A picture of pictures of a man on poles.


Outer Banks, 2008
Danielle, Virginia Beach Rescue Squad




Bob Werby, Virginia Beach Rescue Volunteer




Jack-o-Lantern time!



Testing out an idea. So far it's only so so.


Please stop growing up so fast.


O.W. Gray & Bro. is having a sale on buggy whips this weekend. You can also demo a couple of the new models.


A wedge of storm clouds moved over the vacation house. Fun to watch.


I like any store willing to use toilets as planters.


More rapids.


What photographer hasn't taken a picture of something similar. My lame attempt.


Rapids along the Roanoke River in Weldon, NC. Click this one to see it bigger, I quite like it.


Met this guy Ronny in Weldon, NC on a leisurely ride thru the back roads coming back from a photo shoot in Raleigh. Our meeting was strange only in its randomness and the pull I felt towards him.

He is 71 years old and lives in central Florida. He decided to ride his bike to Long Island, NY to see his brother. Yes, Florida to New York. When I asked why he responded simply with "Why not?". He brought little money and relies on the kindness of strangers for food. Water refills come from gas stations and such. He is taking rural back roads whenever possible to avoid traffic and because "people are nicer" along them. He sleeps in a pup tent wherever he finds a suitable place off the road. Bathes in rivers and lakes. His bike had to be 30 years old, very simple with only his belongings weighing it down. Said he's been going off his route to visit interesting places, in Virginia he's going to see Mt. Vernon and Stratford Hall.

Well-spoken and extremely intelligent, he was drafted by the army into the Korean War and then graduated from RIT with a degree in woodworking and furniture design though most of his work life has been on citrus farms in Florida.

Of the trip he says, "We need to go back to simpler ways of living. We'll all have to some day." At one point during our conversation he wondered aloud if he would be able to make it to NY in time to see his cousins visiting from Sweden, and laughingly asked me "Is it July yet?". Told him it was June 26th and he thought he probably wouldn't make it in time, "Maybe next time" he said.

After an hour or so we wished each other well and I asked if I could take his picture. He agreed and then described in rich detail an old Minolta twin-lens reflex he use to have.

I asked if he needed anything and he refused, saying he had plenty. So incredibly true.


My quest for American flag pictures continues.
I still think Super 8 is better.


Self-portrait gone bad.


They should know better than to park in the bad part of town.


Ask your older brother to be a "model" while you test out some lights and this is the look you will get. Guaranteed.



Well, the new site/blog is taking longer than expected. So here's some new pics. Testing out a few ideas.


When was the last time you climbed a tree? Guaranteed to make you feel 8 again, unless you fall, then you may feel a bit older. Seriously, go do it, it's one of those things you'll want to do someday but can't for whatever reason.
The second trip down the Cape Henry lighthouse stairs. I'm out of shape for sure but the kid was ready for another trip up.

Quick story:
I highly recommend a visit to the Cape Henry lighthouse, it is located within the Ft. Story military base. Therefore your car is thoroughly scrutinized, i.e searched, by the pleasant guards. You have to open all the doors, trunk, hood and then step out of the car. Sooooo, before we arrived at the gate, Alyssa and I decided to act the part of spies; and the guards were the bad guys. She took the part very seriously, never cracked a smile, just glaring at these dudes. I played the part of the charming spy, joking with the guards and chatting 'em up.
Hilarious. Mission "Storm the Light" was a success.