 2006 No. I’m not talking about my Spanish. It is still difficult! I’m talking about camera sensors. I was looking back through some of my shots that I took in 2006, this being one of them. I noticed, when viewed on the screen, full sized, that this photo has quite a bit of digital noise in it and looked a bit muddy in the shadows. I looked at the ISO, expecting to see something fairly…

In the world there is nothing more submissive and weak than water. Yet for attacking that which is hard and strong nothing can surpass it. ~Lao Tzu There’s just something about a stream cutting through rocks. Patient. Insistent. Effective.

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