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Pet Photography - Theme "Get Close"

April 13, 2018 - This week's pet photography theme is 'get close' so I decided to grab my macro lens and take some close up photographs s...
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A dog photo session with Bailey

April 08, 2018 - This week's blog post is about a dog photograph session. Sometimes we arrive to photograph a pet aka dog and find that t...
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Pet Photography - Theme Leading Lines....

April 06, 2018 - As we continue our weekly pet photography blog, this week is the 14th week of 2018! Can you believe how fast this year i...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Day in the Life"

March 30, 2018 - This week's pet photography theme is "Day in the Life" of a pet. I'll have to say that there are days where I see our pe...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Re-Processing of older images"

March 23, 2018 - This week's pet photography theme is looking back at older photographs and reprocess them using new and/or different tec...
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Pet Photography - Theme Minimalist

March 09, 2018 - This past weekend I noticed another photographer at our local park - it's two blocks from my house and just about every...
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Circle of Life - Spring has sprung here early

March 04, 2018 - It's now the beginning of March - hard to believe that two months have gone by this year already and we will soon be on...
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Pet Photography - Theme Silhouettes

February 23, 2018 - As February comes to a close, our pet photography theme this week is "silhouettes". This is a type of photography where...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Year of the Dog"

February 16, 2018 - This week's theme is "Year of the Dog" to coincide with the Chinese New Year...."The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac a...
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Pet Photography - Theme Fantasy

February 09, 2018 - Wow, it's already week 6 of the new year, 2018! January flew by and we are well into February now. This week's theme is...
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Pet Photography - Theme Catch lights

January 26, 2018 - This week's theme for Pet Photography is "Catch lights". For those of you that might not be familiar with this term, tha...
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Pet Photography - Theme Fill the Frame!

January 19, 2018 - Pet Photography can be fun and rewarding and I love 'filling the frame' with the pet. I'm often getting really close to...
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Pet Photography - Theme Favorite Things!

December 29, 2017 - This week's Pet Photography theme is "Favorite Things". As I thought about this for my pets, I realized that this topic...
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The Christmas Trail, Plant City, Florida - 2017

December 24, 2017 - This year we visited the "Christmas Trail" located on S. Frontage Street in Plant City, Florida. This is a free event he...
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Courthouse Falls, Brevard, North Carolina (back to the waterfalls)

December 10, 2017 - Courthouse Falls is probably one of the most beautiful waterfalls I have ever seen. It's not visited by many judging on...
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Pet Photography - Theme Water

November 17, 2017 - This week's pet photography theme is water. As we are in Florida and surrounded by water, the challenge I faced was what...
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Pet Photography - Theme Sun Flare

November 10, 2017 - This week’s pet theme is “Sun Flare”, a unique technique where the subject has the sun behind them and the camera is poi...
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Watson Mill Bridge State Park - Comer, Georgia

October 22, 2017 - The next several weeks will feature places we visited on our most recent trip up to the mountains - I hope you enjoy our...
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Pet Photography - Theme High Contrast - Black and White

October 13, 2017 - This week's pet photography theme is 'High Contrast' and I decided to share black and white images of dogs. Our guest do...
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Dragonfly - up close

October 01, 2017 - While walking the dogs one evening, I noticed a green dragonfly sitting in the gutter being taken away by ants. I picked...
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Life cycle of the Gulf Fritillary butterfly

September 03, 2017 - This week's blog will share some of the backyard wonders we have here at home. While I haven't yet spotted one of these...
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The word is "Climb"

July 23, 2017 - This week's photographs feature stairs as a way of conveying the word 'climb'. Definitely something that many of us did...
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Dead River Park, Hillsborough County, Florida

July 09, 2017 - The last two weeks we have been on the road showing beautiful scenes where roads are oak lined. We have something close,...
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Pet Photography using beautiful bokeh - the blur behind your subject

July 07, 2017 - Pet Project 52 - while this is a 52 week project, I joined late - so perhaps I will cycle back around to the beginning o...
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Bear Creek Cabins, Fort Payne, Alabama

June 04, 2017 - Bear Creek Cabins is where we stayed during our trip to north east Alabama. It was everything we needed! It was relaxing...
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What do these buildings have in common? (Downtown St. Petersburg, Florida)

May 08, 2017 - Over the last few weeks we have traveled over to St. Petersburg and stopped over in the downtown area. We walked down Ce...
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Eureka Springs Park, Hillsborough County

