Cheekwood in Bloom

Cheekwood in Bloom

This spring has seemed slow. The blooms came later, the rain heavier, the wind stronger. So, spring in Nashville seemed like it would never arrive. Thankfully, this morning spring introduced itself in the most delightful way – a perfect morning at Cheekwood...
Creativity is Hard

Creativity is Hard

I’ve been told I was one of those people…you know the creative ones. I’ve always said everyone is creative and people always tell me, yes, but some people are more creative. It’s always been one of my pet peeves but I’m starting to agree. Creativity is hard....
2018 in Review

2018 in Review

Continuing my newish tradition of a year in review (2017 and 2016 links), I present the 2018 year in review. 2018 was a much better year than 2017. I shot more, traveled more, and just enjoyed photography more. Here is my year in review. These might not be the best...
Celebrating the Ordinary Beautiful

Celebrating the Ordinary Beautiful

Life goes so fast that I think we can forget the small details that make up our days, weeks, months….It all starts blending together so I’ve decided to do a retrospect of each month so I can remember the highlights of that month. Some months might be exciting with a...
The last of the tulips

The last of the tulips

Two weekends ago I went back to Cheekwood to catch the last of the tulips. The Nashville area was going to have some freezing weather and I knew the tulips would not last much longer. It was a drizzly day so the garden was mostly empty – just me, my camera, and...
Bowling the Rain Away

Bowling the Rain Away

This last weekend it rained. It rained buckets. Saturday morning I was getting restless, so one of my roommates, so we decided to go bowling. I had not bowled in 15 years or more so I decided to document the catastrophic event.  Surprisingly, I got several strikes but...
Frozen Surprise

Frozen Surprise

This weekend one of my roommates and I took my dog out for a hike at Radnor Lake. I always bring my camera though I was not expecting to shoot anything this trip. It’s winter, everything is dead, even though we had some sunshine it was a bleak day. It had been in the...
Giving Up

Giving Up

It’s August in Tennessee which usually means unbearable heat and humidity but Mother Nature has seen fit to give us a break for a bit. Today was great weather so I decided to head down to Chattanooga for a little bit of exploring. It was not great photo weather...
Finding Style

Finding Style

Recently, I’ve been rethinking my photography. What do I like to shoot? How do I like to shoot? How do I want to edit? Are just a few of the questions I’ve been rolling around. I’ve only shot a handful of times all year because I was just not in the...
My Five Favorite Books on Creativity

My Five Favorite Books on Creativity

  We have all been there. Ideas are not coming. Motivation is gone – the tank is empty. What do we do? Where do we turn? For me, I have a series of books that. I always keep close. These are books I’ve read several times and always get something out of....