Saturday, July 31, 2010


There wasn't much in the way of clouds this morning at Marsh Creek... There were however, a few fishermen out in the mist rising off the surface of the lake.

While the clouds were absent, there was some nice color for at least a few moments.

Sometimes the opportunities you seek are not the ones you end up capitalizing on.

Have a great day! - Ed

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Playing Around...

Wanted to share this...

I entered this in a photo challenge. The challenge was to create a "Warhol" type of piece of work from a photograph.

Don't forget to enter the "Hot or Cold" contest... details on my blog.

Have a great day! - Ed

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Photo Contest!!!!

Which Do You Prefer? The snow and cold of six months ago, or the current sweltering heat?

Let me know by either commenting here or on my Facebook page. I will randomly pick the winner out of all the people who commented by Monday night. The prize? A free 10x15 print of any image on my site!!! Come on and join in the fun... I will reveal my preference and the winner on Tuesday. Looking forward to all of the responses.
Have a great day! - Ed


Just an informal pet portrait of Amber, one of two happy friendly dogs that play with us by and in the pool at my brother-in-law's home.

Hope everyone is staying cool...

Have a great day! - Ed

Monday, July 12, 2010

Storms Around The Sound

Here is an image of the sound side of the island. It was a rainy morning and I managed to catch a break...

Used a circular polarizer along with a graduated ND filter to bring out the detail in the sky.

Have a great day! - Ed

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Black & White Pier

Another image from the fishing pier in Rodanthe...

A slowed shutter speed captured the motion in the water.

Have a great day! - Ed

Cape Hatteras Lighthouse at Dawn

This one of my images of the famous Cape Hatteras Lighthouse; taken just as the sun was breaking over the horizon.

I used a graduated ND filter along with a 2 second exposure to help bring out the detail in the shadowed area around the base of the lighthouse.

What this image doesn't capture; the unique experience of being eaten alive by mosquitoes. Had all my gear, except for that can of Off on the counter...

Have a great day! - Ed

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sunrise In Rodanthe...

I had the great fortune to be able to get away with the family for the July 4th holiday and the week after. We packed everything up (included our boys, Bach & Mozart) and took off for Rodanthe in the Outer Banks.

It can be a challenge at times to balance a family oriented event; while trying to pursue photography. I did manage to get some serious shooting in among the family snaps...

I have recently begun using filters to achieve different effects in my images. The filters for this image were stacked to allow the blurred water and clouds. I was also using a Circular Polarizer to help bring out the details and colors. The polarizer is a screw on filter; while the Neutral Density & Graduated Neutral Density are 4x4 & 4x5 HiTech resin filters that I use with the Lee holder system.

I am looking forward to more opportunities to use filters to help spark my creativity...

Have a great day! - Ed