Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Greeting Cards for Sale

Some friends have bought, or asked to buy, my greeting cards (thank you, kind friends!) so I've decided to offer them for sale.

Please go to this page to see card images and pricing. Thanks!

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Even the most energetic of nature's displays can go unnoticed. Today Susan and I walked to the Olmstead overlook of the Great Falls of the Potomac, in the C&O Canal National Historical Park. There weren't many people around.

We've had a lot of precipitation this year: 6.5 inches so far, compared to an average less than 5 inches. This past week we had thunderstorms dumping rain on top of recent snow cover, and 60-degree temperatures. This morning Susan felt a need to be near the water, and water we found. The river was very high and turbulent.

It's hard to capture the energy of the river in a photograph. You can't hear the roar or feel the vibration of the footbridges over channels like the one pictured below. But the image gives some idea. Mind you, this is a side channel; the falls themselves are much larger. It sort of transports me to get close to this awe-inspiring force for a bit. Thank you, Susan. Without your instincts this might have been just another Sunday morning.

Potomac channel on Olmsted Island, Great Falls, MD

The details: Pentax K-5 handheld, 1/640 sec. at f/8, ISO 800, 24mm (smc Pentax DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Yet More Winter

The ice keeps coming this winter. Today at dawn a glaze covered everything. It was raining a little and the ice glistened. Before it melted I took the camera out. The spirea bush in our yard was amazing.

Branch and Ice

The details: Pentax K-5 on tripod, 1/250 sec. at f 5.0, ISO 1600, 50 mm (smc PENTAX-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 ED AL[IF]SDM)

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tokens and Sentiments show opens Friday February 7

As I mentioned in a previous post, two of my images will be in the Tokens and Sentiments exhibit opening Friday, February 7, 2014 at Capitol Arts Network's Urban by Nature gallery. Follow the link for the location and details. The opening is from 6 pm to 9 pm. You can view the show, meet some of the artists, have a glass of wine, stroll around the studios and see other works hanging in the halls. Susan and I will be there from about 6 to 7, when we'll head off to celebrate her birthday. Hope to see you there.