At least once a year, I head with the family to a place in the middle of PA where you get no connection. . . no bars (the internet kind = no Facebook, no emails, no cellphone) which is quite surprising since we are only about 30 minutes away from one of the top ten colleges, Penn State.  However, there is one thing that always works on my device no matter where I am . . . the camera 🙂

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This year we headed to this sweet spot for fourth of July weekend. Even though we went to Penn State to see the fireworks and I confess, I used my device to get some tips on how to shoot fireworks and maybe see what the family was up to in other parts of the country, oops, and well okay post a pic to Instagram. . .  but that was it and soon we were on our way back to the land of disconnect.


It’s a really good feeling . . . even if just for a little while . . . to rely only on the conversation that’s going right where you are, and not to hear dings and rings and chimes and tones . . . a prelude to interruption.  As a photographer, an artist,  it really is a way to reconnect with your vision when you disconnect.

**Today’s post was inspired by a post I read, when I got home, by Photofocus and their Photographer of the Week, Nikki Harrison http://photofocus.com/2014/07/07/nikki-harrison-photographer-of-the-week/, and particularly #6 on her list.

Til next time,


Sink or Swim

You know the old saying, a picture is worth a thousands words, well this one is speaking loud and clear to me.

sink or swim Because on Monday, I will be getting up in front of a room of photographers and do my best to present a full agenda with a feature on printing/matting/framing.  Did I mention I will also be standing up in front of that same room full of photographers as the newly elected President of the Doylestown Photography Club :-o.   Yep, this photo pretty much sums up just about everything I’m feeling right about now … exhilaration one minute to a complete fear of drowning (so to speak) the next.

I know there’s really nothing to worry about.  This is anything but a one-man-show; it’s a real team effort and I am 100% sure they got my back.  Right guys (you know who you are 🙂 ) ?  So, I’m expecting…hoping to feel more like thisbig bang…by 9:30 (of course that’s assuming everything runs smoothly) Monday night.

Til next time,
sign off

Happy 4th of July

  I know it is a little after the fact, but the local 4th of July fireworks display was rained out last weekend.  Which was actually a good thing for us because we had the wrong date anyway . . . turns out we showed up a day late last week.  So it was rescheduled for last night and it was a perfect summer evening to sit under the stars and ooooh and aaaah.