Wander: Northern Virginia and Maryland

I set out for an all-day wander up to northern Virginia, and then across the Potomac River to the Nanjemoy area of Maryland. Along the way I stopped at the Neabsco Creek Boardwalk, Leesylvania State Park, and the Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay, with a quick stop near the site of John Wilkes Booth’s death […]

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Destination: Halloween Haunt at Kings Dominion, Doswell VA

I know Halloween 2021 is a memory now, and we’re on to thinking about the next round of holidays. But a couple days before Halloween I checked out the Halloween Haunt at the Kings Dominion theme park in Doswell VA, and made a video about it. So let’s revisit the spooky for a little bit, […]

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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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