Friday, December 28, 2007


Spent a great Christmas in our RV down at the beach. Here's a pup enjoying a little surfing weather! Have a wonderful New Year's holiday!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Flying High

Can't forget our high in trial dog. A great weekend for Mary and Sony. Have a great holiday! See you all in the New Year.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Technical Precision

Here's one from our DKC Obedience trials this weekend. Tech tore it up with this run! Hope you all have a great Christmas Holiday and Karen and I wish you a terrific New Year! We thank you all for letting us cover your trials this year and we look forward to seeing you all at our next trial!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Face Off

A border collie and sheep face off at the PBCA Herding trials last weekend. Great weather, super dogs! See you at DKC next weekend.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


You don't see many Bullmastiffs in the agility ring but boy they do cast an impressive shadow when they are running and jumping. Here is a big male from our trials in Chatham this weekend. For those herders out there see you at the PBCA trials in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Golden Altitude

Speaking of goldens - here is one with a ton of altitude and attitude. A great combination! See you'll in Chatham next week!

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I saw a few dissappointed faces this weekend at the Youngsville Agility Club trials. I think we all have to remember it is first and foremost about fun! After all your best friend didn't have a choice as to whether they were there or not. I also saw lots of fun times. Cider's JWW run was one of them!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

New Senior Hunter In The House!

Congratulations to Karen and Spinner for passing the last two tests of their Senior Hunter title this weekend. They did it at their home clubs tests put on by the Yadkin Valley Retriever Club.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Back To The Brac

Well, I'm back to our home in Cayman Brac for the last time. For those of your who know us we have had a home there since the mid nineties. We have accumulated a great number of fond Brac memories over the past ten years especially from the two years we were fortunate enough to live there full time. Island living is something you will never ever forget. The home has gone to some wonderful new owners who know The Brac well and will fit in just fine. We wish them the very best and will definately miss our island dream.The picture is from the beach looking back into the property.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Who's Winning This Argument?

Well, finally a fall weekend. Great weather at the Gloucester Agility Club trials this weekend where Deb and Billy ran a flawless standard run despite the discussion over this jump. See you at Autumn Winds next weekend.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

New Hound In Town

Kinda rhymes doesn't it:-) Anyways, you don't see too many Otter Hounds out and about in the agility circuit. This guy had some nice runs at the DKC agility trials last weekend in Rougemont. Thanks to the DKC for inviting us to shoot. See you all at Tidelands this weekend.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Keep Your Fingers Crossed!

Well at least your feet. Billy, crossed her feet and she did make it with a great run in jumpers last Sunday at the RDOC Agility trials in Gloucester. Thanks to the club for letting us shoot. See you all at the DKC trials this weekend.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Room to Spare!

Vicky's Parson Russel has room to spare on this triple at the Agility Club of Chatham VA trials last weekend. Boy was it hot! Still a great trial and thanks to Peter for inviting us to shoot.

Monday, September 03, 2007


Now that's patience! A young golden waiting patiently at the line to retrieve a duck during the hunt test last month in Carlise, PA.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Two Down, Two To Go!

Karen and I were off to Carlisle in Pennsylvania for Spinner's first two senior hunt tests. Karen and Spinner (a great team) qualified in both so my ride home today was quiet and peaceful:-) Here is Spinner taking the cast from Karen on her water double on day two.

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Too deep, too much nitrogen, too many colors. Check out the turtles shell:-)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Black and White Sketch

Ah finally a day off. Time to play around with some image retouching algorithms. Here is a black and white sketch I did from a color original. All work done in Photoshop.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Turtles, turtles turtles!

Another one from our Little Cayman Trip. Little Cayman has an abundance of Hawksbill Turtles. This is a shot of one out in the blue. Their were several nesting as well when we visited the islands a couple of weeks ago.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Little Cayman

Just back from a great diving trip to Little Cayman. Photo opportunities galore! Here is one of a Caribbean Reef Squid. We saw a ton of these little guys on this trip. Miss Karen did a terrific job with this closeup.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Movers and Shakers

Thanks to the Movers and Shakers for putting on a great Portuguese Water Dog trial this weekend and inviting us to shoot. Lots of great performances - this says it all!

Monday, July 16, 2007


A busy weekend of shooting. Some gardens for our favourite landscaper Natural Designs on Friday, a shoot at the Yadkin Valley Retreiver Club on Saturday and the Huck-A-Buck Mountain Bike Races in Cary on Sunday. Here is one from the Sunday races.

Thursday, July 05, 2007


For the most part I shoot agility with a very fast shutter speed to stop all the action. Unfortunately you get great detail but lose the sense of just how fast the sport actually is. Here is a shot from the DOTC trials last weekend done with a really slow shutter speed - less detail but a real sense of the action.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Day Lilies

Well, its a hot and dry summer so far in Raleigh. I miss being in the Caymans close to the water this time of year. That said, our day lilies are fabulous right now. Here is quick peek at a couple. See you all in Lynchburg.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Something New!

