July 24, 2017


Still had the macro lens on, so this dragon fly was next. I had to take the extension tube off and this is still more than 1:2, so really more a close-up, than a macro photo! (It kept flying away when I tried to get to macro distance!)


Feb. 10, 2017 Snow Moon


A full moon in February is called a snow moon. Adding to the excitement  was a lunar eclipse – not an awesome total eclipse. but the moon passes through enough shadow (called the penumbra) to create a noticeable darkening on the left side – this photo is the peak.


I spent some time looking for a foreground…


but with a 500mm Mirror lens, the moon was not big enough for the depth of field to work…

Feb. 3, 2017

Eno River State Park

New photos for my classroom/ PJ newsroom. Photos from graduates of the program since I started and where they work now! Great folks with great jobs, North Carolina State A&T, Carolina Panthers, Fayetteville Observer, Rocky Mount Telegram, Live Storms Media, Winston-Salem Journal, Sports Endeavors and Grand Forks Herald (ND) all represented!