2015 Ocean Surf Shop Icebox Open

2015 Ocean Surf Shop Icebox Open – my first Surf contest photos

I've wanted to get some more surfing shots for years, besides off the Folly Beach pier at sunrise.  I read on Facebook that at contest was happening at 8:00 a.m.  Water sports and splashing make for great splashes of light when taking pictures.  Small drawback, Washout at Folly Beach is a "south" facing beach for … Continue reading 2015 Ocean Surf Shop Icebox Open – my first Surf contest photos


Backyard birds

Weather is not great, cold and rainy.   I can take pics in rain and take them in the cold, but don't like them both at the same time. So I set up a bird feeder on the deck in the backyard until I can make myself leave the warm house again.

Top of a Christmas tree ornament taken with a Extension tubes.

Macro photography with extension tubes

I have been thinking about getting some extension tubes for years to try some micro photography.   I finally did and they arrived today. They are great!  (I made a homemade micro lens last year you may remember, by removing the front element off the front of an old lens, but it was not what … Continue reading Macro photography with extension tubes

Pelicans fishing in the Colonial Lake in downtown Charleston, S.C.

I went downtown to get some pics today and was trying to avoid the reindeer run and drove by Colonial Lake.  I saw some pelicans fishing and stopped to take some pics of them diving.  They are a little slower than the kingfishers from last week.

Kingfisher having some fun while I watched.

I was out this weekend taking some pictures in the fog and I saw a pair of kingfishers trying to get some breakfast.  Down highway 17 out near Bear Island, which is about 40 miles south of Charleston, SC.   I was looking for eagles again, but could only hear them off in the distance. … Continue reading Kingfisher having some fun while I watched.

Cole McDonald’s pitching debut

Cole was in the paper with Cory this time.  Cole pitched 2 innings and faced 6 batters.  5 strikeouts and one put out to 1st base.  Not bad for the first outing.   Link to article in the paper. http://www.moultrienews.com/article/20140328/MN11/140329589/1019/   Link to Cory and Coles team for updates via Facebook and game stats links. … Continue reading Cole McDonald’s pitching debut