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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!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Girls Basketball

I had the pleasure of shooting the MPSSAA girls semi-final basketball game between Largo and Aberdeen. The images were for the aberdeen.patch.com site. I love working for Patch, it makes me feel young and useful. The sights and sounds of the game were great. Largo had a band and it times they had the fans of both teams dancing in the stands. The highlight was watching Aberdeen's Bri Jones. She dominated the game as she scored 35 points and grabbed 17 rebounds. She never left the court, playing all 32 minutes. I got to watch some of Carroll's best in Vicki Leidner, Kim Duppins and Sandy Storey, so it was fun to watch Jones in action. At times, I had to remember I was taking pictures instead of watching her in action. The Eagles will be a force for the next few years, as Jones is a sophomore and the Eagles only have one senior on the team. Aberdeen advanced to the finals against Frederick Saturday night at 8.

Young Visitor

We were getting ready to head out to the state girls basketball tournament. As I grabbed my camera, I looked outside and there was a surprise. Now, I look outside a lot to watch the birds and deer in the backyard. This time I saw a young bird chasing worms in the rain and it wasn't a robin. Looking at images on the Internet, it could be a juvenile bald eagle. I know there are a pair at Piney Run Park, not that far away. We have a few hawks that visit the backyard for a meal, but this is the first time to see this young guy. There were also four deer in the backyard at the same time. Three of them stayed together as they passed through and stopped for a drink in the rain run-off. We will keep our eyes open and camera nearby to see if he or she returns.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Signs of Spring

I started this post with some signs of Spring, but we woke up this morning with a reminder that it is still Winter. We had heavy rain yesterday, but the a cold front came through and turned the rain to snow. We had a light coating of the white stuff, but the roads were slippery. I clicked a few images this morning and I heard geese at a pond nearby, so off I went camera in hand. By the time I arrived at the pond, most of the geese had departed, but there were a few along with some ducks. Back to the signs of Spring. The tulips and daffiols are pushing through the soil, snow or no snow. The lilac bushes and dogwoods are ready to welcome Spring. A sign I noticed in the last week, is the gold finches hanging around the feeders. They are turning into their summer colors, from their winter greenish feathers. I know on the calendar is a few weeks away, but the signs keep pointing toward the warmer temperatures.