Day at the Beach!

I awoke at 6:00am sharp..  It was so bright I thought it was later.  Something was calling me.  “Why not just go to the beach,” I asked myself.  I’m glad I did it turned out to be a beautiful day.  Something about  the early morning that makes me feel fresh and alive.  Listening to the waves pounding the banks makes me feel hearten – I stare at the ocean with a smile and thanked God for another day.

Wrightsville Beach, NC

Wrightsville Beach, NC


Do You Know What Makes a Great Photograph?

I’m still trying to figure what makes a good picture. What do people want?  Yes, I’ve sold some prints, but I want to sell more. No, I don’t have a $3,000 camera nor to I have all the equipment.  I have a Canon Rebel T5 and a Nikon D90 with several good lenses.  I also have a tripod.

I have ADD and I bust my butt to try to learn about photography.  I’m self-taught with only one class in photography with a film camera.  I learned how to use a dark room and developed my own film.  Then the digital camera came along, and BAM! it took over the world. Well I had to have a digital so I bought  a Nikon D5100 that I loved. Had to sell, because of finances.  Most of the photographers I know buy the best camera and lenses.  I have my little ones.  But I try.

When I got the digital I had no idea what to do with it.  I read and tested and read and watched other photographer’s.  It took me a long time to learn about the lighting system.  But I tried.

It’s okay not be the best just do the best you can.

Greenfield Lake, North Carolina

Greenfield Lake, North Carolina

Ft. Fisher-10-1

Fort Fisher, North Carolina

Pelicans are Strange Creatures

I love pelicans – They are unique and the pelicans looks likes he’s either laughing or smiling.  They are several species and colors.  The one is this picture is what I call a Texas Pelican, because that’s where I photographed him.  There is a historical lake area called “White Rock Lake” that have abundance of wildlife. These prints can be found at


James Bowen and his wife Julia, sailing on White Rock Lake in the summer of 1940

“Construction on White Rock Lake began in 1910 in response to a water shortage in Dallas. After the lake was completed in 1911, residential construction around the lake increased, and in the early 1930s the Dallas Park Board, with the help of the Civilian Conservation Corps, began developing the lakeshores into a municipal park”

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Little Big Towns with Great Beaches – North Carolina

It’s spring, but summer will be here quickly. These pictures will help you think of a relaxing beach rand warm sun after the cold…winter.  The first, is one of the nicest fishing pier’s on Oak Island, NC with some of the most beautiful beaches  The second is Caswell Beach, NC – a small community but beautiful beaches.

Oak Island, NC Fishing Pier

Oak Island, NC Fishing Pier

Caswell Beach, NC

Caswell Beach, NC

Spring is Here!

Spring is here so I decided to get colorful with my blog.  I get tired of seeing the same old thing anyway.  I guess it’s my ADD.  So I hope this doesn’t hurt your eyes.  I added more color with some fun flowers.