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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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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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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Destination: Your Back Yard

As I mentioned a few months back, my family and I recently pulled up stakes and moved to a new-to-us house in a new-to-us state. It was quite an adventure to sell one house, buy another, and do an interstate move in the middle of a pandemic, but we are happily on the other side […]

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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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