First Light

ivy-covered-tree

This old ivy covered tree caught my eye as I drove by, so I came back in the evening, asked permission to go in the yard and then lit it with my flash.The owner was an elderly lady and she could not figure out why anyone would want to photograph the tree? I am pleased with the result I got with a few pops of the flash,and I thought the contrast of the green ivy and fall foliage made a nice scene.

A Quiet Retreat

creek-gazebo

This dilapidated gazebo sits beside a creek and looks like the perfect place to sip hot chocolate on a cool fall evening. Reality is no one ever uses it or appreciates what they have here.One day it will collapse into the creek and wash away. I think about the hundreds of people who drive by here every day and never see the beauty thats right in front of them.

Come Sail Away

boy-and-grandpa-by-lake

This image was a quick grab shot while I was shooting fall foliage. I noticed this boy and his grandfather looking around the fallen leaves and I was not sure what they were doing but I mostly ignored them as I was photographing the Ginko leaves here. I turned around and saw they were near the water, so I got my camera ready and captured this intimate scene. To be honest I never even knew they made a small leaf boat to set sail till I was reviewing my images at home. I wish I had asked for their contact info to share this with them.

The Enchanted Forest Chapel

gnome-chapel

This is my latest creation for our gnome village that sits along the rail trail behind our place. I spent the last two months whenever I had free time building this chapel. My wife painted the glass windows and the sign and I built the rest. It has speakers underneath to play music and has been very well received by those walking the trail.The little gnome couple by the door got married this week inside the chapel.