Time for a Trip to the Zoo

Hamadryas Baboon - Papio hamadryas

It’s the time of year to start thinking about Zoo photography. The great thing about the zoo is that you almost always come back with at least one great pic.

Zoo’s have everything to make an amateur photographer excited. Lot’s of animal behavior going on in a confined area. There are always places to rest and get refreshments. Places to shelter if it rains.  Sometimes the best shot will the zoo visitors. (more…)

Along the Blue Ridge Parkway – Brinegar Cabin

Brinegar Cabin in Autumn

Brinegar Cabin suggests to me that sustainable living is not a new concept. What’s new is that now we have a choice.  Not that long ago it was the way almost everybody lived.  Today we have the Tiny House movement, which seems to be recycling those ideas, but with a modern touch.  It’s all about living small, and I mean really small by most “normal” definitions. Down to 200 square feet for two people in many cases.  More importantly, it’s about living lean. (more…)

Sheldon says: Trains are fun.

The Duke Power 0-4-0 switching locomotive

Spring looks like it’s finally here, time for some photo excursions. One place that’s always a great location is the North Carolina Transportation Museum. The focus here are the old trains and rolling stock that have been perfectly restored. Nothing like big and powerful steam or diesel locomotives when is comes to framing a shot. (more…)