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Acadia National Park – A Photographic Journey

September 15, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Acadia National Park is located in Maine less than an hour’s drive from Bangor. One of the oldest National Parks on the East Coast, Acadia offers an abundance of opportunities for outdoor activities and a wealth of subjects for the photographer. The park is spread throughout Mount Desert Island and extends to the mainland’s Schoodic Peninsula. The...
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National Aquarium Dolphin Count 2015

July 23, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Each summer, teams gather to take a look into our planet's future. The health of our coastal waters is an indicator as to the health of our ecosystem that affects all marine life. And the impact on marine life can affect us all. As part of the strategy to continuously monitor the coastal waters, an annual dolphin count has evolved over the years al...
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Nikon 85Mmm f/1.4 D vs G - Review

June 22, 2015  •  3 Comments
Nikon 85mm f/1.4 G vs D For years I have owned a Nikon Nikkor 85mm f1.4 D lens that I just loved for portraits. After a recent photoshoot, I decided to try the Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 "G" which I thought may yield even better results than I had been getting with my current lens. With a street price of nearly $1,700 and very positive reviews, I knew it...
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2015 Washington DC Global Race For The Cure - RACE FOR IMPACT

May 10, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
Global Race for the Cure 2015 - RACE FOR IMPACT The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world's largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer ever created, a fundraiser for breast cancer sufferers, survivors and their families to fight against breast cancer. This is the 26th year the Race for the Cure h...
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Traveling with a Full Frame Camera: Nikon 28-300mm and Nikon 20mm lenses

April 29, 2015  •  1 Comment
Background When my travel involves photography, it is either for relaxation (vacation) or a specific photoshoot. When I travel for a vacation, my photographic needs are somewhat different and I want to carry the least amount of camera gear as possible - but yet still come back with some really nice photographs. When I travel for a photoshoot, howe...
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Nikon TC-14e III Quick Look

September 02, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
T eleconverters are a cheap way of extending the reach of a lens, and thus have become most popular to many photographers - amateur to pro. Not only scan they extend the reach of certain lenses, they often bring new life into some lenses and have the added benefit of allowing the photographer to carry a small converter to extend the reach of a lens...
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31st Annual National Night Out

August 07, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
31 st Annual National Night Out (NNO) ​Coming to a Community Near You In August, millions of Americans nationwide joined together for a "crime going away party” - the 31st Annual National Night Out. Along with traditional outside lights and front porch vigils, most cities and towns celebrated the National Night Out with a variety of special city...
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Massive Die-Offs Plague Bottlenose Dolphin Along U.S. East Coast

July 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Massive Die-Offs Plague Bottlenose Dolphin Along U.S. East Coast Of the 600,000 dolphins world-wide, over 20,000 generally migrate through the mid-Atlantic coastal waters during the summer and fall. However, a silent, mysterious plague is claiming the lives of these bottlenose dolphin in record numbers. Since July 2013, nearly 1,400 dolphin car...
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HonFest Celebrates 20th Year in Baltimore

June 13, 2014  •  1 Comment
HonFest Celebrates 20th Year in Baltimore Baltimore, Maryland is certainly known for hosting some very wacky, and fun, events. And summer is a great time for many of those events. I had always thought the American Visionary Arts Museum's (AVAM) Kinetic Sculpture Race, where you can see wacky sculptures go through downtown Baltimore and into the...
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Rock n Roll Marathon - San Diego 2014

June 10, 2014  •  1 Comment
Rock 'n' Roll Marathon rocks San Diego This June, over 30,000 entrants from across the United States and forty countries came to the 17th annual Suja Rock 'n' Roll Marathon held in San Diego, California. Originating in 1998, San Diego became the foundation for the Rock 'n' Roll marathons and half-marathons that are now held throughout the world. T...
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How to Photograph: Seascapes

May 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Photographing Seascapes: Tips and Techniques I have been asked the question about how photographers get those 'special' seascape shots that stand above the others and get noticed. I always state that art is subjective and what one person may like another may not. The purpose of this "how to' article is to give a quick overview of the 'when, what a...
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New Nikon 80-400 Lens Comparison

May 19, 2014  •  2 Comments
The New Nikon 80mm-400mm f/4.5 - 5.6. Is it worth the cost? Recently I took the plunge and purchased the new Nikon 80-400 f/4.5 - 5.6 lens based on reviews and image examples I had seen. But, I had to ask myself, was it really worth the cost of nearly $3000 for a lens that was not considered to be in the Nikon 'pro' category. (Well to be honest...
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Moments of Terror - The Mall In Columbia Shooting

January 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
All too often we hear about senseless shootings in malls in America and around the world. You never think it could happen to you. This article is about a recent mall shooting and the firsthand experiences of the writer as a witness to moments of terror. This is just one viewpoint, mine. Background Columbia, Maryland is a planned community compr...
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Human, Soul and Machine: The Coming Singularity AVAM Exhibit

October 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
The American Visionary Art Museum's 19th original thematic exhibition is a timely and playful examination of the serious impact of technology on our lives, as seen through the eyes of 40+ visionary artists, cutting edge futurists, and inventors. Pleasing to an audience of Nobel Prize winners and schoolchildren alike, this show asks, "Two billion pe...
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The Lowcountry of South Carolina

October 05, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
When one thinks of South Carolina, often the charm of the Old South is what comes to mind. South Carolina, with it Southern culture, people, history, architecture, food and beaches make for a wonderful location to unwind and forget about the busy world that is left behind. On a recent vacation to celebrate our anniversary, my wife and I visited the...
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