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I have been in the newspaper and website business for about 40 years. I am a fan of NASCAR and saltwater fishing. I graduated from Westminster High School and attended Frederick Communty College. I am a member of National Press Photographers Association, Eastern Motorsports Press Association and AP Photo Managers. I am a freelance photographer looking for a full time postion behind the camera or as a manager. I would appreciate any comments or just to let me know you stopped by, thanks!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


Now that the snow has stopped falling and you have shoveled out the driveway, don't put the camera away.
Early morning and late afternoon offers great light for photographs. It gives you a chance to snap an image that might make a good Christmas gift showing Carroll County with it winter suit on.
After taking the dog for a walk early Tuesday morning I saw the light in the eastern sky. I went back in the house and said to Shirley "I think I am going to drive down to Liberty Lake."
So away we went. Traffic was light in Eldersburg, so we made good time. I usually like to go the back way, but not knowing the road conditions we traveled on Liberty Road.
We arrived before the sun rose, which was perfect. I was familiar with the area as I have shot there before. By before, I mean when it was warm and green. It helps to know the area, then you do not spend too much time looking for the right angle.
Yea, I know it's cold out, but when you get a good image you feel warmer and having a woman like Shirley along, warms your heart. You will have to find your own partner, as she is mine.
So keep that camera handy.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Even More Snow

The morning after a snowfall to me is one of nature's master pieces. I like the quiet, the early morning light and the look of the freshly fallen snow. We measured over 20 inches in the yard.

I love walking around first thing in the morning in the winter wonderland. Yes, I know it is the day before winter, but it is beautiful outside. Every where you look it looks like a calendar or postcard.

It looks like we will spend the day trying to get the car uncovered. The dog likes to play in the snow, but the cat has a completely different opinion, but don't they always.

Enjoy natures beauty and be safe digging out the white stuff. It looks like a white Christmas
in Eldersburg, some thing we sing about, but don't get to see often.