Welcome to my blog! I created this site in 2008 to provide a place for showcasing my photos and to provide information or links helpful to other photographers. As time has passed, I've added music videos and information as well. I will occasionally make comments, but will not preach or keep anyone from making comments of their own. Everyone is entitled to an opinion and I love the feedback! My goal is to make this website a regular destination for anyone who loves photography and music and wants to see what I've been up to.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Here's a guy you may not have heard of: Tom Thum (not that circus person named Tom Thumb). He's actually a young, good-looking chap from Brisbane, Australia who makes a living performing with his mouth. He is not a singer or a musician in the standard sense.

Have I peeked your curiosity?  Click on the link and enjoy his performance at the Sidney Opera House:

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


"Everybody's got a boat upon the ocean,
 Not everybody's sailing out to sea..."

The Real Thing - Kenny Loggins

Thursday, February 6, 2014


I've been following Tommy Emmanuel for years now and have, as I said, posted many of his videos on this website.  I've recommended his cd albums to my friends and relatives and shared his music with those who have viewed this blog.  I've tried to explain why I like him to others and have mentioned his ability to perform as a one man band on his guitar for all of the world.

But the attached video explains Tommy Emmanuel better than I ever could, because Tommy does it himself:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENJuNCkPfx0


Here's a fun music video!  It's Tommy Emmanuel's jazzy arrangement of How High The Moon written by Les Paul.  Tommy is on the left with Frank Vignola in the middle and Vinny Raniolo on the right.  I've posted Emmanuel videos several times before but Frank and Vinny are famous musicians in their own right, performing together on many albums and in concert.  Listen to their amazing synchronicity on this old but wonderful song performed live on radio station WGN 720:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45bmc5zvNAk 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Some of the images on this blog taken by me are of  'slow water'.  The slow water shot is a deliberate representation of moving water, not frozen in time, but left to move during the exposure, usually from one quarter to two seconds long. This procedure can give landscape scenes a dreamy mood or feeling and therefore tends to add a more artistic look to the shot.

The amount of movement or light given to the water is directly affected by how long the scene is exposed by the settings of aperture and shutter, filters used and the amount of radiant light falling on the subject.  This type of shot has always been one of my favorites and I love creating the effect.  From small brooks to cascading waterfalls, long exposure water shots add a dramatic touch of beauty to any water image.

In keeping with my intention to provide photographic information to this blog, here is a link to The Digital Camera World's website explaining how to take great waterfall photos: