Shooting Journal: Birds

July 31, 2012

Apologies to Tennessee Williams, but this has been the hottest summer I can remember.

May 5, 2012

Traveling to Charleston, South Carolina early in April seemed like a good idea. The azaleas and camellias would be in full color about then. Unfortunately, we had not counted on the effects of our strange spring this year, with March seeming like April and vice versa. By the time we arrived, the best of the flowering spring plants had faded.

June 15, 2011

On a recent trip to Richmond, Virginia and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we once again combined vacation with photography opportunities. Winter and early spring were cold, wet and dreary in Dayton and much of the Midwest, so the idea of getting out with a camera where sun was actually shining was not to be missed.

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.

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 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.