Out My Back Door

This is the best shot I've gotten so far of the fox that occasionally passes through my backyard. I love the light and the pose, but it would have been nice to have gotten it a bit sharper. This image was taken with my trusty old Canon EOS 6.3MP Digital Rebel using a...

Heron and Waterspout at Sunrise

This is a picture of a Great Blue Heron on the north shore of Anna Maria Island, Florida at sunrise. A waterspout forms behind it over the Gulf of Mexico. I took this picture last Wednesday. I am entering this in this weeks Photo Friday Challenge: From Nature. This...

The Road Ahead

Okay, I know I really shouldn't be taking pictures while driving a rental truck with all my worldly possessions across the country and my station wagon in tow. But nobody would believe this view and that's why we invented steering with our knees. Photo Friday. The...

Waterspout Over the Gulf at Sunrise

As I was taking pictures of the sunrise on Anna Maria Island, I happened to turn around to see this waterspout forming over the Gulf of Mexico. A fishing boat crossed in front of it. The early morning light reflecting off the large thunderhead onto the water created...

A Sunny Spring Day

I took this shot last April at Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore Maryland. It was a bright sunny day and the flowers simply glowed. This image was taken with an original Canon EOS 6.3MP Digital Rebel using an EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens Posted for...

Tuscany, Italy 2011

Here's the final set of pictures from our trip to Italy last summer. These are from Tuscany where we spent the majority of our time. We stayed in Panzano and took day trips to Sienna, Florence, and San Gimignano. We ate great food and drank an impressive amount of...

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Panoramic Image of San Gimignano

Click to view, pan, tilt, and zoom anywhere you want in this 360 degree panoramic image of the view from the top of the tallest tower in the hill town of San Gimignano. The panorama is actually 16 individual photos I took last July that I stitched together with...

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Rome, Italy 2011

Here's the second set from my Italy 2011 vacation. After two nights in Venice, we took the train to Rome and spent three nights there. We saw the Colosseum, the Vatican, the Pantheon, and many of the Bernini sculptures I've been waiting my whole life to see. It was...

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Self Portraits in Graphite

We went to the Walters Art Museum today. It was nice. It's been a while since I've been there. I tried to take advantage of that inspiration by pulling out the sketch pad for the first time in years (many, many years). Here's my first and second self portrait from...

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Everybody remembers The Very Hungry Caterpillar board book by Eric Carle. When the star of that book paid a visit to a tree in my back yard, I was surprised to see how big and hungry she really was. This caterpillar was about 5 or 6 inches long and thicker than a fat...

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Out My Back Door

This is the best shot I've gotten so far of the fox that occasionally passes through my backyard. I love the light and the pose, but it would have been nice to have gotten it a bit sharper. This image was taken with my trusty old Canon EOS 6.3MP Digital Rebel using a...

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