When I am lucky enough to go spend sometime shooting, I usually have a first image that stands out more then the rest. You will find that exact image posted here for your viewing pleasure before I add it to one of the main galleries.

A return trip to Huntington Beach State Park was set on the perfect cloudy December day to recapture the ocean front ruins of Atalayah. See the sneak peek shot below. With so many photos of great old ruins starting to fill up my computer's memory, I thought it would be a good time to add a couple new galleries to look through. I have so many shots of Atalayah, the Chapel Of ease, and the Sheldon Church Ruins, that it was finally time to create separate galleries for these iconic sites.

From my last trip to St. Augustine Florida where I Spent many hours at the Alligator Farm capturing bird photography in their Rookery.

The Sheldon Church Ruins just north Beaufort South Carolina were a highlight of my recent trip to this stunning photographic locale. Take a look at the new gallery with a bunch of shots of this stunning site.

Stars and wild looking clouds in the sky at twilight made for a neat backdrop on the Surf City North Carolina historic swing bridge. The wind was calm, so the opportunity to get a nice reflection of the bridge on the water adds to this capture.

A crisp fall morning and I wanted to reshoot one of the first photos I captured on Topsail Island. It was low tide there was a light breeze and the air was chilly. The time is about 30 minutes before sunrise. This is when the sky makes magical colors for a few short minutes. This shot is from under the Surf City Fishing pier looking out to the oncoming sunrise. This is three shots blended together to produce the brilliant colors you see.

Here is another angle of the pier. Again I took a series of three different exposed shots and blended them in to one image.

After many years of living in the Cape Fear region we finally took the time to day trip to Bald Head Island. Here is a shot of the Iconic light house known as "Old Baldy".

The heavy morning cloud cover hide the sun. This was shot with a Sigma 50/500 Lens and a white balance setting on cloudy sky.[/size]

Perfect late summer morning to head to the beach and look for a few subjects to capture.

From my recent trip to Sanibel Island and my first visit to the Ding Darling wildlife preserve and park.

A cold winter morning produced a colorful sunrise over the pier.

A warm still morning has again put a dense layer of fog on Topsail Island. This is the town of Surf City water tower hiding in the fog.

Finally had a chance to take out the new Sigma Bigma Lens. It really does take awhile to get used to a new lens. This shot was taken at Serenity Point on Topsail Island. I titled it "You scratch mine, I'll scratch yours".

Went looking for a another foggy day to shoot. Instead found a very nice sunrise at North Topsail Beach.

A heavy morning fog filters in over the Surf City Pier on a warm winter morning.

Super storm Sandy also made a visit to the North Carolina coast back in late October. Compared to the Northeast US, our damage was very slight, and we all feel lucky to have dodged this bad storm.

Fog and choppy seas make for a dramatic capture the remains of the old pier off Topsail Island North Carolina. It was almost high tide when I shot this so I couldn't get as close to the old pier as I would have liked to.

Last week was a period of weird weather, with fairly heavy fog every morning.
By the third day of this soupy stuff I had to get out at sunrise and try to capture the feeling of the fog against the ocean. Hope you like it.

This early morning capture was taken about an hour before actual sunrise. The low level clouds helped to create a very warm sky on a December morning.

A recent day trip to the Northern Neck area of Virginia allowed me some free time to hunt for a photographic subject or two. I was lucky enough to come across this great old barn near Warsaw Virginia.