Only seven days and (minus) 30 degrees ago today we enjoyed a nice first snowfall here in the mountains of SW Virginia. Just thought I’d drop in with a few random shots of the kiddos making the most of a quick and painless first weather event of the season. Read more
The week between the Christmas and New Year holiday is generally a quiet one in the downtown Roanoke region. Save a few local residents enjoying the week off, along with a few stragglers already back at work (such as myself), the normally busy streets and alleyways can provide a veritable wealth of stoic charm and tranquility. Read more
As with any specialized area of photography, the art of macro photography – that is, making images of objects at a very close range – is in a creative world of its own.
This is true not only in terms of the specialized gear required to tell a story at a true 1:1 scale, but even more so in regard to the patience and practice needed to produce a clear and consistent result.
In this article, we’ll explore a technique known as reverse lens macro and consider one economical approach to producing amazing close-up images by using a simple reverse ring adapter and a manually-operated lens. Read more
Of the billions of images to be found online today, can your own be properly identified as such? In this video, we’ll explore how to give yourself the credit you deserve in a single click by way of Metadata Templates in Adobe Bridge.
Colorful afternoon walk with the camera and Chase along the Murray Run green way at Fishburn Park (Roanoke VA) on the first day of Autumn, just as the leaves begin to change and cover the ground in a blanket of brown, yellow and red. Love how the colors contrast with the rich late-summer greens.. Read more
A select compilation of panoramic aerial views of scenic Roanoke Valley in Southwestern Virginia, collected in the summer of 2016. Read more