Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’

We Have it So Good, and We Don’t Even Know It

April 2, 2014 | One comment

I spent a couple of hours this weekend photographing the 2014 Ninth Street Derby and having a blast. In years past, I have learned that manual focusing is often the only way to go for some of the shots I get, even with the most sophisticated cameras on the market (last year I shot with […]

Beach. Because Sand.

March 28, 2014 | 2 comments

Sometimes, when the stars align and you have a day with no work, no preschool, no soccer and the weather looks good and the temperature’s balmy, you just gotta go for it. Even if it means four hours in the car for maybe six hours with your toes in the sand. Even if it means […]

Slow Decay, Old South

March 20, 2014 | One comment

Warm, sunny, early spring days will sometimes find me driving out on the Old Oxford Highway, enjoying a more rural part of Durham county. There is the old Catsburg General store, there is a popular spot on the Eno River, there is bucolic farmland. There is this homestead, the buildings grayed and collapsing, a slow […]

Southern Snowpocalypse with the Fuji X-E2

February 13, 2014 | No comments yet

As you have no doubt seen by now, North Carolina is muddling through a winter storm that is dropping snow, sleet, and freezing rain on us, and bringing everything to a complete standstill. Whether you think it’s the apocalypse or laughable, it is rare weather here and presents the opportunity to (finally) photograph in some […]

And Then There Were (Nearly) Three.

February 10, 2014 | One comment

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was here in this same house, nervous with camera in hand, photographing these folks, my friends, my family. David and Trish were getting married then, speaking their heartfelt vows to one another. Then along came Lila… then Lucas. Suddenly, we find ourselves all with families–wonderful, beautiful […]

Appalachian Holiday

December 17, 2013 | 2 comments

 “The old hunger for voyages fed at his heart….To go alone…into strange cities; to meet strange people and to pass again before they could know him; to wander, like his own legend, across the earth–it seemed to him there could be no better thing than that.” –Thomas Wolfe As I prepare a ‘Year in Review’ […]

Decking the Halls: Holidays, American Tobacco, and Nouveau Velvia

December 1, 2013 | No comments yet

Okay, okay… all you folks have been champing at the bit since what seems like the beginning of September to get your holiday spirit on and put up the lights, wreaths, and Christmas trees, and it’s finally time. Let loose the caroling crooners over the airwaves, bring on the gingerbread, stockings, elves, menorahs, and dreidels. […]

Exploring the Zoo with the Fuji X-E2 and XF 55-200 f/3.5-4.8

November 22, 2013 | One comment

My annual trip to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro represents my first opportunity to shoot the Fujifilm X-E2 since it came recently. I had used it some before today, but not extensively, and not handling it in more “real world” scenarios. I had a day off with my son, the weather looked promisingly mild […]

Katie + Dan Married at Duke Chapel – Durham Wedding Photographer

October 28, 2013 | No comments yet

Here we are already–Dan and Katie have already been married over a year. Time hurtling by. They’ve been enjoying their marriage and their photos for twelve full months. Through social media, I’ve seen them travel, party, and toil together. In the midst of a beautiful North Carolina fall, Dan and Katie got married in the […]

Coquina Rocks – Fort Fisher, North Carolina

September 13, 2013 | One comment

A couple of weeks ago, my son and I scooted out to the North Carolina coast for a quick overnight adventure. I do these things as time allows, constantly itching to see and experience new things as I am. Isaac, also, is almost always up for adventure, and loves the beach. We were headed towards […]