Category Archives: nature

New England Autumn Foliage Season

I love autumn in New England.  The colors of the leaves here are world famous.  The reason is the large number of sugar maple trees and a good number of red maple trees. If you are planning your fall vacation, … Continue reading

Posted in nature, New England, Photo | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tulips at Boston Public Garden

The tulips at Boston Public Garden. are an annual rite of spring.  They are fun to photograph and I wanted to share some techniques with you. This first image was shot at 7am on a Saturday morning.  Early morning may … Continue reading

Posted in flower photography, nature, New England, Photo, technique | Tagged , | Leave a comment

When will the cherry trees bloom in D.C. ?

This week, I was thinking that the trees may bloom very early this year, particularly as a friend in N.Carolina reported that dafodils bloomed early, in mid-February. Today, looking on-line at cherryblossomwatch.com I see that the D.C. air temp through January and February this year … Continue reading

Posted in nature, Photo | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Winter Light (photography)

The grey season.  In the northeast, wintertime without snow is a drag, particularly for outdoor photographers.  I need some snow here.  Not just on the ground – we need snow sticking to tree branches. This winter has brought a fair … Continue reading

Posted in nature, New England, Photo, Seasonal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Forest Service fee for any photography in national parks ?

  The National Forest Service wants to charge you a large fee to make photographs on national lands (national forests or national parks).    The proposal covers “still photography and commercial filming” … without any further clarification, that seems to include … Continue reading

Posted in nature, Photo, wildlife photography | Tagged | Leave a comment

What is that beautiful tree?

May is the month for flowering trees!   You’ve probably seen a few lately.   Some of my friends don’t seem interested in specifically what type of tree they are looking at … but I certainly am interested. How about the photo … Continue reading

Posted in nature, Photo | Tagged | Leave a comment

Book: Wildflowers of RiverPark

Although I have mentioned my book project regarding local wildflowers, apparently I neglected to annouce that it was done.  It is available from Blurb, here: Wildflowers of RiverPark.  For more information, go to the navigation panel for this blog and click … Continue reading

Posted in Book, flower photography, nature | 1 Comment

Wildflowers in the White Mountains

Purple Trillium, Painted Trillium, and Trout Lilly are just a few of the wildflowers in bloom in the White Mountains of NH this weekend.  Purple Trillium is tricky to photograph because it has a nodding presentation (the flower faces downward).  … Continue reading

Posted in flower photography, nature, New England, Photo | Tagged | Comments Off on Wildflowers in the White Mountains

Smoky Mountain Sunset

In Tennesee, anybody can enjoy Great Smoky Mountain National Park at no cost.  There are no entrance fees and no parking fees.  Apparrently this was part of the deal when the land was acquired (from native American Indians).  And you … Continue reading

Posted in nature, Photo, Raw, sunrise, wilderness | Comments Off on Smoky Mountain Sunset

Great Smokey Mountains

At a campground inside the Smokey Mountain National Park, there is no wi-fi or internet of any sort, no cell-phone service, and no 120v electric to plug-in anything.  So, at some point, I had to leave the park in order … Continue reading

Posted in nature, Photo | Comments Off on Great Smokey Mountains