Another excerpt from the Wales journal June 14, 2017 When you meet wonderful people, spend time with them, bond over challenges, share stories about families, then part ways, without names, emails nothing.  I remember a Jill? David?  But I will never forget the group of you I helped off that mountain, scouted ways across the… Read More

As I get ready to embark on another adventure (bike-packing and backpacking in the Outer Hebrides, Skye, and the Orkneys) I have been going through my travel journal from my adventure in Wales, and came across this bit.  It was really meaningful to me as I have a long family history (from long long ago)… Read More

So I recently bought a drone, a DJI Mavic Pro.  The goal is to become FAA licensed and offer aerial video and stills to my repertoire of offerings. While at the PDN PhotoPlus Expo in NYC last October, I was able to get my hands on this awesome bag, the Manfrotto Aviator sling for carrying… Read More

When trying something different, far from home, learning how to deal with equipment is part of the fun. It can be a challenge to figure out how to carry camera gear AND the stuff you need for a couple weeks away from home.  In these articles I recount the challenges of dealing with high-end photography… Read More

Elegantly designed,the chameleon-like nature of Manfrotto’s unique bag from the Manhattan line can fit many situations and needs. In brief, the Manhattan 3-Way Shoulder bag Changer-20 is reminiscent of a bicycle messenger pack in shape, taller than wide, with a top opening, padded camera insert, and three different ways to carry. Winner of the Red Dot… Read More

Sometimes I write things.  Here is a hands-on review of the Backcountry Solutions Hands-free Keyhole Harness. Also, check out the rest of for photography and imaging news and in-depth product reviews.… Read More

When my family on my father’s side, the Awbreys, came to America in the mid1600s, they landed and resided in Virginia for several generations.  One was even a sheriff of the county in which I currently reside. They eventually picked up and made their way west as many early arrivers to this country did and… Read More

            What better way to start of the new year than with a wedding!!  These two beautiful people were married at the end of 2016 to start off 2017 in a new and exciting way.  They were married in the Washington DC LDS temple so pictures inside but after family pictures… Read More

  Nutcracker season is over for me. Manassas Ballet Theatre presented a beautiful production like aways.  Each year gets bigger and better.  The live orchestration makes this a performance worth seeing. The company has two more performances slated for this season.             See the full gallery here.          … Read More

  And speaking of the holidays . . . It is officially Nutcracker season!  Virginia National Ballet (formerly Gainesville Ballet) company kicked off the season with their black friday performances at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas. Their beautiful production features guest artists, company dancers and students of their dance academy. See the full gallery… Read More