Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 24, 2019 at 01:46PM


Do you think clusters of #wildflowers are like #MukBang for #bees? 🤔🤣🧐 #TeamCanon shining the #goldenhour spotlight on our #endangered fuzzy friends. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i Lens: EF-S 18-135mm STM Aperture: f/5.6 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/600 sec #savetheBees #canonfanphoto via Instagram http://bit.ly/2PrGgok

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 23, 2019 at 07:22PM


“Keeping Buzzy” - #Bees are quickly bee-coming my favorite new models. #TeamCanon shining the #spotlight on our #endangered fuzzy friends. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i Lens: EF-S 18-135mm STM Aperture: f/5.6 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/600 sec #savetheBees #canonfanphoto via Instagram http://bit.ly/2PsnD3F

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 21, 2019 at 11:39AM


“Ectoplasm & the Void” -Linville Falls, North Carolina. Exploring the #ethereal in #BlackAndWhite. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i Lens: EF-S 18-135mm STM Aperture: f/6.4 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/15 sec via Instagram http://bit.ly/2IxsnEq

Friday, April 19, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 19, 2019 at 04:49PM


“Distant Gaze” -When she’s already got her eye on the next #adventure. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i Lens: EF-S 18-135mm STM Aperture: f/9.0 ISO: 100 Shutter Speed: 1/10 #petphotography #CanonFanPhoto #BlackandWhite via Instagram http://bit.ly/2IGczys

Thursday, April 18, 2019

When the Storms Roll In...

The weather is all over the place out here in Western North Carolina.  Just check out these cool storm clouds rolling through my foothills.




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Photos from the Trail: April 18, 2019 at 08:28AM


“Pyramidis Iani dei Antiquo” -The pyramid of the ancient god Janus. Two Layers, Four Faces, One Edit. 📷: #TeamCanon experimenting with #PhotoMirror and the #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2VTvoBU

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 17, 2019 at 10:02PM


“What the Moon Brings”- H.P. Lovecraft will always be my #lunar inspiration for the #NightSky photography I do. 📷: #CanonEOS 6D MK II, vintage EF 70-300mm lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GkD2yY

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 16, 2019 at 04:29PM


“Thrive” -Cultivate a life that attracts what’s important to you. Let the noise and the pests filter themselves out. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker #explore the busy life of #bees in the #BlueRidgeMountains. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 17-135mm STM lens. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GrF0Ph

Monday, April 15, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 15, 2019 at 11:05AM


“Sunkissed” - She really loves baking that furry little noggin‘ in the warm Spring #Sunshine. #TeamCanon & #TinyDog soak up the sun in the #BlueRidgeMountains, North Carolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #hikingwithdogs via Instagram http://bit.ly/2KFty6K

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 13, 2019 at 05:14PM


“Live & Learn” Kicking myself over the slight imperfections in this shot, despite this #butterfly being extremely patient with me. Oh well, #liveandlearn. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker chasing #butterflies in the #blueridgemountains, #NorthCarolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #unlikelyhikers via Instagram http://bit.ly/2XdplIR

Friday, April 12, 2019

#TimeLapse Series: Getting my Dual Drum Rock Tumbler Ready

Yes, I setup my #RockTumbler and turned it into a #musicvideo. Don't @ me, bruh. https://youtu.be/3juo1K7WHK0



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Photos from the Trail: April 12, 2019 at 03:29PM


“Stand Out” -Be approachable, professional, and matter-of-fact. Let that be the reason you stick out in a crowd. Never mind the weird hair, feeling insecure, tattoos or just not being like everyone else. Be #authentic. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker searching for inner #zen amongst the #blueridgemountains, #NorthCarolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #unlikelyhikers #amplemovement #FridayVibes via Instagram http://bit.ly/2G9p1UI

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 10, 2019 at 06:33PM


“A beautiful life is not a perfect one” -Yes, I absolutely followed this battle-scarred #swallowtail #butterfly all around a valley snapping hundreds pics. Wear your wounds, flaws, and trauma as badges of honor. #Perfection is boring. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker chasing #butterflies in the #blueridgemountains, #NorthCarolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #unlikelyhikers via Instagram http://bit.ly/2ULuQB2

NC Wildlife TimeLapse: April 4th

So, we're finally starting to get some more wildlife on these videos, and I also move the camera to a slightly better location. 

What do you think of the new location and the new lighting?



Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 09, 2019 at 04:26PM


“The Workbench” When I’m not hiking, I’m #making: #jewelry, polished #rocks, cleaning #treasures I’ve #found while #rockhounding, and general #crafty stuff. Glad to have a place where I can work on my #arrowheads, #agates, and #petrifiedwood. Hoping to add a #lapidary machine by next year. 📷: #IPhone8sPlus & edited by #PicsArt. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2GdPDVQ

Time Lapse Wildlife At My Rural Homestead: New Location & Critters!

I'm having fun with my Time Lapse series that I started with my new DJI Osmo Pocket, but I have no idea if anyone else finds these types of videos interesting. I mean, I love finding out what's outside my window at night.

When I first moved to NC, everyone told me the place was full of wild animals, and this video from last week was my first "real" sign that people weren't just talking a big talk out here.  For over a week now, the most exciting thing I've seen has been a group of bunnies eating bird seed, or a weird moth passing by at just the right moment.

Hopefully I'll get something cool on these videos. What do you think? Should I keep doing my Time Lapse videos, or should I move on to something else?




Monday, April 8, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 08, 2019 at 10:06PM


“Windshield Wipers Optional” -When I tell people I just moved to #NorthCarolina from the Southwest, 99.999% of the time I inevitably hear how the Carolinas are technically a tropical rainforest. At which point I follow up with, “Yes, and I grew up in the Dismal Swamp”...Y’all think a little #rain is gonna bother this #swampwitch? A random Tuesday in New Mexico is +7,000 elevation, golfball hail, 30mph winds and full sun. A less-than-enthused #hikingselfie in the Catawba Valley. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2G99WDw

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 07, 2019 at 07:05PM


This is my neighbor, George. He’s not very chatty. I told him I liked his Umbrella and he just rolled his eyes and told me to “hop along now”... 📷: iPhone 8s Plus. via Instagram http://bit.ly/2I4ie1J

Friday, April 5, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 05, 2019 at 01:22PM


“Curiosity” -When #TinyDog does that cute head tilt thing ❤️. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker #getlost in the #zen of Tom’s Creek #waterfall, North Carolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #hikingwithdogs via Instagram http://bit.ly/2uQGM5Y

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 04, 2019 at 01:19PM


“Whispers & Sounds” #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker #getlost in the #zen of Tom’s Creek #waterfall, #NorthCarolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 10-18mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness via Instagram https://ift.tt/2TWlcXx

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 02, 2019 at 11:01AM


“It’s hard to fit a smile & a camera in the same shot” -I’m at my happiest when I’m #behindthecamera, but sometimes putting a face to my #photography helps. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker #getlost in the #zen of Tom’s Creek #waterfall, #NorthCarolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #Selfie via Instagram https://ift.tt/2WK8YDt

Monday, April 1, 2019

Photos from the Trail: April 01, 2019 at 01:52PM


“River Scout” Never overestimate your skillset; Watch & Learn, there’s always something new. #TeamCanon & #TheOrdinaryHiker #getlost in the contrasting terrain of Tom’s Creek #waterfalls, NorthCarolina. 📷: #CanonEOS T7i, EF-S 18-135mm STM lens. #canonfanphoto #hikingphotography #shootforgreatness #hikingwithdogs #blackandwhite via Instagram https://ift.tt/2WDa8Ao