Hiking to Big Lake and Oak Rock at William B. Umstead State Park

While there, I covered 4.1 miles on three trails and had one of the most enjoyable hikes of the past year — during which I encountered a big lake, several blackberry plants, a scenic creek, a tulip poplar in bloom, and an oak tree growing straight out of a rock. … More Hiking to Big Lake and Oak Rock at William B. Umstead State Park

Landscape Photography at the Quarry: Notes on Aspect Ratio

I’ve never taken quite the number of photos of the quarry that I did on this occasion, when the light was moody and overcast but also exceptionally even and natural. This in turn allowed me to take some of my best landscape photography to date. … More Landscape Photography at the Quarry: Notes on Aspect Ratio