I met several photographer friends one weekday morning for a tour of a historic company and building in a historic part of Tampa, Ybor City. We met for a full tour of the J.C. Newman Cigar Company factory. Newman Cigar’s iconic clock tower is visible from I-4 as you go through Tampa. Nikon Z7 […]
Staple Island and Inner Farne, off Northern Coast of England – Day 6 – 2022
It was our final day of the birding workshop and as with every other day, our leader, Denise Ippolito, called the boat company to see the status of our last boat reservations! She was told that, at that point, both boat trips were on! ...
The Importance of Connection: Moving from 2022 into 2023
“The connections we make in the course of a life–maybe that’s what heaven is.”
― Fred Rogers
In the past several years, I have shared a collection of my favorite photographs taken during that year. 2022 was a much different year from past years...
Seahouses Cliffs and Inner Farne, England – Day 5 – 2022
In locations with drastic lighting differences, it is always a good idea to visit at different times of the day to take advantage of the varied lighting. So we decided to visit the Seahouses Cliffs again (see Day 3 for the afternoon visit). This...
Inner Farne – Northumberland, England – Day 4 – 2022
On our 4th day in northern England, the seas were again too high for the morning boat out of Seahouses. So our afternoon trip to Inner Farne would be our only birding for this day! We once again had to take the 2-hour boat...
Castles, Sheep & a Few Birds – Bamburgh, Northumberland, England – Day 3 – 2022
When on a birding workshop you must be flexible! That is especially true when you are depending on a boat ride in the North Sea to see the birds! On our third day in England, we could see from our balcony that there was...
Bempton Cliffs – Bempton, Bridlington, England – Day 2 – 2022
On our second day, with a change in plans, which is always a possibility when birding and boating, we drove 3 hours south of Seahouses to RSPB Bempton Cliffs Nature Preserve. See Day 1 here. The drive was, again, very stressful with roundabouts every...
Exploring Northeastern Spain
“A true artist is not one who is inspired, but one who inspires others.”
― Salvador Dali
In October, my camera took Randy and me on a two week-long journey. Our journey began in Barcelona,
Farne Islands – North Sea, off Northumberland coast of England – Day 1 – 2022
After waiting over 3 years to attend this twice postponed “birding” workshop, I finally landed in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, in late June 2022. I met the group of photographers and instructors with whom I would be spending the next 5 days, at the Edinburgh...