Havin' Fun in the Dark!

If you have been following along, either here or on Facebook, you may have noticed that most of my September images have been at night. This wasn’t necessarily intentional, but two of my 2019 goals were to get at least one good lightening shot and try shooting the Milky Way.

Thunderstorm over Chocowinity Bay

Thunderstorm over Chocowinity Bay

The Milky Way over the Neuse River

The Milky Way over the Neuse River

In addition to these, I have been working on selecting some of my Grandfather’s images to restore. As fall approaches, my favorite time to shoot, I plan to begin restoring his photos and creating a page dedicated to them on this site. A sample of one of his amazing landscapes is below. Stay tuned!

Digitized from 35mm Slide by Gerrit Spaanbroek, circa 1950

Digitized from 35mm Slide by Gerrit Spaanbroek, circa 1950

Inspirations, mentors and more...

I have always been drawn to images. I think it really began when I found a box full of slides that had been taken by my Grandfather, Gerrit Spaanbroek, in the 40’s and 50’s. Seeing those images as young child transported me to times and places that were impossible to reach in any other manner. They were story tellers. Some were stories of nature’s beauty, while others of people from foreign lands.

Dutch Couple - Gerrit Spaanbroek

Dutch Couple - Gerrit Spaanbroek

Later, leafing through magazines like “National Geographic” and “Life” transported me the same way. Now, through the proliferation of the web and social media, I am inspired almost daily. Facebook, twitter and instagram have changed photography forever. It’s awesome!