My Uncle Ben told me the secret to being a good photographer was to take lots and lots of pictures, then only share the best ones. So every day I try to share one great photo. That isn’t as easy as it sounds.
When I travel, I take so many I love, and I want to share them all. This project has taught me to edit and find the one image which really captures the essence of what I am seeing and feeling rather than 20 which become tedious to the viewer.
When I am home, I get caught up in the daily grind. It is sometimes hard to stop and take a few pictures. Knowing I need a picture for the blog forces me to look at the world a little differently. I always stop and think, would that be a good picture?
Taking lessons with Paul D’Andrea, I learned to apply basic techniques, to make great effects happen deliberately. He taught me to bring my point of view into each photos. So this is my point of view.
The unusual thing about the Arenal volcano is that it did not blow from the top. The lower explosions in 1968, created a domino effect up the mountain as pressure continues to build. Today, the continued activity inside the volcano has resulted in the...read more
I have never been much of an organized tour person, but for our tip to Costa Rica I reached out to my friend Becky of Bella Travel. She asked great questions about the type of activities we typically enjoyed and the type of hotels that appealed to us. Becky lined up...read more
Our tour guide was amazing. All along the way she pointed out interesting things we would have missed if we were walking by ourselves This black beetle didn't seem to care at all that we were taking his...read more
Walking back to our hotel room I spotted a night flash of color against the backdrop of green Glad I stopped, even though I was really tired. I haven't seen another one like it...read more
Our guide casually mentioned that the little viper snakes are poisonous. But they look so harmless curled on a branch. They aren't very big, but even the little ones pack a punch . Pretty sure he was sizing me...read more
The moisture and hot climate help trees grow and the fungus that live on them . Saw this walking through rainforest in Costa Rica .read more
Walking along the path in the Rainforest we saw all sorts of creatures including this beautiful bird.read more
The sun comes up and we see the volcano from our porchread more
One of the best parts of our drive to La Fortuna was a pause along the lake to watch the sun go downread more
In a drive that took way too long from one end of Costa Rica to the other, there were great stops along the way. And lots of wild life including this bird stirring in a tree near the...read more
The beach is definitely my happy placeread more
First day in Costa Rica walked along the beach. Found this scenic spot to admire the waves as we had breakfastread more
This is an annual tradition at Roundpeg. We have our two office cats face off in their helmets, sharing the photos on social media. Clyde's helmet has remained the same for years, but this year Benny has a new look. You can tell just by looking at the photos how...read more
At first glance you think it is sweet how the two Roundpeg cats get along. But look close and you will see the truth. Clyde is holding Benny down so he doesn't annoy her...read more
The way the light reflected in the sky mad the sunset look like the entrance to the gates of Hellread more
In one of his rare, quiet moments I snapped this photo of Benny, the Roundpeg office cat.read more
At 18 years old she sleeps a lot, but my girl is still sweet and comfortable in her life Z She doesn't hear too well so she is often surprised but always happy to be near...read more