Monday, March 29, 2010

Concrete and Steel

Not sure how much of my workaday life I'll bring up here, but we are in the process of getting a new building built. It's an exciting process to watch a patch of dirt sprout a building. If you've never lurked around a construction site with a camera, by all means get out and look around! There's all sorts of stuff going on - welding, bolting, pouring, moving, etc. Shooting pictures of things you don't normally get to see on a daily basis challenges you as a photographer and forces you to work on composition, lighting, exposure, etc. This particular shot was taken with a superzoom point-and-shoot, not my usual DSLR. That provides a challenge as well, shooting with different equipment than you are used to.

Remember, if you're not having fun you're probably doing something wrong. Happy Shooting!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Loving Lake Woodruff N.W.R.

Why is Lake Woodruff one of my favorite places to shoot? Look left. Sites like this are common at Woodruff. It's a National Wildlife Refuge, and it's less than 1/2 hour from my house. I found it because I used to see the sign for it on my way to DeLeon Springs State Park. After driving past the sign a few dozen times, I finally decided to take a detour and check it out. That was three years ago, and I've been there dozens and dozens of times since. How many other people have such an amazing natural resource practicaly in their own backyard? How many people drive by it time and time again, just like I did? How many wish they had such a great place to shoot?

Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge is managed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. If you'd like to learn more about it, please visit:

You can see more photos from Lake Woodruff, as well as many other great places, by visiting my Flickr page:

Happy shooting.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A New Day. A New Blog.

Well, it had to happen sooner or later. After starting a blog a few years back and abandoning it after I realized I was a little too early in the game, I'm back. I hope to post lots of interesting photography tidbit, tips, etc. I also hope to do a better job of keeping this one up to date.

Hi. I'm back.