Hooded Mergansers

I thought I would take a break from the Oregon posts and tell a quick story about some Hooded Mergansers I shot at the Viera Wetlands in January. Hooded Mergansers are small ducks that have a really cool hood or crest on the top of their heads. They can...

Ecola State Park

The day after we arrived in Cannon Beach, I woke up before sunrise to head up to Ecola State Park for some early morning photography. Ecola State Park is immediately north of Cannon Beach and easily accessible with lots of hiking trails. I wasn’t sure what I would find,...

Oregon Continues

My series on our vacation to Oregon continues with our first morning in Portland, Oregon. I work up early that morning to capture sunrise over Portland from the view at Pittock Mansion. The mansion is on a rise west of the city, and if the clouds cooperate, you can...

Patience

It takes a lot of patience to be a photographer. Unless you are shooting inanimate objects like food, business products or other static items, you have to have patience if you are going to be a successful photographer. This is especially true if you are shooting wild animals and...

Vacation Photos

Faith and I just returned from a relaxing vacation week on the west coast of Florida. I took quite a few photos during this week, and being way behind in processing, it will be a while before I get the images from last week ready. However, I did spot...

The Osprey

Since I became interested in wildlife photography, I have dreamed of capturing “the shot”. That might be a tender moment between mother and child, a soaring bird overhead in perfect light, or the struggle for life between predator and prey. I have been fortunate to capture some of these...