Author: Paul

I was in downtown Charlotte today, attending some meetings. During one of my breaks, I noticed the sunshine and the dust being kicked up by the construction worker as he worked to sand the new concrete slab that they had just poured the other day. I watched as people crossed the street. Some dodged it by crossing a block away, others simply walked through. This lady was having none of it and covered her nose and mouth. Score one for…

One of the interesting things about travel is that, if you want to, you get to learn quite a bit about local customs and how people solve problems. A couple of days after I arrived in San Miguel, Neils asked if I had had any problem near my hotel, with roof dogs. I paused, thought for a moment, wondering if perhaps his Canadian accent had thrown me off (eh?), and admitted that I had no idea what a “roof dog”…

Sometimes, there’s a philosophical split between being a homeowner and a photographer, in particular, where lawn care is concerned. It’s spring and all manner of plants are starting their growth cycle. Trees are blossoming, grass is turning green, and of course, the weeds are a growin’. My back yard is filling with henbit, a springtime weed that dies back as the weather gets warmer. Today, I was in the backyard enjoying the warm temperatures, noticing the bees buzz back and…

A case of right place, right time, looking in the right direction. This is Emma, a barn owl. Emma wasn’t quite satisfied with the perch that they had placed her on, so she opted for a bit of higher ground. She took flight and landed on the roof. Of course, she was tethered, but that didn’t matter. She got to spend a few seconds on the roof, certainly less than a minute, before they coaxed her down again. I just…

I will admit that when I got the invite for Photo Wild, I blanched a little at the $90 price tag. It was just a little, certainly not enough to deter me from going. Leading up to the event, the weather was not looking very promising. After a few e-mail exchanges about the weather between Amber, the Raptor Center’s bird curator, and the photographers, we decided to brave the elements. The forecast was for somewhere between 60 – 70% chance…

Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy and popularized by a play written by John Guare. Those of you who have been visiting for a while…

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