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A walk at dog-friendly Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida

April 01, 2022 - One of our favorite places to take our dog(s) for a walk is a local county park called "Lettuce Lake Park". This park is...
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Number one reason to have photographs taken with your pet

January 07, 2022 - Hi everyone! I want to share the single most important reason you should have photographs taken with your pet - it's ver...
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Memories of your pet - whether it be when they are young or a senior

October 08, 2021 - Memory in its technical terminology refers to the processes that are used to acquire, store, retain and then later retri...
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My dog won't look at the camera - how do I fix this?

July 02, 2021 - As a pet photographer and even more a ‘dog photographer’ I’ve heard a lot of various things from people about their dogs...
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My favorite neighborhood walk with my dog in Temple Terrace, Florida

June 25, 2021 - We are blessed here in our little residential city with a good number of parks. My favorite neighborhood park is actuall...
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Why I shoot in early to mid-morning - my favorite time for pet photography

June 18, 2021 - Here in Florida, the majority of the year - it's hot. No way around it. So, this leaves us with a few choices on when to...
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Happy dogs are the best kind of dog!

April 23, 2021 - This week's pet blog theme is 'happy'. Happy dogs are always the best kind of dog. If they are happy, then they are bett...
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It's not all about the face in dog photography

April 09, 2021 - Dog photography is not all about the face - think about the other possibilities for sharing beautiful photographs that w...
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Self Portrait with Abby, my black and white mixed breed dog

March 19, 2021 - This week I am being presented a challenge to take a self portrait and include a dog - well, Abby being my oldest model...
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Pet Photography - Using Lensbaby Sweet 50 for dog portraits

January 15, 2021 - This week our pet photography theme is "center" and as I thought about this - I thought, what better time to give the Le...
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Pet Photography - Theme "BFF" (Best Friends Forever)

August 21, 2020 - This week's theme is "BFF" and in this case, it means "Best Friends Forever" as I have noticed on google that this can h...
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Mingo Falls, near Cherokee, North Carolina

July 19, 2020 - Our first hike on our recent trip to North Carolina was to Mingo Falls located near Cherokee, North Carolina. Mingo Fall...
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Rufus Morgan Trail, Franklin, North Carolina

July 12, 2020 - Rufus Morgan Trail is located in western Franklin, North Carolina. We drove about an hour to get to the trail head – man...
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Pet Photography - Theme Water

June 12, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'water' - as a family that has done boating, hiking to waterfalls and just hanging...
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Pet Photography - Landscape and your pets

June 05, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'landscape' and we are showing some of Florida's green summer weather (right before...
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Pet Photography using shallow depth of field

March 27, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'shallow depth of field'. As we continue to stay at home, and away from most all pe...
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Pet Photography - Theme Colorful - Abby in front of mural

March 20, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is colorful. Last year a local painter decided to paint the building where the restroo...
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Pet Photography - using the rule of thirds to create great images

March 06, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is about a basic guideline/rule of photography called "the rule of thirds". This is a...
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Pet Photography in an urban setting

January 24, 2020 - This week's blog features Nana, a hound dog previously used for breeding who is now with the Maxx and Me Pet Rescue. She...
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Pet Photography - Telling a story, find a way around the obstacles, just follow me

January 10, 2020 - We recently have been blessed (at least my viewpoint) with some cooler weather! Yay - wearing pants and not sweating! Th...
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Pet Photography - Into the Woods

October 11, 2019 - This week's pet photography blog circle theme is "Into the Woods". For us, that's a wonderful way to spend our time - we...
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Pet Photography - Water

September 13, 2019 - This week the theme for our pet photography blog circle is "water" so I went back into the archives to find one of the p...
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Poe Springs Park, High Springs, Florida

August 18, 2019 - Poe Springs Park is located in High Springs, Florida not to far from the well known Ginnie Springs on Highway 340 west o...
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Pet Photography - Theme "Wood"

August 16, 2019 - This week's photography blog has us joining our pack at Poe Springs Park located in High Springs, Florida. The dogs and...
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Pet Photography - Play Time

April 26, 2019 - This week the theme is "play time" and with that said, these types of photographs are typically snapshots when I take th...
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Paying the model - Snack time in Pet Photography

April 19, 2019 - This week's theme is 'snack time' which can be rather fun at my household of four dogs. I've taught them all they must s...
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Pet Photography - Theme Bridge

