Photo of the Week – Lighting the Lamp

This photo is a bit outside my usual style, but I thought it would be fun to share. The lighthouse attendant has just lit the lamp and he is watching to make sure the flame has stabilized. What makes this image work for me is the way his eyes are illuminated by the beam as the mechanism revolves. Handholding the camera … Full Story

Storm Flight

For this shot, I had staked myself out on a lengthy wooden pier raised high above the sawgrass marshes flanking the waterway at the marina where we were tied up for the night…wading into the marsh was an exercise in sinking up to the knees in muck that sucks the shoes off your feet leaving your bare soles exposed to beds of sharp-edged clams embedded in the mud … Full Story

Desert Kaleidoscope

I captured several satisfying images of a roadrunner as he darted by in pursuit of a lizard or whatever a roadrunner eats! This one I especially enjoy for the kaleidoscope-like bokeh effect in the background, while the roadrunner emerges into focus with even his tiniest feathers rim lit by the sunlight. … Full Story

See You Later

The summer of 2014 we spent cruising the chilly waters near Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Especially at the north end of the Johnstone Straits, near Blackfish Sound and Echo Bay, marine wildlife was abundant. … Full Story

The Odd Couple

We found a stingray in the shallow water escorted by a trevally that resulted in a photo that strikes my fancy. The rays always seem to have a fish accompanying them; in this case another trevally tried to join in, but the first fish aggressively drove it away. Back in the states I googled the behavior and came up with the term ‘commensalism’, in which one species benefits by hanging out with another. In this case the fish snags up the scraps of food stirred up by the stingray as it feeds along the sandy bottom. … Full Story