Earlier this year, I asked a few friends on Facebook what songs bring them hope. The response was overwhelming, and the suggestions they provided allowed me to make a 90-minute audio cassette mixtape, complete with a side A and a side B. Just as I have my characters in Fossil Five explore the process involved … Continue reading The Hope MixTape: Side A, Track 1. “Here Comes The Sun”
My buddy Brad and I were in Ocean City, MD with our families, and we decided over dinner one night that we would head in to Assateague Island, MD the next morning to get photos of the horses on the beach at sunrise. The weather, itself, did not disappoint. An agitated swirl of cirrus clouds … Continue reading The Story Behind The Picture: Solitary Pony on Assateague Island
The following photos were all taken in Butler, MD, earlier this afternoon while on our way to Maryland Saddlery. Madelyn needed a new bit for her bridle, so Braeden and I took to the back roads to snap a few photos. All of these pictures were taken within 2 miles of the Saddlery. There's beauty … Continue reading An Afternoon in Butler, MD
Last Sunday, Oct. 27, I began my day with realizing the following: Inspiration surrounds us in all things; we merely need to realize the beauty in what we already see. The experiences we have, and the way in which we perceive and receive them, are entirely up to us. Sometimes, all we need to do … Continue reading Change Your Perspective, Change Your Life
Adam Byatt recently posted a piece about artists getting paid (or not), in response to a piece written by an artist named Amanda, who was responding to a letter that was sent to her by an artist named Amy. Adam, Amanda, Amy... All artists. I'm thinking of changing my name to Arus (and it shall … Continue reading I’m An Artist, So Pay Me, Maybe?
If you are interested in capturing some great images this weekend of the Perseid Meteor Shower, here are a few tips that might help you. Find The Darkest Area Possible It's getting harder to find such a place these days, but scope out a site that is free of city or suburban lights. It's not … Continue reading Photographing The Perseid Meteor Shower
I am venturing into a new medium for sharing my photography: YouTube slide shows that feature my photos in specific themes. The first "release" is Gettysburg Sunrise, 46 photos taken at the Gettysburg National Military Park in October 2011. If you like the video, please subscribe to my YouTube channel, as I will be releasing … Continue reading Gettysburg Sunrise: First Themed Slide Show
photo: rus vanwestervelt, goucher college, towson, md 9/26/11 My drive home from school today took less time than I expected, and I had exactly ten extra minutes before I had to pick up my oldest daughter to take her to the gym. Given the fact that I was still five minutes from home, that left … Continue reading The Five-Minute Photo Shoot