April 05, 2019 - This week's post is a little late - we have been away in rural Florida where internet isn't very 'available'. Go figure...
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Royal Springs near Live Oak, Florida

November 25, 2018 - Royal Springs Park is one of many different parks featuring a spring in North Florida. This is a county park officially...
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Little River Springs near Branford, Florida (off the Suwannee River)

November 18, 2018 - The rural areas near Branford, Florida have many wonderful springs. I know that many people have heard of Ginnie Springs...
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Troy Spring State Park, Branford, Florida

November 11, 2018 - We went exploring some areas up on the Suwannee River and nearby for a week recently. The next several weeks will featur...
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Hillsborough River State Park - River Rapids Trail

September 16, 2018 - Recently we visited the Hillsborough River State Park. It's been a rainy summer here and as I pulled up to the ranger st...
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Puppies go boating - who liked it the best?

September 02, 2018 - We took all of the dogs (and puppies) out on our boat for a short river cruise recently. The young ones I kept with harn...
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Getaway from it all....

July 29, 2018 - I've got to say that things have definitely changed over the years. I remember when I used to go to small out of the way...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Big Sky'

July 27, 2018 - Big Sky - well, to me this means something really nice in the sky whether that is a great sunrise, sunset or just a pret...
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Canoeing the Little Manatee River with Canoe Outpost

July 15, 2018 - This past week a girlfriend and I along with her two children (one teenager, one middle schooler) took a canoeing trip d...
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Withlacoochee State Forest

June 24, 2018 - This past week I went up towards the Bushnell, Florida area - about an hour north of Temple Terrace up I-75. I will say,...
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Cherokee Falls, Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia

May 27, 2018 - I love to shoot waterfalls. Something about the variety of waterfalls, the fact that we don't have any in my area (there...
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Riverhills Park - A beautiful sunset over the river

May 06, 2018 - I am fortunate that I have a beautiful park near my house with the Hillsborough River running through it. There are a lo...
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Tampa Armature Works on the Hillsborough River

April 15, 2018 - Many years ago when we first started boating I noticed this old brick building along the east side of the river sitting...
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Lithia Springs Park on a cool spring day

March 18, 2018 - Continuing on our trek to do the Hillsborough County Hiking Spree, we headed over to Lithia Springs Park this week. Firs...
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Spring at Trout Creek, Wilderness Park

March 11, 2018 - We all loaded up in the car this week on a beautiful spring day and took our little family over to Trout Creek - one of...
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Alafia River Rendezvous, 2018 - Florida Frontiersmen

February 04, 2018 - Last weekend the Florida Frontiersmen completed their annual "Alafia River Rendezvous" just south of Bartow, Florida. We...
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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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Dupont State Forest, High Falls and Triple Falls

November 19, 2017 - Our next stop was an afternoon hike at Dupont State Forest - a very popular place this particular weekday! We arrived at...
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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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Looking Glass Falls, Brevard, North Carolina

November 05, 2017 - Whenever I get a chance to go someplace that has waterfalls - I'm in! I love photographing them as well as just enjoying...
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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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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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DeSoto Falls and DeSoto State Park, Mentone, Alabama

May 28, 2017 - As we continued our travels in north east Alabama, we visited DeSoto Falls. DeSoto Falls is about another 7 miles or so...
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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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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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Historical Markers, Temple Terrace

December 04, 2016 - Last week at our weekly photography club meeting, one of our members talked about local history. How many of you actuall...
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Reflections - Hillsborough River State Park

November 17, 2016 - As the weather cools down just a bit and it becomes dry with no rain, lot of the plants are starting to look wilted. Str...
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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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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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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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Suwannee River in winter

January 24, 2016 - Five pictures....that was my goal. I often go to the Suwannee River with family and take pictures of us all having fun....
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Boy Scout Park - ELAPP

January 03, 2016 - Boy Scout Park resides in Temple Terrace, Florida and is adjacent to Riverhills Park. Many who come to enjoy Riverhills...
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Covered Bridge - Woodbury, Georgia

December 06, 2015 - I still remember years ago while Jim and I were treking in the truck to find various waterfalls in the mountains...as I...
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Crystal Springs Preserve, Crystal Springs, Florida

January 20, 2015 - Crystal Springs Preserve is located in Pasco County, Florida a short distance north of Hillsborough River State Park. Cr...
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Can you see me NOW?!!

January 08, 2015 - One of my favorite places to take a stroll is on the boardwalk at Riverhills Park on the Hillsborough river in Temple T...
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