A place for me to share my recent work, random musings on photography and reflect on my thoughts, experiences, ideas and revelations.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Spider Lilies!

To cap off our vacation week, we spent Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with our friends John & Marcia at Landsford Canal State Park in South Carolina. Landsford Canal is home of the largest collection of Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies in the world. They bloom from mid-May to mid-June at this spot along the Catawba River. I had heard about these but never seen them before. What an amazing sight!

This image gives an overview of the shoals and shows just a portion of the thousands of flowers growing at this special place.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Photography-Free Week

We're spending this week at one of our favorite vacation spots - Hilton Head Island in South Carolina. We've been pretty busy and I owed Kathy some Tom-time, so I left the majority of my photo gear at home. Not being one to travel anywhere without some kind of camera however, I have my Canon G9 with me "just in case." I shot this image of sun dogs from our balcony while we were taking a break from the beach and having lunch. It's a fun and colorful image and one I thought I would share.

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Charlotte Lynx

I've been wanting to get some shots of Charlotte's new light rail, the Lynx, since it went operational in November of last year. I have a number of shots of the Charlotte Trolley cars, and wanted to get some nice images of the Lynx to add to my collection. I purposely waited until spring to get some green on the trees and in the grass. This past Sunday turned out to be a perfect day - clear air, blue sky and some nice clouds.

This shot was taken at the rail crossing at Park Avenue in Charlotte's South End.