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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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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One Shot: A View From the Top

I found myself in a New York state of mind today, and naturally photographs are an excellent way for me to revisit a place, if only in my imagination. I can feel the setting sun and the breeze when I put myself back into this photo, a southward view from the 86th-floor observation deck of […]

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One Shot: Aerial Myrtle Beach

I think a cardinal rule of photography is that to make interesting images, you often need to find an unusual point of view on your subject. Sometimes that means getting down low, or zooming in close, or using a lens or focal length that causes distortion. And sometimes it means hopping into a helicopter and […]

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One Shot: Dulce Et Decorum Est

We photographers are lovers of light, and of patterns, and of colors and lines and textures. As such, some places we walk into simply make our jaws drop, and inspire a range of feelings. Simple awe for one, excitement for the opportunity to try to capture that place in a photograph–and a bit of trepidation […]

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One Shot: Golden Hills

One gorgeous fall day, I spent the afternoon driving a winding route through the Sequoia National Park in central California. On my way back towards Ducor and Bakersfield, the road took me through this gorgeous golden glade of grassy foothills and scattered trees, beautifully lit by the lowering western sun. I couldn’t resist pulling over […]

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