Taking a break from photography posts to get on a soapbox here for a moment.  I love our parks in Prince William County, Virginia.  We have a lot of them and there is a great variety.  Something can be had for everyone, from water fronts, playgrounds, hiking trails, sports fields.  And the county is really… Read More

Second day of riding in the Outer Hebrides: From somewhere atop Clisham, to Horgabost, South (or West?) Harris. What is it about the beach that regenerates? A beach, regardless of the climate, seems to soothes the soul. The ride down (with several more ups) the mountain resulted in a late breakfast (thank you AGAIN for… Read More

I had an opportunity to spend some quality time up on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park with this beauty of a camera backpack.  It has the structure and volume to also carry camping gear needed for a night or two sleeping trailside.  Check out the full review here: http://www.p3newsreviews.com/2018/07/hands-on-with-shimoda-designs-explore-60.html… Read More

  Adventures from Day one in the Outer Hebrides, 9 June, 2018 When embarking on an adventure never yet undertaken, always expect the unexpected.  My first day on the bike, starting from Stornaway, my goal was a 46 mile ride south to Horgabost campground on South Harris.  But the unexpected happened.  I underestimated the effect… Read More

Melephoto is officially an LLC!  And with this is the setting up of a permanent studio space for portraits and product work.  These images are all example of studio capabilities.  And with creative lighting, we can have backdrops of pretty much any color desired. Drop us a line and and let us help your business… Read More

Excerpt from Wales Trip, 6-14-2017 The Boots.  For reasons having nothing to do with feet, and everything to do with sopping wet Welsh vegetation, they reek to high heaven.  Cotswold in Cardiff.  I will go there.   By way of update, I bought new boots, binned these and developed some glorious blisters from hiking miles… Read More

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