Something new for us. Covered the cycling races for the North Carolina State Games this weekend. Boy I got a workout just cycling back and forth with the camera memory cards! Got to hand it to them, these guys and gals are in great shape! Had a blast.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Summer Cool Off

Well, now ain't that the best way to cool off in the summer heat!


Well, a picture from the espresso theme today. This is one I'm working on for the syrup industry. You know that sweet stuff that goes into your macchiato something or other. I have been trying to do some more coffee related beverage shots. Now back to dogs and will see you in Roanoke this weekend.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Garden Work

Our wildflower garden has been great this year. Here's one from this morning of a bee working on the flowers.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Zoom zoom zoom!

Another great weekend at the Gloucester Kennel Club trials. Here's a shot of Billy taking the poles! I think this was for her second Q of the day!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Unique Photo Shoot

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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Spinner Portrait

Well Spinner and Karen had a great trial in Lynchburg. Got both their Open Standard and Novice JWW titles. Onto Excellent Standard and Open JWW. I've posted a portrait of our little girl. See you at Gloucester this weekend.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

E61 Grouphead

This espresso machine grouphead was introduced by Faema in 1961 on the E61 machine. The E61 group head set the standard for espresso machines then and is still found on many machines today. This head brought a new level of temperature stability to the industry.

Monday, April 30, 2007

High Flyer

Well the FAST class at the Dog Owners Training Club of Lynchburg sure was exciting this weekend. The weather was terrific, the venue was great and the dogs, well they just had a BIG!!! time.

Monday, April 23, 2007

High Jump

Finally, the weather cooperates! A great weekend at the DKC trials in Durham, NC. Here is a bit of a brag - our pup Spinner in Novice JWW. She is a wonderful jumper - Mom just needs to slow down a bit :-)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

HRDTC Water Dog Trials

Well, looking at the first picture it can only end one way ... yep straight into the drink. The dogs didn't seem to mind the rain and the HRDTC crew got things off even with a ton of rain. Hopefully this weekend at DKC we'll get to see a bit more sunshine!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor ...

Who cares about a little snow. It sure didn't dampen the dogs fun. Myself, I'm hoping for less snow at HROTC this weekend. See you there.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Spring Has Sprung - Not!

Well, spring is finally here and our agility trial season is off and running. How about this shot from our Merrimac Dog Training Club trials last weekend. Kudos to the club for getting the trials off even with the "light dusting" that the weather man forecast.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Light As A Feather

Someone from the herding fraturnity once told me that when the sheep are very "frisky" they are called "light" as in "the sheep are pretty light today". Well they sure were light on their feet last weekend. Here is a picture of another flyer from the CAA Nationals.

Friday, March 30, 2007

Up Up and Away

Not sure the herding folks look at this as a great picture but I sure like the action. Sheep up, sheep down and dog going at full speed. Thanks to the Collie Club of America for inviting us to shoot the herding and agility trials for the 2007 Nationals. We had great weather, great dogs and some exciting competition!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Rooster Tail

Don't often see a rooster tail behind a couple of dogs unless it's wet and they are going faaassssttt! This shot of a couple of whippets from the SHOT lure coursing trials we were at in Virginia last weekend. Thanks to SHOT for organizing the trials and inviting us to do the photography.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Sheba Inu

Although pretty popular in Japan I haven't seen too many Sheba Inu in agility trials that we have shot. This little pup was having a great time at the Tidelands Poodle Club trials last weekend in Gloucester Virginia. Thanks to the club for a super weekend and Nelson and Emily for being such great hosts.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Press Pot at 3Cups - Oh Yeh!

Had a chance to shoot some product shots over at 3Cups cafe in Chapel Hill last weekend. If you want to get great coffee in a location with super atmosphere then this is the place. They get there coffees from my favorite roaster Counter Culture Coffee. Try the Koakaka co-op of Karaba, Rwanda it is to die for!

Friday, March 02, 2007

Altitude with Attitude

Wow! Talk about clearing the jump. Thanks to Teamworks Dog Training for a great trial last weekend.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Go Gidem Tiger!

Thanks to the Savannah Dog Training Club for a most enjoyable weekend! Don't you wish you had this much energy!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Better Late Than Never

One from last spring at Sarah Duke gardens. Boy am I behind!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

How Sweet It Is!

A shot from Counter Culture's Toscano espresso coffee. It was as good as it looks!

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Good Nose - Good Day!

Karen and I had the opportunity to shoot a tracking training day at Winston Salem last weekend. The weather was great (much better than a snowy day today) and the dogs put on a great show. Here is one of a Bassett Hound coming up a trail after a goodly scamper through the woods.

Friday, January 12, 2007

The Watcher

Karen is heading off to Cayman Brac later in the month. I'm anxious to see how our underwater city is doing. Here is a shot of one of the "Watchers".

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Lights Out For Another Year

Well it's lights out for another year on our street. No snow again this year - horray! Although the lights look better, I sure don't miss the snow. A shot of our house on "the night before Christmas".