Looking over the gunwale of my canoe I’m struck by the peace, quiet and stillness of the scene. My paddle, the clouds, trees and even power lines are all clearly visible in the slow, calm water just inches below me. Continue reading “A Simple Gift Over The Gunwale”
Colorful damselflies roam the shoreline of the Rappahannock River in Virginia. I photographed this one during a summer canoe trip.
The constant bubbling of mineral infused, hot water leaves colorful, thin layers of sediment throughout the geothermal areas of Yellowstone National Park. The hot spring in the foreground of this photo reminds me of a lunar crater while the colorful cliff and distant steam behind it add to the other-worldliness of the scene.
Puffy white clouds fill the sky over the Lamar Valley in Yellowstone National Park.
We were traveling north from the Old Faithful area in Yellowstone National Park when we encountered three bison traffic jams in the space of about 1 mile. The kids thought it was hilarious to watch them walking down the road, holding up traffic. The bison took their time and would occasionally stop to look at a vehicle as if the cars were out of place.
I photographed this cyclist on Riverside Drive during the Tour de Richmond in October. Positioned across the road with a view of the river, I panned the camera with the passing cyclist to capture this image.
During a walk along the James River I noticed these cairns out among the natural rock formations. Perhaps they were put their by a paddler as a way to mark their take out point?
The old brick and concrete bridge piers stand across the James River as a testimony to the ravages of time. They once provided safe and easy passage across the river and now serve merely as roosts for water fowl and baron outcroppings for pioneering vegetation.
These old pilings in the James River must have served as the foundation for a small bridge. Now they are simply part of the river.
The slow moving, low, autumn waters of the James River provided a wonderful reflection of a Canada Goose and the nearby river rocks.