Welcome to my musings and thoughts regarding images that I have taken. 

Plows, Family Roots, and History

September 23, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
Recently a local college, Warren Wilson, celebrated their annual plow day in tribute to horse draft power farming. I shot the event and was pleased that the college decided to use some of my images. The plow is one of the oldest inventions dating back to several thousand years BC. The earliest plows were suitable for relatively easily tilled soil l...
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Roots Music

August 04, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
In moving to Western North Carolina I returned after a couple of centuries to a region where many of my maternal ancestors lived. My 3g-grandfather was in Buncombe county by 1809 and received a North Carolina land grant in 1816 for land on Avery Creek on the western side of the French Broad River. So I have roots here. The site identification of Am...
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To the Moon and Beyond

July 28, 2019  •  2 Comments
As I stated in my previous post, astrophotography has been added to my photographic pursuits largely influenced by my next door neighbor, Rock, in North Carolina. I thus have rationalized including night sky images into my American Roots theme. For much of America's history the frontier was viewed as unlimited and the vast western sky was a metapho...
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Return From a Long Hiatus

July 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment
After a 2 year hiatus, I have returned to posting. Since my last post, my wife and I have relocated to North Carolina and I have gone through a re-examination of my photographic work. The Vermont Project was very satisfying but after completing it I was not sure what was next. Luckily I have become involved with a local art league and in the proces...
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Hamilton House, S. Berwick, ME - digital sketch

June 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
After the Vermont History Project, I decided to take some time and determine what is next. As an aspect of the Vermont project, I explored introducing painterly effects into my images. I was pleased with what I achieved but developed an acute awareness of how little I understood painting. So I am undertaking an exploration of recreating some of my...
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