An afternoon walk last summer with the dogs. Sia takes the lead as Sheila, Corran (our other dog), and I struggle to keep up. Canon 5D markII, EF 50 1.2 L, ISO 320, 1/320 @ f/2.2 Advertisements

What Polar Vortex?

As I mentioned in the last post (for you international folks) most of us here in the states went through one hell of a cold snap last week that the weather folks on TV incessantly called “The Polar Vortex”. Our dog Corran, who refuses to come inside, weathered the cold by wearing some custom made fleece coats that Sheila made him, even though we…

Where The Vultures Are

Here on the east coast winter has come early, and as a photographer, venturing outside with my camera has become more and more limiting. As a consequence, I have resorted to carrying my camera out while on errands such as getting gas, going to the store, etc. This way, if something along the way strikes my fancy, I can just hop out the car…

Dark Side

As of late I have been playing with my speedlites to gear myself up for some portraits I am about to do so naturally my dog Sia is a great stand in to help me with such tasks. There is no model release to worry about and as far as posing is concerned, a simple “Squirrel?”, “Frisbee?”, or “Where’s mama?” usually gets me the…

Not on my watch

Since I started back up on the blogging scene, I for one have been amazed the I have gone this long without post up one of my pets. As many of you who follow me know, I have a habit of posting a lot of my animals and the truth is at one point I kind of tired of it, but I always come…

Bed for one

I think it’s kind of funny how I keep catching the different animals claiming their rights to this doll’s bed. First the cats, and then Noah. Now I guess it’s Sia’s turn. Canon 5D mark II, EF 24-70 2.8 L, ISO 3200, 1/250 @ f/3.2

Look, I know I’m laying in the middle of the fountain, but I’m old, so get over it

This one of our many cats. His name is Rumtum. Many years ago, he just showed up at my house and has been in our family ever since. The truth is that he is pretty old and we don’t expect him to be around much longer. That’s okay, because he has had a full and spoiled life with us and he has always been…

Do you really want some of this?

Looks like Tumnus has met his match. Canon 5D markII, EF 85 1.2 L, ISO 160, 1/3200 @ f/2.8


On the rare occasion That I get time to steal a moment of my life for my own, I like to grab my camera, pick a location and go. This time it was Washington D.C., and as far as those of you who follow me, you know I live nearby. On such excursions I try not to plan anything as I just like grab…

Fate II

Another shot of Fate relaxing on the sidewalk as people pass him by. Canon 5D markII, EF 85 1.2, ISO 500, 1/200 @f/2.8


 I was strolling through downtown Frederick yesterday when I came upon a great guy named Marco who I knew through his association of a paint store that I shop on occasion for work through my company. After exchanging hellos and long time no sees, I happen to glance down and see this little guy looking up at me. His name is Fate and he…

The return of the three lazy bums

As per a previous POST, It seems that these three were at it again last night. Now I’m not one to imply anything, but if you can sleep with someone’s feet on your head, then you must be drunk. Canon 5D mark II, EF 24-70 2.8 L, 580 EX II, ISO 800, 1/100 @ f/2.8

What lies beyond my window

We have a large window that goes almost to the floor in our living room, which is perfect for Sia as she can sit on the sofa or the floor to survey her domain. Canon 5D mark II, EF 24-70 2.8 L, ISO 800, 1/50 @ f/2.2


This, as the title of the post implies, is Noah. He was rescued by Sheila’s son Camron and his lovely wife Erika. He was part of a story that made our local news here where a woman was caught hoarding an insanely large group of dogs, all of them living in neglect. Needless to say the dogs were removed from the house and Noah…


Although Sheila is the cat person in the family, I must admit that I am fully responsible for acquiring this little bugger you see in this photo. His name is Raven. About two years ago I was working on a job (I’m in construction) near D.C. when I had to make a stop at a local supply house. After paying for my goods I…