Creating vs Finding your Voice

This is an image I made on a hike along the Mountains to Sea trail off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Asheville NC. Using the LensBaby Velvet 56 on my Fuji X-T1 mirrorless camera I was able to capture this rainbow lens flare shooting the backlit weed. The resulting image...

Creative Collaboration

When I show this image to fellow photographers, the first question they ask is, “Did you place the red leaf on the rock?” Well, it’s obvious, right? The answer is “Yes, I did.” Is that wrong? I don’t think so. You might argue the...
Living in Your Creative Power

Living in Your Creative Power

There’s something about the photo on this post that expresses the softness and receptivity that I feel when I’m engaged in doing something I love. Having just celebrated Valentine’s Day, I’ve been reflecting on how important it is to be in love...

Happy Birthday Mom

My Mom, Liz Allen had a contagious love of Nature that I most certainly inherited from her. She also was an artist and wrote poetry when she felt inspired. Friends and family appreciated her drawings and paintings as well as her poems. But she never had a blog or...

Seize the Magic

One Saturday this past November I was attending a seminar in downtown Asheville while my wife Bonnie stayed home to process some of her latest photos. On the way downtown from our home north of town in the early morning, I noticed that the nearby mountains were...