April 30, 2017 - I love this place! It's quiet most days, has a beautiful boardwalk among the trees (almost all shaded, but that also mea...
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High Falls State Park, Jackson, Georgia

April 02, 2017 - Continuing on our journey from last week, we spent most of our time at High Falls State Park. This park is just over 1,0...
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Dogs Day in Dade City, 2017

March 19, 2017 - This morning the dogs and I went to Dade City to check out the "Dogs Day in Dade City" event happening at Agnes Lamb Par...
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White pelicans at Lake Morton, Lakeland, Florida

March 12, 2017 - It's been a few years since Jim and I went 'white pelican' hunting. I remember when Jim came home from work and he said...
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Disc golf at 22nd Street Park nestled among the live oak trees along the river

February 05, 2017 - This week we ventured off to play a round of disc golf. My first time, I can't say that I am very good, but I got to thr...
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Little Manatee River State Park - Florida Trail

January 29, 2017 - This past week I decided to check out the Little Manatee River State Park. I've driven by it so many times over the last...
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Upper Tampa Bay Park

January 15, 2017 - We stopped in this park for a brief visit last week and returned this week to actually spend some time enjoying the trai...
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Owls - Great Horned Owl at Philippe Park, Safety Harbor

December 11, 2016 - This past weekend after completing a family shoot with a young couple and their dogs we were packing up to leave when a...
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Sawgrass Lake Park, Pinellas County

October 30, 2016 - Recently we visited one of my favorite Pinellas County parks, Sawgrass Lake Park. This park is located on the west side...
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Kayaking Hillsborough River

October 23, 2016 - The last two weeks we have taken kayaks out on the Hillsborough River starting at the boat ramp located at Riverhills pa...
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Riverhills Park - sometimes you need to see what's close to home

September 25, 2016 - Riverhills Park is on the Florida birding trail and if one takes the time to enjoy the park, you'll know why. Over the y...
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"I will lift up my eyes to the hills..." - Pretty Place, South Carolina

September 18, 2016 - Pretty Place, South Carolina is beautiful. A friend of ours recommended we visit here while on vacation in South Carolin...
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Remembering 911

September 11, 2016 - As the sun rises today let us remember: those who were lost on 9/11 those that helped with the aftermath of this trage...
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Monarch Caterpillars

August 28, 2016 - Yesterday the garden club for our local elementary school started with the first day of a group of young eager gardeners...
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Emerson Point Preserve, Manatee County

August 21, 2016 - Emerson Point Preserve is located in Manatee County at 5801 17th St W, Palmetto, FL 34221. It's on the Florida Birding T...
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Waterfall treking around Brevard, North Carolina

August 14, 2016 - Wow, we are getting up early today, it's still dark outside! Breakfast first, then loading up the truck - we are heading...
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Table Rock State Park, Pickens, South Carolina

July 31, 2016 - On the third day of our trip to South Carolina we ventured to Table Rock State Park. The brochure promised trails, a wat...
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Somewhere over the rainbow

July 24, 2016 - This past week we spent in the mountains of South and North Carolina. We covered a lot of ground while up there both in...
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Rainbow Falls Trail, Gorges State Park, Sapphire, North Carolina

July 17, 2016 - The joys of being outside with nature. We ventured off to the mountains to see waterfalls and other things not common in...
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Boating on the St John's River, Astor, Florida

May 22, 2016 - Last weekend we visited Astor, Florida along the St. John's River. A beautiful place for boating, but it's a small quiet...
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Portraits of Denisa

April 17, 2016 - Last week I had the opportunity to take pictures of my niece and her friend, Denisa. Here's some portraits of Denisa fro...
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Portrait session - young couple

April 10, 2016 - On Sunday afternoon Emily and Noah provided us an opportunity to create portraits of them. Our chosen location was River...
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Native Indian Festival, Brooksville, Florida

February 14, 2016 - On February 6th and 7th in Brooksville, Florida the 3rd Native Indian Festival was held at Florida Classic Park. Differe...
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Raptor Fest - Owls, Hawks - Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

February 08, 2016 - Saturday, February 6th, the third annual Raptor Fest was held at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve in south St. Petersburg (Pine...
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Save our Monarchs

January 31, 2016 - More and more I hear of the lost of milkweed for our monarch butterflies. The population is decreasing at an alarming ra...
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Lighting makes a big difference!

January 17, 2016 - A few weeks back I posted a picture that was taken at Boy Scout Park and was selected to be a 'month' on the ELAPP calen...
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