Day Tripping: Cumberland County, Virginia
Cumberland County, VA

I hit the road early this past Sunday morning for a proper wander–I had one initial destination in mind, and from there I thought I’d just explore and see where I ended up. And it turned out the answer was: Cumberland County, Virginia. It wasn’t a particularly long excursion, but I was pretty pleased with […]

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Virtual Travel: International Mystery TV

I don’t know about you, but real-world travel hasn’t been much of a thing for me in the past year or so, for hopefully obvious reasons. And this post would probably have been more welcome earlier in the whole pandemic lockdown cycle, but the idea just came to me, sorry! My wife and I like […]

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Gear Up: Canon EOS R6 First Thoughts

I’ve been using Canon dSLR cameras for about 15 years now–I started with a Rebel XT (350D), moved up to the 50D, and then to the 7D and then 7D Mark II. Over those 15 years I’ve put together a reasonably good collection of lenses as well, from modern Canon and third-party EF-mount lenses, to […]

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Up In The Air: Pipeline Walkway, Richmond VA

As I mentioned, I recently acquired a new toy: a DJI Mini 2 drone. This thing is amazing, and opens up a whole new world of exploration, photography, and videography too. I naturally had to take it for a test run at the James River Pipeline Walkway, one of my favorite spots in Richmond. Check […]

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Happy (Belated) New Year!

A new year is upon us and already speeding by, so I thought it might be a good time to think out loud here on the blog. I wanted to check in with where I am and where I’d like to go, with this site and otherwise. Feel free to skip this, of course, but […]

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One Shot: RVA Illuminates 2020
A nighttime view across the James River towards downtown Richmond, Virginia.

Every photo involves an element of timing. Sometimes you get lucky with timing, sometimes you can plan it. When I heard about RVA Illuminates, and saw that a full moon was coming up, I thought I’d try combining the two from a vantage point along the Manchester Floodwall. It was a chilly evening, but a […]

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Destination: Maymont Estate and Gardens, Richmond VA
Rocks and waterfall at Maymont in Richmond VA

Our new home is in the vicinity of Richmond, Virginia, a city rich in natural beauty and historical significance. But it seems Richmond’s crown jewel is the Maymont Estate and Gardens, a gorgeous combination of both nature and history. We’ve been several times and only begun to scratch the surface, so consider this merely an […]

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One Shot: Cherry Grove Pier, SC
A view down the Cherry Grove Pier in North Myrtle Beach SC.

Where the land ends, the sea begins. That’s true in plenty of places, of course, but here and there mankind has extended the land out into the sea, which can make for some great views! This is a fresh edit of a shot I took a few years ago, looking out to see down the […]

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