Shooting Journal

May 9, 2010

Asheville, North Carolina is a town that displays its artistic flair in the city buildings, murals, and sculptures that appear everywhere.

May 7, 2010

On a hot, sunny day, we drove east of Savannah to Tybee Island, Georgia, hoping for sun, sand, and new creatures to photograph.

May 6, 2010

The atmosphere was heavy with humidity the morning we went to Bonaventure Cemetery, near Savannah. It had rained most of the prior day, so the grounds were dripping with damp as well as with Spanish moss.

May 4, 2010

During a recent visit to Savannah, Georgia, I learned the benefit of carrying a Rainsleeve for my camera.

May 1, 2010

On a recent trip to Richmond, Virginia, we found this to be a very photogenic place, from the guard geese on Church Hill to Hollywood Cemetery and to Agecroft Hall, an Elizabethan manor house imported from England in the 1920's and reassembled above the James River.

April 12, 2010

Bill Yeck Park is easy to miss. The small parking lot doesn't reflect the depth of this long park that fits between the more developed areas of the township. The stairs into the park lead down to an open field. By following along the left side of the field, we came to a path that led across a stream, through the woods and up and down hills.

April 12, 2010

Despite its closeness to the city of Dayton, the small city of Oakwood has a number of small parks that are oases of quiet and green space. This spring was the most impressive for the display of wildflowers in the various parks - Hills & Dales ( one of the Five Rivers MetroParks ) , Elizabeth Gardens, Friendship Park and Loy Gardens.. Photo ops abound.

April 12, 2010

East of Lebanon, Ohio on Rt. 280, we found the Fort Ancient Trading Post & Antiques, Etc. which has been in operation for 50 years. I know this from personal experience, having visited the place with my parents almost that long ago - many of the objects scattered about appear not to have moved since that time.

April 7, 2010

Glen Helen Nature Preserve, in Yellow Springs, Ohio provides acres of wooded walking areas, an ecology center for nature education, and a Raptor Center that rescues and treats injured birds of prey. The eponymous yellow spring still flows and there are streams, waterfalls and wildlife. This spring was the best I've seen for wildflowers which carpeted the hillsides.

April 3, 2010

In Clinton Co., Ohio, near the spillway to Cowan Lake, is a restaurant called the Spillway Inn, a flashback to the days of salad bars, fried shrimp and steaks with loaded baked potatoes. Across the street from the driveway to this hard-to-find place, seemingly in the middle of nowhere, are acres of woodland. In the spring, great blue herons nest in the treetops there.