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…


She hasn’t been on here in a while, So here’s a photo of miss Rachael doing one her dance flips when we were in Baltimore a few years back in Fells Point at the Harbor. Canon 5D markII, EF 24-70 2.8, ISO 640, 1/1600 @f/5.6

The Girl from Cannon Hill

This lovely model is posing in the window at the Cannon Hill antique store Here in Frederick, MD. Okay, so she has no hands. That doesn’t mean that she can’t rock that sweater. Canon 5D mark II, EF 50 1.2 L, ISO 160, 1/125 @ f/2.8

You looking at me?

Took this at on the tail end of our Artscape visit this summer. They sell alcohol at this event as the guy on the right can attest to. Not the cleanest shot I know, but I am surprised that I even got this. You see, as we were walking back to our car, we came upon this situation you see in the photo above…

The masked artist

I took this shot of an street artist at Baltimore’s Artscape this summer. I totally dug his outfit and the fact that he looked like some sort of masked avenger just waiting for some crime to happen. Canon 5D mark II, EF 85 1.2 L, ISO 320, 1/1600 @ f/5.6


I took this shot of Rachael while riding in their boat on the Potomac river earlier this summer. As some of you who have followed this blog for some time know, Rachael is a dancer and in this shot she was demonstrating a technique known in dancing circles as a C-jump. This photo hurts my back just to even look at it. This girl…

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

Hand in Hand at Federal Hill

I shot this while I was with family in Baltimore about two months ago. It is Rachael with her dad and we were on our way to the meat and fish market in Federal Hill. To be honest, I really didn’t remember getting this shot even after I got home and uploaded the photos. I must be getting old. The ironic thing is I…

Rachael and her magic hut

Went to Dumbarton Oaks here in Georgetown in D.C. today despite the fact that the temps were 102 with a heat index of 106-110. The museum here was pretty nice (AC), but when we got outside to the gardens it was more than oppressive. We had a specific thing that we wanted to see which we did, but after that most of our party…

Happy Independence Day

Canon 5D mark II, EF 85 1.2 L, ISO 160, 1/4000 @ f/1.6


This is a shot of a Rhino who sits right in the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD. He is made up of car bumpers and rebar. Canon 5D mark II, EF 24-70 2.8 L, ISO 100, 1/320 @ f/5.6

A session with Rachael

Whenever I need to experiment or play with lighting setups I know I can always count on my good friend Rachael. She and her brother Kallin have always been great models and on this occasion Rachael and I had to fight mosquitoes and wind that kept knocking my lighting umbrella down. Despite all of this, Rachael and I pressed on and spent a fruitful…


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…