Wednesday, March 31, 2010


This is one of two cats I share my home with. Barney, almost 17, is completely deaf. He has a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde moment he is sweet and affectionate, the next you are wiping blood from the wound he just gave you. As he's gotten older, he's mellowed quite a bit. Though I've lived with him for several years, I don't take many photos of him. I have to admit his being deaf poses some challenges.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Just around the bend

From an outing last fall in chester county...I believe near the french creek park area. Orton effect used.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Myakka River State Park

Located just outside of Sarasota Florida, this park is home to all kinds of wildlife including alligators. Taken in February on a cold and breezy day.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Merlot & Taco

They may be hairless, but they have tons of personality. Tons! In case you're wondering this breed of cat is the Sphynx.

Monday, March 22, 2010


A year ago I posted a photo of my nephew Sean which was taken on his birthday. It's hard to believe he is another year older. Not only has he grown up, but so have I. Well, maybe I didn't grow up, but I did grow as a photographer. This past weekend was Sean's birthday party and comparing the photos I took yesterday to those I took a year ago, really shows how much my work has improved in the last 12 months. One thing that hasn't changed is Sean's unwillingness to have his picture taken.

Last year I spent a great deal of time trying to get the kids to pose for me. This year I didn't even try. Instead I followed them around, and while we played games I snapped images of them. I came away with far more keepers using this strategy. Though I captured some images of Sean, since he spent most of his time hiding or running away from me, many came out blurred or were shot from far away. His sisters, Emily and Riley however, didn't mind me taking their photos.

Friday, March 19, 2010


My second zooming image for the March challenge. Baby's is a popular 50s style restaurant in downtown State College.

Happy friday!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Burst of flavor

The challenge...I recently joined the KCNet camera club in Clinton county. Every month they have a challenge. The rules are simple, you can submit 2 images but they have to be taken in a 4 week period thus the members are working on the same challenge at the same time. The challenge for March was zooming. This was a little difficult for me as it forced me to think outside of my comfort zone. I tend to have a realist perspective, abstract images do not come easily to me. My first thought was zooming on carnival rides, but where do you find a carnival in the dead of winter? I just bought a bag of jelly beans and immediately the idea came to me...a kaleidoscope of color with these yummy easter treats.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Corry and Sam

I can't get enough of this cat! I want to take him home with me!

And Sam, THE definition a couch potato pup! Or is it couch pup?? Whatever, he's a lucky dog! He has his own couch!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Middle Creek I

Snow geese at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area as they head north. Must mean spring is on it's way!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Hopewell furnace IV

This is the last of the Hopewell posts. Check out my flickr page for more images from this outing.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Usually photographing dogs is much easier than photographing cats. But in the case of Angus and Nuke the opposite was true. And yes, those are their real names! Nuke, short for Nanook, ran and hid everytime I got the camera out. It didn't matter whether it was a cell phone camera or anything else. He wanted nothing to do with it. For all the begging and pleading I did, I got not one single photo of him...nada, zilch. I've never met a dog that was that terrified of a camera!

Angus on the other hand hammed it up for me. Most cats you simply can't ask to sit and then make noises so they will look right at the camera. Angus turned our adventure into a game. As long as I had his favorite feather toy and rolled upside down right along beside him, he would do just about anything I wanted him to!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Slip sliding away

Snow sliding off the roof of this barn in Hopewell Furnace.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hopewell Furnace II

All week I will be posting images from the Hopewell Furnace outing.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Hopewell Furnace

I finally got around to processing my images from the chester county camera club's outing to Hopewell Furnace a couple of weeks ago. I discovered this historic national site by accident year ago and have been wanting to get back for another visit. I didn't get as many good images as I hoped, but as always, I had a great time hanging out with all my photobuds!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Kari, Nesse, Fosse

Better known as "the kids", this bunch is very active and playful. Playing soccer with the dog + laser light tag with the cats + taking photos at the same time = amusing fun!

Monday, March 1, 2010


Harrisburg reflections in the Susquehanna River.