Thursday, March 17, 2011

Blue Ridge Parkway :: Winter

It is a beautiful, sunny, 65 degree day here in the mountains. I can see the warmth if I stand up from my cube. Creation is pretty amazing. It's almost time to turn up the soil and plant some seeds - although, I think Boone may get confused every once in a while, but, I like that. You never really know what will come.
Speaking of winter, head on over to the site of photog Chase Jarvis to see some more winter pics, and send him a few of your own if you're so inclined. He likes photos.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Personal :: Boone, NC Home

A photograph of our home at the peak of last Fall season. Change can be beautiful. Here it comes again :)

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Personal :: My Bride

I turn and there she is. Always by my side, in sight or by mind. She is there, and she knows me. I am honored to know and love you, Kristen. Thank you for always taking my hand.Kristen has helped me on a few projects lately, the above photo from a wedding we were shooting last weekend. I am once again reminded what a gracious, loving and patient wife I have in her. What would I do without her? She is truly my greatest gift.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Boone, NC :: Ship Rock

I especially like this photo because I'm pretty sure I squint when I look at it. I give you permission to stare at the sun. Just this one. Try if you dare. This particular evening we hiked up in a furious gust of wind, but the payoff was priceless. Mountain sides of luminous color challenged our previous perception of reality. Seriously, it was gorgeous. Today, most of the color is gone. We are heading into winter and all I've got to remind me of those colors is this post... well, and a few other photos. Maybe if you ask I'll put up another.
Due to requests I've selected two more photos to post. There is always some sort of journey on your way to adventure and the first photo shows my friend Chad working through the underside of the beauty you see in photo two. Photo two was taken after the sun had dipped below the mountain to the left and the remaining light caused the trees to glow in a strange and beautiful way.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Boone, NC :: Fall, Fetch, Explosives

Kristen and I went for a walk with our dog, Chai, on a beautiful, foggy day. Seriously, we love the fog. Even the rain is fun for us. Our house is surrounded by woods and the mountains and hills serve as a pretty decent backdrop. Okay, it's amazing and we love every bit of it. Going for hikes through the woods is becoming a favored activity for us, and Chai continues to tell us she's pretty sure she is part Australian Shepherd. Seriously, Chai. She chases deer on a daily bases and has yet to be challenged. Her ego is huge. Today she posed on a ton of explosives kept in a vault in the woods. I think this whole outside dog routine is really getting to her.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Boone, NC :: Step Outside And Look Up

Sometimes I just have to step outside and look up into the heavens, take a deep breath, talk to God and jump back in to whatever I am doing. Late last night I wandered around outside our home, camera in hand. I have a thousand things I want to do, updating this blog being one of them, but through all the spinning items in my head I could not seem to focus on even one. Looking up into the vastness of the universe has a way of loosening the tightening strap around my list of things to do, my worries, my fears. Sometimes even my desire for the greatest endeavors get pushed into a box, and the once beautiful wrappings begin to take on a more ominous color, and the bows and ribbons turn into ugly vines. So many things requiring so much time I cannot seem to provide. "Stepping outside" seems to put everything back in to perspective. God is my King, I am his servant, whatever it is that I am able to do I want to perform for the service of Him. The heavens have a way of restoring my will and encouraging my spirit. Praise be to God for being such a wonderful escape.
Psalm 16:11 says,
"You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

Saturday, June 27, 2009

WonderDog :: Boone, NC

I'm back from Boliva and am quite pleased with my first international assignment. I regret to say that, unlike what we would like to believe, it isn't possible to blog from every corner of the world; well, unless you can pay for satellite. Since I cannot afford the luxuries of world blogging the photos I have taken over the last ten days have added together to form a very large number. So, for now, I give you "WonderDog." Chai is capable of leaping over tall buildings and small people when on the prowl for tennis balls. Here is a rare capture of this athletic creature in mid flight.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Wedding :: Catherine & JM

Saturday was a beautiful day for love. Catherine and JM are two very sweet people who wear their hearts on their sleeves. It was a privilege to photograph their wedding day alongside the talented Matt Powell.