Monday, October 18, 2010

Chasing the Light expedition

live oak near the mouth of the New River

Well it's been five weeks of sailing and photographing the coast of North Carolina and I'm still headed north to the NC/ Virginia border. Back in March I found a shoal draft Island Packet sailboat that would be perfect for sailing the shallow coast of North Carolina, so I sailed it back to Wilmington and got to work on the necessary repairs and upgrades. I quickly found out that boat is an acronym for Break Out Another Thousand. After several months of outwardly flowing money and sweat I finally threw off the dock lines and pointed Pungo down the Cape Fear river.

I had been wanting to do some aerial photography of the coast and especially the patterns of the marshes for some time but never seemed to be here when the grasses were green. As a short term solution to getting something from the air I built a remote control camera rig that I send up on a kite. The first few times were quite scary - what am I saying, It's scary every time.

A funny thing about wanting to catch the grasses green, not only for the aerial work but also for regular landscapes is that I am finding I like a lot of the landscapes shots in Black and White.

I hope to be better about posting about my journey here, but for those of you who use facebook you can find me there for more spontaneous postings.

I Look forward to sharing my journey


Pungo at anchor

Sunday, March 21, 2010

4 blocks

All new work @ Wilmington Wine. Aril fOOlS dAy 6-8 605 Castle Street

During jan/feb of 2010 I made 6 trips out within a four block radius of my house. This show is the result of those walks. Most of the images are architectural which is my first departure from nature based imagery. Wine Tasting, Hors d'oeuvres, live music and free washer and dryer to the first 100 peoples through the door. hope to see you there!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snow in Wilmington

Just a little fun with some rare snow here on the coast

Sunday, January 31, 2010

One more time

Ok, the first link was to my personal facebook page, which you are welcome to add me as a friend if you wish, but this link will be to my photography page which you will need to become a "fan" I will be drawing a name for a free print from all who have signed up as a fan by next Sunday. Thanks for your support!

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Snow Squall on the big lake

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Masonboro Island

Has finally warmed up enough here to get out on the water and what a beautiful day it was. Is that sunburn? Curtis and I paddle, photograph and solve all the worlds problems whilst dodging kayak eating dredges and tugs. Here are a few pics from the day. Some have been "messed with" in case you didn't notice. The large pipe that I have a shot of Curtis in, was at least a block long. He got on one end and I on the other and we could talk to each other in regular conversation voices! The echoes were CrAZy cRaZY!!!

The pipes, doZer tracks, dredges etc, are a part of the dredging operation in Masonboro Inlet.

aNd for good measure, a common loon in winter plumage.

Monday, January 11, 2010

New Addition

In June my niece Tara, gave birth to her first child, Wilhelmina. On new years eve I pulled out my phone to show pictures of her that my niece and sister had sent to me. That was the first time I have ever shown baby pictures. I finally got to see my grand niece in person last week and took some candid images of my own that I wanted to share. Here are two, but be warned that I shot hundreds and there may be more to follow. And just for fun I've included a shot of Chica, a puppy my sister and her husband adopted in Puerto Rico