Flowers

I spent some time with my camera in the far off, exotic location of my backyard this evening doing some flower studies that I’d like to share with you. Each thumbnail links to a retina wallpaper image. Enjoy!

SLOSS Furnace

SLOSS is a decommissioned Iron Refinery and blast furnace complex in the heart of Birmingham. My photography tends to focus on two themes, (1) the juxtaposition of the industrial and modern with the natural and (2) wildlife. So, for me this, was a dream come true, to be set loose on this campus of towering forges, furnaces, conveyor belts, steam pipes, tunnels, trains, and conduits.

Asheville, NC

A few weeks ago Jake and I joined his parents and his sister, Barratt, for a weekend in Asheville, NC. Actually, I joined them for a weekend. Jake joined them for the week. (I just started a new job, guys! I didn’t want to show up and then take off.) We stayed in the Pisgah…

A Wolf-intensive Photo Dump

A couple of weeks ago, while we were conducting a socialization visit with our wolf pack at the Conservators’ Center, the light was just too perfect to pass up and I grabbed my camera. We have some amazingly photogenic wolves and they were really showing off, which made for some great photos. Here are a few shots that I’d like to share.

Cherry Blossoms

I shot these in 2012 at the middle of the bloom on my old Nikon D50. It was a nice day, the early spring made the trees bloom early and the festival completely missed the blossoms. Not a big deal for residents, but there were a lot of pissed off tourists. It’s taken me a long time to get the shots edited down and posted, but I’m glad I sat down and got these together—as small a set as it is. I miss DC.

Selene, Waning Gibbous

It is the brightest object in the sky after the Sun, although its surface is actually dark, with a reflectance just slightly higher than that of worn asphalt. Its prominence in the sky and its regular cycle of phases have, since ancient times, made the Moon an important cultural influence on language, calendars, art and mythology.